Around the world in 80 Sleuths - this article that appeared in the Independent Newspaper will be of interest to all crime fiction buffs.
Holmes and Watson would be proud. Crime fiction
is booming as never before - and with dozens of new titles translated
into English for the first time, there’s a detective for every holiday
destination. Jonathan Gibbs tracks down 80 of the best sleuths to escape
with this summer....
The murder takes place in Copenhagen, but it is to the unforgiving
Greenland coast that Smilla Jaspersen follows the trail. Peter Hoeg's
book, with its slow pacing and heightened atmospherics, was surely the
one that whetted the international appetite for Scandinavian crime.
'Miss Smilla's Feeling For Snow' (Harvill)
If there is a pretender to Henning Mankell's crown, it could well be
Arnaldur Indridason. His Inspector Erlendur novels have the bleak
setting, social realism and gentle pacing we associate with Scandinavian
Read 'Tainted Blood' (Vintage)
3. Shetland Islands
Ann Cleeves had 18 books under her belt when she won a Gold Dagger
for Raven Black, the first in her Shetland Quartet. It's an inspired
location, with its bleak landscape and close-knit community for
detective Jimmy Perez to unpick.
Read 'Raven Black' (Pan)
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