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

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Washington State Trooper in snowstorm roadblock            Exotic Climes
anthologies {on page 1}
by author, A to L {on page 1}
by author, M to Z {here on page 2}

Distant Times {on page 3}

The Future {on page 3}

other BlackHat Mystery Bookstore Genre Pages
Re: Legal Eagles Section
'A Pocketful of Brits' Pages
Southwest USA & Native American Mysteries

Exotic Climes, Authors M to Z

back to Exotic Climes by Author, A to L {on page 1}

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

flag of Sweden  BlackHat Mystery Bookstore's
Henning Mankell Page

Swedish Police Insp. Wallander Mystery Series

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Paul Mann: browse books

flag of India  half-caste George Sansi, detective of the N.C.B. in Bombay series

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

flag of Australia  G.S. Manson of Australia
author's official website

'Coorparoo Blues' & 'The Irish Fandango' mystery novellas by G.S. Manson  "Coorparoo Blues & The Irish Fandango: Two Novellas" [2012]  
In the midst of the Second World War, ex-cop P.I. Jack Munro catches a case of a missing husband that lands him in a world of trouble involving local lowlifes and some very questionable Americans. In the second tale, Munro's investigation into the apparent suicide of a communist organizer reaches back to crimes committed during the Spanish Civil War.
Kindle Edition from Dark Passage [6/2012] for $9.39
Dark Passage 7½x5 pb [8/2012] for $13.95

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

flag of Greece  Petros Markaris + Insp. Haritos of Athens Homicide series
all booksIMDb listing

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

flag of Sweden  Liza Marklund + reporter Annika Bengtzon series
all booksofficial websiteWikipedia

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

John P. Marquand [1893-1960]
all booksIMDb listingWikipedia

Marquand papers at Yale
Marquand/Moto book

flag of Japan  Mr. Moto series: series booksWikipedia

JSK's Mr. Moto fansite

Mr. Moto Collection DVD box sets  "The Mr. Moto Collection - Volume 1" Starring Peter Lorre
Fox color DVD box set [8/2006] 4 disks for $44.99
includes "Thank You, Mr. Moto" [1937], "Think Fast, Mr. Moto" [1937], "Mr. Moto Takes A Chance" [1938], and "Mysterious Mr. Moto" [1938]
"The Mr. Moto Collection - Volume 2" Starring Peter Lorre
Fox color DVD set [2/2007] 4 disks for $44.49
includes "Mr. Moto's Gamble" [1938], "Mr. Moto On Danger Island" [1939], "Mr. Moto Takes A Vacation" [1939], and "Mr. Moto's Last Warning" [1939]

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

flag of Canada  Mike Martin lives in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
browse store at AmazonWikipedia {empty}

flag of Newfoundland [est. 1980]  R.C.M.P. Sgt. Windflower in Newfoundland, Canada series
official website

"The Walker On The Cape" [#1 = 11/2012]

"The Body On The T" [#2 = 9/2013]

"Beneath The Surface" [#3 = 4/2014]

"A Twist of Fortune" [#4 = 4/2015]

"A Long Ways From Home" [#5 = 8/2016]

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

flag of Japan  Sujata Massey + Rei Shimura in Japan & U.S.A. series
all booksauthor's websiteWikipedia

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

flag of Japan  Seicho Matsumoto [1909-92] + Insp. Imanishi of Tokyo series
browse booksIMDb listingWikipedia

Seicho Matsumoto memorial museum

Zero Focus movie directed by Yoshitaro Nomura  "Zero Focus" aka 'Zero no Shoten' [1961]
A week after marriage, the groom leaves on a business trip but does not return; his employer tells the bride that he already returned home; she and her brother set out to find him. Directed by Yoshitaro Nomura; based on a novel by Seicho Matsumoto; starring Yoshiko Kuga, Ineko Arima, Hizuru Takachiho, Koji Nambara, Kô Nishimura, Yoshi Kato & Sadako Sawamura
Homevision widescreen b&w DVD [9/2004] for $17.99
full credits from IMDb
Inspector Imanishi Investigates by Seicho Matsumoto  "The Castle of Sand" aka 'Suna no utsuwa' [Shochiku Japan Oct 1974, USA Oct 1975]
A homicide detective and his new partner investigate a body dumped in a railroad yard, which is soon identified as a policeman on vacation; considered to be one of the masterpieces of Japanese cinema. Directed by Yoshitaro Nomura; based on a best-selling novel by Seicho Matsumoto; starring Tetsuro Tamba, Kensaku Morita, Go Kato, Ken Ogata, Yôko Shimada, Karin Yamaguchi, Seiji Matsuyama & Yoshi Kato; won Kinema Junpo awards for Best Director & Best Script
Panorama color DVD [6/2007] for $23.49
full credits from IMDb + 2004 Japan tv series: series credits at IMDb
"Inspector Imanishi Investigates" [1961 bestseller novel]
Soho Crime 7½x5 pb [11/94] for $10.01

