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Alex Kava (born Sharon M. Kava on June 7, 1960 in Silver Creek, Nebraska) is an American author of psychological suspense novels. Biography Growing up in the country outside of Silver Creek, Nebraska, Sharon Kava fantasized about becoming a writer. Her parents, although they understood the value of education, had a tremendous work ethic. Reading was seen as frivolous unless required as schoolwork. As a teenager, Kava wrote short stories on the backs of calendars, sharing them only with her younger brother and hiding them in a shoe box under her bed. Kava earned an art scholarship to attend college. To pay living expenses, she worked in a nearby hospital’s central supply department collecting and sterilizing all of the basins, instruments, and equipment from surgery, pathology, and the morgue. In 1982 she graduated magna cum laude from College of Saint Mary in Omaha, Nebraska, with a B.A. in art and English. After graduating, Kava held a variety of jobs, mostly in advertising and marketing. Starting her own graphic design firm, Square One, she designed food packages and logos for national corporations, wrote brochures and newsletters, created a line of greeting cards, and directed TV and radio commercials. In 1992 she returned to her alma mater as its director of public relations. Kava quit her public relations position in the summer of 1996, wanting to dedicate more time to writing fiction and getting published. To pay the bills, she resurrected Square One, refinanced her home, maxed out her credit cards, and even took on a newspaper delivery route. Her first novel was published in 2000. At that time, she chose to use the first name "Alex" professionally in order to disguise her gender, though she now includes photos and other identifying information on book jackets and in publicity materials. Alex Kava is a member of International Thriller Writers and the Nebraska Writers Guild. Her books have sold over 6 million copies worldwide. She is published in 34 countries and has made the bestsellers lists in the United States, Poland, Australia, Germany, the United Kingdom, and Italy. Awards Mari Sandov Award 2016 Florida Book Award 2016 Nebraska Book AwardBooks Alex Kava's novels include her series with FBI Profiler Maggie O'Dell, a second series with dog handler Ryder Creed (with O'Dell as an additional character), and other stand-alone novels, collaborations, and short stories. Kava is fascinated with true life crimes and includes details from various crime expert sources in her work. She was the Guest of Honor at the Mayhem In The Midlands 2008 Mystery Conference, held in Omaha, NE. Her book ONE FALSE MOVE was selected as the 2006 One Nebraska One Read feature. Maggie O'DellBefore Evil (2017) A Perfect Evil (2000) Split Second (2001) The Soul Catcher (2002) At the Stroke of Madness (2003) A Necessary Evil (2006) Exposed (October 2008) Black Friday (September 2009) Damaged (July 2010) Hot wire (July 2011) Fireproof (July 2012) Stranded (July 2013) Before Evil (September 2017)Ryder CreedBreaking Creed (January 2015) Silent Creed (July 2015) Reckless Creed (2016) Lost Creed (March 2018) Desperate Creed (2019) Hidden Creed (2020)Standalone novelsOne False Move (2004) (One Book One Nebraska Reads Project for 2006) Whitewash (May 2007)Short storiesA Breath of Hot Air (2011) Slices of Night: A Three-Part Novella (December 2011 with authors Erica Spindler & J.T. Ellison)Short story collectionsStorm Season: One Sensational Storm, Three Terrifying Killers (December 2012 with authors Erica Spindler & J.T. Ellison)Other StoriesGoodnight, Sweet Mother in Thriller (2006) (anthology with a short story by Alex Kava)References External links Official website with newsletter and contests. Alex Kava at the Internet Book List [1]. Discover the Alex Kava popular books. Find the top 100 most popular Alex Kava books.

Best Seller Alex Kava Books of February 2021

Split Second book summary, reviews and downlod

Split Second

4.5/5$6.99

Return to the pulse-pounding world of FBI special agent Maggie O’Dell, in book two of the bestselling series by Alex Cava.They dubbed him the Collector, so named for his ritual...

Kolekcjoner book summary, reviews and downlod

Kolekcjoner

0/5$5.99

Agentka specjalna Maggie O'Dell widziała wiele w swojej karierze. Ścigając morderców, psychopatów i przestępców, zagłębiała się w najbardziej mroczne, najbardziej przerażające...

Fireproof book summary, reviews and downlod

Fireproof

4.5/5$8.99

New York Times bestselling author Alex Kava returns in a blaze of glory with a gripping, action-packed thriller featuring special agent Maggie O'Dell,who is leading the search for ...

