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Distant Times, Exotic Climes,
and In The Future . . .

Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes             Exotic Climes (A to Z by author)

Distant Times {on page 3}

The Future {on page 3}


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— Seicho Matsumoto [1909-92]


Exotic  Climes

Authors, A to L {just below} • jump to Exotic Climes by Author, M to Z {on page 2}

Italian-mysteries.com: The Definitive Website for English-language Mystery Novels Set in Italy

browse Canadian detectives category at Amazon
Bloody Scotland mystery fansite

Murder In Japan anthology edited by John Apostolou & Martin Greenberg  
"Murder In Japan: Japanese Stories of Crime & Detection" [1987]
Edited by John L. Apostolou & Martin H. Greenberg,
Foreword by James Melville

Dembner Books 8½x5½ hardcover [6/87] out of print/used
Murder Most Celtic anthology edited by Martin H. Greenberg  "Murder Most Celtic: Tall Tales of Irish Mayhem" [2001]
Edited by Martin H. Greenberg

includes Introduction by John Helfers and 16 stories by Jane Adams, Doug Allyn, Paul Bishop, Jon L. Breen, P.M. Carlson, Simon Clark, Mat Coward, Bill Crider, Brendan DuBois, Jeremiah Healy, Edward D. Hoch, Clark Howard, Wendi Lee, Robert J. Randisi, Mary Ryan, and Peter Tremayne
Cumberland House Publng 9x6 pb [3/2001] out of print/used
Gramercy Books 9½x6½ hardcover [2/2003] out of print/used
Paris Noir Crime Fiction stories edited by Maxim Jakubowski  "Paris Noir: Capital Crime Fiction" [2008]
Edited by Maxim Jakubowski

Serpent's Tail 7½x5 pb [2/2008] for $9.86
includes new stories by Cara Black, Jerome Charyn, Stella Duffy, Barry Gifford, Sparkle Hayter, John Harvey, editor Jakubowski, Jake Lamar, Dominique Manotti, Michael Moor-cock, Jim Nisbet, Jean-Hughes Oppel, Scott Phillips, Romain Slocombe, Jason Starr, Dominique Sylvain, Marc Villard & John Williams
Scene of the Crime / Importance of Place book by David Geherin  "Scene of The Crime: The Importance of Place In Crime and Mystery Fiction" [2008]
by David Geherin

Author cites as examples fifteen authors whose settings are important to the mystery, including: James Lee Burke (Southern Louisiana), Lindsey Davis (Ancient Rome), Carl Hiaasen (South Florida), Tony Hillerman (American Southwest), Donna Leon (Venice, Italy), James McClure (South Africa), Walter Mosley (South Central Los Angeles), Ian Rankin (Edinburgh, Scotland), Sara Paretsky (Chicago), George P. Pelecanos (Washington, DC), Leonardo Sciascia (Sicily), Maj Sjöwall & Per Wahloo (Stockholm, Sweden), Alexander McCall Smith (Botswana), and Paco Ignacio Taibo II (Mexico City)
McFarland & Co. 9x6 pb [2/2008] for $35.00

Greatest Russian Crime Stories anthology edited by Otto Penzler  "The Greatest Russian Stories of Crime and Suspense" [19 stories 2010]
Edited by Otto Penzler

19 stories in English from Russian authors Boris Akunin, Ivan Bunin, Anton Checkov (4), Fyodor Dostoevsky, Nikolai Gogol (2), Maxim Gorky, Vil Lipatov, Nikolai Lyeskov, Vladimir Nabakov, P. Nikitin, Alexander Pushkin, Lev Sheinen, Boris Sokoloff, and Leo Tolstoy (2)
Kindle Edition from Pegasus Books [6/2012] for $1.34 {sic}
Pegasus Books 8¼x5½ pb [7/2012] for $1.34 {sic}
Pegasus Books 9¼x6¼ hardcover [12/2010] for $19.00

Stories For Japan anthology edited by Timothy Hallinan, proceeds to Japan disaster relief  "Shaken: Stories For Japan" [2011] Edited by Timothy Hallinan
Conceived by mystery author Hallinan and edited by him, with royalty proceeds going to Japan America Society of Southern California's 2011 Japan Relief Fund
Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [6/2011] for $3.99 {sic}
twenty original stories by award-winning authors; not all are mysteries, but all are related to Japan; contributors include Brett Battles, Cara Black, Vicki Doudera, Dianne Emley, Dale Furutani, editor Hallinan, Stefan Hammond, Rosemary Harris, Naomi Hirahara, Wendy Hornsby, Ken Kuhlken, Debbi Mack, Adrian McKinty, I.J. Parker, Gary Phillips, Hank Phillippi Ryan, Jeffrey Siger, Kelli Stanley, C.J. West, and Jeri Westerson


Exotic  Climes,  Authors  A to L

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

flag of Denmark  Jussi Adler-Olsen
Denmark's #1 crime writer and New York Times bestseller author
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Detective Carl Mørck of Copenhagen’s Department Q series

"Kvinden i Buret (The Woman In The Cage)" [#1 = 2007]
{U.K. title "Mercy" [2011]; U.S. title: "The Keeper of Lost Causes" [8/2011]}
http://www.amazon.com/Keeper-Lost-Causes-Jussi-Adler-Olsen/dp/B007F7Q7SA/

"Fasandræberne (The Pheasant Killers)" [#2 = 2008]
{U.S. title: "The Absent One" [8/2012]}
http://www.amazon.com/Absent-One-Jussi-Adler-Olsen/dp/0525952896/

"Flaskepost fra P. (Message In A Bottle)" [#3 = 2009]

"Journal 64" [#4 = 2010]

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

flag of Japan  Jiro Akagawa
browse books (out of print)IMDb listingWikipedia

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

flag of France  Jean-Pierre Alaux & Noël Balen of France
The mystery novel series of the Winemaker Detective takes place in the Bordeaux Region of France; the authors have so far produced twenty
French-language books; their French television series is a hit (six shown, two more scheduled). New publisher Le French Book has just released
the first English translation by Anne Trager, as a Kindle format ebook.

