Entombed The Barnes Noble ReviewFor sex crimes prosecutor Alexandra Cooper even a night out can be murder Already troubled by the return of the Silk Stocking Rapist back in business after a four year break

  • Title: Entombed
  • Author: Linda Fairstein Blair Brown
  • ISBN: 9780743566971
  • Page: 178
  • Format: Audiobook
  • The Barnes Noble ReviewFor sex crimes prosecutor Alexandra Cooper, even a night out can be murder Already troubled by the return of the Silk Stocking Rapist back in business after a four year break , Alex is further burdened when the seminar she s attending at NYU Law School is interrupted by the discovery of a skeleton bricked up behind the wall in the basement ofThe Barnes Noble ReviewFor sex crimes prosecutor Alexandra Cooper, even a night out can be murder Already troubled by the return of the Silk Stocking Rapist back in business after a four year break , Alex is further burdened when the seminar she s attending at NYU Law School is interrupted by the discovery of a skeleton bricked up behind the wall in the basement of a Manhattan brownstone that was once the residence of Edgar Allan Poe Although the tabloids have a field day with the Poe connection, this corpse is no relic from the poet s era Forensics estimates that the body was entombed sometime after 1979 ancient history only from the perspective of leads gone cold Meanwhile, someone is mimicking the M.O of the Silk Stocking Rapist with one notable distinction He leaves his victim dead As that investigation unfolds, Alex wonders if the copycat s victim might have had information about the body in the basement Suddenly the cold case turns red hot, and it s up to Alex to ensure that no one else gets burned Linda Fairstein s inside knowledge of police procedure and legal work she spent 25 years in the Sex Crimes Prosecution Unit of the Manhattan D.A s Office provides Entombed with intriguing realistic touches her craft as a writer turns it into an atmospheric, fast paced tale that rivals Poe Sue Stone

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    1. I have to admit that it was the connection to Edgar Allan Poe that got me to read this book. I have a weakness for books with some connection with famous authors/actors/people. So, when I read the description of the book about a dead body being found entombed standing behind a brick wall in a house that Edgar Allan Poe had lived in, then I just had to read the book!Since this is the first book I have read in this series, and also the very first book I have read by Linda Fairstein was I curious t [...]

    2. My husband recommended this one because the setting included references to Edgar Allen Poe, the New York botanic gardens, and NYC history. All that was true; but the writing was boring, the murder mystery tedious, the setting obviously staged, and the overabundance of characters confusing and poorly delineated anyway. Five hundred pages of yawn, but once I started, I was, as almost always, obliged to finish.

    3. I'm lost in the maze. This novel kept bouncing around and I kept losing the focus. Yes, as the protagonist stated, a real life detective is involved in more than one case at at time. I think this novel tried to emulate that concept. There were two distinct cases that Alex Cooper and her partner were working on along with references to other cases that didn't add anything to the story. I think I would have preferred the book better if they'd cut out the story line about the silk stocking rapist a [...]

    4. Once upon a midnight dreary…I always learn something about a random subject usually unrelated to law in Fairstein’s books. Last time it was book collecting; this time it is Edgar Allen Poe. The plot is centered around Poe writing and enthusiasts. Prosecutor Alexandra Cooper attends a fundraiser in a building where Poe briefly resided, when a skeleton is discovered in a brick wall as it is being dismantled. Cooper is also on the trail of a serial rapist who has operated far too long in NYC. A [...]

    5. Man, Fairstein really missed the mark on this one. The plot dragged and the ending is really whack-a-do. She failed to close all the loops on all the semi-interesting plot lines that came from Poe. She truly does describe a great New York meal though - pour me a Dewers. Hopefully the next one will be better!

    6. Entombed was fascinating. Truly, wonderfully fascinating. Privilege, Poe and personal tragedies entwine in Alex Cooper's search for a long-dormant rapist as well as for the identity -- and murderer -- of a long-entombed corpse. At first the focus on Poe seemed like a distraction but, as is often the case in Fairstein's novels, it turned out to be key to finding the murderer.I'm very much looking forward to see how personal matters play out over the next book, even though I have a few (okay, 4) b [...]

    7. It is probably hard to believe that as someone who often enjoys a good mystery/suspense novel that this is the first novel by former DA Linda Fairstein that I have read. Fortunately I was not at all disappointed with this engrossing novel. Entombed features attorney Alexandra Cooper who is the heroine in all of Fairstein's novels to date, yet in this tale while trying to find a serial rapist who has eluded her partner Mike Chapman and herself for years Alex also finds herself trying to find a mu [...]

    8. In Linda Fairstein's Entombed, the 7th installment in the Alexandra Cooper legal thriller series, she told us a chilling thriller that raised a notch up in the chill factor. For Alexandra Cooper, she had a lot on her hands. First she tackled the return of a serial rapist who returned after a hiatus. Meanwhile, she investigated the murders of Emily Upshaw and the shocking entombment of a corpse, 20 years ago. While she worked on both cases, her friend Michael Chapman learned about the devastating [...]

    9. Very good, very eyrie, and very atmospheric. Alex, Mike, and Mercer have their hands full between a skeleton found behind a brick wall in the basement of a house in which Edgar Allan Poe once lived, the return, after a hiatus of several years, of a serial killer, and other seemingly unrelated cases. Fans of Poe will enjoy this story and its references to his poems and takes; people who aren't fond of Poe will enjoy the thrilling who-dun-it tale with a handful of red herrings to keep them guessin [...]