Dark and Twisted Reads book summary, reviews and downlod

Dark and Twisted Reads

0/5$12.99

This box set of three terrifying thrillers will keep you up far into the night!ALL THE PRETTY GIRLS by J.T. EllisonThe Southern Strangler is slaughtering his way thro...

Desperate Creed book summary, reviews and downlod

Desperate Creed

4.5/5$9.99

Award-winning author, Alex Kava pulls readers into the middle of the storm and has them gasping for air even as they turn the next page. A trailblazer ...

Slices of Night book summary, reviews and downlod

Slices of Night

4/5$2.99

One killer: A psychopath who flies under the radar, moving from city to city, preying on the lost and forgotten. Three investigators: Detective Stacy Killian from the New Orleans...

Blutiger Freitag book summary, reviews and downlod

Blutiger Freitag

0/5$7.99

Verstümmelte Körper, abgerissene Gliedmaße, Tote und Verletzte – FBI-Profilerin Maggie O’ Dell bietet sich ein Bild des Grauens. Ein Sprengstoffattentat hat in einem belebten Einkaufs...

Exposed book summary, reviews and downlod

Exposed

4.5/5$6.99

Get caught up in this terrifying psychological thriller, book 6 in Alex Kava’s acclaimed Maggie O’Dell series.Veteran FBI profiler Maggie O’Dell and Assistant Director Cunn...

Maggie O'Dell Collection Volume 2 book summary, reviews and downlod

Maggie O'Dell Collection Volume 2

0/5$16.99

Together for the first time in one box set, four thrilling stories featuring profiler Maggie O’Dell, only from New York Times bestselling author Alex Kava. AT THE STROKE OF MAD...

Storm Season book summary, reviews and downlod

Storm Season

4/5$3.99

The second exciting collaboration from Erica Spindler, Alex Kava and J.T. Ellison.  One terrifying storm; three thrilling tales. They call it an Alberta Clipper – a ...

Damaged book summary, reviews and downlod

Damaged

4/5$13.99

In this thrilling installment of the New York Times bestselling series, Special Agent Maggie O’Dell puts herself in the path of a hurricane to investigate a mys...

Hidden Creed book summary, reviews and downlod

Hidden Creed

4.5/5$9.99

"It's impossible not to care about and root for the human and canine heroes in Kava's series." —Tracie Hotchner, the Radio Pet Lady Network™"Every ti...

Hotwire book summary, reviews and downlod

Hotwire

4/5$5.99

In this thrilling installment of the New York Times bestselling series, Special Agent Maggie O’Dell investigates the death of three teenagers, only to find herself i...

Cazador de almas book summary, reviews and downlod

Cazador de almas

0/5$3.99

Alex Kava nos atrapa en otra escalofriante novela con la agente O´Dell como protagonista. En una cabaña aislada de Massachusetts, seis jóvenes dispuestos a morir se atrincheran esperand...

W ułamku sekundy book summary, reviews and downlod

W ułamku sekundy

0/5$5.99

Nazwali go Kolekcjonerem. Miał bowiem zwyczaj kolekcjonować swoje ofiary, zanim pozbywał się ich w niewyobrażalnie okrutny sposób. Agentka specjalna Maggie O’Dell przez dwa lata śle...

A Perfect Evil book summary, reviews and downlod

A Perfect Evil

4.5/5$5.99

“O’Dell could be Reacher’s long-lost twin.” —Lee ChildRediscover where it all began for Maggie O’Dell in this intense thriller by New York Times bestselling author Al...

The Soul Catcher book summary, reviews and downlod

The Soul Catcher

4/5$6.99

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 th...

Todesflehen (Ryder Creed 1) book summary, reviews and downlod

Todesflehen (Ryder Creed 1)

0/5$10.99

Die neue Serie der New-York-Times- und Spiegel-Bestsellerautorin Alex KavaRyder Creed kehrt gerade von einem Einsatz zurück, als seine Drogenhündin Grace überraschend b...

Le collectionneur book summary, reviews and downlod

Le collectionneur

0/5$6.99

Une nouvelle enquête de l’agent Maggie O’DellTraumatisée physiquement et psychiquement par une terrible affaire qui a failli lui coûter la vie, Maggie O’De...

First Thrills: Volume 4 book summary, reviews and downlod

First Thrills: Volume 4

3/5$2.99

New York Times bestselling author Lee Child and the International Thriller Writers, Inc. present a collection of remarkable stories in First Thrills. From small-town crime sto...

