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Dark Mirror

Dark Mirror

A Brock and Kolla Mystery

Brock and Kolla Mysteries (Volume 10)

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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NIGEL 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...

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Praise for Dark Mirror

“Absolutely riveting. Putney creates a vivid historical fantasy and delivers a page-turning read.” —RT Book Reviews

“Maitland delights in revealing layer upon layer of skullduggery.” —Kirkus Reviews

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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 - Publishers Weekly

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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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