Silvermeadow

Barry Maitland
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Silvermeadow is a brand-new mega-shopping mall - 'more like a small city than a department store'. Detective Sergeant Kathy Kolla and Detective Chief Inspector David Brock investigate the reappearance of one of the most violent criminals Brock has ever come across.

Silvermeadow?calculated, manipulative and dressed up to deceive. If this glossy, huge new shopping mall on the outskirts of London had been a suspect rather than a place, Kathy Kolla would have said its manner was guilty as hell. Dark secrets fester in its depths. A young woman is found dead, gruesomely crushed in the rubbish compactor; the most vicious bank robber known in England has been seen there; and a homeless boy is discovered dead in bizarre circumstances.

Too many dead, too many secrets, and for Detective Chief Inspector David Brock and Detective Sergeant Kathy Kolla there are too many loose ends in this, their most frustrating and dangerous investigation yet.

'Comparable to the psychological crime novelists, such as Ruth Rendell tight plots, great dialogue, very atmospheric.' - Sydney Morning Herald

'Sure to confirm Maitland's status as a leading practitioner of the detective writer's craft. It's a terrific read.' - Canberra Times

Author bio:

Barry Maitland was born in Scotland and brought up in London. After studying architecture at Cambridge, he practised and taught in the UK before moving to Australia where he was Professor of Architecture at the University of Newcastle. He has since retired from the university to pursue his writing. Maitland's first mystery The Marx Sisters was a nominee for the John Creasey award for Best First Novel and The Malcontenta won the Ned Kelly Award for Best Crime Fiction. Spider Trap, his ninth Brock and Kolla mystery, was published in 2006.

Category: Crime & Mystery
ISBN: 9781741752656
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Imprint: Allen & Unwin
Pub Date: July 2007
Page Extent: 444
Format: Paperback - A format
Age: 0 - 0
Subject: Crime & mystery