Back up to: Foreign Bodies
15/15 Russian and Ukrainian crime writers Akunin and Kurkov. Is Dostoevsky still an influence?
14/15 How does Jo Nesbo's Norwegian detective reflect changes in Scandinavian society?
13/15 Mark Lawson investigates how Swedish society reflects in the novels of Larsson and Mankell
12/15 Mark Lawson meets Ian Rankin, whose crime stories reflect social changes in Scotland.
11/15 German writer Jakob Arjouni's Turkish sleuth, Kemal Kayankaya, reflects a reunited Germany
10/15 Andrea Camilleri's crime stories depict corruption, politics and power in Italy.
9/15 Lynda La Plante's DCI Jane Tennison changed police procedurals, argues Mark Lawson.
8/15 Manuel Vazquez Montalban's Pepe Carvalho novels dramatise tensions in post-Franco Spain.
7/15 Leonardo Sciascia created crime stories to depict the power of the Mafia in Sicily.
6/15 How PD James's Dalgliesh and Ruth Rendell's Wexford have charted changes in UK society.
5/15 Mark Lawson discusses the influence of Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo's Martin Beck novels.
4/15 Mark Lawson visits Amsterdam in search of the detective Van Der Valk.
3/15 Mark Lawson explores Czech history in the crime fiction of Josef Skvorecky.
2/15 Mark Lawson uncovers German history in the crime novels of Friedrich Durrenmatt.
1/15 Investigating Europe through crime fiction, Mark Lawson finds two big clues in Belgium.