Category Archives: USA

Stay Close by Harlan Coben

Did you know that you can hire paparazzi to follow you around, yelling personal questions and photographing you while you have your Bar Mitzvah or take someone out for a date? I didn’t, but this nadir is where Ray Levine finds himself … Continue reading

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In the Bleak Midwinter by Julia Spencer-Fleming

In the Bleak Midwinter by Julia Spencer-Fleming St Martin’s 2002 Clare Fergusson #1 Reviewed at Petrona, May 2012.

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Defending Jacob by William Landay

Defending Jacob by William Landay Orion, 2012. Newtown, Connecticut, is a showcase for post-suburban USA, combining a small-town rural atmosphere with cultural and social gentility. It is full of professionals who, when it comes to starting a family, have fled … Continue reading

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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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Look Again by Lisa Scottoline

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

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Desert Wives by Betty Webb

Desert Wives by Betty Webb Lena Jones #2 Poison Pen Press, 2011; originally published 2002 Reviewed at Petrona, March 2012.

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Bloodland by Alan Glynn

Bloodland by Alan Glynn Faber & Faber, 2011. Reviewed at Petrona, February 2012.

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V is for Vengeance by Sue Grafton

V is for Vengeance by Sue Grafton Mantle, 2012. Reviewed at Petrona, February 2012.

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The Accident by Linwood Barclay

The Accident by Linwood Barclay Orion, 2011. Reviewed at Petrona, February 2012.

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Long Gone by Alafair Burke

Long Gone by Alafair Burke Avon (Harper Collins), 2011. Reviewed at Petrona, February 2011.

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