The Indie Mystery & Thriller Bestseller List

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    Based on sales at hundreds of independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending May 17, 2011.

    1. The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party
    Alexander McCall Smith, Pantheon, $24.95, 9780307378392

    2. The Man From Beijing
    Henning Mankell, Vintage, $15, 9780307472847

    3. A Lesson in Secrets
    Jacqueline Winspear, Harper, $25.99, 9780061727672

    4. The Double Comfort Safari Club
    Alexander McCall Smith, Anchor, $14, 9780307277480

    5. Started Early, Took My Dog
    Kate Atkinson, Reagan Arthur Books, $24.99, 9780316066730

    6. The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie
    Alan Bradley, Bantam, $15, 9780385343497

    7. Drawing Conclusions
    Donna Leon, Atlantic Monthly, $24, 9780802119797

    8. The Mapping of Love and Death
    Jacqueline Winspear, Harper Perennial, $14.99, 9780061727689

    9. A Question of Belief
    Donna Leon, Penguin, $15, 9780143118954

    10. The Weed That Strings the Hangman’s Bag
    Alan Bradley, Bantam, $15, 9780385343459

    11. This Body of Death
    Elizabeth George, Harper, $9.99, 9780061160912

    12. The Shadow of Your Smile
    Mary Higgins Clark, Pocket, $7.99, 9781439180983

    13. I’ll Walk Alone
    Mary Higgins Clark, S&S, $25.99, 9781439180969

    14. Maisie Dobbs (Book One)
    Jacqueline Winspear, Penguin, $15, 9780142004333

    15. The Ice Princess
    Camilla Lackberg, Free Press, $15, 9781451621747

    16. Worth Dying For
    Lee Child, Dell, $9.99, 9780440246299

    17. The Devil’s Star
    Jo Nesbo, Harper, $14.99, 9780061133985

    18. Sixkill
    Robert B. Parker, Putnam, $26.95, 9780399157264

    19. Cold Wind
    C.J. Box, Putnam, $25.95, 9780399157356

    20. A Red Herring Without Mustard
    Alan Bradley, Delacorte, $23, 9780385342322

    21. The Black Cat
    Martha Grimes, Signet, $9.99, 9780451232946

    22. One of Our Thursdays Is Missing
    Jasper Fforde, Viking, $25.95, 9780670022526

    23. U Is for Undertow
    Sue Grafton, Berkley, $7.99, 9780425238110

    24. One Was a Soldier
    Julia Spencer-Fleming, Minotaur, $24.99, 9780312334895

    25. Faceless Killers
    Henning Mankell, Vintage, $14.95, 9781400031573