Monthly Archives: June 2012

A Willing Victim by Laura Wilson

Wilson, Laura – ‘A Willing Victim’ Hardback: 400 pages (Apr. 2012) Publisher: Quercus ISBN: 1849163111 The fourth in the addictive DI Ted Stratton series is set in 1956, at the time of the Suez crisis and the Soviet invasion of Hungary. … Continue reading

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A Fountain Filled With Blood by Julia Spencer-Fleming

A Fountain Filled With Blood by Julia Spencer-Fleming Minotaur/St Martin’s, 2003 Clare Fergusson #2 Reviewed at Petrona, June 2012.

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The Pied Piper by Ridley Pearson

The Pied Piper by Ridley Pearson Orion, pb 2004 (first published 2003) Boldt & Matthews #5 Reviewed at Petrona, June 2012.

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Broken Silence by Danielle Ramsay

Broken Silence by Danielle Ramsay Avon (Harper Collins) 2010 DI Jack Brady #1 Reviewed at Petrona, June 2012.

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Lorraine Connection by Dominique Manotti

Lorraine Connection by Dominique Manotti translated by Amanda Hopkinson and Ros Schwartz Arcadia, 2008 (first published 2006) Reviewed at Petrona, June 2012.

Posted in 5 star, Africa, Award winner, Books, Crime fiction, Current affairs, Europe, France, Korea, Political, Private investigator, Social comment, Translated | Leave a comment

The Last Girl by Jane Casey

The Last Girl by Jane Casey Ebury Press, 2012 Maeve Kerrigan #3 Reviewed at Petrona, June 2012.  

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In Her Blood by Annie Hauxwell

In Her Blood by Annie Hauxwell Penguin/Michael Joseph, 2012 (Australia) Catherine Berlin #1 Reviewed at Petrona, June 2012.  

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The Gingerbread House by Carin Gerhardsen

The Gingerbread House by Carin Gerhardsen translated by Paul Norlén Stockholm Text, 2012 (e-book), first published in Sweden 2008 Hammarby police #1 Reviewed at Petrona, June 2012.

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Missing Persons by Nicci Gerrad

Missing Persons by Nicci Gerrard Penguin, 2012 Reviewed at Petrona, June 2012.

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Amuse Bouche by Anthony Bidulka

Amuse Bouche by Anthony Bidulka Insomniac Press, 2003 Russell Quant #1 Reviewed at Petrona, June 2012.

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