Fire and Fury by Michael Wolff was the top-selling nonfiction title in Germany and France at the end of February and was #13 on the combined fiction and nonfiction list in the Netherlands.
In second place on Germany’s nonfiction list was Yellow Bar Mitzvah, the autobiography of German rapper Dimitri Chpakov, who is also known as Sun Diego and SpongeBozz. In fiction, Punishment, the newest thriller by Ferdinand von Schirach, was in third place in its first week on sale. Von Schirach is a lawyer-turned-author whose novels have been translated into 35 languages. A number of his books have been released in the U.S. by different publishers.
The top seller in the Netherlands at the end February was Gordon, the biography of Dutch entertainer Gordon Heuckeroth. In second place was The 91 Story Treehouse, the latest in Andy Griffith’s Treehouse series. The new book, illustrated by Terry Denton, will be published in the U.S. in July by Fiewel and Friends.
Moving into the #1 spot on Italy’s combined bestseller list in mid-February was When the Recluse Comes Out by Fred Vargas, the latest in her series of mysteries starring Parisian police commissioner Adamsberg. Vargas is the pseudonym of Frédérique Audoin-Rouzeau, a French historian, archaeologist, and novelist.