Monthly Archives: June 2011

The Track of Sand by Andrea Camilleri

Camilleri, Andrea – ‘The Track of Sand’ (translated by Stephen Sartarelli) Hardback: 320 pages (June 2011) Publisher: Mantle ISBN: 0330507664 The twelfth book in the Inspector Salvo Montalbano series provides just what the eager, regular reader will expect. Montalbano, Inspector … Continue reading

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A Rage in Harlem by Chester Himes

A Rage in Harlem by Chester Himes Reviewed at Petrona, June 2011 See here for review.

Posted in Books, Classic, Crime fiction, Debut, Humour, Noir, North America, Police procedural, Series, Social comment, USA | Leave a comment

The Dead of Summer by Mari Jungstedt

Jungstedt, Mari – ‘The Dead of Summer’ (translated by Tiina Nunnally) Trade Paperback: 288 pages (Apr. 2011) Publisher: Doubleday ISBN: 0385617089 The fifth in the Gotland series is not only well up to standard, but it is a good entry-point … Continue reading

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The Winter of the Lions by Jan Costin Wagner

Wagner, Jan Costin – ‘The Winter of the Lions’ (translated by Anthea Bell) Trade Paperback: 272 pages (June 2011) Publisher: Harvill Secker ISBN: 1846553466 THE WINTER OF THE LIONS is an ethereal book: a police-procedural novel with an other-wordly quality … Continue reading

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An Uncertain Place by Fred Vargas

An Uncertain Place by Fred Vargas, tr Sian Reynolds Reviewed at Petrona, June 2011 See here for review.

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White Dog by Peter Temple

White Dog by Peter Temple Reviewed at Petrona, May 2011 See here for review.

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The Dinosaur Feather by Sissel-Jo Gazan

Gazan, Sissel-Jo – ‘The Dinosaur Feather’ (translated by Charlotte Barslund) Trade Paperback: 400 pages (May 2011) Publisher: Quercus Publishing Plc ISBN: 0857380338 First published in 2008, THE DINOSAUR FEATHER reaches an English-language readership garnered with ecstatic praise, including the accolade … Continue reading

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Overkill by Vanda Symon

Overkill by Vanda Symon Reviewed at Petrona, June 2011 See here for review.

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A Cold Day for Murder by Dana Stabenow

A Cold Day for Murder by Dana Stabenow Reviewed at Petrona, June 2011 See here for review.

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A Not-So Perfect Crime by Teresa Solana

A Not-So Perfect Crime by Teresa Solana, tr Peter Bush. Reviewed at Petrona January 2011. See here for review.

Posted in Books, Crime fiction, Debut, Europe, Humour, Private investigator, Satire, Series, Social comment, Spain, Translated | Leave a comment