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Killer Career Paperback – August 15, 2009
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Robert W. Walker, author of Dead On, City of the Absent, says, "Killer Career hits all the right keys and notes! Author Mandel has hit her stride! A great read!"
Austin S. Camacho, author of Russian Roulette, says, "The roller coaster of joy and horror, love and terror made me dizzy until the final surprise."
From the Author
Subconsciously I believe this book was inspired by my frustration at remaining at the same job of administrative assistant in a law firm for almost 40 years, which zapped my energy and time from my true love, writing.
Hence, in the fictional world I created a lawyer with the desire and means to give up her day job in favor of writing. I didn't want to make it too easy for her, so I added some dead bodies and other obstacles for her to conquer, such as her bugaboo, claustrophobia.
The setting is Chicago, where I spent many a year at my day job before the economy delivered me from my duties there in early, 2011.
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Top Customer Reviews
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Morgan Mandel's writing is clear, her characters are easily visualized and easy to follow, and her storytelling is spellbinding. Interweaving the thoughts of a writer who writes well enough to teach others the art with the mind of a megalomaniac so deeply disturbed that he doesn't recognize the reality of his fiction, Morgan takes us all on a journey into madness that is unforgettable.
The contrast between childhood losses being lovingly treated vs those ignored and mishandled is written with empathy and caution. The love story as a subplot is a quiet echo of those childhood losses and the right and wrong way to deal with such, allowing her characters to grow and move beyond childhood feelings toward mature relationships.
This is the second Morgan Mandel mystery that I've read, and I look forward to more. If you enjoy reading a master of the art of storytelling and following plots that reflect human needs and fulfillment, you will love her stories.
I read your book today!! As at first, I'm thinking, as I am reading, "uh oh, a chick read", however, that all changed quickly and I absolutely ENJOYED the story.
One of the best things I really enjoyed were the varied sub-stories and insights into each character and thier backgrounds. The story had trap doors into levels that kept me engaged and eager to see where exactly the direction was heading.
I got a kick out of the Dad/Dade tie in and as a guy, was happy to see you had really clear insight into the masculine indentity. (of course the black and white pooch was cool too, especially after seeing Rascal's pix.
Thanks so much for the story and as I am no reviewer, I am a reader that knows a good book when I read one! GREAT JOB!!
There is one catch however, the ending left me feeling like something was lacking. The climax was perfect, but the ending seemed rushed. Other than that, this book gets 5 stars!