Maggie O’Dell is a fictional character who is the protagonist of a series of suspense novels by American author Alex Kava. Maggie is a FBI Profiler. Kava is very much interested true life crime stories, which is largely what the series is based on.


Alex Kava is an American author of suspense novels. Although her real name is Sharon, she uses the gender-neutral pseudonym. Kava has always wanted to be a writer from childhood, which she eventually became in 2000. Most of her novels feature Maggie O’Dell, an FBI Profiler.