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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. After nine Brock and Kolla crime novels, each one critically acclaimed, Bright Air is his first stand-alone mystery novel.

Barry Maitland will be appearing:

More than a frisson of fear through their locations
Are the best novels moral, immoral or amoral?