Friday, July 8, 2022

Ten of the best international thrillers

Chris Pavone is the New York Times–bestselling author of The Expats, winner of the Edgar and Anthony awards for best first novel, The Accident, [The Travelers, The Paris Diversion, and Two Nights in Lisbon.

[Coffee with a Canine: Chris Pavone & Charlie BrownThe Page 69 Test: The ExpatsThe Page 69 Test: The AccidentThe Page 69 Test: The TravelersThe Page 69 Test: The Paris DiversionThe Page 69 Test: Two Nights in Lisbon]

His novels have appeared on the bestseller lists of the New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, and IndieNext; have won both the Edgar and Anthony awards, and have been shortlisted for the Strand, Macavity, and Los Angeles Times Book Prize; are in development for film and television; and have been translated into two dozen languages.

At Publishers Weekly Pavone tagged ten favorite international thrillers, including:
The Cairo Affair by Olen Steinhauer

Since the end of the Cold War, the espionage novel has been steadily receding in prominence, largely replaced on bestseller lists with other subgenres of suspense fiction. There’s a dwindling cadre of novelists who are still writing about spies, but Mr. Steinhauer is possibly the best of them, and Cairo is an espionage novel of the highest order, packed with betrayals, double-crosses, hidden agendas, moral conflicts, international relations, globe-trotting atmosphere, and even a delectable double-entendre of a title.
Learn about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue