The Indie Mystery & Thriller Bestseller List

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    Based on sales at independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending October 20, 2013.

    1. The Cuckoo’s Calling
    Robert Galbraith, Mulholland, $26, 9780316206846

    2. Never Go Back
    Lee Child, Delacorte, $28, 9780385344340

    3. The Silent Wife
    A.S.A. Harrison, Penguin, $16, 9780143123231

    4. Gone Girl
    Gillian Flynn, Crown, $25, 9780307588364

    5. The Racketeer
    John Grisham, Dell, $9.99, 9780345530578

    6. How the Light Gets In
    Louise Penny, Minotaur, $25.99, 9780312655471

    7. Inferno
    Dan Brown, Doubleday, $29.95, 9780385537858

    8. W Is for Wasted
    Sue Grafton, Putnam, $28.95, 9780399158988

    9. The Bat
    Jo Nesbø, Vintage, $14.95, 9780345807090

    10. Joyland
    Stephen King, Hard Case Crime, $12.95, 9781781162644

    11. Bad Monkey
    Carl Hiaasen, Knopf, $26.95, 9780307272591

    12. The Quest
    Nelson DeMille, Center Street, $26, 9781455576425

    13. The Beautiful Mystery
    Louise Penny, Minotaur, $15.99, 9781250031129

    14. Defending Jacob
    William Landay, Dell, $7.99, 9780440246138

    15. The English Girl
    Daniel Silva, Harper, $27.99, 9780062073167

    16. The Last Man
    Vince Flynn, Pocket, $9.99, 9781416595236

    17. A Wanted Man
    Lee Child, Dell, $9.99, 9780440246312

    18. Still Life
    Louise Penny, St. Martin’s Griffin, $15.99, 9780312541538

    19. Creole Belle
    James Lee Burke, Pocket, $9.99, 9781451648140

    20. Broken Harbor
    Tana French, Penguin, $16, 9780143123309

    21. The Hit
    David Baldacci, Grand Central, $15, 9781455521173

    22. Light of the World
    James Lee Burke, S&S, $27.99, 9781476710761

    23. Mission to Paris
    Alan Furst, Random House, $16, 9780812981827

    24. Just One Evil Act
    Elizabeth George, Dutton, $29.95, 9780525952961

    25. The Bones of Paris
    Laurie R. King, Bantam, $26, 9780345531766