Putnam's got four on our fiction list, all by veteran bestseller favorites. First up is Lilian Jackson Braun's The Cat Who Brought Down the House, published February 3 with 190,500 copies in print. Braun's 25 beloved feline capers have spent a total of 73 weeks on PW's lists. Coming in at #5 is Pattern Recognition (copies in print: 92,500) by William Gibson, whose last appearance here was in 1996, for Idoru; his many fans will recall that the author won the major SF awards—Hugo, Nebula, Philip K. Dick—for 1984's Neuromancer. Nevada Barr's 11th novel in the Anna Pigeon series, Flashback, debuts this week with 84,000 copies; she's on a 23-city tour that ends March 13. Pigeon's previous outing, Hunting Season, marks its second week on our mass market list with 425,000 copies in print. Finally, there's justice—Final Justice, that is, by W.E.B. Griffin, whose Under Fire enjoyed a six-week run on our list early last year. His newest has 196,000 copies in print.
With reporting by Dick Donahue