Seicho Matsumoto's The Demon movie directed by Yoshitaro Nomura  "The Demon" aka 'Kichiku' [Shochiku Japan Oct 1978, USA June 1979]
"They'd be better off with strangers" When a husband stops providing his long-time lover with enough money to pay for the care of their three young children, she leaves the children with him and his very surprised & angry wife - and disappears. Directed by Yoshitaro Nomura; script by Masato Ide, based on a story my Seicho Matsumoto; starring Ken Ogata, Shima Iwashita & Mayumi Ogawa; won Best Director & Best Actor Awards of the Japanese Academy, won Best Actor Award from Kinema Junpo
Homevision widescreen color DVD [9/2004] for $17.99
full credits from IMDb

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

flag of Union of South Africa  James McClure [1939-2006]
browse booksagent's author pageWikipedia

1994 interview

+ Kramer & Zondi of South African C.I.D. series

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

flag of Ireland  Patrick McGinley of Ireland
browse booksIMDb listing

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

James Melville: browse books

flag of Japan  Tetsuo Otani of Osaka, Japan series

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

flag of Japan  Miyuki Miyabe + Tokyo police series
browse booksIMDb listingWikipedia

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

flag of Italy  Magdalen Nabb
browse booksauthor's booksiteWikipedia

Maresciallo Salvatore Guarnaccia in Florence, Italy series

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Barbara Nadel
browse booksWikipedia

flag of Turkey  Insp. Cetin Ikmen of Istanbul, Turkey series

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

flag of Japan  Fujinori Nakamura
award-winning author of noir novels in Japan, first English translation published in USA March 2012
browse books at • no English entry at Wikipedia

The Thief noir novel by Fujinori Nakamura  "The Thief (Suri)" [2010]
winner of the 2010 Kenzaburo Oe Prize for Fiction
A professional pickpocket is pressured by a former partner the help with a robbery from a safe: just tie up the old man and grab the contents. But the news next day is about the robbery and brutal murder of that very man, who was a prominent politician.
Kindle Edition from Soho Crime [9/00] for $11.99
Soho Crime 8½x5¾ hardcover [3/2012] for $15.16
★     ★     ★     ★     ★

flag of Japan  Shizuko Natsuki of Japan
all booksIMDb listing

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

flag of Norway  Jo Nesbø of Norway
browse all booksIMDb listingofficial websiteWikipedia

Harry Hole Mystery Novels
"Flaggermusmannen (The Bat Man)" [1997]
"Kakerlakkene (The Cockroaches)" [1998]
"Rødstrupe (The Redbreast)" [2000 & 2006]
"Sorgenfri (Nemesis)" [2002 & 2008]
"Marekors (The Devil's Star)" [2003 & 2005]
"Frelseren (The Redeemer)" [2005 & 2009]

"Snømannen (The Snowman)" [2007 & 2010]
Announced 11/2011: Matthew Michael Carnahan signed to adapt and
Martin Scorsese is signed to direct a movie from Nesbø's book.

"Panserhjerte (The Leopard)" [2009 & 2011]
"Gjenferd (The Phantom?)" [June 2011]

Doktor Proktor children's books
"Doktor Proktors Prompepulver (Doctor Proctor's Fart Powder)" [2007]
"Doktor Proktors Tidsbadekar (Doctor Proctor's Time Bathtub)" [2008]
"Doktor Proktor og Verdens Undergang - Kanskje" (Doctor Proctor and The Destruction of The World. Maybe.) [2010]

Stand-Alone Novels & Other Books
"Stemmer fra Balkan/Atten Dager i mai" [non-fiction 1999] with Espen Søbye
"Karusellmusikk" [short stories 2001])
"Det Hvite Hotellet (The White Hotel)" [2007]