Winemaker Detectives Benjamin Cooker & Virgile Lanssien series

"Le Sang de La Vigne (Blood of The Vine)" French TV series
series credits at IMDbofficial French-language movie sitemovie entry at Wikipedia France
"Les Larmes de Pasquin" [Jan 2011]
"Le Dernier Coup de Jarnac" [Oct 2011]
"La Robe de Margaux" [Jan 2012]
"Mission à Pessac" [Jan 2012]
"Question d'Eau de Vie... ou de Mort" [Sept 2012]
"Noces d'Or à Sauternes" [Sept 2012]
"Boire et Déboires" [pending]
"Les Veuves Soyeuses" [pending]

Treachery In Bordeaux / Mission à Haut-Brion novel in Kindle format from Le French Book  "Treachery In Bordeaux" for Kindle [2012]
Published in France as "Mission à Haut-Brion" [2004] by Editions Fayard; a whodunit without a killing! When strange events begin to occur in the cellars of the nuns at Haut-Brion, master vintner Benjamin Cooker and his assistant Virgile are asked to find the source of the trouble.
Kindle Edition from Le French Book [8/2012] for $5.99
Fayard French-language 8¼x5¼ pb [1/2004] import/used & new
Fayard French-language pb [1/2004] for €16,44 via Amazon.FR
official book site
★     ★     ★     ★     ★

flag of South Africa  Sally Andrew + Tannie Maria mystery series
official website • no entry at Wikipedia

Recipes for Love and Murder mystery novel by Sally Andrew (Tannie Maria)  "Recipes for Love and Murder: A Tannie Maria Mystery" [#1 = 2015]
Middle-aged widow 'Tannie' Maria shares her culinary love as a recipe columnist for the local paper in rural South Africa until The Gazette decides that its readers are hungrier for advice on matters of the heart than for ideas for lunch and dinner. She adjusts, and finds that she has a knack and a passion for helping other people. But when one of her correspondents is murdered, she becomes involved in a much more dangerous world than she is used to . . .
Kindle Edition from Ecco/HarperCollins [11/2015] for $12.99
Ecco Press 9x6 hardcover [11/2015] for $21.35
★     ★     ★     ★     ★

flag of the Kingdom of Belgium  Pieter Aspe of Belgium + Insp. Van In mystery series
IMDb listing • no official website found • Wikipedia

Square of Revenge Dutch mystery novel by Pieter Aspe  "Het Vierkant van de Wraak / The Square of Revenge" [#1 = 1995, USA 2013]
First English-language translation The Degroot jewelry store in Bruges is broken into, but nothing is stolen; instead, the safe's contents are dissolved away in aqua regia, which is strong enough to dissolve even gold. Insp. Von In and the new Assistant D.A pursue a strange case also involving a baroness, cryptic notes, and a kidnapped grandchild.
Kindle Edition from Open Road Media [6/2013] for $9.99
Pegasus 9x6½ hardcover [6/2013] for $18.20
Standaard Uitg Alg Uitgave Dutch-language 21.4x14cm pb [7/95] for €21,99 via Amazon.DE

The Midas Murders Dutch mystery novel by Pieter Aspe  "De Midasmoorden / The Midas Murders" [#2 = 1996, USA 2013]
A prominent business executive is found dead in the streets of Bruges. Insp. Van In questions the official cause of death, and interviews one of the man's friends, who is burned to death that night in a house fire. An explosion in a tourist section of downtown Bruges suggests a terrorist attack, but the only clue is an anonymous letter to the police making impossible demands . . .
Pegasus hardcover [DUE Dec 2013] for $18.51
Standaard Uitg Alg Uitgave Dutch-language 21.2x13.8cm pb [10/2001] for €21,99 via Amazon.DE
Standaard Uitg Alg Uitgave Dutch 19.8x12.4cm hardcover [9/2011] for €12,62 via Amazon.DE

"De Kinderen van Chronos / The Children of Chronos" [#3 = 1997] ISBN 90-223-1437-5
"De Vierde Gestalte / The Fourth Figure" [#4 = 1998]
"Het Dreyse-incident / The Dreyse Incident" [#5 = 1999] ISBN 90-6091-422-8
"Blauw Bloed / Blue Blood" [#6 = 2000] ISBN 90-223-1728-5
"Dood Tij / Dead Tide" [#7 = 2000] ISBN 90-223-1573-8
"Zoenoffer / Sweet Sacrifice" [#8 = 2001 ISBN 90-5542-827-2 & 90-223-1575-4
"Vagevuur / Purgatory" [#9 = 2001] ISBN 90-223-1602-5
"De Vijde Macht / The Fifth Power" [#10 = 2002] ISBN 90-223-1732-3
"Onder Valse Vlag / Under False Flag" [#11 = 2002]
"13 / Thirteen" [#12 = 2003] ISBN 90-223-1789-7
"Pandora" [#13 = 2003]
"Tango" [#14 = 2004] ISBN 90-223-1831-1
"Onvoltooid Verleden / Unfinished Past" [#15 = 2004] ISBN 90-223-1941-5
"Casino" [#16 = 2005] ISBN 90-223-1884-2
"Ontmaskerd / Unmasked" [#17 = 2005] ISBN 90-223-1941-5
"Zonder Spijt / Without Regret" [#18 = 2006] ISBN 90-223-1965-2
"Alibi" [#19 = 2006]
"Rebus" [#20 = 2007]
"Op Drift" [#21]
"De Zevende Kamer" [#22]
"Bankroet" [#23]
"Misleid" [#24]
"De Cel" [#25]
"De Vijand" [#26]
"Erewoord" [#27]
"Postscriptum" [#28]
"Solo" [#29]

"Aspe" TV series [2004-2013]

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

flag of The Netherlands  A.C. 'Appie' Baantjer [1923-2010]
browse booksIMDb listing [1984-2009]Wikipedia

Dutch-language author fansite
KN's Dutch-language author fansite

Amsterdam Insp. Jurrian DeKok series

"Baantjer" Dutch TV series [1995-2006] /tt0111887/ available only on Region 2 DVDs

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

flag of Ireland  Benjamin Black {real name John Banville)
browse booksJohn Banville entry at Wikipedia

flag of Ireland  Dublin, Ireland coroner Quirke series

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Cara Black of San Francisco
browse booksauthor's websiteWikipedia

flag of France  Aimée Leduc of Paris, France series

"Murder In The Marais" [#1 = 1998]
"Murder In Belleville" [#2 = 2000]
"Murder In The Sentier" [#3 = 2002]
"Murder In The Bastille" #4 = 2003]
"Murder In Clichy" [#5 = 2004]
"Murder In Montmartre" [#6 = 2005]
"Murder On The Ile Saint-Louis" [#7 = 2007]
"Murder In The Rue de Paradis" [#8 = 2008]
"Murder In The Latin Quarter" [#9 = 2009]
"Murder In The Palais Royal" [#10 = 2010]
"Murder In Passy" [#11 = 2011]
"Murder At The Lanterne Rouge" #12 = 2012]
"Murder Below Montparnasse" [#13 = 3/2013]
"Murder In Pigalle" [#14 = 3/2014]

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Peggy J. Blair of Ottawa, Canada
author's websiteauthor's weblogWikipedia

flag of Cuba  Inspector Ricardo Ramirez of Havana, Cuba series
publisher's Insp. Ramirez website

