Mysteries from around the globe

Expand your horizons.  Read a mystery written by an author from another part of the world.

The devotion of suspect X / Keigo Higashino

The devotion of suspect X / Keigo Higashino

A clever mathematics teacher orchestrates a cover-up after a confrontation between a violent man and his terror-stricken ex-wife results in the man's accidental death.

Japan

Kismet : a Kayankaya mystery / Jakob Arjouni

Kismet : a Kayankaya mystery / Jakob Arjouni

When his friend Romario asks for his help in dealing with thugs demanding protection money for his restaurant business, private detective Kemal Kayankaya finds himself up against Croatian nationalists bent on taking ovier the rackets in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

Germany

Needle in a haystack / Ernesto Mallo

Needle in a haystack / Ernesto Mallo

Superintendent Lascano is a detective working under the shadow of military rule in Buenos Aires in the late 1970s. Sent to investigate a double murder, he arrives at the crime scene to find three bodies. Two are clearly the work of the Junta's death squads, murders he is forced to ignore; the other one seems different.

Argentina

Novel bookstore

A novel bookstore / Laurence Cossé

A mysterious death, unusual car accident, and anonymous threats have one thing in common-- the victims are all members of the Good Novel bookstore's secret selection committee. Set in Paris, this tale combines mystery, romance, and French theology and literature.

France

The past is a foreign country / Gianrico Carofiglio

The past is a foreign country / Gianrico Carofiglio

While a city-wide investigation for a serial rapist goes on, Giorgio, a young lawyer, is befriended by the mysterious Francesco, who draws him into a underworld of corruption and violence where Giorgio's participation in events could change his life forever.

Italy

A shortcut to paradise / Teresa Solana

A shortcut to paradise / Teresa Solana

Private investigators Eduard and Borja infiltrate the upper echelons of Barcelona's publishing world in order to investigate a famous author's murder that is eerily similar to the heroine's murder in her award-winning novel.

Spain

The snowman / Jo Nesbø

The snowman / Jo Nesbø

Harry Hole investigates the disappearance of a woman whose scarf is found on a mysteriously built snowman, a case that is complicated by subsequent abductions and a menacing letter.

Norway

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