At the Stroke of Madness (Maggie O'Dell #4)
This by far is the best book in the series to date. We find a mentally healthier Maggie and get to see her in action as a profiler. The case is extremely interesting, if not r ...more
As "Elvan" says, lots of red herrings - which I love in a book, keeps my brain working!
Poor Maggie O'Dell always gets herself in some sort of bind, plus she has a habit of marching to her own tune,and as good as those intentions are, they most often lead to trouble.
A new character introduced in this book - I'm assuming this character will show up in future bo ...more
I enjoyed this edition of the Maggie o'Dell series. I would have liked to see more O'Dell time but the creative nature of this particular serial killer was well worth the read.
The book lost a star when O'Dell ventured in to catch the killer leaving her dead cell phone in the hands of a victim of Alzheimer's. :p
When w ...more
"In the tomblike silence of an abandoned rock quarry, someone is trying to hide their dirty little secret. A secret that reveals the depths of human depravity. A secret that is about to be discovered. When FBI Special Agent Maggie O'Dell receives a call from Sheriff Henry Watermeier of New Haven County, Connecticut, she assumes it's a routine tip. She's working on the case of a missing D.C.-area woman, and it seems her body had been found. But Maggie's about to learn this is just the tip ...more
Maggie O’Dell (book #4)
Maggie is asked by her friend, Dr. Gwen Patterson, to look into the disappearance of a patient. At the same time, several bodies are found stuffed into barrels in a quarry near the patient’s last known location. Is she one of the corpses? Who killed them and why?
The plot is enjoyable and well-paced. The new characters are easy to like, and the killer's motivation is unique as far as serial killer’s go. The pro ...more
FBI Special Agent Maggie O'Dell is just starting a hard-earned vacation when she gets a call from her friend, psychologist Dr. Gwen Patterson. One of Gwen's patients is missing on a trip to Connecticut. Can Maggie look into Joan Begley's disappearance?
At first Maggie dismisses Gwen's concern. But whe ...more
Band 4 der Reihe und wieder habe ich eine Reihe angefangen ohne es zu merken. Man kann das ...more
From back cover:
"In the tomblike silence of an abandoned rock quarry someone is trying to hide their dirty little secret. A secret that is about to be discovered.
FBI Special Agent Maggie O'Dell is just starting a vacation when she gets a call from her friend, psychologist Dr. Gwen Patterson. One of Gwen's patients is missing on a trip to Connecticut. Can Maggie look into Joan Begley's disappearance?
At first Maggie dismissed Gwen's concern. But when the body of a woman is discovered in ...more
When FBI Special Agent Maggie O'Dell receives a call from Sheriff Henry Watermeier of New Haven County, Connecticut, she assumes it's a routine tip. She's working on the case of a missing D.C.-area woman, and it seems her body had been found. But Maggie's about to learn this is just the tip of the iceberg in what will be one of the most bizarre, cold-blooded and confounding cases of her career a a criminal profiler.
During a cleanup excavation in the deserted quarry, a fifty-five-gallon drum wa
A consistent 4 star read. For reference Sue Grafton's books are 4 stars too. Jeffrey Deaver's rate as 5 star.
Copying this as I had a mini marathon through about 4-5 books and to say much more about any of them would end up giving away part of the story. That's what the summary/syn ...more
Alzheimer's and his little coward of a Jack Russell terrier, Scrapple. Hope to see more of these characters in future novels. Also the developing chemistry between O'Dell's best friend and mentor, Gwen and O'Dell's partner, Tully, will be a hoot to follow. Hey it can't be all blood, guts, and fffffava beans...and this author gets it.
At the Stroke of Madness is the fourth novel featuring FBI special agent Maggie O'Dell. Alex Kava adeptly portrays a good, strong female lead and continues the understated development of this character. In true Alex Kava fashion, forensic descriptions are well done & roman ...more
Special Agent Maggie O'Dell, FBI profiler, is asked by Gwen Patterson to look for a patient missing in Wallingford, CT. Maggie finds that bodies are being discovered in a quarry next to where DC detective Julia Racine's father lives. Clues point to several people but all eventually gets sorted out. Maggie does not contact Sam Morelli in Boston, but does meet her newly discovered half brother.
Maggie's part in this one had me laughing at times. Her vacation went by the ...more
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