New titles dominated the top spots on February’s bestseller lists across foreign markets. Alan Friedman’s Kill the Leopard, published February 12, landed in the top spot on Italy’s combined list last month. In the book, American journalist Alan Friedman takes a nonfiction look into Italy’s fall into a fiscal crisis, and how the country can get its growth and employment back on track. Stephen King’s Doctor Sleep, a sequel to The Shining, was new to the list at #2, with Italian writer Michele Serra’s latest novel, The Liars, falling one spot to #3.

In Germany, British crime novelist Simon Beckett’s standalone thriller, Stone Bruises, was new to the list at #1. Beckett reached prominence in Germany with his David Hunter series—the first installment, Chemistry of Death, sold more than one million copies in the country. Beckett bumped the previous #1 novel on the chart, Jonas Jonasson’s The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden (published by Ecco in the U.S. in April), which landed at #2. Haruki Murakami’s Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage, coming from Knopf in August, fell one spot to #3.

History of Nonsense, Joaquín Leguina’s analysis of the government under former Spanish Prime Ministe José Zapatero, was new to the nonfiction chart in Spain, hitting the country’s top spot. On the fiction side, Isabel Allende’s Ripper (Harper released the book stateside in January) was once again the bestselling novel in the country, followed by Frederick Forsyth’s The Kill List, new to the chart at #2.

International Bestsellers: Italy

1 Ammazziamo il gattopardo
Kill the Leopard
Alan Friedman
4 Sei per la Sardegna
You Are For Sardinia

2 Doctor Sleep
Doctor Sleep
Stephen King
Sperling & Kupfer
5 Braccialetti rossi. Il mondo giallo
The Yellow World
Albert Espinosa
3 Gli sdraiati
The Liars
Michele Serra
6 Polvere Dust
Patricia D. Cornwell


Fiction Nonfiction
1 Der Hof
Stone Bruises
Simon Beckett
Der neue Tugendterror
The New Virtue Terror
Thilo Sarrazin
2 Die Analphabetin die rechnen konnte
The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden
Jonas Jonasson
carl´s books
Guido M. Kretschmer
Edel Books
3 Die Pilgerjahre des farblosen Herrn Tazaki
Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage
Haruki Murakami
Da geht noch was
It’s Never Too Late: Turning the bend at 65
Christine Westermann
Kiepenheuer & Witsch


Fiction Nonfiction
1 El juego de Ripper
Isabel Allende
Plaza & Janés
Historia de un despropósito
History of Nonsense
Joaquín Leguina
Temas de hoy
2 La lista
The Kill List
Frederick Forsyth
Plaza & Janés
Yo fui a EGB
I Went to
Javier Ikaz & Jorge Díaz
Plaza & Janés
3 En la orilla
On the Shore
Rafael Chirbes
El dilema de España
The Dilemma of Spain
Luis Garicano