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3.91 out of 53.91 out of 53.91 out of 53.91 out of 53.91 out of 5 3.91 (32 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Carol O’Connell Narrator: Laural Merlington Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Kathleen Mallory Series Release Date: June 2009 ISBN: 9781423390602
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NYPD sergeant Kathleen Mallory - computer genius, street fighter, provocative waif, peerless investigator, manipulative beauty - is the gorgeous, near-sociopathic heroine of this knife-edged suspense novel. Along with old pals, Ricker, Coffey, and faithful admirer Charles Butler, Mallory is determined to solve the brutal "art as death" murder of an untalented but highly touted artist-critic. Mallory believes the case is the work of the same killer who, 12 years earlier, hacked a young artist and a talented ballerina to pieces. Baffling and intricate, Mallory wades through art critics, bag ladies, madmen and mafioso alike in getting to the bottom of these crimes. Secrets, very deep and very dark, emerge and strike closer and closer to home. By the end, she will come to know the truth - but the truth may be the most dangerous illusion of all. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathie | 2/9/2014

    " Not her best, I don't think, but enjoyable "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Colleen | 2/6/2014

    " Absolutely macabre mystery. And beautiful in its own way. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly | 1/30/2014

    " Yet another very well-done mystery by O'Connell. The characters are like old friends and the stories are fast-paced and intriguing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Msmithgleasonfoundation.org | 1/23/2014

    " My first Mallory book and I was hooked. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marcia | 12/26/2013

    " Wordy, boring, ridiculous. I finished the book but it was a struggle. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Zafia | 12/25/2013

    " I really loved this book. The plot was great, though I didn't very much liked the ending - poor Charles, he just can't seem to catch a break. I like the gory stuff and how Kathleen solves the crimes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pat Hardy | 12/14/2013

    " This book moved Mallory from the only crazy person one of those who really gets what society does to people and questions who really are the nutcases.Gory greed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sue | 12/14/2013

    " A good writer, not a great read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara | 12/10/2013

    " Jeez, emotionally wrenching for many very disparate reasons. I want happy for Charles! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 B | 12/6/2013

    " I love reading the Mallory's series. This one was a bit of a heartbreaker at the end, but am excited to see where the series will go as it moves forward in Mallory's own self discovery as a character. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen | 11/9/2013

    " Whew. This might be Mallory at her most asocial. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate Donnelly | 9/13/2013

    " I really love this series. I have read most of the series. This is one I had not read. It was intriguing. Kathy Mallory grows on you. I really do like the other characters in the book. She is a little like Eve Dallas in J.D. Robb's character. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deb | 8/29/2013

    " good. got to know the characters a bit more. a get away from it all good read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary Ann | 4/25/2013

    " One has to wonder what frame of mind a mystery writer needs to come up with the plots that keep one reading to see how it ends. What an ending, Charles deserves better! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dotty | 3/2/2013

    " 3rd of the Mallory books. Well done, couldn't put it down, can O'Connell keep this up throughout the series? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle | 2/3/2013

    " Mallory is a complex character that gives these books personality. I found it easy to get into from the start and couldn't put it down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kaethe | 1/18/2013

    " We still earn 70 cents on the man's dollar, but at least we get out own sociopathic rogue cops to love. Best aspect to the series: people trying so hard to turn Mallory into a conventional gal, even calling her "Kathy." "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tami Habel | 10/9/2012

    " Loved it great ending...can't wait for the next. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda Patterson | 9/5/2012

    " Excellent.Carol O Connell is the most underrated crime novelist of our generation. Read Shark Music if you haven't yet. Detective Kathy Mallory is one of the best antiheroes ever to grace the pages of a crime series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joyce McKune | 2/9/2012

    " Complicated to the point of confusing. Probably would be better if there weren't so many distractions. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 JoAnn | 11/7/2011

    " An early book featuring Kathy Mallory. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy | 8/15/2011

    " This only rates four stars compared to the other books in the series. Otherwise, it is better than most mystery (?) novels. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stasybg | 11/26/2010

    " A sightly darker installment in the Mallory series of books. The many twists and turns were gripping and the denouement took me completely surprise. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly | 11/3/2010

    " Yet another very well-done mystery by O'Connell. The characters are like old friends and the stories are fast-paced and intriguing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pat | 6/19/2010

    " This book moved Mallory from the only crazy person one of those who really gets what society does to people and questions who really are the nutcases.Gory greed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathie | 2/23/2010

    " Not her best, I don't think, but enjoyable "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kaethe | 9/15/2009

    " We still earn 70 cents on the man's dollar, but at least we get out own sociopathic rogue cops to love. Best aspect to the series: people trying so hard to turn Mallory into a conventional gal, even calling her "Kathy." "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sue | 5/17/2009

    " A good writer, not a great read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 MiChelle | 3/24/2009

    " Mallory is a complex character that gives these books personality. I found it easy to get into from the start and couldn't put it down. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cathy | 2/21/2009

    " A weird killing in an art gallery in N.Y. is remisient of a similar killing years before that Mallory’s father investigated. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 JoAnn | 2/12/2009

    " An early book featuring Kathy Mallory. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy | 7/16/2008

    " This only rates four stars compared to the other books in the series. Otherwise, it is better than most mystery (?) novels. "

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About the Author
Author Carol O’Connell

Carol O’Connell is the author of a number of popular crime novels featuring NYPD Detective Kathy Mallory. Some of her others books include The Judas Child, Winter House, Bone By Bone, Shell Game, and The Chalk Girl, which was published in January of 2012.

About the Narrator

Laural Merlington is an Earphones Award–winning audiobook narrator with over two hundred titles to her credit. An Audie Award nominee, she has also directed over one hundred audiobooks. She teaches college in her home state of Michigan.