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Crime School epub ebook

by Carol O'Connell

Crime School epub ebook

Author: Carol O'Connell
Language: English
Publisher: HUTCHINSON (2002)
ISBN: 0091794587
ISBN13: 978-0091794583
Rating: 4.5
Votes: 110
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Kathy Mallory has become the fictional personification of New York City. Titles by Carol O’Connell.

Kathy Mallory has become the fictional personification of New York City. And it’s all due to the rock-solid writing talents of Carol O’Connell, America’s answer to Ruth Rendell. O’Connell is that rare mystery/thriller writer who finds complex characters to be as important as intricate plots. O’Connell plunges deep into the minds of all her characters. Once hooked, readers will gladly surrender to O’Connell’s narrative wiles.

Carol O'Connell succeeds triumphantly, once again, in creating an intriguing crime scenario and also an engaging . From one of the most acclaimed crime writers in America comes her most astonishing novel: a story of love, loss, death-and discovery.

Carol O'Connell succeeds triumphantly, once again, in creating an intriguing crime scenario and also an engaging group of characters, all damaged in their own different ways, who pursue their destinies in a city that is both darkly dangerous and resilient to disaster. After bringing in a unanimous and very dubious acquittal in a murder case, only three of the original jurors remain alive. Over the course of eight novels, Carol O'Connell and her protagonist, New York detective Kathy Mallory, have carved out a unique place for themselves.

Carol O'Connell (born May 26, 1947, in New York) is an author of crime fiction, with a large series of crime books focusing around the character Kathy Mallory. The first book of eleven novels about Mallory is Mallory's Oracle, which was sent to England, where it was successfully auctioned in Europe. When it was brought back to the United States, it was widely sought-after.

Carol O’Connell Crime School For the Teachers Thelma Rantilla once said, ‘Every child, at the age often, should be dropped on its head in the center of New York City and forced to find its own way home

Carol O’Connell Crime School For the Teachers Thelma Rantilla once said, ‘Every child, at the age often, should be dropped on its head in the center of New York City and forced to find its own way home. Thus, this school teacher put a dull knife into the heart of every parent – and twisted it – slowly. For this and additional outrages, she became my personal hero

Carol O'Connell succeeds triumphantly, once again, in creating an intriguing crime scenario and also an engaging group of characters, all damaged in their own different ways, who pursue their destinies in a city that is both darkly dangerous and resilient to disaster.

a genuine anti-anti-anti heroine. And O'Connell's writing is moody and rough - kind of like its been-in-New York setting.

Carol O’Connell Crime School. Thelma Rantilla once said, ‘Every child, at the age often, should be dropped on its head in the center of New York City and forced to find its own way home. For this and additional outrages, she became my personal hero. However, because she went everywhere in a rarified air of distraction, I believed she had no idea that I was on the planet. The last time I saw her, she was carrying a carton with the year’s end debris of papers and books.

Over the course of six novels, Carol O'Connell has become one of our most acclaimed writers of suspense. Her heroine, Kathy Mallory, is "stunningly unique" ("Milwaukee Journal Sentinel"). O'Connell conjures up a world of almost Faulkerian richness and complexity," said "People," and the "Chicago Tribune" wrote simply, "O'Connell has raised the standard for psychological t Over the course of six novels, Carol O'Connell has become one of our most acclaimed writers of suspense.

Reviews (7)
Painbrand
NYPD's most beautiful and ruthless detective investigates a series of hanging attacks on women that a duplicate a twenty-year-old murder. Both Mallory and her partner Riker have a personal interest, for one of the victims is a former junkie-prostitute that mothered Mallory when she was a street urchin. Her friend Charles Butler wants to know why Riker removed a pulp western paperback novel from the woman's crime scene, only to discover that the young Mallory had a reading club among working girls. A rookie being tutored by Mallory and Riker apparently is the basis for the title. Or perhaps it refers to young Mallory's own brutal tutelage on the streets.

A good, solid read.

I have an issue with some of the Mallory novels - Shell Game, Crime School, Winter House. O'Connell always provides two endings to her stories, one to the mystery, the other to the emotional conflicts among her regulars. I have noticed that the latter tends to be more satisfying and resonant than the former. In these stories, especially, she provides a plausible culprit but then has said culprit being bluffed into signing confessions that send him or her to jail for good. I didn't believe this the first time O'Connell used it, in Shell Game. I really don't believe it in this case. On the other hand, I nearly teared up at the last scene, when Mallory came to terms with another part of her past.

Fountain_tenderness
What is it about Carol O'Connell's Kathy Mallory series? Kathy Mallory is about the least sympathetic heroine of any genre...a genuine anti-anti-anti heroine. And O'Connell's writing is moody and rough - kind of like its places-you've-never-been-in-New York setting. These are never easy reads and yet I can't put them down, especially Crime School. I think it may be because I like Charles Butler and Detective Riker so very much. And because they love Mallory despite everything. And because I want her to finally pay attention to Charles (which she never will). As usual, O'Connell's plots fly all around the past and present and you have to hang on for dear life. And, as usual, you end up wanting to know more. But isn't that the hallmark of a good book? I still think that O'Connell's best book was the standalone (not of the Mallory series) "Judas Child", wherein again she specializes in wounded characters. Who knows where these twisted humans come from in Carol O'Connell's brain, but she certainly does give them convincing life.

Whitesmasher
I just finished this one, loved it. Now I have to wait for the next NEW novel, hope the author keeps writing more and more of these books; if the plot and characters can stay as page turning as they are now. Love that Mallory, Love that Charles, Love that Riker.
The one thing that rings so true in these novels is the fact that Mallory was hurt so badly in her youth and went through so much that she doesn't recognize what a magnificent person she is...and the challenging love the men feel for her is pretty danged awesome.....life behaves like this way more than we want to think it does.....so many damaged children out there

Hono
Carol O' Connell has created a cast of such unforgettable characters that you hang on his every word, worried for them, you care about them, you love them. I can't wait for the next book and then the book after, to see what happens in their lives. And THEN, he creates masterful, complex stories that they inhabit and move through with all their quirks and foibles which makes you cheer for them, hold your breath and hope, one day, they conquer their demons and find peace and happiness. And until they do, I can't wait for that next book.....

Thofyn
Secrets are revealed and the great heroes in KATHY's life truly do have feet clay. We learn so much more about KATHY's early life on the street. She was not alone and others did shield her. Abramowitz did not just happen across her but hunted her for months. Mallory appears so much more human and her rescuers...

Yggdi
Mallory knows the dead prostitute as a woman who once protected her when she was a (feral) child, the woman who ultimately betrayed her. Mallory also recognizes the carefully arranged crime scene as one she has witnessed before. Markowitz knows the woman too; she was his snitch. And the plot thickens with Zappata, a fireman who used to be a cop. This is vintage Mallory, a plot as twisted as her sociopathic mind. Spellbinding.

Hatе&love
I love all of the Mallory books - she's such a unique character and I enjoy these stories immensely. Mysteries are my favorite genre and I often find many of the characters and plots in other books repetitive. Not so with Mallory though. I look forward to each new volume and they're one of the few I even enjoy re-reading just for the flow of the language.

Carol O'Connell has created a unique and complex set of characters in her Mallory Novels and I think this is her best yet. In each of the books the author is able to reveal and develope each of the recurring characters a bit more while at the same time writing fascinating stories. Her observations on human relationships, motivation, and even love ring true while adding depth and resonance to the writing. An outstanding book in an outstanding series.

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