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Friday, June 10, 2011

Around the World in 80 Murders: Europe

Today ends our trip Around the World in 80 Murders.  Thanks for joining me.  You can also access the archive of these lists on the BPL's website by clicking here.

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Sleuth your way around the world, explore novel destinations, and help catch a killer as you go…Around the World in 80 Murders


Wolves Eat Dogs by Martin Cruz Smith
One of Russia's new billionaire class has apparently leapt to his death from the palatial splendor of his ultra-modern Moscow condominium. While there are no signs pointing to homicide, there is one troubling and puzzling bit of evidence...in his bedroom closet, there's a mountain of salt!

The Dogs of Rome by Conor Fitzgerald
A police inspector battles organized crime, political pressure, and his own demons as he investigates the death of an American expatriate. He soon realizes that he is being watched from on high. Forced to negotiate with powerful, suspicious people, he must rely on instinct, drive, and luck to find the killer.

Deadly Slipper by Michelle Wan
Women traveling on their own have gone missing in the Dordogne. The only real clue is a sequence of wild orchids, including a mysterious, previously unknown Lady’s Slipper, captured on a roll of film found in a long-lost camera.

Smilla’s Sense of Snow by Peter Hoeg
The daughter of a Danish doctor and an Inuit woman from Greenland now lives in Copenhagen and, as befits her ancestry, is an expert on snow. When one of her few friends, an Inuit boy, dies under mysterious circumstances, she refuses to believe it was an accident.  This is a compelling, literary mystery.

Nemesis by Jo Nesbo
Oslo police detective and recovering alcoholic Harry Hole is investigating a bank robbery when an old girlfriend ends up murdered.  While Hole is trying to clear his name in her murder, he finds a link to the crime and his bank robbery. This is chilling Nordic Noir at its best.

Siren of the Waters by Michael Genelin
When Slovakian police commander Jana Matinova is called to a car crash involving six women and a man, she uncovers a human trafficking ring which leads her on a manhunt throughout Europe.

Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley
Readers are swept back to rural England in 1950 to meet Flavia de Luce, an 11 year-old aspiring chemist with an interest in poisons.  When she finds a man lying in her garden taking his last breaths, she investigates and ends up entangled in a decades’ old rare stamp smuggling ring.

Entanglement by Zygmunt Miloszewski
In this current day, Polish set police procedural prosecutor Teodor Szacki investigates a murder of passion involving a skewer through the eye, while in the midst of a midlife crisis.

Lie in the Dark by Dan Fesperman
Vlado Petric is a homicide investigator amidst the chaos of war torn Sarajevo, trying to find the killer of a government official.  Readers will appreciate the mystery storyline as well as the details about a recent and tragic war.

The One From the Other by Philip Kerr
Bernie Gunther is a PI in 1949 Germany.  In this 4th installment of the series, Gunther is working for a woman who wants to know the fate of her missing husband, a convicted war criminal.

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