Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Waiting on Wednesday: ALL MY ENEMIES by Barry Maitland

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It may look like I only have a few days to wait for this one, but I've actually been waiting for close to three years! I stumbled across the Brock and Kolla mystery series a few years ago and decided I would begin reading at, you guessed it, the beginning. I was able to find used copies of the first 2 books, and was loving the series, but the third volume was nowhere to be found. Even the one library in Colorado that listed it no longer had a copy on its shelves. I did find a few copies on EBay starting at about $100. Because of it's unavailability, and the fact that it's supposed to be one of the best of the series, ALL MY ENEMIES became a collector's item. I decided I couldn't continue the series without it and sat back to wait and hope for a re-issue. So now I say, whooo hooo! Bring on those enemies! I'm more than ready!

by Barry Maitland

Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Pub. Date: September 15, 2009
ISBN-13: 9780312384005
Sales Rank: 103,297
Series: Brock and Kolla Mysteries Series

Synopsis (from the publisher):
In one of the finest and most pivotal books in this critically acclaimed series, never before published in the U.S., D.S. Kathy Kolla reports to New Scotland Yard and to D.C.I. David Brock's Serious Crime Division.

Just before Kolla is to start her new job, a young woman is found viscously 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 deceptions in a case wherein a corpus of plays becomes a template for murder.

About the Author:
Barry Maitland is the author of several previous novels featuring D.C.I David Brock and Det. Sgt. Kathy Kolla, most recently Spider Trap. Born in Scotland and raised in London, Maitland lives in Australia. He's been a finalist for the Barry Award, the John Creasey Award, and is a winner of the Ned Kelley Award.

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bermudaonion said...

Oh wow, I bet you'll be doing a happy dance when you get your hands on this one.

Alyce said...

How exciting for you that you get to finally read this one! :)

Cathy said...

Although I have never read this series, I'm so happy that you were finally able to obtain/read this book.