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Another magician, Malakhai, plays a central role offstage in The Man Who Cast Two Shadows and then later, in Shell Game, emerges as a foreground character and the prime suspect in a murder.

Kathy's backstory and Riker's character play a major role in Crime School; Winter House offers a haunting doppleganger of Malory, and Find Me is brilliant fugue on her personal demons that resolves many of the personal questions about her past.

The trio of Markowitz' friends: You never know who will matter.

We hear in each of the first novels a bit more about Charles' uncle, a famous magician.

Typically, the real killer is less interesting than other characters either morally ambiguous or simply but less obviously evil.

Mallory herself is a protagonist so wonderfully dimensioned that we are driven, at least through the first four novels, by the desire to know and understand her.

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Rumpled Sergeant Riker, the aging alcoholic who tries to keep Kathy safe.

And the Doberman's death, for all its prominence, has almost nothing to do with the main action, nor does the dog's death contribute significantly to solving the murders.

The first novel introduces all the characters and themes that will figure in the series.

And we got not one, but seven more Mallorys (so far, May, 2016): Shell Game [review], Crime School [review], Dead Famous [review], Winter House [review], Find Me [review], The Chalk Girl, and It Happens in the Dark.

A new Mallory book, Blind Sight, in promised for fall of 2016.

Rumpled Sergeant Riker, the aging alcoholic who tries to keep Kathy safe.

And the Doberman's death, for all its prominence, has almost nothing to do with the main action, nor does the dog's death contribute significantly to solving the murders.

The first novel introduces all the characters and themes that will figure in the series.

And we got not one, but seven more Mallorys (so far, May, 2016): Shell Game [review], Crime School [review], Dead Famous [review], Winter House [review], Find Me [review], The Chalk Girl, and It Happens in the Dark.

A new Mallory book, Blind Sight, in promised for fall of 2016.

O'Connell writes with a vividness, style, and craft that sets these novels apart from pulp detective fiction, into the literary landscape of some of the best of our writers.