Category Archives: Social comment

In The Darkness by Karin Fossum

In the Darkness by Karin Fossum translated by James Anderson Harvill Secker/Vintage, 2012 first published in Norway in 1995 Inspector Konrad Sejer #1 Reviewed at Petrona, August 2012.

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Another Time, Another Life by Leif K W Persson

Another Time, Another Life by Leif G W Persson translated by Paul Norlen Doubleday/Transworld 2012 First published in Sweden 2003 Johansson/Jarnebring trilogy #2 Reviewed at Petrona, August 2012.

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Sail of Stone by Ake Edwardson

Sail of Stone by Åke Edwardson translated by Rachel Willson-Broyles Simon & Schuster, 2012 (US edition) First published in Sweden, 2002. Chief Inspector Erik Winter #6 Reviewed at Petrona, August 2012.

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The Blind Goddess by Anne Holt

Holt, Anne – ‘The Blind Goddess’ (translated by Tom Geddes)  Trade Paperback: 352 pages (July 2012) Publisher: Atlantic Books ISBN: 1848876076 THE BLIND GODDESS is the first in an eight-book series about Oslo detective inspector Hanne Wilhelmsen, originally published in 1993 … Continue reading

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A Killing in the Hills by Julia Keller

A Killing in the Hills by Julia Keller Headline, 2012 Reviewed at Petrona, July 2012.

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Black Skies by Arnaldur Indridason

Indridason, Arnaldur – ‘Black Skies’ (translated by Victoria Cribb)  Hardback: 336 pages (June 2012) Publisher: Harvill Secker ISBN: 1846555817 In a book first published in Iceland in 2009, but set in 2005, the black skies of the title are gathering not … Continue reading

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The Collini Case by Ferdinand von Schirach

The Collini Case by Ferdinand von Schirach translated by Anthea Bell Penguin/Michael Joseph 2012 (first published in Germany 2011) Reviewed at Petrona, July 2012.

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Pierced by Thomas Enger

Pierced by Thomas Enger translated by Charlotte Barslund Faber&Faber, 2012 Henning Juul #2 Reviewed at Petrona, July 2012.

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Vengeance in Mind by N J Cooper

Vengeance in Mind by N J Cooper Simon and Schuster, 2012 Karen Taylor #4 Reviewed at Petrona, June 2012.

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A Willing Victim by Laura Wilson

Wilson, Laura – ‘A Willing Victim’ Hardback: 400 pages (Apr. 2012) Publisher: Quercus ISBN: 1849163111 The fourth in the addictive DI Ted Stratton series is set in 1956, at the time of the Suez crisis and the Soviet invasion of Hungary. … Continue reading

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