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Dark Mirror

A Brock and Kolla Mystery

by Barry Maitland

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Dark Mirror by Barry Maitland
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  • Published in USA  Sep 2009
    320 pages
    Genre: Mysteries

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Newly promoted to Detective Inspector, Kathy Kolla of the Serious Crimes Unit is called in by the forensic pathologist regarding the recent sudden death of a London student from what he’s determined to be arsenic poisoning. Marion Summers had no reason to be in contact with arsenic and, though once common, arsenic is now very hard to get hold of. The more Kolla investigates, the more she discovers that certain other things about Summers are also unusual. She moved three Octobers ago without leaving a forwarding address or informing her relatives. And her step-father has a disquieting past and, after attacking a constable in a pub, a not-so-savory present. With each turn in the investigation, it becomes increasingly clear that behind what really happened—and why—lies the most difficult-to-crack case the team has ever faced.

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"Starred Review. Maitland crafts a suspenseful whodunit with enough twists and turns to keep even the sharpest readers on their toes." - Publishers Weekly

"Maitland, one of the most underrated British writers of the police procedural...weaves a complicated tale involving the past as much as the present." - Library Journal

"Like All My Enemies (2009), average for this distinguished series. But Kathy's fans, presented with two installments of her adventures in two months, can hardly complain." - Kirkus Reviews

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Barry Maitland

Barry Maitland is the author of several novels in the Brock and Kolla series. Raised in London, Maitland lives in Australia. He was a finalist for the Barry Award, the John Creasey Award, and the winner of the Ned Kelley Award.

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