Category Archives: Crime fiction

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.

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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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Gone in Seconds by A J Cross

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

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Black Skies by Arnaldur Indridason

Indridason, Arnaldur – ‘Black Skies’ (translated by Victoria Cribb)  Hardback: 336 pages (June 2012) Publisher: Harvill Secker ISBN: 1846555817 In a book first published in Iceland in 2009, but set in 2005, the black skies of the title are gathering not … Continue reading

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