A mysterious young woman of pre-Raphaelite beauty, Marion Summers, collapses and dies in the rarefied surrounds of the London Library. DC Kathy Kolla and DCI David Brock are on the case. Marion had been doing her PhD on the intriguing, adulterous circle of artists, wives, lovers and muses around Victorian artist Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Just as Kolla’s own research reveals that arsenic was used by an intimate of Rossetti, another young woman dies an excruciating death by poison in a library, and it looks like a serial poisoner is on the loose. Dark Mirror is Maitland’s tenth Brock and Kolla mystery.
About the Author
Born in Scotland, Barry Maitland’s first Brock and Kolla mystery, The Marx Sisters was a nominee for
the John Creasey award for Best First Novel and the second, The Malcontenta, won the Ned Kelly
Award for Best Crime Fiction. He lives in New South Wales.