Lyn Hamilton's series might be a "best of both worlds" for a Canadian reader.
Lara McLintoch is an antiques dealer based in Toronto with a passion for travel. In a series of 11 books with an archealogy spin, Lara visits many different lands uncovering and solving murders as she goes. The Chinese Alchemist and The Celtic Riddle are on Kobo; those two titles and The Orkney Scroll are available on Kindle. Other titles include The Thai Amulet, The Moai Murders (set in Easter Island), The Maltese Goddess, The Xibalba Murders (set in Peru) ... and four more. Published during the decade beginning 1997, these contemporary crime novels were originally published by Berkeley Prime Crime. Sadly, many are out of print but may still be found on the shelves or bargain tables at some bookstores, in second hand shops and, of course, at abebooks and on ebay.