Previous Bestsellers


MBTB Bestselling Hardbacks 2013  
  1. Never Go Back by Lee Child (Delacorte; $28)
  2. Doomed by Chuck Palahniuk (Doubleday; $24.95)
  3. The Heist by Janet Evanovich by Lee Goldberg (Bantam; $28)
  4. Suspect by Robert Crais (Putnam; 27.95)
  5. The English Girl by Daniel Silva (Harper; $27.99)
  6. W is for Wasted by Sue Grafton (Putnam; $28.95)
  7. Leaving Everything Most Loved by Jacqueline Winspear (Harper; $26.99)
  8. How the Light Gets In by Louise Penny (Minotaur; $25.99)
  9. Six Years by Harlan Coben (Dutton; $27.95)
  10. The Light of the World by James Lee Burke (Simon & Schuster; $27.99)
  11. Standing in Another Man's Grave by Ian Rankin (Reagan Arthur Books; $25.99)
  12. Dead Ever After by Charlaine Harris (Berkley; $27.95)
  13. Silken Prey by John Sandford (Putnam; 27.95)
  14. Speaking from Among the Bones by Alan Bradley (Delacorte; $24)
  15. The Gods of Guilt by Michael Connelly (Little, Brown; $28)
  16. The Spirit of Steamboat by Craig Johnson (Viking; $20)
  17. Ghostman by Roger Hobbs (Knopf; $24.95)
  18. Breaking Point by C.J. Box (Putnam; $26.95)
  19. The Highway by C.J. Box (Minotaur; $26.95)
  20. The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult (Atria; $28.99)


MBTB Bestselling Paperbacks 2013     

  1. Out of Circulation by Miranda James (Berkley; $7.99) PBO
  2. The Gods of Gotham by Lyndsay Faye (Berkley; $16)
  3. City of Dark Magic by Magnus Flyte (Pengiun; $16)
  4. Spear of Summer Grass by Deanna Raybourn (Mira; $15.95) PBO
  5. Dead Simple by Peter James (UK Import; $17.95)
  6. Snobbery with Violence by M.C. Beaton (Minotaur; $14.99)
  7. The Bookseller by Mark Pryor (Seventh Street Books; $15.95) PBO
  8. Magic Rises by Ilona Andrews (Ace; $7.99) PBO
  9. The Professionals by Owen Laukkanen (Berkley; $9.99)
  10. Murder Past Due by Miranda James (Berkley; $7.99) PBO
  11. The Cantor Wore Crinolines by Mark Schweizer (SJMP; $12.95)
  12. The Watchers by Jon Steele (Signet; $9.99)
  13. Carniepunk (Gallery; $16) PBO
  14. The Firebird by Susanna Kearsley (Sourcebooks; $16.99) PBO
  15. Secret Garden by Johann Basford (Lawrence King; $14.95)
  16. The Keeper of Lost Causes by Jussi-Adler Olsen (Plume; $16)
  17. Still Life by Louise Penny (Minotaur; $15.99)
  18. The Violets of March by Sarah Jio (Plume; $16)
  19. Midnight in Peking by Paul French ($16)
  20. The Fate of Mercy Alban by Wendy Webb (Hyperion; $15.99)   


MBTB Bestselling Hardbacks 2012   
  1. The Wolf Gift by Anne Rice
  2. Deadlocked: A Sookie Stackhouse Novel by Charlaine Harris
  3. The Black Box by Michael Connelly
  4. The Fallen Angel by Daniel Silva
  5. The Bone Bed by Patricia Cornwell
  6. Taken by Robert Crais
  7. Elegy for Eddie by Jacqueline Winspear
  8. Kill Shot by Vince Flynn
  9. The Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny
  10. Creole Belle by James Lee Burke
  11. The Twelve by Justin Cronin
  12. Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness
  13. The Gods of Gotham by Lyndsay Faye
  14. The Last Man by Vince Flynn
  15. A Wanted Man by Lee Child
  16. Stay Close by Harlan Coben
  17. Phantom by Jo Nesbo
  18. Believing the Lie by Elizabeth George
  19. Force of Nature by C. J. Box
  20. The Woman Who Died A Lot by Jasper Fforde



MBTB Bestselling Paperback 2012   


  1. File M for Murder by Miranda James
  2. Dead Simple by Peter James
  3. Faithful Unto Death by Stephanie Jaye Evans
  4. Timeless by Gail Carriger
  5. The Other Rembrandt by Alex Connor
  6. Looking Good Dead by Peter James
  7. The Keeper of Lost Causes by Jussi Adler-Olsen
  8. The Cat, the Wife and the Weapon by Leann Sweeney
  9. The Treble Wore Trouble by Mark Schweizer
  10. Gunmetal Magic by Ilona Andrews
  11. What a Ghoul Wants by Victoria Laurie
  12. Not Dead Enough by Peter James
  13. Classified as Murder by Miranda James
  14. The Crossing Places by Elly Griffiths
  15. All That Bleeds by Kimberly Frost
  16. The Prophet by Amanda Stevens
  17. How to be Death by Amber Benson
  18. The Information Officer by Mark Mills
  19. The Kingdom by Amanda Stevens
  20. Dead Man's Footsteps by Peter James 


