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This site now includes 328 authors, 63 countries and multi-country regions, 45 U.S. states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia.

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Read and Recommended
For a few months, I had time to note specific books that I read and recommended. I had to stop for lack of time. If time is available, this section will resume.
2010: Jan|Feb|Mar
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2008: Jul-Dec

Mystery Writers: Countries and Regions

Countries
AFGHANISTAN: No authors listed. Make a suggestion
ALGERIA: Yasmina Khadra
ANGOLA: Pepetela
ARGENTINA: Jorge Luis Borges - Ernesto Mallo
AUSTRALIA: Peter Corris - Garry Disher - Kerry Greenwood - Adrian Hyland - Peter Temple - Arthur Upfield
AUSTRIA: Wolf Haas - Frank Tallis
BELGIUM: Georges Simenon
BOTSWANA: Alexander McCall Smith - Michael Stanley
BRAZIL: Leighton Gage - Luiz Alfredo Garcia-Roza - Patricia Melo - Jo Soares
CANADA: Rosemary Aubert - Giles Blunt - Howard Engel - John McFetridge - Kathy Reichs - Robert J. Sawyer - Kitty Sewell - L. R. Wright
CHILE: Roberto Ampuero
CHINA: Xiao Bao - Elsa Hart - Peter May - David Rotenberg - S. J. Rozan - Lisa See - Qiu Xiaolong - Robert van Gulik
CUBA: José Latour - Leonardo Padura Fuentes
DENMARK: Jussi Adler-Olsen - Sara Blaedel - Leif Davidsen - Agnete Friis - Peter Hoeg - Lene Kaaberbol
EGYPT: Michael Pearce
ENGLAND: Rennie Airth - Mark Billingham - Colin Dexter - Arthur Conan Doyle - Paul Eddy - Martin Edwards - John Harvey - Mick Herron - Mischa Hiller - Simon Kernick - Laurie R. King - Lynda La Plante - John Lawton - Barry Maitland - Ngaio Marsh - Val McDermid - Michael Ridpath - Stella Rimington - Peter Robinson - Michael Robotham - Charles Todd - Simon Tolkien - Laura Wilson - Jacqueline Winspear
FINLAND: Matti Joensuu - Harri Nykanen
FRANCE: Cara Black - Max Byrd - Barbara Corrado-Pope - Didier Daeninckx - Nicolas Freeling - Claude Izner - Jean-Claude Izzo - Georges Simenon - Fred Vargas - Jacqueline Winspear
GERMANY: Jakob Arjouni - David Downing - Michael Gregorio - David John - Joseph Kanon - Erich Kastner - Philip Kerr - Jonathan Rabb - Bernhard Schlink
GHANA: Kwei Quartey
GREECE: Petros Markaris
GREENLAND: Peter Hoeg
HONG KONG: William Leonard Marshall
ICELAND: Arnaldur Indridason - Michael Ridpath - Yrsa Sigurdardottir
INDIA: H. R. F. Keating - Jamyang Norbu
IRELAND: Benjamin Black - Conor Brady - John Brady - Ken Bruen - Tana French - Bartholomew Gill - Gene Kerrigan - Brian McGilloway - Peter Tremayne
ISRAEL: Batya Gur - Jon Land - Robert Rosenberg - Liam Shoham
ITALY: Andrea Camilleri - Massimo Carlotto - Gianrico Carofiglio - Michael Dibdin - Conor Fitzgerald - David Hewson - Christobel Kent - Donna Leon - Carlo Lucarelli - Magdalen Nabb - Iain Pears - Edward Sklepowich
JAPAN: Keigo Higashino - Sujata Massey - Seicho Matsumoto - Miyuki Miyabe - Fuminori Nakamura - Shizuko Natsuki - Laura Joh Rowland
KENYA: Elspeth Huxley - Mukoma wa Ngugi
KOREA: James Church - Martin Limón
LAOS: Colin Cotterill
MALI: Moussa Konate
MEXICO: David Cole - Rolo Diez - Sebastian Rotella - Paco Ignacio Taibo
MONGOLIA: No authors listed. Make a suggestion
MOZAMBIQUE: Henning Mankell
NETHERLANDS: A. C. Baantjer - Nicolas Freeling - Janwillem van de Wetering
NEW ZEALAND: Paul Cleave - Ngaio Marsh
NORWAY: K. O. Dahl - Karin Fossum - Anne Holt - Jorn Lier Horst - Jo Nesbo - Gunnar Staalesen
PALESTINE: Mischa Hiller - Jon Land - Matt Beynon Rees
PORTUGAL: Zygmunt Miloszewski
PORTUGAL: Robert Wilson
RUSSIA: Stuart M. Kaminsky - R. N. Morris - Reggie Nadelson - Martin Cruz Smith
SCOTLAND: Quintin Jardine - Val McDermid - Denise Mina - Ian Rankin
SINGAPORE: Nury Vittachi
SLOVAKIA: Michael Genelin
SOUTH AFRICA: Wessel Ebersohn - Jassy Mackenzie - James McClure - Deon Meyer - Malla Nunn - Margie Orford
SPAIN: Alicia Gimenez Bartlett - Arturo Perez-Reverte - Dolores Redondo - Manuel Vazquez Montalban - Robert Wilson
SWEDEN: Arne Dahl - Ake Edwardson - Kjell Eriksson - Mons Kallentoft - Camilla Lackberg - Asa Larsson - Stieg Larsson - Henning Mankell - Hakan Nesser - Hakan Ostlundh - Maj Sjowall - Johan Theorin - Helene Tursten - Per Wahloo
SWITZERLAND: Friedrich Glauser
THAILAND: John Burdett - Colin Cotterill - Christopher G. Moore
TIBET: Elsa Hart - Jamyang Norbu - Eliot Pattison
TURKEY: Jakob Arjouni - Barbara Nadel
UGANDA: No authors listed. Make a suggestion
UNITED STATES by state
VIETNAM: No authors listed. Make a suggestion
Multi-Country Regions
CARIBBEAN: Don Bruns
EUROPE: Eric Ambler - James R. Benn - Leif Davidsen - Alan Furst - Michael Genelin - Luke McCallan - Mark Mills - Olen Steinhauer - John le Carre
MEDITERRANEAN: Eric Ambler - Alan Furst - Arturo Perez-Reverte