No one title dominated European bestseller lists in July, as a range of books from well-known mystery authors appeared on different charts. In Sweden, Jo Nesbø’s Knife jumped into the top fiction spot at the end of July, while The Golden Cage by Camilla Läckberg slipped from second place to third. Taking over the #2 spot at the end of last month was Knock Knock, the latest Ewert Grens mystery by Anders Roslund.

Lucinda Riley continued her grip on the bestseller list in the Netherlands with her Seven Sisters series. Two novels were in the top six spots on the country’s combined bestseller list, and six Riley books were among the Netherlands’ top 20 July bestsellers. The husband and wife writing team Nicci French landed in the #2 spot on the combined list with The Lying Room. The novel will be released by Morrow in the U.S. in October.

The German bestseller list has a different look than those in Sweden and the Netherlands. The YA illustrated title Pan’s Labyrinth: The Labyrinth of the Faun by Cornelia Funke and Guillermo del Toro was in second place on the fiction list and was released in the U.S. last month by HarperCollins/Tegen Books. In the top spot on the German fiction list in July was Love in Case of Emergency by Daniela Krien, which explores the lives of five middle-aged women living in Leipzig.


Rank Title Author Imprint
1 Die liebe im ernstfall (Love in Case of Emergency) Daniela Krien Diogenes
2 Das labyrinth des fauns (Pan's Labyrinth: The Labyrinth of the Faun) Cornelia Funke and Guillermo del Toro Fischer Sauerländer
3 Blind Date (All the Wrong Places) Joy Fielding Goldmann
1 Der ernährungskompass (The Diet Compass) Bas Kast C. Bertelsmann
2 Kurze antworten auf große fragen (Brief Answers to the Big Questions) Stephen Hawking Klett-Cotta
3 Deutschland verdummt (Germany Goes Dumb) Michael Winterhoff Gütersloher Verlagshaus

For the week ended July 28; used by arrangement with Buchreport


Rank Title Author Imprint
1 Kniv (Knife) Jo Nesbø Albert Bonniers Förlag
2 Jamåhonleva (Knock Knock) Anders Roslund Albert Bonniers Förlag
3 En bur av guld (The Golden Cage) Camilla Läckberg Bokförlaget Forum
1 Allt jag fått lära mig (Educated) Tara Westover Natur & Kultur
2 Factfulness (Factfulness) Hans Rosling Natur & Kultur Allmänlitteratur
3 Skärmhjärman (Screen Time) Anders Hansen Bonnier Fakta

For the week ended July 19; used by arrangement with Svensk Bokhandel


Rank Title Author Imprint
Fiction & Nonfiction Combined
1 De zeven zussen (The Seven Sisters) Lucinda Riley Xander Uitgevers
2 Huis vol leugens (The Lying Room) Nicci French Ambo l Anthos
3 Familiegeheimen (Family Secrets) Astrid Holleeder Lebowski
4 De zeven zussen Storm (The Storm Sister) Lucinda Riley Xander Uitgevers
5 Laatste weduwe (The Last Widow) Karin Slaughter HarperCollins Holland
6 De geschiedenis van Nederland in 100 oude kaarten (The History of the Netherlands in 100 Old Maps) Marieke van Delft and Lannoo Reinder Storm

For the week ended July 28; used by arrangement with CPNB