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y separately published work icon The Raven's Eye single work   novel   crime  
Is part of Brock and Kolla Barry Maitland , 1994- series - author novel (number 12 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 2013... 2013 The Raven's Eye
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'DCI David Brock and DI Kathy Kolla, of Scotland Yard, find themselves pulled into a case of murder, a mysterious death among the houseboats that line the canals around greater London


'DI Kathy Kolla of Scotland Yard is called in as a matter of course by the local Paddington police when a woman turns up dead in what appears to be an accident. On her houseboat, Vicky Hawks is found by one of her neighbors having apparently succumbed to carbon monoxide poisoning due to improper ventilation of the narrowboat’s heating system. But while the cause of death seems apparent and there’s no reason for Kolla to think otherwise, something about this death still bothers her.

'Meanwhile, her boss, DCI Brock, is wrestling with harsh budget cuts and a new Commander who is determined to make fundamental changes to the system—including limiting resources devoted to investigations. Struggling against the limitations imposed by the new order at Scotland Yard, Brock and Kolla find themselves pulling at the loose strings in the death of Vicky Hawks, trying to find out who she really was, what she was up to, and how her death might be related to another earlier tragic accidental death.' (Publisher's blurb)

Notes

  • Dedication:

    To Margaret

    With special thanks to all those who helped me with this book, especially my wife Margaret, Dr Tim Lyons, Lyn Tranter, Keith Kahla, Ali Lavau and the team at Allen & Unwin, and the unknown lady on the Regent's Canal who inspired my interest in narrowboats.

  • Epigraph:

    Then, upon the velvet sinking, I betook myself to linking,

    Fancy upon fancy, thinking what this ominous bird of your –

    What this grim, ungainly, ghastly, gaunt, and ominous bid of yore

    Meant in croaking 'Nevermore'.

    –Edgar Allan Poe, 'The Raven'

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 2013 .
      image of person or book cover 5210486188553319369.jpg
      Image courtesy of Allen & Unwin
      Extent: 377p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 12 November 2013
      ISBN: 9781743313503 (pbk.) :
    • New York (City), New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Minotaur Books ,
      2014 .
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      This image has been sourced from online.
      Extent: 325p.
      Note/s:
      • Published: 11th November 2014
      ISBN: 9781250054678

Other Formats

  • Also large print.
  • Dyslexic edition.

Works about this Work

Review : The Raven’s Eye Brian Hubber , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Good Reading , September 2013; (p. 40)

— Review of The Raven's Eye Barry Maitland , 2013 single work novel
Well Read Katharine England , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , vol. 12 October no. 2013; (p. 20)

— Review of Zero at the Bone David Whish-Wilson , 2013 single work novel ; The Raven's Eye Barry Maitland , 2013 single work novel
Crime Scene Karen Chisholm , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Newtown Review of Books , November 2013;

— Review of The Raven's Eye Barry Maitland , 2013 single work novel ; Bitter Wash Road Garry Disher , 2013 single work novel
The Search for Answers Jeff Popple , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 14 September 2013; The Canberra Times , 14 September 2013;

— Review of The Raven's Eye Barry Maitland , 2013 single work novel
The Search for Answers Jeff Popple , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 14 September 2013; The Canberra Times , 14 September 2013;

— Review of The Raven's Eye Barry Maitland , 2013 single work novel
Crime Scene Karen Chisholm , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Newtown Review of Books , November 2013;

— Review of The Raven's Eye Barry Maitland , 2013 single work novel ; Bitter Wash Road Garry Disher , 2013 single work novel
Well Read Katharine England , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , vol. 12 October no. 2013; (p. 20)

— Review of Zero at the Bone David Whish-Wilson , 2013 single work novel ; The Raven's Eye Barry Maitland , 2013 single work novel
Review : The Raven’s Eye Brian Hubber , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Good Reading , September 2013; (p. 40)

— Review of The Raven's Eye Barry Maitland , 2013 single work novel
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