International Settings

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When three American GIs stationed in South Korea during the 1970s go missing, Army Criminal Investigation Division Sergeants George Sueño and Ernie Bascom hear rumors that their disappearances are

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“A white-knuckle adventure from the start, . . . thoroughly entertaining historical mystery page-turner . . . filled with bountiful amounts of action and adventure.”

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"an entertaining, engaging crime novel."

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“Glass Houses is a Triple Crown winner for plot, characterization, and setting. . . .

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“an extraordinary debut novel filled with unique characters and heart-pumping situations we never see coming.”

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“a graphic portrayal of a dirty, ugly slice of life . . . Recommended for anyone seeking to know more about the drug cartels that threaten society.”

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Mystery writer Agatha Christie disappears for 11 days in 1926, but seldom speaks about it and omits entirely any mention of it in her autobiography.

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Tomoyuki Hoshino, born 1965, is one of Japan’s more compelling younger writers, but he remains virtually unknown abroad.

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Lars Martin Johansson, retired head of the Swedish National Criminal Police, stops at a well-known hotdog kiosk for a quick bite to eat before heading home.

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“a psychological puzzle box that ultimately explores multiple levels of illicit passions.”

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“Truth . . . the one thing people will do anything to hide . . . because the truth will always come out in the end.”

A killer is stalking the women of Göteborg.

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The Lost Boy is a complex and brilliant novel, but is one of Lackberg’s darkest stories.”

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Eloquent, almost poetic descriptive narrative combines with frequent brutal prose to create a story both compelling and stomach-churning set in beautiful, but often politically corrupt Kyrgyzstan.

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“one comes away with a sense of futility and a loss of sleep from reading on to the bitter end.”

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Packed with rim-shot snappy dialogue and sharply barbed observations, David Freed’s Hot Start is a tasty romp featuring irascible and the uber-jaded Cordell Logan.

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“Go-Between is a perfect title.”

Michelle Mason is between lives, between names, between worlds, between versions of herself.

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In this cozy police procedural set in the cozy French town of St. Denis, we have book nine of the cozy series about Bruno, Chief of Police.

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When Detective Constable Leonard Corell is called to a house in a quiet English suburb he discovers a man lying lifeless on his bed, white froth dried into a dribble of powder at the corner of his

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“In a suspense novel that is the literary equivalent of Hitchcock’s Psycho, Lemaitre presents a harrowing look into the link between madness and evil.”

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The 19th arrondissement in Paris is a cosmopolitan melting pot district where multicultural citizens live, love, and worship alongside one another, enjoying Kosher sushi and kebabs, and different s

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“‘My brother and I were kidnapped off a street in Chungking, China, when I was five years old . . . We never saw our father or mother again.

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Something may have been lost in the translation, but The Hanging Girl by Jussi Adler-Olsen is flat.

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Zagreb Noir, edited by Ivan Sršen, is yet another international addition to the long-running Akashic Noir series.

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A good yarn often happens over a good meal. With the right food and a glass of fine wine, people talk.

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