Swiss author Joël Dicker returned to the French fiction bestseller list in March, landing in the top spot with The Disappearance of Stephanie Mailer, a thriller set in the Hamptons in the 1990s. Dicker’s 2013 debut, The Harry Quebert Affair, topped several European bestseller charts and was published in the U.S. by Penguin. The second slot on the French fiction list was held by In the Light of Dawn, Agnès Martin-Lugand’s literary romance about a woman who flees from Paris to Provence. It was followed by David Foenkinos’s Toward Beauty, featuring a man who flees to Paris from Lyon.

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls 2 by Francesca Cavallo and Elena Favilli topped the combined Italian list. (The first Rebel Girl title was #5 on Italy’s combined list.) My Dear Serial Killer, the 11th installment in Spanish writer Alicia Giménez Bartlett’s Insp. Petra Delicado series, was in the second slot.

In the Netherlands, U.K. author Santa Montefiore’s romance novel The Temptation of Gracie was in the #1 slot on the combined list. It was followed there by the translation of comedian Stephen Fry’s Mythos, his retelling of the Greek myths.


Rank Title Author Imprint
1 La disparition de Stephanie Mailer (The Disappearance of Stephanie Mailer) Joël Dicker Bernard de Fallois
2 A la lumière du petit matin (In the Light of Dawn) Agnès Martin-Lugand Michel Lafon
3 Vers la beauté (Toward Beauty) David Foenkinos Gallimard
1 PSG: révélations d’une révolution (PSG: Revelations of a Revolution) Amphora
2 Le dictionnaire de ma vie (The Dictionary of My Life) Eric Dupond-Moretti Kero
3 La vie secrète des arbres (The Hidden Life of Trees) Peter Wohlleben Les Arènes


Fiction & Nonfiction Combined

Rank Title Author Imprint
1 Storie della buonanotte per bambine ribelli 2 (Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls 2) Cavallo/Favilli Mondadori
2 Mio caro serial killer (My Dear Serial Killer) Alicia Giménez Bartlett Sellerio Editore Palermo
3 Una di voi (One of You) Iris Ferrari Mondadori Electa
4 Storia della mia ansia (The Story of My Anxiety) Daria Bignardi Mondadori
5 Storie della buonanotte per bambine ribelli (Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls) Cavallo/Favilli Mondadori
6 Chiamami col tuo nome (Call Me by Your Name) André Aciman Guanda


Fiction & Nonfiction Combined

Rank Title Author Imprint
1 Onder de Italiaanse zon (The Temptation of Gracie) Santa Montefiore Boekerij
2 Mythos (Mythos) Stephen Fry Thomas Rap
3 De laatste getuige (The Last Witness) Frank Krake Uitgeverij Achtbaan
4 Macht en Verbeelding (Power and Imagination) Femke Halsema Lemniscaat
5 De acht bergen (The Eight Mountains) Paolo Cognetti De Bezige Bij
6 Willem van Hanegem (Willem van Hanegem) Frans van den Nieuwenhof Voetbal Inside