Book reviews 2012

Attack in the Library by George Arion (Petrona, January) 3

Blood Falls by Tom Bale (Euro Crime, March) 2

The Accident by Linwood Barclay (Petrona, February) 3

Finders Keepers by Belinda Bauer (Euro Crime, January) 2.5

Bone and Cane by David Belbin (Petrona, March) 3

Dead Scared by S J Bolton (Petrona, February) 3.5

Long Gone by Alafair Burke (Petrona, February) 2

The Glass Room by Ann Cleeves (Euro Crime, February) 3

Hurt Machine by Reed Farrel Coleman (Petrona, January) 2

I Will Have Vengeance by Maurizio de Giovanni (Euro Crime) 2.5

Trial of Passion by William Deverell (Petrona, March) 3

The Brotherhood by Y A Erskine (Petrona, February) 4

Death in a Cold Climate by Barry Forshaw (Euro Crime, February) 2.5

Bloodland by Alan Glynn (Petrona, February) 4

V is for Vengeance by Sue Grafton (Petrona, February) 3.5

A Room Full of Bones by Elly Griffiths (Euro Crime, January) 3

Good Bait by John Harvey (Euro Crime, January) 3

The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino (Petrona, February) 2

The Mattress House by Paulus Hochgatterer (Euro Crime, January) 3.5

Good People by Ewart Hutton (Euro Crime, February) 3

Kinglake-350 by Adrian Hyland (Petrona, January) 5

The Flatey Enigma by Viktor Arnar Ingolfsson (Petrona, March) 4

The Sick Rose by Erin Kelly (Euro Crime) 3.5

Where the Devil Can’t Go by Anya Lipska (Petrona, March) 4

Random Violence by Jassy Mackenzie (Euro Crime) 2.5

The Blackhouse by Peter May (Petrona, February) 4

The Lewis Man by Peter May (Petrona, February) 4

The Fall by Claire McGowan (Petrona, March) 2.5

The Cold Cold Ground by Adrian McKinty (Petrona, February) 3.5

Yin Yang Tattoo by Ron McMillan (Petrona, January) 2

Lost and Found by Carolyn Parkhurst (Petrona, January) 2.5

The Nobodies Album by Carolyn Parkhurst (Petrona, January) 5

The Impossible Dead by Ian Rankin (Petrona, January) 4

Needlepoint by Jenny Roberts (Petrona, February) 3

Look Again by Liza Scottoline (Petrona, March) 3

Dead in the Water by Aline Templeton (Petrona, January) 3

Cradle to Grave by Aline Templeton (Petrona, March) 2.5

Lucifer’s Tears by James Thompson (Petrona, January) 2.5

Murder on the Thirty-First Floor by Per Wahloo (Euro Crime) 3

Before I Go To Sleep by S J Watson (Petrona, January) 2

Desert Wives by Betty Webb (Petrona, March) 3

Scoring system:
5: excellent
4: very good
3.5: better than good
3: good
2.5: not quite as good as good
2: average or not distinctive
1: not recommended (usually not reviewed)

Read in 2012 but not reviewed:

John Brady: A Stone of the Heart
Chris Culver: The Abbey
Penny Hancock: Tideline
Mohammed Hanif: Our Lady of Alice Bhatti
Jens Lapidus: Easy Money
Rosamund Lupton: Afterwards
Margaret Maron: One Coffee With
Louise Voss and Mark Edwards: Catch Your Death

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