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Chelsea Mansions

A Brock and Kolla Mystery

Brock and Kolla Mysteries (Volume 11)

Barry Maitland

Minotaur Books

"Brock and Kolla's meticulous, psychologically astute sleuthing fascinates." --Entertainment Weekly on No Trace

The annual Chelsea Flower Show is one of the tourist highlights of London. But this year, the event is tainted by the murder of an American tourist in a random act of violence. But when DCI David Brock's Serious Crime division of Scotland Yard investigates, they quickly discover that the killer somehow avoided having both his face and his escape captured on any of the many closed circuit cameras in the area. The conclusion is inescapable - what seemed a senseless, but random, event was in fact a carefully planned murder.

But how could the victim- a retired widow traveling with a long time family friend - be worth the trouble and expense of such an elaborate killing? When a very wealthy Russian oligarch is killed in the garden of his palatial estate not far from the hotel where the murdered tourist was staying, Brock and Kolla suspect that something more complicated is going on and that the two killings are somehow related. In a case that  takes Brock and his team all the way to the States and back, secrets from a long forgotten past  are the key to a string of bloody murders that are just beginning...

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THE GRAY-HAIRED MAN MADE his way slowly through the crowd, frowning with concentration, careful not to spill the two plastic flutes of champagne. A band was playing selections from Gilbert and Sullivan on the sunlit lawn ahead, surrounded by hundreds of people sitting on white plastic seats. It took him a moment to make out his friend among them.
“Here we are,” he said, handing her a precious drink and sinking with a sigh of relief onto the seat beside her.
“Dear Emerson.” She smiled at him, noticing the flush on his face. “Was there
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"Satisfyingly rich fare for puzzle addicts and conspiracy theorists alike, capped by a string of climactic fireworks that are still exploding in the very last paragraph."
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Read the Kirkus Review of CHELSEA MANSIONS . A pair of murders apparently related only by their proximity in time and place--London's normally homicide-free Chelsea district--provides the latest challenge for the Met's DI Kathy Kolla and DCI David Brock (<em>Dark Mirror<em>, 2009, etc.).
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  • Barry Maitland

  • BARRY MAITLAND is the author of several novels featuring Brock and Kolla.  His work has been a finalist for the Barry Award, the John Creasey Award, and the winner of the Ned Kelley Award.  Born in Scotland and raised in London, Maitland lives in Australia. 

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