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  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: One World/Ballantine (Oct. 3 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0345435680
  • ISBN-13: 978-0345435682
  • Product Dimensions: 20.9 x 13.9 x 1.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 318 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)


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Format: Paperback
"Bloody" Mary Cunningham must catch a killer with a very unique theme. Certain african-americans are being executed because of their politics, precisely those that lend themselves to be catagorized as 'sell-outs'. After each murder, an oreo cookie is left in their hands as a sign of their betrayal of their race. The clock is ticking, because the race for mayor is under way, and it especially turns ugly when the killer seems to be connected. Characters seem to be inserted when there was no need for them, but further along, the pieces begin to fit and the story moves even further. Kudos for an original story, a determined dectective, and, with luck, another continuing mystery.
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By A Customer on June 1 2002
Format: Paperback
I bought several books for my usual summer reading, and as usual, I skimmed the first few pages of each to decide which one I would read first. Cookie Cutter grabbed me from the start. Not only did I read it first, but I did so within a short period. This imaginative twist on the serial killer formula contained driven characters who were always in motion right up to the exciting climax. Hopefully, by next summer, the author will have another offering to kick-start my reading season.
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Format: Paperback
The main plot was carried by the protagonist and the protagonist, in this case the cop and the killer. That's the way it should be. But this book had a strong supporting cast of characters that played out several subplots and made the book more textured and twisting. Issac(the undertaker) was my favorite but others deserve mention, such as Precious (the addict)and Mocha (the girlfriend of the villian). The main characters of any story can't do it alone. In this story they had a lot of good help.
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I was so excited to see a murder mystery written by an African-American other then straight out of the newspaper. I kinda' get tired of one genre and flip to another script after awhile. I love a good murder mystery that holds my interest. The author did this in that the first murder committed was not by the 'killer' but by his father. You knew that the killer had issues but you never knew which way it was going to take him. I was kept in suspense when he finally found love, something that you didn't even think would come into play, being that he almost killed her too. You were set to wonder, ok, when is he going to kill her for some misspoken word or gesture and how is he going to justify it?
The heroine, Bloody Mary, go figure, sets out to find the killer with a partner (seemingly a modern day good-ol-boy) who it seems is set to work against her instead of with her. The author fleshes her out by giving her character a life of her own, which I liked. He builds her character with building blocks, fortifying her, so that we know what's making her tick. She's definitely 3-dimensional. Call me petty, but, the only thing that I didn't like was that the pumps didn't go with that outfit...only the fashion conscious will pick up on it... hahaah. Mary can come back to my reading nook anytime. I'll be waiting to go through another adventure with her. All that I have to say for her is... YOU GO GIRL! Bring on the next adventure. This was a good, intriguing read. If murder and mayhem are your thing, you'll enjoy it too.
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By Eddie Allen on Oct. 14 2001
Format: Hardcover
A killer has taken it upon himself to rid the world of oreos, in other words, blacks who are white on the inside. The twist is that the biracial killer looks Caucasian but is militant, making him white on the outside but black on the inside, a kind of reverse oreo. Pitted against him is Lt.(Bloody)Mary Cunningham.
This is not your garden variety serial killer vs. cop formula. The author does a great job in keeping the chase fast-paced and suspenseful with several subplots that come together neatly. I'm glad that there seems to be an increase in novels by black authors in the suspense/mystery/crime genre. I'll keep a look-out for this author's next offering.
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By Lydia Malcolm on Aug. 6 2001
Format: Hardcover
This is a suspenseful novel about some unsavory aspects of modern urban life. Well conceived. Well written. I identified with the main character, a female cop who has to deal with the baggage of working in a field dominated by males. I hope she becomes a serial character because I would buy her future adventures. Maybe the author was too hasty in giving the killer a fate that prevents his return because I thought he was unique enough to be a serial character too. But since there will be no rematch between these two, I'll settle for a return of the heroine.
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By A Customer on June 6 2001
Format: Hardcover
This was an excellent story with pace and intelligence. Warning: don't second guess the author on those parts where the story seems to go off on a tangent. He brings everything full circle and ties all loose ends very neatly. The story includes some societal themes that caused me to think and reflect. For readers who appreciate a good mix of suspense, violence, and some sex served up intelligently this is one to choose.
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By A Customer on May 20 2001
Format: Hardcover
i enjoyed cookie cutter because it kept supplying the suspense. i've stopped reading lots of books because they went soft in the middle but not this one. the author did a great job of threading enough side stories to keep the main story line moving. i do have one pet peeve though. the husband of the main character mary was too goody goody. the average guy would have put her in her place. other than that it was five stars.
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