y The Malcontenta single work   novel   crime   detective   mystery  
Is part of Brock and Kolla Barry Maitland 1994- series - author novel (number 2 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 1995 1995
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Notes

  • Dedication: For Clare and Alex/With my very special thanks to Margaret, and to those people who have helped bring Brock and Cathy [sic] to print, in particular Kate Jones and Jill Hickson.
  • Other formats: Also sound recording.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

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      Hamish Hamilton , 1995 .
      Extent: 348p.
      ISBN: 0241134617
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      Penguin , 1996 .
      Extent: 348p.
      ISBN: 0140242309 (pbk)
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      Arcade , 2000 .
      Alternative title: The Malcontenta : A Kathy and Brock Mystery
      Extent: 348p.
      Edition info: 1st U.S. ed.
      ISBN: 1559705272
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      Orion , 2000 .
      Extent: 348p.
      ISBN: 0752827677
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      Penguin , 2001 .
      Alternative title: The Malcontenta : A Kathy and Brock Mystery
      Extent: 348p.
      ISBN: 0141001445 (pbk)
Alternative title: Ein Hauch von Angst
Language: German

Works about this Work

Smoking in Arcadia, or Barry Maitland’s Embodied Folly : Re-opening the Case of The Malcontenta Alistair Rolls , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Australasian Journal of Popular Culture , March vol. 3 no. 1 2014; (p. 105 -119)
'This article reveals the multilayered structure of Barry Maitland’s second Brock and Kolla mystery, The Malcontenta (1995). In particular, it will be shown how the concept of hospitality is reflexively staged, as is the concept of the novel’s paratextual skin and sub-dermal liminal zones, in order to set up any number of border crossings and transgressions. To this end, the work of the Yale School of deconstructionists is used to demonstrate how each border crossing suggests an alternative reading of the text. Multiple instances of mise en abyme will be exposed as, respectively, the authority of detective, author and reader is challenged. Certain red herrings will be elevated to the status of alternate solutions and, finally, a suggested alternate murderer will be installed from outside the more obvious candidates on offer.' (Publication abstract)
Intertextuality as Translatability : Regimenting Space (for French Translation) in Barry Maitland's La Malcontenta Alistair Rolls , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Journal of French Studies , May - August vol. 50 no. 2 2013; (p. 189-205)
Blueprint for Success David Honeybone (interviewer), 2002 single work interview
— Appears in: Crime Factory , August no. 7 2002; (p. 16-17)
Grisly Scenes at the Fat Farm Patricia Rolfe , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 26 September vol. 116 no. 5989 1995; (p. 104)

— Review of The Malcontenta Barry Maitland 1995 single work novel
An Old-Fashioned Murder Mystery Peter Bowler , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 7 October 1995; (p. C11)

— Review of The Malcontenta Barry Maitland 1995 single work novel
Black Deaths, Black Lives Stuart Coupe , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 7 October 1995; (p. 12A)

— Review of The Malcontenta Barry Maitland 1995 single work novel ; Browning Without a Cause Peter Corris 1995 single work novel ; Scream Black Murder Philip McLaren 1995 single work novel
Grisly Scenes at the Fat Farm Patricia Rolfe , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 26 September vol. 116 no. 5989 1995; (p. 104)

— Review of The Malcontenta Barry Maitland 1995 single work novel
An Old-Fashioned Murder Mystery Peter Bowler , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 7 October 1995; (p. C11)

— Review of The Malcontenta Barry Maitland 1995 single work novel
Black Deaths, Black Lives Stuart Coupe , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 7 October 1995; (p. 12A)

— Review of The Malcontenta Barry Maitland 1995 single work novel ; Browning Without a Cause Peter Corris 1995 single work novel ; Scream Black Murder Philip McLaren 1995 single work novel
Blueprint for Success David Honeybone (interviewer), 2002 single work interview
— Appears in: Crime Factory , August no. 7 2002; (p. 16-17)
Smoking in Arcadia, or Barry Maitland’s Embodied Folly : Re-opening the Case of The Malcontenta Alistair Rolls , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Australasian Journal of Popular Culture , March vol. 3 no. 1 2014; (p. 105 -119)
'This article reveals the multilayered structure of Barry Maitland’s second Brock and Kolla mystery, The Malcontenta (1995). In particular, it will be shown how the concept of hospitality is reflexively staged, as is the concept of the novel’s paratextual skin and sub-dermal liminal zones, in order to set up any number of border crossings and transgressions. To this end, the work of the Yale School of deconstructionists is used to demonstrate how each border crossing suggests an alternative reading of the text. Multiple instances of mise en abyme will be exposed as, respectively, the authority of detective, author and reader is challenged. Certain red herrings will be elevated to the status of alternate solutions and, finally, a suggested alternate murderer will be installed from outside the more obvious candidates on offer.' (Publication abstract)
Intertextuality as Translatability : Regimenting Space (for French Translation) in Barry Maitland's La Malcontenta Alistair Rolls , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Journal of French Studies , May - August vol. 50 no. 2 2013; (p. 189-205)

Awards

1996 joint inaugural winner Ned Kelly Awards for Crime Writing Best Australian Crime Novel Award
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