The Chalk Girl Mallory Novel
Carol O'Connell has created a unique and spellbinding character in Kathy Mallory. There is no one like her in crime fiction. Carol O'Connell also writes a crime novel like nobody else. It's inhabited by strange or disconcerting characters in a milieu like no where else. Reading any of the Mallory books is like looking at the world pictured in Diane Arbus photographs. I think one needs to read the series from the beginning to appreciate O'Connell's genius, and also to see how Mallory becomes more "human" in each book. The Chalk Girl is the best crime novel I have read this year, and that is quite a comment, because I have read about 80 or so books by some very good writers. The plot has already been explained by others, so I won't go into it. All I can say that you will miss a wonderful book if you don't read this one. One comment, though, the readings from the journal of the young boy, Ernest Nadler, are so heart-wrenching that you'll need to be prepared to be sad for much of the book.Get your The Chalk Girl Mallory Novel Now!