Category Archives: Thriller

Shadow of the Rock by Thomas Mogford

Mogford, Thomas – ‘Shadow of the Rock’  Trade Paperback: 272 pages (Aug. 2012) Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC ISBN: 1408824167 Spike Sanguinetti is the unusual name of the protagonist in this speed-read thriller set in Gibraltar and Tangier. Spike’s real name is … Continue reading

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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.

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Summertime Death by Mons Kallentoft

Kallentoft, Mons – ‘Summertime Death’ (translated by Neil Smith)  Paperback: 496 pages (May 2012) Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks ISBN: 1444721577 The second in this seasonal quartet set in Linköping, south of Stockholm, is as hot as its predecessor, MIDWINTER SACRIFICE, was cold. Police … Continue reading

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Meltwater by Michael Ridpath

Ridpath, Michael – ‘Meltwater’  Hardback: 320 pages (June 2012) Publisher: Atlantic Books ISBN: 085789644X The third in this author’s Fire and Ice series, set in Iceland, is as fast and packed with incident as the first two books, WHERE THE SHADOWS LIE and 66 DEGREES NORTH. … Continue reading

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Border Run by Simon Lewis

Lewis, Simon – ‘Border Run’ Paperback: 208 pages (Apr. 2012) Publisher: Sort of Books ISBN: 0956308651 BORDER RUN is a suspense novel set in the forest region of China near Myanmar (called Burma here). Will and Jake are two backpackers taking … Continue reading

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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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The Pied Piper by Ridley Pearson

The Pied Piper by Ridley Pearson Orion, pb 2004 (first published 2003) Boldt & Matthews #5 Reviewed at Petrona, June 2012.

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In Her Blood by Annie Hauxwell

In Her Blood by Annie Hauxwell Penguin/Michael Joseph, 2012 (Australia) Catherine Berlin #1 Reviewed at Petrona, June 2012.  

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The Nameless Dead by Brian McGilloway

The Nameless Dead by Brian McGilloway Macmillan, 2012 Inspector Ben Devlin #5 Reviewed at Petrona, May 2012.

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Law of Attraction by Allison Leotta

Law of Attraction by Allison Leotta Touchstone/Simon&Schuster 2010 Reviewed at Petrona, May 2012.

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