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Summary

An enthralling new Brock and Kolla mystery from the master of the genre.

Newly promoted Detective Chief Inspector Kathy Kolla investigates a series of brutal murders on Hampstead Heath. Under intense pressure to find answers, she arrests the unlikely figure of Charles Pettigrew, a failing London publisher who lives alone on the edge of the Heath.   

Pettigrew's lawyer calls on recently retired David Brock for advice, and soon, unable to resist the pull of investigation, the old colleagues, Brock and Kolla, are at loggerheads.  

At the heart of the gripping mystery of the Hampstead murders lies a manuscript of an unknown novel by one of the greatest literary figures of the 20th century. Brock believes that its story will unlock the puzzle, but how?

©2019 Barry Maitland (P)2019 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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Absolutely magnificent

The best Brock and Kolla to date. Had me listening until 3am! Very very well read with clear character delineation, excellent pace and tone. Thanks to Mr Maitland and all involved.

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  • 27-03-21

Promising start but...

The book started well but quickly devolved into a really stupid, convoluted mess. The plot was completely implausible and the main characters behaved idiotically. The narrator was excellent however and was the only reason I continued listening.

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  • Crescentan
  • 13-05-20

Maitland is back!

The Promised Land is a return to Barry Maitland’s early novels with one plot twist after another with a final capper that you won’t have seen coming. Great fun!

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  • Frances
  • 20-09-21

Excellent story, narrator.

Excellent. What a relief to have an very good narrator. Historical reference and plot well executed.