Category Archives: Books

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.

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Season of the Witch by Arni Thorarinsson

Season of the Witch by Arni Thorarinsson translated by Anna Yates Amazon Crossing, 2012 first published in Iceland as Tími nornarinnar (The Witching Hour), 2005 Einar #4 Reviewed at Petrona, August 2012.

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Sebastian Bergman by Hjorth Rosenfeldt

Sebastian Bergman by Michael Hjorth and Hans Rosenfeldt translated by Marlaine Delargy Trapdoor/Little, Brown 2012 first published in Sweden 2010 Sebastian Bergman #1 Reviewed at Petrona,  August 2012.

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The Wandering Soul Murders by Gail Bowen

The Wandering Soul Murders by Gail Bowen McClelland and Stewart 2004 first published 1992 Joanne Kilbourn #3 Reviewed at Petrona, August 2012.

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In The Darkness by Karin Fossum

In the Darkness by Karin Fossum translated by James Anderson Harvill Secker/Vintage, 2012 first published in Norway in 1995 Inspector Konrad Sejer #1 Reviewed at Petrona, August 2012.

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Another Time, Another Life by Leif K W Persson

Another Time, Another Life by Leif G W Persson translated by Paul Norlen Doubleday/Transworld 2012 First published in Sweden 2003 Johansson/Jarnebring trilogy #2 Reviewed at Petrona, August 2012.

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Sail of Stone by Ake Edwardson

Sail of Stone by Åke Edwardson translated by Rachel Willson-Broyles Simon & Schuster, 2012 (US edition) First published in Sweden, 2002. Chief Inspector Erik Winter #6 Reviewed at Petrona, August 2012.

Posted in 3 star, Books, Crime fiction, Europe, Mystery, Police procedural, Scotland, Series, Social comment, Sweden, Translated | Leave a comment

Killer’s Island by Anna Jansson

Killer’s Island by Anna Jansson translated by Enar Henning Koch Stockholm Text (e-book) 2012 First published as Drömmen Förde dig Vilse (The Dream Led You Astray), 2010 Maria Wern #11 Reviewed at Petrona, August 2012.

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The Blind Goddess by Anne Holt

Holt, Anne – ‘The Blind Goddess’ (translated by Tom Geddes)  Trade Paperback: 352 pages (July 2012) Publisher: Atlantic Books ISBN: 1848876076 THE BLIND GODDESS is the first in an eight-book series about Oslo detective inspector Hanne Wilhelmsen, originally published in 1993 … Continue reading

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A Killing in the Hills by Julia Keller

A Killing in the Hills by Julia Keller Headline, 2012 Reviewed at Petrona, July 2012.

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