[¼ Mallory's Oracle || » PDF Read by ↠ Carol O'Connell] #2020


  • Title: Mallory's Oracle
  • Author: Carol O'Connell
  • ISBN: 9780399139758
  • Page: 206
  • Format: Hardcover

  • Mallory's Oracle By Carol O'Connell A web of brutal, unsolved murders spins its way over New York s Gramercy Square Park The identity of one of the victims propels unpredictable and independent policewoman Mallory onto the streets in search of the killer Filled with deep, seductive atmosphere and razor sharp prose, Mallory s Oracle is strikingly original.
    Carol O'Connell
    Born in 1947, Carol O Connell studied at the California Institute or Arts Chouinard and the Arizona State University She lives in New York City.Series Kathleen Mallory

    Mallory's Oracle By Carol O'Connell

    Commentaires:

    Christine
    Well, this 1995 thriller is a real breath of fresh air This year my biggest goal is to back up and read a lot of books from the old days of the 1990s and early 2000s It s so easy to get caught up in the excitement of new releases, but there is also plenty of gold ready to mine gathering dust in the library.For some reason I have shied away from this series, probably because the title of book 1 scared me off with it s supernatural feel But after having so many friends sing its praises I finally j [...]

    Brenda
    4.5 rounded up

    Jerry B
    DO NOT waste your time on bad first O Connell bookThe character of Kathy Mallory is introduced in this first of a set of now six stories about a NYPD detective With these and one other hardback under her belt, one would think O Connell must be a successful author Not by our eyes We have read and lectured about an extensive list of leading lady amateur sleuths, private eyes, and policewomen and we d have to rate Mallory as maybe the worst While she s billed a thousand times by her author as smart [...]

    Melanie Hierholzer
    I needed a beach book after reading The Dream of Scipio and this book fit the bill The rave blurbs on the back cover were by Nelson DeMille and James Patterson, two of my least favorite authors, so I approached this book with grain of salt firmly in hand The main character, Kathleen Mallory, was somewhat interesting, but I got tired of reading how beautiful she was, and what an effect she had on men, and her killer green eyes Sheesh Can we have an intelligent female detective who isn t a raving [...]

    Carolyn
    Unfortunately, not for me.I gave this book a chance as it s been acclaimed by some as a crime thriller with compelling characters, and I love crime thrillers with compelling characters Henning Mankell s Kurt Wallander series being my personal favorite example but I just couldn t get into it The writing strikes me as cliche, and too often the lines seem overwrought to me, as in, describing a dog running, paws touching lightly to the ground in the perfect poetry of a beautiful animal in motion The [...]

    JoAnne Pulcino
    MALLORY S ORACLECarol O Connell This is Ms O Connell s debut novel in her fantastic series featuring the marvelous character, Kathleen Mallory This is far and away my favorite mystery series Kathleen is a homeless wild child on the streets of New York where the police chief finds her and he and his wife adopt her Kathleen grows up to be an independent strong willed computer hacker who is a sergeant in the Special Crimes Unit She is a detective with a ferocious intelligence, green gun slinger eye [...]

    Kirsty Darbyshire
    spoiler alert i wrote this for a discussion on a mailing list at a point in the discussion where spoilers were fair play so as well as being lengthy it rather gives the plot away you have been warned Mallory is definitely a totally unreal and completely unique character I haven t come across a character like her and though I couldn t say that I liked her that didn t affect my enjoyment of the book at all I liked the technique of having the main character being the loopy one What did bug me was t [...]

    Eric_W
    Sergeant Kathleen Mallory, of the New York City Police Department but don t ever call her Kathy or Kathleen was picked up off the streets by detective Louis Markowitz when she was an abandoned street child of eleven caught stealing It was his wife s birthday, and the thought of all the juvenile department paperwork loomed too daunting, so he took the girl home where she was enveloped by his wife s love and became their daughter She quit stealing because it made Helen Louis s wife, cry She never [...]

