Chelsea Mansions by Barry Maitland
A Brock and Kolla Mystery (Brock and Kolla Mysteries)

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"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...

About Barry Maitland

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BARRY MAITLAND was born Scotland, worked in London, and lives in Australia. Author of several novels featuring Brock and Kolla, his work has been a finalist for the Barry Award, the John Creasey Award, and was the winner of the Ned Kelley Award.
Published October 25, 2011 by Minotaur Books. 384 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Although Brock is sidelined through most of the early going by a life-threatening infection and Kathy gets pulled off the case just as he’s fit enough to return, they close the case by an impressive show of tag-team sleuthing, complemented by the unsolicited help they both get from Canadian foren...

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Reviewing the Evidence

Nancy has mysteriously told Emerson she will inform him in good time her reason for wanting to stay at Chelsea Mansions.

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City Book Review

Chelsea Mansions by Barry Maitland is a wonderful book, rather in the tradition of Anthony Price who was the all-time master of the “mystery with the history” style of writing.

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Review: The detective team of DCI David Brock and DI Kathy Kolla investigate the circumstances surrounding two murder victims found within days of each other — one who lived in the area, the other staying at a nearby hotel — in Chelsea Mansions, the eleventh mystery in this series by Barry Maitland.

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The Age

Place matters in crime fiction: not just because it's the scene of the crime but because the crime is often a product of the place in which it occurs.

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Shine from Yahoo

The visitor in question-- a septugenarian Bostonian ostensibly in residence at a gone-to-seed hotel in Chelsea Mansions because of its proximity to the Chelsea Flower Show-- comes to a gruesome end, garnering the attention of a special crimes unit in New Scotland Yard headed by Chief Detective In...

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YOU CAN BUY THIS BOOK ONLINE AT: Kobo Books – $16.39* (eBook) Caroline qualified as a barrister in London before running a diverse range of businesses including women’s fashions, management consultancy, manufacturing and mentoring.

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