The Marx Sisters (Brock and Kolla Series #1)

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Mrs. Thatcher's London is bristling with the newly rich bankers, and property developers who have declared the city their personal playground. But on tiny Jerusalem Lane, time seems not so much to have stood still as to have slipped backwards. Its shabby houses are home to a clutch of elderly emigres, refugees from a once war-torn Europe who are still fighting ancient political battles, the Trotskyites thumping their canes in fury, the Leninists bellowing into the Anarchists' hearing-aids. To many outsiders, the ...

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The Marx Sisters: A Brock and Kolla Mystery

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Overview

Mrs. Thatcher's London is bristling with the newly rich bankers, and property developers who have declared the city their personal playground. But on tiny Jerusalem Lane, time seems not so much to have stood still as to have slipped backwards. Its shabby houses are home to a clutch of elderly emigres, refugees from a once war-torn Europe who are still fighting ancient political battles, the Trotskyites thumping their canes in fury, the Leninists bellowing into the Anarchists' hearing-aids. To many outsiders, the Lane's enmities look like some quaint geezers' hobby, a louder version of canasta. But then the geezers start dying.

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“Beautifully crafted and styled . . . A stunning debut for a new series.”—Providence Sunday Journal
“Intelligently devised and subtly plotted.”—Dallas Morning News
“An accomplished work . . . providing the reader with great enjoyment in trying to figure out the puzzle.”—Mystery Review
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781934609316
  • Publisher: Felony & Mayhem, LLC
  • Publication date: 3/16/2009
  • Series: Brock and Kolla Series, #1
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 791,632
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 7.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Barry Maitland was born in Scotland and raised in London. He was a professor of architecture and dean at the University of Newcastle in Australia, but relinquished the position to become a full-time writer. He has written twelve Brock and Kolla novels. He lives in Australia.

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