Maggie O'Dell

17 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 960 ratings

Before Evil Publisher's Summary

Special Agent Maggie O'Dell doesn't need to set foot at a crime scene to catch a serial killer. From her small Quantico office, she's profiled criminals using just Polaroids and faxed copies of evidence from homicide detectives across the country. Then comes Albert Stucky...and nothing will ever be the same.

Stucky is a sadistic madman who places pieces of his victims in takeout containers and leaves them for innocent bystanders to find. He enjoys his twisted games as much as he enjoys the kill. And when Maggie is tasked with profiling his murders, Stucky is only too happy to rise to the challenge.

©2017 Alex Kava (P)2017 Little Brown Book Group
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  • Book 0

    • Before Evil

    • Maggie O'Dell, Book 12
    • By: Alex Kava
    • Narrated by: Regina Reagan
    • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Special Agent Maggie O'Dell doesn't even need to set foot at a crime scene to catch a serial killer. Then comes Albert Stucky...and nothing will ever be the same. Stucky is a sadistic madman who places pieces of his victims in takeout containers and leaves them for innocent bystanders to find. He enjoys his twisted games as much as he enjoys the kill. And when Maggie is tasked with profiling his murders, Stucky is only too happy to rise to the challenge.

    Regular price: $20.65

    • Before Evil

    • The Prequel - Maggie O'Dell Book 12
    • By: Alex Kava
    • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
    • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    From her small Quantico office, Special Agent Maggie O'Dell has profiled serial killers using Polaroids, faxed copies, and scraps of evidence provided by homicide detectives from across the country. She's gained a reputation for successfully profiling killers and solving crimes, without ever stepping foot at a real crime scene. Then comes Albert Stucky, and nothing will ever be the same.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not as good as the others

    • By Dawn on 09-20-17
    • The Prequel - Maggie O'Dell Book 12
    • By: Alex Kava
    • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
    • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
    • Release date: 09-07-17
    • 5 out of 5 stars 32 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 1

    • A Perfect Evil

    • By: Alex Kava
    • Narrated by: Richard Rowan
    • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 428
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 195
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 201

    The brutal murders of three young boys paralyze the citizens of Platte City, Nebraska. What's worse is the grim realization that the man recently executed for the crimes was a copycat. When Sheriff Nick Morrelli is called to the scene of another grisly murder, it becomes clear that the real predator is still at large, waiting to kill again.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Spoiler Alert

    • By Barb Schmidt on 03-04-10

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  • Book 2

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  • Book 3

    • The Soul Catcher

    • By: Alex Kava
    • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
    • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59

    In a secluded cabin six young men stage a deadly standoff with FBI agents. In a wooded area near the FDR Memorial in Washington, the body of a senator’s daughter is discovered. For FBI Special Agent Maggie O’Dell, there is nothing routine about being called in to work these two cases. As an expert criminal profiler, Maggie provides psychological insight on cases that involve suspected serial killers. She can’t understand, then, why she has been assigned to two seemingly unrelated crimes.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • chill

    • By Hunter on 06-09-17

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 4

    • At the Stroke of Madness

    • By: Alex Kava
    • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
    • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50

    FBI Special Agent Maggie O’Dell is just starting a vacation when she gets a call from her friend, psychologist Dr. Gwen Patterson. One of Gwen’s patients is missing on a trip to Connecticut. Can Maggie look into Joan Begley’s disappearance? At first Maggie dismisses Gwen’s concern. But when the body of a woman is discovered in an abandoned rock quarry in Connecticut, Maggie heads to the small town on “unofficial” business. Soon the shocking news surfaces that more bodies have been discovered.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Love the Author, not the narrator

    • By crnurse on 09-10-13

    Regular price: $17.95

  • Book 5

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  • Book 6

    • Exposed

    • By: Alex Kava
    • Narrated by: Tanya Eby Sirois
    • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 90
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56

    Agent Maggie O'Dell and Assistant Director Cunningham believe they're responding to a threat made at Quantico. Instead they walk into a trap. Before they realize it, they've both been exposed to a killer who can strike at anyone, anytime and no one can predict who might be next...until it's too late.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Exposed Way Too Slow

    • By Kate on 01-15-09

    Regular price: $24.47

  • Book 7

    • Black Friday

    • A Maggie O'Dell Novel #7
    • By: Alex Kava
    • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
    • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42

    On the busiest shopping day of the year, some idealistic college students believe they're about to carry out an elaborate media stunt at the largest mall in America. They think the jamming devices in their backpacks will disrupt stores' computer systems, causing delays and chaos. What they don't realize is that instead of jamming devices, their backpacks are stuffed with explosives, ready to be detonated by remote control and turning them into suicide bombers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Kava’s best plot yet

    • By Caitlin on 11-15-18
    • A Maggie O'Dell Novel #7
    • By: Alex Kava
    • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
    • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
    • Release date: 10-01-09
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 57 ratings

    Regular price: $20.99

  • Book 8

    • Damaged

    • By: Alex Kava
    • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
    • Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 33

