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Length: 256 pages

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“This author at his best bows to no one for whiplash plotting and page-whirling suspense.” —Publishers Weekly
“Klavan’s style is hard, unflinching, with a wide seam of whiplash humor running through it that sets him well apart from your regular, journeyman writer.” —Publishing News
“Klavan constantly finds the unexpected opening. He lands every blow and never from where it’s expected.” —Arizona Daily Star

About the Author

Andrew Klavan (b. 1954) is a highly successful author of thrillers and hard-boiled mysteries. Born in New York City, Klavan was raised on Long Island and attended college at the University of California at Berkeley. He published his first novel, Face of the Earth, in 1977, and continued writing mysteries throughout the eighties, finding critical recognition when The Rain (1988) won an Edgar Award for best new paperback.
Besides his crime fiction, Klavan has distinguished himself as an author of supernatural thrillers, most notably Don’t Say a Word (1991), which was made into a film starring Michael Douglas. He has two ongoing series: Weiss and Bishop, a private-eye duo who made their debut in Dynamite Road (2003), and The Homelanders, a young-adult series about teenagers who fight radical Islam. Besides his fiction, Klavan writes regular opinion pieces for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and other national publications. He lives in Southern California.

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  • File Size: 527 KB
  • Print Length: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Road (November 15, 2011)
  • Publication Date: November 15, 2011
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00606JVS0
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Andrew Klavan has been nominated for the Mystery Writer of America's Edgar award five times and won twice. He is the author of several bestselling novels, including Don't Say A Word, filmed starring Michael Douglas, True Crime, filmed by Clint Eastwood, and Empire of Lies. He is currently writing a series of thrillers for young adults called The Homelanders. The first two novels in the series are The Last Thing I Remember and The Long Way Home. Klavan is a contributing editor to City Journal and his essays have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times, among other places. His satiric video commentaries can be seen on

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By L. Walker on November 29, 2011
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'Look,' she said wearily from the stairs. I was leaning against the stove, studying her stupid sneakers. My arms crossed, my soul leaden with sorrow. 'I just don't want to approach you too fast. I know you don't like journalists. I saw you on TV: slamming the door? That's why I was watching...'

'Oh, admit it: you were being mysterious and romantic.'

'Jesus!' One of her little sneaks gave a little stomp. 'You sound just like my father.'

Fortunately, this arrow went directly through my heart and came out the other side, so there was no need to have it surgically removed, which can be expensive....


Back in 1985, the young author Andrew Klavan had a novel published in England which didn't find a home in the U.S. This novel is "Agnes Mallory," which is now, thankfully, available in a Kindle edition from Mysterious Press.

The narrator of the story is Harry Bernard. Harry lives in a secluded cabin, outside the New York suburb of Westchester. He is a recluse, a broken man, a disbarred lawyer who has left his family behind.

He wants nothing to do with the young woman who follows him home one evening, in the rain. Klavan introduces her in such a way that the reader isn't sure at first whether she's real or a ghost. And that's appropriate, since this is a kind of a ghost story--but the ghosts are the memories we carry with us and the dreams we've buried in the cellar.

Because once Harry Bernard was a little boy who dreamed of virtue and heroism. He met a little girl named Agnes, who shaped wonderful figures out of clay. He became her friend, and then they were torn apart by forces they could not understand.
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By Gabby Hayze on June 23, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition
From the time I was about half way through the book, I began to wonder what in the world I was going to say about it. It's not a terrible book, but it isn't very good either. If all the rambling thoughts leading nowhere were removed from the body of work, there would be very little left to read. The book may be called Agnes Mallory, but the story is really about Harry Bernard and the relationship he developed with Agnes when they were children. It seems as though he is drawn to Agnes because she's strange, although what she is as a child in no way prepares either Harry or the reader for what she becomes as an adult. Agnes' father is a Holocaust survivor, and during her childhood Agnes takes on the responsibility of trying to make her father less remote by distracting him from living with past memories of a daughter he lost during a Nazi attack on his village. This could have been a very emotional story had Klaven only stayed with a plot and expanded on it following Agnes and Harry through to adulthood. Instead it's more of an exercise in vocabulary showmanship (some words were not listed in my Kindle Dictionaries at all) and an attempt to find something profound to say about the most trivial objects, scenery, or events. I've read other novels by Andrew Klaven, and for me they were riveting. I was disappointed with Agnes Mallory mainly because when I finally finished it, I couldn't begin to explain the point of it. Because of that, I wouldn't know to whom I could recommend this book. I have another book by Andrew Klaven in my TBR pile. I hope it's better than this one.
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