Category Archives: Mystery

Death of a Carpet Dealer by Karin Wahlberg

Death of a Carpet Dealer by Karin Wahlberg Stockholm Text e-book, 2012 (first published 2009) Translated by Neil Betteridge Reviewed at Petrona, July 2012.

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Murder at the Mendel by Gail Bowen

Murder at the Mendel by Gail Bowen McClelland & Stewart 2004, first published 1991 Joanne Kilbourn #2 Reviewed at Petrona, July 2012.

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A Willing Victim by Laura Wilson

Wilson, Laura – ‘A Willing Victim’ Hardback: 400 pages (Apr. 2012) Publisher: Quercus ISBN: 1849163111 The fourth in the addictive DI Ted Stratton series is set in 1956, at the time of the Suez crisis and the Soviet invasion of Hungary. … Continue reading

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A Fountain Filled With Blood by Julia Spencer-Fleming

A Fountain Filled With Blood by Julia Spencer-Fleming Minotaur/St Martin’s, 2003 Clare Fergusson #2 Reviewed at Petrona, June 2012.

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Track of the Cat by Nevada Barr

Track of the Cat by Nevada Barr Berkley, 2003; first published 1993 Anna Pigeon #1 Reviewed at Petrona, June 2012.

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Tuesday’s Gone by Nicci French

Tuesday’s Gone by Nicci French Penguin, 2012 Frieda Klein #2 Reviewed at Petrona, May 2012.

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Night Rounds by Helene Tursten

Night Rounds by Helene Tursten translated by Laura A. Wideburg Soho Crime, 2012 (first published 1999) Irene Huss #2 Reviewed at Petrona, May 2012.

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Murder on the 31st Floor by Per Wahloo

Wahloo, Per – ‘Murder on the Thirty-First Floor’ (translated by Sarah Death) Paperback: 224 pages (Dec. 2011) Publisher: Vintage ISBN: 0099554763 Written in 1964, only 16 years after publication of Orwell’s 1984, MURDER ON THE THIRTY-FIRST FLOOR has much in common … Continue reading

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The Dark Valley by Valerio Varesi

The Dark Valley by Valerio Varesi translated by Joseph Farrell MacLehose Press/Quercus, 2012 (first published 2005) Commissario Soneri #2 Reviewed at Petrona, May 2012.

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Deadly Apperances by Gail Bowen

Deadly Appearances by Gail Bowen McClelland & Stewart, 2004 First published in 1990 Joanne Kilbourn #1 Reviewed at Petrona, May 2012.

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