The Angel of Death (Forensic Mysteries, #2)
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The Angel of Death (Forensic Mysteries #2)

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As assistant to her father, the county coroner of Silverton, Colorado, Cameryn Mahoney has seen more gore than the average seventeen-yearold. But even Cameryn is shocked when Kyle O'Neil, the most popular guy in school, discovers the gruesome corpse of their English teacher murdered in his own bed. Kyle is drawn to Cameryn, who wonders if she can trust him with the secret...more
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published September 21st 2006 by Viking Juvenile
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Apr 13, 2009 Lucy rated it 1 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: people who like crappy mysteries
Shelves: 2009, mystery, teen
Cameryn Mahoney has an unusual side job--she's assistant to the county coroner--who happens to be her father. But she didn't get the job through nepotism--Cammie is good at death.

But this time, the case may be too gruesome for even Cammie to handle. When her teacher is found dead in his bed, discovered by Kyle O'Neil, one of his Eagle Scouts, Cammie is horrified to discover that his eyes are burned out--indeed, Mr. Oaks has been cooked from the inside out.

The case is mysterious, and the trail i...more
Shirley Truong
An intricately written novel, Alane Ferguson keeps you guessing the twists and turns of "The Angel of
Death." The story is told in the perspective of seventeen-year-old Cameryn Mahoney as the daughter of her coroner father. Her being the daughter she is means that she has seen more gore than your average teenager. Cammie is plunged into the world where she must distinguish which is reality and which is fantasy when her pupil, Kyle O'Neil, finds the remaining corpse of her English teacher in his...more
I had the suspects narrowed down to two pretty early in the book and had figured out how the person was killed pretty close to the start. There wasn't enough focus on the forensics in this book and I would have liked the M.E. and the coroner folks, Cammie included, to discuss more about how the murder could have been done. Instead, we get a hint at it towards the end of the book with a vague reference to a microwave mess, like we haven't made that connection already, or at least I had. I just di...more
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"The Angel of Death" is about seventeen year-old Cameryn Mahoney, who is her dad's assistant coroner. She is basically a split personality, where part of her is the fun-loving teenager, while the other half is the intellectual brain that knows many facts about death. Thus she is given the nickname, the "Angel of Death". In this book (which is my first Alane Ferguson book) a popular guy named Kyle finds their former English teacher dead. Mr. Oakes, the english teacher, was everyone's favorite tea...more
Mar 06, 2008 Nian rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: mysteries, forensics
Shelves: 2008
The next big case for Cameryn Mahoney comes in the most disturbing death anyone has ever seen. When Kyle O’Neil finds the body of beloved teacher Mr. Oakes, everyone is troubled by the way he is killed—the insides of his body seems like he’s been cooked alive, but there isn’t proof. Now that Cameryn’s mother is about to make an appearance in her life, and she’s trying to juggle her fast-paced relationship with Kyle, it’s going to take a lot of effort for her to crack this case.

Harsh to say, but...more
Michelle. D.
I really liked this book. The whole thriller part of it was soooooo good. The whole mystery of it was so ingenious! It was amazing! The plot had lots of twists and turns and was really surprising. Awesome! Let's move on to all the other parts of the book.

The whole relationship between Cameryn and Kyle, Cameryn and Lyric, Cameryn and Hannah, Lyric and Adam, Adam and Cameryn, Adam and Kyle, Kyle and Justin, Cameryn and Mammaw, Cameryn and Dad, Kyle and Mr.Oaks, etc,etc,etc pretty much kinda sucked...more
Bryce S
I thought the book ‘The Angel of Death” was an below average book and a disappointing book in my opinion. To start out the book was a Forensic Mystery book. It really didn’t seem like they spent much time in the book on the forensic mystery part. Cameryn and her father work for the county’s coroner office. Cameryn is the assistant to her father at the coroner office. The mystery Cameryn and her father are discovering is about what happened to Cameryn’s childhood teacher Mr. Oaks. I thought when...more
I found this book and simply thought it was a stand alone story, unknowing that it was book two.