"Hodejegerne (The Headhunters)" [2008]
The Norwegian film version of "Headhunters" opened in Oslo in August 2011, and soon became "the
most-widely exported Norwegian movie in history"; in October 2011, Summit Entertainment acquired rights
to produce an English-language adaptation partnered with Swedish producers Yellow Bird Films

"I Am Victor" [NBCUniversal-TV - in development]
Announced 1/2013: N.B.C. has ordered a one-hour drama pilot based on an upcoming Jo Nesbø novel about a high-powered divorce attorney;
written by Mark Goffman; exec-produced by Katie Jacobs, Meghan Lyvers, Daniel Rappaport & author Nesbø • not yet listed at IMDb

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

flag of Sweden  Håkan Nesser
all booksIMDb listingWikipedia

Håkan Nesser page at Project Runeberg {in Swedish}

Insp. Van Veeteren series

"Mind's Eye" [#1 = Sweden 1993, USA 2008]

"Borkmann's Point" [Sweden 1994, USA 3/2006]

"The Return" [Sweden 1995, USA 3/2007]

"Woman With Birthmark" [Sweden 1996, UK 5/2009]

"The Inspector and Silence" [Sweden 1997, USA 6/2011]

"Münsters Fall" aka "Unlucky Lottery" [#6 = Sweden 1998, USA 10/2011]

"Carambole" aka "Hour of The Wolf" [#7 = Sweden 1999, USA 4/2012]

"Münster's Case" [Sweden 8/2000, USA 8/2012)

Insp. Gunnar Barbarotti series
"Människa utan Hund" [2006]
"En helt Annan Historia" [2007]
"Berättelse om Herr Roos" [2008]
"De Ensamma" [2010]

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

flag of Kenya  Mükoma wa Ngügï of Kenya
browse all booksWikipedia

private investigators Ishmeal and 'O' of Nairobi, Kenya series

Nairobi Heat mystery novel by Mükoma wa Ngügï  "Nairobi Heat" [#1 = 2011]
A hero of the Rwandan genocide accepts a teaching position in Madison, Wisconsin and someone soon dumps the body of a murdered girl on his doorstep. Afro-American police detective Ishmael receives a phone call telling him that the solution to the murder is at the source, and that he should 'come to Nairobi'.
Kindle Edition from Melville Intl Crime [9/2011] for $8.97
Melville Intl Crime 8¼x5½ pb [9/2011] for $11.62
Black Star Nairobi mystery novel by Mükoma wa Ngügï  "Black Star Nairobi" [#2 = 2013]
The newly-formed Black Star Detective Agency connects a murder in the jungle with the bombing of a hotel in Nairobi; but C.I.A. and local officials tell them to back off, and release the falsehood that the bombing was the work of al Qaeda. Ishmeal and 'O' stay on the job, which plunges them into international intrigue . . .
Kindle Edition from Melville Intl Crime [6/2013] for $8.77
Melville Intl Crime 8x5½ pb [5/2013] for $11.80
★     ★     ★     ★     ★

flag of Union of South Africa  Malla Nunn lives in Sydney, Australia
browse bookspublisher's author pageWikipedia

Detective Sergeant Emmanuel Cooper &
Detective Constable Samuel Shabalala of South Africa

"A Beautiful Place To Die: A Novel" [10/2009]
"Let The Dead Lie: A Novel" [4/2010]
"Blessed Are The Dead: A Novel" [6/2012]

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

flag of Sweden  Kristina Ohlsson is living in Vienna, Austria
browse bookspublisher's official webpage • no entry at Wikipedia

"Unwanted: A Novel" [2/2012]
"Silenced: A Novel" [3/2013]
"The Disappeared: A Novel [3/2014] 9781476734002

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

flag of the Federal Republic of Germany  Günter Ohnemus: all booksGerman Wikipedia

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

flag of Sweden  Håkan Östlundh
official website • no entry at Wikipedia

"Sea Wrack" [2004]
"The Diver" [2005]
"Terror" [2006]
"The Viper" [2008] translated by Per Carlsson
"To Catch An Angel" [2010]
"The Intruder" [2011]
"Lawless Country" [2012]

