""Zhong Fong" mystery thriller series. Set in contemporary Shanghai, homicide Inspector Zhong Fong looks for an assassin while a "shadowy, powerful figure with an economic agenda manipulates both the assassin and police"."
"2nd in the "Mori" thriller murder mystery series featuring Tokyo Private Investigator Kazuo Mori. This novel set in 1990s urban Tokyo Japan involves a murder investigation, shady investment bankers and a fanatical religious cult intent on establishing mind control."
"First (per story chronology vs publication dates) in the mystery thriller "Sugawara Akitada" series involving young Ministry of Justice Junior Clerk Sugawara Akitada. Sleuthing set Medieval 11th century Japan."
"Multi-volume murder mystery romance series set in contemporary China. This novel involves investigation of a series of murders, a visiting American Forensic Pathologist and a Chinese police detective."
""Inspector Shan Tao Yun" political thriller series. This book set in contemporary Tibet after the Chinese invasion and occupation. Shan, a Chinese prisoner (forced laborer and ex-police officer) is assigned to investigate a murder on behalf of his persecutors and faces political, spiritual and human(e) challenges."
""Inspector Ghote" multi-volume detective mystery series. (Book listed here is an omnibus of first 3 in the series) Featuring a bit of a downtroden, bumbling Inspector of the Bombay India Police Crime branch, and his sleuthing adventures."
""Dr. Siri Paiboun" murder mystery series. Set in 1970's Laos after the Communist takeover. Paris trained elderly physician and newly appointed state coroner Dr. Paiboun attempts to uncover cause of death of 3 Vietnamese as well as the wife of an important Party official."
""Joe Sandilands Investigation" historical mystery series. Set in early 1920s Raj India, this story features a serial killer targeting the wives of Brits and disguising the deaths as accidents. (See also similar H.F. Keating's "Murder Of The Maharajah".)"
"Historical murder mystery (with a splash of romance) set in 1880s Istanbul Turkey during the waning Ottoman Empire and related political and social upheaval. Kamil Pasha, a magistrate in the new secular courts becomes entangled in two seemingly linked murder mysteries."
"First volume (chronologically) of the "Judge Dee" historical mystery series. Set 663 AD Tang Dynasty China. The series was inspired by stories about and by the actual Chinese Magistrate Judge Dee-Jen Dijeh 630-700 AD. (See also Judge Dee in mystery "Deception" by Eleanor Clooney.)"
"Political thriller set in 20th century occupied Tibet. Adventure and intrigue abound as an journalist and Tibetan monk team on a dangerous of quests to find the bodily reincarnation of the Dalai Lama before the Chinese."
""China Maroc" spy thriller duo. Vying to be the true Jian (consummate warrior and supreme master of love) are an American secret agent, his sworn enemy and KGB killer, and a Communist minister. (See sequel "Shan". See also Van Lustbader's martial arts thrillers "Nicholas Linnear Ninja Cycle" series beginning with "Ninja")"
""Inspector Chen" murder mystery series set in 1990's China. This story takes place in Communist transitioning Shanghai following the Tiananmen Square massacre, and mixes social observation, historical fiction, political intrigue and suspense. Edgar Award winner."
""Yellowthread Street" mystery (humorous, suspenseful police procedurals) multi-volume series. Features the exploits of the neurotic, bikering detective team of Yellowthread Street Station in the seedy Hong Bay district."
""George Sansi" mystery series. Classic crime noir mystery thriller set in contemporary Bombay India. We meet half caste hero Inspector George Sansi as he maneuvers between officials, gangland organizations and a maniacal killer."
"In 1946 Thailand's king, newly ascended to SE Asia's last surviving throne, was found murdered with a bullet in his head. Action unfolds around the discovery of an old manuscript that seems to throw light on the still unsolved mystery. Historical mystery. (See also Grey's spy thriller "Chinese Assassin" set 1970.)"
""Samurai" historical mystery trilogy set in rural Japan early 1600s. We meet the Ronin (rogue, master-less samurai warrior) Matsuyama Kaze as he is caught up in a series of mysteries that test his strength, skills and Confucian training."
""Inspector O" series. Political crime mystery thriller set in within the "paranoia of North Korea's totalitarian regime". Inspector O "unwillingly uncovers the truth behind series of murders and wagers his life in the process"."
""Yashim Togaluthe Investigator" murder mystery series set 1836 Istanbul and the declining decades of the Turkish Ottoman empire. Eunuch Yashim Togalu investigates a series of crimes involving officers of the Sultan's New Guard."
"Multi-volume "Sano Ichiro" historical mystery series set in 17th century Japan. In this volume, Sano (an ex-samurai and now reluctant detective) investigates a "shinju", or ritual double love suicide in Edo (Tokyo)."
"Murder mystery set in 16th century Istanbul. A group of miniaturist painters have been commissioned by the Sultan to illustrate a great book in European style with figurative art whilst not blaspheming Islam. Artists disappear and illustrations left undone..."