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Barry Maitland

Autor/a de The Marx Sisters

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Barry Maitland was born in 1941 in Scotland. He is an Australian author of crime fiction. After studying architecture at Cambridge, Maitland practised and taught in the UK before moving to Australia, where he became a Professor of Architecture at the University of Newcastle. He later retired and mostra'n més began writing full-time. His titles include: All My Enemies, Babel, Spider Trap, Dark Mirror, and The Raven's Eye. He made the Ned Kelly 2015 shortlists in the category of Best Novel with his title Crucifixion Creek. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys

Inclou aquests noms: Barry Maitland, B. S. Maitland

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Obres de Barry Maitland

The Marx Sisters (1994) 386 exemplars
The Chalon Heads (1999) 197 exemplars
No Trace (2004) 175 exemplars
Silvermeadow (2000) 171 exemplars
The Malcontenta (1995) 159 exemplars
Dark Mirror (2009) 143 exemplars
Spider Trap (2007) 136 exemplars
All My Enemies (1996) 128 exemplars
Babel (2002) 128 exemplars
Crucifixion Creek (2014) 109 exemplars
Chelsea Mansions (2011) 108 exemplars
The Verge Practice (2003) 106 exemplars
The Raven's Eye (2013) 93 exemplars
Bright Air (2008) 75 exemplars
Ash Island (2015) 54 exemplars
The Promised Land (2019) 32 exemplars
Slaughter Park (2016) 30 exemplars
The Russian Wife (2021) 21 exemplars
Blood Island 1 exemplars
The Blood Pearl 1 exemplars
Shot in Maitland (2006) 1 exemplars

Obres associades

The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime 7 (2010) — Col·laborador — 38 exemplars
The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime 9 (2012) — Col·laborador — 30 exemplars
The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime 10 (2013) — Col·laborador — 21 exemplars


Coneixement comú

Nom normalitzat
Maitland, Barry
Altres noms
Maitland, B. S.
Data de naixement
Lloc de naixement
Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland, UK
Llocs de residència
London, England, UK
Hunter Valley, New South Wales, Australia
University of Cambridge
University of Sheffield (PhD - Urban Design)
professor (Architecture)
University of Newcastle
Biografia breu
[from The Chalon Heads dust jacket]
Barry Maitland was born in Scotland and raised in London. He now resides in Australia, where until recently he was dean and professor of architecture at the University of Newcastle, a position he relinquished in order to become a full-time writer.



A quick police procedural, that takes place in Australia. A cop who doesn't play by the rules Harry Belltree, is a cop who gets what he needs any way he can.
I look forward to the next book in the series.
zmagic69 | Hi ha 10 ressenyes més | Mar 31, 2023 |
SLAUGHTER PARK takes up where ASH ISLAND left off.

Harry's wife has regained her sight and given birth to a baby daughter and when he visits her in hospital Jenny tells him he must go, leave them. She is frightened that the forces that have been following them will continue to pursue them and destroy them all. Harry takes Jenny at her word and he disappears and she hears nothing of him.

However when Jenny disappears nearly a year later, her sister uses the journalist Kelly Pool to find him and he comes back to Sydney to find her. Bodies have turned up in Slater Park, nicknamed Slaughter Park by the media, and the police are looking for Jenny, believing she has murdered a man.

Once again this is a novel about police corruption, political corruption, the domination of one family, and the death, years before, of Harry's parents. The threads that began with CRUCIFIXION CREEK are eventually resolved, some of them in a surprising twist.

I recommend the series to you.
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smik | Mar 12, 2022 |
For most of this novel there were two threads: Brock investigating the death of a Russian woman terrified by a scam email; and Kolla investigating a fellow police officer and then being accused of corruption herself. The narrative switched between them, and the Kolla storyline in particular was exciting and engrossing. However, that one came to an abrupt end about 2/3 of the way through and then the other storyline meandered on, twisting and turning, and involving numerous law enforcement personnel in the UK and the US, and in Kent and in London. It reached a conclusion in the end, but it was something of an anticlimax by the time we got there.… (més)
pgchuis | Mar 6, 2022 |
It took some time for Harry to recover from the injuries he received at the end of CRUCIFIXION CREEK and now there is unfinished business. The other person who has taken some time to recover is Kelly Pool, the journalist now working at the Times.

Harry has been posted to Newcastle doing ordinary police work rather than Homicide. But his reputation has preceded him and the underworld from Sydney knows where he has gone. Also Newcastle Police suspect Harry has been sent there to see if they handled the death of his parents properly, and treat him cautiously.

And so in many ways the action of ASH ISLAND connects seamlessly with the earlier novel, and Harry finds himself investigating some of the same people as before. There are new people and new cases too as well as the connecting threads. That is why you, dear reader, need to read these novels in order.

And at the end of this novel, there is a hook to get you into the third in the trilogy.
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smik | Hi ha 3 ressenyes més | Mar 4, 2022 |



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