MBTB Bestselling Hardbacks 2011  

  1. Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris
  2. The Fifth Witness by Michael Connelly
  3. The Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss
  4. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
  5. Portrait of a Spy by Daniel Silva
  6. A Lesson in Secrets by Jacqueline Winspear
  7. The Sentry by Robert Crais
  8. The Drop by Michael Connelly
  9. The House of Silk by Anthony Horowitz
  10. A Trick of the Light by Louise Penny
  11. The Affair by Lee Child
  12. River Marked by Patricia Briggs
  13. A Red Herring Without Mustard by Alan Bradley
  14. Wicked Autumn by G. M. Malliet
  15. I Am Half-Sick of Shadows by Alan Bradley
  16. Feast Day of Fools by James Lee Burke
  17. Shelter by Harlan Coben
  18. The Alloy of Law by Brandon Sanderson
  19. V is for Vengeance by Sue Grafton
  20. One Rough Man by Brad Taylor 


MBTB Bestselling Paperbacks 2011 


  1. Wanna Get Lucky? by Deborah Coonts
  2. Classified as Murder by Miranda James
  3. Murder Past Due by Miranda James
  4. India Black by Carol K. Carr
  5. The Second Duchess by Elizabeth Loupas
  6. The Dark Enquiry by Deanna Raybourn
  7. Once A Spy by Keith Thomson
  8. The Restorer by Amanda Stevens
  9. The Crossing Places by Elly Griffiths
  10. The Christmas Cantata by Mark Schweizer
  11. The Rhetoric of Death by Judith Rock
  12. The Countertenor Wore Garlic by Mark Schweizer
  13. Fun and Games by Duane Swierczynski
  14. The Dewey Decimal System by Nathan Larson
  15. The Messenger of Athens by Anne Zouroudi
  16. The Baker Street Letters by Michael Robertson
  17. Halfway Hexed by Kimberly Frost
  18. The Cat, the Lady and the Liar by Leann Sweeney
  19. Case Histories by Kate Atkinson
  20. Bellfield Hall by Anna Dean


MBTB 2010 Bestselling Hardbacks

1. The Weed that Strings the Hangman's Bag by Alan Bradley
2. 61 Hours by Lee Child
3. Changes by Jim Butcher
4. The Mapping of Love and Death by Jacqueline Winspear
5. The Rembrandt Affair by Daniel Silva
6. Juliet by Anne Fortier
7. American Assassin by Vince Flynn
8. The Glass Rainbow by James Lee Burke
9. The First Rule by Robert Crais
10. Think of a Number by John Verdon
11. Bullet by Laurell K. Hamilton
12. Moonlight Mile by Dennis Lehane
13. Once a Spy by Keith Thomson
14. Worth Dying For by Lee Child
15. Bury Your Dead by Louise Penny
16. Lost Hero: Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan
17. Storm Prey by John Sandford
18. Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris
19. Three Stations by Martin Cruz Smith
20. Rogue Island by Bruce DeSilva 


MBTB 2010 Bestselling Paperbacks

1. Murder Past Due by Dean James 
2. The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley
3. Killer Instinct by Zoë Sharp
4. Mystery Man by Colin Bateman
5. The Hangman by Louise Penny
6. Soulless by Gail Carriger 
7. The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton
8. Changeless by Gail Carriger
9. Bruno, Chief of Police by Martin Walker
10. The Organist Wore Pumps by Mark Schweizer
11. The Tourist by Olen Steinhauer
12. Dark Road to Darjeeling by Deanna Raybourn
13. Old Dogs by Donna Moore
14. The Alto Wore Tweed by Mark Schweizer
15. The Girl Who Played With Fire by Steig Larsson
16. I Scream, You Scream by Wendy Lyn Watson
17. Mistress of the Art of Death by Arianna Franklin
18. The Rhetoric of Death by Judith Rock
19. Tomato Red by Daniel Woodrell
20.  The Mystic Art of Erasing All Signs of Death by Charlie Huston


MBTB 2009 Bestselling Hardbacks

1. The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley
2. Gone Tomorrow by Lee Child
3. "U" Is for Undertow by Sue Grafton
4. Nine Dragons by Michael Connelly
5. The Defector by Daniel Silva
6. Long Lost by Harlan Coben
7. Among the Mad by Jacqueline Winspear
8. Rain Gods by James Lee Burke
9. The Wrecker by Clive Cussler
10. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson
11. 206 Bones by Kathy Reichs
12. Living Dead in Dallas by Charlaine Harris
13. The Ghosts of Belfast by Stuart Neville
14. Dead and Gone by Charlaine Harris
15. The Scarecrow by Michael Connelly
16. Dead Silence by Randy Wayne White
17. Borderline by Nevada Barr
18. Just Take My Heart by Mary Higgins Clark
19. Fault Line by Barry Eisler
20. Even by Andrew Grant 


