International Settings

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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:

“Håkan Nesser is a fine writer; however, in the final analysis, Münster’s Case is just not one of his better efforts.”

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“Mr. Haas may not yet be a household name this side of the Atlantic, but all that is about to change . . .”

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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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“Murder at the Lanterne Rouge is wonderfully plotted, and Cara Black ties together the past and present with élan. We’ll always have Paris.”

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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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“. . . an entertaining read, . . . The Immortalists is a truly great mystery novel by one of the best authors working in the genre today.”

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Fly By Night is fast-paced and engaging. Thoroughly enjoyable.”

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“Morgue Drawer Four, a finalist for Germany’s 2010 Friedrich Glauser Prize for best crime novel, is a real find for aficionados of black humor and the macabre.

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“. . . the point with The Feng Shui Detective Goes West is to enjoy the effervescent ride.”

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“Sorry has all the ingredients to make it a compulsive read. It’s slick, chock full of twists and turns, and dripping with narrative thrust and intrigue. . . .

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“On the credit side, Mr. Drvenkar’s narrative and dialogue are strong and move each section of the story along. He selects his words with care . . .

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