13 Stellar International Mysteries To Take You Globe-Trotting Without Moving a Muscle
These audiobooks by authors around the world pack the mysteries and thrillers punch you love, while giving you insight into many other cultures.By Andrew RobintonMar 20, 2018 3:00 PM
A good mystery sinks its teeth into the psyche of a listener and doesn’t let go until the very last word. Mysteries may take many forms, but the very best tap into a wide range of human emotions—fear, anxiety, and surprise, among others.
Given this quasi-innate appeal we have to mystery fiction, it’s no wonder that the genre has exploded globally over the last several decades. While the United States and Britain have historically been seen as hotbeds of quality mystery writing, more recently we’ve seen a swell of great mystery writing coming out of nearly every pocket of the globe.
We took a trip around the world to uncover international mysteries from just about every continent. Though the audiobooks on this list are all very different, they have two things in common—each boasts a brilliant narrator performance that will take you to a distinct place, and each showcases expertly crafted plots that will keep you guessing to the last word. Kick back and enjoy the ride.