Monthly Archives: May 2012

The Nameless Dead by Brian McGilloway

The Nameless Dead by Brian McGilloway Macmillan, 2012 Inspector Ben Devlin #5 Reviewed at Petrona, May 2012.

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Face of the Devil by N. J. Cooper

Face of the Devil by N J Cooper Simon & Schuster, 2011 Karen Taylor #3 Reviewed at Petrona, May 2012.

Posted in 3 star, Books, Domestic, England, Europe, Medical, Police procedural, Psychology, Romance, Series, Suspense | Leave a comment

Disgrace by Jussi Adler-Olsen

Disgrace by Jussi Adler-Olsen translated by Kyle Semmel Penguin, 2012 Department Q #2 Reviewed at Petrona, May 2012.

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Night Rounds by Helene Tursten

Night Rounds by Helene Tursten translated by Laura A. Wideburg Soho Crime, 2012 (first published 1999) Irene Huss #2 Reviewed at Petrona, May 2012.

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Law of Attraction by Allison Leotta

Law of Attraction by Allison Leotta Touchstone/Simon&Schuster 2010 Reviewed at Petrona, May 2012.

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Murder on the 31st Floor by Per Wahloo

Wahloo, Per – ‘Murder on the Thirty-First Floor’ (translated by Sarah Death) Paperback: 224 pages (Dec. 2011) Publisher: Vintage ISBN: 0099554763 Written in 1964, only 16 years after publication of Orwell’s 1984, MURDER ON THE THIRTY-FIRST FLOOR has much in common … Continue reading

Posted in 3 star, Books, Crime fiction, Eurocrime, Europe, Futuristic, Journalism, Mystery, Police procedural, Satire, Social comment, Sweden, Translated | Leave a comment

The Dark Valley by Valerio Varesi

The Dark Valley by Valerio Varesi translated by Joseph Farrell MacLehose Press/Quercus, 2012 (first published 2005) Commissario Soneri #2 Reviewed at Petrona, May 2012.

Posted in 2.5 stars, Books, Crime fiction, Current affairs, Europe, Italy, Mystery, Series, Social comment, Translated | Leave a comment

Deadly Apperances by Gail Bowen

Deadly Appearances by Gail Bowen McClelland & Stewart, 2004 First published in 1990 Joanne Kilbourn #1 Reviewed at Petrona, May 2012.

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Last Will by Liza Marklund

Last Will by Liza Marklund translated by Neil Smith Emily Bestler books/Atria/Simon&Schuster 2012 First published in Sweden 2006, as Nobels testamente Annika Bengtzon #6 Reviewed at Petrona,  May 2012.

Posted in 5 star, Books, Crime fiction, Europe, Journalism, Political, Science, Series, Social comment, Sweden, Thriller, Translated | Leave a comment

The Suspect by L R Wright

The Suspect by L R Wright Felony & Mayhem 2008; first published by Doubleday 1985 Karl Ahlberg #1 Reviewed at Petrona, May 2012.

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