Book Reviews of Killing Critics (Kathleen Mallory, Bk 3)

Killing Critics (Kathleen Mallory, Bk 3)
Killing Critics - Kathleen Mallory, Bk 3
Author: Carol O'Connell
ISBN-13: 9780515120868
ISBN-10: 0515120863
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 400
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 75 ratings
Publisher: Jove
Book Type: Paperback
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Carol O'Connell's books are my favorite literary discoveries for a long time! I can't put any of them down once I pick them up, and I keep telling other people about them. Kathleen Mallory is an interesting woman with a mysterious past that has molded her in ways no one completely understands and the reader is only treated to glimpses in novels, each revealing a little more. I have three more to read and I am pacing myself, because I enjoy them so much and I don't want to finish them. In fact I have enjoyed them so much that I am now going back and replacing my paperbacks with hardcovers so that I can continue to loan them out.

Killing Critics has an interesting, complicated plot with further revelations about Mallory.
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Kathleen Mallory is a mystery writer to be enjoyed!
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"DARKLY STYLISH...Carol O'Connell brings back her troubled, beautiful and sophisticated NYPD sergeant, Kathleen Mallory, to solve a series of shockingly gruesome murders that have rocked the art world...The bizarre denizens of the art world and the hard-edged cops all are expertly drawn, and Mallory is a highly original protagonist...O'Connell's acid humor is also great fun."--Chicago Tribune
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An art critic is killed and Mallory is given the assignment. She thinks the murder is connected to another murder in the past. Her superiors disagree. good story
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Shockingly gruesome murders are rocking the art world
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Kathleen Mallory solves a series of gruesome murders in the art world.
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UNFORGETABLE FICTION
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From Publishers Weekly
O'Connell's driven and sharp-edged NYPD detective Kathleen Mallory revisits a 12-year-old double murder case first investigated by her beloved adoptive father, whose death was central to her notable debut in Mallory's Oracle (1994). The murder of a second-rate performance artist in mid-performance has many associations to the earlier, grisly and still unsolved homicides, which also touched the art world. Many of the same characters are involved in both killings: J.L. Quinn, the elegantly icy critic whose niece was one of the first victims; Avril Koozeman, whose galleries were murder scenes then and now; and Emma Sue Halloran, once a critic, now a culturecrat who forces hideous art into new buildings. Mallory and her partner, Sergeant Riker, must find keys to the new killing by prying memories from these witnesses. Hampering their efforts is the desire of the police brass to keep the old case closed.
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Carrol O'Connel brings her trouble, beautiful and sophisicated NYPD sergent, Kathleen Mallory, to sovle a series of shockingly gruesome murders that have rocked the art world...the bizarre denizies of the art world and the hard edged cops are all expertly drawn, and Mallory is a highly orginaly protagonist...O'Connell acid humor is great fun.
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3rd in the Kathleen Mallory series. O'Connell is a great writer makes you angry, makes you cry... I would give this a 5-star except that I think it's pushing it to think that Mallory can take on an Olympic medalist fencing champion. Otherwise, the book's top-notch.
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From Publishers Weekly: "O'Connell's driven and sharp-edged NYPD detective Kathleen Mallory revisits a 12-year-old double murder case first investigated by her beloved adoptive father, whose death was central to her notable debut in Mallory's Oracle (1994). The murder of a second-rate performance artist in mid-performance has many associations to the earlier, grisly and still unsolved homicides, which also touched the art world. Many of the same characters are involved in both killings: J.L. Quinn, the elegantly icy critic whose niece was one of the first victims; Avril Koozeman, whose galleries were murder scenes then and now; and Emma Sue Halloran, once a critic, now a culturecrat who forces hideous art into new buildings. Mallory and her partner, Sergeant Riker, must find keys to the new killing by prying memories from these witnesses. Hampering their efforts is the desire of the police brass to keep the old case closed. O'Connell's narrative force and character development are irresistible. Although the intense and private Mallory offers little to love until late in the story, her fierce determination draws the reader into her quest. Wacky artsy types and a flawed but sympathetic Riker leaven the heavy dose of misanthropy. O'Connell also delivers a cynical, funny lesson in art marketing, which sounds here less like culture than a pretentious pyramid scheme." Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc. -
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I just found these Mallory books a few weeks ago and I want to read them all!
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I love mysteries.