Beggar's Opera mystery novel by Peggy Blair (Insp. Ramirez)  "The Beggar's Opera: An Inspector Ramirez Novel" [#1 = 2012]
Ramirez is haunted by his grandmother's death from dementia and he is worried that his visions of the dead from past unsolved cases means that he is nearing the same fate. His latest case must be solved in 72 hours, since the main suspect is a Canadian policeman on vacation in Cuba.
Kindle Edition from Pintail [3/2013] for $9.99
Pintail 8¼x5¼ pb [2/2013] for $10.88
Penguin Canada 9x6 pb [2012] out of print/used
American title "Midnight In Havana" [DUE July 2013]
Birlinn General pb [7/2013] pre-order for $16.91
Poisoned Pawn mystery novel by Peggy Blair (Insp. Ramirez)  
"The Poisoned Pawn: An Inspector Ramirez Novel" [#2 = 2013]
Ramirez travels to Canada to bring back a priest involved in child pornography and uncovers 'a web of deceit and depravity extending from the corridors of power in Canada to the Vatican', that centers on a cold-blooded killer.
published in Canada; not yet listed on Amazon
★     ★     ★     ★     ★

  Giles Blunt
+ Northern Ontario, Canada detectives Cardinal & Delorme series

browse booksauthor's websiteIMDb listingWikipedia

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Tom Bradby
+ mysteries set in 1926 Shanghai, 1917 Russia, 1942 Cairo

browse booksauthor's profile at I.T.N.-UKWikipedia

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

  Nelson Brunanski lives in Victoria, BC
browse booksauthor's website • no entry at Wikipedia

"Southern Exposure" [2012] by Nelson Brunanski
https://www.amazon.com/Southern-Exposure-Nelson-Brunanski-ebook/dp/B00746L4X0/

"Victoria Day: A Mystery" [7/2013] by Nelson Brunanski
https://www.amazon.com/Victoria-Day-Mystery-Nelson-Brunanski-ebook/dp/B00DWJ6GEU/


smalltown Saskatchewan, Canada mystery series

"Crooked Lake" [Book 1 = 7/2006])
https://www.amazon.com/Crooked-Lake-small-town-Saskatchewan-Mystery-ebook/dp/B003T0HF60/
https://www.amazon.com/Crooked-Lake-Nelson-Brunanski/dp/1412063736/

"Frost Bite" [Book 2 = 2010]
https://www.amazon.com/Frost-Another-Small-Town-Saskatchewan-Mystery-ebook/dp/B00381AI78/
https://www.amazon.com/Frost-Bite-Nelson-Brunanski/dp/0973912111/

"Burnt Out" [Book 3 = 7/2013]
https://www.amazon.com/Burnt-Out-Small-town-Saskatchewan-Book-ebook/dp/B00E09F4GW/

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

John Burdett lives in France & Bangkok
browse booksofficial websiteWikipedia

"A Personal History of Thirst" [William Morrow & Co. 1996] ISBN 0-688-14399-7
"The Last Six Million Seconds" [Hodder & Stoughton, 1997] ISBN 0-340-68904-8

flag of Thailand  Royal Thai Police Det. Sonchai Jitpleecheep series
"Bangkok 8: A Novel" [Alfred A. Knopf 2003] ISBN 0-9657525-3-4
"Bangkok Tattoo" [Vintage 7/2006] ISBN 1-4000-3291-1
"Bangkok Haunts" [Alfred A. Knopf 2007] ISBN 0-307-26318-5
"The Godfather of Kathmandu" [Alfred A. Knopf 2010] ISBN 978-0-307-26319-3
"Vulture Peak: A Bangkok Novel" [2012] ISBN 978-0-307-27267-6

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Bob Burke lives in County Limerick, Ireland
browse booksbooks weblog {last update 2008}Wikipedia

The Third Pig Detective Agency mystery series
Billed as 'nursery rhyme noir'; Harry Pigg is famous as the only survivor of the Big Bad Wolf attacks; but he is in desparate straits,
having lost his brick house and all, so he sets up the Third Pig Detective Agency in Downtown Grimmville . . .

Third Pig Detective Agency mystery novel by Bob Burke  "The Third Pig Detective Agency" [ages 12 & up; #1 = 2009]
Harry Pigg waits for his first client, and in walks Aladdin who needs help finding an old lamp . . .
Kindle Edition from Friday Project/HarperCollins [6/2009] for $1.99 {sic}
The Friday Project 8x5 hardcover [6/2009] for $8.99
Third Pig Detective Agency Ho Ho Ho Mystery novel by Bob Burke  "The Third Pig Detective Agency: The Ho Ho Ho Mystery" [ages 12 & up; #2 = 2010]
When Father Christmas goes missing on the day before Christmas Eve, Mrs. Christmas calls on intrepid hero Harry Pigg and his nimble assistant Jack Horner to track the old man down.
Kindle Edition from Friday Project/HarperCollins [10/2010] for $4.99
The Friday Project 8x5 hardcover [10/2010] for $10.99
Third Pig Detective Agency Curds and Whey Mystery novel by Bob Burke  "The Third Pig Detective Agency: The Curds and Whey Mystery" [#3 = 2012]
Little Miss Muffet presents Harry Pigg and his team with a most intriguing case: her charming little B&B has been infested with giant spiders and she wants to find out who is responsible.
Kindle Edition from Friday Project/HarperCollins [6/2012] for $4.99
The Friday Project 8x5 hardcover [6/2012] for $8.99
Third Pig Detective Agency mystery novel omnibus by Bob Burke  "The Third Pig Detective Agency: The Complete Casebook" [#4 = 2015]
includes the first three novels of the series
Kindle Edition from Friday Project/HarperCollins [2/2015] for $9.99
The Friday Project 7¾x5 pb [3/2015] out of print/many used
★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Jim Butcher of Independence, Missouri
browse booksofficial websiteWikipedia

flag of Chicago, Illinois  wizard detective Harry Dresden of Chicago series

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

flag of Italy  Andrea Camilleri
+ Commissario Montalbano in Sicily series

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Camilleri Fan Club [est. 1997]: in Italian or in English

Age of Doubt mystery novel by Andrea Camilleri  "The Age of Doubt: An Inspector Montalbano Mystery" [2012]
by Andrea Camilleri, translation by Stephen Sartarelli

An unfamiliar woman asks Inspector Montalbano about a boat due to arrive at Vagáta's harbor that afternoon; when the boat arrives, the crew reports finding a disfigured corpse.
Kindle Edition from Penguin Publng [5/2012] for $9.99
Penguin 7½x5 pb [5/2012] for $10.20
★     ★     ★     ★     ★

flag of Italy  Gianrico Carofiglio
browse booksWikipedia

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

David Casarett, MD lives in Philadelphia, PA
official websiteWikipedia {empty}

flag of Thailand  nurse-detective Ladarat Patalung of Chiang Mei, Thailand

Murder at the House of Rooster Happiness mystery novel by David Casarett  "Murder At The House of Rooster Happiness" [#1 = 2016]
Nurse Ladarat Patalung also runs the Ethical Chiang Mai Detective Agency; when a man is pronounced dead at the Sriphat Hospital emergency room, one of the workers remembers that the wife also brought a different dying husband to the E.R. awhile back, suggesting a possible serial killer.
Kindle Edition from Redhook/Hachette [9/2016] for $9.99
Redhook 8¼x5½ pb [9/2016] for $14.97
★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Linda Castillo
browse booksofficial websiteIMDb listingentry at Wikipedia

