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World Mysterious

World Mysterious: Mystery & Suspense Fiction in Translation

Readers all over the globe enjoy mystery and suspense. These novels have been translated into English for the U.S. market (the original language is in parentheses). For help finding these or other materials, Ask Reader Services!

The Marco Effect*
by Jussi Adler-Olsen (Danish)

The Scarred Woman: A Department Q Novel*
by Jussi Adler-Olsen (Danish)

The Shadow Killer*
by Arnaldur Indriðason (Icelandic)

The Midnight Witness*
by Sara Blaedel (Danish)

A Voice in the Night*
by Andrea Camilleri (Italian)

The Pyramid of Mud*
by Andrea Camilleri (Italian)

Kill the Father: A Novel
by Sandrone Dazieri (Italian)

Stone Coffin: A Mystery*
by Kjell Eriksson (Swedish)

The Drowned Boy
by Karin Fossum (Norwegian)

by Malin Persson Giolito (Swedish)

Point of Balance: A Thriller
by Juan Gómez-Jurado (Spanish)

The Name of the Game is Kidnapping
by Keigo Higashino (Japanese)

The Shadow Killer: A Thriller*
by Arnaldur Indriðason (Icelandic)

The Girl in Exile: Requiem for Linda B
by Ismail Kadare (Albanian)

Zack: a thriller
by Mons Kallentoft (Swedish)

The Sandman: A Joona Linna Novel*
by Lars Kepler (Swedish)

The African Equation
by Yasmina Khadra (French)

Phantoms of Breslau
by Marek Krajewski (Polish)

The Girl Who Takes An Eye For An Eye
by David Lagercrantz (Swedish)

The Second Deadly Sin
by Åsa Larsson (Swedish)

The Watcher: A Novel
by Charlotte Link (German)

After the Fire
by Henning Mankell (Swedish)

A Quiet Place
by Seicho Matsumoto (Japanese)

by Deon Meyer (Afrikaans)

by Zygmunt Miłoszewski (Polish)

by Kanae Minato (Japanese)

Cult X
by Fuminori Nakamura (Japanese)

The Thirst*
by Jo Nesbø (Norwegian)

I Am Your Judge: A Novel
by Nele Neuhaus (German)

The Chosen: A Novel
by Kristina Ohlsson (Swedish)

Acts of Vanishing
by Fredrik T. Olsson (Swedish)

The Council of Twelve*
by Oliver Pötzsch (German)

Blackout: A Thriller
by Ragnar Jónasson (Icelandic)

Three Minutes*
by Anders Roslund (Swedish)

Marina by Carlos Ruiz Zafón (Spanish)

The Language of Solitude
by Jan-Philipp Sendker (German)

The Murder Farm
by Andrea Maria Schenkel (German)

The Tokyo Zodiac Murders by Soji Shimada (Japanese)

The Shadow Puppet*
by Georges Simenon (French)

Cold Hearts
by Gunnar Staalesen (Norwegian)

Bred to Kill
by Franck Thilliez (French)

Protected By The Shadows
by Helene Tursten (Swedish)

The Legacy
by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir (Icelandic)

The Tunnel*
by Carl-Johan Vallgren (Swedish)

A Climate of Fear*
by Fred Vargas (French)

Six Four
by Hideo Yokoyama (Japanese)

The Believer: a novel*
by Joakim Zander (Swedish)


*part of a series


AJB Rev. 7/18