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About the Author

Barry Maitland was born in Scotland and brought up in London. After studying architecture at Cambridge, he practised and taught in the UK before moving to Australia where he was Professor of Architecture at the University of Newcastle. He has since retired from the university to pursue his writing. Maitland's first mystery The Marx Sisters was a nominee for the John Creasey award for Best First Novel and The Malcontenta won the Ned Kelly Award for Best Crime Fiction. Spider Trap is his ninth Brock and Kolla mystery. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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"Gripping and complex ... the intricate plot, spot-on dialogue and vivid descriptions will keep readers turning the pages." --Publishers Weekly on Spider Trap

"Gripping...Maitland brings the particular world he depicts unforgettably alive. No one who reads this haunting, unnerving work will ever again think about contemporary artists the same way." --Publishers Weekly on No Trace

"A craft and well-crafted showpiece of the genre...Altogether an intricate and maze-like tale well told and well worth the telling." --Los Angeles Times Book Review on The Chalon Heads

"Maitland, perhaps the most underrated writer in the field, puts it all together - a memorably twisty plot, cut-and-thrust investigation, unsparing forensics, psychological penetration - in the complete mystery package." --Kirkus Reviews (starred review) on No Trace

"As a procedural, it is first-rate; as a crime thriller, it is compelling; and as a reflection of of contemporary life, it is fascinating." --Dallas Morning News on Silvermeadow

"In what may be his best book yet, Maitland starkly contrasts the modern art worldview of life as art/art as life with the police attitude that life is not a game." --Library Journal on No Trace



Gripping and complex ... the intricate plot, spot-on dialogue and vivid descriptions will keep readers turning the pages. Publishers Weekly on Spider Trap

Gripping Maitland brings the particular world he depicts unforgettably alive. No one who reads this haunting, unnerving work will ever again think about contemporary artists the same way. Publishers Weekly on No Trace

A craft and well-crafted showpiece of the genre Altogether an intricate and maze-like tale well told and well worth the telling. Los Angeles Times Book Review on The Chalon Heads

Maitland, perhaps the most underrated writer in the field, puts it all together a memorably twisty plot, cut-and-thrust investigation, unsparing forensics, psychological penetration in the complete mystery package. Kirkus Reviews (starred review) on No Trace

As a procedural, it is first-rate; as a crime thriller, it is compelling; and as a reflection of of contemporary life, it is fascinating. Dallas Morning News on Silvermeadow

In what may be his best book yet, Maitland starkly contrasts the modern art worldview of life as art/art as life with the police attitude that life is not a game. Library Journal on No Trace

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Gripping and complex ... the intricate plot, spot-on dialogue and vivid descriptions will keep readers turning the pages. "Publishers Weekly on Spider Trap"

Gripping Maitland brings the particular world he depicts unforgettably alive. No one who reads this haunting, unnerving work will ever again think about contemporary artists the same way. "Publishers Weekly on No Trace"

A craft and well-crafted showpiece of the genre Altogether an intricate and maze-like tale well told and well worth the telling. "Los Angeles Times Book Review on The Chalon Heads"

Maitland, perhaps the most underrated writer in the field, puts it all together a memorably twisty plot, cut-and-thrust investigation, unsparing forensics, psychological penetration in the complete mystery package. "Kirkus Reviews (starred review) on No Trace"

As a procedural, it is first-rate; as a crime thriller, it is compelling; and as a reflection of of contemporary life, it is fascinating. "Dallas Morning News on Silvermeadow"

In what may be his best book yet, Maitland starkly contrasts the modern art worldview of life as art/art as life with the police attitude that life is not a game. "Library Journal on No Trace""

"Gripping and complex ... the intricate plot, spot-on dialogue and vivid descriptions will keep readers turning the pages." -- "Publishers Weekly "on "Spider Trap"

"Gripping...Maitland brings the particular world he depicts unforgettably alive. No one who reads this haunting, unnerving work will ever again think about contemporary artists the same way." - "Publishers Weekly "on" No Trace"

"A craft and well-crafted showpiece of the genre...Altogether an intricate and maze-like tale well told and well worth the telling." - "Los Angeles"" Times Book Review" on "The Chalon Heads"

"Maitland, perhaps the most underrated writer in the field, puts it all together - a memorably twisty plot, cut-and-thrust investigation, unsparing forensics, psychological penetration - in the complete mystery package." - "Kirkus Reviews "(starred review) on "No Trace"

"As a procedural, it is first-rate; as a crime thriller, it is compelling; and as a reflection of of contemporary life, it is fascinating." - "Dallas"" Morning News" on "Silvermeadow"

"In what may be his best book yet, Maitland starkly contrasts the modern art worldview of life as art/art as life with the police attitude that life is not a game." - "Library Journal" on "No Trace"

"Gripping...Maitland brings the particular world he depicts unforgettably alive. No one who reads this haunting, unnerving work will ever again think about contemporary artists the same way." - "Publishers Weekly "on" No Trace"

"A craft and well-crafted showpiece of the genre...Altogether an intricate and maze-like tale well told and well worth the telling." - "Los Angeles"" Times Book Review" on "The Chalon Heads"

"Maitland, perhaps the most underrated writer in the field, puts it all together - a memorably twisty plot, cut-and-thrust investigation, unsparing forensics, psychological penetration - in the complete mystery package." - "Kirkus Reviews "(starred review) on "No Trace"

"As a procedural, it is first-rate; as a crime thriller, it is compelling; and as a reflection of of contemporary life, it is fascinating." - "Dallas"" Morning News" on "Silvermeadow"

"In what may be his best book yet, Maitland starkly contrasts the modern art worldview of life as art/art as life with the police attitude that life is not a game." - "Library Journal" on "No Trace"

“Gripping…Maitland brings the particular world he depicts unforgettably alive.  No one who reads this haunting, unnerving work will ever again think about contemporary artists the same way.” – "Publishers Weekly "on" No Trace"

“A craft and well-crafted showpiece of the genre…Altogether an intricate and maze-like tale well told and well worth the telling.” – "Los Angeles"" Times Book Review" on "The Chalon Heads"

“Maitland, perhaps the most underrated writer in the field, puts it all together – a memorably twisty plot, cut-and-thrust investigation, unsparing forensics, psychological penetration – in the complete mystery package.” – "Kirkus Reviews "(starred review) on "No Trace"

“As a procedural, it is first-rate; as a crime thriller, it is compelling; and as a reflection of of contemporary life, it is fascinating.” – "Dallas"" Morning News" on "Silvermeadow"

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Product details

  • File size : 500 KB
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print length : 253 pages
  • Publisher : Allen & Unwin (17 May 2010)
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
  • X-Ray : Not Enabled
  • Language: : English
  • Screen Reader : Supported
  • ASIN : B003MQNVRI
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good mystery !
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