Category Archives: 2.5 stars

Blood Tears by Michael J Malone

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

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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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Killer’s Island by Anna Jansson

Killer’s Island by Anna Jansson translated by Enar Henning Koch Stockholm Text (e-book) 2012 First published as Drömmen Förde dig Vilse (The Dream Led You Astray), 2010 Maria Wern #11 Reviewed at Petrona, August 2012.

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Gone in Seconds by A J Cross

Gone in Seconds by A J Cross Orion, 2012 Reviewed at Petrona, July 2012.

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Playing Dead by Julia Heaberlin

Playing Dead by Julia Heaberlin Ballantine Books (pb), 2012 Reviewed at Petrona, July 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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Cold Comfort by Quentin Bates

Bates, Quentin – ‘Cold Comfort’  Paperback: 336 pages (Mar. 2012) Publisher: Robinson ISBN: 1849013616 After her exploits in her first outing, FROZEN OUT, the admirable Gunnhilder Gisladottir has been transferred to Reykjavik, newly promoted to Sergeant – although because of the financial … Continue reading

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Moonlight Mile by Dennis Lehane

Moonlight Mile by Dennis Lehane Little, Brown, 2010 Kenzie & Gennaro #6 Reviewed at Petrona, May 2012.

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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.

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