Check out contemporary Japanese writer Murakami or a 1998 thriller by Wang Shuo of China.
See U.S. Regional Mysteries for books set in the various parts of the U.S.
Miami, It's Murder, with Cuban-American journalist-sleuth Britt Montero, by Edna Buchanan.
Uncatalogued by Julie Kaeworth is a booklover's mystery set in Dartmouth College.