The Indie Mystery & Thriller Bestseller List

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    Based on sales at independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending October 21, 2012.

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

    2. A Wanted Man
    Lee Child, Delacorte, $28, 9780385344333

    3. The Beautiful Mystery
    Louise Penny, Minotaur, $25.99, 9780312655464

    4. The Keeper of Lost Causes
    Jussi Adler-Olsen, Plume, $16, 9780452297906

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

    6. Phantom
    Jo Nesbø, Knopf, $25.95, 9780307960474

    7. Live by Night
    Dennis Lehane, Morrow, $27.99, 9780060004873

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

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

    10. Red Mist
    Patricia Cornwell, Berkley, $9.99, 9780425250433

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

    12. The Boy in the Suitcase
    Lene Kaaberbøl, Agnete Friis, Soho Crime, $15.95, 9781616951696

    13. Garment of Shadows
    Laurie R. King, Bantam, $26, 9780553807998

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

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

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

    17. The Rope
    Nevada Barr, St. Martin’s, $9.99, 9781250008671

    18. Still Life
    Louise Penny, St. Martin’s Griffin, $14.99, 9780312541538

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

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

    21. Killing Floor
    Lee Child, Penguin, $9.99, 9780515141429

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

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

    24. The Malice of Fortune
    Michael Ennis, Doubleday, $26.95, 9780385536318

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