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Jade Dragon Mountain

by Elsa Hart

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Mysteries Set in Far Flung Places

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Jade Dragon Mountain is the start of a new mystery series that proved a hit with the members who reviewed it for First Impressions. Here are some other recently published, or soon to publish, mysteries set in far flung locations to add to your "must-read" list:

The Invention of Fire The Invention of Fire by Bruce Holsinger

Apr 2015. 432 pages. Published by William Morrow.

A richly resplendent and descriptive murder mystery which conjures up a vivid and wholly realistic depiction of medieval London in all its loud, vibrant, filthy glory. This is the second John Gower novel following A Burnable Book. More info

Hell's Gate Hell's Gate: A Detective Mollel Novel by Richard Crompton

Jun 2015. 256 Pages. Published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux.

The second in series following Hour of the Red God, this story finds Maasai warrior-turned-Detective Mollel banished from Nairobi to a small town on the edge of a national park. When a flower worker turns up dead in a local lake, Mollel suspects the police force in the town may be more than corrupt. Mollel is forced to confront his Maasai heritage in this novel that perfectly captures contemporary Kenya. More info

Death in Brittany Death in Brittany: A Mystery by Jean-Luc Bannalec

June 2015. 320 pages. Published by Minotaur Books.

Commissaire Georges Dupin, has recently relocated from glamorous Paris to the remote Breton coast. Happy to be out of the bustle of the city, he is not so happy when he is dragged from his relaxation to the scene of a murder. As he embarks on his mission to solve the case, he discovers that this quaint, quiet town is not what it seems to be. A feast for the senses, and a first in a new series. More info

The Girl in the Spider's Web The Girl in the Spider's Web: A Lisbeth Salander novel, continuing Stieg Larsson's Millennium Series by David Lagercrantz

Sep 1, 2015. 416 Pages. Published by Knopf.

Lisbeth Salander – the girl with the dragon tattoo – and Mikael Blumkvist are back for the fourth in the "Girl Who" series. This time they are searching for someone who has secret information vital to the United States. Part thriller, part mystery, their search takes them into the center of a web of spies, cyber criminals and governments from all over the world. More info

The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra: A Baby Ganesh Agency Investigation, #1 by Vaseem Khan

Sep 15, 2015. 320 Pages. Published by Redhook.

On the day Inspector Ashwin Chopra retires he is given two surprising things: the suspicious case of a drowned boy and a baby elephant. As he searches for the answer to this murder through the streets of Mumbai, he discovers that an elephant can be, perhaps, the best partner an inspector can have. A heartwarming, charming first mystery in another new series. More info

Shanghai Redemption Shanghai Redemption: An Inspector Chen Novel #9 by Qiu Xiaolong

Sep 15, 2015. 320 Pages. Published by Minotaur Books.

In this ninth mystery in the series, Inspector Chen has finally lost the balance he has managed to hold between the interests of the Communist Party and his duties at the Shanghai Police Department. Now he has been demoted to a powerless job, but more than that, it looks like he is being set up for disgrace – or worse. And so he must face the most dangerous investigation of his life. More info

The Devil in Jerusalem The Devil in Jerusalem: A Novel by Naomi Ragen

Oct 13, 2015. 320 Pages. Published by St. Martin's Press.

Based on a true story, this mystery explores one family's dark secrets – two brothers who are admitted to Jerusalem's Hadassah Hospital with horrific injuries, and their young American mother who will only speak Psalms. Detective Bina Tzedek is the explorer, and her search for answers takes her through Old Jerusalem where she finds kabbalists, ancient mystical texts, and frightening cult rituals. More info

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