Dark Mirror

A Brock and Kolla Mystery

Brock and Kolla Mysteries (Volume 10 of 12)

Barry Maitland

Minotaur Books

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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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ONENIGEL OGILVIE HURRIED UP the stairs to the Reading Room on the first floor, and made his way, panting slightly, to the big windows overlooking the square. It was a dazzling spring morning, the sun glistening on new foliage bursting from the trees in the central garden, so that it seemed as if King William on his bronze horse was prancing through a brilliant green cloud. Nigel spotted the familiar figure sitting on a bench not far from the statue, her head bent over a book, and watched as she wiped her mouth with a paper napkin, then slowly gathered up the wrapper and drink bottle by her side.

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"Excellent ... Maitland crafts a suspenseful whodunit with enough twists and turns to keep even the sharpest readers on their toes."
--Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)
 
"Maitland delights in revealing layer upon layer of skullduggery."
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Fiction Review: Dark Mirror: A Brock and Kolla Mystery by Barry Maitland / Author . Minotaur $24.99 (329p) ISBN 978-0-312-38399-2

When Ph.D. student Marion Summers collapses and dies in the London Library in the excellent ninth entry in Maitland's series featuring Kathy Kolla, newly promoted to detective inspector, and D
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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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Dark Mirror
A Brock and Kolla Mystery
Barry Maitland

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books
September 2009
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ISBN: 9781429956017
ISBN10: 1429956011
320 pages
$9.99

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books
September 2011
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ISBN: 9780312650827
ISBN10: 0312650825
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 336 pages
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