Old skeletons, new deaths, crime families, torture and intimidation; David Brock and Kathy Kolla are challenged like never before.
Old bones are discovered in wasteland behind Cockpit Lane, a poor black area of inner south London, and Detective Chief Inspector David Brock and Detective Sergeant Kathy Kolla of Scotland Yard's Serious Crimes Branch are called in to investigate.
The discovery that the victims died during the Brixton riots, over twenty years before, leads Brock and Kolla on a dark and dangerous journey into the heart of a tightly knit community in London. A journey in which past and present come together in an intricate web of deception and intrigue, as Brock encounters a redoubtable old enemy. In a desperate search for a crucial piece of evidence, Brock and Kolla unwittingly set in train events that can only result in a shocking, violent conclusion.
Written with his characteristically vivid sense of character and place, Spider Trap is Maitland at his scrupulously plotted, complex and compelling best.
'A full-bodied yarn, with the only hangover being the desire for more.' - Weekend Herald
'There is no doubt about it, if you are a serious lover of crime fiction, ensure Maitland's Brock and Kolla series takes pride of place in your collection.' - Weekend Australian
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 is his ninth Brock and Kolla mystery.
Crime & Mystery
Short-listed Ned Kelly Award for Australian Crime Writing 2007 AU
Allen & Unwin
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