Mallory S Oracle

Author: Carol O'Connell
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 110146593X
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Jonathan Kellerman says Mallory's Oracle is "a joy." Nelson DeMille and other advance readers have called it "truly amazing, " "a classic" with "immense appeal." It is all of that, and more: a stunning debut novel about a web of unsolved murders in New York's Gramercy Park and the singular woman who makes them her obsession. At its center is Kathleen Mallory, an extraordinary wild child turned New York City policewoman. Adopted off the streets as a little girl by a police inspector and his wife, she is still not altogether civilized now that she is a sergeant in the Special Crimes section. With her ferocious intelligence and green gunslinger eyes, Mallory (never Kathleen, never Kathy) operates by her own inner compass of right and wrong, a sense of justice that drives her in unpredictable ways. She is a thing apart. And today, she is a thing possessed. Although more at home in the company of computers than in the company of men, Mallory is propelled onto the street when the body of her adoptive father, Louis Markowitz, is found stabbed in a tenement next to the body of a wealthy Gramercy Park woman. The murders are clearly linked to two other Gramercy Park homicides Markowitz had been investigating, and now his cases become Mallory's, his death her cause. Prowling the streets, sifting through his clues, drawing on his circle of friends and colleagues, she plunges into a netherworld of light and shadow, where people are not what they seem and truth shifts without warning. And a murderer waits who is every bit as wild and unpredictable as she.... Filled with deep, seductive atmosphere and razor-sharp prose, Mallory's Oracle is gripping, resonant suspense of tantalizing complexity—a genuinely unforgettable novel.

Crime School

Author: Carol O'Connell
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 144062187X
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For readers of Stieg Larsson: the sixth Mallory novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Chalk Girl—in trade paperback for the first time. Police Detective Kathleen Mallory recognized the dead call girl. It was someone from her past, a woman who protected her on the streets of New York—and who betrayed her. Mallory also recognized the crime scene: victim hanging, hair in mouth, fire burning. It happened twenty-one years ago, when Mallory was a child. Now—whether it’s the work of a copy-cat killer or a serial murderer—it has happened again. Kathleen Mallory’s past has finally caught up with her.

The American Police Novel

Author: Leroy Lad Panek
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 9780786481378
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The American police novel emerged soon after World War II and by the end of the century it was one of the most important forms of American crime fiction. The vogue for either Holmesian genius or the plucky amateur detective dominated mystery fiction until mid-century; the police hero offered a way to make the traditional mystery story contemporary. The police novel reflects sociology and history, and addresses issues tied to the police force, such as corruption, management, and brutality. Since the police novel reflects current events, the changing natures of crime, court procedures, and legislation have an impact on its plots and messages. An examination of the police novel covers both the evolution of a genre of fiction and American culture in general. This work traces the emergence of the police officer as hero and the police novel as a significant popular genre, from the cameo appearances of police in detective novels of the 1930s and 1940s through the serial killer and forensic novels of the 1990s. It follows the ways in which professional writers and police officers turned writers view the police individually and collectively. The work chronicles the ways in which changes in the law and society have affected the actions of the police and shows how the protagonists of police novels have changed in gender, race, nationality, sexual orientation, and age over the years. The major writers examined begin with Julian Hawthorne in the nineteenth century, and include such writers as S.S. van Dine, Ellery Queen, Erle Stanley Gardner, Ed McBain, Chester Himes, MacKinley Kantor, Hillary Waugh, Dorothy Uhnak, Joseph Wambaugh, Bob Leuci, W.E.B. Griffin, and Carol O’Connor.

Bad Girls And Transgressive Women In Popular Television Fiction And Film

Author: Julie A. Chappell
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 3319472593
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This collection of essays focuses on the representations of a variety of “bad girls”—women who challenge, refuse, or transgress the patriarchal limits intended to circumscribe them—in television, popular fiction, and mainstream film from the mid-twentieth century to the present. Perhaps not surprisingly, the initial introduction of women into Western cultural narrative coincides with the introduction of transgressive women. From the beginning, for good or ill, women have been depicted as insubordinate. Today’s popular manifestations include such widely known figures as Lisbeth Salander (the “girl with the dragon tattoo”), The Walking Dead’s Michonne, and the queen bees of teen television series. While the existence and prominence of transgressive women has continued uninterrupted, however, attitudes towards them have varied considerably. It is those attitudes that are explored in this collection. At the same time, these essays place feminist/postfeminist analysis in a larger context, entering into ongoing debates about power, equality, sexuality, and gender.

The Bulletin

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Kill Me Again

Author: Leslie Rule
Editor: Berkley
ISBN: 9780515119398
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Realizing that she is living the life of another person in her dreams, Alexis comes to understand that she has somehow come back to life after being killed and fears that someone is out to murder her a second time. Original.

The New York Times Book Review

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Books Magazine

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Question Of Consent

Author: Seymour Wishman
Editor: Jove Publications
ISBN: 9780515116083
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Accused of murdering the man who raped her, Lisa Altman turns for help to Michael Roehmer, the very same attorney who won the man's acquittal by insinuating that she consented to the rape. Original.

Library Journal

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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

Masquerade

Author: Gayle Lynds
Editor: Berkley Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780425160190
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The victim of amnesia, a government agent must recall her past before she has no future, in this fast-paced novel of international suspense. Reprint.

The Breaker

Author: Minette Walters
Editor: Jove Publications
ISBN: 9780515128826
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The murder of a woman whose body is found on a remote English beach leaves many suspects, each with a plausible motive, but in this carefully plotted mystery, all is not what it seems. Reprint.

Feminist Bookstore News

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Talking Book Topics

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Cassette Books

Author: Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
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Cape Librarian

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Issues for Nov. 1957- include section: Accessions. Aanwinste, Sept. 1957-

The Mammoth Encyclopedia Of Modern Crime Fiction

Author: Michael Ashley
Editor: Constable
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A reference and overview of the genre of crime fiction, primarily covering the 1950s onwards, although major earlier writers, such as Agatha Christie and Raymond Chandler, also have entries.

Detecting Women 2

Author: Willetta L. Heising
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Lists over 3,400 mystery titles written by women in correct series order, as well as more than 600 series detectives created by women and more. Titles are indexed by mystery type and series setting.