The Deadhouse

Author: Linda Fairstein
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0748130241
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Lola Dakota had to call in the police several times to restrain her abusive husband, but he always returned, so when they got wind of his plan to hire a hitman to kill her she agrees to play her part in the sting which would see both men arrested. It proves to be a great success, but several hours later and when her husband is under lock and key, Lola is truly dead -and by someone's hand. The police team on the original sting are in disarray, so Alex Cooper and Mike Chapman are swiftly in place to take over. Looking beyond her husband into her professional life, they discover a university department riddled with jealousies, extra-marital affairs, swindled funds and the unexplained disappearance of a student known to be a drug user. The one thing which seems to link all the players with all the misdemeanours is the university's research site on an island off Manhattan where they were investigating the remains of the Victorian isolation hospitals and lunatic asylums and the morgue - the deadhouse. But why Lola's murder is connected to the place is not so easy to prove, nor the identity of her killer.

The Bone Vault

Author: Linda Fairstein
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 074813025X
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Following the critically acclaimed and top ten Best Seller The Deadhouse, Linda Fairstein now takes us behind the scenes of some of New York's magnificent and mysterious institutions in her most electrifying Alexandra Cooper thriller yet. The Bone Vault begins in the glorious Temple of Dendur at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where wealthy donors have gathered to hear plans for a controversial new exhibit. An uneasy mix of scholarship and showbiz. The exhibition has raised fierce opposition from some of the museum's elite: IMAX time trips and Rembrandt refrigerator magnets have no place for them at the Met. Assistant DA Alex Cooper, off duty for the evening, observes the proceedings with bemused interest until the Met director suddenly pulls her aside: the body of a young researcher has been found in an ancient Egyptian sarcophagus. Teaming up with cops Mike Chapman and Mercer Wallace, Alex must penetrate the silent sentinels comprising New York's museum society, investigating not only at the Met but also at the Museum of Natural History and the Cloisters, to find a killer. Atmospheric, chilling, and shot through with procedural authenticity.

Cold Hit

Author: Fairstein
Publisher: Sphere
ISBN: 9780751541649
Size: 69.67 MB
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Cold Hit On a steamy August evening, Assistant DA Alexandra Cooper is called to a crime scene. The body pulled from the water is that of a young woman with her hands and feet bound to a ladder. Her elegant clothes and manicured nails suggest affluent connections, but just how well-connected she is surprises even Alex. Soon she and her NYPD detective colleagues are hunting for a killer in a world where priceless art meets big money in a lethal mix... The Deadhouse University professor Lola Dakota's abusive husband is finally stopped when the police hear of his plans to hire a hitman and set a trap for him. It goes well, and he is soon safely behind bars. But less than a couple of hours later Lola is murdered. Alex Cooper is brought in to help, and finds herself in the strange world of academia at Columbia University. Amongst all the usual scandal is an unusual research site on an island near Manhattan - the remains of a Victorian penitentiary and morgue - the Deadhouse.

Genreflecting

Author: Cynthia Orr
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610694619
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The gold standard for readers' advisory, this book represents an essential resource for LIS students and practicing librarians who want to better understand readers, reading interests, and fiction and nonfiction genres.

Lethal Legacy Alexandra Cooper Novel

Author: Linda Fairstein
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 9780385529303
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When Assistant District Attorney Alex Cooper is summoned to Tina Barr’s apartment on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, she finds a neighbor convinced that the young woman was assaulted. But the terrified victim, a conservator of rare books and maps, refuses to cooperate with investigators. Then another woman is found murdered in that same apartment with an extremely valuable book, believed to have been stolen. As Alex pursues the murderer, she is drawn into the strange and privileged world of the Hunt family, major benefactors of the New York Public Library and passionate rare book collectors who may be willing to kill for their treasures. Copy and paste the URL below into your browser to download a free pdf of Linda Fairstein's new novel, Hell Gate, available in hardcover March 2010: http://knopfdoubleday.com/marketing/Hell_Gate_Chapter_1.pdf From the Paperback edition.

The Kills

Author: Linda Fairstein
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0748130268
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Paige Vallis claimed that she gave in to Tripping's sexual demands because he had threatened to harm his son if she didn't. Alexandra Cooper, prosecuting the ex-CIA man, knew she had her work cut out to convince the jury, but before Paige could complete her testimony on the stand she is found dead - strangled in her own apartment building, just hours after she'd confessed to Alex that she had had a relationship with another ex-CIA operative. While the accusation of rape against Tripping is dropped, he has other charges to face, not least abusing his own child. As Tripping's defence team go into overdrive to keep their client out of jail, Alex, Chapman and Mercer set out to discover who so conveniently killed the woman who could have put him behind bars. As they peel back the layers of Paige's life, they discover a decades-old viper's nest of robbery and double-dealing and discover that truth of the adage of money being at the root of all evil - however old and 'respectable' it might be.

Great Women Mystery Writers

Author: Elizabeth Blakesley Lindsay
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313334283
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Surveys the lives and works of some 90 contemporary women mystery writers, who are among the most popular authors read today.

What Do I Read Next

Author: Neil Barron
Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780787661823
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Provides synopses for over 1,500 titles of current popular fiction and recommends other books by such criteria as authors, characters portrayed, time period, geographical setting, or genre