Silver Meadow by Barry Maitland & An Uncertain Death by Carolyn Morwood

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April 2000, no. 219

Silver Meadow: A Kathy and Brock mystery by Barry Maitland

Allen & Unwin, $24.95 pb, 346 pp

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An Uncertain Death

by Carolyn Morwood

The Women’s Press, $18.95 pb, 303 pp

Silver Meadow by Barry Maitland & An Uncertain Death by Carolyn Morwood

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April 2000, no. 219

Five pages from the end of Silver Meadow, the hair on the back of my neck stood up, an effect not only of the thrilling denouement, but also a genuine frisson of aesthetic delight at a perfectly judged conclusion. Silver Meadow is a book which deserves to be noticed, not only by devotees of the police procedural (it is at least as good as anything Rendell, James or Rankin have written) but also by anyone with an interest in narrative form, the politics of contemporary space and/or rampant consumerism. This is a ‘seriously’ good book about sex and shopping.

Sue Turnbull reviews 'Silver Meadow: A Kathy and Brock mystery' by Barry Maitland and 'An Uncertain Death' by Carolyn Morwood

Silver Meadow: A Kathy and Brock mystery

by Barry Maitland

Allen & Unwin, $24.95 pb, 346 pp

Book Cover 2 Small

An Uncertain Death

by Carolyn Morwood

The Women’s Press, $18.95 pb, 303 pp

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