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Friedrich Glauser! Friedrich Glauser (2006)
In Matto's Realm (First published in 1936) Bitter Lemon Press
Glauser's second Sergeant Studer mystery is a psychological police procedural. A child killer has escaped from a psychiatric asylum and as Studer begins to investigate, the director of that institution is found in the boiler room with a broken neck. In a battle of will between Studer and the assistant director, who is suspected of the crime, the truth slowly unravels. A masterpiece! More...
Henning Mankell! Henning Mankell (2006)
Before the Frost. Vintage
Atmospheric thriller about a religious fanatic on a murder spree. In his latest Kurt Wallander crime novel, Henning Mankell describes a secret world of religious extremists in peaceful southern Sweden, who are bent on punishing the world's sinners. More...
Hillary Waugh! Hillary Waugh (1999)
Last Seen Wearing (Firsst published in 1952). Pan Books
This classic novel is probably the first police procedural. The story takes place in the 1950s, but is as fresh as if it happened just yesterday. More...
Tana French! Tana French (2013)
Broken Harbor: A Novel (Dublin Murder Squad). Penguin Books
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...
Hakan Nesser! Hakan Nesser (2012)
Münster's Case: An Inspector Van Veeteren Mystery. Pantheon
In this slowly, grim, and haunting plot four retirees win equal shares of a lottery prize. Essential for readers of Nordic Noir. More...
Gary Neece! Gary Neece (2011)
Cold Blue. 212Press; 1st Edition edition
Authentic police procedural written by a eighteen-year veteran of the Police Department in Tulsa, Oklahoma. More...
Richard Price! Richard Price (2009)
Lush Life: A Novel. Picador; First Edition edition
Price turns his unrelenting eye on Manhattan's Lower East Side, where workaholic NYPD detective Matty and his Latina partner Yolanda investigate a seemingly random shooting. Price combines in-depth knowledge of police methods with a tense narrative. More...
Friedrich Glauser! 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...

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