Monthly Archives: October 2011

Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin

Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin Pan Macmillan, 2011 (first published in the USA, 2010) Reviewed at Petrona, October 2011. Advertisements

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The Retribution by Val McDermid

McDermid, Val – ‘The Retribution’ Hardback: 416 pages (Sep. 2011) Publisher: Little, Brown ISBN: 140870319X THE RETRIBUTION is the seventh in Val McDermid’s series about DCI Carol Jordan, leader of the “minorities integration team” in the fictional city of Bradfield, … Continue reading

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Midwinter Sacrifice by Mons Kallentoft

Kallentoft, Mons – ‘Midwinter Sacrifice’ (translated by Neil Smith) Trade Paperback: 430 pages (Oct. 2011) Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton ISBN: 1444721518 MIDWINTER SACRIFICE, not least because of its sympathetic translation by Neil Smith, is an assured debut novel. It is … Continue reading

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What the Dead Know by Laura Lippman

What the Dead Know by Laura Lippman Orion, 2007. Reviewed at Petrona, October 2011.

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Temporary Perfections by Gianrico Carofiglio

Temporary Perfections by Gianrico Carofiglio translated by Anthony Shugaar Bitter Lemon Press 2011 (first published in Italy 2010) Reviewed at Petrona, October 2011.

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Red April by Santiago Roncagliolo

Red April by Santiago Roncagliolo translated by Edith Grossman Atlantic, 2010; first published in Spain 2006 Reviewed at Petrona, October 2011.

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Headhunters by Jo Nesbo

Headhunters by Jo Nesbø translated by Don Bartlett Harvill Secker, 2011, first published in Norway 2008 Reviewed at Petrona, October 2011.

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Anger Mode by Stefan Tegenfalk

Anger Mode Stefan Tegenfalk Translated from Swedish by David Evans Nordic Noir books, 2011 (originally published 2009) Reviewed at Petrona in October 2011.

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All Yours by Claudia Pineiro

All Yours by Claudia Piñeiro translated by Miranda France Bitter Lemon Press, 2011 (first published in Argentina 2006) Reviewed at Petrona, October 2011.

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Until Thy Wrath be Past by Asa Larsson

Larsson, Asa – ‘Until Thy Wrath Be Past’ (translated by Laurie Thompson) Hardback: 288 pages (Aug. 2011) Publisher: MacLehose Press ISBN: 0857050729 Let me get my verdict on this novel out of the way first: brilliant. It has been a … Continue reading

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