Manchester, Connecticut

World Mystery Tour

 

World Mystery Tour
featuring:

 

 

Australia
Jon Cleary - Dragons at the Party
Inspector Scobie Malone New South Wales mysteries

Jennifer Rowe - The Makeover Murders
with Sydney detectives, Tessa Vance and Steve Hayden

 

 

Botswana
Alexander McCall Smith - The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
with Botswanan private eye, Precious Ramotswe

 

 

Brazil
Robert Fish - Isle of the Snakes
with Captain Jose da Silva, Brazilian police liaison to Interpol

 

 

Canada
Alisa Craig - A Pint of Murder
classic cozy mysteries with Madoc Rhys of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police

 

 

Eric Wright - The Night the Gods Smiled
Mysteries feature Toronto police Inspector Charlie Salter.

 

 

L. R. Wright - Sleep While I Sing
Series features Sergeant Karl Alberg of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police
of Vancouver, British Columbia

 

 

China
Robert Van Gulik - The Chinese Bell Murders
The Judge Dee and Sgt. Hoong series is set in ancient China.

 

 

William Marshall - Yellowthread Street
with Detective Senior Inspector Christopher O'Yee and Chief Inspector
Harry Feiffer of the Hong Kong police Yellowthread Street Station

 

 

Denmark
Peter Hoeg - Smilla's Sense of Snow
An intrepid Greennlander heroine is featured in this chilling thriller.

 

 

Egypt
Elizabeth Peters - Crocodile on the Sandbank
with archaeologist, Amelia Peabody Emerson

 

 

Lynda Robinson - Murder in the Place of Anubis
Historical mysteries with Lord Meren, chief investigator for Pharaoh Tutankhamen in ancient Egypt

 

 

France
Nicholas Freeling - Sabine
Henri Castang, Belgian born Commissaire of the Parisian Police Judiciare
and later investigator for the European Community in Brussels, Belgium, is featured in this classic series.

 

 

Mark Hebden - Pel is Puzzled
with Chief Inspector Evariste Clovis Desire Pel of the Burgundy
Brigade Criminelle.

 

 

Georges Simenon - Five Times Maigret
Many, many titles with the psychologically astute Parisian
police inspector, Jules Maigret. (library also has episodes on DVD)

 

 

Germany
Philip Kerr - March Violets
Berlin Private Eye Bernhard Gunther

 

 

India
H.R. F. Keating - Inspector Ghote's Good Crusade
The charming, but persistent, Bombay Police Inspector, Ganesh Ghote is
featured in this long-running series.

 

 

Israel
Robert Rosenberg - The Cutting Room
an Avram Cohen mystery

 

 

Italy
Michael Dibdin - Vendetta
with Aurelio Zen, investigator for Criminalpol

 

 

Donna Leon - Death in a Strange Country
Venetian mysteries with Police Commisario Guido Brunetti

 

 

Magdalen Nabb - Death of an Englishman
Marshal Guarnaccia of the Florence Carabinieri

 

 

Iain Pears - The Raphael Affair
Jonathan Argyll, British art dealer and his Italian lover, Flavia di Stefano, assistant to General Taddeo Bottando, of Rome's Art Theft Squad


Japan
James Melville - A Sort of Samurai
with Kobe, Japan police superintendent Tetsuo Otani

Sujata Massey - The Salaryman's Wife
Tokyo mysteries with Rei Shimura, Japanese-American antiques
dealer, writer and amateur sleuth

 

 

Laura Joh Rowland - Shinju
Sano Ichiro, the Shogun's investigator, is featured in this series
set in 17th century Japan.

 

 

Mexico
Gary Alexander - Blood Sacrifice

 

 

Netherlands
Nicolas Freeling - Criminal Conversation
with Commisaris Piet Van der Valk of the Amsterdam Police

 

 

Janwillem Van de Wetering - Outsider in Amsterdam
with Amsterdam's offbeat municipal policemen, Grijpstra and de Gier

 

 

Russia
Stuart Kaminsky - A Cold Red Sunrise
Inspector Porfiry Petrovich Rostnikov mysteries

 

 

Martin Cruz Smith - Gorky Park
Moscow police investigator and sometime political exile, Arkady Renko is featured in this dark thriller which was the basis for the film of the same name.

 

 

South Africa
James McClure - The Steam Pig
Afrikaner Lt. Tromp Kramer and Bantu Sergeant Mickey Zondi are featured in mysteries of South Africa during apartheid.

 

 

Spain
Roderic Jeffries - Troubled Deaths
Series features quietly brilliant Inspector Enrique Alvarez of Mallorca.

 

 

Sweden
Henning Mankell - Faceless Killers
Inspector Kurt Wallander is featured in these gritty mysteries that reflect
the ills of contemporary Swedish society.

 

 

Maj Skowall and Per Wahloo - Roseanna
with Martin Beck of the Stockholm homicide squad

 

 

Helene Tursten - Detective Inspector Huss

 

updated 6/2003