The Interpreter

Written by AJ Sidransky —World War II and the excesses of the Nazi regime have provided endless inspiration for crime and thriller writers. While I’ve…

Mexico Street

Written by Simone Buchholz, translated by Rachel Ward — German crime author Simone Buchholz has won numerous awards for her noir thrillers. Her most recent…

Summer of Reckoning

Written by Marion Brunet, translated by Katherine Gregor — Some teenage summers are just too awkward and painful to revisit. In this psychological thriller, which…

Pele’s Domain

Written by Albert Tucher — Al Tucher has made something of a specialty of setting his crime stories in Hawaii, especially the Big Island, and…

Under Occupation

Written by Alan Furst — Political thriller writer Alan Furst is the master of ‘storm clouds massing over Europe’ novels, set in the 1930s. His…

The Wild One

Written by Nick Petrie — This is Nick Petrie’s fifth thriller featuring PTSD-afflicted Iraq and Afghanistan war veteran Peter Ash, and it retains every bit…

Passport to Death

Written by Yigal Zur, translated by Sara Kitai — This thriller, recently translated into English, begins in Tel Aviv, with former Israeli security operative Dotan…

My Sister, the Serial Killer

Nigerian writer Oyinkan Braithwaite burst onto the crime fiction scene with this debut novel, a lively exploration of the ineffable ties between siblings, mixed with…

The Fragility of Bodies

In an era when ‘public morality’ seems a hopelessly antiquated notion, Sergio Olguín’s story about a crusading journalist is astonishingly refreshing. He provides a rare…

Secret Service

Written by Tom Bradby — With a plot that would have seemed far-fetched just a few years ago, Tom Bradby’s latest political thriller feels like…

Naked Came the Florida Man

Written by Tim Dorsey — ‘“Don’t shoot guns into the hurricane.” Elsewhere this would go without saying, but Floridians need to be told.’ So begins…

Net Force: Dark Web

Written by Jerome Preisler — Jerome Preisler’s new techno-thriller carries on a series created by the late Tom Clancy and Steve Pieczenik. Does it maintain…