Przedsmak zła book summary, reviews and downlod

Przedsmak zła

0/5$7.99

Ciało zwisało z sufitu. Ręce i nogi były związane kablem, a ściany pokrywały rozbryzgi krwi. W kuchni stało otwarte pudełko na jedzenie na wynos, nad którym unosiła się chmara mu...

Partita con il male book summary, reviews and downlod

Partita con il male

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In tutta l'America si stanno verificando assassinii di preti cattolici, veri e propri omicidi ritualizzati che parlano di vendetta e odio. Del caso si occupa la celebre profiler dell'FBI Mag...

Maggie O'Dell Collection Volume 1 book summary, reviews and downlod

Maggie O'Dell Collection Volume 1

0/5$13.99

Available together for the first time in a value box set, the first three stories in the thrilling, critically acclaimed Maggie O’Dell series from New York Times bestselling author Alex Ka...

Instynkt łowcy book summary, reviews and downlod

Instynkt łowcy

0/5$6.99

W porównaniu do innych pomieszczeń tutaj panował bałagan. Na dużej korkowej tablicy wisiało mnóstwo zdjęć, przypięte jedno na drugim. Czasami widać było tylko grzywkę, nos czy o...

Goodnight, Sweet Mother book summary, reviews and downlod

Goodnight, Sweet Mother

3/5$1.99

Experience a heart-pumping and thrilling tale of suspense!Originally published in THRILLER (2006),edited by #1 New York Times bestselling author James Patterson.

Before Evil book summary, reviews and downlod

Before Evil

4.5/5$9.99

International bestseller Alex Kava delivers a stunning prequel to her critically acclaimed Maggie O'Dell series. From her small Quantico office, Special Agent Maggie ...

Czarny piątek book summary, reviews and downlod

Czarny piątek

0/5$12.99

Wybuch, przerażenie, panika. Samobójczy zamachowcy uderzają w sercu Ameryki. Giną niewinne osoby. Atak terrorystyczny, do którego nikt się nie przyznaje. Agentka Maggie O’Dell staje ...

Erloschen book summary, reviews and downlod

Erloschen

0/5$10.99

Ein Thriller der Extraklasse von der internationalen Bestsellerautorin Alex KavaIn ihrem zehnten Fall wird FBI-Profilerin Maggie O’Dell mitten in einer eisigen Winternac...

Dotyk zła book summary, reviews and downlod

Dotyk zła

0/5$5.99

Miasteczko Platte City w Nebrasce ogarnia panika. Zamordowano dziesięcioletniego chłopca, a obok jego naznaczonego stygmatami ciała znaleziono też krzyż, kawałek sznura i strzępek mat...

Black Friday book summary, reviews and downlod

Black Friday

4.5/5$6.99

Plunge into a thrilling adventure tracking domestic terrorists in book 7 of the acclaimed Maggie O’Dell series, from New York Times bestselling author Alex Kava.On the busiest ...

Granice szaleństwa book summary, reviews and downlod

Granice szaleństwa

0/5$12.99

W grobowej ciszy opuszczonego kamieniołomu w Connecticut ktoś ukrywa swoje brudne tajemnice, które odsłaniają głębię ludzkiej deprawacji. Tajemnice, które przypadkiem wychodzą w ko...

Sin aliento book summary, reviews and downlod

Sin aliento

0/5$6.99

Alex Kava nos sorprende con otra escalofriante historia en la que profundiza de una manera magistral en la línea que separa el bien del mal. Lo llamaban el Coleccionista, porq...

Zło konieczne book summary, reviews and downlod

Zło konieczne

0/5$9.99

W wielu miejscach Ameryki prawie w tym samym czasie giną katoliccy księża. Niemal identyczny scenariusz rytualnych zbrodni wskazuje na jednego sprawcę. Maggie O'Dell, specjalistka od por...

Zabójczy wirus book summary, reviews and downlod

Zabójczy wirus

0/5$6.99

Pewnego dnia do Akademii FBI w Quantico trafia pudełko z pączkami, a w nim list z pogróżkami terrorysty. Maggie O’Dell, i dyrektor Cunningham natychmiast przystępują do akcji… i wp...

Trucizna book summary, reviews and downlod

Trucizna

0/5$5.99

Najpierw pojawia się tajemnica… potem nadchodzi koszmar Sabrina Galloway, zatrudniona jako pracownik naukowy w firmie EcoEnergy, spędziła pięć lat nad opracowaniem technologii produkc...

