Sunday, February 19, 2006
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