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It's a dark and stormy night. A crazy murderess has escaped from a mental hospital on a secluded island; two U.S. marshals are investigating. That's the tantalizing gist of Shutter Island, Dennis Lehane's after-dinner follow-up to the feast that was Mystic River. It arrives at No. 9 on this week's best-seller list, behind two additional newcomers -- Lauren Weisberger's The Devil Wears Prada and Mary Higgins Clark's The Second Time Around.


1 ARMAGEDDON: THE COSMIC BATTLE OF THE AGES Tim LaHaye 2 and Jerry B. Jenkins, Tyndale, $24.99 2 THE SECOND TIME AROUND Mary Higgins Clark, 1 Simon & Schuster, $26 3 THE GUARDIAN Nicholas Sparks, Warner, $24.95 2 4 THE DA VINCI CODE Dan Brown, Doubleday, $24.95 5 5 THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA Lauren Weisberger, Doubleday, 1 $21.95 6 THE KING OF TORTS John Grisham, Doubleday, $27.95 11 7 THE LOVELY BONES Alice Sebold, Little, Brown, $21.95 42 8 LOST LIGHT Michael Connelly, Little, Brown, $25.95 3 9 SHUTTER ISLAND Dennis Lehane, Morrow, $25.95 1 10 DIRTY WORK Stuart Woods, Putnam, $25.95 1


1 LEAP OF FAITH: MEMOIRS OF AN UNEXPECTED LIFE 5 Queen Noor, Miramax, $25.95 2 WHAT SHOULD I DO WITH MY LIFE? Po Bronson, 15 Random House, $24.95 3 ATKINS FOR LIFE Robert C. Atkins, M.D., 13 St. Martin's, $24.95 4 STUPID WHITE MEN...AND OTHER SORRY EXCUSES FOR THE 42 STATE OF THE NATION Michael Moore, ReganBooks, $24.95 5 THE PURPOSE-DRIVEN LIFE Rick Warren, Zondervan, $19.99 12 6 DERELICTION OF DUTY Bill Patterson, Regnery, $27.95 4 7 GOOD TO GREAT: WHY SOME COMPANIES MAKE THE LEAP...AND 37 OTHERS DON'T Jim Collins, HarperBusiness, $27.50 8 JARHEAD: A MARINE'S CHRONICLE OF THE GULF WAR AND OTHER 7 BATTLES Anthony Swofford, Scribner, $24 9 THE CRISIS OF ISLAM: HOLY WAR AND UNHOLY TERROR Bernard 2 Lewis, Modern Library, $19.95 10 THE FUTURE OF FREEDOM: ILLIBERAL DEMOCRACY AT HOME AND 1 ABROAD Fareed Zakaria, Norton, $24.95


Originally posted May 09, 2003 Published in issue #709 May 09, 2003 Order article reprints