Sworn to Silence mystery novel by Linda Castillo  "Sworn To Silence" [2009] by Linda Castillo
Romance author Castillo has written a mystery novel that takes place in the Amish country of Midwestern America. (The Amish are a Christian sect of America & Canada whose farming culture remains largely as it was 200 years ago: no electricity, no automobiles or tractors, German-Swiss dialect.) Kate Burkholder broke away from the Amish years ago and became a big-city cop; now she is back in bucolic Painters Mill, Ohio as the new chief of police. Sixteen years prior, four serial killings occured that were never solved; now the killer appears to have started up again.
Minotaur Books mass pb [5/2010] out of print/ many, many used
Minotaur Books 8¼x5½ pb [3/2011] for $10.19
St. Martin/Minotaur 9¼x6¼ hardcover [6/2009] for $16.47
Macmillan UNABR audio CD [6/2009] out of prodn/used

"An Amish Murder" [Lifetime TV 2012?]
Announced 12/2011: Poppy Montgomery & Barbara Lieberman will executive produce; actress Neve Campbell will co-produce & star;
Stephen Gyllenhaal will direct from a script by Mark Malone, based on "Sworn to Silence" • http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2234451/

"Pray For Silence" [#2 = St. Martin's Minotaur 12/2010]

"Breaking Silence" [#3 = St. Martin's Minotaur 6/2011]

"Gone Missing" [#4 = 2012] Minotaur Books ISBN 978-0-312-65856-4

"Her Last Breath" [#5 = 2013] Minotaur Books ISBN 978-0-312-65857-1

"The Dead Will Tell" [#6 = 2014] Minotaur Books ISBN 978-1-250-02957-7

"After The Storm" [#7 = 7/2015] Minotaur Books ISBN 9781250061560

"Seeds of Deception: A Kate Burkholder Short Story" [5/2016] for 99c ISBN 9781250112552

"Among The Wicked" [#8 = 7/2016] Minotaur Books ISBN 9781250061577

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

flag of India  Vikram Chandra
+ Insp. Sartaj Singh of Bombay, India series

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Vikram Chandra's Sacred Games  
"Sacred Games" [2007]
HarperCollins 9¼x6½ hardcover [1/2007] for $16.77

Insp. Singh also appeared in a story in
"Love and Longing In Bombay: Stories" [1997]
Back Bay Books 8½x5¾ pb [11/2006] for $11.19
Little, Brown 8½x5¾ hardcover [3/97] out of print/used

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

flag of New York City  Henry Chang
+ N.Y.P.D. Det. Jack Yu in New York's Chinatown series

browse books

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

flag of Republic of China, 1928-1949  Xiaoqing Cheng
+ Huo Sang & Bao Lang in 1920s & 1930s Shanghai

Xiaoqing Cheng [1893-1976] is considered the Grand Master of XXth-century Chinese detective fiction; before World War I,
he translated Arthur Conan Doyle's tales of Sherlock Holmes into classical Chinese and then into vernacular Chinese.
Cheng's two characters Huo Sang & Bao Lang lived in a spacious apartment on Aiwen Road in 1920s & 1930s Shanghai,
and the tales were a combination of Holmesian deduction and the conventions of traditional (often sensationalist) Chinese fiction.

Sherlock in Shanghai stories by Xiaoqing Cheng  "Sherlock In Shanghai: Stories of Crime and Detection" [2006]
by Xiaoqing Cheng, Translated by Timothy C. Wong

contains eight translated stories: "A Summer Night's Tragedy"; "At The Ball"; "Cat's-Eye" featuring master thief The South-China Swallow; "The Examination Paper"; "The Odd Tenant"; "On The Huangpu"; "The Other Photograph"; and "The Shoe"
Univ of Hawai'i Press 8¼x5½ pb [11/2006] for $26.00
Univ of Hawai'i Press 8½x5½ hardcover [11/2006] for $38.13
publisher's book page

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

James Church
browse booksWikipedia

flag of North Korea  Inspector O of North Korea series

A Corpse In The Koryo mystery novel by James Church  "A Corpse In The Koryo" [#1=2006]
Inspector O of North Korea's Ministry of State Security is assigned to the case of an unidentified Westerner found dead in a hotel room.
Minotaur 8x5½ pb [9/2007] for $11.21
St. Martin/Minotaur 8½x6 hardcover [10/2006] out of print/used
Hidden Moon mystery novel by James Church  "Hidden Moon: An Inspector O Novel" [#2 = 2007]
Bank robbery is rare in North Korea, so when men wearing silk stockings (also rare) on their faces rob the Gold Star Bank in broad daylight, the matter is assigned to Inspector O, due to his expertise with offbeat cases.
Minotaur 8¼x5½ pb [10/2008] for $11.16
St. Martin/Minotaur 8¼x5½ hardcover [10/2007] for $18.68
Bamboo and Blood mystery novel by James Church  "Bamboo and Blood: An Inspector O Novel" [#3=2008]
Inspector O is assigned to watch a foreigner, who turns out to be working for Israeli intelligence, and then reassigned to investigate the death of a diplomat's wife in Pakistan – but in the dysfunctional, paranoid society of modern North Korea, Insp. O is allowed only to gather data and not to solve the crime.
Kindle Edition from St. Martin/Minotaur [2/2010] for $9.99
St. Martin's Griffin pb [2/2010] for $11.89
St. Martin/Minotaur 8¼x6 hardcover [11/2008] out of print/used

"The Man With The Baltic Stare" [2010] ISBN 978-0-312-37292-7

"A Drop of Chinese Blood" [2012] ISBN 9780312550639

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

flag of Canada  Vicki Delany lives in Ontario, Canada
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"Whiteout" [L.T.D. Books 2001; reissued by Worldwide Library 2008]
"Scare The Light Away" [3/2005]
"Burden of Memory" [6/2006]
"A Winter Kill" [4/2012]
"More Than Sorrow" [9/2012]


flag of Canada  Constable Molly Smith of British Columbia, Canada series
"In The Shadow of The Glacier" [#1 = 2007]
"Valley of The Lost" [#2 = 2009]
"Winter of Secrets" [#3 = Nov 2009]
"Negative Image" [#4 = Nov 2010]
"Among The Departed" [#5 = May 2011]
"A Cold White Sun" [#6 = 8/2013]


flag of Yukon Territory, Canada  Klondike Mysteries series
"Gold Digger" [#1 = April 2009]
"Gold Fever: A Klondike Mystery" [#2 = April 2010]
"Gold Mountain" [#3 = April 2012]
"Gold Web" [#4 = Dec 2013]


flag of New York State  'Year-Round Christmas' Mysteries series

Rest Ye Murdered Gentlemen mystery novel by Vicki Delany  "Rest Ye Murdered Gentlemen: A Year-Round Christmas Mystery" [#1 = 2015]
Kindle Edition from Berkley/Penguin [11/2015] for $7.99
Berkley mass pb [11/2015] for $6.47
The town of Rudolph, New York sells Xmas spirit all year long. The owner of Mrs. Claus’s Treasures is upset when her float in the semi-annual Santa Claus parade is sabotaged; then she stumbles upon the body of a travel reporter. The police conclude that he was killed by a poisoned gingerbread cookie baked by her friend Vicki, so Merry involves herself in solving the crime and saving the reputation of her friend and of the town.
"We Wish You A Murderous Christmas" [#2 = 11/2016]  11/2016
https://www.amazon.com/Wish-Murderous-Christmas-Year-Round-Mystery-ebook/dp/B01BK0WS8U/
https://www.amazon.com/Wish-Murderous-Christmas-Year-Round-Mystery/dp/0425280810/