    Linda Robinson
    Now this is a crime novel Or a police un procedural The set up is marvelous Wild child survivalist snatched off the streets by a smart cop and taken home to a June Cleaver mom whose first response was to hug the future hacker Present day Special Crimes Unit is stalking the Invisible Man serial killer Getting nowhere slowly Then the killer makes it personal for Mallory, our wild child grown She abandons the modem for the street Tech geekdom is not a qualification for surveillance and somebody is [...]

    Susan
    Mallory s Oracle is the first book of the Kathleen Mallory mystery series by Carol O Connell, set in 1990s New York City.Kathleen Kathy Mallory was a street child caught thieving by NYPD detective Louis Markowitz Louis and his wife Helen adopted and raised Kathy as a daughter Now an NYPD officer herself, she specializes in computer work for the Special Crimes unit When Markowitz is killed while investigating a serial killer, Mallory is placed on bereavement leave from NYPD, and she begins her ow [...]

    Gerry Bartlett
    I know that what you like to read is subjective And I have certain deal breakers This author hit a hot button for me and I won t be continuing her series Here s why Now there s a book by Blake Snyder called Save the Cat that tells authors how to make a hero heroic by having him or her do something like save a cat to make the reader bond with that person I get it And I m such an animal lover that it s a device that makes complete sense to me On the other hand, using animals to make a villain wors [...]

    Courtnie
    Reading this was sorta like listening to my 6 year old tell me a story A re telling in which I m constantly saying or thinking , Wait, what Slow down, I have no clue what you re saying Except this experience was satisfying than hearing about the size of the bug orgin unknown that is crawling on the side of the house I had no idea what was going on half the time in this book Fortunately, it doesn t matter that much because it happens so often that you quit caring I was really just along for the [...]

    C Joy
    I m glad I bought this at a bargain price I was lured by the reviews at the back, even my favorite suspense author James Patterson said this book was so good it will launch her career in one bold stroke With those words, I was sold I was really excited to read this thinking it s one of those gripping novels with a masterful writing style, but I was disappointed.The pace was slow, I don t get what s what most of the time, or maybe I m not used to the too suggestive writing style Mallory s charact [...]

    Michael
    Great introduction to what promises to be a rewarding and exciting series Kathy Mallory moves from computer work with NYPD into fieldwork under the impetus of a quite personal tragedy her homicide squad father has himself been murdered by a serial killer The victims are old wealthy ladies from the Gramercy Park enclave who are slashed to death in daytime Is there a financial motive or is this spree the output of a psycho The draw for this is Kathy s background as a homeless, street tough kid who [...]

    LJ
    MALLORY S ORACLE ExO Connell, Carol 1st in seriesKathy Mallory was saved from the streets and adopted by Louis Markowitz, a New York detective Now Markowitz is dead, and his killer may be responsible for a number of other deaths Kathy, now a police officer herself, begins a search for his killer, and an investigation into her own psyche.1995 Top Read Every now and then, a new author s first book will make you stop and say wow This did that for me Mallory is a fascinating protagonist and is suppo [...]

    Amanda Patterson
    Kathy Mallory is a finely constructed anti hero She is lethal, effective and psychopathic.Saved by Detective Louis Markowitz, her adoptive father and his wife from becoming a finely honed killing machine, Mallory becomes a detective in the Special Crimes Unit in New York.Mallory has no past at least none she can articulate One of the thousands of lost children, the reader is always haunted by her hinted at past, than she is.O Connell expertly applies the Third Person Detached vewpoint technique [...]

    Skye Skye
    I read this back when it first launched it s a debut crime, mystery, police procedural it is extremely unusual, and boasts a most unique character the first four books in this series left me in a state of complete awe I cried after book four or five, and then suddenly stopped reading the story Kathleen Mallory is extremely complicated.

    Bondama
    I picked up this book several years ago, and when I checked the back for whoever was writing praise, and I was astonished Every single thriller writer I admired Lehane, Lescroart, Connelly, every single one of them praised this debut novel lavishly I have just finished it for the 3rd time, and again, it simply takes my breath away Totally and completely original.

    Magpie67
    Fantastic 5 star rating Love character Mallory Eccentric, smart and edgy writing Witty dialogue and so much

    Kaisu
    Interessante Figuren in einer komplexen Geschichte Da man sich aber extrem auf die Passagen den Inhalt konzentrieren muss, um nicht den Faden zu verlieren, gibts einen Punkt abzug.

