Kindle bestsellers: 'Shutter Island,' non-fiction picks, 'A Reliable Wife'

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Dennis Lehane's Shutter Island holds the top spot for the fourth consecutive week on's list of bestselling Kindle e-books, released March 9 by Publishers Marketplace. Holding on to second and third place for the week ending March 6 are longtime bestsellers The Help by Kathryn Stockett and The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson.

Dennis Lehane's psychological thriller Shutter Island, first published in 2003, is a top seller following the release of the novel's film adaptation by Martin Scorsese. Kathryn Stockett's The Help is the author's debut novel set during the American civil rights movement, and The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo is part of Swedish author Stieg Larsson's internationally bestselling Millennium Trilogy.

Non-fiction titles on the chart this week include Game Change, about the most recent US presidential race, and The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, about the woman whose cancer cells were used to create everything from the polio vaccine to AIDS treatments.

A re-entry on the list is Robert Goolrick's psychological, gothic-style romantic novel A Reliable Wife, which was first released nearly a year ago. A combination of positive reviews, bookseller support, and the release of the novel in paperback have propelled it onto bestseller lists. Critics have compared the novel, set in snowbound, 1907 Winsconsin, to Hitchockian suspense, the tales of Edgar Allan Poe and Stephen King, and a Shakespearean tragedy.

Kindle weekly bestsellers:

1. Shutter Island - Dennis Lehane (1=position last week)
2. The Help - Kathryn Stockett (2)
3. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo - Stieg Larsson (3)
4. Fantasy in Death - J.D. Robb (4)
5. The Last Song - Nicholas Sparks (6)
6. Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime - Mark Halperin (5)
7. Dear John - Nicholas Sparks (7)
8. The Girl Who Played With Fire - Stieg Larsson (8)
9. A Reliable Wife - Robert Goolrick (re-entry)
10. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks - Rebecca Skloot (10)

Source: Publishers' Marketplace

Amazon's Kindle e-reader is available internationally. Kindle e-books can also be read on the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch using the Kindle iPhone application, and on personal computers using the Kindle for PC application, available in more than 100 countries.