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 January 8, 2012.

    1. Death Comes to Pemberley
    P.D. James, Knopf, $25.95, 9780307959850

    2. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
    Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307949493

    3. The Girl Who Played With Fire
    Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307454553

    4. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
    Stieg Larsson, Knopf, $27.95, 9780307269997

    5. V Is for Vengeance
    Sue Grafton, Marian Wood Books/Putnam, $27.95, 9780399157868

    6. The Drop
    Michael Connelly, Little Brown, $27.99, 9780316069410

    7. Explosive Eighteen
    Janet Evanovich, Bantam, $28, 9780345527714

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

    9. The Scottish Prisoner
    Diana Gabaldon, Delacorte, $28, 9780385337519

    10. Red Mist
    Patricia Cornwell, Putnam, $27.95, 9780399158025

    11. The House of Silk
    Anthony Horowitz, Mulholland, $27.99, 9780316196994

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

    13. I Am Half-Sick of Shadows
    Alan Bradley, Delacorte, $23, 9780385344012

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

    15. Smokin’ Seventeen
    Janet Evanovich, Bantam, $8.99, 9780345527707

    16. The Sherlockian
    Graham Moore, Twelve, $14.99, 9780446572583

    17. The Best American Mystery Stories 2011
    Harlan Coben (Ed.), Mariner, $14.95, 9780547553962

    18. A Red Herring Without Mustard
    Alan Bradley, Bantam, $15, 9780385343466

    19. The Charming Quirks of Others
    Alexander McCall Smith, Anchor, $14, 9780307739391

    20. The Hypnotist
    Lars Kepler, Picador, $16, 9781250007582

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

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

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

    24. The Forgotten Affairs of Youth
    Alexander McCall Smith, Pantheon, $24.95, 9780307379184

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