Author Archives: Maxine

A Colder Kind of Death by Gail Bowen

A Colder Kind of Death by Gail Bowen McClelland and Stuart, 1994 Joanne Kilbourn #4 Reviewed at Petrona, August 2012.

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A Field of Darkness by Cornelia Read

A Field of Darkness by Cornelia Read Warner/Mysterious Press 2006 Reviewed at Petrona, August 2012.

Posted in 3 star, Books, Crime fiction, Domestic, Humour, Journalism, North America, Psychology, Romance, Series, Social comment, USA | Leave a comment

Old City Hall by Robert Rotenberg

Old City Hall by Robert Rotenberg John Murray (pb), 2009 Reviewed at Petrona, August 2012.

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Talking to the Dead by Harry Bingham

Talking to the Dead by Harry Bingham Orion, 2012 Reviewed at Petrona, August 2012.

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Blood Tears by Michael J Malone

Blood Tears by Michael J Malone Five Leaves Publications, 2012 Kindle edition Reviewed at Petrona, August 2012.

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Shadow of the Rock by Thomas Mogford

Mogford, Thomas – ‘Shadow of the Rock’  Trade Paperback: 272 pages (Aug. 2012) Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC ISBN: 1408824167 Spike Sanguinetti is the unusual name of the protagonist in this speed-read thriller set in Gibraltar and Tangier. Spike’s real name is … Continue reading

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The Eyes of Lira Kazan by Eva Joly and Judith Perrignon

The Eyes of Lira Kazan by Eva Joly and Judith Perrignon translated by Emily Read Bitter Lemon Press, 2012 First published in France, 2011 Reviewed at Petrona, August 2012.

Posted in 4 star, Africa, Books, Current affairs, Debut, England, Europe, Faroe Islands, Financial, France, Journalism, Nigeria, Political, Social comment, Thriller, Translated | Leave a comment

Between Summer’s Longing and Winter’s End by Leif G W Persson

Between Summer’s Longing and Winter’s End by Leif G W Persson translated by Paul Norlen Black Swan/Transworld 2010 first published in Sweden 2002 Johansson/Jarenberg #1 Reviewed at Petrona, August 2012.

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Some Kind of Peace by Camilla Grebe and Åsa Träff

Some Kind of Peace by Camilla Grebe and Åsa Träff translated by Paul Norlen Simon & Schuster 2012 First published in Sweden 2009 Reviewed at Petrona, August 2012.

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Summertime Death by Mons Kallentoft

Kallentoft, Mons – ‘Summertime Death’ (translated by Neil Smith)  Paperback: 496 pages (May 2012) Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks ISBN: 1444721577 The second in this seasonal quartet set in Linköping, south of Stockholm, is as hot as its predecessor, MIDWINTER SACRIFICE, was cold. Police … Continue reading

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