The Indie Mystery & Thriller Bestseller List

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    Based on sales at independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending December 27, 2015.

    1. Rogue Lawyer
    John Grisham, Doubleday, $28.95, 9780385539432

    2. The Girl on the Train
    Paula Hawkins, Riverhead, $26.95, 9781594633669

    3. The Girl in the Spider’s Web
    David Lagercrantz, Knopf, $27.95, 9780385354288

    4. Career of Evil
    J.K. Rowling writing as Robert Galbraith, Mulholland, $28, 9780316349932

    5. Descent
    Tim Johnston, Algonquin, $15.95, 9781616204778

    6. A Banquet of Consequences
    Elizabeth George, Viking, $28.95, 9780525954330

    7. Gray Mountain
    John Grisham, Dell, $9.99, 9780345543257

    8. The Woman Who Walked in Sunshine
    Alexander McCall Smith, Pantheon, $24.95, 9780307911568

    9. Tricky Twenty-Two
    Janet Evanovich, Bantam, $28, 9780345542960

    10. The Cuckoo’s Calling
    J.K. Rowling writing as Robert Galbraith, Mulholland, $18, 9780316206853

    11. Make Me
    Lee Child, Delacorte, $28.99, 9780804178778

    12. The Burning Room
    Michael Connelly, Vision, $9.99, 9781455524181

    13. Moriarty
    Anthony Horowitz, Harper Perennial, $15.99, 9780062377197

    14. The Escape
    David Baldacci, Vision, $9.99, 9781455521258

    15. Girl Waits With Gun
    Amy Stewart, Houghton Mifflin, $27, 9780544409910

    16. The Best American Mystery Stories 2015
    James Patterson, Otto Penzler (Eds.), Mariner, $14.95, 9780544526754

    17. Memory Man
    David Baldacci, Grand Central, $15.99, 9781455559817

    18. X
    Sue Grafton, Marian Wood Books/Putnam, $28.95, 9780399163845

    19. The Survivor
    Vince Flynn, Kyle Mills, Atria, $28, 9781476783451

    20. The Silkworm
    J.K. Rowling writing as Robert Galbraith, Mulholland, $18, 9780316206891

    21. Still Life
    Louise Penny, Griffin, $15.99, 9780312541538

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

    23. Deadline
    John Sandford, Berkley, $9.99, 9780425275184

    24. Mrs. Roosevelt’s Confidante
    Susan Elia MacNeal, Bantam, $15, 9780804178709

    25. The Nature of the Beast
    Louise Penny, Minotaur, $27.99, 9781250022080