The Indie Mystery & Thriller Bestseller List

Printer-friendly versionPrinter-friendly versionSend by emailSend by email

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