    PhebeAnn Wolframe-Smith
    An enjoyable mystery with a strong lead character, Mallory, a smart, somewhat anti social former street kid adopted as a tween by a cop, later to become a cop hacker, solving mysteries with her Sherlock Holmes esque sidekick Charles Butler who predictably has a crush on her because, of course, she is gorgeous Like many mysteries, it suffers somewhat from weird unfortunate stereotyping of villains one of the baddies is an exoticized mixed race giantess whose unusual outward form is clearly, from [...]

    Quentin Feduchin
    For an author to be outstanding, she or he must offer something outstanding At age 47 Carol O Connell wrote this, her first book, and she does indeed offer something very special.I truly envy her one can spend half a lifetime thinking about that special thing.O Connell s Mallory , is certainly a character that a large proportion of young women doubtless wish they could successfully emulate At the same time, male readers can enjoy her, knowing they cannot take part in those vicarious feelings.But [...]

    Lauren
    Mallory s Oracle2 StarsSynopsis Kathleen Mallory began life as a thief on the streets of New York City until she was taken in my detective Louis Mankowitz and his wife Now a police sergeant with an expertise in computer crimes, Mallory must investigate a particularly difficult homicide the murder of her adoptive father which is linked to the deaths of several elderly and wealthy women.Review I really wanted to like this book but failed in almost every respect The writing is elliptical and convol [...]

    Periwinkle
    This is the first book of the very best detective series I ve ever read But since I can t stand crime novels as a rule, this might not be a compelling recommendation for a lover of the genre It merely states, that this detective story is set apart from the rest.Usually, the victim is the most interesting character of a crime novel but since he or she is dead from the beginning, I never get invested into the story The detective, on the other hand, is someone who the author thinks likable and bore [...]

    Liana
    Mallory is described by the author as a sociopath Emotionally scarred as a 6 year old after she witnessed the murder of her mother in a small Louisiana town, Mallory flees to New York City, where she lives as a street child She is caught trying to steal by police officer Louis Markowitz, who takes her home and becomes her foster father.From age 10, Kathy, a baby sociopath, grows up surrounded by Markowitz and his colorful circle of friends, including his partner, Sgt Riker, who later becomes Kat [...]

    Titas (I read in bed)
    Louis Markowitz is the head of the NYPD Special Crime Section who is investigating a series of murders of wealth elderly women The murders are unique and the bodies are placed in broad daylight as if it is magic But when Louis too gets murdered, steps up her adopted daughter Kathreen Malory who was a little street thug before being adopted She is a beautiful, intelligent policewoman with computer skills of a master hacker who doesn t care about law when it comes to catching a killer And as she m [...]

    Martip
    While reading Chalk Girl, I took author Carol O Connell into my short list of authors I seek out, partly because of Mallory I formed the opinion Mallory was red headed in Chalk girl, but in Mallory s Oracle, she s definitely blond I love abandoned, feral, vicious, brilliant, calculating, cold, beautiful humans The stock market intrigue in the storyline caused me to begin scanning, but I controlled myself as best I could If I like an author and a book, I try to read attentively and not speed scan [...]

    Cindi
    I love O Connell s Mallory Series Her books are psychologically complex, gritty police procedurals with a twist Mallory is basically a sociopath, a child rescued from feral survival on the streets then raised in the foster home of a policeman Louis Markowitz and his wife whose love partially civilizes her Mallory has a unique gift for computer technology paired with high intelligence The idea of giftedness, psychology and magic are all explored in fascinating ways The series has the genuine capa [...]

    Cindy Grossi
    Mallory is one interesting, complex cop All of the characters in this series are finely delineated I just get irritated when the murderer puts off killing the one who has solved the mystery so they can each discuss how it all came to be Give me something new, please Other than that, I thoroughly enjoyed the read.

    Ssk
    Got this as a birthday gift And totally hated it I tried to read at least the obligatory 60 pages that one is supposed to give a book, before you put it down as unreadable Even that time was a complete waste, since I just couldn t gel with the storyline and characters.

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