Best sellers


1. "Cell," by Stephen King (Scribner, $26.95). What remains of humanity fights to survive after a mysterious force scrambles cell phone users' brains.

2. "The Da Vinci Code," by Dan Brown (Doubleday, $24.95). A murder at the Louvre leads to a trail of clues found in the work of Leonardo.

3. "Memory in Death," by J. D. Robb (Putnam, $24.95). Lt. Eve Dallas tracks the killer of a woman who was blackmailing her; by Nora Roberts, writing pseudonymously.

4. "Gone," by Lisa Gardner (Bantam, $25). A former FBI profiler searches for the kidnapper of his ex-wife.

5. "The Last Templar," by Raymond Khoury (Dutton, $24.95). A coding device stolen from an exhibit of Vatican artifacts may hold clues to the medieval Knights Templar's long-lost treasure.


1. "Marley & Me," by John Grogan (Morrow, $21.95). A newspaper columnist and his wife learn some life lessons from their neurotic dog.

2. "The World is Flat," by Thomas L. Friedman (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $27.50). A columnist for The New York Times analyzes 21st-century economics and foreign policy.

3. "My Friend Leonard," by James Frey (Riverhead, $24.95). The author of the addiction memoir "A Million Little Pieces" remembers a helpful mobster friend.

4. "Freakonomics," by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner (Morrow, $25.95). A maverick scholar applies economic thinking to everything.

5. "For Laci," by Sharon Rocha (Crown, $25.95). Laci Peterson's mother recalls her daughter and the killer's trial.

- The New York Times


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