Category Archives: Journalism

Attack in the Library by George Arion

Attack in the Library by George Arion Translated by Ramona Mitrica, Mike Phillips, and Mihai Risnoveanu. First published in Romania 1983, this translation published by Profusion, Nov 2011 Reviewed at Petrona, January 2012.

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The Child Who by Simon Lelic

The Child Who by Simon Lelic Mantle, January 2012. Reviewed at Petrona, December 2011.

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Fallen Idols by Neil White

Fallen Idols by Neil White Avon, 2007 (Kindle edition) Reviewed at Petrona, December 2011.

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Anger Mode by Stefan Tegenfalk

Anger Mode Stefan Tegenfalk Translated from Swedish by David Evans Nordic Noir books, 2011 (originally published 2009) Reviewed at Petrona in October 2011.

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Burned by Thomas Enger

Burned by Thomas Enger translated from Norwegian by Charlotte Barslund Faber&Faber, 2011 Reviewed at Petrona, September 2011.

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Up Jumped The Devil by Blair S. Walker

Up Jumped the Devil Blair S. Walker Amazon Encore, 1997 Review first posted at Petrona, September 2011.

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The Dead of Summer by Mari Jungstedt

Jungstedt, Mari – ‘The Dead of Summer’ (translated by Tiina Nunnally) Trade Paperback: 288 pages (Apr. 2011) Publisher: Doubleday ISBN: 0385617089 The fifth in the Gotland series is not only well up to standard, but it is a good entry-point … Continue reading

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The News Where You Are by Catherine O’Flynn

The News Where You Are by Catherine O’Flynn Reviewed at Petrona in December 2010. See here for review.

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Meet me in Malmo by Torquil MacLeod

MacLeod, Torquil – ‘Meet Me in Malmo’ Hardback: 224 pages (Dec. 2010) Publisher: Robert Hale Ltd Sweet but useless journalist Ewan Strachan works for a failing northern English newspaper, having recently been downgraded to working for the monthly lifestyle part … Continue reading

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Kittyhawk Down by Garry Disher

Kittyhawk Down, the second in the Hal Challis/Ellen Destry series of police procedurals set in the  fictional Old Peninsula district in southern Victoria, Australia, is even better than the first, Dragon Man, and that’s saying something. The characters have gelled and the … Continue reading

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