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
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.