Barry Maitland

Barry Maitland

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, his ninth Brock and Kolla mystery, was published in 2006.


Books by this author

EVER BEEN IN A shopping mall so big you think you could get lost in there forever? That’s what seems to be happening at Silvermeadow, a glossy mega-mall on the outskirts of London. It’s supposed to be a high-end retail entertainment experience, but when a woman is found dead in a rubbish compactor, and the nation’s most vicious bank robber is spotted, the gloss appears to be coming off the pristine centre.