Category Archives: Legal

Old City Hall by Robert Rotenberg

Old City Hall by Robert Rotenberg John Murray (pb), 2009 Reviewed at Petrona, August 2012. Advertisements

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Shadow of the Rock by Thomas Mogford

Mogford, Thomas – ‘Shadow of the Rock’  Trade Paperback: 272 pages (Aug. 2012) Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC ISBN: 1408824167 Spike Sanguinetti is the unusual name of the protagonist in this speed-read thriller set in Gibraltar and Tangier. Spike’s real name is … Continue reading

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The Blind Goddess by Anne Holt

Holt, Anne – ‘The Blind Goddess’ (translated by Tom Geddes)  Trade Paperback: 352 pages (July 2012) Publisher: Atlantic Books ISBN: 1848876076 THE BLIND GODDESS is the first in an eight-book series about Oslo detective inspector Hanne Wilhelmsen, originally published in 1993 … Continue reading

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A Killing in the Hills by Julia Keller

A Killing in the Hills by Julia Keller Headline, 2012 Reviewed at Petrona, July 2012.

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The Collini Case by Ferdinand von Schirach

The Collini Case by Ferdinand von Schirach translated by Anthea Bell Penguin/Michael Joseph 2012 (first published in Germany 2011) Reviewed at Petrona, July 2012.

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The Last Girl by Jane Casey

The Last Girl by Jane Casey Ebury Press, 2012 Maeve Kerrigan #3 Reviewed at Petrona, June 2012.  

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Law of Attraction by Allison Leotta

Law of Attraction by Allison Leotta Touchstone/Simon&Schuster 2010 Reviewed at Petrona, May 2012.

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Split Second by Cath Staincliffe

Staincliffe, Cath – ‘Split Second’  Hardback: 320 pages (Apr. 2012) Publisher: Constable ISBN: 1849013454 SPLIT SECOND is a very moving account of an apparently impulsive crime and its aftermath, told from the point of view of three characters. Emma is a … Continue reading

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The Mistake by Wendy James

The Mistake by Wendy James Penguin/Michael Joseph (Australia), 2012 Reviewed at Petrona, April 2012.

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Defending Jacob by William Landay

Defending Jacob by William Landay Orion, 2012. Newtown, Connecticut, is a showcase for post-suburban USA, combining a small-town rural atmosphere with cultural and social gentility. It is full of professionals who, when it comes to starting a family, have fled … Continue reading

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