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Mystery & Thriller Self-Published Bestsellers for June 2013

Once again, novelist James Hankins led our list of Self-Published thrillers and mysteries with Brothers and Bones.  Find more independently published mysteries and thrillers in our monthly list below…

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–highlighting three top books from four different marketplaces.

If you want more resources as an author, try our Free Sites to Promote Your eBook post, How To Sell Your Self-Published Book in Bookstores post and our How to Pitch Your Book to Online Outlets post.

Mystery & Thriller Self-Published Bestsellers List for June 2013

Amazon Books

Brothers and Bones by James Hankins: ”Charlie Beckham is a rising star among federal prosecutors until, on the morning of the most important court day of his career, a deranged homeless man turns Charlie’s life upside with a single word. He calls Charlie by a secret nickname known by only one other person in the world–Charlie’s brother Jake, who went missing thirteen years ago.”

Killing Sarai by J.A. Redmerski: “Sarai was only fourteen when her mother uprooted her to live in Mexico with a notorious drug lord. Over time she forgot what it was like to live a normal life, but she never let go of her hope to escape the compound where she has been held for the past nine years.”

CyberStorm by Matthew Mather: “Mike Mitchell, an average New Yorker already struggling to keep his family together, suddenly finds himself fighting just to keep them alive when an increasingly bizarre string of disasters start appearing on the world’s news networks.”

 

Barnes & Noble Books

Conquer Your Love by J.C. Reed: “Jett Mayfield knows he has made mistakes. He could have any other woman, and yet it’s Brooke he wants. When second chances collide with secrets and Brooke is threatened by the past, Jett is determined to protect her.”

Be Careful What You Wish For by Sibel Hodge: “Armed with cool sarcasm and uncontrollable hair, feisty insurance investigator Amber Fox is back in a new mystery combining murder and mayhem with romance and chicklit…”

Dirty Little Secrets by Liliana Hart: “J.J. Graves has seen a lot of dead bodies in her line of work. She’s not only in the mortuary business, but she’s also the coroner for King George County, Virginia. When a grisly murder is discovered in the small town of Bloody Mary, it’s up to J.J. and her best friend, Detective Jack Lawson, to bring the victim justice.

 

Smashwords Books

When We Were Married by Daniel Quentin Steele: “North Florida prosecutor Bill Maitland has lost his wife and a woman he cared for to his job and may lose a girlfriend, the hottest blonde in Florida. And if a crooked sheriff and his legal killers and a Mexican drug cartel’s assassins don’t get him, the U.S. government just might! But Maitland doesn’t know HOW to quit!

Deadly Benefits by Ryn Pitts“When a patient dies unexpectedly in a Fargo hospital, the medical center goes into a defensive tailspin. Heli Harri, a savvy pharmacist and headstrong Finn, is accused of a fatal error while senior physician Dr. Lavelle condemns another lapse in hospital safety. But a tangle of evidence points to murder, revealing the best and worst of those to whom we entrust our health and our lives.”

Chicago’s DuSable Harborcide by Jeff Lyon: ”The body count rises on Chicago’s lakefront as foreign Mafiosi vie for control of DuSable Harbor. It’s a bawdy tale of intrigue!”

 

Apple Books

Be Careful What You Wish For by Sibel Hodge: “Armed with cool sarcasm and uncontrollable hair, feisty insurance investigator Amber Fox is back in a new mystery combining murder and mayhem with romance and chicklit…”

Don’t Look Back by Christine Kersey: “Hiding from her estranged husband Trevor, Lily Jamison has changed her name and settled in a small town in the California Central Valley. Though she continues to receive emails from Trevor that range from threats to professions of love, she tries to move on with her life.”

The One You Fear by Paul Pilkington: “The gripping sequel to the million downloaded suspense mystery, The One You Love. Emma Holden and her friends are trying to move on from the horrific events surrounding Dan’s kidnap. But a shocking revelation drags them back into the nightmare and forces them to question everything they once believed to be true.”

 

This list was created by collecting the self-published books from four different marketplaces: the “Best Sellers in Mystery, Thrillers & Suspense” list at Amazon, the “Mystery” bestsellers category at Barnes & Noble, the bestselling “Mystery & Detective” category at Smashwords and the paid “Mysteries & Thrillers” category at Apple’s iBookstore.

What do you think? If you believe your book should (or should not) be included in our rankings, feel free to email GalleyCat with your concerns.

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