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July 14, 2011

Popular TV shows push novels to record highs on USA TODAY’s book list

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By Carol Memmott

Crossover success: Popular TV shows are pushing the novels that inspire them to record highs on USA TODAY’s Best-Selling Books list.

Tess Gerritsen’s The Silent Girl has its highest debut of any title in her nine-book Rizzoli & Isles crime series. It enters the list at No. 7 and is the basis for TNT’s Rizzoli & Isles, starring Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander which began its second season this week.

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January 12, 2011

Gerritsen top as Jamie’s reign ends

American thriller writer Tess Gerritsen has brought an end to Jamie Oliver’s dominance at the summit of the Official UK Top 50.

The mass-market edition of Gerritsen’s eighth Rizzoli/Isles thriller, The Killing Place (Bantam), sold 21,744 copies in just three days bringing an end to Oliver’s 13-week stint at the top of the charts. Jamie’s 30-minute Meals (Michael Joseph), life sales of which now stand at 1.2m copies, falls one place to second position overall…read more

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