Category Archives: North America

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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A Field of Darkness by Cornelia Read

A Field of Darkness by Cornelia Read Warner/Mysterious Press 2006 Reviewed at Petrona, August 2012.

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Old City Hall by Robert Rotenberg

Old City Hall by Robert Rotenberg John Murray (pb), 2009 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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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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Mildred Pierce by James M Cain

Mildred Pierce by James M Cain Phoenix (Orion), 2011 First published in the USA 1941 First published in the UK 2002 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 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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The Pied Piper by Ridley Pearson

The Pied Piper by Ridley Pearson Orion, pb 2004 (first published 2003) Boldt & Matthews #5 Reviewed at Petrona, June 2012.

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