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Michael Dibdin [1947-2007]
browse booksIMDb listingWikipedia

flag of Italy  Aurelio Zen of modern Venice, Italy series
series booksWikipedia

"Ratking" [1988]
"Vendetta" [1990]
"Cabal" [1992]
"Dead Lagoon" [1994]
"Cosi Fan Tutti" [1996]
"A Long Finish" [1998]
"Blood Rain" [1999]
"And Then You Die" [2002]
"Medusa" [2003]
"Back To Bologna" [2005]
"End Games" [2007]

"Zen" TV series [RTI/BBC Jan 2011]
series credits at IMDbseries entry at Wikipedia

Aurelio Zen TV series 3-disk set  "Zen" DVD Box Set [2011]
contains 3 feature-length TV movies: "Ratking", "Vendetta" & "Cabal";
starring Rufus Sewell & Caterina Murino
BBC/Warner widescreen color Blu-ray [8/2011] 2 disks for $24.99
BBC/Warner widescreen color DVD [8/2011] 2 disks for $19.99
★     ★     ★     ★     ★

flag of Sweden  Åke Edwardson
+ Swedish Insp. Erik Winter series

all booksIMDb listingWikipedia

Kerstin Ekman page at Project Runeberg {in Swedish}

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

flag of Sweden  Kerstin Ekman
browse booksIMDb listingWikipedia

Kerstin Ekman page at Project Runeberg {in Swedish}

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

flag of Sweden  Kjell Eriksson
+ Swedish detectives Haver & Lindell series

browse booksIMDb listingWikipedia

Kjell Eriksson page at Project Runeberg {in Swedish}

"Black Lies, Red Blood" [#5 = 2014] translated by Paul Norlen

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

flag of Canada  John Farrow + Montreal detective Emile Cinq-Mars series
browse books

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Rudolph Fisher [1897-1934]
Wikipedia

The Conjure-Man Dies detective novel by Rudolph Fisher  "The Conjure-Man Dies: A Mystery Tale of Dark Harlem" [1932 classic]
The first Afro-American detective in the first mystery novel by an Afro-American author; the victim is an African prince graduated from Harvard; the other main characters include a physician, a mortician, an N.Y.P.D. detective, and Bubber Brown, a former street cleaner turned private eye.
Univ Michigan Press 8x5¼ pb [4/92] for $16.95
X Press 7¾x5 pb [1997] out of print/used
Ayer Co. Publng 8¼x5¼ hardcover [12/92] for $35.95
8/2011 review at the FemmeNoir weblog

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Conor Fitzgerald
browse booksauthor's weblog • no entry at Wikipedia

"The Dogs of Rome: A Commissario Alec Blume Novel" [#1 = 3/2010]
http://www.amazon.com/Dogs-Rome-Commissario-Blume-Novel/dp/1608190544/

"The Fatal Touch: A Commissario Alec Blume Novel" [#2 = 6/2011]
http://www.amazon.com/Fatal-Touch-Commissario-Blume-ebook/dp/B004SC2E96/
http://www.amazon.com/Fatal-Touch-Commissario-Blume-Novel/dp/1608193292/

"The Namesake: A Commissario Alec Blume Novel" [#3 = 3/2012]
http://www.amazon.com/Namesake-Commissario-Blume-Novel-ebook/dp/B0085MNKL6/
http://www.amazon.com/Namesake-Commissario-Alec-Blume-Novel/dp/162040012X/
http://www.amazon.com/Namesake-Conor-Fitzgerald/dp/1408824493/

"The Memory Key / The Memory Theatre: An Alec Blume Novel" [[#4 = 8/2013]
http://www.amazon.com/Memory-Key-Alec-Blume-Novel/dp/1408828073/

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

flag of Norway  Karin Fossum + Norwegian Insp. Konrad Sejer series
browse booksIMDb listingWikipedia

Karin Fossum page at Project Runeberg {in Swedish}
Dutch-language Karin Fossum fansite

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Nicolas Freeling [1927-2003]
browse all booksIMDb listingWikipediaGerman Wikipedia

flag of The Netherlands  Insp. Van der Valk of Amsterdam series: series booksWikipedia

flag of the Kingdom of Belgium  Henri Castang of Brussels, Belgium series: series books

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

flag of Ireland  Tana French lives in Dublin, Ireland
browse booksauthor's websiteWikipedia

the Dublin Murder Squad series

"In the Woods" [#1 = 2007]
won the Edgar, Anthony, Macavity & Barry awards for best first novel
listed on the 150 Essential Mystery Novels Page

"The Likeness" [#2 = 2008]

"Faithful Place" [#3 = 2010]

"Broken Harbour" [#4 = 2012]

"The Secret Place" [#5 = 9/2014]

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

flag of Louisiana, USA  David Fulmer
+ Creole detective Valentin St. Cyr series

browse booksauthor's website

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

  Arjun Raj Gaind lives in Mumbai, India


The Maharajah Mysteries Trilogy

A Very Pukka Murder mystery novel by Arjun Raj Gaind  "A Very Pukka Murder: The First Maharajah Mystery" [#1 = 11/2016]
Set in India in 1909, starring a curious and dilettante Sander Singh,
the Maharaja of Rajpore, who solves mysteries as a hobby

Kindle Edition from Poisoned Pen Press [11/2016] for $9.99
Poisoned Pen Press 8½x5½ pb [11/2016] for $15.95
Poisoned Pen Press 8½x5½ hardcover [11/2016] for $20.94
★     ★     ★     ★     ★

flag of Brasil  Luiz Alfredo Garcia-Roza
+ Insp. Espinosa of Rio de Janiero series

all booksauthor's websiteIMDb listing

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

P.L. Gaus
+ Amish-Country Mysteries in Ohio series

browse booksauthor's website • no entry at Wikipedia

"Blood of The Prodigal" [#1=1999]
"Broken English" [#2=2000]
"Clouds Without Rain" [#3=2001]
"Cast A Blue Shadow" [#4=2003]
"A Prayer For The Night" [#5=2003]
"Separate From The World" [#6=2008]
"Harmless As Doves" [#7=6/2011]

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

flag of France  Philippe Georget of France
browse books at Amazon.FRbrowse books at Amazon.com
no entry at English Wikipedia • entry at Wikipedia France {empty}

detectives Gilles Sebag & Jacques Molina series
The Mediterranean seaside resort of Perpignan is half Catalan and half French: 'Languedoc-Roussillon at its most exotic'.

