Bookstat chart: Rankin's House party continues

Bookstat chart: Rankin's House party continues

Ian Rankin’s In a House of Lies (Orion) has taken out a mortgage in the Bookstat e-book chart number one spot, reigning for a second week running.

For the week ending 18th July, the crime title held off a strong challenge from lockdown favourite Beth O’Leary’s The Flatshare (Quercus), which ruled the Bookstat chart for much of April. Rankin’s compatriot and fellow crime writer Val McDermid’s A Place of Execution (HarperCollins) débuted in third place.

It’s rare for a non-fiction title to break through in e-book, with the exception of books the US President has bestowed with enraged free...

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