Category Archives: 4 star

The Eyes of Lira Kazan by Eva Joly and Judith Perrignon

The Eyes of Lira Kazan by Eva Joly and Judith Perrignon translated by Emily Read Bitter Lemon Press, 2012 First published in France, 2011 Reviewed at Petrona, August 2012.

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In The Darkness by Karin Fossum

In the Darkness by Karin Fossum translated by James Anderson Harvill Secker/Vintage, 2012 first published in Norway in 1995 Inspector Konrad Sejer #1 Reviewed at Petrona, August 2012.

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The Blind Goddess by Anne Holt

Holt, Anne – ‘The Blind Goddess’ (translated by Tom Geddes)  Trade Paperback: 352 pages (July 2012) Publisher: Atlantic Books ISBN: 1848876076 THE BLIND GODDESS is the first in an eight-book series about Oslo detective inspector Hanne Wilhelmsen, originally published in 1993 … Continue reading

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A Killing in the Hills by Julia Keller

A Killing in the Hills by Julia Keller Headline, 2012 Reviewed at Petrona, July 2012.

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Pierced by Thomas Enger

Pierced by Thomas Enger translated by Charlotte Barslund Faber&Faber, 2012 Henning Juul #2 Reviewed at Petrona, July 2012.

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Mildred Pierce by James M Cain

Mildred Pierce by James M Cain Phoenix (Orion), 2011 First published in the USA 1941 First published in the UK 2002 Reviewed at Petrona, July 2012.

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Tuesday’s Gone by Nicci French

Tuesday’s Gone by Nicci French Penguin, 2012 Frieda Klein #2 Reviewed at Petrona, May 2012.

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The Nameless Dead by Brian McGilloway

The Nameless Dead by Brian McGilloway Macmillan, 2012 Inspector Ben Devlin #5 Reviewed at Petrona, May 2012.

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Split Second by Cath Staincliffe

Staincliffe, Cath – ‘Split Second’  Hardback: 320 pages (Apr. 2012) Publisher: Constable ISBN: 1849013454 SPLIT SECOND is a very moving account of an apparently impulsive crime and its aftermath, told from the point of view of three characters. Emma is a … Continue reading

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The Mistake by Wendy James

The Mistake by Wendy James Penguin/Michael Joseph (Australia), 2012 Reviewed at Petrona, April 2012.

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