Thursday Books: 3 (fiction) hot books for cold nights

# 1 NYT best seller

THE CASUAL VACANCY, by J. K. Rowling. (Little, Brown & Company.) The sudden death of a parish councilman reveals bitter social divisions in an idyllic English town; a novel for adults by the creator of Harry Potter.
# 7 NYT best seller
A WANTED MAN, by Lee Child.  (Random House Publishing.)  A carload of people involved in a conspiracy pick up a disheveled hitchhiker, Child’s vigilante hero Jack Reacher.

# 12 NYT best seller

LOW PRESSURE, by Sandra Brown. (Grand Central Publishing.) A woman makes disturbing discoveries when she writes a book about her sister’s murder.