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Mystery & Thriller Self-Published Bestsellers List for April 2013

Looking for a good mystery or thriller this weekend? 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.

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Mystery & Thriller Self-Published Bestsellers List for April 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.”

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.”

A Beautiful Lie by Tara Sivec: “Garrett McCarthy, Annabelle Parker, and Milo Roberts were as close as friends could get … When one of the friend’s life is tragically cut short, it’s up to the two left behind to pick up the pieces and find out the truth – no matter the cost.”

 

Barnes & Noble Books

Cruel Justice by M A Comley: “The headless body of a wealthy widow is discovered decomposing in Chelling Forest. Then a second victim is found. Detective Inspector Lorne Simpkins and her partner, DS Pete Childs are assigned the case. Before they can discover the identity of the killer they must make a connection between the two victims.”

Cloaked in Blood by LS Sygnet: “In the final chapters of Helen Eriksson’s quest for the truth about herself, she uncovers the secret in Darkwater Bay that Jerry Lowe once warned her wasn’t meant to remain buried. When the dust settles from the final confrontation, she wonders who will be left alive, and on whose side they’ll stand.”

Death by Chocolate by Sally Berneathy: “Lindsay Powell loves chocolate. It tastes good, it makes her feel good, it never cheats on her like her almost-ex husband…it’s her best friend. But someone wants her dead and uses her inability to resist chocolate to try to murder her. As Lindsay battles an elusive stalker, poisoned chocolate, and a dead man who isn’t very dead, she will need more than a chocolate fix to survive.”

 

Smashwords Books

Blood Feud by JD Nixon: “A seemingly inexplicable and shockingly violent crime in the beautiful rural locale of ‘Little Town’ has devastating personal and professional consequences for its two police officers, Senior Constable Tess Fuller and her partner, Sergeant Finn Maguire.”

Big Lake Blizzard by Nick Russell: “It’s deer season and the mountains around Big Lake are filled with trophy hunters. But deer aren’t the only things being stalked. When Emma Moyer, Big Lake’s resident environmental activist, disrupts a guided hunt, it leads to a deadly confrontation.”

Cloaked in Blood by LS Sygnet: “In the final chapters of Helen Eriksson’s quest for the truth about herself, she uncovers the secret in Darkwater Bay that Jerry Lowe once warned her wasn’t meant to remain buried. When the dust settles from the final confrontation, she wonders who will be left alive, and on whose side they’ll stand.”

 

Apple Books

77 Days in September by Ray Gorham: On a Friday afternoon before Labor Day, Americans are getting ready for the holiday weekend, completely unaware of a long-planned terrorist plot about to be launched against the country. Kyle Tait is settling in for his return flight home when a single nuclear bomb is detonated 300 miles above the heart of America.

Dead In Red by L.L. Bartlett: “Bartlett presents her second supernatural mystery featuring Jeff Resnick, a down-and-out insurance investigator who acquired hard-to-control psychic powers after sustaining brain injuries in a mugging.”

Blood Ties by JD Nixon: “Police officer Tess Fuller has her hands full trying to maintain order in a poorly-resourced small mountain town overrun by the beautiful, arrogant and lawless Bycraft family. And nobody in town has suffered at their hands as much as the Fuller family.”

 

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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