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