New Titles on the New York Times Bestseller List (1/22/06)

There were three new titles last week and three this week. Romance and mystery/suspense are still what most people are buying and reading these gray winter days and long cold nights.

At #1 is The Hostage by W.E.B. Griffin: the military investigates the murder of a diplomat and the kidnapping of his wife who has ties to the Iraq oil-for-food scandal.

At #6 is All Night Long by Jayne Ann Krentz (aka Quick, Amanda): the death of a friend leads a journalist back home to Northern California and an old cold case of murder.

At #9 is Just Rewards by Barbara Taylor Bradford: the conclusion of the Harte saga that began with A Woman of Substance back in 1979.