Search Results: "Linda Fairstein"


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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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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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TERMINAL CITY by Linda Fairstein
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 17, 2014

"From the violated landmark to the return of all the regulars to the acrobatic chase finale to the casual logic behind both crime and detection, the results are so formulaic you'd swear this installment consisted entirely of outtakes from Coop's first 15 cases (Death Angel, 2013, etc.)."
Why would a madman deposit a series of corpses in the neighborhood around Grand Central Station? To prepare New York City's second most popular tourist attraction for the Fairstein treatment. Read full book review >

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DEADFALL by Linda Fairstein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 25, 2017

"The usual formula—an irresistible hook, a heroine too feisty to be considered truly embattled, a heap of expository thriller, and plotting that manages to be both ambitious and flabby—done to its usual turn."
Manhattan sex crimes prosecutor Alexandra Cooper becomes a person of interest—a great deal of interest—in the death of her boss. 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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HELL GATE by Linda Fairstein
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 9, 2010

"Thrills, gossip, sex, history, self-righteous indignation and hints of parallels to the contemporary rich and famous, all whipped to a fine frenzy. Fairstein's most potent cocktail since Entombed (2005)."
ADA Alexandra Cooper of Manhattan's Sex Crimes Office struggles to keep up with real-life New York scandal in her 12th not-entirely-ripped-from-the-headlines case. Read full book review >

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NIGHT WATCH by Linda Fairstein
Released: July 10, 2012

"Not surprisingly, the case ripped from the headlines is much more absorbing than the tale of restaurant malfeasance and imperiled love. Alex's 14th is distinctly below average for this bestselling series."
There's no peace for Manhattan Sex Crimes prosecutor Alexandra Cooper, whose vacation on the Riviera is interrupted by two crimes, one outside her bailiwick, one inside, and both very uncomfortable indeed. 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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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 >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 14, 2009

"No new classics, but plenty of evidence why the formula continues to hook readers."
The third themed anthology from the Mystery Writers of America (Death Do Us Part, 2006, etc.) offers a collection of mostly new tales of legal intrigue memorable for their variety of approaches to the formula. Read full book review >