Coinciding with his debut in the U.S., Danish bestseller Jussi Adler-Olsen landed in the top spot in Germany in July with Message in a Bottle, while an earlier novel, The Pheasant Killers, jumped to #2 from the seventh spot. The official pub date in the U.S. for The Keeper of Lost Causes from Dutton is August 23, and Dutton has the rights to Adler-Olsen's second title in the Department Q series. Keeper is the first in Adler-Olsen's Department Q series, which features the flawed Insp. Carl Mock. PW gave Keeper a starred review, and the book was the subject of a flattering Galley Talk piece in the July 11 issue.

Another author with two books in the top 10 in a major market is Dutch author Simone van der Vlugt, whose newest thriller, In My Dreams, debuted at #3 in the Netherlands, while The Reunion returned to the list in the seventh spot. Reunion was van der Vlugt's first adult novel after writing several young adult titles. She is beginning to get some English-language exposure with Shadow Sisters, recently published by Harper in the U.K. The top-selling fiction title in the Netherlands in July was Karin Slaughter's Fallen.

Australian author Kate Morton made it onto the Spanish bestseller list in July in the third spot with The Forgotten Garden. Morton is published in the U.S. by Simon & Schuster, and her most recent novel, the romantic thriller The Distant Hours (which received a PW star), was published in paperback in July by Washington Square Press. Just ahead of Forgotten Garden last month in Spain was George R.R. Martin's A Dance with Dragons: A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 5, which didn't take long to become an international bestseller, including a blockbuster start in the U.S.

International Bestsellers: August 2011


For week ending July 25, 2011, used by arrangement with Buchreport

Fiction Nonfiction
1: Erlösung
Message in a Bottle
Jussi Adler-Olsen
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1: Die Frau an seiner Seite
The Woman Oon His Side
Heribert Schwan
2: Schändung
The Pheasant Killers
Jussi Adler-Olsen
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2: Der ultimative Ratgeber für alles
The Ultimate Guide tofor Everything
Dieter Nuhr
Bastei Lübbe
3: Schutzpatron
Patron Saint
Volker Klüpfel, and Michael Kobr
3: Sehnsucht nach Leben
Longing for Life
Margot Kässmann


For week ending (July 24, 2011,) used by arrangement with El Cultural

Fiction Nonfiction
1: Si tú me dices ven lo dejo todo pero dime ven
If You Tell Me “"Come",” I Leave Everything, Bbut Tell Me “"Come”"
Albert Espinosa
1: ¡Indignaos!
Raise Iin Protest!
Stéphane Hessel
2: Juego de tronos: Dominio de Dragones
A Dance with Dragons: A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 5
George R. R. Martin
2: ¡Comprometeos!
Get Involved!
Stéphane Hessel
3: El jardín olvidado
The Forgotten Garden
Kate Morton
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3: Reacciona
Various authores

The Netherlands

For week ending July 23, 2011, used by arrangement with CPNB de Bestseller

Combined (July 23, 2011)
1: Gevallen
Karin Slaughter
4: Blauwe maandag
Blue Monday
Nicci French
2: Bella Italia
Bellautiful Italyia
Suzanne Vermeer
A.W. Bruna Uitgevers
5: Het huis waar jij van hield
The House I Loved
Tatiana de Rosnay
Artemis & cCo.
3: In mijn dromen
In My Dreams
Simone van der Vlugt
6: Familieportret
Those Who Save Us
Jenna Blum
De Boekerij