Category Archives: Academia

A Colder Kind of Death by Gail Bowen

A Colder Kind of Death by Gail Bowen McClelland and Stuart, 1994 Joanne Kilbourn #4 Reviewed at Petrona, August 2012. Advertisements

Posted in 3.5 stars, Academia, Award winner, Books, Canada, Crime fiction, Domestic, Mystery, North America, Political, Psychology, Series | Leave a comment

Gone in Seconds by A J Cross

Gone in Seconds by A J Cross Orion, 2012 Reviewed at Petrona, July 2012.

Posted in 2.5 stars, Academia, Books, Crime fiction, Debut, England, Europe, Forensics, Police procedural, Psychology | Leave a comment

Vengeance in Mind by N J Cooper

Vengeance in Mind by N J Cooper Simon and Schuster, 2012 Karen Taylor #4 Reviewed at Petrona, June 2012.

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Lifeblood by N J Cooper

Lifeblood by N J Cooper Pocket Books/Simon & Schuster, 2010 Karen Taylor #2 Reviewed at Petrona, April 2012.

Posted in 3 star, Academia, Books, Crime fiction, England, Europe, Police procedural, Psychology, Series | Leave a comment

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.

Posted in 4 star, Academia, Books, Crime fiction, Europe, Iceland, Mystery, Police procedural, Translated | Leave a comment

Dead Scared by S J Bolton

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

Posted in 3.5 stars, Academia, Books, Crime fiction, England, Europe, Mystery, Psychology, Romance, Series, Suspense | Leave a comment

The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino

The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino translated by Alexander O Smith with Elye Alexander Little, Brown UK, 2011 (first published in Japan 2005) Reviewed at Petrona, February 2012.

Posted in 2 star, Academia, Asia, Books, Crime fiction, Domestic, Japan, Mystery, Police procedural, Social comment, Translated | Leave a comment

A Room Full of Bones by Elly Griffiths

Griffiths, Elly – ‘A Room Full of Bones’ Hardback: 352 pages (Jan. 2012) Publisher: Quercus Publishing Plc ISBN: 1849163669 Those readers who have loved the previous three books about forensic archaeologist Ruth Galloway will, I am sure, thoroughly enjoy her … Continue reading

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Scandinavian Crime Fiction eds Andrew Nestingen & Paula Arvas

Scandinavian Crime Fiction eds Andrew Nestingen & Paula Arvas University of Wales Press, 2011. Reviewed at Petrona, November 2011.

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The Dinosaur Feather by Sissel-Jo Gazan

Gazan, Sissel-Jo – ‘The Dinosaur Feather’ (translated by Charlotte Barslund) Trade Paperback: 400 pages (May 2011) Publisher: Quercus Publishing Plc ISBN: 0857380338 First published in 2008, THE DINOSAUR FEATHER reaches an English-language readership garnered with ecstatic praise, including the accolade … Continue reading

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