Category Archives: Africa

Shadow of the Rock by Thomas Mogford

Mogford, Thomas – ‘Shadow of the Rock’  Trade Paperback: 272 pages (Aug. 2012) Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC ISBN: 1408824167 Spike Sanguinetti is the unusual name of the protagonist in this speed-read thriller set in Gibraltar and Tangier. Spike’s real name is … Continue reading

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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.

Posted in 4 star, Africa, Books, Current affairs, Debut, England, Europe, Faroe Islands, Financial, France, Journalism, Nigeria, Political, Social comment, Thriller, Translated | Leave a comment

Lorraine Connection by Dominique Manotti

Lorraine Connection by Dominique Manotti translated by Amanda Hopkinson and Ros Schwartz Arcadia, 2008 (first published 2006) Reviewed at Petrona, June 2012.

Posted in 5 star, Africa, Award winner, Books, Crime fiction, Current affairs, Europe, France, Korea, Political, Private investigator, Social comment, Translated | Leave a comment

A Dark Redemption by Stav Sherez

A Dark Redemption By Stav Sherez Faber&Faber, 2012 Carrigan and Miller #1 Reviewed at Petrona, April 2012.

Posted in 3 star, Africa, Books, Crime fiction, England, Europe, Police procedural, Series, Social comment, Uganda | Leave a comment

An Honourable Man by Gillian Slovo

An Honourable Man by Gillian Slovo Virago, 2012 Reviewed at Petrona, March 2012.

Posted in 2.5 stars, Africa, Books, Domestic, England, Europe, Historical, Medical, Outdoors, Social comment, Sudan | Leave a comment

Random Violence by Jassy Mackenzie

Mackenzie, Jassy – ‘Random Violence’ Paperback: 384 pages (Dec. 2011) Publisher: Soho Press ISBN: 1569479119 Jade de Jong returns to her native South Africa after ten years away. She’s a PI whose father was the police commissioner of Johannesburg, but … Continue reading

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Bloodland by Alan Glynn

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

Posted in 4 star, Africa, Books, Crime fiction, Current affairs, Europe, Ireland, Italy, Journalism, North America, Political, Social comment, The Congo, Thriller, USA | Leave a comment

Mixed Blood by Roger Smith

Mixed Blood by Roger Smith Serpent’s Tail, 2009 (Kindle edition). Reviewed at Petrona, December 2011.

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Nairobi Heat by Mukoma Wa Ngugi

Nairobi Heat by Mukoma Wa Ngugi Melville International Crime, 2010. Reviewed at Petrona, November 2011.

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Trackers by Deon Meyer

Trackers Deon Meyer translated by Laura Seegers (from Afrikaans) Hodder & Stoughton, 2011 Reviewed at Petrona, September 2011.

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