    On Pensacola Beach, the Coast Guard prepares for a Category 5 hurricane that has entered the Gulf of Mexico. When the air crew patrols the waterways, they spot a huge fishing cooler about a mile offshore. Drug traffickers have been known to dump coolers with smuggled product to avoid detection and pay fishermen to retrieve them. But when the crew open this cooler, they’re shocked by what they find: body parts tightly wrapped in plastic.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Damaged

    • By Peggy on 09-12-10

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    • Damaged

    • By: Alex Kava
    • Narrated by: Jennifer Woodward
    • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    Special Agent Maggie O'Dell has seen a lot in her career, and amidst the killers, psychos and criminals she has hunted, she’s delved deep into the darkest, most shockingly evil recesses of the human mind. But when a cool box filled with body parts washes up on the shore of Florida’s Pensacola Beach, even Maggie isn’t prepared for what she is about to get into.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Rushed ending but overall an enjoyable listen

    • By Amazon Customer on 09-24-11

    Regular price: $17.55

  • Book 9

    • Hotwire

    • A Maggie O'Dell Novel #9
    • By: Alex Kava
    • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
    • Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 35

    On a crisp fall evening in Western Nebraska, what started as a group of kids filming their drug-fueled party ends in an explosive light show, leaving the victims apparently electrocuted with odd scorch marks being the only evidence. While Maggie tries to make sense of the different stories, sifting through what is real and what is hallucination, she realizes that the surviving teens are being targeted and systematically eliminated. Meanwhile on the East Coast, Maggie’s FBI partner, R.J. Tully, and Army colonel Benjamin Platt are at the scene of a deadly outbreak....

    • A Maggie O'Dell Novel #9
    • By: Alex Kava
    • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
    • Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
    • Release date: 07-12-11
    • 4 out of 5 stars 46 ratings

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Hotwire

    • By: Alex Kava
    • Narrated by: Regina Reagan
    • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    On a crisp Autumn evening in western Nebraska, what started as a group of kids filming their drug-fuelled party ends in an explosive light show, leaving the victims apparently electrocuted, with odd scorch marks being the only evidence. While Maggie O'Dell tries to make sense of the different stories, sifting through what is real and what is hallucination, she realises that the surviving teens are being targeted and systematically eliminated.

    Regular price: $17.55

  • Book 10

    • Fireproof

    • A Maggie O’Dell Novel
    • By: Alex Kava
    • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
    • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 41

    When an abandoned warehouse in Washington, D.C., bursts into flames on a cold winter night, the first investigators on the scene instantly spot similarities to a string of recent fires in the area. There is one difference, however: This one has a human casualty. The local team insists the murder is an isolated incident, concluding that the culprit must be a bored young man suffering from an uncontrollable impulse to act out anger and sexual aggression. But when Special Agent Maggie O’Dell is called in, everything she sees indicates that this is the work of a dangerous and calculating criminal.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Abrupt ending - it's like half a book

    • By Maura on 01-03-13
    • A Maggie O’Dell Novel
    • By: Alex Kava
    • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
    • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
    • Release date: 07-10-12
    • 4 out of 5 stars 49 ratings

    Regular price: $19.99

    • Fireproof

    • A Maggie O'Dell novel
    • By: Alex Kava
    • Narrated by: Regina Reagan
    • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    When a building bursts into flames on a cold winter night in Washington, DC, investigators see a resemblance to a string of recent fires in the area. There is one difference, however: this one has a human casualty. The local team insists they're looking for a young white male, suffering from an uncontrollable impulse to act out his anger or sexual aggression.

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  • Book 11

    • Stranded

    • A Maggie O’Dell Novel, Book 11
    • By: Alex Kava
    • Narrated by: Regina Reagan
    • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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    For decades, tired travellers have stopped at rest areas on America's epic highways to rest, refuel, and get a bite to eat, but little do they know that one man's rest stop is another's hunting ground. For years the defenceless, the weary, and the stranded have been disappearing along the highways and byways, vanishing without a trace. When FBI special agent Maggie O'Dell and her partner, Tully, discover the remains of a young woman in a highway ditch, the one clue left behind is a map that will send Maggie and Tully on a frantic hunt crisscrossing the country to stop a madman before he kills again

    Regular price: $19.18

    • Stranded

    • Maggie O'Dell, Book 11
    • By: Alex Kava
    • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
    • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 59

    When FBI Special Agent Maggie O’Dell and her partner, Tully, discover the remains of a young woman, the one clue left behind is a map - an invitation of sorts for Maggie to play a game - a game of cat and mouse between killer and investigators that will take Maggie and Tully on a frantic hunt crisscrossing the country to halt a truck-stop killer before he strikes again. With the body count rising, Maggie and her partner race against the clock to unmask the monster before it’s too late.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Horrible narrator

    • By Crazy Lady on 07-26-13
    • Maggie O'Dell, Book 11
    • By: Alex Kava
    • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
    • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
    • Release date: 07-16-13
    • 4 out of 5 stars 65 ratings

    Regular price: $19.99