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Chelsea Mansions

Chelsea Mansions

A Brock and Kolla Mystery

Brock and Kolla Mysteries (Volume 11)

Barry Maitland

Minotaur Books

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Brock and Kolla return in "one of the best in a top-notch series!" (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

The annual Chelsea Flower Show in London is tainted by the murder of an American tourist in what appears to be a random act of violence. It is quickly discovered that the killer avoided having both his face and his escape captured on any of the many closed-circuit cameras in the area. What originally seemed a senseless crime was in fact a carefully planned murder.

But how could a retired widow be worth the trouble of such an elaborate killing? When a wealthy Russian oligarch is killed in his estate near the hotel of the murdered tourist, the detectives suspect that this case is even more complicated than it appears.

The trail leads Scotland Yard detectives DCI David Brock and DI Kathy Kolla as far abroad as the U.S. and deep into the past, where personal stakes are involved and all-but-forgotten secrets are the key to a string of bloody murders that are only just the 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...

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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.” —Kirkus Reviews

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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.). - Kirkus Reviews

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Barry Maitland

BARRY MAITLAND is the award-winning author of several previous novels featuring DCI David Brock and DI Kathy Kolla, most recently Dark Mirror. Born in Scotland and raised in London, Maitland lives in Australia.

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