Category Archives: Satire

The Camera Killer by Thomas Glavinic

The Camera Killer by Thomas Glavinic translated by John Brownjohn Amazon Crossing, 2012 First published in Austria, 2002 Reviewed at Petrona, August 2012.

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Murder on the 31st Floor by Per Wahloo

Wahloo, Per – ‘Murder on the Thirty-First Floor’ (translated by Sarah Death) Paperback: 224 pages (Dec. 2011) Publisher: Vintage ISBN: 0099554763 Written in 1964, only 16 years after publication of Orwell’s 1984, MURDER ON THE THIRTY-FIRST FLOOR has much in common … Continue reading

Posted in 3 star, Books, Crime fiction, Eurocrime, Europe, Futuristic, Journalism, Mystery, Police procedural, Satire, Social comment, Sweden, Translated | Leave a comment

Red April by Santiago Roncagliolo

Red April by Santiago Roncagliolo translated by Edith Grossman Atlantic, 2010; first published in Spain 2006 Reviewed at Petrona, October 2011.

Posted in Award winner, Books, Crime fiction, Europe, Mystery, Peru, Political, Satire, Social comment, South America, Spain, Thriller, Translated | Leave a comment

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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A Not-So Perfect Crime by Teresa Solana

A Not-So Perfect Crime by Teresa Solana, tr Peter Bush. Reviewed at Petrona January 2011. See here for review.

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Badfellas, by Tonino Benacquista

Badfellas Translated by Emily Read. Bitter Lemon Press.  “The names of the characters depicted in this work have been changed to protect their identity. Similarly, the picture of the dog on the cover is not that of the Australian Cattle … Continue reading

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Thursday Night Widows, by Claudia Pinerio

  Thursday Night Widows Translated by Miranda France  Thursday Night Widows is a remarkable novel.  Without taking any editorial or judgemental line on the characters it describes, it relates the story of some wealthy Argentinian families who live in an … Continue reading

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My Last Confession, by Helen Fitzgerald

  My Last Confession On one level this novel is an entertaining, light-hearted and fast-moving romp, relating how Krissie Donald, protagonist of DEAD LOVELY, becomes a probation officer, encounters a client, Jeremy, who is accused of killing his mother-in-law, feels … Continue reading

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