Category Archives: Financial

Talking to the Dead by Harry Bingham

Talking to the Dead by Harry Bingham Orion, 2012 Reviewed at Petrona, August 2012.

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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.

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Cold Comfort by Quentin Bates

Bates, Quentin – ‘Cold Comfort’  Paperback: 336 pages (Mar. 2012) Publisher: Robinson ISBN: 1849013616 After her exploits in her first outing, FROZEN OUT, the admirable Gunnhilder Gisladottir has been transferred to Reykjavik, newly promoted to Sergeant – although because of the financial … Continue reading

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Broken Harbour by Tana French

Broken Harbour by Tana French Hodder & Stoughton, 2012. Reviewed at Petrona, April 2012.

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The Accident by Linwood Barclay

The Accident by Linwood Barclay Orion, 2011. Reviewed at Petrona, February 2012.

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Yin Yang Tattoo by Ron McMillan

Yin Yang Tattoo by Ron McMillan Sandstone, 2010 Reviewed at Petrona, January 2012.

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66 Degrees North by Michael Ridpath

Ridpath, Michael – ’66 Degrees North’ Hardback: 352 pages (May 2011) Publisher: Corvus ISBN: 1848874006 The second in the Fire and Ice series is an intelligent, scorchingly paced, energetic thriller, relying for its effect on plot and character rather than … Continue reading

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Snowdrops by A D Miller

Snowdrops by A D Miller Reviewed at Petrona, June 2011. See here for review.

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All She Was Worth, by Miyuki Miyabe

All She Was Worth On one level, All She Was Worth is a traditional type of detective novel. A young woman, Shoko Sekine, goes missing. Her distraught fiancé contacts his uncle, Shunsuke Honma, a police detective on long-term sick leave … Continue reading

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Money to Burn, by James Grippando

Money to Burn What would you do if you checked your bank account one day and found it empty? This dilemma faces Michael Cantella, a young-ish and very successful investment banker on Wall St. It’s much worse than that – … Continue reading

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