Monthly Archives: March 2012

Dark Angel by Mari Jungstedt

Jungstedt, Mari – ‘Dark Angel’ (translated by Tiina Nunnally) Trade Paperback: 288 pages (Mar. 2012) Publisher: Doubleday ISBN: 0385617097 This Gotland-set series has really hit its stride; the sixth outing for Inspector Anders Knutas and his colleagues is a riveting … Continue reading

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The Litigators by John Grisham

The Litigators by John Grisham Hodder & Stoughton, 2011 Reviewed at Petrona, March 2012.

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Trial of Passion by William Deverell

Trial of Passion by William Deverell ECW Press, 2002. (First published in Canada 1998) Reviewed at Petrona, March 2012.

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Look Again by Lisa Scottoline

Look Again by Lisa Scottoline Macmillan, 2009. Reviewed at Petrona, March 2012.

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Random Violence by Jassy Mackenzie

Mackenzie, Jassy – ‘Random Violence’ Paperback: 384 pages (Dec. 2011) Publisher: Soho Press ISBN: 1569479119 Jade de Jong returns to her native South Africa after ten years away. She’s a PI whose father was the police commissioner of Johannesburg, but … Continue reading

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Bone and Cane by David Belbin

Bone and Cane by David Belbin Tindal Street Press, 2012 (pb) Reviewed at Petrona, March 2012.

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The Flatey Enigma by Viktor Arnar Ingolfsson

The Flatey Enigma by Viktor Arnar Ingolfsson translated by Brian Fitzgibbon Amazon Crossing, 2012 (first published in Iceland 2002) Reviewed at Petrona, March 2012.

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Cradle to Grave by Aline Templeton

Cradle to Grave by Aline Templeton Hodder, 2010 (PB 2011) DI Marjory Fleming #6 Reviewed at Petrona, March 2012.

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Desert Wives by Betty Webb

Desert Wives by Betty Webb Lena Jones #2 Poison Pen Press, 2011; originally published 2002 Reviewed at Petrona, March 2012.

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The Fall by Claire McGowan

The Fall by Claire McGowan Headline, 2012. Reviewed at Petrona, March 2012.

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