David Baldacci was big mover up the list this year with four books in the Top 10 – two of his Will Robie series (“a stone-cold hitman who never questions orders and always nails his target) and two of his Army Special Agent John Puller series – and seven books overall. The honour of most books in the list, though, goes to Nora Roberts with a huge 14 novels (two written under her pen name JD Robb), including Stars of fortune at #4. James Patterson was next best with 9 books, but this year he couldn’t crack the Top 10.
Eleven Australian authors feature in the 2016 list, slightly down from last year, with Di Morrissey the highest placed Australian for the second year in a row. Her novel Rain music appears at #23, just pipping Liane Moriarty ( #24 The husband’s secret) and Michael Robotham (#25 Close your eyes). Di Morrissey also has two other books in list, but was edged out in the most books by an Aussie stakes by Michael Robotham who has four novels in the the Top 100, a repeat of his efforts in 2015.