9 Action-Packed International Crime Thrillers

Book Covers for David Baldacci, Malcolm MacKay, and Kanae MinatoA good mystery thriller is always exhilarating, but a good international thriller is even more so. Far-flung locales—unfamiliar to either the reader, the protagonist, or both—add an extra layer of intrigue to any crime novel. These books will take you not only around the world, but into the hearts and minds of hardened investigators, merciless criminals, and ordinary folks struggling not to be swept away by events beyond their comprehension. From sunny Brazil to merry old England, crime knows no borders, and you can read about it all from the comfort of your own couch.


Eileen Gonzalez is a freelance writer from Connecticut. She has a Master’s degree in communications and years of experience writing about pop culture. She contributes to Book Riot and Foreword Reviews, and she occasionally tweets at @eileen2thestars.