Category Archives: Science

Last Will by Liza Marklund

Last Will by Liza Marklund translated by Neil Smith Emily Bestler books/Atria/Simon&Schuster 2012 First published in Sweden 2006, as Nobels testamente Annika Bengtzon #6 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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Intuition by Allegra Goodman

Intuition by Allegra Goodman Reviewed at Petrona in April 2011. See here for review.

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Experimental Heart by Jennifer L. Rohn

Experimental Heart is a novel in two parts: the first is an account of the biologists in a leading institute in London, and the research they do; the second is a plot-driven story. In chapter 1, Andy O’Hara, a postdoctoral … Continue reading

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Trial by Blood, by John Macken

Trial by Blood Debut novel DIRTY LITTLE LIES introduced GeneCrime, a high-tech forensic laboratory led by Reuben Maitland and attached to the UK police force. The first 100 or so pages of the sequel TRIAL BY BLOOD recap how everything … Continue reading

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The Simian curve, by Mark Lalbeharry

The Simian Curve THE SIMIAN CURVE starts with a harrowing chapter about a lost child, by far the most tense part of the book. It rapidly changes, however, into a completely different type of story, as the rescue services attempting … Continue reading

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Jar City

Jar City Arnaldur Indridason Finished Jar City this morning. It was indeed good. Interestingly, the plot turned out to centre round the Iceland genetics database, which we've covered a lot in Nature. The Iceland population is sufficiently isolated for a … Continue reading

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