Category Archives: Legal

The Flight by M R Hall

The Flight by M. R. Hall Jenny Cooper (Coroner) #4 Mantle, 2012 Reviewed at Petrona, March 2012.

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The Litigators by John Grisham

The Litigators by John Grisham Hodder & Stoughton, 2011 Reviewed at Petrona, March 2012.

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Trial of Passion by William Deverell

Trial of Passion by William Deverell ECW Press, 2002. (First published in Canada 1998) Reviewed at Petrona, March 2012.

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Desert Wives by Betty Webb

Desert Wives by Betty Webb Lena Jones #2 Poison Pen Press, 2011; originally published 2002 Reviewed at Petrona, March 2012.

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The Fall by Claire McGowan

The Fall by Claire McGowan Headline, 2012. Reviewed at Petrona, March 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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Cell 8 by Roslund and Hellstrom

Roslund and Hellstrom – ‘Cell 8’ (translated by Kari Dickson) Hardback: 384 pages (Sep. 2011) Publisher: Quercus Publishing Plc ISBN: 184916147X CELL 8 is part of the series about Swedish cop Ewert Grens and his colleagues, falling chronologically after BOX … Continue reading

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The Day is Dark by Yrsa Sigurdardottir

Sigurdardottir, Yrsa – ‘The Day is Dark’ (translated by Philip Roughton) Trade Paperback: 432 pages (July 2011) Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton ISBN: 144470009X In the remote, snowy wastes of Greenland, things go very wrong at a mining facility, Berg Technology. … Continue reading

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The Sacrificial Man by Ruth Dugdall

Dugdall, Ruth – ‘The Sacrificial Man’ Paperback: 288 pages (July 2011) Publisher: Legend Press ISBN: 1908248009 In this well-constructed, assured novel, probation officer Cate Austin, whom we first met in THE WOMAN BEFORE ME, is assigned (to her reluctance) the … Continue reading

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Temporary Perfections by Gianrico Carofiglio

Temporary Perfections by Gianrico Carofiglio translated by Anthony Shugaar Bitter Lemon Press 2011 (first published in Italy 2010) Reviewed at Petrona, October 2011.

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