Category Archives: 4 star

Broken Harbour by Tana French

Broken Harbour by Tana French Hodder & Stoughton, 2012. Reviewed at Petrona, April 2012.

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Phantom by Jo Nesbo

Phantom by Jo Nesbo translated by Don Bartlett Harvill Secker, 2012 Harry Hole #9 Reviewed at Petrona, April 2012.

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Defending Jacob by William Landay

Defending Jacob by William Landay Orion, 2012. Newtown, Connecticut, is a showcase for post-suburban USA, combining a small-town rural atmosphere with cultural and social gentility. It is full of professionals who, when it comes to starting a family, have fled … Continue reading

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Hour of the Wolf by Hakan Nesser

Nesser, Hakan – ‘Hour of the Wolf’ (translated by Laurie Thompson) Hardback: 256 pages (Apr. 2012) Publisher: Mantle ISBN: 0230745741 The seventh (of ten) in this police-procedural series set in a fictional country not unlike Holland is a superb example … Continue reading

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The Flatey Enigma by Viktor Arnar Ingolfsson

The Flatey Enigma by Viktor Arnar Ingolfsson translated by Brian Fitzgibbon Amazon Crossing, 2012 (first published in Iceland 2002) Reviewed at Petrona, March 2012.

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Where the Devil Can’t Go by Anya Lipska

Where the Devil Can’t Go by Anya Lipska Tadeusz Books, 2011 Reviewed at Petrona, March 2012.

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The Lewis Man by Peter May

The Lewis Man by Peter May Quercus, 2012 (#2 of the Lewis trilogy) Reviewed at Petrona, February 2012.

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Bloodland by Alan Glynn

Bloodland by Alan Glynn Faber & Faber, 2011. Reviewed at Petrona, February 2012.

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The Brotherhood by Y A Erskine

The Brotherhood by Y. A. Erskine Bantam, 2011. Reviewed at Petrona, February 2012.

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The Blackhouse by Peter May

The Blackhouse by Peter May Quercus, 2011. Reviewed at Petrona, February 2012.

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