Category Archives: Social comment

A Field of Darkness by Cornelia Read

A Field of Darkness by Cornelia Read Warner/Mysterious Press 2006 Reviewed at Petrona, August 2012.

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Old City Hall by Robert Rotenberg

Old City Hall by Robert Rotenberg John Murray (pb), 2009 Reviewed at Petrona, August 2012.

Posted in 3.5 stars, Books, Canada, Crime fiction, Debut, Legal, North America, Police procedural, Psychology, Series, Social comment | Leave a comment

Blood Tears by Michael J Malone

Blood Tears by Michael J Malone Five Leaves Publications, 2012 Kindle edition Reviewed at Petrona, August 2012.

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The Eyes of Lira Kazan by Eva Joly and Judith Perrignon

The Eyes of Lira Kazan by Eva Joly and Judith Perrignon translated by Emily Read Bitter Lemon Press, 2012 First published in France, 2011 Reviewed at Petrona, August 2012.

Posted in 4 star, Africa, Books, Current affairs, Debut, England, Europe, Faroe Islands, Financial, France, Journalism, Nigeria, Political, Social comment, Thriller, Translated | Leave a comment

Between Summer’s Longing and Winter’s End by Leif G W Persson

Between Summer’s Longing and Winter’s End by Leif G W Persson translated by Paul Norlen Black Swan/Transworld 2010 first published in Sweden 2002 Johansson/Jarenberg #1 Reviewed at Petrona, August 2012.

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Some Kind of Peace by Camilla Grebe and Åsa Träff

Some Kind of Peace by Camilla Grebe and Åsa Träff translated by Paul Norlen Simon & Schuster 2012 First published in Sweden 2009 Reviewed at Petrona, August 2012.

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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.

Posted in 2 star, Austria, Award winner, Books, Crime fiction, Domestic, Europe, Psychology, Satire, Social comment, Translated | Leave a comment

Season of the Witch by Arni Thorarinsson

Season of the Witch by Arni Thorarinsson translated by Anna Yates Amazon Crossing, 2012 first published in Iceland as Tími nornarinnar (The Witching Hour), 2005 Einar #4 Reviewed at Petrona, August 2012.

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Sebastian Bergman by Hjorth Rosenfeldt

Sebastian Bergman by Michael Hjorth and Hans Rosenfeldt translated by Marlaine Delargy Trapdoor/Little, Brown 2012 first published in Sweden 2010 Sebastian Bergman #1 Reviewed at Petrona,  August 2012.

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The Wandering Soul Murders by Gail Bowen

The Wandering Soul Murders by Gail Bowen McClelland and Stewart 2004 first published 1992 Joanne Kilbourn #3 Reviewed at Petrona, August 2012.

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