I received a press release this morning that really piqued my interest. Over the course of this year (and maybe some of early 2015), Headline will be re-jacketing and re-issuing Carol O’Connell’s Kathy Mallory crime series. I have never read any of the series, I’m sad to say. However, one of the things I love is finding established series on which to binge. I’ve found two ‘new’ series that I was going to start working my way through (Matthew Dunn’s Spycatcher and Daniel Silva’s Gabriel Allon series), but this one has to be added to the list, too. And may even be the first I try. I’m really looking forward to these re-issues.
Here’s the release scheduled:
Mallory’s Oracle – 14th August 2014
The Man Who Lied to Women – 14th August 2014
Killing Critics – 11th September 2014
Flight of the Stone Angel – 11th September 2014
Shell Game – 9th October 2014
Crime School – 9th October 2014
Dead Famous – 6th November 2014
Winter House – 6th November 2014
Shark Music – 4th December 2014
The Chalk Girl – Pub. Date TBC
It Happens in the Dark – Pub. Date TBC
Here’s the synopsis for the first novel, Mallory’s Oracle:
Mallory Book 1: the first NYPD detective Kathy Mallory novel from New York Times bestseller Carol O’Connell, master of knife-edge suspense and intricate plotting.
Detective Kathy Mallory. New York’s darkest. You only underestimate her once.
When NYPD Sergeant Kathy Mallory was an eleven-year-old street kid, she got caught stealing. The detective who found her was Louis Markowitz. He should have arrested her. Instead he adopted her, and raised her as his own, in the best tradition of New York’s finest.
Now Markowitz is dead, and Mallory the first officer on the scene. She knows any criminal who could outsmart her father is no ordinary human. This is a ruthless serial killer, a freak from the night-side of the mind.
And one question troubles her more than any other: why did he go in there alone?