Book reviews 2011

***** Excellent
**** Very good
*** Good
** Average
* Not recommended

Mercy by Jussi Adler-Olsen (Euro Crime, May)*****

Frozen Out by Quentin Bates (Euro Crime, January)***

The Calling of the Grave by Simon Beckett (Euro Crime, February)**

Blood Harvest by S J Bolton (Petrona, June)***

Open Season by C J Box (Petrona, January)****

Savage Run by C J Box (Petrona, January)****

Winterkill by C J Box (Petrona, January)****

Trophy Hunt by C J Box (Petrona, February)****

Out of Range by C J Box (Petrona, February)****

In Plain Sight by C J Box (Petrona, March)****

Free Fire by C J Box (Petrona, March)****

Blood Trail by C J Box (Petrona, April)****

Below Zero by C J Box (Petrona, May)****

Back of Beyond by C J Box (Petrona, May) (not a Joe Pickett series novel)***

Nowhere to Run by C J Box (Petrona, July)****

Cold Wind by C J Box (Petrona, September)****

The Track of Sand by Andrea Camilleri (Euro Crime, June)***

Proof of Life by Karen Campbell (Euro Crime, September)***

Temporary Perfections by Gianrico Carofiglio (Petrona, October)***

Prime Cut by Alan Carter (Petrona, August)***

Frozen Moment by Camilla Ceder (Euro Crime, February)****

A Jew Must Die by Jacques Chessex (Euro Crime, January)**

Guilt by Association by Marcia Clark (Petrona, July)**

I’ll Walk Alone by Mary Higgins Clark (Petrona, November)**

Silent Voices by Ann Cleeves (Euro Crime, February)***

The Fifth Witness by Michael Connelly (Petrona, April)****

The Drop by Michael Connelly (Petrona, November)****

Misterioso by Arne Dahl (Petrona, September)****

Lethal Investments by K. O. Dahl (Petrona, November)***

The Sacrificial Man by Ruth Dugdall (Euro Crime, October)****

The Hanging Wood by Martin Edwards (Euro Crime, August)***

Burned by Thomas Enger (Petrona, September)****

The Hand that Trembles by Kjell Eriksson (Petrona, November)****

The Caller by Karin Fossum (Petrona, August)****

Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin (Petrona, October)*****

Blue Monday by Nicci French (Euro Crime, July)***

Ashes by Sergios Gakas (Petrona, September)***

Rain by Stephen Gallagher (Petrona, September)*

The Dinosaur Feather by Sissel-Jo Gazan (Euro Crime, June)**

Intuition by Allegra Goodman (Petrona, April)****

The House at Sea’s End by Elly Griffiths (Euro Crime, January)****

The Redeemed by M. R. Hall (Euro Crime, April)***

Lasting Damage by Sophie Hannah (Petrona, June)**

Into the Darkest Corner by Elizabeth Haynes (Petrona, August)****

A Rage in Harlem by Chester Himes (Petrona, June)***

Fear Not by Anne Holt (Euro Crime, August)****

Dregs by Jorn Lier Horst (Petrona, September)*****

Cold Justice by Katherine Howell (Petrona, June)***

Operation Napoleon by Arnaldur Indridason (Euro Crime, January)**

Outrage by Arnaldur Indridason (Euro Crime, July)****

Why Don’t You Come For Me? by Diane Janes (Petrona, September)****

White Sky, Black Ice by Stan Jones (Petrona, November)***

The Dead of Summer by Mari Jungstedt (Euro Crime, May)***

The Boy in the Suitcase by Lene Kaaberbol and Agnete Friis (Petrona, December)***

