Bone Garden #11 on New York Times bestseller list

I got word Wednesday afternoon that after its first week on sale, the paperback edition of THE BONE GARDEN will be #11 on the August 17 New York Times mass-market fiction bestseller list.  (It will be #12 on the Publishers Weekly bestseller list.)  It’s a really tough list at the moment.  Look at the big names who are also on the list: Grisham, James Patterson, Sandra Brown, Nicholas Sparks, Catherine Coulter, Faye Kellerman, Daniel Silva, and Janet Evanovich.  So … whew! 


16 replies
  1. Abe
    Abe says:

    Hi Tess,

    Grisham, Patterson, Brown, Sparks, Coulter, Kellerman, Silva, and Evanovich. Never heard of ’em. You mean there are other authors beside yourself? Wow! They should be honored to have you join the list.
    Congrats on the release of The Bone Garden in paperback. and the placement on the NY Times list. We knew you can do it. Don’t you always?

  2. Veekay
    Veekay says:

    Congrats Tess,

    Got to read Bone Garden and it was Good. Liked it. Good for you. Waiting for your new one eagerly “Keep sake”.

    Vijai Kapoor

  3. joliehale
    joliehale says:

    Good for you, Tess!

    And may I just say how strange and cool it is to walk two blocks to the grocery store and see your books faced out on display shelves, then come home and see your photos posted on my Google Reader, and remember that a Real Live Person created those paperbacks I just saw. It’s quite encouraging, actually. Maybe one day I’ll walk into the store and be greeted by my own smashing success.

  4. Joy
    Joy says:

    This was the first of your books that I have read. I thoroughly enjoyed it; I was actually sad to finish it and have to get back to “real life.” You are a very talented author!

  5. john lovell
    john lovell says:

    Way to go, Tess!

    11 THE BONE GARDEN, by Tess Gerritsen. (Ballantine, $7.99.) A woman finds a skull in her garden, while in the 1830s, a medical student tracks a killer. 1

  6. peitsao
    peitsao says:

    Congrats! Love your book and the article in The Writer–seems like you are featured in quite a few mags of late. I am so happy my mom loaned me one of your books last year! Trying to get my husband to read Bone Garden as he is a doctor (psychiatrist) and also Chinese, so I know he’d love your books, but alas, he’s a tv junkie.

  7. kodiak
    kodiak says:

    After I got into it, it was good. Going back and forth to the two different time frames was a bit hard for me to keep up with (am in my 70’s). I LOVE when you write about Jane and Maura. Looking forward to the upcoming book. Keep up the execellent work.

  8. meditek
    meditek says:

    Oh dear! Having run out of reading while on holiday here in Florida, I discovered The Bone Garden lying around. I have just returned it to the shelf after struggling to page 97. I found the book was, frankly, unreadable; resembling the script of a bad TV soap opera assembled with the prose of a teenager.

    It appears that a certain Mr. Tom taught the author to reach for the stars. She has a long way to go as, in my opinion, she is not even half way to outer space! If it is any comfort, I feel much the same about the efforts of Kathy Reich and the later efforts of Cornwell who probably started this nonsense.

    Such a pity that the joy of reading ‘Good Behaviour’ by Molly Keane was followed by such a read.

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