L'Été Tous les Chats s'Ennuient (The Summer All The Cats Were Bored) mystery novel by Philippe Georget  "L'Été Tous les Chats s'Ennuient (The Summer All The Cats Were Bored)"
[#1 = France 9/2009, English 7/2013] English translation by Steven Rendall

Nothing ever changes in Perpignan, until suddenly a young Dutch woman is murdered and another one disappears. Sebag receives cryptic typed notes signed by groups connected to long-standing feuds with Holland, and soon a hotshot detective from Paris is brought into the case.
Kindle Edition from Europa/Penguin [7/2013] for $8.89
Europa Editions/World Noir 8¼x5¼ pb [7/2013] for $12.86

"Le Paradoxe du Cerf-volant (The Paradox of The Kite)" [#2 = 2/2011]

"Les Violents de L'Automne (The Violent of Autumn)" [#3 = 5/2012]

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

flag of Switzerland  Friedrich Glauser [1896-1938] + Det. Sgt. Studer series
all booksIMDb listingWikipedia

KP's German-language Friedrich Glauser fansite
Goethe Institut's Friedrich Glauser page
German-language Friedrich Glauser fansite

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

flag of Australia  Kerry Greenwood of Melbourne, Australia
browse booksIMDb listingWikipedia

lady detective Phryne Fisher of 1920s Australia series
official websiteWikipedia

"Cocaine Blues" [#1 = 1989] aka 'Death By Misadventure'
"Flying Too High" [#2 = 1990]

Murder On The Ballarat Train mystery novel by Kerry Greenwood (Phryne Fisher)  "Murder On The Ballarat Train : A Phryne Fisher Mystery" [#3 = 1991]
Glamorous lady detective Phryne takes the train to Ballarat, outside of Melbourne in Australia, expecting a week's vacation. But someone poisons the train's sleeping passengers with chloroform . . .
Kindle Edition from Poisoned Pen Press [1/2012] for $2.99 {sic}
Fawcett mass pb [8/93] out of print/used
Poisoned Pen Press 8¼x5¼ pb [9/2007] for $11.46
Poisoned Pen Press 8¾x5¾ hardcover [10/2006] for $20.95
"Death At Victoria Dock" [#4 = (1992)
"The Green Mill Murder" [#5 = (1993)

Blood and Circuses mystery novel by Kerry Greenwood  "Blood and Circuses: A Phryne Fisher Mystery" [#6 = 1994, USA 2007]
A former flame asks flapper-era amateur sleuth Phryne Fisher for help to figure out who is sabotaging his circus. Phryne goes undercover and quickly realizes that she may be out of her depth, what with having neither servants nor friends to rely on. Then someone is murdered . . .
Kindle Edition from Poisoned Pen Press [1/2012] for $4.99
Poisoned Pen Press 8½x5½ pb [7/2007] for $13.04
Poisoned Pen Press 8¾x6 hardcover [7/2007] out of print/used

"Ruddy Gore" [#7 = (1995)
"Urn Burial" [#8 = (1996)
"Raisins and Almonds" [#9 = (1997)
"Death Before Wicket" [#10 = (1999)
"Away With The Fairies" [#11 = (2001)
"Murder In Montparnasse" [#12 = (2002)
"The Castlemaine Murders" [#13 = (2003)
"Queen of The Flowers" [#14 = (2004)
"Death By Water" [#15 = (2005)
"Murder In The Dark" [#16 = (2006)
"Murder On A Midsummer Night" [#17 = (2008)
"Dead Man's Chest" [#18 = (2010)
"Unnatural Habits" [#19 = (2012]

"Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries" TV series [Australia ABC1 Feb 2012]
The first season of 13 episodes was filmed in 2011 and broadcast from February 2012; the second season of 13 episodes
was commissioned in August 2012, began filming in February 2013, and is scheduled for broadcast in September.
official websitelatest info at IMDb

Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries Australian TV series on DVD & Blu-ray  "Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries: Season 1" [2013]
Starring Essie Davis, Nathan Page, Hugo Johnstone-Burt, Ashleigh
Cummings, Richard Bligh, Travis McMahon, Anthony Sharpe
Acorn Media widescreen color Blu-ray set [3/2013] 2 disks for $40.85
Acorn Media widescreen color DVD set [3/2013] 4 disks for $39.21
★     ★     ★     ★     ★

flag of Israel  Batya Gur [1947-2005]
+ Jerusalem Police Supt. Michael Ohayon series

browse booksWikipedia

I.T.H.L. webpage

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

flag of Canada  Ian Hamilton of Burlington, Ontario, Canada
browse booksofficial websiteWikipedia {empty}

globe-trotter forensic accountant Ava Lee series
browse books
Announced 2/2012: Canadian producers Karen Walton, Sandra Cunningham, and Robin Cass will produce
the first of a proposed franchise series of Ava Lee suspense films for Strada Films • not yet listed at IMDb

"The Water Rat of Wanchai" [#1 = Feb 2011] aka "The Deadly Touch of The Tigress"

"The Disciple of Las Vegas" [#2 = June 2011]

"The Wild Beasts of Wuhan" [#3 = Feb 2012]

"The Red Pole of Macau" [#4 = Fall 2012]

"The Scottish Banker of Surabaya" [#5 = Feb 2013]

book six is already written (2012)

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

flag of Alaska  Sue Henry of Anchorage, Alaska
browse books • no website? • Wikipedia

Jessie Arnold of Alaska series
browse books

Maxine McNab and and her dog Stretch series
browse books

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

David Hewson
browse booksauthor's websiteIMDb listing

flag of Italy  detective Nic Costa of Rome, Italy series

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

flag of Japan  Keigo Higashino
described as "Japan’s bestselling and most widely read author"
browse books (4 in English) at AmazonIMDb listing {41 credits since 1990}Wikipedia
search for books (165 in multiple languages} at Amazon


detective Kyochiro Kaga series
"Sotsugyo" [#1 = 1986] (Graduation)
"Nemuri no Mori (The Forest In Sleep)" [#2 = 1989]
"Dochiraka ga Kanojo o Koroshita (Who Killed Her)" [#3 = 1996]

"Malice: A Mystery (Akui)" [#4 = Japan 1996, Minotaur Books 2014] Translated by Alexander O. Smith
http://www.amazon.com/Malice-Mystery-Keigo-Higashino/dp/1250035600/

