Category Archives: 3 star

The Gingerbread House by Carin Gerhardsen

The Gingerbread House by Carin Gerhardsen translated by Paul Norlén Stockholm Text, 2012 (e-book), first published in Sweden 2008 Hammarby police #1 Reviewed at Petrona, June 2012.

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Crossbones Yard by Kate Rhodes

Crossbones Yard by Kate Rhodes Mullholland Press, 2012 Alice Quentin #1 Reviewed at Petrona, June 2012.

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Track of the Cat by Nevada Barr

Track of the Cat by Nevada Barr Berkley, 2003; first published 1993 Anna Pigeon #1 Reviewed at Petrona, June 2012.

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Face of the Devil by N. J. Cooper

Face of the Devil by N J Cooper Simon & Schuster, 2011 Karen Taylor #3 Reviewed at Petrona, May 2012.

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Disgrace by Jussi Adler-Olsen

Disgrace by Jussi Adler-Olsen translated by Kyle Semmel Penguin, 2012 Department Q #2 Reviewed at Petrona, May 2012.

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Night Rounds by Helene Tursten

Night Rounds by Helene Tursten translated by Laura A. Wideburg Soho Crime, 2012 (first published 1999) Irene Huss #2 Reviewed at Petrona, May 2012.

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Murder on the 31st Floor by Per Wahloo

Wahloo, Per – ‘Murder on the Thirty-First Floor’ (translated by Sarah Death) Paperback: 224 pages (Dec. 2011) Publisher: Vintage ISBN: 0099554763 Written in 1964, only 16 years after publication of Orwell’s 1984, MURDER ON THE THIRTY-FIRST FLOOR has much in common … Continue reading

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Deadly Apperances by Gail Bowen

Deadly Appearances by Gail Bowen McClelland & Stewart, 2004 First published in 1990 Joanne Kilbourn #1 Reviewed at Petrona, May 2012.

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Nights of Awe by Harri Nykanen

Nykanen, Harri – ‘Nights of Awe’ (translated by Kristian London) Paperback: 278 pages (Feb. 2012) Publisher: Bitter Lemon Press ISBN: 1904738923 The ten days starting with Rosh Hashanah and ending with Yom Kippur are termed the Days of Awe, or the … Continue reading

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Taken by Robert Crais

Robert Crais is one of the best (and best-selling) exponents of the detective novel/thriller blend. He achieves this goal by use of two characters: LA private investigator Elvis Cole, and his friend Joe Pike. Cole is a wisecracking, warm-hearted and … Continue reading

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