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 August 7, 2011.

    1. Smokin’ Seventeen
    Janet Evanovich, Bantam, $28, 9780345527684

    2. The Snowman
    Jo Nesbø, Knopf, $25.95, 9780307595867

    3. Sizzling Sixteen
    Janet Evanovich, St. Martin’s, $8.99, 9780312383312

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

    5. The Hypnotist
    Lars Kepler, Sarah Crichton Books/FSG, $27, 9780374173951

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

    7. I Still Dream About You
    Fannie Flagg, Ballantine, $15, 9780812977165

    8. The Devil’s Star
    Jo Nesbø, Harper, $14.99, 9780061133985

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

    10. Nemesis
    Jo Nesbø, Harper, $14.99, 9780061655517

    11. Burn
    Nevada Barr, Minotaur, $9.99, 9780312381806

    12. Iron House
    John Hart, Thomas Dunne, $25.99, 9780312380342

    13. Sister
    Rosamund Lupton, Crown, $24, 9780307716514

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

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

    16. 10th Anniversary
    James Patterson, Maxine Paetro, Little Brown, $27.99, 9780316036269

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

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

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

    20. Killing Floor
    Lee Child, Penguin, $9.99, 9780515141429

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

    22. Death in Summer
    Benjamin Black, Holt, $25, 9780805090925

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

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

    25. Buried Prey
    John Sandford, Putnam, $27.95, 9780399157