Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Monthly Trends (July 05, 2021)

Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Month in Summary

This month there were 171 new books in the bestselling 400 books.View them on Amazon.

The median (50th-ranked) book was at Best Sellers Rank 2835, increased between 15 and 20% from last month. Half the books in the bestselling 400 were between ranks 718 and 8678.

  • There were 200 standalone books, and 200 books which were in 165 unique series.
  • There were 131 books in KU, and 269 wide.
  • There were 214 books published by an imprint of a major traditional publisher, and 186 books estimated to be independent or self-published.

Trending topic tags this week were Crime(-20), Mystery(-15), Detective(-10) and Cozy(-10).See the whole list of topics.

Frequent words in titles this week were gripping(26), psychological(20), twist(19) and crime(19). See the whole list.


Sales Rank Distribution

Price Breakdown


Trending in Blurbs

Frequent words in blurbs this month were new(202), life(166), year(139) and secret(129). See the whole list.

Blurbs had a median of 16 sentences across 5 paragraphs. Text analysis of the blurbs in the Top 100 suggests:

  • 361 were written in third-person
  • 37 were written in first-person
  • 0 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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