In one of the finest and most pivotal books in this critically acclaimed series, never before published in the U.S., D.S. Kathy Kolla reports to New Scotland Yard and to D.C.I. David Brock's Serious Crime Division. Just before Kolla is to start her new job, a young woman is found viscously murdered in a leafy, well-heeled suburb, and the grotesque details of the slaughter appear to be well-rehearsed, even theatrical. Assigned to the case, Kolla's only improbable lead draws her to a local amateur drama group. Once in their orbit, she is lured into a piece of theatre over which, increasingly, she has little control. In All My Enemies, Brock and Kolla find themselves in a tangled web of deceptions in a case wherein a corpus of plays becomes a template for murder.
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BY LUNCHTIME KATHY WAS reduced to the word-puzzle in the Sunday paper. Form words of three or more letters from the title of The Grubs’ latest hit single, "Claim to Dream." No proper names; target 130; include at least one 12-letter word.
She had begun the day with good intentions. There were plenty of things that could be done before she started her new job: letters that could be written, bills that could be paid, housework that could be done.
Mad, ram, mat, tic, model, modal, rot.
She felt like a stranger in her own flat, hardly having been in the place
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Fiction Review: All My Enemies: A Brock and Kolla Mystery by Barry Maitland / Author . Minotaur $13.99 (298p) ISBN 978-0-312-38400-5
First published in the U.K. in 1996, the engrossing third entry in Maitland's series to feature David Brock and Kathy Kolla (Spider Trap
, etc.) is at last a- Publishers Weekly
ALL MY ENEMIES by Barry Maitland | Kirkus Book ReviewsRead the Kirkus Review of ALL MY ENEMIES . While completists wait for October and Kathy Kolla's latest case (<i>Dark Mirror<i>), they can savor the 1996 novel that introduced her to the Met's Serious Crime Division, though not yet to the United States.- Kirkus Reviews
Barry Maitland is the author of several previous novels featuring D.C.I David Brock and Det. Sgt. Kathy Kolla, most recently Spider Trap. Born in Scotland and raised in London, Maitland lives in Australia. He's been a finalist for the Barry Award, the John Creasey Award, and is a winner of the Ned Kelley Award.