Category Archives: Wales

Talking to the Dead by Harry Bingham

Talking to the Dead by Harry Bingham Orion, 2012 Reviewed at Petrona, August 2012. Advertisements

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The Flight by M R Hall

The Flight by M. R. Hall Jenny Cooper (Coroner) #4 Mantle, 2012 Reviewed at Petrona, March 2012.

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Good People by Ewart Hutton

Hutton, Ewart – ‘Good People’ Hardback: 320 pages (Feb. 2012) Publisher: Blue Door ISBN: 000739117X There are many well-established UK detective series whose authors use regional settings: Yorkshire, the Lake District, Sussex, Northumberland, Edinburgh, the Fens, and many more. Here, … Continue reading

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Scandinavian Crime Fiction eds Andrew Nestingen & Paula Arvas

Scandinavian Crime Fiction eds Andrew Nestingen & Paula Arvas University of Wales Press, 2011. Reviewed at Petrona, November 2011.

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The Redeemed by M R Hall

Hall, M R – ‘The Redeemed’ (Jenny Cooper #3) Paperback: 450 pages (Apr. 2011) Publisher: Mantle ISBN: 0230711413 Jenny Cooper, coroner for the Severn district of south-west England, is independent and non-conformist. Her attitude has cost her her marriage (to … Continue reading

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The Disappeared, by M. R. Hall

  The Disappeared I was very much looking forward to the second outing of THE CORONER, otherwise known as Jenny Cooper. Although I certainly enjoyed THE DISAPPEARED, I don't think it quite matches up to the promise of the earlier … Continue reading

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Bloodprint, by Kitty Sewell

  Bloodprint "The past won't be silenced forever" runs the line on the cover of this steamy book. Madeleine lives on a houseboat in Florida with her husband and childhood sweetheart Forrest, but tragedy strikes very early on in the … Continue reading

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The Coroner, by M. R. Hall

  The Coroner The main character of THE CORONER is not a woman on the verge of a nervous breakdown, she a woman in the full process of breaking apart. This is one of the many factors that makes this … Continue reading

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Ice trap, by Kitty Sewell

Ice Trap The first chapter of ICE TRAP is a compelling account of a young boy's solo hunting trip in the snowy sub-Arctic wastes. By the chapter's end, he has been attacked by a polar bear and we don't know … Continue reading

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