Barry Maitland

The Promised Land

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Brock and Kolla return in an enthralling new mystery from a master of the genre.

Newly promoted Detective Chief Inspector Kathy Kolla investigates a series of brutal murders on Hampstead Heath. Under intense pressure to find answers, she arrests the unlikely figure of John Pettigrew, a failing London publisher who lives alone on the edge of the Heath. 

Pettigrew's lawyer calls on recently retired David Brock for advice, and soon, unable to resist the pull of investigation, the old colleagues, Brock and Kolla, are at loggerheads.

Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
ISBN: 
9781760632670
Location: 
London
Series: 
Brock & Kolla
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2018

Ned Kelly Awards 2017 Submissions List

All the submissions to the 2017 Ned Kelly Awards have just been announced and as usual, every year as the entries start to roll in, I start to fret about the ones I haven't had a chance to read yet - this year, needless to say is no different :) Check out the full list at: http://www.austcrimewriters.com/2017-submissions or follow the links below to those that somebody here have been lucky enough to review.

October on AustCrimeFiction

October on AustCrime because I'm back getting my act together.

Read / To be Reviewed:

Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil, Melina Marchetta (Aust)

Review - Slaughter Park, Barry Maitland

Author Information
Book Title: 
Slaughter Park
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Series: 
Harry Belltree
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
Publisher: 
Text Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2016

Slaughter Park

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Harry Belltree’s obsessive pursuit of justice has cost him everything—his job in homicide, his marriage and his newborn child. He has nothing left to lose, or so he thinks. Then his estranged wife disappears, leaving their baby daughter behind.

The police think Jenny has murdered a man.

Harry thinks she’s in danger.

When severed limbs are found dangling from the branches of trees in a suburban park, Harry’s former colleagues are pulled off Jenny’s case. It’s up to Harry to track his missing wife down on his own.

Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
ISBN: 
B01HBWVAUS
Location: 
Sydney
NSW
Series: 
Harry Belltree
Publisher: 
Text Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2016

Announcing the 2016 Ned Kelly Award Shortlists

The Australian Crime Writers Association today announced the shortlists for the 2016 Ned Kelly Awards for the best in Australian crime writing.

March on AustCrime

The March update is very late - it's been a tad busy hereabouts.

Read / To be Reviewed:

Detective Work, John Dale

Review - ASH ISLAND, Barry Maitland

Author Information
Book Title: 
Ash Island
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781922253170
Series: 
Harry Belltree
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Location: 
Sydney
Publisher: 
Text Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2015

January on AustCrime

January, being a month in which we took a break from computers, meant a lot of reading and then a scrambling review catchup - which is still not caught up.

Read / To be Reviewed:

Girl Waits with Gun, Amy Stewart

Am Reading - Ash Island, Barry Maitland

Book Title: 
Author Name: 

The 2nd in the Harry Belltree trilogy and the book I finished this afternoon when I should have been working.

From the Blurb:

Detective Sergeant Harry Belltree, back on the job after a near-fatal confrontation with corrupt colleagues, has become a departmental embarrassment. The solution is a posting away from Sydney and a quiet life in Newcastle.