Sue Grafton is nothing if not predictable. Her latest mystery (and notch in the alphabet) slips into the No. 1 spot with ease. P Is for Peril (630,000 copies out of the gate) recounts the continued adventures of PI Kinsey Millhone. Grafton, who recently ditched longtime publisher Henry Holt for Putnam, plugged her beloved heroine on the Today show and is midway through an 18-city tour. From murder investigations to mild-mannered musings, baseball legend Yogi Berra collected his favorite sayings in When You Come to a Fork in the Road, Take It! His Yogi-isms are welcomed into the best-sellers’ Hall of Fame this week, debuting at No. 9.
FICTION WEEKS ON LIST 1 P IS FOR PERIL Sue Grafton, Putnam, $26.95 1 2 CHOSEN PREY John Sandford, Putnam, $26.95 5 3 BACK WHEN WE WERE GROWNUPS Anne Tyler, Knopf, $25 5 4 ON THE STREET WHERE YOU LIVE Mary Higgins Clark, Simon & Schuster, $26 8 5 FINAL TARGET Iris Johansen, Bantam, $24.95 2 6 A PAINTED HOUSE John Grisham, Doubleday, $27.95 18 7 DREAMCATCHER Stephen King, Scribner, $28 12 8 THE LAST TIME THEY MET Anita Shreve, Little, Brown, $24.95 11 9 DEATH IN HOLY ORDERS P.D. James, Knopf, $25 9 10 A COMMON LIFE: THE WEDDING STORY Jan Karon, Viking, $24.95 9
1 THE PRAYER OF JABEZ Bruce Wilkinson, Multnomah, $9.99 17 2 JOHN ADAMS David McCullough, Simon & Schuster, $35 3 3 WHO MOVED MY CHEESE? Spencer Johnson, Putnam, $19.95 76 4 A SHORT GUIDE TO A HAPPY LIFE Anna Quindlen, Random House, $12.95 20 5 NAPALM & SILLY PUTTY George Carlin, Hyperion, $22.95 7 6 SECRETS OF THE VINE Bruce Wilkinson, Multnomah, $9.99 5 7 GHOST SOLDIERS: THE FORGOTTEN EPIC STORY OF WORLD WAR II’S MOST DRAMATIC MISSION Hampton Sides, Doubleday, $24.95 4 8 BODY FOR LIFE Bill Phillips and Michael D’Orso, HarperCollins, $25 99 9 WHEN YOU COME TO A FORK IN THE ROAD, TAKE IT! Yogi Berra with Dave Kaplan, Hyperion, $16.95 1 10 AN ALBUM OF MEMORIES: PERSONAL HISTORIES FROM THE GREATEST GENERATION Tom Brokaw, Hyperion, $29.95 6
SOURCE: PUBLISHERS WEEKLY