As I expected the greatest number of mysteries were set in
and the Canada .
I read 8 mysteries set in each country. United States
I read 3 mysteries set in my favourite place, Canada .
I read 5 more mysteries set in 5 different locales – Saskatchewan , Quebec,
Manitoba and Ontario . Nunavut
I generally ranged around the perimeter of United States .
I read 2 mysteries set in America .
There were 2 books in California
– Massachusetts and Boston .
There were single books in Provincetown
and Fort Lauderdale, Florida . Out of the 8
books only 2 were off the coast. One took place in the Catskills of upstate New York City and one in New
After completing this review I noted that in 2012 I have not read a single
mystery set in Chicago . New York City
Of the remaining 11 countries in which I read mysteries in 2010 there were 2 countries with 2 mysteries.
I read mysteries set in Sweden
and Ystad, Skane. Stockholm
I read Australian mysteries set in Sydney and Melbourne.
There was a historical mystery from the U.S.S.R. that started in
and moved east
along the railway. Moscow
I went to
for a mystery set in and around the South Africa . Krueger
I read one South American mystery. It was set in
There was a thriller that was split between the
East and . Pakistan
I also read a book about mysteries, Talking About Detective Fiction by P.D. James. It is an excellent work.
After reviewing 2010 my theory about being
America centric at that time in my reading was unfounded. I read
mysteries set in 13 different countries in 2010 versus 12 countries so far in
2012. Out of the 31 mysteries in 2010 just over half at 16 were set in North
America. In 2012 it was 26 out of 44 being North
America. By number of countries and percentage I read more around
the world when I was not a blogger. Once again reality crushes perception.