Question: solve error - 'unable to compute coeff'

Hi, I'm new to Maple and was trying to use it to solve 3 equations with 3 unknowns, in terms of another 2 parameters. This is what I put in, and the error that came up:

solve({(1-x)/(1+b) = b*y, (1-y)(1-a)/(-a*b+1) = b*z, (1-z)(1-b)/(-a*b+1) = a*x}, {x, y, z}); 

Error, (in SolveTools:-LinearSolvers:-Algebraic) unable to compute coeff

I want to solve the equations to get x,y,z in terms of a,b but I don't understand the error coming up - have I done something wrong or is it because not all the variables appear in all of the equations? As there are 3 equations and 3 unknowns there is a solution, but I want to check the answer I found on paper with something (the algebra got a bit messy!)

Any help greatly appreciated! :)

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