Killing Critics (Kathleen Mallory #3)
I'm fascinated by Mallory's ability to compartmentalize everything, and by her "there are no rul ...more
Interesting characters here, to say the least. In a series that shines spotlights on some of New York's Craziest, this was extreme: there is a fashion terrorist, one of the more horrific murder scenes O'Connell has featured (the details of which are one of those things which most of the characters know, but whic ...more
Kathleen Mallory herinnert zich een moord die twaalf jaar eerder was gepleegd. Het speelveld was hetzelfde, namelijk de kunstenaarswereld.
Mallory wilt de zaak oplossen, maar krijgt de opdracht van hoger hand om de zaak te laten liggen. Mallory kan hier niet mee omgaan en besluit met het onderzoek verder te gaan. ...more
O'Connoll who often has a streak of magic or theatricality in her books, here turns her most satirical eye on the New York contemporary art scene: but what starts off as almost light-hearted eventually turns around to deliver yet another gut-wrenching kick.
Here is the blurb about the book: Andrew Bliss, art critic pens the phrase "art terrorism" to describe the murder of artist Dean Starr. No one suspects he knows anything about a crime committed in a gallery 12 years earlier. Detective Kathy Mallory wants to reopen the case and a number of people in high places start to get nervous
This is the 3rd in a series. I really wanted to like this series. Its alright but its very repetitive, at least a 100 pages of this book. There is ...more
Still, these books are pretty awesome. These are some evil characters and some pretty wooden dialogue (you never worry that a villain is going to turn out to have a good reason for doing stuff... a murderer maybe, but never a villain) but every once in a while there's a scene that just knocks you for a loop. Messy genre stuff that digs deep ...more
So far I'm not finding this as good as the previous book in the series, probably because the focus is on the mystery rather than on the intriguing character of Mallory. It's reminding me somewhat of Sara Paretsky's standalone book Ghost Country because of the assortment of characters whose viewpoints we keep switching too.
The second half of the book was a big improvement on the first half culminating in a fantastic ending that has left me intrigued as to where O'Connell will go next with this s...more
O'Connell, Carol - 3rd in Mallory series
Andrew Bliss, art critic pens the phrase "art terrorism" to describe the murder of artist Dean Starr. No one suspects he knows anything about a crime committed in a gallery 12 years earlier. Detective Kathy Mallory wants to reopen the case and a number of people in high places start to get nervous.
I find the character of Mallory completely intriguing. Add to the wonderful secondary characters, a dry humor and it's a winner. I shall admi ...more
Anzi, lo temevo: un'altra delusione. Dopo romanzi bellissimi come Susan a faccia in giù nella neve e Louise spari' di notte, un altro scritto cosi per scrivere e di cui si poteva fare benissimo a meno. Spero migliori.
Ed è migliorato. Ho dovuto ricredermi: bello veramente. L'inizio non è un gran che, ma poi la storia si fa intensa e l'intreccio interessante. Anche lo stile così asciutto della O'Connell si è ammorbidito in alcuni tratti.
Mallory reminds me of Saga Norén in "The Bridge" Scandinavian series by Hans Rosenfeldt. But the Saga character is richer and more consistently written imho.
Ok, non è bruttissimo, ma in pratica la quarta di copertina mi ha rovinato la trama, e la trama non era di suo un granché, per cui... be', credo che non comprerò altri libri della O'Connel a breve.