Best-sellersAugust 13, 2017 7:01am

Aug. 09-- Rankings for hard-cover books sold in Southern California, as reported by selected book stores:



1."The Late Show," by Michael Connelly (Little, Brown: $28) A young, female Los Angeles Police Department detective investigates crimes against two women.

2."A Gentleman in Moscow," by Amor Towles (Viking: $27) In 1922, a Russian count is sentenced to house arrest in a hotel for the rest of his life.

3."The Land of Stories: Worlds Collide," by Chris Colfer (Little, Brown: $19.99) Fairy tale characters and the human world collide.

4."House of Spies," by Daniel Silva (Harper: $28.99) Israeli art restorer and spy Gabriel Allon hunts down a shadowy ISIS terrorist.

5."Camino Island," by John Grisham (Doubleday: $28.95) A Florida bookstore owner, a struggling novelist and a heist from Princeton on a collision course.

6."The Ministry of Utmost Happiness," by Arundhati Roy (Knopf: $28.95) An intergenerational story of love and hope that crosses the Indian subcontinent.

7."Paradise Valley," by C.J. Box (Minotaur: $28.99) A female investigator hunts a trucker who preys on prostitutes in North Dakota truck stops.

8."Into the Water," by Paula Hawkins (Riverhead: $28) A single mother turns up dead in the new novel from the author of "The Girl on the Train."

9."The Lying Game," by Ruth Ware (Gallery/Scout Press: $26.99) Four female friends face the consequences of a game of lies they played at boarding school.

10."The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane," by Lisa See (Scribner: $27) A Chinese tea seller moves to California where her adopted daughter lives.


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