Saturday, January 2, 2021

Foreign Intrigue Book Club 2021

Foreign Intrigue Book Club
face-to-face (details)
Books, Inc. Laurel Village

Do you like to travel? Experience a country through the eyes of a local? Try the food of another country?


by Vanda Symon
Mystery, New Zealand | Published: 2018 (first 2007) | Goodreads | my rating: 4
liked this headstrong female police constable

Bad Debts
by Peter Temple
Mystery, Australia | Published: 2005 (first 1996) | Goodreads | my rating: 3
fell for the protagonist and his circle of friends

Aunty Lee's Delights
by Ovidia Yu
Mystery, Cozy, Singapore | Published: 2013 | Goodreads | my rating: 4
sleuthing by way of nosiness

Play the Red Queen
by Juri Jurjevics
Mystery, Historical, Vietnam | Published: 2020 | Goodreads | my rating: dnf

The Aosawa Murders
by Riku Onda
transalated by Alison Watts
Mystery, Crime, Japan | Published: 2020 | Goodreads | my rating: 5
diabolical story with Sherlock Holmes vibe

A Nail Through the Heart
by Timothy Hallinan
Mystery, Thailand | Published: 2007 | Goodreads | my rating: 4
justice and compassion

Death Notice
by Zhao Haohui
translated by Zac Haluza
Mystery, China | Published: 2018 (first 2014) | Goodreads | my rating: 4
convoluted with twists and turns

Flowers Over the Inferno
by Ilaria Tuti
translated by Ekin Oklap
Mystery, Italy | Published: 2019 | Goodreads | my rating: 4
amusing bicker and banter

Murder in Chianti
by Camilla Trinchieri
Mystery, Italy | Published: 2020 | Goodreads | my rating: 4
small town vibe, likable protagonist with dog, foodie delight

Death in Provence
by Serena Kent
Mystery, France | Goodreads | my rating: 5
small town feels in regards to exclusion and eventual acceptance

The Chalk Circle
(Commissaire Adamsberg #1)
by Fred Vargas
translated by Siân Reynolds
Mystery, Crime, France | Goodreads | my rating: 4

The Darkness
by Ragnar Jónasson
translated by Arvid Nordh
Mystery, Crime, Iceland | Published: 2018 (first 2015) | Goodreads

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