Crucifixion Creek: A Belltree Mystery (The Belltree Trilogy #1) (Hardcover)

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This is book number 1 in the The Belltree Trilogy series.


A meth-addicted biker shoots a woman during a police siege. An elderly couple commit suicide on the terrace of their favorite café. An unidentified white male is stabbed to death in the street.

For Sydney homicide detective Harry Belltree, not long out of the military and a grueling tour of Afghanistan, these three deaths appear to be just another day at the office. Until, that is, he identifies the stabbing victim as his own brother-in-law Greg, and journalist Kelly Pool suggests there's a link between the three incidents. It seems Greg and the old couple had ties to the same man, a corrupt money man with a murky past and friends in both high places and low.

Harry Belltree can't get officially involved in Greg's murder, but he's not going to leave it in the hands of others. That's when he goes off-grid to investigate the links between these deaths. That's when things start to get dangerous.

About the Author

Barry Maitland is the author of several mystery novels featuring D.C.I. David Brock and Det. Sgt. Kathy Kolla, including All My Enemies, No Trace, and The Raven's Eye. Born in Scotland and raised in London, Maitland lives in Australia. His work has been a finalist for the Barry Award, the John Creasey Award, and the winner of the Ned Kelley Award.

Praise For…

"Nail-biting." - Publishers Weekly

"Though you'll wonder early and often how Harry can possibly survive for any sequels, you'll hope again and again to be proved wrong." - Kirkus Review (starred review)

"Takes off at a frantic gallop towards a heart-thumping finale that promises only a brief respite. Be prepared to stay up late." - Sydney Morning Herald

"Absolutely top-shelf. Get it, read it, don’t put it down." - Crime Factory

"A Brilliant opening salvo... it was hard to suppress a certain sense of disappointment that there's only going to be 2 more." - AustCrime

"Disturbing and delicious." - Richmond Times-Dispatch

Product Details
ISBN: 9781250072146
ISBN-10: 125007214X
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Publication Date: November 10th, 2015
Pages: 320
Language: English
Series: The Belltree Trilogy