Australian Authors

Barry Maitland Book List

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Barry was born in Scotland, raised in London and now lives in Newcastle, Australia where he is a Professor of Architecture at the University of Newcastle. The Marx Sisters was shortlisted for the CWA John Creasey Award for best new fiction, The Malconenta won the inaugural Ned Kelly Award for best novel by an Australian author. The Brock and Kolla Series is an outstanding police procedural series set in London and stands out for the superb rapport that they enjoy while solving their cases.


Brock and Kolla series

The DCI David Brock and DS Kathy Kolla series. Set in London, Brock and Kolla are part of the Special Crimes Unit at Scotland Yard with the tenacious and intuitive Kathy Kolla taking the lead in each book.

The Marx Sisters (1994)
The Malcontenta (1995)
All My Enemies (1996)
The Chalon Heads (1999)
Silvermeadow (2000)
Babel (2002)
The Verge Practice (2004)
No Trace (2006)
Spider Trap (2007)
Dark Mirror (2009)
Chelsea Mansions (2011)
Raven's Eye (2013)
The Promised Land (2019)


Belltree Trilogy

Harry Belltree is a homicide detective working in Sydney

Crucifixion Creek (2015)
Ash Island (2015)
Slaughter Park (2016)


Stand Alone

Bright Air (2008)


Critical Acclaim

The Marx Sisters:

  • Shortlisted 1994 CWA New Blood Dagger Award

The Malcontenta:

  • Winner 1996 Ned Kelly Award for Best Crime Novel

The Chalon Heads:

  • Shortlisted 2000 Ned Kelly Award for Best Crime Novel
  • Shortlisted 2000 Barry Award for Best British Crime Novel

Silvermeadow:

  • Shortlisted 2000 Ned Kelly Award for Best Crime Novel

Babel:

  • Shortlisted 2003 Ned Kelly Award for Best Crime Novel

No Trace:

  • Shortlisted 2005 Ned Kelly Award for Best Crime Novel

Spider Trap:

  • Shortlisted 2007 Ned Kelly Award for Best Crime Novel

Bright Air:

  • Shortlisted 2009 Ned Kelly Award for Best Crime Novel

Chelsea Mansions:

  • Shortlisted 2012 Ned Kelly Award for Best Crime Novel

Crucifixion Creek:

  • Shortlisted 2015 Ned Kelly Award for Best Crime Novel

Ash Island:

  • Shortlisted 2016 Ned Kelly Award for Best Crime Novel