The Indie Mystery & Thriller Bestseller List

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    Based on sales at independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending February 21, 2016.

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

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

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

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

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

    6. Big Little Lies
    Liane Moriarty, Berkley, $16, 9780425274866

    7. The Guilty
    David Baldacci, Grand Central, $28, 9781455586424

    8. The Paying Guests
    Sarah Waters, Riverhead, $17, 9781594633928

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

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

    11. Invisible
    James Patterson, David Ellis, Vision, $9.99, 9781455585021

    12. Blood on Snow
    Jo Nesbø, Vintage Crime/Black Lizard, $14, 9780804172554

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

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

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

    16. Burn
    James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge, Vision, $9.99, 9781455515868

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

    18. The Secret History
    Donna Tartt, Vintage, $16.95, 9781400031702

    19. Mr. Mercedes
    Stephen King, Pocket, $9.99, 9781501125607

    20. World Gone By
    Dennis Lehane, Morrow, $16.99, 9780062351814

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

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

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

    24. Ordinary Grace
    William Kent Krueger, Atria, $16, 9781451645859

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