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December 31, 2011 / John Sheridan

UK Crime Fiction Best Sellers 2011

The Guardian newspaper on 30th Dec 2011 published details of the bestselling books in the UK for 2011 (http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2011/dec/29/books-years-bestseller-charts-commentary). I’ve filtered the data for the crime. mystery & thriller genre to pick out the bestsellers listed below. Quick thoughts are that I’ve only read 3 of the top 20 sellers (no prizes for guessing which 3 though!) and the James Patterson industry is doing as well as ever. Should this blog cover some of these authors more? Anyone know of something similar available for the USA?

#1 John Grisham – The Confession

#2 Stieg Larsson – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

#3 Stieg Larsson – The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest

#4 Stieg Larsson  – The Girl Who Played with Fire

#5 Lee Child – Worth Dying For

#6 Martina Cole – The Family

#7 Patricia Cornwell – Port Mortuary

#8 Jo Nesbo – The Leopard

#9 Peter James – Dead Man’s Grip

#10 Harlan Coben – Caught

#11 Karin Slaughter – Broken

#12 James Patterson – Private

#13 Harlan Coben – Miracle Cure

#14 James Patterson – Postcard Killers

#15 Kathy Reichs – Spider Bones

#16 James Patterson – Don’t Blink

#17 James Patterson – 9th Judgement

#18 Linwood Barclay – The Accident

#19 James Patterson – Cross Fire

#20 Lynda La Plante – Blind Fury

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