Category Archives: 3 star

A Field of Darkness by Cornelia Read

A Field of Darkness by Cornelia Read Warner/Mysterious Press 2006 Reviewed at Petrona, August 2012. Advertisements

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Talking to the Dead by Harry Bingham

Talking to the Dead by Harry Bingham Orion, 2012 Reviewed at Petrona, August 2012.

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Summertime Death by Mons Kallentoft

Kallentoft, Mons – ‘Summertime Death’ (translated by Neil Smith)  Paperback: 496 pages (May 2012) Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks ISBN: 1444721577 The second in this seasonal quartet set in Linköping, south of Stockholm, is as hot as its predecessor, MIDWINTER SACRIFICE, was cold. Police … Continue reading

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Season of the Witch by Arni Thorarinsson

Season of the Witch by Arni Thorarinsson translated by Anna Yates Amazon Crossing, 2012 first published in Iceland as Tími nornarinnar (The Witching Hour), 2005 Einar #4 Reviewed at Petrona, August 2012.

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Sail of Stone by Ake Edwardson

Sail of Stone by Åke Edwardson translated by Rachel Willson-Broyles Simon & Schuster, 2012 (US edition) First published in Sweden, 2002. Chief Inspector Erik Winter #6 Reviewed at Petrona, August 2012.

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Meltwater by Michael Ridpath

Ridpath, Michael – ‘Meltwater’  Hardback: 320 pages (June 2012) Publisher: Atlantic Books ISBN: 085789644X The third in this author’s Fire and Ice series, set in Iceland, is as fast and packed with incident as the first two books, WHERE THE SHADOWS LIE and 66 DEGREES NORTH. … Continue reading

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Death of a Carpet Dealer by Karin Wahlberg

Death of a Carpet Dealer by Karin Wahlberg Stockholm Text e-book, 2012 (first published 2009) Translated by Neil Betteridge Reviewed at Petrona, July 2012.

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A Willing Victim by Laura Wilson

Wilson, Laura – ‘A Willing Victim’ Hardback: 400 pages (Apr. 2012) Publisher: Quercus ISBN: 1849163111 The fourth in the addictive DI Ted Stratton series is set in 1956, at the time of the Suez crisis and the Soviet invasion of Hungary. … Continue reading

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The Last Girl by Jane Casey

The Last Girl by Jane Casey Ebury Press, 2012 Maeve Kerrigan #3 Reviewed at Petrona, June 2012.  

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In Her Blood by Annie Hauxwell

In Her Blood by Annie Hauxwell Penguin/Michael Joseph, 2012 (Australia) Catherine Berlin #1 Reviewed at Petrona, June 2012.  

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