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Iain Pears: browse booksWikipedia

flag of Italy  art historian Jonathan Argyll in Italy series: series books

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

flag of France  Daniel Pennac
all booksIMDb listingWikipedia

+ 'Malaussène Saga' comic mysteries

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

flag of Canada  Louise Penny of Canada
official websiteWikipedia

flag of Quebec, Canada  Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of Quebec, Canada
series books

award-winning "Still Life" [2005]
award-winning "A Fatal Grace" [2007]
award-winning "The Cruelest Month" [2008]
New York Times bestseller "The Murder Stone" aka "A Rule Against Murder" [2009]
award-winning "The Brutal Telling" [2009]
"Bury Your Dead" [9/2010]
"A Trick of The Light" [2011]
"The Beautiful Mystery" [8/2012]

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Elizabeth Quinn
(pen name of Beth Quinn Barnard of Grants Pass, Oregon} • browse books

flag of Alaska  Lauren Maxwell of Anchorage, Alaska series
"Murder Most Grizzly" [#1=1993]
"A Wolf In Death's Clothing" [#2=1995]
"Lamb To The Slaughter" [#3=1996]
"Killer Whale" [#4=1997]

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

flag of Japan  Edogawa Rampo  {real name Hirai Taro}  [1894-1965]
"Edogawa Rampo is the Japanese Edgar Allen Poe"
browse booksIMDb listingWikipedia

IK's Edogawa Rampo fansite {in English or in Japanese}

Mystery of Rampo movie directed by Kazuyoshi Okuyama  "The Mystery of Rampo" [Shochiku Japan June 1994, USA May 1995]
A famous author's new book is banned by the government, and the manuscript is burned; his unpub-lished fictional tale of a woman who suffocates her husband in a chest shows up in real life, and he becomes obsessed with the case; filmed in a very expressionistic style • Co-produced, co-written & directed by Kazuyoshi Okuyama; co-written by Yuhei Enoki, based on Rampo's novel; starring Naoto Takenaka, Michiko Hada, Masahiro Motoki, Teruyuki Kagawa & Mikijiro Hira; 9 nominations by Japanese Academy (won 1)
M.G.M. Video widescreen color DVD [2/2004] for $13.49
Hallmark color VHS [2/97] out of prodn/used
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
Rampo Jigoku / Rampo Noir 2005 compilation movie  Rampo Jigoku / Rampo Noir 2005 compilation movie   "Rampo Jigoku" aka "Rampo Noir" [Geneon/Toei Japan Nov 2005]
Starring well-known actor Tadanobu Asano, the four chilling segments are: "Canal of Mars" written & directed by Suguru Takeuchi, from the story "Kasei no Unga"; "Caterpillar" directed by Hisayasu Sato, written by Shirô Yumeno, from the 1929 story "Imomushi"; "Crawling Bugs" written & directed by Atsushi Kaneko, from the story "Mushi"; and "The Hell of Mirrors" directed by Akio Jissoji, written by Akio Satsukawa, from the 1926 story "Kagami jigoku"
Sepulcure Prodns widescreen color DVD [1/2014] for $19.99
Kadokawa widescreen color DVD [10/2006] out of prodn/used
full credits at IMDbbare movie entry at Wikipedia
Edogawa Rampo Reader anthology  
"The Edogawa Rampo Reader" [2008]
Preface by Takayuki Tatsumi, translation by Seth Jacobowitz

First English-language printing of 8 stories & 10 essays
Kindle Edition from Intercom, Ltd. [8/2015] for $4.99
Kurodahan Press 8x5 pb [12/2008] for $16.00
★     ★     ★     ★     ★

flag of India  Satyajit Ray [1921-92] + Feluda of Calcutta series
browse Feluda booksFeluda entry at Wikipedia

Satyajit Ray [1921-92] Page at Magic Lantern Video & Book Store

Complete Adventures of Feluda by Satyajit Ray  "The Complete Adventures of Feluda" [1983]
by Satyajit Ray; translated by Chitrita Banerji

Between 1965 and 1992, India's master filmmaker Satyajit Ray
wrote a total of 335 Feluda stories, featuring Pradosh C. Mitter,
a private detective living in Kolkata, India

Volume 1: Penguin 8¼x5¼ pb [1/2004] $39.75
Volume 2: Penguin India 8¼x5½ pb [2/2005] for $39.75

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Iain Reading maybe lives in California
browse all booksofficial website • no entry at Wikipedia

flag of Canada  teenage Kitty Hawk & The Flying Detective Agency series
official series website

