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Foreign Intrigue Book Club

Do you like to travel? Experience a country through the eyes of a local? Try the food of another country? Join us for the Foreign Intrigue Book Group selections.

Playlist Tags: Books Inc. genre: Mystery & Thriller topic: mystery book club foreign

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Death Notice

A Novel

By Zhou Haohui
Narrated by: Joel de la Fuente
Length: 9 hours 17 minutes

“Fiendishly inventive.” 
The Wall Street Journal

Chengdu, China: The vibrant capital of Sichuan Province is suddenly held hostage when a shocking manifesto is released by an anonymous vigilante known as Eumenides. It is a bold declaration of war against a corrupt legal system, with Eumenides acting as judge and executioner. The public starts... Read more »

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Play the Red Queen

By Juris Jurjevics
Narrated by: Michael Braun
Length: 10 hours 57 minutes

The posthumous masterwork by critically acclaimed author, storied publisher, and Viet Nam veteran Juris Jurjevics—the story of two American GI cops caught in the corrupt cauldron of a Vietnamese civil war stoked red hot by revolution. Viet Nam, 1963. A female Viet Cong assassin is trawling the boulevards of Saigon, catching US Army officers... Read more »

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Aunty Lee’s Delights

Singaporean Mystery: Book #1

By Ovidia Yu
Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
Length: 6 hours 26 minutes

This delectable and witty mystery introduces Rosie "Aunty" Lee, feisty widow, amateur sleuth, and proprietor of Singapore's best-loved home-cooking restaurant.

After losing her husband, Rosie Lee could have become one of Singapore's "tai tai," an idle rich lady. Instead she is building a culinary empire from her restaurant, Aunty Lee's... Read more »

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Among the Ruins

A Mystery
Rachel Getty and Esa Khattak Novels: Book #3

By Ausma Zehanat Khan
Narrated by: Peter Ganim
Length: 12 hours 21 minutes

From Ausma Zehanat Khan, the critically acclaimed author of The Unquiet Dead and The Language of Secrets,comes Among the Ruins, another powerful audiobook exploring the interplay of politics and religion, and the intensely personal ripple effects of one woman’s murder.

On leave from Canada’s Community Policing department, Esa Khattak is traveling...

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Beside the Syrian Sea

By James Wolff
Narrated by: Guy Mott
Length: 8 hours 36 minutes

Jonas is a British spy out in the cold. When his father is kidnapped by ISIS in Syria, he heads to Beirut and recruits a Swiss priest named Father Tobias. Tobias agrees to travel into the heart of the Islamic State and inform the kidnappers that Jonas is willing to negotiate for his father's life. British intelligence agents try everything in... Read more »

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Death Comes in through the Kitchen

By Teresa Dovalpage
Narrated by: Cynthia Farrell
Length: 11 hours 14 minutes

Set in Havana during the Black Spring of 2003, a charming but poison-laced culinary mystery reveals the darker side of the modern Revolution, complete with authentic Cuban recipes Havana, Cuba, 2003: Matt, a San Diego journalist, arrives in Havana to marry his girlfriend, Yarmila, a 24-year-old Cuban woman whom he first met through her food... Read more »

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The Department of Sensitive Crimes

Detective Varg: Book #1

By Alexander McCall Smith
Narrated by: David Rintoul
Length: 7 hours 15 minutes

From the beloved and bestselling author of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series comes a lighthearted comedic novel about a Swedish police department tasked with solving the most unusual, complicated, and, often, insignificant crimes. The detectives who work in Malmo Police's Department of Sensitive Crimes take their job very seriously. The... Read more »

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