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Irish Bestsellers 25th June 2022

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murders at fleat house

Welcome back to this week’s round up of bestselling books in Ireland. Not many changes this week, but there are a couple of new releases in the Top 20. At no. 5 (no. 1 in Hardback Non-Fiction) we have Heiress, Rebel, Vigilante, Bomber: The Extraordinary Life of Rose Dugdale by Sean O’Driscoll, a great choice for history lovers. And at no. 2 (no. 1 in Original Fiction) we have a brand new book from Karin Slaughter, Girl, Forgotten – excellent title! We’re also welcoming back a long-term favourite to the Top 20; Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens is enjoying a re-appearance, perhaps helped by the recent release of the trailer for the upcoming film adaptation (which looks excellent).

This week’s featured book is a recent release from Lucinda Riley, The Murders at Fleat House, which is currently at no. 6 in Original Fiction and no. 19 in the Top 20. Here’s the blurb:

The Murders at Fleat House is a suspenseful and utterly compelling crime novel from the author of the multimillion-selling The Seven Sisters series, Lucinda Riley.

The sudden death of a pupil in Fleat House at St Stephen’s – a small private boarding school in deepest Norfolk – is a shocking event that the headmaster is very keen to call a tragic accident.

But the local police cannot rule out foul play and the case prompts the return of high-flying Detective Inspector Jazmine ‘Jazz’ Hunter to the force. Jazz has her own private reasons for stepping away from her police career in London, and reluctantly agrees to front the investigation as a favour to her old boss.

Reunited with her loyal sergeant Alastair Miles, she enters the closed world of the school, and as Jazz begins to probe the circumstances surrounding Charlie Cavendish’s tragic death, events are soon to take another troubling turn.

Charlie is exposed as an arrogant bully, and those around him had both motive and opportunity to switch the drugs he took daily to control his epilepsy.

As staff at the school close ranks, the disappearance of young pupil Rory Millar and the death of an elderly classics master provide Jazz with important leads, but are destined to complicate the investigation further. As snow covers the landscape and another suspect goes missing, Jazz must also confront her personal demons . . .

Then, a particularly grim discovery at the school makes this the most challenging murder investigation of her career. Because Fleat House hides secrets darker than even Jazz could ever have imagined . . .

And now this week’s bestseller lists, with the Top 20 followed by the Top 10 in each category.

