Horror King loses out to Dan Brown on bestseller list

Dan Brown's mystery thriller Origin knocked Stephen King's Sleeping Beauties from the top spot for the fiction bestsellers chart. PHOTOS: FACEBOOK/STEPHEN KING, EPA-EFE

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Dan Brown's mystery thriller Origin, the latest saga starring fictional Harvard symbology professor Robert Langdon, topped the fiction bestsellers chart on Thursday, knocking Stephen King's Sleeping Beauties from the top spot.

Data released by independent, online and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors across the United States was used to compile the list.

Here is the top 10 list.

1. Origin - Dan Brown

2. Sleeping Beauties - Stephen King and Owen King

3. A Column Of Fire - Ken Follett

4. Don't Let Go - Harlan Coben

5. Merry And Bright - Debbie Macomber

6. Manhattan Beach - Jennifer Egan

7. To Be Where You Are - Jan Karon

8. The Girl Who Takes An Eye For An Eye - David Lagercrantz

9. Haunted - James Patterson and James Born

10. The Cuban Affair - Nelson DeMille

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