However when I read it, I didn't understand what was going on, and I felt thoroughly disgusted at points. The autopsy scene was interesting but gross at the same time due to the disrespect given, and how everything was described. The worse was how Cameryn was emotionally dead, she felt flat as a character the entire time, the metaphors didn't make any sense (How did she go from walking in a graveyard...more
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Since I read the 3rd book first, I already knew who the murderer was, so I spent the whole book trying to figure out how and WHY!
don't trust anyone with the name Kyle
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Oh, my: the YA version of Kay Scarpetta. Teenage Cameryn helps her dad with autopsies (would this be legal? I wonder), because she wants to be Scarpetta when she grows up. When high school heartthrob Kyle discovers a popular teacher grotesquely murdered and then seems to want to make geeky Cameryn his number one squeeze, it doesn't take a Sherlock Holmes to work out what's going on. It takes Cameryn the best part of 250 pages, though. I was annoyed that the author was sufficiently irresponsible...more
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Forensic Mystery
By Alan Ferguson

Being a coroner's assistant means that Cameryn has seen more gore than your average seventeen-year-old. But even Cammie is shocked when Kyle O'Neil, the most popular guy in school, discovers the gruesome corpse of their English teacher murdered in his own bed. As Cammie gets involved in the case, she finds herself drawn to Kyle, and considers trusting him with the secret that she can't even tell her father. But when their relationship starts to move toward romance...more
Sandra Stiles
Cameryn (Cammie) Mahoney is like any seventeen year old girl in high school. She keeps secrets from her family, has some bumps in her relationship with her father and her best friend, and she is starting a new relationship, while someone is waiting in the wings for her. What makes Cammie unlike most seventeen year olds is she is a paid assistant to the county coroner, who just happens to be her father.
In this sequel to the Christopher Killer, Cammie is once again involved with a murder. This ti...more
Snapshot: Cammeryn Mahony is a seventeen-year-old girl with an unusual job; she works for her father as the assistant coroner. Cammie, as her friends call her, has seen more gore than the average person. However, she wasn’t prepared for this latest mystery. Her English teacher has been murdered in his own house, his corpse found on his bed with no sort of forced entry or clue of who and how he was killed. Kyle O’neil, the most popular guy in the school found the corpse. Although Cammie didn’t wa...more
Mikayla P
The Angel of Death by Alane Ferguson is an encasing murder mystery solved by 17 year old Cameryn Mahoney. Cameryn is an assistant coroner to her father and an aspiring forensic pathologist. During the story, Cameryn dates Kyle O’Neil, a boy scout and the person who discovered the murdered victim. Also, while all of this chaos is happening in Cameryn’s life, her mother (who abandoned her) is searching for her, and Cameryn isn’t sure she’s ready for her mom to come into her life.
When Cameryn fi...more
This is the second book in the Forensic Mysteries starring Silverton, Colorado's own junior forensic pathologist: Cameryn Mahoney.

Cameryn Mahoney hasn't been the same since her close call with The Christopher Killer - but it's more the resurfacing of her long lost mother (which she is keeping a secret) than her brush with death. Her father, the coroner who has hired her as his assistant is on the verge of firing her for her own good, fearing all of her contact with death is what has changed her...more
Liliana ♥s Mythology
First of all, can I just say: I knew it!! I knew who the killer was this whole time!! Ha! But I wont tell who it is 'cause I'm cool like that ;) or evil...depends how you look at it :P Or maybe I'll be so tempted to mention something that I'll have to throw in some spoilers...who knows?

Oh I bet you don’t even know what I'm talking about. I should probably start from the beginning, huh? (Am I still rambling, seriously?!)

