very complex,memorable tale. She treads the tightrope between appearence, and reality, memory and history.
Fifth in the series about sociopathic NYC cop Mallory. This one is about the reunion of a group of elderly magicians who first met in Europe during WWII. Fireworks ensue.
Number five of the Kate Mallory series. The magic and the mystery are equally compelling in this title from the intelligent, complex pen of Carol O'Connell.
First I have to say that I read this for part of my 2009 challenge of new authors. I normally don't read regular mystery books (I prefer cozies) but when I started reading this I absoutely loved it. I even laughed aloud a few times while reading this book. So many twists and turns it left me guessing until the very end what exactly happened. I did feel the ending took a bit long to get to the conclusion, but when I closed the book, I did so with a smile on my face. I loved how she encompassed WW2 and the Nazi's in this book as well--unexpected little twist. Now that i've read this one, i'm going to go back and get the first 4 in the series. (My mom actually had this copy and lent it to me for my challenge) I'm hoping all her other Kathleen Mallory books are as good as this one was!!
great book by a good author. If you haven't read one of the Kathleen Mallory books you should
I HATED this book, could be my taste........I hope you enjoy it more than I did!
a Kathleen Mallory novel.
a magician dies on live TV, an accident?
A Kathleen Mallory mystery - very good.
A man dies during the re-creation of a legendary magic trick. Millions of New Yorkers watching believe it was an accident, but not Kathleen Mallory -- she thinks it's a murderer who will strike again. Good read, great character.
I love Kathy Mallory and her cast of friends. Still my fav's are "Stone Angel"(Mallory's mom) and "Find Me,(?)" the story about Mallory's hunt for her father. Charles Butler is such a fascinating companion for Mallory and his "family," featured in this story, is as interesting as hers.
"On live television, a man dies during the re-creation of a legendary magic trick in Central Park...Kathleen Mallory, a homicide detective, thinks that the death was simply too dramatic, too gruesomely spectacular, to be accidental. And hiding behind the smoke and mirrors is a ruthless killer who will soon strike again."
A++ Excellent intricate plot