International Settings

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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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Author Joakim Zander’s writing style in The Swimmer is difficult to describe.

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“Botticelli’s Bastard is a delightful story, a fantasy revealing the extremes of human nature as well as the depths of emotion possession of a work of art may evok

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“Mazzeo is a fascinating storyteller who stays true to her nonfiction pact with the reader.

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“. . . one may wonder if Singularity is fact or fiction.”

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Pharaoh is a mystery for all the wrong reasons.”

What the publisher says about the book is this:

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“The authors have mastered the skill of pacing . . .”

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“. . . the authors fall down in this book. Nurse Bess Crawford is too saintly a figure.”

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“An authoritative and compelling voice, Mr. Siger is a master storyteller and Target: Tinos is a mesmerizing novel . . .”

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“Author Elizabeth George is well known for her complicated plots, but this book is an endless litany of the bad, dysfunctional family dynamic. . . .

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