Category Archives: Thriller

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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Nights of Awe by Harri Nykanen

Nykanen, Harri – ‘Nights of Awe’ (translated by Kristian London) Paperback: 278 pages (Feb. 2012) Publisher: Bitter Lemon Press ISBN: 1904738923 The ten days starting with Rosh Hashanah and ending with Yom Kippur are termed the Days of Awe, or the … Continue reading

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Taken by Robert Crais

Robert Crais is one of the best (and best-selling) exponents of the detective novel/thriller blend. He achieves this goal by use of two characters: LA private investigator Elvis Cole, and his friend Joe Pike. Cole is a wisecracking, warm-hearted and … Continue reading

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The Loyal Servant by Eva Hudson

The Loyal Servant by Eva Hudson copyright Eva Hudson Kindle edn, 2011 Reviewed at Petrona, April 2012.

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Phantom by Jo Nesbo

Phantom by Jo Nesbo translated by Don Bartlett Harvill Secker, 2012 Harry Hole #9 Reviewed at Petrona, April 2012.

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Force of Nature by C J Box

Force of Nature by C. J. Box Corvus, 2012 Joe Pickett #12 Reviewed at Petrona, April 2012.

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Revenge of the Tide by Elizabeth Haynes

Revenge of the Tide by Elizabeth Haynes Myriad Editions, 2012 Reviewed at Petrona, April 2012.

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Look Again by Lisa Scottoline

Look Again by Lisa Scottoline Macmillan, 2009. Reviewed at Petrona, March 2012.

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Random Violence by Jassy Mackenzie

Mackenzie, Jassy – ‘Random Violence’ Paperback: 384 pages (Dec. 2011) Publisher: Soho Press ISBN: 1569479119 Jade de Jong returns to her native South Africa after ten years away. She’s a PI whose father was the police commissioner of Johannesburg, but … Continue reading

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Blood Falls by Tom Bale

Bale, Tom – ‘Blood Falls’ Paperback: 496 pages (Feb. 2012) Publisher: Arrow ISBN: 0099559439 Joe Clayton is a man on the run; he is an ex-undercover policeman who has been involved in an operation that went horribly wrong when a … Continue reading

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