Gerritsen top as Jamie’s reign ends

11.01.11

American thriller writer Tess Gerritsen has brought an end to Jamie Oliver’s dominance at the summit of the Official UK Top 50.

The mass-market edition of Gerritsen’s eighth Rizzoli/Isles thriller, The Killing Place (Bantam), sold 21,744 copies in just three days bringing an end to Oliver’s 13-week stint at the top of the charts. Jamie’s 30-minute Meals (Michael Joseph), life sales of which now stand at 1.2m copies, falls one place to second position overall, while mother/daughter duo P C and Kristin Cast’s eighth House of Night vampire thriller, Awakened (Atom), débuts in third place.