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Ash Island

(2015)
(The second book in the Belltree Trilogy series)
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Detective Sergeant Harry Belltree, back on the job after a near-fatal confrontation with corrupt colleagues, has become a departmental embarrassment. The solution is a posting away from Sydney and a quiet life in Newcastle.

Or maybe not so quiet. A body's been found buried just offshore on Ash Island; there may be more. There's also Harry's unfinished business. The car crash that killed his parents and blinded his wife happened not far from Newcastle. And Harry knows it was no accident.

The other unfinished business is Jenny's longed-for pregnancy. Which means that now the stakes are higher than ever.

Barry Maitland was born in Scotland, studied architecture at Cambridge University and went on to work as an architect and urban design expert. In 1984 he moved to Australia to head the architecture school at the University of Newcastle in New South Wales. In 1994 The Marx Sisters, the first in his Brock and Kolla crime series, was published. Barry now writes fiction full time. He is published throughout the English-speaking world and in translation in a number of other countries, including Germany, Italy, France and Japan. He lives in the Hunter Valley.

'This is crime fiction at its very best with a local twist.' Newcastle Herald

'A well-constructed and enjoyable mystery that moves at brisk pace. The characterisations are convincing and Maitland, who lives in the Hunter Valley, invests the book with a good sense of place and a nice social conscience.' Beaudesert Times

'Maitland does not flinch from a brutal denouement... Prepare for a long and gripping haul.' Age/Sydney Morning Herald

'Ash Island is a tense, plot-driven and absorbing novel that features a strong main character. It's a skilful police procedural in which alarming risks are taken and thrilling developments will unnerve readers.' Good Reading

Genre: Mystery

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Used availability for Barry Maitland's Ash Island

Hardback Editions

November 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: Ash Island: A Belltree Mystery (The Belltree Trilogy, 2)
Author(s): Barry Maitland
ISBN: 1-250-11320-2 / 978-1-250-11320-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

October 2016 : Australia Paperback
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Title: Ash Island: The Belltree Trilogy, Book Two
Author(s): Barry Maitland
ISBN: 1-925355-44-6 / 978-1-925355-44-4 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Text Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

April 2017 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: Ash Island (Belltree Trilogy)
Author(s): Barry Maitland
ISBN: 1-4893-8204-6 / 978-1-4893-8204-7 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


April 2017 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: Ash Island: 2
Author(s): Barry Maitland
ISBN: 1-4893-8206-2 / 978-1-4893-8206-1 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


April 2017 : Australia MP3 CD
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Title: Ash Island: 2
Author(s): Barry Maitland
ISBN: 1-4893-8205-4 / 978-1-4893-8205-4 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


April 2016 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: Ash Island: 2
Author(s): Barry Maitland
ISBN: 1-4890-8021-X / 978-1-4890-8021-9 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda audio
Availability: Amazon AU   


March 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Ash Island
Author(s): Barry Maitland
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Availability: Amazon   


March 2016 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Ash Island
Author(s): Barry Maitland
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Availability: Amazon AU   


March 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Ash Island
Author(s): Barry Maitland
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Availability: Amazon CA   


March 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Ash Island
Author(s): Barry Maitland
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

November 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Ash Island: A Belltree Mystery (The Belltree Trilogy Book 2)
Author(s): Barry Maitland
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


September 2015 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Ash Island: The Belltree Trilogy, Book Two
Author(s): Barry Maitland
Publisher: Text Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU