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The Devil's Cradle (Kendall O'Dell Series #2) by Sylvia Nobel, Christy Moeller, Christy A. Moeller

In exchange for an exclusive story, feisty, flame-haired reporter Kendall O'Dell agrees to accompany 20-year old Angela Martin to claim her inheritance-a remote gold mining town in southern Arizona. But the bargain soon proves perilous as Kendall delves into the girl's past and unearths a family history of insanity, jealousy and violence that appears to have an eerie connection with the present. Is Angela the genuine heir, or a clever imposter? Was her father's recent death really an accident? And why was she never told of her deranged half-sister who perished in a mysterious fire eighteen years earlier?

Kendall's quest to find the answers leads her into a frightening labyrinth of events and she must risk her life to expose the shattering secrets that threaten to destroy the lives of everyone involved.

About the Author:

Ms. Nobel is elated with the early success of Deadly Sanctuary the first book in her Arizona mystery series based on the town of Wickenburg and featuring feisty red-haired reporter Kendall O'Dell. In June of this year, the Arizona Book Publishing Association voted Deadly Sanctuary Best Mystery of 1999. The second book in the series, The Devil's Cradle is set near Bisbee in southern Arizona and she is now working on the third.

Ms. Nobel enjoys giving her presentation, "The Timeless Fascination of the Whodunit," at bookstores, libraries, schools, reading discussion groups and clubs. In this discussion, she examines the unique construction of this popular genre, and delves into the major components that are crucial to the development of a successful mystery story.

Ms. Nobel is a member of the Arizona Center for the Book, Sisters in Crime and Mystery Writers of America. She currently resides in Phoenix, AZ with her husband and eight cats.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780966110586
Publisher: Nite Owl Books
Publication date: 10/28/2000
Series: Kendall O'Dell Series , #2
Pages: 442
Sales rank: 555,998
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.15(d)