"Kitty Hawk and The Curse of The Yukon Gold" [FDA#1 12/2012]

"Kitty Hawk and The Hunt for Hemingway's Ghost" [FDA#2 9/2013]

"Kitty Hawk and The Icelandic Intrigue" [FDA#3 4/2013]

"Kitty Hawk and The Tragedy of The RMS Titanic"[FDA#4 2/2014]

"Kitty Hawk and The Mystery of The Masterpieces" [FDA#5 2/2015]

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Michael Ridpath lives in London, U.K.
browse all booksauthor's official websiteWikipedia

flag of the Republic of Iceland  'Fire & Ice' Series with Icelandic detective Magnus Jonson

"Where The Shadows Lie" #1 = Corvus UK, June 2010]
"66° North" aka "Far North" [Corvus UK, May 2011, USA 8/2012]
"Edge of Nowhere" 60-page short story, available only on Kindle [Corvus 12/2011]
"Meltwater" [UK June 2012, USA 8/2012]

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Ms. S.J. Rozan
browse booksauthor's website

flag of New York City  Lydia Chin & Bill Smith in New York's Chinatown series

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

flag of Norway  Pernille Rygg of Norway + Igi Heitmann series
all books

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

flag of Japan  Soji Shimada (author of over 100 mysteries)
all books

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Jeffrey Siger lives in Greece and New York State
browse books at Amazon • no entry at Wikipedia

flag of Greece  Chief Inspector Andreas Kaldis mysteries
with sidekick Detective Yianni Kouros
"Assassins of Athens" [#1 = 2010]
"Prey On Patmos" [#2 = 1/2011]
"Target: Tinos" [#3 = 6/2012]
"Mykonos After Midnight" [#4 = 9/2013]
"Sons of Sparta" [#5 = 10/2014]
"Devil of Delphi" [#6 = 10/2015]
"Santorini Caesars" [#7 = 9/2016]  9/2016

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

BlackHat Mystery Bookstore's
Georges Simenon [1903-89] Page

flag of France  Commissaire Jules Maigret of Paris, France series

Maigret French TV series on PAL DVD  "Maigret: La Collection" [2006]
54-episode French-language television series [1991-2005] with English subtitles; starring Bruno Cremer
Volume 1: MHz Networks widescreen color DVD set [2/2012] 6 disks for $41.78
Volume 2: MHz Networks widescreen color DVD set [6/2012] 6 disks for $49.99
Volume 3: MHz Networks widescreen color DVD set [8/2012] 6 disks for $49.99
Volume 4: MHz Networks widescreen color DVD set [8/2012] 6 disks for $49.99
Volume 5: MHz Networks widescreen color DVD set [11/2012] 6 disks for $34.99
Volume 6: MHz Networks widescreen color DVD set [10/2012] 6 disks for $48.99
Volume 7: MHz Networks widescreen color DVD set [3/2013] 6 disks for $37.28
Volume 8: MHz Networks widescreen color DVD set [3/2013] 6 disks for $35.45
Volume 9 - episodes 49-54: MHz Networks widescreen color DVD set [9/2013] 6 disks for $53.96

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

flag of Sweden  Maj Sjöwall [b. 1935] & Per Wahlöö [1926-75]
+ Swedish police series [1965-75]

Maj Sjöwall books pageteam entry at Wikipedia
Maj Sjöwall credits at IMDbPer Wahlöö credits at IMDb

NOTE Sept 2008: Vintage/Black Lizard is reissuing all ten Martin Beck books

Maj Sjöwall page at Project Runeberg {in Swedish}
Per Wahlöö page at Project Runeberg {in Swedish}

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Edward Sklepowich: all books • no entry at Wikipedia

flag of Italy  Urbino Mcintyre in Venice, Italy series

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Alexander McCall Smith
all booksfaculty homepageauthor's websiteIMDb listingWikipedia

flag of Botswana  No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency (of Botswana) series
series booksWikipedia

"The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency" TV series [Weinstein/H.B.O. 2008]
Co-written & directed by Anthony Minghella • credits from IMDb

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Anthony Neil Smith
all booksWikipedia

The Billy Lafitte novels are exotic for two reasons: the geography is rural Minnesota and the tone is graphically violent,
as in violence-laden graphic novels without the pictures.

