Dreaming of exotic destinations overseas while you swelter in humdrum Washington summer heat? Try reading one of these great mysteries set in another country. You’ll get a chance to experience a whole new culture, with enough thrills and twists to keep your attention riveted no matter how high the thermometer climbs. If you’re in the mood for a classic mystery series, you can explore Venice with Donna Leon’s Commissario Brunetti, visit Sweden with Henning Mankell’s Inspector Wallander, or tour Ireland with Tana French’s Dublin Murder Squad. You can see Botswana through the eyes of Precious Romotswe of the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency or stick a little closer to home with Louise Penny’s French-Canadian Inspector Gamache.