Tana French (2013)
Broken Harbor: A Novel (Dublin Murder Squad).
Mick Kennedy, veteran detective with the Irish national police is investigating the killing of two young children and their farther in this slow-moving, psychological thriller. More...
Friedrich Glauser (2006)
Fever (First published in 1937)
Bitter Lemon Press
In his third Sergeant Studer mystery, Glauser spins a surreal tale that takes the reader from Paris to Switzerland and Morocco. Studer investigates the deaths of two elderly women in Bern and Basel. Both are killed by gas leaks, both once married to the same man. Written in a unique matter-of-fact style, this European cult classic reveals the fine line between sanity and madness. More...
Georges Simenon (2006)
The Strangers in the House.
New York Review Books Classics
Hector Loursat has been a hermit in his own house ever since his wife abandoned him years ago. Only when a gunshot raises him from his alcohol-induced stupor he takes notice of his teenage daughter and her dangerous friends living in his house. Simenon's dispassionate masterpiece is a philosophically profound examination of emotional decay and resurrection. More...
Archer Mayor (2005)
The Surrogate Thief.
Grand Central Publishing
Joe Gunther, head of the Vermont Bureau of Investigation, uses modern forensic techniques to solve a labyrinthine, character-driven case. Civilized and intelligent! Don't read the book if you are fond of blood-dripping serial killer strories or action thrillers. More...
P. D. James (2001)
Scribner Paperback Fiction edition
Essential reading from a very smart lady. A crime novel at the peak of the art. (The London Times) James was inducted into the International Crime Writing Hall of Fame in 2008. More...
Val McDermid (2001)
A Place of Execution.
St. Martin's Paperbacks
Defines the category of village mysteries. Superb thriller with complex characters with a plot in the 1960s. A truly haunting tale from rural England. More...