Australasia's Biggest Online Store

We won't be beaten by anyone. Guaranteed

The Maze of Cadiz


Product Description
Product Details

Promotional Information

First novel in the critically acclaimed Peter Cotton series following the fortunes of British spy Peter Cotton. For all fans of John le Carre, Robert Harris, Eric Ambler and Graham Greene.

About the Author

Aly Monroe was born and educated in England. Trained in linguistics, she has lived abroad - mostly in Spain - and speaks several languages. She is married and has three children. The first three books in the Peter Cotton series, Maze of Cadiz and Washington Shadow and Icelight (winner of the 2012 Ellis Peters Historical Fiction Award) are also available from Hodder & Stoughton. You can find out more about Peter Cotton and Aly Monroe via her website, or at, through her official facebook page at, and you can follow her on Twitter at


'Accomplished crime-writing debut...atmospheric and surprising', * Sunday Times (Culture), Joan Smith *
"Very moving...plot is intriguing" * New Books *
'The Maze of Cadiz is a splendid debut mystery ... Monroe provides terrific and convincing historical atmosphere; I am delighted that she is writing more Peter Cotton novels' * Marcel Berlins, The Times *
'Aly Monroe has created an impressive novel with an extraordinary, dream-like atmosphere ... only the first of a series of novels about him. The next can't come too soon.' * Natasha Cooper, Financial Times *
'Aly Monroe is a newcomer to crime writing, whose accomplished debut, The Maze of Cadiz, is set in 1944 ... Monroe's portrait of Cadiz in the aftermath of the civil war is atmospheric, and in a surprising twist the mild-mannered Cotton turns out to be as devious as his adversaries' * Joan Smith, The Sunday Times *
'Cotton's investigating is clever and fascinating' * Matthew Lewin, Guardian *
'Addictive' * Sunday Telegraph *
'Her writing is skilful and evocative...The Maze of Cadiz is a stylish and impressive debut' * The Economist *
'Intelligent spy tale with little action and lots of intrigue ... very atmospheric' * Bookseller *
'The slow pace of this novel is deliberate and perfectly authentic as it captures the Spanish approach to life ... a joy to read and a real page turner' * Eurocrime *
'I have been quite captivated ...The book had me totally convinced that Ms Monroe knows her Spain and, more to the point, knows the Spain of 1944 ...wonderfully atmospheric, very well-written' * Mike Ripley, Shots *
'Fans of convoluted espionage fiction will find much joy in this, the first instalment of a promising new series' * Mat Coward, Morning Star *
'First-time novelist Aly Monroe brilliantly evokes the atmosphere of the southern Spanish seaport...this is the first in a promised series of Peter Cotton novels. I can't wait for the next' * Birmingham Mail *
'Monroe lines up an array of strong and picturesque characters' * Edward James, Historical Novels Review *
'It is extremely well written, involving, clever, emotional and satisfying - a debut novel of the very highest promise' * Nick Hay, Reviewing the Evidence *
'Monroe writes in an intriguing way that is not always easy to follow but does seduce the reader to keep turning the pages' * Dover Express & Folkstone Herald *
'In Aly Monroe's memorable thriller, British agent Peter Cotton arrives in the port to investigate the death of a fellow intelligence officer and immediately finds himself in danger' * Waterstone's Books Quarterly *
'Monroe's eye for character and the general atmosphere of the book make it an entertaining read' * The Fiction Desk (online) *
"Very moving...plot is intriguing" * New Books *
'Highly recommended' * *

Ask a Question About this Product More...
Write your question below:
Look for similar items by category
People also searched for
How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 5% commission by selling The Maze of Cadiz: Peter Cotton Thriller 1: The first thriller in this gripping espionage series on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Item ships from and is sold by Fishpond World Ltd.
Back to top