International Settings

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“‘Every private eye from Sherlock Holmes to Matt Scudder needs a line into the factory. Sam Spade had his tame sergeant, Tom Polhaus.

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“readers can be assured that the Twin Rivers series will deliver the same intellectual and emotional qualities as its predecessors.”

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“The series anchor, Perveen Mistry, is one of the most delightful and engaging protagonists you’re likely to meet in historical fiction.”

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“Transient Desires is a captivating, elegant novel that will delight Donna Leon’s many fans.”

13 Days to Die is a riveting international thriller touching on a threat that is very relevant today: a virus from China, used as a weapon to create a pandemic.

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The Indian city of Bombay, renamed Mumbai by the government in 1995, is one of those international cities, like Shanghai and Istanbul, that is drenched in romance and intrigue.

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For Salvo Montalbano, the whole episode is as dramatic as a film.

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“Several doors are opened in The Darkest Evening to launch more stories.

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“the story is a deep dive into human psychology and the eternal battle between good and evil.

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“There’s a buzz around Eva García Sáenz and her trilogy, and The Silence of the White City is a crime novel you’ll want to put at the top of your summer reading list.”

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“a tangled web of history that slowly unravels as an ambitious chief inspector and a down-and-out private investigator, once colleagues, work against each other to discover

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Surely, Alexander McCall Smith isn’t the only philosopher in the world who writes novels. But he’s probably the best known and one of the most commercially successful.

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Untold Night and Day is a deliciously complex novel that satisfies at each layer as the reader continues to decipher its codes and hidde

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The crimes we commit in search of security and protection, for ourselves or our loved ones, are at the center of Andrea Camilleri’s latest Inspector Montalbano adventure, The Safety Net.

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If there was ever a fitting book to read during compulsory social isolation, it is Malicroix, the French Gothic classic novel by Henry Bosco, first published in 1946, and now available in

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“The final scenes lead dramatically to a high-tension Cold War quandary that promises more to come in this entertaining series.”

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“Donna Leon’s ability to paint both her city of Venice and the quandaries of commitment make this Trace Elements a quietly powerful book.”

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“Wonderfully captivating . . . A thrilling addition to the murder mystery series . . .”

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“The debut of a new series protagonist is always an event filled with hope and the promise of great reading to come, but The Missing American unfortunately misses the ta

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Fabulous as in “resembling or suggesting a fable.” But in this book, not necessarily “of an incredible, astonishing, or exaggerated nature.” Definition from Merriam-Webster

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“Tursten’s books present the Swedish setting as if it were a character, in rich, active detail.

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“Although she doesn’t yet have the knack of creating deeply compelling characters, Dovalpage’s writing hints at the possibility that she will be to Cuba what Donna Leon has become for Venic

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GI Confidential is one of Limón’s best to date in a series that never fails to entertain.”

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Agent Running in the Field is a pleasure to read. It’s a worthy addition to the John Le Carré canon at a time when bestselling authors don’t always deliver the goods . .

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