"Watashi ga Kare o Koroshita (I Killed Him)" [#5 = 1999]
"Uso o M? Hitotsu Dake (Just One More Lie)" story collection [#6 = 2000]
"Akai Yubi (The Red Finger)" [#7 = 2006]
"Shinzanmono (The Newcomer)" [#8 = 2009]
"Kirin no Tsubasa (The Wings of the Kirin)" [#9 = 2011]
"Inori no Maku ga Oriru Toki (When the Curtain of Prayer Descend)" [#10 = 2013]

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

flag of Spain/España  Antonio/Toni Hill of Barcelona, Spain
author's official website {Spanish or English}

Inspector Hector Salgado of Barcelona, Spain series

Summer of Dead Toys mystery novel by Antonio Hill (Inspector Salgado)  "The Summer of Dead Toys: A Thriller" [#1 = 2011, English 2012]
Originally published in Spain in 2011 by Grijalbo/DeBolsillo as "El Verano de los Juguetes Muertos". Insp. Salgado beat up a suspect, and was allowed to spend a few months back home in Argentina to cool off; back on the job, he is assigned to a 'routine' case of a college student that fell off a balcony. But the young dead man's friends are either paranoid or drugged out or both . . .
Kindle Edition from Random House Digital [6/2013] for $12.99
Doubleday U.K. 9¼x6 pb [5/2012] imported/new & used
Crown 9½x6½ hardcover [6/2013] for $15.34
Doubleday U.K. 9½x6½ hardcover [5/2012] imported/new & used
Suhrkamp Verlag GmbH German-language 8¼x5 pb [4/2012] imported/used
Kindle Spanish-language Edition from Random House Mondadori [12/2012] for $7.99
Vintage Español Spanish-language 8x5¼ pb [5/2012] for $13.66
DeBolsillo Editorial Spanish-language 8x5¼ pb [1/2013] imported/new & used

The Good Suicides mystery novel by Antonio Hill (Inspector Salgado)  "The Good Suicides" [#2 = 2012, English 2013]
Originally published in Spain in 2012 by Grijalbo/DeBolsillo as "Los Buenos Suicidas". Senior staff at a cosmetics company return from rural team-building course and begin committing suicide; Insp. Salgado discovers that each has been sent a photograph of dead dogs hanging from a tree . . .
Doubleday U.K. English-language 9½x6½ hardcover [5/2012] imported/new & used
Kindle Spanish-language Edition from Random House Mondadori [6/2012] for $7.95
DeBolsillo Editorial Spanish-language 8x5¼ pb [5/2013] imported/new & used
DeBolsillo Editorial Spanish-language 8½x5½ pb [7/2012] imported/new & used

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

William 'Gatz' Hjortsberg
browse booksofficial websiteIMDb listingWikipedia

Mañana mystery novel book by William Hjortsberg  "Mañana: A Novel" [2015]
A young couple in San Francisco flee the chaos of 1968's Summer of Love for a vacation in Mexico; the neighbors at their rented duplex are three crooks hiding out after a jewelry store robbery in Beverly Hills. Tod wakes up one morning next to the bloody body of a prostitute and finds the house stripped clean and the crooks and his wife missing . . .
Kindle Edition from Open Road Media [5/2015] for $8.99
Open Road Media 8x5¼ pb [5/2015] for $12.59
★     ★     ★     ★     ★

flag of Norway  Anne Holt
browse booksofficial website {in Swedish}Wikipedia

Oslo detective Hanne Wilhemsen series

"Blind Gudinne (Blind Goddess)" [#1 = 1993]
http://www.amazon.com/Blind-Goddess-Hanne-Wilhelmsen-Novel/dp/1451634765/
"Salige er de som Tørster (Blessed Are Those Who Thirst)" [#2 = 1994]
http://www.amazon.com/Blessed-Are-Those-Who-Thirst/dp/1451634781/
"Demonens Død (Death of the Demon)" [#3 = 1995, English 2013]
http://www.amazon.com/Death-Demon-Hanne-Wilhelmsen-Novel/dp/1451634803/
"Løvens Gap (The Lion's Mouth)" [#4 = 1997] co-authored with Berit Reiss-Andersen
"Død Joker (Dead Joker)" [#5 = 1999]
"Uten Ekko (Without Echo)" [#6 = 2000] co-authored with Berit Reiss-Andersen
"Sannheten Bortenfor (The Truth Beyond)" [#7 = 2003]
"Presidentens Valg (Death In Oslo)" [#8 = 2006]
http://www.amazon.com/Death-Oslo-Anne-Holt/dp/0751537160/
"1222" [#9 = 2007]
http://www.amazon.com/1222-Hanne-Wilhelmsen-Novel-Novels/dp/1451634722/

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

flag of Hawai'i {since 1845}  Chip Hughes of Oahu, Hawai'i
browse booksofficial websiteWikipedia {empty}

Hawai'i surfer-detective Kai Cooke series

"Murder On Moloka'i: A Surfing Detective Mystery" [2004]
http://www.amazon.com/Murder-Molokai-Chip-Hughes/dp/0982944411/
http://www.amazon.com/Molokai-Surfing-Detective-Mystery-ebook/dp/B006I9HAJ6/

"Wipeout!: A Novel" [2007]
http://www.amazon.com/Wipeout-Chip-Hughes/dp/159700247X/

"Kula: A Surfing Detective Mystery" [5/20112011]
http://www.amazon.com/Kula-Surfing-Detective-Chip-Hughes/dp/0982944438/

"Hanging Ten In Paris" novelette [11/2011]
http://www.amazon.com/Hanging-Surfing-Detective-Mystery-ebook/dp/B006AV1WP0/

"Murder At Volcano House" [in development],
"Barking Sands" [in development]
"The Maui Masseusse" [in development]

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

flag of the Republic of Iceland  Arnaldur Indriðason + Icelandic Insp. Erlendur series
browse booksIMDb listingWikipedia

Arnaldur Indriðason page at Project Runeberg {in Swedish}

"Strange Shores" [#9]

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

sisters Loretta Jackson and Vickie Britton
browse Loretta Jackson booksbrowse Vickie Britton booksauthors' website • no entry at Wikipedia


archeologist Ardis Cole series
female Ardis travels to Australia, China, Egypt, Scotland, South Dakota & Texas in eight books
"The Curse of Senmut" [#1=4/2011]
http://www.amazon.com/Ardis-Cole-Curse-Senmut-ebook/dp/B004Z1URGW/
http://www.amazon.com/The-Ardis-Cole-Series-Senmut/dp/0983397120/
"Unmarked Grave" [#2=7/2012]
http://www.amazon.com/Ardis-Cole-Unmarked-Grave-ebook/dp/B0093Q8GJE/
http://www.amazon.com/The-Ardis-Cole-Series-Unmarked/dp/0985119683/
"The Crimson Masquerade" audio only [#3=6/2000]
http://www.amazon.com/The-Crimson-Masquerade-Mystery-Series/dp/B005ZVJNUM/
"Murder and The Monalet Ruby" audio only [#?=1999]
http://www.amazon.com/Murder-Monalet-Ruby-Vickie-Britton/dp/1614530130/
"Killer of Eagles" audio only [#6=2000]
http://www.amazon.com/Killer-Eagles-Loretta-Jackson-Britton/dp/1614530211/
"The Pirated Emerald" audio only [#7=2001]
http://www.amazon.com/Pirated-Emerald-Loretta-Jackson-Britton/dp/1614530270/
"Consider Me Dead" audio only [#8=8/2002]
http://www.amazon.com/Consider-Me-Dead/dp/B001JDPXE0/


