Great storytelling knows no boundaries. Discover best-selling novels first published in a different language and available in translation at the Lititz Public Library.
The Legacy by Yrsa Siguroardottir (Iceland)
The only person who might have the answers to a baffling murder case is the victim’s seven-year-old daughter found hiding in the room where her mother died.
Kill the Father by Sandrone Dazieri (Italy)
Two people, scarred by their shattered past, team up to solve a series of killings and abductions that appear to be the work of a masked kidnapper known as “the Father”.
The Undertaker’s Daughter by Sara Blaedel (Denmark)
Learning her estranged father has died and left her his Racine, Wisconsin funeral home, a Copenhagen woman travels to America hoping for insight into his life and stumbles into an unsolved murder.
Blackout by Marc Elsberg (Germany)
As electrical grids across Europe collapse, blame is incorrectly focused on a former hacker on the run with an American reporter in a desperate race to uncover the villain behind the attacks.
The Sandman by Lars Kepler (Sweden)
In an attempt to rescue a long-missing woman, a detective inspector recruits a young officer to go undercover in the psychiatric ward where Sweden’s most notorious serial killer is imprisoned.
Under the Midnight Sun by Keigo Higashino (Japan)
For twenty years, a police detective has been haunted by the murder of a man found in an abandoned building, a crime he is unable to solve.
Portrait by Antoine Laurain (France)
An avid antiques collector unearths an eighteenth-century portrait that looks just like him, a discovery that provides a chance to abandon his tedious existence and walk into a brand new life.
Macbeth by Jo Nesbo (Norway)
Set in the 1970s, an idealistic chief of police struggles to get rid of a highly connected drug lord.
The Believer by Joakim Zander (Sweden)
A young woman living in New York City returns to her home in Stockholm after receiving a message that her brother, rumored to be radicalized and fighting for ISIS in Syria, has disappeared.
Ghachar Ghochar by Vivek Shanbhag (India)
A close-knit family is delivered from near-destitution to sudden wealth and as they begin to grow accustomed to their newfound prosperity, family dynamics begin to shift.
Aunti Poldi and the Sicilian Lions by Marion Giordano (Germany)
On her sixtieth birthday, a woman retires to Sicily intending to while away the rest of her days with good wine, a view of the sea and few visitors, but something always seems to get in the way of her relaxation.
Hell Fire by Karin Fossum (Norway)
Police question why someone would brutally stab a defenseless woman and her five-year-old son, found dead in a pool of blood with no sign of robbery or assault.
Snowblind by Ragnar Jonasson (Iceland)
A rookie policeman is drawn into the life of a seemingly quiet fishing village after a young woman is found bleeding and unconscious in the snow and a highly esteemed writer falls to his death.
The Ice Beneath Her by Camilla Grebe (Sweden)
Police in Stockholm respond to the scene of the shocking murder of a woman lying beheaded in a posh suburban home, a brutal crime made even more disturbing by its resemblance to an unsolved killing ten years earlier.
After the Crash by Michel Bussi (France)
After a flight from Istanbul to Paris plummets into the Swiss Alps, two families claim the sole survivor, a three-month-old girl thrown into the snow before the crash.
The Chosen by Kristina Ohlsson (Sweden)
Investigative analyst hunts for the killer of a pre-school teacher shot to death in front of parents and children at a Jewish community center in Stockholm.
June 8, 2018