10 excellent international thrillers

Looking for the perfect summer read? You couldn't do better than to pick up any of these 10 thrillers, each set in a different corner of the world. From Instanbul to Tokyo to Nairobi to the steamy South of France, these books will keep you turning pages at a desperate pace, even as you travel the globe.

Compiled by the editors of The Barnes & Noble Review

1. "Death and the Olive Grove," by Marco Vichi

During a rainy April in 1964, Inspector Bordelli attempts to trace the origins of bizarre bite marks on murder victims, as well as the disappearance of his friend Casimiro. The crimes Bordelli uncovers are as dark as the Florentine spring weather.

1 of 10

Make a Difference
Inspired? Here are some ways to make a difference on this issue.
FREE Newsletters
Get the Monitor stories you care about delivered to your inbox.