Category Archives: Noir

Headhunters by Jo Nesbo

Headhunters by Jo Nesbø translated by Don Bartlett Harvill Secker, 2011, first published in Norway 2008 Reviewed at Petrona, October 2011. Advertisements

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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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All Yours by Claudia Pineiro

All Yours by Claudia Piñeiro translated by Miranda France Bitter Lemon Press, 2011 (first published in Argentina 2006) Reviewed at Petrona, October 2011.

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Ashes by Sergios Gakas

Ashes by Sergios Gakas translated by Anne-Marie Stanton-Ife MacLehose Press 2011, first published in Greece 2007 Reviewed at Petrona, September 2011.

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Villain by Shuichi Yoshida

Villain by Shuichi Yoshida Translated by Philip Gabriel Harvill Secker, 2010 (first published in Japan in 2007). review posted at Petrona, September 2011.

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Proof of life by Karen Campbell

Campbell, Karen – ‘Proof of Life’ Hardback: 469 pages (June 2011) Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton ISBN: 1444700456 PROOF OF LIFE is one of those novels that has several apparently disparate strands that the reader gradually realises are connected, in this … Continue reading

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Sweet Money by Ernesto Mallo

Sweet Money by Ernesto Mallo translated by Katherine Silver Bitter Lemon Press, 2011 Reviewed at Petrona, July 2011.

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A Rage in Harlem by Chester Himes

A Rage in Harlem by Chester Himes Reviewed at Petrona, June 2011 See here for review.

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Winter’s Bone by Daniel Woodrell

Winter’s Bone by Daniel Woodrell is a poetic novella set in the Ozarks – the impoverished and (in this book) icily cold mountain region of Missouri and Arkansas. Ree Dolly is a 16-year-old member of one of the clannish and … Continue reading

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American Visa by Juan de Recacoechea

American Visa Translated by Adrian Althoff. Publisher, Akashic Books, 2007 (first published in Spanish, 1994). A taxi grinds to a halt in the middle of crammed street parties and demonstrations in downtown La Paz, Bolivia, and Mario Alvarez disembarks. Alvarez is searching … Continue reading

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