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