Category Archives: Humour

A Field of Darkness by Cornelia Read

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

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Season of the Witch by Arni Thorarinsson

Season of the Witch by Arni Thorarinsson translated by Anna Yates Amazon Crossing, 2012 first published in Iceland as Tími nornarinnar (The Witching Hour), 2005 Einar #4 Reviewed at Petrona, August 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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Good People by Ewart Hutton

Hutton, Ewart – ‘Good People’ Hardback: 320 pages (Feb. 2012) Publisher: Blue Door ISBN: 000739117X There are many well-established UK detective series whose authors use regional settings: Yorkshire, the Lake District, Sussex, Northumberland, Edinburgh, the Fens, and many more. Here, … Continue reading

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All Yours by Claudia Pineiro

All Yours by Claudia Piñeiro translated by Miranda France Bitter Lemon Press, 2011 (first published in Argentina 2006) Reviewed at Petrona, October 2011.

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A Rage in Harlem by Chester Himes

A Rage in Harlem by Chester Himes Reviewed at Petrona, June 2011 See here for review.

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A Not-So Perfect Crime by Teresa Solana

A Not-So Perfect Crime by Teresa Solana, tr Peter Bush. Reviewed at Petrona January 2011. See here for review.

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One Day by David Nicholls

One Day by David Nicholls Reviewed at Petrona, May 2011 See here for review.

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My Last Confession, by Helen Fitzgerald

  My Last Confession On one level this novel is an entertaining, light-hearted and fast-moving romp, relating how Krissie Donald, protagonist of DEAD LOVELY, becomes a probation officer, encounters a client, Jeremy, who is accused of killing his mother-in-law, feels … Continue reading

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Dead Lovely, by Helen Fitzgerald

Dead Lovely I don't think I have ever read a book quite like this one before, and it slips down a treat – like an ice-cream with a vindaloo centre. Chick-lit noir has truly arrived in the shape of DEAD … Continue reading

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