MBTB 2009 Bestselling Paperbacks

1. Just Another Day in Paradise by A. E. Maxwell
2. Walking the Perfect Square by Reed Farrel Coleman
3. Tower by Ken Bruen & Reed Farrel Coleman 
4. Still Life by Louise Penny
5. Death's Daughter by Amber Benson
6. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
7. Leftover Dead by Dean James, writing as Jimmie Ruth Evans
8. Would-Be Witch by Kimberly Frost
9. Redemption Street by Reed Farrel Coleman 
10. Impolite Society by Cynthia Smith
11. The James Deans by Reed Farrel Coleman
12. Silent on the Moor by Deanna Raybourn
13. The Frog and the Scorpion by A. E. Maxwell 
14. The Cat, the Quilt and the Corpse by Leann Sweeney
15. The Alto Wore Tweed by Mark Schweizer
16. The Cruelest Month by Louise Penny
17. The Diva Wore Diamonds by Mark Schweizer
18. A Rather Lovely Inheritance by C. A. Belmond
19. Soulless by Gail Carriger
20. A Fatal Grace by Louise Penny


MBTB 2008 Bestselling Hardbacks

1. Arctic Drift by Clive Cussler & Dirk Cussler
2. Swan Peak by James Lee Burke
3. Nothing to Lose by Lee Child
4. The Brass Verdict by Michael Connelly
5. Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan
6. An Incomplete Revenge by Jacqueline Winspear
7. Chasing Darkness by Robert Crais
8. Moscow Rules by Daniel Silva
9. Hold Tight by Harlan Coben
10. Devil Bones by Kathy Reichs


MBTB 2008 Bestselling Paperbacks 

1. Walking the Perfect Square by Reed Farrel Coleman
2. Noblesse Oblige by Cynthia Smith
3. Redemption Street by Reed Farrel Coleman
4. Unsolicited by Julie Kaewert
5. Money Shot by Christa Faust
6. Her Royal Spyness by Rhys Bowen
7. Brilliant by Marne Davis Kellogg
8. The Faithful Spy by Alex Berenson
9. Bring Your Own Poison by Dean James, writing as Jimmie Ruth Evans
10. Silent in the Grave by Deanna Raybourn


MBTB 2007 Bestselling Hardbacks

1. T Is for Trespass by Sue Grafton
2. The Overlook by Michael Connelly
3. The Chase by Clive Cussler
4. The Tin Roof Blowdown by James Lee Burke
5. Bad Luck and Trouble by Lee Child
6. Interred with Their Bones by Jennifer Lee Carrell
7. The Watchman by Robert Crais
8. The Woods by Harlan Coben
9. Lean Mean Thirteen by Janet Evanovich
10. The Secret Servant by Daniel Silva

MBTB 2007 Bestselling Paperbacks 

1. Solomon Vs. Lord by Paul Levine
2. Brilliant by Marne Davis Kellogg
3. The Case of the Missing Books by Ian Sansom
4. On the Slam by Dean James, writing as Honor Hartman
5. Murder in the Marais by Cara Black
6. Jesus Out to Sea: Stories by James Lee Burke
7. The Man Who Died Laughing / The Man Who Lived by Night by David Handler
8. The Deep Blue Alibi by Paul Levine
9. Best Served Cold by Dean James, writing as Jimmie Ruth Evans
10. Suspect by Michael Robotham


MBTB 2006 Bestselling Hardbacks

1. Pegasus Descending by James Lee Burke
2. Billy Boyle by James Benn
3. The Hard Way by Lee Child
4. The Two Minute Rule by Robert Crais
5. Promise Me by Harlan Coben
6. Messenger of Truth by Jacqueline Winspear
7. Twelve Sharp by Janet Evanovich
8. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
9. Echo Park by Michael Connelly
10. The Messenger by Daniel Silva 

MBTB 2006 Bestselling Paperbacks

1. Death in the Garden by Elizabeth Ironside 
2. Brilliant by Marne Davis Kellogg
3. Murder Over Easy by Jimmie Ruth Evans 
4. Damn Near Dead: An Anthology of Geezer Noir edited by Duane Swierczynski 
5. The Man Who Died Laughing/ The Man Who Lived By Night by David Handler 
6. Bust by Ken Bruen and Jason Starr
7. A Fifth of Bruen by Ken Bruen 
8. The Wooden Overcoat by Pamela Branch
9. Priceless by Marne Davis Kellogg
10. Landscape of Lies by Peter Watson