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.
"Another superb mystery..." (starred review)
"Likeable protagonists, effective secondary characters, a wryly humorous style, and a well-paced plot make Maitland's series a growing pleasure."