In Germany, Robert Seethaler returned to the top fiction slot in June with The Field, a novel about the connected lives of residents of a small town. His 2014 novel, A Whole Life, sold more than 600,000 copies in Germany and was published by FSG in the U.S. Second on the list is The Tyranny of the Butterfly, Frank Schätzing’s new thriller about mysterious Silicon Valley experiments.

James Comey’s tell-all, A Higher Loyalty, topped the German nonfiction list. The U.S. edition was published by Flatiron in April and has sold more than 577,000 copies to date.

The Catalanotti Method is the 26th installment of Andrea Camilleri’s Commissioner Montalbano series and was on top of Italy’s bestseller list in June. Camilleri’s English translations, published in the U.S. by Penguin, are popular. Jumping up to third place in Italy was a translation of Swiss author Joël Dicker’s The Disappearance of Stephanie Mailer, a murder mystery set in the Hamptons.

American thriller writer Karin Slaughter’s Pieces of Her topped the bestseller list in the Netherlands. The second spot went to Hendrik Groen, a pseudonymous Dutch author who has had several #1 bestsellers, starting with 2014’s The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, which was published in the U.S. by Grand Central last year. Groen’s latest work, Live and Let Live, is a humorous look at a 50-year-old man’s midlife crisis.


Rank Title Author Imprint
1 Das Feld (The Field) Robert Seethaler Hanser Berlin
2 Die Tyrannei des Schmetterlings (The Tyranny of the Butterfly) Frank Schätzing Kiepenheuer & Witsch
3 Es ist nur eine Phase, Hase (It’s Just a Phase, Pal) Maxim Leo & Jochen Gutsch Ullstein
1 Größer als das Amt (A Higher Loyalty) James Comey Droemer
2 Der Ernährungskompass (The Diet Compass) Bas Kast C. Bertelsmann
3 Jäger, Hirten, Kritiker (Hunters, Herdsmen, Critics) Richard David Precht Goldmann

For the week ended June 30, 2018; used by arrangement with Buchreport


Fiction & Nonfiction Combined
Rank Title Author Imprint
1 Il metodo Catalanotti (The Catalanotti Method) Andrea Camilleri Sellerio Editore Palermo
2 Divertiti con Luì e Sofì. Il fantalibro dei Me contro Te (Have Fun with Luì and Sofì. The Book of Me Against You) Mondadori Electa
3 La scomparsa di Stephanie Mailer (The Disappearance of Stephanie Mailer) Joël Dicker La nave di Teseo
4 La lettera d’amore (The Love Letter) Lucinda Riley Giunti Editore
5 #Ops (#Ops) Elisa Maino Rizzoli
6 Divorare il cielo (Devouring the Sky) Paolo Giordano Einaudi

For the week ended June 18; used by arrangement with Informazioni Editoriali


Fiction & Nonfiction Combined
Rank Title Author Imprint
1 Gespleten (Pieces of Her) Karin Slaughter HarperCollins Holland
2 Leven en laten leven (Live and Let Live) Hendrik Groen Meulenhoff Boekerij
3 Inside (Inside) Michel van Egmond & Jan Hillenius Voetbal Inside
4 Wees onzichtbaar (Be Invisible) Murat Isik Ambo l Anthos
5 Het leven van een loser 12. Wegwezen. (The Getaway: Diary of a Wimpy Kid #12) Jeff Kinney De Fontein Jeugd
6 President vermist (The President Is Missing) Bill Clinton & James Patterson Nieuw Amsterdam

For the week ended June 30; used by arrangement with CPNB