International Settings

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It is a cold February night in 1942. Dancers are swaying to the music at London’s Feldman’s Swing Club.

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“Connelly has created a labyrinth of twists and turns with suspects who are strong contenders one moment and drop to the bottom of the list the next.”

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“Baldacci fans will find this new series to be as exciting as his previous stories and will certainly look forward to the continuing adventures of Travis Devine, the ‘6:20 Man.’”

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“Smirnoff, who lives in Sweden, has done an excellent job, one that should reassure Larsson’s fans that the series is in good hands.”

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For mystery readers who like boots-on-the-ground British police procedurals, book three in the Two Rivers series delivers.

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“Lawton’s approach to espionage lacks the multiplying deaths and poignant self-blame of a Le Carré novel.

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“By positioning a vital threat to Cathbad, the most mysterious and loyal and honorable person in the series, Griffiths creates heart-wrenching power within what might otherwise be a relativ

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“Fowler reports that his literary agent said (with delight), ‘Oh, it’s a Bryant & May book, just without the murder plot!’”

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“Charles Cumming effectively ramps up suspense, in this hefty page-turner revelatory of modern espionage’s methods. “

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Smoothly written and tightly plotted, Bombay Monsoon might be the start of a whole new series for the highly decorated James W. Ziskin.”

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“It all comes together in a grimly satisfying series of events, showing more clearly than ever that Mohlin and Nyström understand costs and penalties.

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“compelling, rich with suspects, twists, turns, and complex characters, wrapped up with a very gratifying ending.”

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The Shadow Murders is a big, complex creation stuffed with a cast of deluded avenging angels and the sinners they kill.”

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“The marriage of 1960s Hollywood and wild Africa generates a fascinating historical thriller.”

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“Next in Line will be a happy choice for consumers of fast-paced action, who expect the author to demonstrate wide-ranging expertise in politics, the military and

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“Sikes has got a good start on a fast-moving series.”

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“The quality of Ann Cleeves’ writing far surpasses that of the usual police procedural.

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“Cercas has molded this police procedural into a fine literary novel.”

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Plot points abound at the beginning of Hays’ Pesticide: rioters attack police in central Bern, resulting in a murder; police officer Giuliana Linder deals with accidental homicide while re

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readers are treated to a solid police procedural set in a town rarely represented in the mystery genre but well worthy of a close read.”

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“What makes this an exceptionally good read is that Schellman does not distract or deviate from the premise of the story.”

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“full of derring-do, luscious descriptions in the cities of England and France, and appealing and not-so-appealing characters.”

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“Lorenzo Carcaterra creates a warm and fuzzy read with a feel-good plot—a cozy mystery in its truest form.”

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“First published in Sweden in 2020, the novel is eerily prescient in its depiction of Russian duplicity and ruthlessness. It even has a nasty thing or two to say about Vladimir Putin . .

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