Category Archives: Debut

In Her Blood by Annie Hauxwell

In Her Blood by Annie Hauxwell Penguin/Michael Joseph, 2012 (Australia) Catherine Berlin #1 Reviewed at Petrona, June 2012.  

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Amuse Bouche by Anthony Bidulka

Amuse Bouche by Anthony Bidulka Insomniac Press, 2003 Russell Quant #1 Reviewed at Petrona, June 2012.

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Crossbones Yard by Kate Rhodes

Crossbones Yard by Kate Rhodes Mullholland Press, 2012 Alice Quentin #1 Reviewed at Petrona, June 2012.

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Deadly Apperances by Gail Bowen

Deadly Appearances by Gail Bowen McClelland & Stewart, 2004 First published in 1990 Joanne Kilbourn #1 Reviewed at Petrona, May 2012.

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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.

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The Loyal Servant by Eva Hudson

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

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Killer Instinct by Zoe Sharp

Killer Instinct by Zoë Sharp Murderati, Inc (Kindle edn, 2011) First published by Piatkus, 2002 Charlie Fox #1 Reviewed at Petrona, April 2012.

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White Heat by M J McGrath

White Heat by M J McGrath Mantle (Macmillan), 2011 Reviewed at Petrona, April 2012.

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Random Violence by Jassy Mackenzie

Mackenzie, Jassy – ‘Random Violence’ Paperback: 384 pages (Dec. 2011) Publisher: Soho Press ISBN: 1569479119 Jade de Jong returns to her native South Africa after ten years away. She’s a PI whose father was the police commissioner of Johannesburg, but … Continue reading

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The Fall by Claire McGowan

The Fall by Claire McGowan Headline, 2012. Reviewed at Petrona, March 2012.

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