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 October 23, 2011.

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

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

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

4. A Trick of the Light
Louise Penny, Minotaur, $25.99, 9780312655457

5. Port Mortuary
Patricia Cornwell, Berkley, $9.99, 9780425243602

6. Bury Your Dead
Louise Penny, Minotaur, $14.99, 9780312626907

7. Pirate King
Laurie R. King, Bantam, $25, 9780553807981

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

9. The Glass Rainbow
James Lee Burke, Pocket Star, $9.99, 9781439128312

10. The God of the Hive
Laurie R. King, Bantam, $15, 9780553590418

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

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

13. Painted Ladies
Robert B. Parker, Berkley, $9.99, 9780425243626

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

15. The Redbreast
Jo Nesbø, Harper, $7.99, 9780062068422

16. Robert B. Parker’s Killing the Blues
Michael Brandman, Putnam, $25.95, 9780399157844

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

18. The Cut
George Pelecanos, Reagan Arthur, $25.99, 9780316078429

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

20. Sizzling Sixteen
Janet Evanovich, St. Martin’s, $8.99, 9780312383312

21. The Potter’s Field
Andrea Camilleri, Penguin, $15, 9780143120131

22. Moonlight Mile
Dennis Lehane, Harper, $9.99, 9780061836954

23. The Most Dangerous Thing
Laura Lippman, Morrow, $25.99, 9780061706516

24. The Fifth Woman
Henning Mankell, Vintage, $7.99, 9780307946669

25. Three Stations
Martin Cruz Smith, Pocket, $15, 9780743276757