Death and the Maiden

Murder stalks the streets of fin de siècle Vienna.

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The Forgiven

A novel that unfolds with the inevitability of an ancient myth and the intensity of a psychological thriller.

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Death in Breslau

Murder most foul in Nazi-occupied Poland.

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Münster's Case

A Scandinavian murder mystery of disturbing intimacy.

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The Crime of Julian Wells

The secrets of a dead man's past lead a scholar on a Conradian journey into the shadows.

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The Investigation

Pitted against a Kafkaesque bureaucracy, an investigator stumbles toward the truth.

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Where the Bodies Are Buried

A gangland murder has connections that reach deep into Glasgow's past.

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Brenner and God

When a detective-turned-bodyguard's young charge is kidnapped, he uncovers a world of corruption.

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Ashes to Dust

The villagers in a tiny Icelandic community hold a key to a mystery buried for a generation.

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Truth Like the Sun

A mastermind of Seattle's boom era makes a sunset run for office -- and the secrets of past corruption come to light. 

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Kingdom Come

The London suburbs vibrate with malevolence in the final work from the innovative novelist.

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The Angst-Ridden Executive

A detective with a sense of humor -- and justice -- walks the streets of Barcelona.

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Hanging Hill

A young woman's murder opens the door to a police inspector's dark odyssey through exploitation and depravity.

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The Fear Index

A physicist's creation causes a worldwide financial meltdown.

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The Face Thief

A con artist's double deception.

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The Doll: The Lost Short Stories

The author's early experiments in gothic horror, Victorian melodrama, farce, fantasy, and interior monologue.

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Cold Cases and Warming Trends: the Year in Mystery and Crime

Globe-hopping in search of the best crime and mystery fiction of 2011.

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About the Columnist
Anna Mundow, a longtime contributor to The Irish Times and The Boston Globe, has written for The Guardian, The Washington Post and The New York Times among other publications.

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Paradise and Elsewhere

Canadian short story marvel Kathy Page emerges as the Alice Munro of the supernatural from these heartfelt tales of shapeshifting swimmers, mild-mannered cannibals, and personality-shifting viruses transmitted through kisses.

Pastoral

When a persuasive pastor arrives in a sleepy farm town, his sage influence has otherworldly results (talking sheep, a mayor who walks on water). But can he pull off the miracle of finding kindly local Liz Denny the love of her life?  Small wonder looms large in this charmer from Andre Alexis.

The Hundred-Year House

When a poetry scholar goes digging through the decrepit estate of his wife's family to uncover a bygone arts colony's strange mysteries, he awakens a tenacious monster: his mother-in-law. A wickedly funny take on aging aristocracies from author Rebecca Makkai (The Borrower).