Pre-Columbian Treasure Series with Arla Vaughn
"The Lost City of The Condor" [3/2012] http://www.amazon.com/Lost-City-Condor-ebook/dp/B007P6WGLS/
http://www.amazon.com/Lost-City-Condor-Loretta-Jackson/dp/1479130915/
"The Mayan Mask of Death" [9/2011]
http://www.amazon.com/The-Mayan-Mask-Death-ebook/dp/B005EIBI4K/
http://www.amazon.com/The-Mayan-Mask-Of-Death/dp/1466248270/

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

flag of Alaska  Stan Jones
Alaska State Trooper Nathan Active series

browse booksauthor's websiteWikipedia

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

BlackHat Mystery Bookstore's
H.R.F. Keating [1926-2011] Page

flag of India  Insp. Ghote of Bombay, India: series booksWikipedia

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

flag of Sweden  Lars Kepler
pseudonym of writing team Alexander Ahndoril & wife Alexandra Coelho Ahndoril of Sweden
browse books • IMDb listings for AA & ACAWikipedia

The Hypnotist book by Lars Kepler  "The Hypnotist: A Novel (Hypnotisören)" [2011 bestseller]
by Lars Kepler, Translated by Ann Long

A gruesome triple homicide leaves one child barely surviving; Insp. Linna asks
a hypnotism expert to try to obtain suppressed information from the boy.

Farrar, Straus & Giroux 9¼x6¼ hardcover [6/2011] for $14.24

"The Hypnotist" [Sweden Oct 2012]
Announced 11/2011: Lasse Hallstrom will adapt & direct; Finnish actor Tobias Zilliacus will portray detective inspector
Joona Linna; Mikael Persbrandt stars in the title role of Dr. Erik Maria Bark; Hallstrom's wife Lena Olin will portray the wife,
Simone. {Zilliacus has signed on for a planned eight-feature franchise from producers Svensk Filmindustri and Sonet Film.}
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available • latest credits at IMDb

"The Paganini Contract" [Sweden 2013?]
Announced 2/2012: Swedish director Kjell Sundvall will adapt & direct; Finnish actor Tobias Zilliacus will again portray
detective inspector Joona Linna; from producers Svensk Filmindustri and Sonet Film • not yet listed at IMDb

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Vaseem Khan - lives in London, U.K.
browse booksofficial website • no entry at Wikipedia


flag of India  Baby Ganesh Agency mystery series
Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra mystery novel by Vaseem Khan  
"The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra" [#1 = 2015]  9/2015
Kindle Edition from Redhook/Hachette [9/2015] for $9.99
Redhook 8¼x5½ pb [9/2015] for $11.40
Mulholland Books 8½x5½ hardcover [9/2015] out of print/used

"The Perplexing Theft of The Jewel In The Crown" [#2 = DUE 2016]

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Christopher A. Lane
writes Xian and children's and mystery books and lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado
browse booksWikipedia

"Eden's Gate" [Zondervan 1994] ISBN 0-310-41161-0
"Appearance of Evil" [Zondervan 1997] ISBN 0-310-21567-6
"Tonopah" [Zondervan 1999] ISBN 0-310-21568-4

flag of Alaska  Inupiat Eskimo Mystery series
"Elements of a Kill" [Avon 1998] ISBN 0-380-79870-0
"Season of Death" [Avon 1999] ISBN 0-380-79872-7
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005UD1DX0
"A Shroud of Midnight Sun" [Avon 2000] ISBN 0-380-79873-5
"Silent as the Hunter" [Avon 2001] ISBN 0-380-81625-3
"A Deadly Quiet" [Avon 2001] ISBN 0-380-81626-1

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

flag of Sweden  Jens Lapidus
browse booksauthor's websiteIMDb listingWikipedia

Stockholm Noir Trilogy
"Snabba Cash (Easy Money)" [2006]
"Aldrig F*cka Upp (Never F*ck Up)" [2008]
"Livet Deluxe (Life Deluxe)" [2011]

Swedish poster for Easy Money / Snabba Cash movie  "Easy Money" [Sweden Jan 2010, USA July 2012]
Based on the 2006 novel "Snabba Cash"; layers three stories of illicit drugs and organized crime, all leading to a surprising and explosive finale. Directed by Daniel Espinosa; starring Joel Kinnaman, Matias Padin Varela, Dragomir Mrsic, Lisa Henni, Mahmut Suvakci, Jones Danko, Lea Stojanov, Dejan Cukic, Miodrag Stojanovic, Joel Spira, Christian Hillborg, Annika Ryberg Whittembury, Fares Fares, Hamdisa Causevic, Sasa Petrovic, Alexander Silfverskiöld, Alexander Stocks, Camilo Alanis
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available
full credits at IMDbofficial movie site
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FaZ6tX-N0Pk

"Easy Money 2" aka "Snabba Cash II" [Nordisk Film Sweden Aug 2012] /tt1588342/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIgdLJZGu-M

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

flag of Sweden  Stieg Larsson [1954-2004]
+ posthumous Millennium Trilogy novels

BlackHat Mystery Bookstore's Stieg Larsson Page

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

flag of Italy  Donna Leon
browse booksauthor's websiteIMDb listingWikipedia

"My Venice and Other Essays" [] by Donna Leon 9780802120366

Commissario Guido Brunetti of Venice, Italy series

"By Its Cover: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery" [#23 = 4/2014]
http://www.amazon.com/its-Cover-Commissario-Brunetti-Mystery-ebook/dp/B00HWGM04E/
http://www.amazon.com/its-Cover-Commissario-Brunetti-Mystery/dp/0802122647/

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Martin Limón: browse books

flag of North Korea  flag of South Korea  U.S. Army detectives George Sueno & Ernie Bascom series

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

flag of France  M.L. Longworth
browse booksofficial website

Verlaque and Bonnet Provencal Mystery Series
with Antoine, Marine, and Bruno

"Death At The Chateau Bremont" [Penguin 6/2011]
"Murder In The Rue Dumas" [9/2012]
"Death In The Vines" [DUE July 2013]

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

flag of Italy  Carlo Lucarelli
browse booksIMDb listingWikipedia

author's website {in Italian}

Commissario De Luca series
RA's Italian-language Commissario De Luca fansite

Ispettore Grazia Negro of Bologna series

★     ★     ★     ★     ★


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