Zabójczy wirus book summary, reviews and downlod

Zabójczy wirus

0/5$12.99

Pewnego dnia do Akademii FBI w Quantico trafia pudełko z pączkami, a w nim list z pogróżkami terrorysty. Maggie O’Dell, i dyrektor Cunningham natychmiast przystępują do akcji… i wp...

A Necessary Evil book summary, reviews and downlod

A Necessary Evil

4.5/5$6.99

Plunge back into the thrilling world of profiler Maggie O’Dell in book 5 of this acclaimed series from New York Times bestselling author Alex Kava.When a monsignor is found kni...

Blutspur des Todes book summary, reviews and downlod

Blutspur des Todes

0/5$4.99

Die Angst geht um in Omaha: Völlig überraschend wurde der brutale Frauenmörder Jared Barnett vorzeitig aus dem Gefängnis entlassen. Als kurz darauf eine Leiche gefunden wird, glaubt Staa...

Off the Grid book summary, reviews and downlod

Off the Grid

0/5$5.99

For the first time, all of New York Times bestselling author, Alex Kava's short works of psychological suspense are finally together in one collection.OFF THE GR...

Menschenleer book summary, reviews and downlod

Menschenleer

0/5$10.99

Wie weit gehst du, um dich zu retten, Maggie O’Dell? Wen bist du bereit zu opfern?Eine geheimnisvolle Landkarte führt FBI Special Agent Maggie O’Dell bei Ermittlungen...

Ściśle tajne book summary, reviews and downlod

Ściśle tajne

0/5$5.99

Ulewne deszcze podmywają grunt w Karolinie Północnej. Osuwająca się ziemia i lawiny błotne niszczą wszystko, co napotkają na drodze. Rośnie liczba zaginionych i martwych. Departam...

At the Stroke of Madness book summary, reviews and downlod

At the Stroke of Madness

4.5/5$6.99

Revisit the dark and twisted world of profiler Maggie O’Dell, in book four of the acclaimed series by Alex Kava.FBI Special Agent Maggie O’Dell is just starting a vacation wh...

Reckless Creed book summary, reviews and downlod

Reckless Creed

4.5/5$9.99

In this edge-of-your-seat thriller from New York Times–bestselling author Alex Kava, Ryder Creed, his K-9 search-and-rescue dogs, and FBI agent Maggie O’Dell find themselves at...

The Soul Catcher book summary, reviews and downlod

The Soul Catcher

4/5$6.99

Return to the world of criminal profiler Maggie O’Dell, in book 3 of the thrilling series by bestselling author Alex Kava.In a secluded cabin six young men stage a deadly stand...

Stranded book summary, reviews and downlod

Stranded

4.5/5$8.99

New York Times bestselling author Alex Kava returns with another action-packed thriller featuring special agent Maggie O'Dell, who is on the hunt for a "truck stop" serial killer...

Lost Creed book summary, reviews and downlod

Lost Creed

4.5/5$9.99

"Ryder Creed—along with his dogs!—is a true inspiration: tough, smart, dynamic." —James RollinsFifteen years ago Ryder Creed's sister, Brodie disa...

Breaking Creed book summary, reviews and downlod

Breaking Creed

4.5/5$1.99

From the New York Times bestselling author of the Maggie O’Dell novels comes the first novel in a thrilling series featuring an ex-marine turned K9 rescue dog trainer…

Czarny piątek book summary, reviews and downlod

Czarny piątek

0/5$5.99

Wybuch, przerażenie, panika. Samobójczy zamachowcy uderzają w sercu Ameryki. Giną niewinne osoby. Atak terrorystyczny, do którego nikt się nie przyznaje. Agentka Maggie O’Dell staje ...

Fałszywy krok book summary, reviews and downlod

Fałszywy krok

0/5$12.99

Jeden fałszywy krok może wszystko zmienić. Melanie Starks żyła dotąd niezgodnie z prawem. Jako samotna matka, wraz z siedemnastoletnim synem Charliem, utrzymywała się z ...

Silent Creed book summary, reviews and downlod

Silent Creed

4.5/5$9.99

Ryder Creed and his K9 search-and-rescue dogs return in the second installment of this exciting series, teaming up once more with FBI profiler Maggie O’Dell in their riskiest case yet.

Best Seller Alex Kava Audio Books of February 2021

One False Move (Abridged) MP3 Audiobook

One False Move (Abridged)

Mysteries & Thrillers$14.99

Internationally bestselling author Alex Kava delivers a searing thriller of one woman's encounter with her past which could jeopardize her futureMelanie Starks has never l...

