Recommended non-English mystery/crime/detective novels?

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Re: Recommended non-English mystery/crime/detective novels?

Postby tomos1729 » Thu Feb 18, 2021 5:35 pm

I quite enjoy the Italian series/drama "(Inspettore?) Montealbano". I think they were originally novels.
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Re: Recommended non-English mystery/crime/detective novels?

Postby rdearman » Thu Feb 18, 2021 5:42 pm

tomos1729 wrote:I quite enjoy the Italian series/drama "(Inspettore?) Montealbano". I think they were originally novels.

Il Commissario Montalbano
They were written by Andrea Camilleri, who died recently.
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Re: Recommended non-English mystery/crime/detective novels?

Postby rdearman » Thu Feb 18, 2021 5:45 pm

Rocco Schiavone character is based on a popular series of books by Antonio Manzini.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Antonio-Manzini/e/B00J0T5JJ4
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Re: Recommended non-English mystery/crime/detective novels?

Postby Maiwenn » Thu Feb 18, 2021 6:14 pm

For Arabic, there is د. أحمد خالد توفيق Dr. Ahmed Khaled Towfik. He was a prolific Egyptian writer and translator. His best know works are ما وراء الطبيعة which was recently remade into a Netflix series, Paranormal. As the English title might suggest, it's a bit more on the paranormal side, but it still fits in mystery-detective. It centers on Dr Refaat, a phlebotomist, who investigates seemingly unnatural occurrences. I'm currently reading one of his الآن نفتح الصندوق (Now we open the box) books which feels like a mature Goosebumps.
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