Happy Sunday, dear hearts. November is upon us and our newest crime spree category brought to us by Sandy and Amy is all about translated books.
Crime isn’t limited to the US (or England for us Anglophiles). Some of the most interesting, translated works are mysteries from the Around the World, including the tortured protagonists and bleak settings of Scandinavia to the creepiness of Japanese mysteries to the sunshine noir of African authors.
Places to explore:
· Africa: The Missing American by Kwei Quartey
· Nordic: Jussi Alder-Olsen and Arnaldur Indriðason
· Japan: Seishi Yokomizo’s Detective Kosuke Kindaichi series and The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino
· Australia: Jane Harper
· Spanish: Carlos Ruiz Zafron
Challenge: Dust off your forged passport and get on Interpol’s most wanted list by reading a translated mystery.
Our A to Z and Back Again letter and word of the week are I and Inspect.
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