Monthly Archives: December 2011

Any Human Face by Charles Lambert

Lambert, Charles – ‘Any Human Face’ Paperback: 323 pages (Nov. 2011) Publisher: Picador ISBN: 0330512455 ANY HUMAN FACE is an excellent, well-written novel of suspense (as long as you don’t read the cover words before reading the book!) set in … Continue reading

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The Child Who by Simon Lelic

The Child Who by Simon Lelic Mantle, January 2012. Reviewed at Petrona, December 2011.

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The Boy in the Suitcase by Lene Kaaberbol and Agnete Friis

The Boy in the Suitcase by Lene Kaaberbol and Agnete Friis translated by one of the authors, Lene Kaaberbol. Soho Press, 2011. First published in Denmark in 2008. Reviewed at Petrona, December 2011.

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Lamb to the Slaughter by Aline Templeton

Lamb to the Slaughter by Aline Templeton Hodder & Stroughton, 2008. Reviewed at Petrona, December 2011.

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Cell 8 by Roslund and Hellstrom

Roslund and Hellstrom – ‘Cell 8’ (translated by Kari Dickson) Hardback: 384 pages (Sep. 2011) Publisher: Quercus Publishing Plc ISBN: 184916147X CELL 8 is part of the series about Swedish cop Ewert Grens and his colleagues, falling chronologically after BOX … Continue reading

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Mixed Blood by Roger Smith

Mixed Blood by Roger Smith Serpent’s Tail, 2009 (Kindle edition). Reviewed at Petrona, December 2011.

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Still Murder by Finola Moorhead

Still Murder by Finola Moorhead Spinifex press, 1991; reprinted 2002 with introduction by Marion Campbell. Reviewed at Petrona, December 2011.

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Fallen Idols by Neil White

Fallen Idols by Neil White Avon, 2007 (Kindle edition) Reviewed at Petrona, December 2011.

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The Day is Dark by Yrsa Sigurdardottir

Sigurdardottir, Yrsa – ‘The Day is Dark’ (translated by Philip Roughton) Trade Paperback: 432 pages (July 2011) Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton ISBN: 144470009X In the remote, snowy wastes of Greenland, things go very wrong at a mining facility, Berg Technology. … Continue reading

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Outrage by Arnaldur Indridason

Indridason, Arnaldur – ‘Outrage’ (translated by Anna Yates) Paperback: 288 pages (June 2011) Publisher: Harvill Secker ISBN: 1846555507 OUTRAGE is a classic crime novel, in the sense that it tells a story independent of modern technology and gimmicks. It’s also … Continue reading

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