Carol O'Connell Biography
Born in 1947, Carol O'Connell studied at the California Institute or
Arts/Chouinard and the Arizona State University. For many years she survived on
occasional sales of her paintings as well as freelance proof-reading and
At the age of 46 she sent the manuscript of Mallory's Oracle to
Hutchinson, because she felt that a British publisher would be sympathetic to a
first time novelist and because Hutchinson also publish Ruth Rendell. Having
miraculously found the book on the 'slush pile', Hutchinson immediately came
back with an offer for world rights, not just for Mallory's Oracle but
for the second book featuring the same captivating heroine.
At the Frankfurt Book Fair, Hutchinson sold the rights to Dutch, French and
German publishers for six figure sums. Mallory's Oracle was then taken back to
the States where it was sold, at auction, to Putman for over $800,000. She lives in New York City.
Kathleen Mallory series
- Mallory's Oracle (1994)
- The Man Who Cast Two Shadows (1995) aka The Man Who Lied to
- Killing Critics (1996)
- Stone Angel (1997) aka Flight of the Stone Angel
- Shell Game (1999)
- Crime School (2002)
- Dead Famous (2003) aka The Jury Must Die
- Winter House (2004)
- Shark Music (2006) aka Find Me
- The Chalk Girl (2012)
- Judas Child (1998)
- Bone by Bone (2008)
This biography was last updated on 08/14/2013.
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