Category Archives: 2.5 stars

Stay Close by Harlan Coben

Did you know that you can hire paparazzi to follow you around, yelling personal questions and photographing you while you have your Bar Mitzvah or take someone out for a date? I didn’t, but this nadir is where Ray Levine finds himself … Continue reading

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The Loyal Servant by Eva Hudson

The Loyal Servant by Eva Hudson copyright Eva Hudson Kindle edn, 2011 Reviewed at Petrona, April 2012.

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White Heat by M J McGrath

White Heat by M J McGrath Mantle (Macmillan), 2011 Reviewed at Petrona, April 2012.

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The Flight by M R Hall

The Flight by M. R. Hall Jenny Cooper (Coroner) #4 Mantle, 2012 Reviewed at Petrona, March 2012.

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An Honourable Man by Gillian Slovo

An Honourable Man by Gillian Slovo Virago, 2012 Reviewed at Petrona, March 2012.

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Random Violence by Jassy Mackenzie

Mackenzie, Jassy – ‘Random Violence’ Paperback: 384 pages (Dec. 2011) Publisher: Soho Press ISBN: 1569479119 Jade de Jong returns to her native South Africa after ten years away. She’s a PI whose father was the police commissioner of Johannesburg, but … Continue reading

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Cradle to Grave by Aline Templeton

Cradle to Grave by Aline Templeton Hodder, 2010 (PB 2011) DI Marjory Fleming #6 Reviewed at Petrona, March 2012.

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The Fall by Claire McGowan

The Fall by Claire McGowan Headline, 2012. Reviewed at Petrona, March 2012.

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Lost and Found by Carolyn Parkhurst

Lost and Found by Carolyn Parkhurst Back Bay Books, 2007. Reviewed at Petrona, January 2012.

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