The Indie Mystery & Thriller Bestseller List

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    Based on sales at independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending August 5, 2012.

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

    2. Mission to Paris
    Alan Furst, Random House, $27, 9781400069484

    3. The Snowman
    Jo Nesbø, Vintage, $14.95, 9780307742995

    4. The Drop
    Michael Connelly, Grand Central, $14.99, 9781455518982

    5. Broken Harbor
    Tana French, Viking, $27.95, 9780670023653

    6. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
    Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $9.99, 9780307742537

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

    8. Explosive Eighteen
    Janet Evanovich, Bantam, $8.99, 9780345527738

    9. The Age of Doubt
    Andrea Camilleri, Penguin, $15, 9780143120926

    10. The Yard
    Alex Grecian, Putnam, $26.95, 9780399149542

    11. The Affair
    Lee Child, Dell, $9.99, 9780440246305

    12. Wicked Business
    Janet Evanovich, Bantam, $28, 9780345527776

    13. The Girl Who Played With Fire
    Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $9.99, 9780307949509

    14. The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party
    Alexander McCall Smith, Anchor, $14.95, 9780307472984

    15. Drawing Conclusions
    Donna Leon, Penguin, $15, 9780143120643

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

    17. A Trick of the Light
    Louise Penny, Minotaur, $14.99, 9781250007346

    18. The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection
    Alexander McCall Smith, Pantheon, $24.95, 9780307378408

    19. The Night Strangers
    Chris Bohjalian, Broadway, $15, 9780307395009

    20. Stolen Prey
    John Sandford, Putnam, $27.95, 9780399157684

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

    22. The Cold Dish
    Craig Johnson, Penguin, $15, 9780143036425

    23. Maisie Dobbs
    Jacqueline Winspear, Penguin, $15, 9780142004333

    24. Nemesis
    Jo Nesbø, Harper, $15.99, 9780061655517

    25. The Devil’s Star
    Jo Nesbø, Harper, $15.99, 9780061133985