Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme where we randomly select a book from our Goodreads To Be Read list and share it with the world. It’s hosted by Lauren’s Page Turners, so be sure to link back to her site so that we can all see what everyone plans to read!
by Abdelilah Hamdouchi, (Jonathan Smolin, trans.)
Published March, 2016
From Goodreads: The traffickers. The drug dealers. The smugglers.
They know what it takes to get a gun into Morocco, and so does Detective Laafrit.
When a fourth corpse in three days washes up in Tangier with a bullet in the chest, Laafrit knows this isn’t just another ‘illegal’ who didn’t make it to the Spanish coast.
As his team hunts for the murder weapon, Laafrit follows a hunch and reveals the killer at the heart of an international conspiracy.
A fast-paced crime thriller from the Arab west.
I came across this author in a LitHub article about Moroccan crime novelists, and how they deal with their recent history through their novels. It’s a different take on the genre, and deals with different, crime-related topics than American or British mystery novels. This looks like an interesting read due to both my interest in mysteries and my Read the World project. Hopefully, it won’t be too hard to track down a copy of this book.