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Mallory's Oracle (Kathleen Mallory, Bk 1)
Mallory's Oracle - Kathleen Mallory, Bk 1
Author: Carol O'Connell
Sgt. Kathleen Mallory, a computer hacker for the NYPD, started life as a wild child on New York City's streets. She was adopted by police detective Louis Markowitz and his wife, Helen, but the happy years with them have merely laid a civilized veneer over what is still a semi-savage product of the urban jungle. At the book's opening, Mal...  more »
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780515116472
ISBN-10: 0515116475
Publication Date: 6/1/1995
Pages: 329
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 133 ratings
Publisher: Jove
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
Members Wishing: 0
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punkinema avatar reviewed Mallory's Oracle (Kathleen Mallory, Bk 1) on + 305 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
I was not that pleased with the book. It moved slowly, too much occult stuff in it and the main character, Kathleen Mallory, was not someone I cared for. Just not my type of book.
tarheelcoin avatar reviewed Mallory's Oracle (Kathleen Mallory, Bk 1) on + 84 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
I did not care for this book. The main character Mallory came across as arrogant and unlikeable. Mallory's partner and cop friends never stopped putting Mallory on a pedestal and the constant references to the brilliance of Mallory's adoptive cop father (slain in the line of duty) and the homey wisdom of her adoptive mother grew tiresome after a while. There were several subplots and odd occurrences that appeared to be tossed in for some unknown reason, only to never be resolved. I found the character of Mallory's business partner, Charles Butler, to be a much more interesting character, but he was never fully developed.
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Helpful Score: 3
Have been reading the series and this should have been read first. Good story and a great writer.
cranbery avatar reviewed Mallory's Oracle (Kathleen Mallory, Bk 1) on + 530 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Did not care for Kathleen Mallory...........she seems like a shell!
This is the first one in the series. I may try another one!
I loved "Bone By Bone", one of O'Connell's novels. The characters in it were realistic and it was so well written. Wonder why the difference?????
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Helpful Score: 1
Absolutely great cop/murder mystery. Kathleen Mallory would be an intriguing character in any setting, but as a NYC cop, she's fascinating. The plot whips along. Spellbinding!
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desertdreamer avatar reviewed Mallory's Oracle (Kathleen Mallory, Bk 1) on + 23 more book reviews
This has been my favorite series ever since it was first published. You just know Kathy Mallory is going to get the bad guys. There are 9 books in the Mallory series and they are worth reading from start to finish.
Barry1776 avatar reviewed Mallory's Oracle (Kathleen Mallory, Bk 1) on + 72 more book reviews
A unique and interesting heroine in a terrific book!
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an introduction to a good mystery series with unforgetable characters. worth the effort.
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Initial book in a series of at least nine novels, each one of which is better than the last.
I'm never quite sure how much to say about a mystery, because I don't want to give away the plot. A police sergeant becomes obsessed with a serial killer and things go on from there. The book does start out a bit slowly, and some of the characters are not well fleshed out, but it gets better.
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I found this book and her second book, "The Man Who Cast Two Shadows" at a thrift store. I gobbled up the first one, and then the second one. The characters are unique. They aren't people you meet on a daily basis, and the books had me wanting more information about them to figure them out. I've loaned the book to a friend who passed it on to her daughter, so I bought my daughter another copy!
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Dark suspense. Well written and plotted. A great addition to the series.

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