1. "The Da Vinci Code," by Dan Brown (Doubleday, $24.95). The murder of a curator at the Louvre leads to a trail of clues found in the work of Leonardo and to the discovery of a centuries-old secret society.

2. "The Five People You Meet in Heaven," by Mitch Albom (Hyperion, $19.95). An old man who died while trying to rescue a little girl from danger discovers that all will be explained to him in the afterlife.

3. "3rd Degree," by James Patterson and Andrew Gross (Little, Brown, $26.95). While investigating several killings in San Francisco, the Women's Murder Club discovers that one of its members is a target.

4. "The Last Juror," by John Grisham (Doubleday, $27.95). In Clanton, Miss., someone is killing off the jurors who sent a member of a powerful crime family to prison for the rape and murder of a young mother.

5. "Angels & Demons," by Dan Brown (Atria, $17.95). A Harvard scholar tries to save the Vatican from the machinations of an underground society.


1. "Against All Enemies," by Richard A. Clarke (Free Press, $27). President Bush's former counterterrorism coordinator criticizes the administration's handling of events before and after the 9-11 attacks.

2. "Deliver Us from Evil," by Sean Hannity (ReganBooks/ HarperCollins, $26.95). The radio and television personality argues that the war on terror must involve the defeat of liberalism as well as despotism.

3. "The Passion" (Tyndale, $24.99). A collection of still photographs taken on location during the filming of Mel Gibson's movie "The Passion of the Christ."

4. "The Price of Loyalty," by Ron Suskind (Simon & Schuster, $26). A view inside the Bush administration from the perspective of Paul O'Neill, the president's first Treasury secretary.

5. "The Fabric of the Cosmos," by Brian Greene (Knopf, $28.95). An exploration of "space, time and the texture of reality," by the author of "The Elegant Universe."

Advice and miscellaneous

1. "The Purpose-Driven Life," by Rick Warren (Zondervan, $19.99). Finding the meaning of life through God.

2. "The South Beach Diet," by Arthur Agatston (Rodale, $24.95). A weight-loss plan designed by a Miami cardiologist.

3. "The Sexy Years," by Suzanne Somers (Crown, $25). Tips on how to have "a fabulous sex life" and achieve "endless vitality."

4. "Trump: How to Get Rich," by Donald J. Trump with Meredith McIver (Random House, $21.95). Advice on business strategy and creating personal wealth.

5. "The Ultimate Weight Solution," by Phil McGraw (Free Press, $26). Dr. Phil identifies "seven keys" to losing weight.


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