Category Archives: Mystery

A Colder Kind of Death by Gail Bowen

A Colder Kind of Death by Gail Bowen McClelland and Stuart, 1994 Joanne Kilbourn #4 Reviewed at Petrona, August 2012. Advertisements

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Between Summer’s Longing and Winter’s End by Leif G W Persson

Between Summer’s Longing and Winter’s End by Leif G W Persson translated by Paul Norlen Black Swan/Transworld 2010 first published in Sweden 2002 Johansson/Jarenberg #1 Reviewed at Petrona, August 2012.

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Some Kind of Peace by Camilla Grebe and Åsa Träff

Some Kind of Peace by Camilla Grebe and Åsa Träff translated by Paul Norlen Simon & Schuster 2012 First published in Sweden 2009 Reviewed at Petrona, August 2012.

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Summertime Death by Mons Kallentoft

Kallentoft, Mons – ‘Summertime Death’ (translated by Neil Smith)  Paperback: 496 pages (May 2012) Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks ISBN: 1444721577 The second in this seasonal quartet set in Linköping, south of Stockholm, is as hot as its predecessor, MIDWINTER SACRIFICE, was cold. Police … Continue reading

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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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The Wandering Soul Murders by Gail Bowen

The Wandering Soul Murders by Gail Bowen McClelland and Stewart 2004 first published 1992 Joanne Kilbourn #3 Reviewed at Petrona, August 2012.

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Sail of Stone by Ake Edwardson

Sail of Stone by Åke Edwardson translated by Rachel Willson-Broyles Simon & Schuster, 2012 (US edition) First published in Sweden, 2002. Chief Inspector Erik Winter #6 Reviewed at Petrona, August 2012.

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Killer’s Island by Anna Jansson

Killer’s Island by Anna Jansson translated by Enar Henning Koch Stockholm Text (e-book) 2012 First published as Drömmen Förde dig Vilse (The Dream Led You Astray), 2010 Maria Wern #11 Reviewed at Petrona, August 2012.

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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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Playing Dead by Julia Heaberlin

Playing Dead by Julia Heaberlin Ballantine Books (pb), 2012 Reviewed at Petrona, July 2012.

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