"Yellow Medicine" [#1 = 5/2008]

"Hogdoggin': A Billy Lafitte Novel" [#2 = 6/2009]

"The Baddest Ass: A Billy Lafitte Novel" [#3 = 6/2013]

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Martin Cruz Smith
browse booksofficial websitemovie & TV credits [1975-83] at IMDbWikipedia

"The Indians Won" [1970]
"Gypsy In Amber" [Putnam, [1971] as Martin Smith ISBN 0-399-10386-4
"Canto For A Gypsy" [Putnam, 1972] as Martin Smith ISBN 978-0-399-11024-5
"Analog Bullet" [1972]
"Inca Death Squad" [1972] as Nick Carter
"The Devil's Dozen" [1973] as Nick Carter
"The Human Factor" [1975] as Simon Quinn
"The Wilderness Family" [1975] as Martin Quinn
"North To Dakota (A Slocum Western)" [1976] as Jake Logan
"Ride For Revenge (A Slocum Western)" [1977] as Jake Logan
"Nightwing" [1977]
"Stallion Gate" [1986] ISBN 0-345-31079-9
"Rose" [1996]
"December 6" aka "Tokyo Station" [2002]

The Inquisitor Thriller Series {writing as Simon Quinn}
"The Devil In Kansas" [#1 = 1974]
"The Last Time I Saw Hell" [#2 = 1974]
"Nuplex Red" [#3 = 1974]
"His Eminence, Death" [#4 = 1974]
"The Midas Coffin" [#5 = 1975]
"Last Rites For The Vulture" [#6 = 1975]

flag of post-Soviet Russia  Russian investigator Arkady Renko Mystery Series
"Gorky Park" [#1 = Random House, 1981] ISBN 978-0-394-51748-3
"Gorky Park" movie [1983] /tt0085615/
"Polar Star" [#2 = Random House, 1989] ISBN 978-0-394-57819-4
"Red Square" [#3 = Random House, 1992] ISBN 978-0-679-41688-3
"Havana Bay" [#4 = Random House, 1999] ISBN 978-0-679-42662-2
"Wolves Eat Dogs" [#5 = Simon & Schuster, 2004] ISBN 978-0-684-87254-4
"Stalin's Ghost" [#6 = Simon & Schuster, 2007] ISBN 978-0-7432-7672-6
"Three Stations" [#7 = Simon & Schuster, 2010] ISBN 978-0-7432-7674-0
"Tatiana" [#8 = Simon & Schuster, 2013] ISBN 978-1-8498-3810-8

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

flag of Alaska  Dana Stabenow of Alaska
browse booksauthor's websiteWikipedia

Alaskan Kate Shugak series
"A Cold Day For Murder" [1992]
"A Fatal Thaw" [1992]
"Dead In The Water" [1993]
"A Cold Blooded Business" [1994]
"Play With Fire" [1995]
"Blood Will Tell" [1996]
"Breakup" [1997]
"Killing Grounds" [1998]
"Hunter's Moon" [1999]
"Midnight Come Again" [2000]
"The Singing of The Dead" [2001]
"A Fine and Bitter Snow" [2002]
"A Grave Denied" [2003]
"A Taint In The Blood" [2004]
"A Deeper Sleep" [2007]
"Whisper To The Blood" [2009]
"A Night Too Dark" [2010]
"Though Not Dead" [2011]
"Restless In The Grave" [2012]
"Bad Blood" [2013]

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

flag of Alaska  John Straley of Sitka, Alaska
browse booksauthor's websiteWikipedia

Alaskan Cecil Younger series
"The Woman Who Married A Bear" [1992] winner of the 1993 Shamus Award
"The Curious Eat Themselves" [1993]
"The Music of What Happens" [1996] winner of the Spotted Owl Award
"Death and The Language of Happiness" [1997]
"The Angels Will Not Care" [1998]
"Cold Water Burning" [2001]

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

flag of Japan  Akimitsu Takagi [1920-95]
+ Prof. Kyosuke Kamizu series

browse booksIMDb listingWikipedia

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

flag of New Zealand  Paul Thomas of Wellington, New Zealand
+ maverick Maori detective Tito Ihaka series

browse books • no author website • entry at Wikipedia

"Dirty Laundry (aka Old School Tie)" [1994]

"Inside Dope" [1995] winner of the Ned Kelly Award for Best Crime Novel

"Guerrilla Season" [1996]

