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 October 23, 2011.

     1. The Affair
    Lee Child, Delacorte, $28, 9780385344326

    2. The Keeper of Lost Causes
    Jussi Adler-Olsen, Dutton, $25.95, 9780525952480

    3. Started Early, Took My Dog
    Kate Atkinson, Reagan Arthur Books, $14.99, 9780316066747

    4. A Trick of the Light
    Louise Penny, Minotaur, $25.99, 9780312655457

    5. Port Mortuary
    Patricia Cornwell, Berkley, $9.99, 9780425243602

    6. Bury Your Dead
    Louise Penny, Minotaur, $14.99, 9780312626907

    7. Pirate King
    Laurie R. King, Bantam, $25, 9780553807981

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

    9. The Glass Rainbow
    James Lee Burke, Pocket Star, $9.99, 9781439128312

    10. The God of the Hive
    Laurie R. King, Bantam, $15, 9780553590418

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

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

    13. Painted Ladies
    Robert B. Parker, Berkley, $9.99, 9780425243626

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

    15. The Redbreast
    Jo Nesbø, Harper, $7.99, 9780062068422

    16. Robert B. Parker’s Killing the Blues
    Michael Brandman, Putnam, $25.95, 9780399157844

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

    18. The Cut
    George Pelecanos, Reagan Arthur, $25.99, 9780316078429

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

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

    21. The Potter’s Field
    Andrea Camilleri, Penguin, $15, 9780143120131

    22. Moonlight Mile
    Dennis Lehane, Harper, $9.99, 9780061836954

    23. The Most Dangerous Thing
    Laura Lippman, Morrow, $25.99, 9780061706516

    24. The Fifth Woman
    Henning Mankell, Vintage, $7.99, 9780307946669

    25. Three Stations
    Martin Cruz Smith, Pocket, $15, 9780743276757