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Is part of The Belltree Trilogy Barry Maitland , 2014 series - author novel (number 1 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 2014... 2014 Crucifixion Creek
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'Homicide detective Harry Belltree wouldn't usually be looking too hard at an elderly couple's suicide pact. Especially now, when his brother-in-law Greg has just been stabbed to death. But it seems Greg and the old couple had ties to the same man, a bent moneylender with friends in high places—and low.

'Harry can't get officially involved in Greg's murder, but he suspects a link with two other mysterious deaths: his parents'. And when he goes off-grid to investigate, that's when things start to get dangerous.

'Set in Sydney, this dark, morally ambiguous and adrenaline-charged new series is a triumphant change of direction for Barry Maitland.' (Publication summary)

Notes

  • Dedication: For Margaret

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Text Publishing , 2014 .
      image of person or book cover 3601646607206316050.jpg
      Cover image courtesy of publisher.
      Extent: 355p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 24 September 2014
      ISBN: 9781922182456
    • New York (City), New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Minotaur Books ,
      2015 .
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      This image has been sourced from online.
      Extent: 320p.
      Note/s:
      • Published November 10, 2015
      ISBN: 9781250072146

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Works about this Work

Review : Crucifixion Creek Viki Dun , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , June-July no. 372 2015; (p. 66)

— Review of Crucifixion Creek Barry Maitland , 2014 single work novel
Dark Setting for Damaged Lives Graeme Blundell , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 28 February 2015; (p. 22)

— Review of Gun Street Girl Adrian McKinty , 2015 single work novel ; Crucifixion Creek Barry Maitland , 2014 single work novel
The Hunt to Reveal the Bare Facts of Murder Sue Turnbull , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 17-18 January 2015; (p. 37) The Age , 17 January 2015; (p. 29)

— Review of The Sun Is God Adrian McKinty , 2014 single work novel ; Crucifixion Creek Barry Maitland , 2014 single work novel
‘There’s a Dead Body in My Library’ : Crime Fiction Texts and the History of Libraries Rachel Franks , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Australian Library Journal , vol. 64 no. 4 2015; (p. 288-300)
'Since the publication of Australia’s first crime novel in 1830, Australians have read crime fiction for entertainment, for the reassurance that wrongdoers will be punished, and to test their deductive skills against those of their favourite sleuth. The novels, short stories and plays within the crime fiction genre that have been produced in Australia between colonial times and the present day also offer opportunities to investigate a particular place or a particular time. Indeed, many crime fiction writers have mastered the art of recreating settings in both rural and metropolitan landscapes. The details provided within these works ultimately reveal a culprit (usually a murderer), yet they also outline the availability of certain products, bus and train timetables, the floor plans of local hotels or world-famous buildings and numerous other particulars, thus providing a rich, if surprising, source of material for the merely curious and the professional researcher. Crime fiction stories set within libraries present a history of the information services profession. This paper demonstrates how crime fiction can provide an important supplement to more traditional historical sources, with a focus on how the genre has documented some of the major changes within libraries over the last 75 years, since 1939.' (Publication abstract)
Review : Crucifixion Creek Clive Hodges , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Good Reading , December 2014; (p. 46)

— Review of Crucifixion Creek Barry Maitland , 2014 single work novel
McDermid and Maitland Take a Different Tack Jeff Popple , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 18 October 2014; (p. 26)

— Review of Crucifixion Creek Barry Maitland , 2014 single work novel
Well Read Katharine England , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 11 October 2014; (p. 27)

— Review of Crucifixion Creek Barry Maitland , 2014 single work novel
Review : Crucifixion Creek Clive Hodges , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Good Reading , December 2014; (p. 46)

— Review of Crucifixion Creek Barry Maitland , 2014 single work novel
The Hunt to Reveal the Bare Facts of Murder Sue Turnbull , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 17-18 January 2015; (p. 37) The Age , 17 January 2015; (p. 29)

— Review of The Sun Is God Adrian McKinty , 2014 single work novel ; Crucifixion Creek Barry Maitland , 2014 single work novel
Dark Setting for Damaged Lives Graeme Blundell , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 28 February 2015; (p. 22)

— Review of Gun Street Girl Adrian McKinty , 2015 single work novel ; Crucifixion Creek Barry Maitland , 2014 single work novel
‘There’s a Dead Body in My Library’ : Crime Fiction Texts and the History of Libraries Rachel Franks , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Australian Library Journal , vol. 64 no. 4 2015; (p. 288-300)
'Since the publication of Australia’s first crime novel in 1830, Australians have read crime fiction for entertainment, for the reassurance that wrongdoers will be punished, and to test their deductive skills against those of their favourite sleuth. The novels, short stories and plays within the crime fiction genre that have been produced in Australia between colonial times and the present day also offer opportunities to investigate a particular place or a particular time. Indeed, many crime fiction writers have mastered the art of recreating settings in both rural and metropolitan landscapes. The details provided within these works ultimately reveal a culprit (usually a murderer), yet they also outline the availability of certain products, bus and train timetables, the floor plans of local hotels or world-famous buildings and numerous other particulars, thus providing a rich, if surprising, source of material for the merely curious and the professional researcher. Crime fiction stories set within libraries present a history of the information services profession. This paper demonstrates how crime fiction can provide an important supplement to more traditional historical sources, with a focus on how the genre has documented some of the major changes within libraries over the last 75 years, since 1939.' (Publication abstract)
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