The Indie Mystery & Thriller Bestseller List

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    Based on sales at independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending May 20, 2012.

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

    2. The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection
    Alexander McCall Smith, Pantheon, $24.95, 9780307378408

    3. Elegy for Eddie
    Jacqueline Winspear, Harper, $25.99, 9780062049575

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

    5. The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party
    Alexander McCall Smith, Anchor, $14.95, 9780307472984

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

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

    8. Drawing Conclusions
    Donna Leon, Penguin, $15, 9780143120643

    9. Death Comes to Pemberley
    P.D. James, Knopf, $25.95, 9780307959850

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

    11. A Lesson in Secrets
    Jacqueline Winspear, Harper Perennial, $14.99, 9780061727719

    12. Beastly Things
    Donna Leon, Atlantic Monthly, $25, 9780802120236

    13. Force of Nature
    C.J. Box, Putnam, $25.95, 9780399158261

    14. The Lost Years
    Mary Higgins Clark, S&S, $26.99, 9781451668865

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

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

    17. Believing the Lie
    Elizabeth George, Dutton, $28.95, 9780525952589

    18. Iron House
    John Hart, St. Martin’s Griffin, $14.99, 9781250007018

    19. Sixkill
    Robert B. Parker, Berkley, $9.99, 9780425246900

    20. Mr. Churchill’s Secretary
    Susan Elia MacNeal, Bantam, $15, 9780553593617

    21. Sister
    Rosamund Lupton, Broadway, $14, 9780307716521

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

    23. The Night Strangers
    Chris Bohjalian, Broadway, $15, 9780307395009

    24. Robert B. Parker’s Lullaby
    Ace Atkins, Putnam, $26.95, 9780399158032

    25. I’ll Walk Alone
    Mary Higgins Clark, Pocket, $7.99, 9781439180976