Data Supplied by Nielsen BookScan taken from the Irish Consumer Market week ending 25th June 2022
TitleAuthorPublisher GroupSales
1It Ends With UsHoover, ColleenSimon & Schuster Grp1,083
2Girl, ForgottenSlaughter, KarinHarperCollins Grp948
3Seven Husbands of Evelyn HugoReid, Taylor JenkinsSimon & Schuster Grp851
4IdolO’Neill, LouiseTransworld Grp789
5Heiress, Rebel, Vigilante, BomberO’Driscoll, SeanPenguin Grp767
6World’s Worst Pets,TheWalliams, DavidHarperCollins Grp735
7Where the Crawdads SingOwens, DeliaLittle, Brown Book Grp734
8Beautiful World, Where Are YouRooney, SallyFaber Grp687
9Ugly LoveHoover, ColleenSimon & Schuster Grp636
10Heartstopper Volume 1:Oseman, AliceHachette Children’s Grp611
11Normal PeopleRooney, SallyFaber Grp541
12Perfect Lie,TheSpain, JoQuercus Grp515
13Summer I Turned Pretty,TheHan, JennyPenguin Grp507
14VerityHoover, ColleenLittle, Brown Book Grp504
15Last to Disappear,TheSpain, JoQuercus Grp482
16Lessons in ChemistryGarmus, BonnieTransworld Grp469
17Paris Apartment,TheFoley, LucyHarperCollins Grp465
18Heartstopper Volume 2Oseman, AliceHachette Children’s Grp455
19Murders at Fleat House,TheRiley, LucindaPan Macmillan Grp423
20Heartstopper Volume 3Oseman, AliceHachette Children’s Grp415
Data Supplied by Nielsen BookScan taken from the Irish Consumer Market week ending 25th June 2022
Mass Market Fiction
TitleAuthorImprintSales
1It Ends With UsHoover, ColleenSimon & Schuster Ltd1,083
2Seven Husbands of Evelyn HugoReid, Taylor JenkinsSimon & Schuster Ltd851
3Where the Crawdads SingOwens, DeliaCorsair734
4Beautiful World, Where Are YouRooney, SallyFaber & Faber653
5Ugly LoveHoover, ColleenSimon & Schuster Ltd636
6Normal PeopleRooney, SallyFaber & Faber541
7Perfect Lie,TheSpain, JoQuercus Publishing Plc515
8VerityHoover, ColleenSphere504
9Man Who Died Twice,The:(The Thursday Murder Club 2)Osman, RichardPenguin Books Ltd 403
10Conversations with FriendsRooney, SallyFaber & Faber397
Original Fiction
TitleAuthorImprintSales
1Girl, ForgottenSlaughter, KarinHarperCollins Publishers948
2IdolO’Neill, LouiseBantam Press789
3Last to Disappear,TheSpain, JoQuercus Publishing Plc482
4Lessons in ChemistryGarmus, BonnieDoubleday469
5Paris Apartment,TheFoley, LucyHarperCollins Publishers465
6Murders at Fleat House,TheRiley, LucindaMacmillan423
7Again, RachelKeyes, MarianMichael Joseph398
8Life Before UsMeaney, RoisinHachette Books Ireland366
9Gin Sisters’ Promise,TheHogan, FaithAria362
10Mother’s Heart,AHarrington, CarmelHarperCollins Publishers358
Paperback Non Fiction
TitleAuthorImprintSales
1Atomic HabitsClear, JamesRandom House Business Books384
2Good Vibes, Good LifeKing, VexHay House UK Ltd321
3How to Be Your Own TherapistO’Kane, OwenHQ258
4Putin’s People:How the KGB Took Back Russia and Then Took on the WestBelton, CatherineWilliam Collins246
5Fight Or FlightEarls, KeithReach Sport226
6Great Hatred:The Assassination of Field Marshal Sir Henry Wilson MPMcGreevy, RonanFaber & Faber224
7Freezing OrderBrowder, BillSimon & Schuster Ltd219
8100 PoemsHeaney, SeamusFaber & Faber214
9Between Two Hells:The Irish Civil WarFerriter, DiarmaidProfile Books202
10Did Ye Hear Mammy Died?O’Reilly, SeamasFleet181
Hardback Non Fiction
TitleAuthorImprintSales
1Heiress, Rebel, Vigilante, BomberO’Driscoll, SeanSandycove767
2Veg Box,The:10 Vegetables, 10 WaysFlynn, David & Flynn, StephenPenguin Life360
3Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse,TheMackesy, CharlieEbury Press330
4Becoming Molly-MaeHague, Molly-MaeEbury Spotlight317
5ManifestNafousi, RoxieMichael Joseph297
6Gardening TogetherGavin, Diarmuid & Smyth, PaulGill Books281
7Climb with CharlieBird, CharlieMerrion Press205
8We Don’t Know Ourselves:A Personal History of Ireland Since 1958O’Toole, FintanHead of Zeus144
9Chums:How a Tiny Caste of Oxford Tories Took Over the UKKuper, SimonProfile Books144
10Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before?Smith, Dr JulieMichael Joseph131
Childrens
TitleAuthorImprintSales
1World’s Worst Pets,TheWalliams, DavidHarperCollins735
2Heartstopper Volume 1Oseman, AliceHodder Children’s Books611
3Summer I Turned Pretty,TheHan, JennyPenguin Books Ltd 507
4Heartstopper Volume 2Oseman, AliceHodder Children’s Books455
5Heartstopper Volume 3Oseman, AliceHodder Children’s Books415
6Cat Kid Comic Club: On Purpose: A Graphic NovelPilkey, DavScholastic U.S.381
7Heartstopper Volume 4Oseman, AliceHodder Children’s Books356
8SolitaireOseman, AliceHarperCollinsChildren’sBooks345
9Nick and Charlie:A Heartstopper novellaOseman, AliceHarperCollins293
10Good Girl’s Guide to Murder,AJackson, HollyElectric Monkey240
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