Multcolib Picks: Global gumshoes

Bruno, Chief of Police
Bruno, Chief of Police By Walker, Martin Book - 2009 MYSTERY WALKER 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:Don't let the pastoral setting and the frequent visits to the cafe fool you - there's some serious who-dun-it action going on in this series set in a small village in France.

The Case of the Missing Servant
The Case of the Missing Servant From the Files of Vish Puri, India's Most Private Investigator By Hall, Tarquin Book - 2010 MYSTERY HALL 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:"Meet India's answer to Hercule Poirot: Vish Puri, a fastidious private eye with a penchant for fast food and dangerous disguises. Puri and his team of undercover operatives are investigating the missing and possibly murdered maidservant of a public litigator, but how will he track down an unknown girl in a population of more than one billion? His search will reveal modern India in all its seething complexity." (Novelist)

A Carrion Death
A Carrion Death By Stanley, Michael Book - 2008 MYSTERY STANLEY Available in some locations

Annotation:In the aftermath of the murder of an anonymous victim, assistant superintendent David Bengu begins his career in Botswana, where his determination and methods earn him a local nickname that likens him to a hippopotamus.

The Neruda Case
The Neruda Case By Ampuero, Roberto Book - 2012 FICTION AMPUERO 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:"Set against the fraught political world of pre-Pinochet Chile, Castro's Cuba, and perilous behind-the-Wall East Berlin, this mystery spans countries, cultures, and political ideas, and features one of literature's most beloved figures--Pablo Neruda." (Novelist)

A Stained White Radiance
A Stained White Radiance By Burke, James Lee Book - 1993 MYSTERY BURKE All copies in use Availability details Holds: 1 on 1 copy

Annotation:Cajun sleuth Dave Robicheaux discovers that the family he's known since childhood may be involved with the powerful Bobby Earl, a Klansman-turned-politician.

Bangkok 8
Bangkok 8 By Burdett, John Book - 2004 MYSTERY BURDETT 2004 All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:The son of a Bangkok prostitute and an American G. I., Bangkok cop Sonchai Jitpleecheep is a devout Buddhist and the only honest cop in the city.

City of Tiny Lights
City of Tiny Lights By Neate, Patrick Book - 2006 FICTION NEATE Available in some locations

Annotation: A contemporary murder mystery set in the heart of London, this is the story of Tommy Akhtar, hard-drinking veteran of the Mujahideen, devoted on, sometime private investigator and sometime idol to the thug-lites of the ethnic motley of West London. Hired by a bewitching prostitute, he's to track down the whereabouts of her missing friend, last seen meeting a client in a local dive.

Death at La Fenice
Death at La Fenice A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery By Leon, Donna Book - 2004 MYSTERY LEON Available in some locations

Annotation:Italy: Brunetti roams the streets of Venice, solving crime and deploring the state of his crumbling city.

Gorky Park
Gorky Park Novel By Smith, Martin Cruz Book - 2007 FICTION SMITH 2007 Available in some locations

Annotation:Russia: In contemporary Moscow, Chief Homicide Investigator Arkady Renko unravels the mysteries.

Cocaine Blues
Cocaine Blues A Phryne Fisher Mystery By Greenwood, Kerry Book - 2006 MYSTERY GREENWOOD Available in some locations Holds: 2 on 11 copies

Annotation:Australia: Phryne Fisher is a a liberal, rich, aristocratic P.I. in this series set in the 1920s and 30s in Melbourne.

Murder in the Marais
Murder in the Marais By Black, Cara Book - 2011? MYSTERY BLACK 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:France: Black sets her mysteries in the neighborhoods of Paris.

The Devotion of Suspect X
The Devotion of Suspect X By Higashino, Keigo Book - 2011 MYSTERY HIGASHINO 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:Japan: A lonely Japanese math teacher infatuated with his next-door neighbor helps her cover up the crime when the police begin to investigate.

The Blessing Way
The Blessing Way By Hillerman, Tony Book - 2009 MYSTERY HILLERMAN 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:New Mexico: Navajo Tribal Policemen Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee solve mysteries with the aid of strong police work and their knowledge of local culture.

A Cold Day for Murder
A Cold Day for Murder A Kate Shugak Mystery By Stabenow, Dana Book - 2011 MYSTERY STABENOW 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:Alaska: Kate Shugak is a private investigator and an Aleut who lives on a 160-acre homestead in a national park.

Still Life
Still Life By Penny, Louise Book - 2005 MYSTERY PENNY 2005 Available in some locations Holds: 2 on 23 copies

Annotation:Quebec: Chief Inspector Armand Gamache lives by four sayings that can lead to wisdom: I was wrong; I'm sorry; I don't know; I need help.

Roman Blood
Roman Blood By Saylor, Steven Book - 2008 MYSTERY SAYLOR All copies in use Availability details Holds: 1 on 1 copy

Annotation:Ancient Rome: In Rome, 80 B.C., Gordianus the Finder plies his trade, in a society rife with deceit, betrayal, and conspiracy.

Faceless Killers
Faceless Killers A Mystery By Mankell, Henning Book - 2003 MYSTERY MANKELL 2003 Available in some locations

Annotation:Sweden: Ystad police Inspector Kurt Wallander comes with baggage, including a failed marriage and an estranged daughter, but it doesn't affect his ability to solve crimes.

Shinjū By Rowland, Laura Joh Book - 2001 MYSTERY ROWLAND 2001 Available in some locations

Annotation:Japan: In the 17th century, Sano Ichiro, senior police commander, investigates the death of a noblewoman and a peasant who drowned in a river tied to each other.

The Bat
The Bat By Nesbø, Jo Book - 2012 MYSTERY NESBO 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Norway: Harry Hole is a tough detective who struggles with alcoholism and works on solving crimes in Oslo and elsewhere, from Australia to the Congo Republic.

Killed at the Whim of A Hat
Killed at the Whim of A Hat By Cotterill, Colin Book - 2011 MYSTERY COTTERILL 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:Laos: At a time when most people have long retired, Dr. Siri Paiboun is pressed into service as a coroner, and finds himself solving crimes.

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency By McCall Smith, Alexander Book - 2002 MYSTERY MCCALLSMI Available in some locations

Annotation:Botswana: Mme Ramotswe solves mysteries with a combination of wit, charm and humanity.

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Mystery exists in every corner of the globe, but thankfully there are clever sleuths from Alaska to Zimbabwe ready to solve the crime with local panache and style. Explore the world through these mysteries set in far-ranging places. - Alison K.

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