Dan Brown’s newest mystery thriller novel, “Inferno” has come out on top as Amazon.com’s No. 1 seller for 2013, the online retailer announced Monday. Last year the website saw “Fifty Shades of Grey” in the top spot.
“Inferno” is the fourth book in his Robert Langdon series, following “Angels & Demons,” “The Da Vinci Code” and “The Lost Symbol.” It was number one on the New York Times Best Seller list for hardcover fiction and Combined Print & E-book fiction for the first eleven weeks of its release, and also remained on the list of E-book fiction for the first seventeen weeks of its release.
In second place sits Khaled Hosseini with “And the Mountains Echoed.” The best sellers for kids and teens were Veronica Roth’s “Allegiant” and Rick Riordan’s “The Houses of Hades.”
Other notable best sellers on the website were “The Cuckoo’s Calling,” a crime story J.K. Rowling wrote under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith, and John Grisham’s “Sycamore Row.” Sylvia Day’s “Entwined With You” was one of the few works of erotic fiction to place high on Amazon’s list. Nonfiction favorites included Sheryl Sandberg’s “Lean In” and “Things That Matter,” an anthology of essays by conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer.