Books > Literature & Fiction > Historical Fiction > Mysteries  

Monthly median sales (top 30)
$13,400
  The median book price
$6
Bestseller's daily sales
2536
50th book's daily sales
22
Average number of pages per book
313
Monopoly/Olygopoly detected
Yes

Performance tracking

Competitiveness
Volume sales
Book price
Volatility
New releases
Self published

Matching KDP categories

fiction > mystery & detective > historical
56.69%
fiction > mystery & detective > international mystery & crime
53.45%
fiction > mystery & detective > general
37.8%
fiction > mystery & detective > cozy
37.8%

Keyword requirement

thriller, mystery, suspense

Most significant title terms:

Median title & subtitle length is 9 words:

  • In Farleigh Field: A Novel of World War II
  • The Secret Orphan: A gripping historical novel
  • The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August
  • The Alienist: A Novel (Dr. Lazlo Kreizler Book 1)
  • A Quiet Life in the Country: A Lady Hardcastle Mystery, Book 1
  • Indie success
  • 17%
  • Volatility
  • 47%
  • New releases
  • 30%
  • KDP Select
  • 45%

Extract of the best seller list's front page

#9

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>Karen Charlton

 4793

#1

#46

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>T E Kinsey

 165

#2

#110

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>Daniel Robinson

 552

#3

#3627

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>Karen Charlton

 248

#48

#4582

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>T E Kinsey

 692

#49

#4741

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>Daniel Robinson

 7

#50

Top 20 bestsellers:

  Book title   Author   Publisher   Absolute rank   Monthly sales volume   Price   Amazon stars   Amazon reviews  
1   In Farleigh Field: A Novel of World War II Rhys Bowen Lake Union Publishing 9 $346,946 $5.49 4,793
2   The Secret Orphan: A gripping historical novel Glynis Peters HarperImpulse 46 $163,079 $8.54 165
3   The Clockmaker's Daughter Kate Morton Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd 110 $496,973 $38.17 552
4   The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August Claire North Hachette Audio 116 $359,898 $28.50 1,131
5   The Alienist: A Novel (Dr. Lazlo Kreizler Book 1) Caleb Carr Random House; Reprint edition 143 $140,655 $12.59 1,366
6   A Quiet Life in the Country: A Lady Hardcastle Mystery, Book 1 T E Kinsey Brilliance Audio 446 $53,163 $10.49 2,915
7   A Spectacle of Corruption: A Novel (Benjamin Weaver Book 2) David Liss Random House; Reprint edition 508 $67,620 $15.00 79
8   Elegy for Eddie: A Maisie Dobbs Novel (Maisie Dobbs Mysteries Series Book 9) Jacqueline Winspear Harper; Reprint edition 511 $8,915 $1.99 433
9   A Study in Scarlet Women: The Lady Sherlock Series, Book 1 Sherry Thomas Blackstone Audio, Inc. 539 $104,144 $24.47 309
10   Child 44 Tom Rob Smith Hachette Audio 559 $69,863 $17.09 1,220
11   Edinburgh Twilight (Ian Hamilton Mysteries Book 1) Carole Lawrence Thomas & Mercer 709 $12,289 $3.99 1,001
12   Murder in Park Lane (The Detective Lavender Mysteries Book 5) Karen Charlton Thomas & Mercer 775 $16,101 $5.99 15
13   A Subtle Murder (A Rose Beckingham Murder Mystery Book 1) Blythe Baker Self published 871 $10,395 $4.08 28
14   Murphy's Law: A Molly Murphy Mystery (Molly Murphy Mysteries Book 1) Rhys Bowen Minotaur Books 954 $20,681 $8.49 221
15   The Black Ascot (Inspector Ian Rutledge Mysteries Book 21) Charles Todd William Morrow 1,011 $38,413 $16.14 32
16   A Morbid Taste for Bones (The Chronicles of Brother Cadfael Book 1) Ellis Peters MysteriousPress.com/Open Road; Reissue edition 1,172 $19,908 $9.00 372
17   Death at the Tavern: a cozy historical 1930s mystery (A Higgins & Hawke Mystery Book 1) Lee Strauss La Plume Press 1,191 $8,604 $3.94 34
18   The Lincoln Letter: A Peter Fallon Novel (Peter Fallon and Evangeline Carrington Book 5) William Martin Forge Books; Reprint edition 1,438 $16,917 $8.51 144
19   A Grave Welcome (A Rose Beckingham Murder Mystery Book 2) Blythe Baker Self published 1,693 $8,870 $4.95 12
20   Gin & Murder: A Violet Carlyle Cozy Historical Mystery (The Violet Carlyle Mysteries Book 8) Beth Byers Self published 1,870 $8,383 $4.99 9

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