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Shell Game

Carol O'Connell

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Thriller / suspense

The stage is set for detective Kathy Mallory in this acclaimed thriller by New York Times bestseller Carol O' Connell, as she investigates the "accidental" death of a magician.

Detective Kathy Mallory. New York's darkest. You only underestimate her once.

A cop who knows there is no magic in the world

At a sell-out festival of magicians in Manhattan, in front of a live audience and eight million television viewers, a death-defying trick goes tragically wrong.

NYPD detective Kathy Mallory has learned the hard way that things are rarely what they seem. But she is the only cop who believes the death is not an accident.

Welcome to the darker side of NYPD.

Hiding behind the smoke and mirrors is a ruthless killer who will soon strike again.

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Praise for Shell Game

  • Intriguing, original and disturbing - The Times

  • If any writer could make me break my New Year's resolution to avoid serial killer novels, it's the brilliant Carol O'Connell. - Daily Telegraph

  • Takes the reader to places no other crime writer visits. It's a trip worth making.

  • One of the most unique, interesting and surprising heroines you've ever come across.

  • This is crime writing at its best, and Mallory is its fascinating central character - New Books Magazine

  • The crimes are gruesome, the writing as smooth as silk as each chapter of this thriller reveals a piece of an increasingly horrendous jigsaw. - Bella Magazine

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Carol O'Connell

Carol O'Connell is the New York Times bestselling creator of Kathy Mallory, and the author of thirteen books, eleven featuring her acclaimed detective, most recently IT HAPPENS IN THE DARK, as well as the stand-alone thrillers JUDAS CHILD and BONE BY BONE. She lives in New York City.

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