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Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Monthly Trends (February 04, 2021)

Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Month in Summary

This month there were 157 new books in the bestselling 400 books.View them on Amazon.

The median (50th-ranked) book was at Best Sellers Rank 2922, increased less than 5% from last month. Half the books in the bestselling 400 were between ranks 772 and 8553.

  • There were 191 standalone books, and 209 books which were in 171 unique series.
  • There were 128 books in KU, and 272 wide.
  • There were 206 books published by an imprint of a major traditional publisher, and 194 books estimated to be independent or self-published.

Trending topic tags this week were Mystery(-18), Thriller(11), Supernatural(11) and Crime(9).See the whole list of topics.

Frequent words in titles this week were psychological(20), murder(16), twist(15) and detective(14). See the whole list.

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Sales Rank Distribution


Price Breakdown


Covers


Trending in Blurbs

Frequent words in blurbs this month were new(206), life(168), secret(138) and year(129). See the whole list.

Blurbs had a median of 14 sentences across 5 paragraphs. Text analysis of the blurbs in the Top 100 suggests:

  • 371 were written in third-person
  • 27 were written in first-person
  • 2 of the first-person blurbs had more than one point of view

Setting vs Character in Blurbs

In this plot, each dot is a blurb. The percentages show how much of each blurb is about characters, and how much is about setting and events. Neither is better than the other, but this plot shows us whether blurbs in the Top 100 are mostly about one or the other, or a mixture.

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