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Before Evil

(2017)
(A book in the Maggie O'Dell series)
A novel by

 
 
International bestseller Alex Kava delivers a stunning prequel to her critically acclaimed Maggie O'Dell series.

From her small Quantico office, Special Agent Maggie O'Dell has profiled serial killers using Poloraids, 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.


Stucky is a sadistic madman who enjoys his twisted games as much as he enjoys the kill. Pieces of victims start showing up in takeout containers, strategically left for unsuspecting bystanders to find. Sometimes the body is dumped near by. Others are never found.

Maggie is tasked with profiling the murders. Despite all her skills and talents nothing has prepared for this. For the first time in her career she's seeing the gruesome crime scenes firsthand, because this madman has chosen the backwoods of Virginia as his killing grounds.

When Stucky discovers an attractive female FBI agent is part of the task force to stop him, he begins to taunt Maggie. He leaves notes and bits and pieces as if they were clues for a morbid scavenger hunt. Each step of the way he's daring Maggie to catch him if she can, all the while planning to make her his next prey.

Let the chase begin.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"O'Dell could be Reacher's long-lost twin." - Lee Child


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Used availability for Alex Kava's Before Evil

Hardback Editions

August 2017 : Hardback
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Title: Before Evil (Maggie O'Dell)
Author(s): Alex Kava
ISBN: 0-9973897-4-5 / 978-0-9973897-4-6
Publisher: Prairie Wind Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


August 2017 : UK Hardback
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Title: Before Evil (Maggie O'Dell)
Author(s): Alex Kava
ISBN: 0-7515-5382-4 / 978-0-7515-5382-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sphere
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

March 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Before Evil (Maggie O'Dell)
Author(s): Alex Kava
ISBN: 0-7515-5385-9 / 978-0-7515-5385-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sphere
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


December 2017 : Paperback
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Title: Before Evil (The Prequel): (a Maggie O'Dell Novel) (Volume 1)
Author(s): Alex Kava
ISBN: 0-9973897-6-1 / 978-0-9973897-6-0
Publisher: Prairie Wind Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


August 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Before Evil (Maggie O'Dell)
Author(s): Alex Kava
ISBN: 0-7515-5383-2 / 978-0-7515-5383-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sphere
Availability: Amazon UK   


Audio Editions

October 2017 : UK Audio CD

Title: Before Evil
Author(s): Alex Kava
ISBN: 1-4450-6889-3 / 978-1-4450-6889-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


October 2017 : UK Audio CD

Title: Before Evil
Author(s): Alex Kava
ISBN: 1-4450-6890-7 / 978-1-4450-6890-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


September 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Before Evil: Maggie O'Dell, Book 12
Author(s): Alex Kava
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Availability: Amazon   


September 2017 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Before Evil: Maggie O'Dell, Book 12
Author(s): Alex Kava
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Availability: Amazon AU   


September 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Before Evil: Maggie O'Dell, Book 12
Author(s): Alex Kava
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


September 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Before Evil: The Prequel - Maggie O'Dell Book 12
Author(s): Alex Kava
Publisher: Prairie Wind Publishing
Availability: Amazon   


Kindle Editions

August 2017 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Before Evil (Maggie O'Dell Book 20)
Author(s): Alex Kava
Publisher: Sphere
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


August 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Before Evil: (The Prequel) (Maggie O'Dell Book 12)
Author(s): Alex Kava
Publisher: Prairie Wind Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA