Category Archives: Current affairs

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. Advertisements

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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

The Dark Valley by Valerio Varesi

The Dark Valley by Valerio Varesi translated by Joseph Farrell MacLehose Press/Quercus, 2012 (first published 2005) Commissario Soneri #2 Reviewed at Petrona, May 2012.

Posted in 2.5 stars, Books, Crime fiction, Current affairs, Europe, Italy, Mystery, Series, Social comment, Translated | Leave a comment

Split Second by Cath Staincliffe

Staincliffe, Cath – ‘Split Second’  Hardback: 320 pages (Apr. 2012) Publisher: Constable ISBN: 1849013454 SPLIT SECOND is a very moving account of an apparently impulsive crime and its aftermath, told from the point of view of three characters. Emma is a … Continue reading

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Nights of Awe by Harri Nykanen

Nykanen, Harri – ‘Nights of Awe’ (translated by Kristian London) Paperback: 278 pages (Feb. 2012) Publisher: Bitter Lemon Press ISBN: 1904738923 The ten days starting with Rosh Hashanah and ending with Yom Kippur are termed the Days of Awe, or the … Continue reading

Posted in 3 star, Books, Crime fiction, Current affairs, Eurocrime, Europe, Finland, Police procedural, Political, Series, Social comment, Thriller, Translated | 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

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

Kinglake-350 by Adrian Hyland

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

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