Search Results: "Linda Fairstein"


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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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THE BONE VAULT by Linda Fairstein
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 21, 2003

"Despite the Cornwellesque title, the fearless plunge into the dirty waters of museum politics suggests that Fairstein (The Deadhouse, 2001, etc.) may have found her own voice at last."
A gala reception at the Metropolitan Museum of Art is interrupted by the news that one of the museum's sarcophagi has turned up in a Newark freight yard with its mummified Middle Kingdom princess replaced by a much more recent corpse. 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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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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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 >

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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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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 >