Overkill - A Maggie Ryan Mystery

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Susan McBride is the author of AND THEN SHE WAS GONE, the first in the Maggie Ryan Mystery Series, nominated for a Reviewers' Choice Award for Best First Mystery by RT magazine and a PUBLIB Best Book of 2000. Her work appears in the anthology, THE SPIRIT OF WRITING: CLASSIC AND CONTEMPORARY ESSAYS CELEBRATING THE WRITING LIFE (Tarcher/Putnam). She's a Journalism School graduate from the ...
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Overview

About the Author

Susan McBride is the author of AND THEN SHE WAS GONE, the first in the Maggie Ryan Mystery Series, nominated for a Reviewers' Choice Award for Best First Mystery by RT magazine and a PUBLIB Best Book of 2000. Her work appears in the anthology, THE SPIRIT OF WRITING: CLASSIC AND CONTEMPORARY ESSAYS CELEBRATING THE WRITING LIFE (Tarcher/Putnam). She's a Journalism School graduate from the University of Kansas.
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Denise Swanson
"With her second book, Susan McBride joins the elite company of Mary Higgins Clark and Sue Grafton. From start to finish, Overkill locks you in your seat and refuses to allow you to exit until you've read to the very end."— Agatha Award nominated author of MURDER OF A SMALL-TOWN HONEY and MURDER OF A SWEET OLD LADY
Gayle Lynds
"Relevant and riveting...McBride is a terrific writer, and Overkill is a book you'll savor."—bestselling author of THE HADES FACTOR (with Robert Ludlum), MESMERIZED and MOSAIC
William Kent Krueger
"McBride has followed up her stunning debut with another fine novel sure to be a hit."— Anthony Award-winning author of IRON LAKE, BOUNDARY WATERS and PURGATORY RIDGE
Publishers Weekly
Overkill: A Maggie Ryan Mystery, second in Susan McBride's (And Then She Was Gone) series, lands Detective Ryan in the middle of another murder mystery this time it's a school bus shooting, and the victim is a young girl. The victim's tentative mother, who has put a restraining order on her husband and taken up with a belligerent new boyfriend, seems to be keeping information from the police, maybe to protect her daughter's killer. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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In this sequel to And Then She Was Gone, former Dallas policewoman Maggie Ryan finds rural Litchfield to be more disturbing than she bargained for when someone charges aboard a special education bus and kills a teenaged female student. Maggie's investigation reveals that the victim came from a potentially volatile family situation: parents separated, father unemployed, mother with a rich and powerful boyfriend. So while the news media have a field day, Maggie tries to corner a suspect. Mounting tension, slick prose, and a puzzling motive move this right along. For most libraries. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781878044877
  • Publisher: Mayhaven Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/1/2001
  • Series: And Then She Was Gone Series
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Pages: 286
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2001

    So Suspensful it can be read in one sitting!

    Litchfield, Texas, a quiet suburb of Dallas, hasn't had a homicide in more than four years. That's why police detective Maggie Ryan transferred to Litchfield from the DPD, because she could no longer stomach the fights, the shootings, and the knifings. But when Maggie and her partner, John Phillips, are called to investigate the murder of sixteen-year-old Pauletta Thomas while she sat peacefully on her school bus, it's almost more than she can handle. In her second suspense novel, Overkill, author Susan McBride weaves a taut suspense/mystery tale that leaves the reader looking over his/her shoulder. Pauletta is a victim of Williams' Syndrome, a physical and mental disability in which its sufferers 'test like retarded children, talk like gifted children, behave like disturbed children and function like a learning disabled child.' Was Pauletta's murder just another random of violence, or was she the intended target? Why was the murderer so brutal in his attack on the happy-go-lucky teenager? And perhaps, more important, why did the gunman leave the school bus driver critically injured and two Downs Syndrome girls alive and untouched? What could Pauletta possible have done? Or seen? Along the way, the investigation into Pauletta's murder stirs up old memories that Maggie has never resolved. While her mother lies in a coma in a nearby hospital, Maggie fights her own hatred, her own vulnerability, her own demons. McBride does an outstanding job in creating a character that is tough enough to handle the job of a twenty-first century cop. In handling Maggie's demons, McBride does the reader a service by not giving away all the gory details, but lets the readers fills them in along the way. Gleaned from today's society of school shootings and increasingly violence by and toward children, McBride shatters not only the tiny town of Litchfield, but makes the reader feel vulnerable as well. Overkill is every parent's, and every police officer's, nightmare. First the desperate hunt to find the killer, the hot tips that lead to a cold trail, then coming to grips that with the horrific realities that no one is ever really safe.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    powerful gritty tale

    Former Dallas police officer Maggie Ryan quit the big city force because of the high death rate and the unending supply of hardened criminals to deal with everyday. She transferred to suburban Litchfield where one homicide has occurred in the last decade. <P>Maggie and her partner investigate the killing of a special education teenager afflicted with Wilson¿s Syndrome riding a school bus and the shooting of the driver. The police, especially Maggie, want to catch the killer, but have no evidence and a witness whose memory is at best fuzzy. Maggie keeps digging, trying to find the motive for killing a learning disabled innocent. <P> Susan McBride lives up to the promise of her first book, AND THEN SHE WAS GONE, with a powerful gritty tale. OVERKILL depicts the darkest of human emotions that cause individuals to bypass their better impulses so they can perform ugly deeds. The protagonist provides no easy answers as readers admire her ability to survive hell making her quite a role model for both genders. On top of that the exciting mystery with its unforeseen climax makes this a must read. <P>Harriet Klausner

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