Pearse topples James to claim top spot

Pearse topples James to claim top spot

Lesley Pearse has notched up her second Official Top 50 number one, displacing E L James.

The paperback edition of Without a Trace (Penguin) sold 15,960 copies (worth £64,667) last week through Nielsen BookScan’s Total Consumer Market as Grey (Arrow) dropped to third place. The hardback edition of the title has sold 17,266 units since it was released in May.

Pearse previously topped the chart once before in July 2010, when Stolen (Penguin) sold 38,244 copies before it was knocked off the following week by Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol (Bantam).
 
Stolen went on to sell 323,552 copies for ...

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