For the past dozen years crime fiction has been attracting a growing audience. Readers get a two for one in the best of the international crime. Foremost is the story told from a point of view likely to be different from that found in locally produced crime fiction. The other compelling point is that crime fiction is another way to become an armchair traveler to exotic locations. It is the latter point that New York Books has published a top ten list of international crime fiction.
The locations around the world included on the New York Books list are: Havana, Dublin, Stockholm, Johannesburg, St. Petersburg, and The Gaza Strip. The locations from Asia include: China, North Korea, and Japan.