Category Archives: North America

Amuse Bouche by Anthony Bidulka

Amuse Bouche by Anthony Bidulka Insomniac Press, 2003 Russell Quant #1 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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Moonlight Mile by Dennis Lehane

Moonlight Mile by Dennis Lehane Little, Brown, 2010 Kenzie & Gennaro #6 Reviewed at Petrona, May 2012.

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Law of Attraction by Allison Leotta

Law of Attraction by Allison Leotta Touchstone/Simon&Schuster 2010 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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The Suspect by L R Wright

The Suspect by L R Wright Felony & Mayhem 2008; first published by Doubleday 1985 Karl Ahlberg #1 Reviewed at Petrona, May 2012.

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Taken by Robert Crais

Robert Crais is one of the best (and best-selling) exponents of the detective novel/thriller blend. He achieves this goal by use of two characters: LA private investigator Elvis Cole, and his friend Joe Pike. Cole is a wisecracking, warm-hearted and … Continue reading

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Stay Close by Harlan Coben

Did you know that you can hire paparazzi to follow you around, yelling personal questions and photographing you while you have your Bar Mitzvah or take someone out for a date? I didn’t, but this nadir is where Ray Levine finds himself … Continue reading

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In the Bleak Midwinter by Julia Spencer-Fleming

In the Bleak Midwinter by Julia Spencer-Fleming St Martin’s 2002 Clare Fergusson #1 Reviewed at Petrona, May 2012.

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White Heat by M J McGrath

White Heat by M J McGrath Mantle (Macmillan), 2011 Reviewed at Petrona, April 2012.

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