"Death On Demand" [2012]

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

flag of Finland  James Thompson
+ Insp. Kari Vaara of Finland series

browse booksauthor's websiteentry at Wikipedia {empty}

Snow Angels mystery novel by James Thompson  "Snow Angels: An Inspector Vaara Novel" [2010]
During the two weeks of annual midwinter darkness, the police chief of a small Lapland village has to deal with the murder and rape of a young Somali immigrant (and minor film star), and the prime suspect is the chief's ex-wife's current lover.
Berkley Trade 7¾x5 pb [2/2011] for $11.20
Putnam Adult 9¼x6¼ hardcover [1/2010] for $17.47
Lucifer's Tears mystery novel by James Thompson  "Lucifer's Tears: An Inspector Vaara Novel" [2011]
Insp. Vaara has transferred to Helsinki where he is assigned the case of the torture murder of a wealthy Russian married woman, as well as the investigation of war crimes accusations against a 90-year-old national hero.
Berkley Trade 8x5 pb [2/2012] for $11,70
Putnam Adult 9x6 hardcover [3/2011] for $18.96
"Helsinki White" [3/2012]

"Helsinki Blood (An Inspector Vaara Novel)" [March 2013]

"Helsinki Dead (An Inspector Vaara Novel" [July 2014]

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

flag of Japan  Masako Togawa
browse booksIMDb listing

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

flag of Sweden  Helene Tursten
+ Swedish Det. Insp. Irene Huss series

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Helene Tursten page at Project Runeberg {in Swedish}

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

flag of Australia  Arthur W. Upfield [1888-1964]
+ Det. Insp. Napoleon Bonaparte series

tales of an extraordinary half-aborigine/half-white police inspector in the post-World War I outback of Australia
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Unofficial Upfield & Bony Homepage fansite

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

flag of The Netherlands  Janwillem van de Wetering + Amsterdam police series
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Janwillem van de Wetering page at Project Runeberg {in Swedish}

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

flag of France  Fred Vargas + Chief Insp. Adamsberg of Paris series
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★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Martin Walker
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"The Caves of Perigord: A Novel" [3/2002]

flag of France  Chief Bruno of Perigord, France series
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"Bruno, Chief of Police: A Novel of The French Countryside" [#1 = 2008]
"The Dark Vineyard: A Novel of The French Countryside" [#2 = 7/2009]
'The Black Diamond: A Mystery of the French Countryside" [#3 = 7/2010]
"The Crowded Grave: A Mystery of the French Countryside" [#4 = 9/2011]

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

flag of Spain  Jason Webster of Valencia, Spain
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Spanish National Police detectives Max Cámara & Paco Torres series
"Or The Bull Kills You" [9/2011]
"A Death In Valencia" [9/2012]

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Christopher West of U.K.
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flag of People's Republic of China  Insp. Wang Anzhuang of Beijing, China C.I.D. series: series books

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Robert Wilson of Portugal
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flag of Spain  Insp. Javier Falcón in Seville, Spain series

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

flag of Canada  Ted Wood: browse books

Reid Bennett of Ontario, Canada series

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

flag of Canada  Eric Wright
+ Charlie Salter, etc. of Canada

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W.I.C.'s Eric Wright page

A Killing Climate stories by Eric Wright  
"A Killing Climate: The Collected Mystery Stories of Eric Wright" [2003]
Crippen & Landru 8¾x6¾ pb [10/2003] for $17.00
Crippen & Landru hardcover [10/2003] out of print/used
★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Qiu 'Joe' Xiaolong lives in St. Louis, Missouri
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flag of the People's Republic of China  Chief Insp. Chen Cao of Shanghai, China series

"Enigma of China: An Inspector Chen Novel" [#8 = Minotaur 6/2013]

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

flag of Japan  Seishi Yokomizo  [1902-81]
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★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Anne Zouroudi of Derbyshire, U.K.
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flag of Greece  'The Fatman' detective Hermes Diaktoros of Greece series
the series is organized around the seven deadly sins
"The Messenger of Athens" [#1 lust = 2007]
"The Taint of Midas" [#2 avarice = 2008]
"The Doctor of Thessaly" [#3 = 2009]
"The Lady of Sorrows" [#4 = 6/2010]
"The Whispers of Nemesis" [#5]
"The Bull of Mithros" [#6 = 7/2012] /1408819384/

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