1. "Twelve Sharp," by Janet Evanovich. (St. Martin's, $26.95.) The bounty hunter Stephanie Plum must find a killer and rescue a kidnapped child.
2. "Coming Out," by Danielle Steel. (Delacorte, $20.) An attorney's household is thrown into chaos when her daughters receive an invitation to a debutante ball.
3. "Can't Wait to Get to Heaven," by Fannie Flagg. (Random House, $29.95.) A return to Elmwood Springs, Mo., the setting of Flagg's novel "Standing in the Rainbow."
4. "Danse Macabre," by Laurell K. Hamilton. (Berkley, $25.95.) Complications arise when the vampire hunter Anita Blake discovers that she may be pregnant.
- The New York Times