In addition to page-turning mysteries, these books offer literary trips to European destinations.
By COLETTE BANCROFT
Tampa Bay Times
• “The Dance of the Seagull,” by Andrea Camilleri (Penguin), is the latest in his series about the epicurean Sicilian police detective Salvo Montalbano, whose vacation is disrupted by the disappearance of his right-hand man.
• “Helsinki Blood,” by James Thompson (Putnam), an American writer who has lived in Finland for years, features Inspector Kari Vaara, a former black-ops cop involved in a missing persons case and the target of criminals himself.
• “Murder Below Montparnasse,” by Cara Black (Soho Crime), is the 13th in her series about Parisian private investigator Aimee Leduc, who becomes embroiled in a deadly art theft that may take her a step closer to finding her long-lost, possibly lethal mother.
Colette Bancroft, Tampa Bay Times