Category Archives: Award winner

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

The Camera Killer by Thomas Glavinic

The Camera Killer by Thomas Glavinic translated by John Brownjohn Amazon Crossing, 2012 First published in Austria, 2002 Reviewed at Petrona, August 2012.

Posted in 2 star, Austria, Award winner, Books, Crime fiction, Domestic, Europe, Psychology, Satire, Social comment, Translated | Leave a comment

The Collini Case by Ferdinand von Schirach

The Collini Case by Ferdinand von Schirach translated by Anthea Bell Penguin/Michael Joseph 2012 (first published in Germany 2011) Reviewed at Petrona, July 2012.

Posted in 3.5 stars, Award winner, Books, Crime fiction, Debut, Europe, Germany, Historical, Legal, Social comment, 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

Track of the Cat by Nevada Barr

Track of the Cat by Nevada Barr Berkley, 2003; first published 1993 Anna Pigeon #1 Reviewed at Petrona, June 2012.

Posted in 3 star, Award winner, Books, Crime fiction, Mystery, North America, Outdoors, Series, USA | Leave a comment

The Suspect by L R Wright

The Suspect by L R Wright Felony & Mayhem 2008; first published by Doubleday 1985 Karl Ahlberg #1 Reviewed at Petrona, May 2012.

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

In the Bleak Midwinter by Julia Spencer-Fleming

In the Bleak Midwinter by Julia Spencer-Fleming St Martin’s 2002 Clare Fergusson #1 Reviewed at Petrona, May 2012.

Posted in 3.5 stars, Award winner, Books, Crime fiction, Debut, Mystery, North America, Police procedural, Romance, Series, Social comment, Suspense, USA | Leave a comment

The Loyal Servant by Eva Hudson

The Loyal Servant by Eva Hudson copyright Eva Hudson Kindle edn, 2011 Reviewed at Petrona, April 2012.

Posted in 2.5 stars, Award winner, Books, Crime fiction, Current affairs, Debut, Domestic, England, Europe, Political, Thriller | Leave a comment

Trial of Passion by William Deverell

Trial of Passion by William Deverell ECW Press, 2002. (First published in Canada 1998) Reviewed at Petrona, March 2012.

Posted in 3 star, Award winner, Books, Canada, Crime fiction, Domestic, Legal, North America, Series | Leave a comment

The Blackhouse by Peter May

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

Posted in 4 star, Award winner, Books, Crime fiction, Europe, Mystery, Police procedural, Psychology, Scotland, Series, Social comment | Leave a comment