February 18, 2011 / 1:31 AM / in 7 years

"Tick Tock" tops best seller list for third week

NEW YORK (Reuters) - "Tick Tock," James Patterson's latest novel, took the top spot for the third week on the Publishers Weekly best-sellers list, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide.

Hardcover fiction Last Week

1. " Tick Tock" by James Patterson and & Michael Ledwidge (Little, Brown, $27.99) 1

2. "A Discovery of Witches" by Deborah Harkness (Viking, $28.95) -

3. "The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest" by Stieg Larsson (Knopf, $27.95) 2

4. "The Help" by Kathryn Stocket (Putnam/AmyEinhorn, $24.95) 3

5. "Dead or Alive" by Tom Clancy with Grant Blackwood (Putnam, $28.95) 5

6. "The Inner Circle" by Brad Meltzer (Grand Central, $26.99) 4

7. "The Secret Soldier" by Alex Berenson (Putnam, $25.95) -

8. "The Confession" by John Grisham (Doubleday, $28.95) 9

9. "Strategic Moves" by Stuart Woods (Putnam, $25.95) 6

10. "A Red Herring Without Mustard" by Alan Bradley (Delacorte, $23) -

Hardcover Nonfiction

1. "Known and Unknown" by Donald Rumsfeld (Sentinel, $36) -

2."Unbroken" by Laura Hillenbrand (Random House, $27) 1

3. "Cleopatra" by Stacy Schiff (Little, Brown, $29.99) 6

4. "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother" by Amy Chua (Penguin Press, $25.95) 3

5. "The 4-Hour Body" by Timothy Ferriss (Crown, $27) 4

6. "Decision Points" by George W. Bush (Crown, $35) 5

7. "I Beat the Odds" by Michael Oher with Don Yaeger (Gotham, $26) -

8. "Veganist" by Kathy Freston (Weinstein Books, $25) 8

9. "The Pioneer Woman" by Ree Drummond (Morrow Morrow, $25.99) 2

10. "The Hidden Reality" by Brian Greene (Knopf, $29.95) 10

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