Category Archives: Domestic

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.

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A Field of Darkness by Cornelia Read

A Field of Darkness by Cornelia Read Warner/Mysterious Press 2006 Reviewed at Petrona, August 2012.

Posted in 3 star, Books, Crime fiction, Domestic, Humour, Journalism, North America, Psychology, Romance, Series, Social comment, USA | Leave a comment

Summertime Death by Mons Kallentoft

Kallentoft, Mons – ‘Summertime Death’ (translated by Neil Smith)  Paperback: 496 pages (May 2012) Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks ISBN: 1444721577 The second in this seasonal quartet set in Linköping, south of Stockholm, is as hot as its predecessor, MIDWINTER SACRIFICE, was cold. Police … Continue reading

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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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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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Playing Dead by Julia Heaberlin

Playing Dead by Julia Heaberlin Ballantine Books (pb), 2012 Reviewed at Petrona, July 2012.

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Death of a Carpet Dealer by Karin Wahlberg

Death of a Carpet Dealer by Karin Wahlberg Stockholm Text e-book, 2012 (first published 2009) Translated by Neil Betteridge Reviewed at Petrona, July 2012.

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Mildred Pierce by James M Cain

Mildred Pierce by James M Cain Phoenix (Orion), 2011 First published in the USA 1941 First published in the UK 2002 Reviewed at Petrona, July 2012.

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A Fountain Filled With Blood by Julia Spencer-Fleming

A Fountain Filled With Blood by Julia Spencer-Fleming Minotaur/St Martin’s, 2003 Clare Fergusson #2 Reviewed at Petrona, June 2012.

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Missing Persons by Nicci Gerrad

Missing Persons by Nicci Gerrard Penguin, 2012 Reviewed at Petrona, June 2012.

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