Mysteries in Exotic Lands

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This reading list was compiled by Forbes Library librarians as part of the 2011 Novel Destinations Summer Reading program. Novel Destination is sponsored by Friends of Forbes Library, the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins, and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

The White Tiger, by Aravind Adiga
Destination: Bangalore, India

Portrait in Sepia, by Isabel Allende
Destination: Chile

Murder in the Marais, by Cara Black
Destination: France

The Godfather of Kathmandu, by John Burdett
Destination: Thailand

The Terra-Cotta Dog, by Andrea Camilleri translated by Stephen Sartarelli
Destination: Italy

Dame Agatha Abroad: Murder on the Orient Express, Murder in Mesopotamia, and They Came to Baghdad, by Agatha Christie

The Man with the Baltic Stare, by James Church
Destination: North Korea

The Coroner’s Lunch, by Colin Cotterill
Destination: Laos

From Russia, With Love, by Ian Fleming

In the Woods, by Tana French
Destination: Ireland

December Heat, by Luiz Alfredo García-Rosa, translated by Benjamin Moser
Destination: Brazil

The Saturday Morning Murder, by Batya Gur, translated by Dalya Bilu
Destination: Israel

The Devotion of Suspect X, by Keigo Higashino, translated by Alexander O. Smith
Destination: Japan

Hypothermia, by Arnaldur Indridason, translated by Victoria Cribb
Destination: Iceland

A Whisper to the Living, by Stuart M. Kaminsky
Destination: Russia

A Quiet Flame: a Bernie Gunther novel, by Philip Kerr
Destination: Argentina

If the Dead Rise Not: a Bernie Gunther novel, by Philip Kerr
Destination: Cuba

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, by Stieg Larsson, translated by Reg Keeland
Destination: Sweden

Death at La Fenice, by Donna Leon
Destination: Italy

The Runner: A Fifth China Thriller, by Peter May

The Double Comfort Safari Club, by Alexander McCall Smith
Destination: Botswana

The Artful Egg, by James McClure
Destination: South Africa

Suspicion of Rage, by Barbara Parker
Destination: Cuba

Wolves Eat Dogs, by Martin Cruz Smith
Destination: Ukraine

Six Suspects, by Vikas Swarup
Destination: India

A Dead Hand: A Crime in Calcutta, by Paul Theroux
Murder in Havana, by Margaret Truman
Destination: Cuba

Death in the Andes, by Mario Vargas Llosa, translated by Edith Grossman
Destination: Peru

Category: Mysteries

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