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The Devil's Cradle (Kendall O'Dell Series #2) 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 596 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I got this eBook because it was free and what a WONDERFUL surprise! The story was so exciting that I couldn't put it down and finished in less than 2 days. As a youth, I enjoyed Nancy Drew books and this book reminded me a little of that style. At the end of each chapter, the author left the reader with a cliff hanger which makes it hard for me to stop reading. The plot and characters are interesting and you will be wondering how it will end until the very end... HAPPY READING!
Guest More than 1 year ago
It was great! She writes without using lenghty adjectives and keeps the suspense right up to the end. She ties everything together well and, well, I just couldn't put it down. Every chapter leads you right into the next. It was awesome. She is very talented; a breath of fresh air. I read all three books in succession. I like that her main character continues in the each book. I look forward to her next one. Buy it! You won't be sorry.
Guest More than 1 year ago
An intense rollercoaster ride of emotions! A real page turner. You cannot put it down! Run do not Walk to buy Dark Moon Rising! Keep up the great writing Ms. Nobel!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best books I read in a long time. Fast paced, well written, great story. Clean language and no uncomfortable sex scenes. The story keeps you guessing until the end. I found this book for free, now I will go read the entire series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Action packed ending. Unexpected twists and turns. A good read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read #1/#2 of the Kendall O'Dell series......I just wanted to keep reading and reading......these are great books. I have all of the Syliva Nobel books marked and am looking foward to reading every one of her books. Thank You D.Savoie
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When I started this book I wasn't sure rhat it was for me. I stayed with it though and I'm glad I did as the story took off. I thought that I had the mytery solved with about 100 pages left, but it took a few turns I didn't anticipate. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
For those of you who have had a nook for a long time a few years ago BN offered the first one for free as well. Thanks BN for keeping the series going on free fridays.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
By far one of the best books I have read in a very long time! It is one of those books you can't put down. It done with such great writing, doesn't have lots of nonsense just to fill the pages. I just now read there is one before it, and I plan to purchase it, no matter the cost. There is NO WAY to figure out "who done it". It has an ending you just will not believe!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The writing was unimpressive, and the book dragged on and on. Could have made a decent short story. But this is way too long and way too forced to be enjoyable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I do like these Kendall O'dell books, I have read two so far. I like the premise of the books as well as the characters and the logical thought processes. The Arizona setting is fun. The predicaments are different. Both books were fun, quick reads. One thing that does bother me is a smart female heroine doing dumb things along the way. It is one thing if a person is instantly thrust into a situation through no fault of their own, but going in wearing blinders? Danger Will Robinson, don't do that! The fact that Ms. Kendall is not an Arizona native can help forgive some of her self made predicaments.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story line was good but the book draaaaged!!! I would have enjoyed it much more had the book been much shorter. It had too much filler!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
But not my cup of tea. Author may want to edit out her use of the phrase "Plus that".
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting story line but the author over described every last little detail. It was overkill.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was free. I didnt really like it, Main character was not very open with emotion the book was written like a reporter would write a story. i know she was a reporter but i wasnt expecting the whole book to be written as it was. Overall the book it self was interesting. i skimmed most of it because i didnt like the over details of unimportant facts. it was a decent book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I saw this was free and got it expecting it would be like any other free book--flat, short, and boring. This was the exact opposite! It was 300 pages of fast pace, heart racing goodness. And Im not gunna lie--at first there were so many suspects and confusing back stories that I almost gave up, but this book kept me enthralled. It was amazing and had you questioning everyone and yet... Oh, and the ending threw me for a loop! I literally gasped. It was my first mystery. Please, please get this book. If you enjoy a good mystery you will love it.
JulesWrite527 More than 1 year ago
I was intrigued by the premise of this book -- a young woman inheriting a mining ghost town from family she never knew she had. I like a good mystery and was interested to see how this one developed. Unfortunately, I found myself disappointed almost from page 1 with a set-up that felt contrived and characters that felt more like caricatures. As a former journalist who has worked as a reporter and an editor for 2 small town papers, I was put off by what I felt to be a completely unrealistic depiction. A small paper with a secretary, two reporters, an editor and a sports guy is almost identical to the newspapers I worked for and in no way could we even remotely afford to send reporters all over the state to cover stories, especially for a week or so at a time. I found the main character to be unlikable. She is a journalist who claims to be objective and yet all she did was make judgments -- in most cases unfavorable -- about every single person and situation she encountered. Because a character was elderly, the protagonist assumed she was senile without even meeting her; another character had epilepsy so the protagonist assumed she was mentally ill. In my current job, I serve several people who have epilepsy and I found such a depiction to be very insulting. The protagonist talked about this same character who had epilepsy as being a friend but then kept saying that she felt the girl was annoying, insane and childish! She didn't really show any friendly thoughts towards the girl, in my opinion, just moments when she felt sorry for her. I realize a protagonist does not always have to be likable, and I am happy to read about such a character -- if the story is a good one. However, for me, while the premise of this book was promising, the story failed to deliver; the execution just felt contrived and forced for the most part due to what I feel was poor character development. The ending was only mildly surprising as most of it was obvious for a good part of the book. I would not recommend this book -- unless you have time you want to waste.
jrv1179 More than 1 year ago
This was a great book. I almost hated to see it end! It definitely kept my attention.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was pleasantly surprised. I got it because it was free, but I simply couldn't stop reading! It's a really good book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this over this past weekend and it much better than "The Dead Politicans Society."
ALM40 More than 1 year ago
I was introduced to the Kendell O'Dell series through Nook's Free Friday offer. I enjoyed the first book and couldn't wait to read "The Devil's Cradle". I was not disappointed. The story held my interest to the end. After finishing this book i went on to read the 3rd and 4th of this series. I only wish that there were more . If you like mysteries I would highly recommend this series. They are very easy to read and held my interest to the end.
Joe05 More than 1 year ago
I made the mistake of starting this book late in the evening and could not put it down. The only thing that saved me from being up all night was that my Nook ran out of power! I am fast becoming a huge fan of this series.
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