I was recently invited to curate a page on Shepherd, a new book discovery website. Warning, this site can easily become your new favorite rabbit hole.

Authors are invited to introduce their book at the beginning of a showcase of books similar in genre or theme. I chose The Best Thrillers set in Exotic Locations as my theme.

CLIFF DIVER, the first Detective Emilia Cruz mystery set in Acapulco, introduces the showcase. The Best Thrillers set in Exotic Locations then flies you around the world in five books! From China to Fiji to Ceylon and points in between, these 5 thrillers are some of my favorites. I review each title, giving you my reasons for including them and why the exotic setting makes a difference.

The Shepherd site uses color and fonts for a quite lovely visual experience, too.

The Best Thrillers set in Exotic Locations are:

Waking Up in Medellin By Kathryn Lane

Thief of Souls: An Inspector Lu Fei Mystery By Brian Klingborg

Trouble in Nuala By Harriet Dorothy Steel

Recipes for Love and Murder By Sally Andrew

Death on Paradise Island: Fiji Islands Mysteries 1 By B.M. Allsopp

My criteria for choosing these 5 books was 1. An exotic and unusual setting, and 2. The mystery was based on local culture and could not happen elsewhere. I think you’ll agree!

Visit the page on Shepherd here: https://shepherd.com/best-books/thrillers-set-in-exotic-locations

Carmen Amato at Spring Hill

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