Ally McBeal is so over. But a new breed of female lawyers is more than happy to fill her stilettos. Lisa Scottoline’s Courting Trouble, a murder mystery that surrounds an all-woman Philadelphia firm, debuts at a strong No. 10. A 14-city tour should help keep Scottoline’s case best-selling news. Another novelist rolled into town this week: Larry McMurtry checks in at No. 11 with his new Great Plains adventure, Sin Killer. Is the top 10 big enough for McMurtry? Stay tuned.

FICTION WEEKS ON LIST 1 THE SHELTERS OF STONE: EARTH’S CHILDREN Jean M. Auel, Crown, $28.95 4 2 MORTAL PREY John Sandford, Putnam, $26.95 2 3 THE NANNY DIARIES Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus, St. Martin’s, $24.95 12 4 STAR WARS: EPISODE II–ATTACK OF THE CLONES R.A. Salvatore, Del Rey/LucasBooks, $26 5 5 THE WAILING WIND Tony Hillerman, HarperCollins, $25.95 3 6 DADDY’S LITTLE GIRL Mary Higgins Clark, Simon & Schuster, $26 6 7 THE SUMMONS John Grisham, Doubleday, $27.95 16 8 A THOUSAND COUNTRY ROADS Robert James Waller, John M. Hardy, $19.95 5 9 IF LOOKS COULD KILL Kate White, Warner, $22.95 4 10 COURTING TROUBLE Lisa Scottoline, HarperCollins, $25.95 1


1 THE RIGHT WORDS AT THE RIGHT TIME Marlo Thomas and Friends, Atria Books, $25 4 2 A MIND AT A TIME Mel Levine, Simon & Schuster, $26 7 3 WHO MOVED MY CHEESE? Spencer Johnson, Putnam, $19.95 125 4 BODY FOR LIFE Bill Phillips and Michael D’Orso, HarperCollins, $25 143 5 FIND ME Rosie O’Donnell, Warner, $23.95 6 6 STUPID WHITE MEN …AND OTHER SORRY EXCUSES FOR THE STATE OF THE NATION Michael Moore, ReganBooks, $24.95 14 7 THE HEALTHY KITCHEN: RECIPES FOR A BETTER BODY, LIFE, AND SPIRIT Andrew Weil, M.D., and Rosie Daley, Knopf, $24.95 8 8 MASTER OF THE SENATE: THE YEARS OF LYNDON JOHNSON Robert A. Caro, Knopf, $35 5 9 SELF MATTERS: CREATING YOUR LIFE FROM THE INSIDE OUT Phillip C. McGraw, Simon & Schuster, $25 26 10 STAR WARS: EPISODE II–ATTACK OF THE CLONES THE VISUAL DIRECTORY David West Reynolds, DK Publishing, $19.95 5