All My Enemies
In one of the finest and most pivotal books in the critically acclaimed Brock and Kolla series, DS Kathy Kolla reports to New Scotland Yard and to DCI Brock's Serious Crime Division. Just before Kolla is to start her new job, a young woman is found viciously murdered in a leafy, well-heeled suburb, and the grotesque details of the slaughter appear to be well rehearsed, even theatrical. Assigned to the case, Kolla's only improbable lead draws her to a local amateur drama group. Once in their orbit, she is lured into a piece of theatre, over which, increasingly, she has little control. In All My Enemies, Brock and Kolla find themselves in a tangled web of secrets, lies and murder.
Barry 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. He is also the author of Bright Air and Chelsea Mansion.