Within an unconventional artists' neighbourhood centred on Northcote Square in London, Detective Chief Inspector David Brock and Detective Sergeant Kathy Kolla engage in their most compelling case yet.

They need to find missing six-year-old Tracey Rudd, the third child to be abducted in similar circumstances in recent weeks. Tracey is the daughter of the notorious contemporary artist Gabriel Rudd, best known for a grotesque work called Dead Puppies'.

Tracey's grandparents accused the self-absorbed Rudd of responsibility for the suicide of Tracey's mother five years ago, and now hint at his complicity in his daughter's disappearance.

While Rudd, in the full glare of media attention, exploits Tracey's abduction as inspiration for a major and controversial new artwork, Brock and Kolla hunt for the missing girls' kidnappers, who appear to be connected to the eccentric community of artists, dealers and collectors in Northcote Square, all of whom fall under suspicion. As Kathy tries to decipher their hidden motives, Brock's attention is diverted by both a personal and a career crisis when a police inquiry targets him.

Author

Barry Maitland

Barry Maitland was born in Scotland and grew up in London. He pursued a career in architecture, writing a number of books on architecture and urban design. In 1984, he emigrated to Australia, where he took up the position of Dean of the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Newcastle in New South Wales. He retired from the University to write full time in 2000. He lives in Australia. The first of his crime novels was published in 1994. They feature Detective Chief Inspector David Brock and his colleague, Detective Sergeant Kathy Kolla, and are set in London.

Country of Origin

Books:

Series:

Series: Brock and Kolla

Book Number:
13
2018
Book Number:
12
2013
Book Number:
11
2011
Book Number:
10
2009
Book Number:
9
2006
Book Number:
8
2004
Book Number:
7
2003
Book Number:
6
2002
Book Number:
5
2000
Book Number:
4
1999
Book Number:
3
1996
Book Number:
2
1996
Book Number:
1
1994

Series: Harry Belltree

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8

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