Category Archives: Australasia

Containment by Vanda Symon

Containment by Vanda Symon Penguin (New Zealand), 2009. Sam Shephard #3 Reviewed at Petrona, May 2012. Advertisements

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The Mistake by Wendy James

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

Posted in 4 star, Australasia, Australia, Books, Crime fiction, Domestic, Legal, Mystery, Psychology, Social comment | Leave a comment

The Cold Cold Ground by Adrian McKinty

The Cold Cold Ground by Adrian McKinty Serpent’s Tail, 2012 Reviewed at Petrona, March 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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Kinglake-350 by Adrian Hyland

Kinglake-350 by Adrian Hyland Text, 2011 Reviewed at Petrona, January 2012.

Posted in 5 star, Australasia, Australia, Books, Current affairs, Non-fiction, Social comment | Leave a comment

The Boundary by Nicole Watson

The Boundary by Nicole Watson University of Queensland Press, 2011 Reviewed at Petrona, December 2011.

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Still Murder by Finola Moorhead

Still Murder by Finola Moorhead Spinifex press, 1991; reprinted 2002 with introduction by Marion Campbell. Reviewed at Petrona, December 2011.

Posted in Asia, Australasia, Australia, Books, Classic, Crime fiction, Mystery, Police procedural, Psychology, Series, Social comment, Vietnam | Leave a comment

Prime Cut by Alan Carter

Prime Cut Alan Carter Freemantle Press, 2011 Reviewed at Petrona, August 2011.

Posted in Australasia, Australia, Award winner, Books, Crime fiction, Debut, England, Europe, Police procedural, Private investigator, Social comment | Leave a comment

White Dog by Peter Temple

White Dog by Peter Temple Reviewed at Petrona, May 2011 See here for review.

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Overkill by Vanda Symon

Overkill by Vanda Symon Reviewed at Petrona, June 2011 See here for review.

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