Category Archives: 3.5 stars

Law of Attraction by Allison Leotta

Law of Attraction by Allison Leotta Touchstone/Simon&Schuster 2010 Reviewed at Petrona, May 2012.

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The Suspect by L R Wright

The Suspect by L R Wright Felony & Mayhem 2008; first published by Doubleday 1985 Karl Ahlberg #1 Reviewed at Petrona, May 2012.

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In the Bleak Midwinter by Julia Spencer-Fleming

In the Bleak Midwinter by Julia Spencer-Fleming St Martin’s 2002 Clare Fergusson #1 Reviewed at Petrona, May 2012.

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Force of Nature by C J Box

Force of Nature by C. J. Box Corvus, 2012 Joe Pickett #12 Reviewed at Petrona, April 2012.

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Dark Angel by Mari Jungstedt

Jungstedt, Mari – ‘Dark Angel’ (translated by Tiina Nunnally) Trade Paperback: 288 pages (Mar. 2012) Publisher: Doubleday ISBN: 0385617097 This Gotland-set series has really hit its stride; the sixth outing for Inspector Anders Knutas and his colleagues is a riveting … Continue reading

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Desert Wives by Betty Webb

Desert Wives by Betty Webb Lena Jones #2 Poison Pen Press, 2011; originally published 2002 Reviewed at Petrona, March 2012.

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The Cold Cold Ground by Adrian McKinty

The Cold Cold Ground by Adrian McKinty Serpent’s Tail, 2012 Reviewed at Petrona, March 2012.

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The Sick Rose by Erin Kelly (US: The Dark Rose)

Kelly, Erin – ‘The Dark Rose’ Hardback: 336 pages (Feb. 2012) Publisher: Pamela Dorman Books ISBN: 0670023280 This very absorbing tale is told from the separate points of view of two characters, in the present and in flashbacks. In 2009, … Continue reading

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V is for Vengeance by Sue Grafton

V is for Vengeance by Sue Grafton Mantle, 2012. Reviewed at Petrona, February 2012.

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Dead Scared by S J Bolton

Dead Scared by S J Bolton Transworld (Bantam), 2012 Reviewed at Petrona, February 2012.

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