Category Archives: Private investigator

Lorraine Connection by Dominique Manotti

Lorraine Connection by Dominique Manotti translated by Amanda Hopkinson and Ros Schwartz Arcadia, 2008 (first published 2006) Reviewed at Petrona, June 2012. Advertisements

Posted in 5 star, Africa, Award winner, Books, Crime fiction, Current affairs, Europe, France, Korea, Political, Private investigator, Social comment, Translated | Leave a comment

Amuse Bouche by Anthony Bidulka

Amuse Bouche by Anthony Bidulka Insomniac Press, 2003 Russell Quant #1 Reviewed at Petrona, June 2012.

Posted in 2.5 stars, Books, Canada, Crime fiction, Debut, Humour, North America, Private investigator, Series, Social comment | Leave a comment

Moonlight Mile by Dennis Lehane

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

Posted in 2.5 stars, Books, Crime fiction, Domestic, North America, Private investigator, Romance, Series, Social comment, USA | Leave a comment

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

Posted in 3 star, Books, Crime fiction, Mystery, North America, Private investigator, Series, Social comment, Thriller, USA | Leave a comment

Killer Instinct by Zoe Sharp

Killer Instinct by Zoë Sharp Murderati, Inc (Kindle edn, 2011) First published by Piatkus, 2002 Charlie Fox #1 Reviewed at Petrona, April 2012.

Posted in 3 star, Books, Crime fiction, Debut, England, Europe, Private investigator, Series | Leave a comment

Random Violence by Jassy Mackenzie

Mackenzie, Jassy – ‘Random Violence’ Paperback: 384 pages (Dec. 2011) Publisher: Soho Press ISBN: 1569479119 Jade de Jong returns to her native South Africa after ten years away. She’s a PI whose father was the police commissioner of Johannesburg, but … Continue reading

Posted in 2.5 stars, Africa, Books, Crime fiction, Debut, Eurocrime, Private investigator, Series, Social comment, South Africa, Thriller | Leave a comment

Desert Wives by Betty Webb

Desert Wives by Betty Webb Lena Jones #2 Poison Pen Press, 2011; originally published 2002 Reviewed at Petrona, March 2012.

Posted in 3.5 stars, Books, Crime fiction, Domestic, Legal, North America, Private investigator, Series, Social comment, USA | Leave a comment

Where the Devil Can’t Go by Anya Lipska

Where the Devil Can’t Go by Anya Lipska Tadeusz Books, 2011 Reviewed at Petrona, March 2012.

Posted in 4 star, Books, Crime fiction, Debut, England, Europe, Poland, Police procedural, Private investigator, Social comment | Leave a comment

Needlepoint by Jenny Roberts

Needlepoint by Jenny Roberts Diva, 2000. Reviewed at Petrona, February 2012.

Posted in 3 star, Books, Crime fiction, Debut, England, Europe, Private investigator, Series, Social comment, The Netherlands, Thriller | Leave a comment

V is for Vengeance by Sue Grafton

V is for Vengeance by Sue Grafton Mantle, 2012. Reviewed at Petrona, February 2012.

Posted in 3.5 stars, Books, Crime fiction, Mystery, North America, Private investigator, Series, Social comment, USA | Leave a comment