The Seven Sisters series by Lucinda Riley hit several European bestseller lists in January and remained popular in February, especially in the Netherlands, where five books were among the top 20 bestsellers on the country’s combined list at the end of February, including The Seven Sisters, the first title in the series, which was #1. Two Sisters by David Foenkinos landed in the second spot on the French fiction bestseller list at the end of last month. The best-known novel by Foenkinos—who is popular in his native France—is Delicacy, which was published in the U.S. by HarperCollins. Topping France’s fiction bestseller list was I Dream Too Hard by Michel Bussi. The thriller author has had a number of his previous books published in the U.S. by Hachette and Europa Editions’ World Noir imprint. The three top fiction sellers in Germany at the end of February were all new to the list, led by English author Simon Beckett’s The Scent of Death, the sixth volume in his David Hunter series. More than 21 million copies of books in the Hunter series have been sold worldwide, but Beckett does not have a regular American publisher.


Rank Title Author Imprint
1 J’ai dû rêver trop fort (I Dreamed Too Hard) Michel Bussi Presses de la Cité
2 Deux soeurs (Two Sisters) David Foenkinos Gallimard
3 Sérotonine (Serotonin) Michel Houellebecq Flammarion
1 Sodoma : enquête au coeur du Vatican (In the Closet of the Vatican) Frédéric Martel Robert Laffont-Seghers-NiL-Julliard
2 Ce pays que tu ne connais pas (The Country That You Have Never Seen) François Ruffin Les Arènes
3 Vital! (Vital!) Frédéric Saldmann Albin Michel

For the week ended Mar. 3; used by arrangement with GFK/Livres Hebdo


Rank Title Author Imprint
1 Die ewigen Toten (The Scent of Death) Simon Beckett Wunderlich
2 Scharnow (Scharnow) Bela B. Felsenheimer Heyne
3 Gier. Wie weit würdest du gehen? (Greed: How Far Would You Go?) Marc Elsberg Blanvalet
1 Der Ernährungskompass (The Diet Compass) Bas Kast C. Bertelsmann
2 Becoming (Becoming) Michelle Obama Goldmann
3 Mit Ernährung heilen (Healing Through Nutrition) Andreas Michalsen Insel

For the week ended Mar. 3; used by arrangement with Buchreport


Rank Title Author Imprint
Fiction & Nonfiction Combined
1 De zeven zussen (The Seven Sisters) Lucinda Riley Xander Uitgevers
2 De waanzinnige boomhut van 104 verdiepingen (The 104-Story Treehouse) Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton Lannoo
3 Moord op de moestuin (Murder in the Vegetable Garden) Nicolien Mizee Nijgh & Van Ditmar
4 Woorden schieten tekort (What Dementia Teaches Us About Love) Nicci Gerrard Meulenhoff Boekerij
5 Die ene patient (That One Patient) Ellen de Visser Ambo l Anthos
6 De zeven zussen Storm (The Storm Sister) Lucinda Riley Xander Uitgevers

For the week ended Mar. 3; used by arrangement with CPNB