Monthly Archives: January 2011

Frozen Out by Quentin Bates

Bates, Quentin – ‘Frozen Out’ Paperback: 336 pages (Jan. 2011) Publisher: Robinson Publishing ISBN: 1849013608 Gunnhildur Gisladottir, otherwise known as Gunna the Cop, is an experienced sergeant who runs a police team in Hvlalvik, south-west Iceland. She’s dedicated and talented, … Continue reading

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Operation Napoleon by Arnaldur Indridason

Indridason, Arnaldur – ‘Operation Napoleon’ (translated by Victoria Cribb) Paperback: 336 pages (Oct. 2010) Publisher: Harvill Secker ISBN: 1846552850 Ten years ago, Arnaldur Indridason took a break from his excellent series about dour, depressed Icelandic police inspector Erlendur, and published … Continue reading

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A Jew Must Die by Jacques Chessex

Chessex, Jacques – ‘A Jew Must Die’ (translated by W Donald Wilson) Paperback: 92 pages (Feb. 2010) Publisher: Bitter Lemon Press ISBN: 1904738516 In a small rural town in Switzerland, people are usually more concerned about the quality of the … Continue reading

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The House at Sea’s End by Elly Griffiths

Ruth Galloway is as attractive as ever in her welcome third appearance. She is a forensic archaeologist at the University of North Norfolk, part of her duties being to liaise with the police when they require archaeological expertise. Ruth has … Continue reading

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