A Necessary Evil: A Maggie O'Dell Novel #5 MP3 Audiobook

A Necessary Evil: A Maggie O'Dell Novel #5

Mysteries & Thrillers$14.99

As a killing spree continues unabated, it becomes clear to Maggie O’Dell - the FBI profiler assigned to the case - that more than one perpetrator is responsible. As she begins to drill dow...

At the Stroke of Madness (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

At the Stroke of Madness (Unabridged)

Mysteries & Thrillers$15.99

In the tomblike silence of an abandoned rock quarry, someone is trying to hide their dirty little secret - a secret that is about to be discovered.... FBI Special Agent Maggie O...

A Perfect Evil (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

A Perfect Evil (Unabridged)

Romance$21.99

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 ...

Das Grauen (Gekürzt) MP3 Audiobook

Das Grauen (Gekürzt)

Mysteries & Thrillers$9.99

Es war ein langer, zermürbender Einsatz, bis die FBI-Profilerin Maggie O'Dell den Serienkiller Albert Stucky überführen konnte - jetzt ist er geflohen und setzt seineBluttaten grausam for...

Hidden Creed: Ryder Creed K-9 Mystery Series, Book 6 (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

Hidden Creed: Ryder Creed K-9 Mystery Series, Book 6 (Unabridged)

Mysteries & Thrillers$17.99

Secrets are exposed and Ryder Creed's life hangs in the balance in the riveting sixth installment of the award-winning Alex Kava best-selling New York Times, USA Today, ...

Lost Creed: Ryder Creed, Book 4 (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

Lost Creed: Ryder Creed, Book 4 (Unabridged)

Mysteries & Thrillers$17.99

Ryder Creed rescues abandoned dogs and turns them into heroes. But this time, it’s Creed who may need rescuing when a madman leads him and agent Maggie O’Dell on a gut-wrenching scavenge...

Before Evil: The Prequel - Maggie O'Dell Book 12 (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

Before Evil: The Prequel - Maggie O'Dell Book 12 (Unabridged)

Mysteries & Thrillers$17.99

International best-selling author Alex Kava delivers a stunning prequel to her critically acclaimed Maggie O'Dell series. From her small Quantico office, Special Agent Maggie O'D...

A Perfect Evil (Unabridged) [Unabridged Fiction] MP3 Audiobook

A Perfect Evil (Unabridged) [Unabridged Fiction]

Mysteries & Thrillers$21.99

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 ...

Reckless Creed MP3 Audiobook

Reckless Creed

Mysteries & Thrillers$16.99

In the new edge-of-your-seat thriller from New York Times bestselling author Alex Kava, Ryder Creed, his K-9 search-and-rescue dogs, and FBI agent Maggie O'Dell find themselves at the...

Silent Creed MP3 Audiobook

Silent Creed

Mysteries & Thrillers$16.99

Ryder Creed and his K9 search-and-rescue dogs return in the second installment of an exciting new series, teaming up once more with FBI profiler Maggie O’Dell in their riskiest case yet.

A Necessary Evil (Abridged) MP3 Audiobook

A Necessary Evil (Abridged)

Mysteries & Thrillers$7.99

As the killing spree continues unabated, it becomes clear to Maggie O'Dell—the FBI profiler assigned to the case—that more than one perpetrator is responsible. As she begins to drill dow...

Split Second (Abridged Fiction) MP3 Audiobook

Split Second (Abridged Fiction)

Romance$4.99

They dubbed him the Collector, so named for his ritual of collecting victims before disposing of them in the most heinous ways possible. FBI Special Agent Maggie O'Dell spent two year...

Breaking Creed MP3 Audiobook

Breaking Creed

Mysteries & Thrillers$16.99

Ryder Creed and his dogs have been making national headlines. They’ve intercepted several major drug stashes being smuggled through Atlanta’s airport. But their newfound celebrity has al...

The Soul Catcher (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

The Soul Catcher (Unabridged)

Mysteries & Thrillers$21.99

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 discover...

Desperate Creed: Ryder Creed K-9 Mystery Series, Book 5 (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

Desperate Creed: Ryder Creed K-9 Mystery Series, Book 5 (Unabridged)

Mysteries & Thrillers$17.99

A trailblazer in the K-9 fiction genre, Kava creates a "dynamic between Ryder and his canines that reveals a world rarely shared in fiction and perhaps nowhere presented more effectively ...

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