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Features's Top 10 International Mysteries of 2013

It’s been a stellar year for crime fiction fans, especially given the impressive range of mysteries translated into English. Skilled storytellers including Maurizio de Giovanni, Fuminori Nakamura, Denise Mina and Colin Cotterill deliver not only solidly good mysteries, but also offer fresh perspectives on place. These international writers serve as literary and cultural ambassadors introducing readers to distinct regions of the world --- from the shadowy alleys of Naples and snowy Ukrainian farms to the quiet suburbs of Tel Aviv and haunted waters of the Mekong River. The world of international mysteries is inviting, scary, thrilling and fun. In this special year-end feature, contributor Miriam Tuliao, the Assistant Director of Central Collection Development at BookOps, brings you 10 of her top favorites from 2013.

Week of February 10, 2014

Releases for the week of February 10th include SIX YEARS, in which Harlan Coben explores the depth and passion of lost love…and the secrets and lies at its heart; THESE FEW PRECIOUS DAYS by Christopher Andersen, a rare, behind-the-scenes portrait of the Kennedys in their final year together; and CRIME OF PRIVILEGE, a stunning thriller from Walter Walker about power, corruption, and the law in America --- and the dangerous ways they come together.