Dennis Lehane's Shutter Island holds the top spot for the third consecutive week on Amazon.com's list of bestselling Kindle e-books, released March 2 by Publishers Marketplace. In second and third for the week ending February 27 are The Help by Kathryn Stockett and Stieg Larsson's The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, both longtime bestsellers.
Dennis Lehane's psychological thriller
Shutter Island was first published in 2003 and is seeing a surge in popularity following the release of the novel's film adaptation, directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio. Kathryn Stockett's
The Help, the author's debut novel set during the American civil rights movement, has been a top title since it was published a year ago.
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo is part of Swedish author Stieg Larsson's internationally bestselling Millennium Trilogy.
New to the list is J.D. Robb's Fantasy in Death, which was released February 23. The book is the 31st installment in Robb's "In Death" crime series, which also includes the titles Kindred in Death and Missing in Death.
Another new title, in tenth place, is Rebecca Skloot's non-fiction book
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. The first book by Skloot, a science journalist, it tells the story of Henrietta Lacks, who died of cancer in 1951 but whose unusually vigorous cancer cells were used to create everything from the polio vaccine to AIDS treatments. The book has received significant press coverage and positive reviews since it was published in early February.
Kindle weekly bestsellers:
1. Shutter Island - Dennis Lehane (1=position last week)
2. The Help - Kathryn Stockett (3)
3. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo - Stieg Larsson (4)
4. Fantasy in Death - J.D. Robb (new)
5. Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime - Mark Halperin (re-entry)
6. The Last Song - Nicholas Sparks (5)
7. Dear John - Nicholas Sparks (2)
8. The Girl Who Played With Fire - Stieg Larsson (7)
9. The Lightning Thief - Rick Riordan (6)
10. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks - Rebecca Skloot (new)
Source: Publishers' Marketplace
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