Ik weet niet, of gij van nabij bekend zijt geweest met de oude Juffrouw Stauffacher, die nu ruim twaalf jaren geleden in den ouderdom van ongeveer drieëntachtig jaren hier ter stede ontslapen is: zoo niet, acht ik zulks uiterst jammer voor iemand als gij, die een liefhebber zijt van onderzoek te doen naar min bekende bijzonderheden, het leven, het karakter, of de lotgevallen betreffende van vermaarde personen; want zij was een levend repertorium van dergelijke aardigheden. Ofschoon zelve, voor zooverre mij bewust is, nooit eenige buitengewone avonturen hebbende gehad, was zij, door de omstandigheden van haar levensloop, in betrekking geweest met een groot aantal van die personaadjes, welke zich in de vorige eeuw in verschillende opzichten vermaardheid hebben verworven: velen hunner had zij zelfs van nabij gekend.
Murder, fundamentalism, intrigue - and that's just the start of Babel, Maitland's gripping sixth Brock and Kolla mystery.
Professor Springer, one of Britain's leading philosophers, is brutally murdered on the steps of a London university. He was well-known for his stand against fundamentalism, but was that reason enough to kill him? Detective Chief Inspector David Brock and Detective Sergeant Kathy Kolla start looking for answers in London's Arab communities, but perhaps Springer's enemy can be found closer to home. As suspicions fall on the factions within the university, Springer's colleague, the Professor of Genetics, becomes involved. Is he as dangerous and unethical as he seems?
Brock and Kolla must work closer than ever before, sifting through the clues to find the real killer before further violence erupts.
'Maitland gets better and better, and Brock and Kolla are in impressive team who deserve to become household names.' - Publishing News
Murray is in serious trouble. With a disastrous election result looming, his days as a political minder seem numbered. But when his boss Angelo Agnelli picks a fight with the trucking industry and Murray finds himself on the receiving end of a fist at a city nightclub, his employment prospects are the least of his problems.
And that's before he finds himself in the back of a truck at the fruit and vegetable market at five in the morning, sampling Heather Maitland's melons. With a runaway son on his hands, the police at his heels and a gun buried in the backyard, Murray faces his toughest test yet.
'Another triumph for Maloney, who is one of our best and most consistently original crime writers. Highly recommended.' Canberra Times
Nina thinks she's escaping a nightmare the night she runs away from home and her mother's latest boy-toy, who preferred seventeen-year-old girls to forty-year-old drunks. But the nightmare has only begun.
ONE PIECE OF THE SKIN MAP HAS BEEN FOUND. NOW THE RACE TO UNRAVEL THE FUTURE OF THE FUTURE TURNS DEADLY.
Livingstone met his great grandfather Cosimo in a rainy alley in London
where he discovered the reality of alternate realities.
he's on the run-and on a quest-trying to understand the impossible
mission he inherited from Cosimo: to restore a map that charts the
hidden dimensions of the multiverse. Survival depends on staying one
step ahead of the savage Burley Men.
The key is the Skin Map-but
where it leads and what it means, Kit has no idea. The pieces have been
scattered throughout this universe and beyond.
Mina, from her
outpost in seventeenth-century Prague, is quickly gaining both the
experience and the means to succeed in the quest. Yet so are those with
evil intent who, from the shadows, are manipulating great minds of
history for their own malign purposes.
Those who know how to use
ley lines have left their own world behind to travel across time and
space-down avenues of Egyptian sphinxes, to an Etruscan tufa tomb, a
Bohemian coffee shop, and a Stone Age landscape where universes
collide-in this, the second quest to unlock the mystery of The Bone House.