Likely To Die

Author: Linda Fairstein
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0748130225
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Alexandra Cooper, Manhattan's top sex crimes prosecutor, is brought into what promises to be a messy case. Gemma Dogen was found in her own office in a New York hospital sexually assaulted, soaked in her own blood and considered likely to die before she can be moved to the emergency room. Alex combs through her files for murders with similar modus operandi, while Mike Chapman and the other detectives concentrate on possible motives amongst her friends and colleagues - many of whom had found Gemma a professional thorn in their sides. Two facts rapidly become apparent: the hospital itself is far from secure; and someone believes that Alex has discovered something far too damaging for them to let her live...

Cold Hit

Author: Linda Fairstein
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 074323006X
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A chilling new Alexandra Cooper thriller from the acclaimed Manhattan Assistant D.A. who lives the gritty and glamorous life she writes. The raves are in for Linda Fairstein's Alexandra Cooper novels. "Riveting authenticity," says Vanity Fair. "Grisham-esque," says Time. "There is an anger and a passion in Alex Cooper that is clearly not fictional," says The London Times. From its dramatic opening scene when a silk-clad corpse washes up from the turbulent waters at Manhattan's northern tip to its stunning conclusion when Alexandra runs for her life, Cold Hit transports the reader behind the scenes with the cops, the criminals, the victims, and the denizens of the art world. Here is the authenticity, the vision, that only Linda Fairstein can provide. On a steamy August evening, after an exhausting day in the courtroom, Assistant District Attorney Alexandra Cooper joins her longtime pals and partners-in-investigation, NYPD detectives Mike Chapman and Mercer Wallace, at a somber crime scene. In her ten years as a sex crimes prosecutor, Alex has seen many victims, but few more poignant than this one, pulled from the water with her hands and feet obscenely tied to a ladder. Sleep comes uneasily after such a vision, but the knowledge that monsters walk the city's streets, preying on the innocent, motivates Alex and her colleagues in their sometimes heartbreaking work. Perhaps this time they will be lucky. A "cold hit" could match DNA from the crime scene with a suspect's DNA profile in the police database. Or is this case a more sinister kind of "cold hit"? Who was this latest victim? From a luxurious Fifth Avenue apartment to famous midtown auction houses to the avant-garde galleries of Chelsea, Alex, Mike, and Mercer hunt for a killer in a very special world where priceless art meets big money in a lethal mix. Whether it's a missing Rembrandt, a Vermeer in need of authentication, or doors paneled with precious amber and missing since the great Nazi art thefts, the stakes are high, the consequences potentially fatal. Illuminating and inspiring, Cold Hit takes us from the paint-chipped offices of cops and D.A.s to the elegant restaurants of Alex's privileged Upper East Side life. The contrast is striking, but it's all part of the extraordinary world that author Linda Fairstein has brought so vividly to life in this magnificent novel of suspense.

Sequels

Author: Janet Husband
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 0838909671
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A guide to series fiction lists popular series, identifies novels by character, and offers guidance on the order in which to read unnumbered series.

Linda Fairstein Boxed Set

Author: Linda Fairstein
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451657285
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Now available, a boxed eBook set of Linda Fairstein’s first three Alex Cooper mysteries: Final Jeopardy, Likely to Die, and Cold Hit. Linda Fairstein’s first novel, Final Jeopardy, introduces the Manhattan Assistant District Attorney Alexandra Cooper, whose job description matched Fairstein’s own as Manhattan’s top sex crimes prosecutor. The author’s “two decades as a prosecutor of sex crimes imbues Final Jeapardy with riveting authenticity” (Vanity Fair), and it was made into a television movie starring Dana Delaney. In Likely to Die, New York City’s oldest medical center is the scene of a ghastly attack: top neurosurgeon Gemma Dogen is found in her office, where she has been sexually assaulted and designated by the cops as a “likely to die.” By the time assistant D.A. Alexandra Cooper has plunged into the case, it’s a high-profile murder investigation. As Alex's passion to find the killer intensifies, she discovers that she is the next target for lethal violence. For readers who “like the science of Patricia Cornwell and the legal strategy of John Grisham, this one’s for you” (The New Orleans Times-Picayune). In Cold Hit, the silk-clad body of a woman is pulled from the waters at Manhattan's northern tip. Alex races against the clock with the hope for a “cold hit” —a DNA match that would reveal the identity of the murderer by linking the crime to someone already in the police database. But as the case pulls her into the exclusive world of Eastside auction houses, Alex discovers she may be marked as an expendable commodity in a chilling and deadly scheme. “A skillfully executed plot, by a crime novelist whose powerful characters are drawn from her real life expertise. Absorbing, intricately woven—bring on the next” (Patricia Cornwell).

Myth and Ritual in Women s Detective Fiction

Author: Christine A. Jackson
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9780786480944
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The relationship between traditional myths, fairytales and current fiction novels featuring women as crime-solvers is examined in this critical study. Using theories from Joseph Campbell, C.G. Jung and others, the author asserts that plots and imagery in these novels conform to quest narratives outlined in classical myths and traditional fairytales. Narcissus, Medusa, Orpheus and Orestes are a few of the figures emerging in today's mystery fiction. Among the mystery authors discussed are Patricia Cornwell, Amanda Cross, Sue Grafton, P.D. James, Sara Paretsky and Julie Smith. After establishing the anatomy of a mystery, the text discusses many myths, rituals and rites associated with mysteries, including myths of identity, religion and rites of initiation.

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

World Authors 2000 2005

Author: Jennifer Curry
Publisher: H. W. Wilson
ISBN:
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- Well-researched, in-depth accounts (averaging 3,000 words), explore writers' backgrounds, formative experiences, and literary achievements. - Many autobiographical accounts, written specifically for this volume. - Profiles also highlight critical response to authors' works. - Entries include suggested reading lists and bibliographies. - Photo of the author accompanies many of the entries.

Talking book topics

Author: Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
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