Search Results: "Linda Fairstein"


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COLD HIT by Linda Fairstein
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 17, 1999

"A workmanlike (though oddly seigneurial) job midway between Fairstein's tour de force debut, Final Jeopardy (1996), and its disappointing follow-up, Likely to Die (1997). (Literary Guild alternate selection; Mystery Guild main; author tour)"
Whoever raped and murdered gallery owner Denise Caxton tied her to a heavy ladder and tossed her into the Hudson to sink into oblivion. Read full book review >

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ENTOMBED by Linda Fairstein
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 4, 2005

A pair of hot cases carry Alexandra Cooper from her bailiwick as head of Manhattan's Sex Crimes Prosecution unit back to a past series of crimes—and the distant past of an American literary giant. Read full book review >

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DEATH ANGEL by Linda Fairstein
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 30, 2013

"Fairstein seems less interested in dramatizing official procedure or generating suspense than in serving as a relentlessly didactic tour guide in the mode of Margaret Truman. You'll learn an awful lot about Central Park, but one thing you won't learn is that the setting guarantees a successful thriller."
If you thought Sex Crimes Assistant District Attorney Alexandra Cooper had already examined a body planted on every single block of Manhattan (Night Watch, 2012, etc.), you've forgotten about Central Park. Read full book review >

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THE DEADHOUSE by Linda Fairstein
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 2, 2001

"Cooper going about her daily prosecutorial chores, the result is authoritative and interesting—unlike, say, when the whodunit is dragged out, and the gooey love affair dragged in."
Brilliant political science professor Lola Dakota's abusive spouse Ivan Kralovic has threatened to kill her, so when she winds up murdered it's a fair assumption he's the perp. Read full book review >

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KILLER LOOK by Linda Fairstein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 26, 2016

"Workmanlike detection, beautiful people caught in unlovely doings, and more information than you probably needed about the heroine's endless personal traumas. Average for this long-running series."
Who does Manhattan Assistant District Attorney Alexandra Cooper find "the most heartless group of people I'd encountered in ages"? Yes, it's the remaining luminaries of the city's no-longer-thriving fashion industry, whose number has been further reduced by one. Read full book review >

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INTO THE LION'S DEN  by Linda Fairstein
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"This likable gumshoe follows the trail from the library lions on 42nd Street to Brooklyn Public Library's Central Building, and readers will be happy to go right along with her. (Mystery. 9-12)"
Someone is stealing rare maps from the New York Public Library, and a preteen detective is on the case. Read full book review >

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DEATH DANCE by Linda Fairstein
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 17, 2006

"Don't weep for Alex. She's done better work (Entombed, 2005, etc.) and is sure to do so again. "
The real-life 1980 murder of Metropolitan Opera violinist Helen Hagnes inspires an eighth case for ADA Alexandra Cooper, head of New York's Sex Crimes Prosecution Unit. Read full book review >

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KILLER HEAT by Linda Fairstein
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 18, 2008

"All of Fairstein's accustomed strengths and weaknesses are on prominent display. Fans will love the result; nonfans aren't likely to be converted."
Prosecutor Alexandra Cooper, head of the Manhattan DA's Special Victims Unit, pursues a serial predator who has graduated to murder. Read full book review >

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LIKELY TO DIE by Linda Fairstein
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 10, 1997

"For forensics addicts only."
Assistant District Attorney Alexandra Cooper, in charge of New York County's Sex Crimes Unit, was intimately involved in her first case (Final Jeopardy, 1996)—the victim was a friend of hers, killed perhaps in error for her—but this time the case is just a case: the brutal assault and slashing of Dr. Gemma Dogen, head of neurosurgery at the behemoth Mid-Manhattan Medical Center. Read full book review >

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SILENT MERCY by Linda Fairstein
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 8, 2011

"Above average for this bestselling series, though not up to the mark of Hell Gate (2010)."
Alexandra Cooper, the ADA who heads Manhattan's Special Victims unit, tackles yet another series of crimes that have nothing to do with sex but a great deal to do with gender. Read full book review >

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LETHAL LEGACY by Linda Fairstein
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 10, 2009

ADA Alexandra Cooper's 11th case takes her about as far from her bailiwick as head of Manhattan's Sex Crimes Unit as you can get—into the bowels of the New York Public Library. Read full book review >

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BAD BLOOD by Linda Fairstein
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 16, 2007

"Fairstein's latest is as generously plotted as ever, with a series of fascinatingly grim locales that suit her gifts perfectly—even if she can't resist whispering historical sidelights into your ear with every change of scene."
An explosion far beneath Manhattan's surface turns prosecutor Alexandra Cooper's ninth case (Death Dance, 2006, etc.) into a free-for-all with roots sunk deep in the bedrock of the past. Read full book review >