Midwinter Sacrifice by Mons Kallentoft (Euro Crime, October)***

The Hypnotist by Lars Kepler (Euro Crime, August)*

The Rage by Gene Kerrigan (Petrona, June)****

The Gallows Bird by Camilla Lackberg (Euro Crime, May)***

The Hidden Child by Camilla Lackberg (Euro Crime, September)***

Any Human Face by Charles Lambert (Euro Crime)****

Turn of Mind by Alice LaPlante (Petrona, May)*****

Until thy Wrath be Past by Asa Larsson (Euro Crime, October)*****

Smiley’s People by John Le Carre (Petrona, January)****

The Facility by Simon Lelic (Petrona, January)**

The Child Who by Simon Lelic (Petrona, December)**

A Question of Belief by Donna Leon (Euro Crime, March)**

Drawing Conclusions by Donna Leon (Euro Crime, April)**

What the Dead Know by Laura Lippman (Petrona, October)***

The King’s Speech by Mark Logue and Peter Conradi (Petrona, May)*

Meet Me in Malmo by Torquil MacLeod (Euro Crime, March)**

Sweet Money by Ernesto Mallo (Petrona, July)****

The Troubled Man by Henning Mankell (Petrona, April)****

The Retribution by Val McDermid (Euro Crime, October)**

Trick of the Dark by Val McDermid (Petrona, January)**

Little Girl Lost by Brian McGilloway (Euro Crime, May)***

Trackers by Deon Meyer (Petrona, September)*****

Snowdrops by A D Miller (Petrona, June)**

The End of the Wasp Season by Denise Mina (Petrona, November)***

Still Murder by Finola Moorhead (Petrona, December)***

The Leopard by Jo Nesbo (Petrona, February)***

Headhunters by Jo Nesbo (Petrona, October)****

The Unlucky Lottery by Hakan Nesser (Euro Crime, November)***

Scandinavian Crime Fiction, eds Andrew Nestingen and Paula Arvas (Petrona, November)***

Nairobi Heat by Mukoma Wa Ngugi (Petrona, November)***

One Day by David Nicholls (Petrona, May)*

The Chalk Girl by Carol O’Connell (Petrona, December)***

Unwanted by Kristina Ohlsson (Petrona, December)***

Purge by Sofi Oksanen (Petrona, September)****

The Chatelet Apprentice by Jean-Francois Parot (Petrona, August)*

The Invisible Ones by Stef Penney (Euro Crime, November)*****

Blood Sisters by Alessandro Perissinotto (Euro Crime, April)***

All Yours by Claudia Pineiro (Petrona, October)****

The Dying Light by Henry Porter (Petrona, January)**

The Vault by Ruth Rendell (Petrona, October)***

66 Degrees North by Michael Ridpath (Euro Crime, July)***

Red April by Santiago Roncagliolo (Petrona, October)**

Cell 8 by Roslund and Hellstrom (Euro Crime, December)**

Officer Down by Theresa Schwegel (Petrona, June)**

Body Surfing by Anita Shreve (Petrona, January)***

The Day is Dark by Yrsa Sigurdardottir (Euro Crime, July)**

Against the Wall by Jarkko Sipila (Petrona, September)**

The Terrorists by Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo (Euro Crime, November)*****

Mixed Blood by Roger Smith (Petrona, December)****

A Not So Perfect Crime by Teresa Solana (Petrona, January)**

Yours Until Death by Gunnar Staalesen (Euro Crime, March)****

A Cold Day for Murder by Dana Stabenow (Petrona, June)**

Fire and Ice by Dana Stabenow (Petrona, August)**

Witness by Cath Staincliffe (Petrona, August)****

Overkill by Vanda Symon (Petrona, June)***

Anger Mode by Stefan Tegenfalk (Petrona, October)***

White Dog by Peter Temple (Petrona, May)***

Cold in the Earth by Aline Templeton (Petrona, August)***

The Darkness and the Deep by Aline Templeton (Petrona, October)***

Lying Dead by Aline Templeton (Petrona, November)***

Lamb to the Slaughter by Aline Templeton (Petrona, December)***

The Quarry by Johan Theorin (Euro Crime, August)*****

Shadow Sister by Simone van der Vlugt (Euro Crime, February)****

An Uncertain Place by Fred Vargas (Petrona, May)**

Rendezvous by Esther Verhoef (Euro Crime, April)**

Death in August by Marco Vichi (Petrona, September)**

Death on a Galician Shore by Domingo Villar (Euro Crime, April)***

Winter of the Lions by Jan Costin Wagner (Euro Crime, June)***

Up Jumped the Devil by Blair S. Walker (Petrona, September)**

Trust No One by Alex Walters (Euro Crime, November)**

The Boundary by Nicole Watson (Petrona, December)***

Fallen Idols by Neil White (Petrona, December)**

The Last Lie by Stephen White (Petrona, September)****

Villain by Shuichi Yoshida (Petrona, September)****

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