Home - Where you will find out more about mystery novels, find new authors, and learn about some really great older ones.
A Beginners Guide to African Crime Fiction - an article by Michael Stanley in Crime Reads, January 9, 2020 The New Generation of African Crime Writers - A round table discussion on Crime Reads, December 8, 2021.
Ten Thrilling African Noir Novels - An article by T. L. Huchu in Publisher's Weekly, July 16, 2021 11 Mystery and Thriller Writers You Should Add to Your Reading List - Selected by Anifowoshe Ibrahim, August 27, 2020.
Beyond That Lady Detective: African Crime Fiction - An article by Michael Piker, in Publisher's Weekly, August 26, 2011.
Michael Stanley's Top 10 African Crime Novels - This article is from the Guardian UK
12 South African Crime Writers to Add to Your Reading List - an article by Sonja van der Westhuizen in Crime Fiction Lover, April, 2019 Death in the Arctic and Antartica
Death in Australia and New Zealand
Why the Australian Outback Makes a Perfect Setting for Crime Novels - From Penguin Books, May, 2020.
Ten Recent Australian Crime Fiction Books to Read this Australia Day- by Jeff Popple, Jan 24, 2020.
They Come from a Land Down Under, 14 Australian Crime Writers to Try - An article from Crime Fiction Lover, April, 2020.
The New Thirst for Australian Crime Reads - This list is from the Sydney Morning Herald, August, 2018.
New Zealand Crime Fiction: 12 Authors to Try - From Crime Fiction, March, 2018.
Mysteries Set in Australia and New Zealand - This list is by Reader's Advice. 2011, July 26, 2011 Death in China and Japan
Chinese Crime Fiction - A history from Wikipedia
Pre-Revolution Chinese Detective Fiction - An article by Jess Nevins in Crime Fiction, September 16, 2020.
Catherine Sampson's Top Ten Asian Crime Novels - From The Guardian, August, 2007.
A Hard Boiled Gazetteer to the Pacific Rim - Mystery novels set in Asia. This list is by Bill Ott. May 1, 2017.
Lucky Number 8, the Top 8 Mysteries Set in China - by Janie Chang in the Strand magazine, January 10, 2017
Chinese New Year Crime Fiction - And a list of mysteries set in China. This list is by Janet Rudolph.
Tokyo Crime Novels - The storms beneath the calm surface. An article by Paul French at Crime Reads, April 27, 2020.
17 Top Crime Books set in Japan - From Dead Good Books, February, 2023
Mystery Novels set in Asia - These lists are from Stop, You're Killing Me. Death in Canada, Mexico and South America
Death in Continental Europe
French Crime Fiction - An article on the historical development of French crime fiction by Sue Neale.
Five of the Best French Crime Fiction Authors - An article Crime Fiction Lover, Feb.16, 2018
France Mysteries - This list is by Stop, You're Killing Me.
Mystery in Greece - follow six Greek detectives and discover amazing holiday destinations. An article at the Greek News Agenda.
The Crime Fiction of Athens - An article by Paul French in Crime Reads, May, 2019.
Your Iceland Noir Reading List - From Crime Fiction Lover, 2016.
Italian Mysteries - Web site for historical and contemporary mysteries set in Italy.
A Hard-Boiled Gazeteer to Italy - Crime novel list by Bill Ott in Booklist, May 1, 2006.
Top Ten Mystery Novels Set in Italy - An article by Sandrone Danzieri in the Strand Magazine, Dec. 19, 2016.
A Literary Tour of Italy's Libraries - Three great books picked by Concepción de León in the New York Times.
Move Over Scandinavian Noir: Here Comes the Polish Gumshoe - An article by Ginanne Brownell in the International New York Times, March, 2014.
Russian Mysteries - This list is from Stop, You're Killing Me. From Russia with Love? Mysteries and Thrillers 2017 - by Eric Norton, March, 2017
Crime Books to Get You Hooked on Nordic Noir - an article from Crime by the Book, August 2, 2020
A guide to Nordic Noir - If you want to read Scandinavia mysteries, but do not know where to begin, this is the article to read. It is by Tina Jordan and Marilyn Stasio in The New York Times, July 24, 2020.
A Cold Night's Death - The allure of Scandinavian Crime Fiction. From the New York Public Library. January, 2013
Crime, Mystery and Spy Novels: Thrillers Set in Turkey - From the Daily Sabah, 2015 Death in Great Britain and Ireland
London Mystery Novels - This list is by Stop, You're Killing Me!
London Underground Crime Fiction - This list is by Janet Rudolph.
27 Brilliant British Mystery Novels set in Oxford- From the British Book Club, August, 2020
Shades of Blue: Oxbridge in Detective Fiction - an article by Julian Earwaker and Kathleen Becker on mysteries set in Oxford and Cambridge.
The Evolution of the English Village Mystery After the Golden Age - This article is by Deborah Crombie in Crime Reads, October 19, 2019.
Top 10 Mysteries Set in the British Countryside - An article by William Shaw in the Strand Magazine, 2017.
Irish Women Are Reinventing the Thriller - An article by Michelle Dunne in Crime Reads, May 5, 2021
15 Irish Crime Writers You Should be Reading Right Now - From Crime Reads, March, 2018.
Edinburgh Reads - A Google map of novels set in Edinburgh. Though it is not limited to mysteries, you will find many of them here.
Mystery Novels Set in Wales - This list is by Stop, You're Killing Me! Death in the Middle East
There are two great sites which list American mystery writers by state. I have added just a few more links of interest.
The first great site is
Stop, You're Killing Me! which has an outstanding list of mystery novels by state.
The second great site is
The Cozy Mystery List - which has a great list of cozy mysteries by state.
Some more links to mysteries by city or state.
Crime in the City - a series of interviews by NPR with various mystery writers whose books feature cities around the world.
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