    10. This book felt like it was all over the place at times, and not always a cohesive story. It was too dragged out too, and didn't need to be 500 pages. Didn't love this one like some of her others. I'll always be a Linda Fairstein fan though.

    11. This is my favourite Linda Fairstein book, I enjoy reading about Alex, Mike and Mercer. The books are well written and you never know who the killer is until the end.

    12. A rapist is stalking and attacking women on the Upper East Side of New York City. After several attacks and a clear DNA profile, the attacks suddenly ceased. Now, five years later, the Silk Stocking Rapist has returned. Alex Cooper, an assistant DA with the New York District Attorney's Office is working with the NYPD to identify and catch him before too many attacks occur. Emily Upshaw is attacked, but this time there is no rape, and she is killed. But Alex is not convinced that this is the work [...]

    13. El libro está bien, en la misma línea de los anteriores. En esta oportunidad se da mayor peso a los casos alternos, ahondando en la investigación, cubriendo mayor terreno que en los libros anteriores donde los casos alternos eran más una distracción y no aportaban nada a la trama. La trama construida alrededor de la obra de E. A. Poe es cautivante y entretenida. Uno de los mejores libros de la serie hasta ahora

    14. Any mystery that leaves me hanging until the last chapter automatically gets at least 3 stars. I really could not figure out the villan in this Poe based story. I loved the literature references, but otherwise this was not high on my list. I found the many characters who were introduced and then left, confusing. Where did the profiler go? Likewise, I found way to many side dramas that only complicated the main story, which was strong enough to stand on its own.

    15. I typically enjoy these books as fluffy crime novels. They feel a lot like watching a Law and Order episode although the protagonist seems to get hurt in every storyline. I am pretty sure Sam Waterston never had this problem. However, this one seemed disjointed and I had trouble tying everything together. I did listen to the audio version and found out it was abridged once I was finished with it. That might be part of the problemor not.

    16. Sections of this book were good, left me feeling like reading more. Other sections left me wondering why I was reading the story at all! Dragged in some places, not in others. Too many characters,so many that I couldn't keep track of the suspects. I skimmed thru some pages and eventually finished it.

    17. Enjoyed this book. I felt like the story kept evolving. There were lots of twist and turns and some very sad parts. Looking forward to reading the next one!Side note, make sure you are reading these books in order!

    18. Fairstein adds the macabre crimes of Edgar A. Poe performed by members of the Raven Club. Cooper, Chapman, and Wallace suss out the culprits while getting more involved in the rapes and murders. As with other adventures, the crimes intersect. You'll be shocked by the perpetrator.

    19. Interesting revolving around Edgar Allen Poe and his time in NYC.Murders are portrayed as Poe's stories.Interesting info about the Botanical Gardens.Very good.

    20. Marvelous book! a lot of history of Edgar Alan Poe who I adore and ties to the current NYC and Bronx. Love this writer - she herself works in the Special Victims Unit in NYC so she brings in a lot of information from her experience. Read quickly - couldn't put it down. Can't wait to visit the places she visits in the book.

    21. Well, only good thing I can say is that listening to this audiobook has provided me with valuable information: never again pick up a book written by Linda Fairstein or narrated by Barbara Rosenblat. Come for the misogyny, stay for the offensive narration!I picked this up because it promised a mystery with ties to the writings of Edgar Allan Poe, but instead got bogged down in a biographical novel, with a bare-bones police procedural tacked on. I could've skipped an entire disc without missing an [...]

    22. This was one of the better Alex Cooper books in the series. Maybe it's because it dealt with Poe, an author that I always found interesting and mysterious, providing lots of background on the controversies about him marrying his young cousin, Virginia, as well as allegations of his plagiarism in his early years.The book opens with the return of the Silk Stocking Rapist (who I can't remember from previous books - do they begin less than 4 years ago?), but this particular case (view spoiler)[(for [...]

    23. EntombedLinda FairsteinSimon & Schuster Audio, 2005ISBN 0743538455Abridged Audio BookRead by Blair BrownManhattan sex crimes prosecutor Alexandra Cooper and her detective partners, Mike Chapman and Mercer Wallace, are involved in the case of the Silk Stocking serial rapist. At the same time, workers have uncovered a body entombed behind a wall of a brownstone being torn down and Alex is drawn into the dark world of Edgar Allan Poe, who once lived in the house. This particular body, that of a [...]

    24. Title: EntombedAuthor: Linda FairsteinSeries: Alexandra Cooper #7Synopsis (from bn): From New York Times bestselling author and famed former Manhattan prosecutor Linda Fairstein comes a chilling new Alexandra Cooper novel, Entombed, in which Alex matches wits with the master of detective fiction himself-Edgar Allan Poe…Workers demolishing a nineteenth-century brownstone where Edgar Allan Poe once lived discover a human skeleton entombed — standing — behind a brick wall. When sex crimes pro [...]

    25. This book was originally meant to be part of Dad's birthday present. Then I read it. I like to give Dad books because he enjoys reading. In my opinion he suffers from the same malady of most of the rest of the population - he reads too slowly (I've heard it argued I read too fast, but I'm not buying it). What this means is that I like to give him books that he'll enjoy but that he wouldn't necessarily have thought to buy himself.This, however, is a book he'd have bought himself. Like many of the [...]

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