Category Archives: 2 star

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 Camera Killer by Thomas Glavinic

The Camera Killer by Thomas Glavinic translated by John Brownjohn Amazon Crossing, 2012 First published in Austria, 2002 Reviewed at Petrona, August 2012.

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Border Run by Simon Lewis

Lewis, Simon – ‘Border Run’ Paperback: 208 pages (Apr. 2012) Publisher: Sort of Books ISBN: 0956308651 BORDER RUN is a suspense novel set in the forest region of China near Myanmar (called Burma here). Will and Jake are two backpackers taking … Continue reading

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Broken Silence by Danielle Ramsay

Broken Silence by Danielle Ramsay Avon (Harper Collins) 2010 DI Jack Brady #1 Reviewed at Petrona, June 2012.

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Revenge of the Tide by Elizabeth Haynes

Revenge of the Tide by Elizabeth Haynes Myriad Editions, 2012 Reviewed at Petrona, April 2012.

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Blood Falls by Tom Bale

Bale, Tom – ‘Blood Falls’ Paperback: 496 pages (Feb. 2012) Publisher: Arrow ISBN: 0099559439 Joe Clayton is a man on the run; he is an ex-undercover policeman who has been involved in an operation that went horribly wrong when a … Continue reading

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The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino

The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino translated by Alexander O Smith with Elye Alexander Little, Brown UK, 2011 (first published in Japan 2005) Reviewed at Petrona, February 2012.

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Long Gone by Alafair Burke

Long Gone by Alafair Burke Avon (Harper Collins), 2011. Reviewed at Petrona, February 2011.

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