We’ve created a list of the Bestselling Self-Published Mystery, Thriller & Suspense books this week.
Our weekly self published bestsellers list is often dominated by the popular genres of romance and erotica. In an effort to help GalleyCat readers find other kinds of independent authors, we will offer regular genre-focused bestseller lists for other kinds of indie writers.
We’ve also covered science fiction bestsellers by self published authors. What other genres would you like us to analyze in future lists?
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Self Published Bestsellers List for January 2013
1. Dead In Red by L.L. Bartlett: “Sometimes it seems like murder and mayhem follow Jeff Resnick, challenging his psychic “sixth sense” to solve crimes. Since the vicious mugging that changed his life, he’s tried to keep his unwanted gift in check.”
2. The Good Lawyer by Thomas Benigno: “A young, ambitious lawyer is eager to prove he is better than the father who abandoned him and worthy of the devoted mother who raised him beyond the siren call of the mobster dominated family he grew up in.”
3. The Home by Scott Nicholson: “When twelve-year-old Freeman Mills arrives at Wendover, a group home for troubled children, it’s a chance for a fresh start. But second chances aren’t easy for Freeman, the victim of painful childhood experiments that gave him the ability to read other people’s minds.”
4. A Beautiful Lie by Tara Sivec: “Everyone has secrets – some do it for love while others do it for power. Those secrets can change perceptions, alter reality and sometimes destroy lives. What do you do when you find out your whole life has been a lie?”
5. Double Take by J P David: “Hank Hammond has all the signs of success that he could possibly ask for: the latest detective gear, a shiny red Corvette, an office within a successful attorney’s building, and–most importantly–the professional services of Lori Reed, a brilliant and beautiful executive assistant.”
6. Twisted Paths by Terri Reid: “The ghost of a teenager who committed suicide twenty years ago is haunting her family’s home. Can Mary link that death to the serial suicides of the girls who bullied her when she was alive?”
7. The Remaining: Refugees by D.J. Molles: “It has been three months since Captain Lee Harden found the survivors at Camp Ryder. With winter looming, Lee is on the verge of establishing Camp Ryder as a hub of safety and stability in the region. But not everyone agrees with Lee’s mission…or his methods.”
8. Black Flagged by Steven Konkoly: “A graduate of the Department of Defense’s experimental Black Flag program, Daniel Petrovich carries secrets he’d rather keep buried. Secrets his government has hidden in the deepest vaults of the Pentagon.”
9. The Note by Richard Rudomanski: “Nora Williams discovers her husband of forty-four years stroke-ridden and comatose in their home in rural New York. In his pocket she finds the cause—a blackmail note.”
10. Red Run by Rob Cornell: “What will you do to prove your son’s innocence? Will you sacrifice your own?”
To create the list, we collected the highest ranked self published bestsellers in Amazon’s “Best Sellers in Mystery, Thrillers & Suspense” list and the Mystery & Thrillers category of Amazon’s Kindle Indie Books section. If you believe your book should (or should not) be included in our rankings, feel free to email GalleyCat with your concerns.