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The Man Who Cast Two Shadows Hardcover – 1 Jun 1995

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Product details

  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Putnam Pub Group (T) (Jun. 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0399140646
  • ISBN-13: 978-0399140648
  • Product Dimensions: 15.8 x 2.8 x 23.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,060,577 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'Mallory's progress is enthralling...beautifully observed in fine, controlled prose'

Fifteen years after Inspector Louis Markowitz adopted the wild child, no one in New York's Special Crimes section knew much about Kathy Mallory's origins. They only knew that the young cop with the soul of a thief could bewitch the most complex computer systems, could slip into the minds of killers with disturbing ease.

In Central Park, a woman dies, while a witness watches, believing the brutal murder to be a prelude to a kiss. Mallory goes hunting the killer, armed with under the skin knowledge of the man's mind and the bare clue of a lie.

Mallory holds on the one truth: everybody lies, and some lies can get you killed. And she knows that, to trap the killer, she must put her own life at risk, for this killer has taken a personal interest in her...

'Carol O'Connell is a gifted writer with a style as quick and arresting as Kathy Mallory herself' RICHARD NORTH PATTERSON

Also available in Arrow: MALLORY'S ORACLE

'Something close to a masterwork' THE TIMES --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Carol O'Connell is the author of eight previous Mallory novels, including the national bestseller "Winter House," and of "Judas Child." --This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.


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Format: Mass Market Paperback
I've read all of O'Connell's Mallory books. While they're a rock-solid series, any one of them can stand alone. This one doesn't fail to grab the reader by the throat and grip you until the last page. Charles really shines in this book, and Carol O'Connell has brought back the rest of her ensemble cast to spar with Mallory as she proves her devious, heinous brilliance yet again. The killer is approprately vicious and nearly a match for the fearsome cop. I fear, though, that Carol O'Connell's books are just too bright and she's going to get burned out before my craving for more Mallory is satisfied. Ms. O'Connell, if you, unlike Mallory, have a compassionate heart, then heed this: Knuckle down, unplug the phone, and write, write, write. I live in fear that Stone Angel was the end of the line in Mallory's journey of self-discovery. Say it ain't so. If you haven't read this book, turn off the computer and RUN TO THE NEAREST BOOKSTORE!
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By Mrs. K. A. Wheatley TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 28 Mar. 2001
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I really like the macabre, showmanship of O'Connell's work. I would say it is very much a modern gothic in the tradition of Flannery O'Connor, only more toned down for public consumption. I like the dark aspects of Mallory's personality and how O'Connell makes her into an almost anti-heroine, only just hanging on to this side of the law. Great stuff.
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By Wendy Jones TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 28 Jan. 2007
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I agree with the other reviewer who finds Mallory, the "Heroine", one cool character. However, this is the "quirk" which O'Connell has chosen to define her sleuth. Haven't all sleuths got one? Although Mallory is cold, I found that there were some endearing traits, and I found her warming to the cat. I like the way she lets nothing get in her way, and the book does explain her background, which I have wondered about through several novels. I suppose if I had read them in sequence, I would have found this out quite early on! What of the story and the plot itself. I found the book to be gripping and the storyline moved at a good pace. I did not in any way guess the ending, and was stunned, to be truthfull. It is well written, and I like the way all the other characters respond to Mallory. I will certainly be reading more of O'Connellls books, and would like to think others would read and enjoy them too.
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This book has been branded as one of my favorite books of all times. Mallory is an original to say the least. I liked this second book more than the first of the series. Mallory is such an interesting character and so is her sometimes partner Charles. The plot of this book is unique though not original. The way she carries out her investigation (how she uses modern technology to haunt her suspects) is Mallory and malice.
There were some interesting twists to this story; Justin, the part of her past that is revealed to Charles and what he would do for Mallorys' sake. Mallory has a heart of stone but I hope it thaws a little where Charles is concerned.

This book has a touch of humor along with the murder and mayhem. I hope they keep on coming!
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By A Customer on 28 Oct. 2004
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Again with Carol she has ensured that you are kept enthralled to the end. This is a must read book. mallory goes through the paces of who the killer is and i was mystified right to the end as always their seems to be a twist . you think you know who it is, then something else you read will change your mind.
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Mallory's Oracle was the first book in the series and although this is not as good, it is still a good read in its own right
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Caroll O'Connell's writings are works of art! Beautifully rendered characters complete with physical descriptions, pasts, futures, and real personalities make the stories come to life. The lethal beauty of Mallory, the chivalrous genius Charles, gruff, slobby Riker, stressed out Coffey, maternal Helen, and Markowitz the dancing fool all enhance this book's power. Detouring from the beaten track, Carol O'Connell writes mystery like no one else! READ THIS BOOK.
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