As we all know (unless you haven’t read The Christopher Killer--awesome book...more
Cassa M.
The Angel of Death
by Alane Ferguson
258 pages

The Angel of Death is about a girls named Cameryn Mahoney who is assistant to the coroner who is her father. Cameryn is only seventeen and looks at dead bodies almost everyday of her life. One day Cameryn and her dad get a call that a guy has been found dead in his house by a seventeen year old boy named Kyle O'neil who goes to Cameryns school. The dead guy turns out to be Cameryns english teacher Brad Oakes. There is something weird abo...more
Snapshot: Cameryn is in way over her head. She’s the assistant coroner in a small town with a newly discovered deceased English teacher. With the help of her father, her friends, and local law enforcement, she attempts to solve the crime before it is too late. Cammie has always been known to have a level head. But she’s also a teenager. Her recent re-connection with her mother and her crush on a cute high school boy threaten to take her mind off the case and cloud her vision. Will she succeed?

This book, “The Angel of Death” by Alane Ferguson, was a book that I flew through. In saying that, I mean that once I started reading it, I simply couldn’t stop. It is the second book in “The Forensic Mysteries”, which is a series following Cameryn Mahoney and her adventures as a coroner’s daughter.

This book begins with Cameryn and a police officer, Justin, going to look at a dog carcass that was found on the side of the road. As the book progresses, a strange thing happens in Cameryn’s hometown...more
Mar 21, 2010 Kat rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: mystery, ya
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Apr 25, 2012 Sydney rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: forensic fanatics and murder mystery lovers
Real-life problems, check. Reasonable actions, check. Danger, check. A mystery that you have to discover with the character, check. Most murder mystery novels have a checklist that decides if it will be any good. The Angel of Death by Alane Ferguson, published by Penguin Group in 2006, was no exception and it passed with flying colors. Cameryn Mahoney is the assistant to the small Colorado town coroner who happens to also be her father. Being 17 and still in high school makes it hard for anyone...more
Jennifer Wardrip
Reviewed by Sally Kruger, aka "Readingjunky" for

If you are a fan of CSI, then this series is for you! THE ANGEL OF DEATH is the second book in the FORENSIC MYSTERY series by Alane Ferguson (following THE CHRISTOPHER KILLER).

Seventeen-year-old Cameryn Mahoney is deeply involved in the investigation into the death of her high school English teacher. She is the assistant to the county coroner, who happens to be her father. They have been called to the home of her teacher to examin...more
Brook Baker
Alane Ferguson

In "Angel of Death." Cameryn is once face-to-face with death. Except this time, it's not just your regular "natural" it's her English teacher, Mr. Oaks. Upon finding a dead dog earlier that day with Deputy Crowley that attained the same condition as Mr. Oaks, she and Justin bring it up. But being the man of coincidence, Sheriff dismissed the idea immediately. Both the dog and the human being seem to have been cooked from the inside out - literally. Seeing as there is no outside da...more
M Ames
Did you know The angel of death is about a murder case that hasn’t been solved yet?.The boy who lies there dead is Camryn Mahoney, he was little who lived with his mom and dad his parents was rarely home so his sister had to watch him for a while. Cameryn goes to school and discovers bullies trying to beat him up all the time. For a while the bullies would stop but cameryn discovers who his real enemies are.
Cameryn grew gruesome and tall over the years pass in high school. kyle, Camryn’s best f...more
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This book The Angel of Death by Alane Ferguson is the second book of The Christopher Killer. This time in Cameryn's life she faces a death that is almost so perfect there isn't any clue. On Cameryn's mind her mother who left her so long ago came back to see her. And people who care for Cameryn are telling her she became a new person she has changed. No one had ever expected it to be her new boyfriend Kyle a popular boy and with the best grades. He was the one who murder the teacher who everyone...more
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Alane Ferguson was born in Cumberland, Maryland, in 1957. She attended the University of Utah and Westminster College where she studied journalism. Later, Alane became interested in writing for children, mostly, she says, to follow the example of her mother, successful author Gloria Skurzynski. Her mother has written over fifty-seven books for children, while Alane is currently completing her thir...more
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