The Tiger's Wife by Téa Obreht. "At 24, Obreht became the youngest writer on The New Yorker’s coveted '20 Under 40' list. Her debut novel examines what happens when a young doctor in a Balkan country investigates her grandfather’s mysterious death" (Miami Herald).
Plugged by Eoin Colfer. "From the author of the 'Artemis Fowl' series, a bang-up crime novel for adults starring an Irish bouncer at a seedy casino in New Jersey" (Washington Post).
Turn of Mind by Alice LaPlante. "This spooky thriller about a retired orthopedic surgeon suffering from dementia is both a poetic portrait and a page-turner" (Chicago Tribune).
On to books set in my home state of Colorado. I've read John Dunning's Cliff Janeway series about a cop-turned-bookseller who pursues crime and first editions in Denver (Janeway investigates the death of a book scout in Booked to Die, first in the series). Learning about rare books while reading Dunning's books is as much fun as solving his mysteries. I've also read some of Stephen White's thrillers with psychologist Alan Gregory and attorney Lauren Crowder in Boulder. I liked Manner of Death, in which people connected with Gregory's clinical residency are killed. I'm now tempted to go white-water rafting on the Arkansas River near Salida with Beth Groundwater's guide Mandy Tanner in Deadly Currents.
I've never been to Hong Kong and Georgette recommends William Marshall's highly imaginative (read "bizarre") Yellowthread Street Station series by William Marshall, starting with Yellowthread Street. I've traveled across Asia with John P. Marquand's Mr. Moto. In Southeast Asia, I recommend the Poke Rafferty books set in Thailand by Timothy Hallinan (first is A Nail Through the Heart) and books involving Sonchai Jitpleecheep, John Burdett's Bangkok police detective. I've enjoyed books by Laura Joh Rowland set in Japan. I'd like to try other books set in Japan and perhaps Read Me Deadly readers could suggest some.
I'd like to read all of the Quirke books by Benjamin Black (John Banville), Ken Bruen's Jack Taylor books and the latest Stuart Neville book set in Belfast and featuring Jack Lennon.
Martin Beck series. Arthur Upfield's Inspector “Bony” Bonaparte books, set in Australia. Agatha Christie's Jane Marple. All of these series could use my re-reading.
Series I've meant to try but haven't yet include Cornelia Read's Madeline Dare books (the first is A Field of Darkness), the Charlotte “Charlie” McNally series about an investigative reporter by Hank Phillippi Ryan (Prime Time is first), the Erlendur Sveinsson books by Arnaldur Indriðason and the books featuring Omar Yussef Sirhan by Matt Beynon Rees. I'd love to hear your opinions on these or any other suggestions you might have.