All My Enemies (Brock & Kolla #3)
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
Kathy discovers that the murder shares some commonalities with the killings of a number of other young women and suspects that she and her unit may be on the t ...more
In this early installment in the series, Kathy Kolla has just begun t ...more
Complex and enthralling mystery. There's really only one character (Kathy Kolla) who's fully developed, but she's wonderful, and the plot, dialogue, and description are all excellent.
This one kept me entertained through two taxi rides, a bus ride, and a fli ...more
The thing that puzzles me is the ending! why did Maitland give such an ending? I was also frustrated as I wanted to see the bad gu ...more
Interestingly I could still remember this book from the first time I read it, mostly because of the way that it starts t ...more
I haven't got past the opening page of this book yet. In the first paragraph Kathy Kolla is pondering a word puzzle. Make at least 130 words from the letters in"claim to dream". I got to 130 but had to resort to "I, Rearrangement Servant" (aka Internet Anagram Server) to suss out the 12 letter word "melodramatic".
[My comments are taken from a mailing list discussion and as such contain spoilers!]
[on the characters]
I'm not picking up any huge inconsistencies between...more
Sweet secretary Angela Hannaford lives with her parents in Kent. When her parents return from a holiday in Germany, they find that their only daughter was brutally raped, murdered and mutilated the night before. Detective Sergeant Kathy Kolla, newly ...more
DS Kathy Kolla starts a new job at New Scotland Yard, reporting to DCI David Brock in the Serious Crimes Division. She's got a fast start when a beautiful blonde is found in a staged position, her throat cut open.
Careful police work, determined investigation and creative thinking make the mystery an excellent read with a surprisingly clever ending. Great dialogue, love the London setting - tubes, f ...more
It has a few red herrings. Some of which I fell for. I certainly didn’t figure out the killer.
It started out as a kind of grisly murder and then there was a certain amount of perversion and the world of the theater thrown in.
perfect mysteries leave you wanting more. Maitland always delivers.
Brock and Kolla are quite a team. the further into the series you go, the more you respect their abilities and insight into the not so pleasant worlds of the murderers they are pursuing.
Well-written and lots of twists.
His books have been described as whydunits as much as whodunits, concerned with the devious histories and motivations of their characters. Barry's background in architecture drew him to the structured character of the mystery novel, ...more