Category Archives: Outdoors

Border Run by Simon Lewis

Lewis, SimonĀ – ‘Border Run’ Paperback: 208 pages (Apr. 2012) Publisher: Sort of Books ISBN: 0956308651 BORDER RUN is a suspense novel set in the forest region of China near Myanmar (called Burma here). Will and Jake are two backpackers taking … Continue reading

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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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Force of Nature by C J Box

Force of Nature by C. J. Box Corvus, 2012 Joe Pickett #12 Reviewed at Petrona, April 2012.

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An Honourable Man by Gillian Slovo

An Honourable Man by Gillian Slovo Virago, 2012 Reviewed at Petrona, March 2012.

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Trackers by Deon Meyer

Trackers Deon Meyer translated by Laura Seegers (from Afrikaans) Hodder & Stoughton, 2011 Reviewed at Petrona, September 2011.

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Fire and Ice by Dana Stabenow

Fire and Ice By Dana Stabenow Reviewed at Petrona, August 2011.

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Back of Beyond by C J Box

Back of Beyond by C J Box Reviewed at Petrona in May 2011. See here for the review.

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The Joe Pickett novels by C J Box

The Joe Pickett novels by C J Box. Reviewed at Petrona from Jan-June 2011. See here for reviews of all the books in this series. Open Season by C J Box (Petrona, January) Savage Run by C J Box (Petrona, … Continue reading

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Operation Napoleon by Arnaldur Indridason

Indridason, Arnaldur – ‘Operation Napoleon’ (translated by Victoria Cribb) Paperback: 336 pages (Oct. 2010) Publisher: Harvill Secker ISBN: 1846552850 Ten years ago, Arnaldur Indridason took a break from his excellent series about dour, depressed Icelandic police inspector Erlendur, and published … Continue reading

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Dead at Daybreak by Deon Meyer

Dead at Daybreak Translated from the Afrikaans by Madeleine van Biljon. Dead at Daybreak is an exciting yet emotional thriller about a broken man, Van Heerden (we learn his first name later on in the book). At the outset, he … Continue reading

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