A Death in Vienna, the final book in Silva’s trilogy of espionage thrillers involving the Holocaust (the others were The English Assassin and The Confessor), takes spy/art restorer Gabriel Allon to the No. 4 spot on this week’s chart. In the book, Allon investigates a bombing and hunts an old SS officer.
FICTION WEEKS ON LIST
1 THE DA VINCI CODE Dan Brown, Doubleday, $24.95 49 2 THE LAST JUROR John Grisham, Doubleday, $27.95 4 3 THE FIVE PEOPLE YOU MEET IN HEAVEN Mitch Albom, Hyperion, $19.95 22 4 A DEATH IN VIENNA Daniel Silva, Putnam, $25.95 1 5 RANSOM Danielle Steel, Delacorte, $26.95 1 6 THE AMATEUR MARRIAGE Anne Tyler, Knopf, $24.95 8 7 AIN’T SHE SWEET Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Morrow, $24.95 2 8 SEDUCED BY MOONLIGHT Laurell K. Hamilton, Ballantine, $23.95 4 9 THE BIRTH OF VENUS Sarah Dunant, Random House, $21.95 2 10 ABSOLUTE FRIENDS John le Carre, Little, Brown, $26.95 7
NONFICTION WEEKS ON LIST
1 the south beach diet Arthur Agatston, M.D., Rodale, $24.95 46 2 THE PURPOSE-DRIVEN LIFE Rick Warren, Zondervan, $19.99 56 3 DELIVER US FROM EVIL: DEFEATING TERRORISM, DESPOTISM, 2 AND LIBERALISM Sean Hannity, ReganBooks, $26.95 4 THE PROPER CARE & FEEDING OF HUSBANDS 8 Dr. Laura Schlessinger, HarperCollins, $24.95 5 THE ULTIMATE WEIGHT SOLUTION: THE 7 KEYS TO WEIGHT LOSS 24 FREEDOM Dr. Phil McGraw, Free Press, $26 6 THE AUTOMATIC MILLIONAIRE: A POWERFUL ONE-STEP PLAN 9 TO LIVE AND FINISH RICH David Bach, Broadway, $19.95 7 QUEER EYE FOR THE STRAIGHT GUY: THE FAB 5’S GUIDE TO LOOKING 3 BETTER, COOKING BETTER, DRESSING BETTER, BEHAVING BETTER, AND LIVING BETTER Ted Allen, Kyan Douglas, Thom Filicia, Carson Kressley, and Jai Rodriguez, Clarkson Potter, $27.50 8 SUPERFOODS RX: FOURTEEN FOODS THAT WILL CHANGE YOUR 2 LIFE Steven Pratt, M.D., and Kathy Matthews, Morrow, $24.95 9 THE PRICE OF LOYALTY: GEORGE W. BUSH, THE WHITE HOUSE, 7 AND THE EDUCATION OF PAUL O’NEILL Ron Suskind, Simon & Schuster, $26 10 AMERICAN DYNASTY: ARISTOCRACY, FORTUNE, AND THE POLITICS 8 OF DECEIT IN THE HOUSE OF BUSH Kevin Phillips, Viking, $25.95
SOURCE: PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, WEEK OF FEB. 23-29, 2004
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HELL HATH NO FURY Edited by Anna Holmes (Ballantine, $14.95) Holmes, a former EW staffer, has compiled a collection of literary Dear John letters written by everyone from Charlotte Bronte to Erica Jong’s daughter.
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