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Ash Island

Ash Island: The Belltree Trilogy, Book Two

The Belltree Trilogy, Book Two

Barry Maitland

  • awardShortlisted, Ned Kelly Award for Best Fiction, 2016
  • Detective Sergeant Harry Belltree, back on the job after a near-fatal confrontation with corrupt colleagues, has become a departmental embarrassment. The solution is a posting away from Sydney and a quiet life in Newcastle.

    Or maybe not so quiet. A body’s been found buried just offshore on Ash Island; there may be more. There’s also Harry’s unfinished business. The car crash that killed his parents and blinded his wife happened not far from Newcastle. And Harry knows it was no accident.

    The other unfinished business is Jenny’s longed-for pregnancy. Which means that now the stakes are higher than ever.

    Barry Maitland
    About the Author

    Barry Maitland was born in Scotland and in 1984 moved to Australia to head the architecture school at the University of Newcastle in New South Wales. The Marx Sisters, the first in his Brock and Kolla crime series, was published in 1994. Barry now writes full time, and his books are read throughout the English-speaking world and in translation...

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    3 October 2016
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    Praise for Barry Maitland
    andAsh Island

    ‘This is crime fiction at its very best with a local twist.’

    ‘A well-constructed and enjoyable mystery that moves at brisk pace. The characterisations are convincing and Maitland, who lives in the Hunter Valley, invests the book with a good sense of place and a nice social conscience.’

    ‘Maitland does not flinch from a brutal denouement…Prepare for a long and gripping haul.‘

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    • Ash Island
      ISBN: 9781922253170
      23 September 2015
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