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 May 17, 2011.

1. The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party
Alexander McCall Smith, Pantheon, $24.95, 9780307378392

2. The Man From Beijing
Henning Mankell, Vintage, $15, 9780307472847

3. A Lesson in Secrets
Jacqueline Winspear, Harper, $25.99, 9780061727672

4. The Double Comfort Safari Club
Alexander McCall Smith, Anchor, $14, 9780307277480

5. Started Early, Took My Dog
Kate Atkinson, Reagan Arthur Books, $24.99, 9780316066730

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

7. Drawing Conclusions
Donna Leon, Atlantic Monthly, $24, 9780802119797

8. The Mapping of Love and Death
Jacqueline Winspear, Harper Perennial, $14.99, 9780061727689

9. A Question of Belief
Donna Leon, Penguin, $15, 9780143118954

10. The Weed That Strings the Hangman’s Bag
Alan Bradley, Bantam, $15, 9780385343459

11. This Body of Death
Elizabeth George, Harper, $9.99, 9780061160912

12. The Shadow of Your Smile
Mary Higgins Clark, Pocket, $7.99, 9781439180983

13. I’ll Walk Alone
Mary Higgins Clark, S&S, $25.99, 9781439180969

14. Maisie Dobbs (Book One)
Jacqueline Winspear, Penguin, $15, 9780142004333

15. The Ice Princess
Camilla Lackberg, Free Press, $15, 9781451621747

16. Worth Dying For
Lee Child, Dell, $9.99, 9780440246299

17. The Devil’s Star
Jo Nesbo, Harper, $14.99, 9780061133985

18. Sixkill
Robert B. Parker, Putnam, $26.95, 9780399157264

19. Cold Wind
C.J. Box, Putnam, $25.95, 9780399157356

20. A Red Herring Without Mustard
Alan Bradley, Delacorte, $23, 9780385342322

21. The Black Cat
Martha Grimes, Signet, $9.99, 9780451232946

22. One of Our Thursdays Is Missing
Jasper Fforde, Viking, $25.95, 9780670022526

23. U Is for Undertow
Sue Grafton, Berkley, $7.99, 9780425238110

24. One Was a Soldier
Julia Spencer-Fleming, Minotaur, $24.99, 9780312334895

25. Faceless Killers
Henning Mankell, Vintage, $14.95, 9781400031573