John Wilson recommends Ismail Kadare's latest novel, as well as works by Rhonda Ortiz and Andrew Klavan.
That's a very good one too!
Chronicle in Stone is also good as is The Three Arched Bridge and General of The Dead Army. My favorite again is The Palace of Dreams.
I'll shamelessly consult Goodreads for a sense of what the reading public thinks of an author. There, for example, I learn that *Broken April* is the most frequently rated novel by Kadare (5,935 ratings), while *Chronicle in Stone* receives the highest overall rating, at 4.09 out of 5. Such 'wisdom of crowds' methods often yield a decent 'starting point' for any given author.
By all means, read Kadare and Malcolm, but be aware that some of their work is marked by special pleading for the Albanian side of conflicts with its neighbors.
On Kadare - read Palace of Dreams if nothing else.