Summer in New York can leave you melting into the pavement. That's why a mystery that chills you to the bone may be the best thing you do to beat the heat this season. These novels offer thrills staged in the very coldest of climates, from South Dakota to Copenhagen. Get ready to let your imagination dip below zero.
Whiteout by Ken Follett
When a deadly virus is stolen for use in a terrorist attack, Toni Gallo must stop the culprit — even if it's Christmas Eve.
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
Meet Lisbeth Salander, a Swedish computer hacker hot on the trail of a cold-blooded killer.
The Yiddish Policemen's Union by Michael Chabon
An Alaskan police detective investigates a murder for which the most important clue is an unfinished chess game.
61 Hours — A Reacher Novel by Lee Child
When a wrecked bus is stranded in a South Dakota prison town, Jack Reacher must come up against some of the most hardened criminals in the U.S.
Smilla's Sense of Snow by Peter Høeg
A Danish scientist deduces cause of death by reading the clues in snow.
Winter's Bone — A Novel by Daniel Woodrell
A young woman in the Ozarks must find her father to save her family from eviction.
The Dogs of Riga by Henning Mankell
A detective has his work cut out for him when a raft with two dead bodies appears.
Last Rituals — An Icelandic Novel of Secret Symbols, Medieval Witchcraft, and Modern Murder by Sigurðardóttir Yrsa
A German student in Iceland is found strangled and with his eyes gouged out. The question is why?