Category Archives: USA

A Field of Darkness by Cornelia Read

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

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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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Playing Dead by Julia Heaberlin

Playing Dead by Julia Heaberlin Ballantine Books (pb), 2012 Reviewed at Petrona, July 2012.

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Mildred Pierce by James M Cain

Mildred Pierce by James M Cain Phoenix (Orion), 2011 First published in the USA 1941 First published in the UK 2002 Reviewed at Petrona, July 2012.

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A Fountain Filled With Blood by Julia Spencer-Fleming

A Fountain Filled With Blood by Julia Spencer-Fleming Minotaur/St Martin’s, 2003 Clare Fergusson #2 Reviewed at Petrona, June 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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Track of the Cat by Nevada Barr

Track of the Cat by Nevada Barr Berkley, 2003; first published 1993 Anna Pigeon #1 Reviewed at Petrona, June 2012.

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Moonlight Mile by Dennis Lehane

Moonlight Mile by Dennis Lehane Little, Brown, 2010 Kenzie & Gennaro #6 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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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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