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Linda Fairstein

Autor(a) de Final Jeopardy

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About the Author

Linda Fairstein was born in Mt. Vernon, New York on May 5, 1947. She received a B. A. in English literature from Vassar College in 1969 and a law degree from the University of Virginia in 1972. She was appointed to the staff of the New York County District Attorney's office in 1972. She mostrar mais investigated crimes of sexual assault and domestic violence. She retired in 2002. She is the author of the Alexandra Cooper Mysteries series and one nonfiction book entitled Sexual Violence: Our War Against Rape. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos


Obras por Linda Fairstein

Final Jeopardy (1996) 1,186 exemplares
Entombed (2005) 1,077 exemplares
The Bone Vault (2001) 1,050 exemplares
Death Dance (2006) 927 exemplares
Bad Blood (2007) 877 exemplares
The Dead House (2001) 864 exemplares
Lethal Legacy (2009) 858 exemplares
Killer Heat (2008) 857 exemplares
Likely to Die (1997) 844 exemplares
The Kills (2004) 837 exemplares
Cold Hit (1999) 827 exemplares
Hell Gate (2010) 636 exemplares
Silent Mercy (2011) 496 exemplares
Night Watch (2012) 412 exemplares
Death Angel (2013) 381 exemplares
Terminal City (2014) 318 exemplares
Devil's Bridge (2016) 298 exemplares
Killer Look (2016) 270 exemplares
Deadfall (2017) 226 exemplares
Blood Oath (2019) 163 exemplares
I'd Kill for That: A Serial Novel by 13 authors (2004) — Contribuidor — 144 exemplares
Into the Lion's Den (2016) 78 exemplares
Sabers in the Wind (2008) 55 exemplares
The Prosecution Rests: New Stories about Courtrooms, Criminals, and the Law (2009) — Editor; Contribuidor — 46 exemplares
Digging for Trouble (2017) 33 exemplares
Secrets from the Deep (2018) 20 exemplares
Cold Hit [and] The Deadhouse (2004) 10 exemplares
Why Some Women Lie About Rape (2012) 6 exemplares
La noyée de l'Hudson (2001) 1 exemplar
Kwaad bloed (2008) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

FaceOff (2014) — Contribuidor — 500 exemplares
The Plot Thickens (1997) — Contribuidor — 328 exemplares
Inherit the Dead (2013) — Prefácio — 288 exemplares
Women Before the Bench (2001) — Introdução — 24 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum



I haven’t read a book in this series for some time and was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed revisiting the characters of Assistant DA Alexandra Cooper and Detectives Mike Chapman and Mercer Wallace of the NYPD.

Ostensibly a crime thriller, this narrative also features many historic details about New York City. I really liked all the information about Central Park and the Dakota. I’m one who likes that level of description and can’t get enough of all the facts. I’m always inspired to go off on my own and read more about those famous places that I’ve only actually ever seen once in real life.

This particular case starts with the discovery of a body in the water by the Bethesda Angel. The girl appears homeless and has no identification. In their efforts to figure out who killed her, the team explores the park and surrounding areas, stumbling onto a connection to a wealthy family who has lived at the Dakota for generations. A little girl disappeared from the top floor apartments of the Dalton family and was never found. Is that case related to this current homicide?

There are other side plots going on as well in this novel as Mike Chapman has made a serious error in judgment leading to a scandal that also threatens Alex’s reputation. Mental health issues, the plight of the homeless, the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the safety in Central Park called into question, rapists on the loose, well, you get the picture. Very busy book. The last part when Alex finds herself in personal danger (don’t they always go off on their own and get into trouble) was the least appealing part of this novel. I also get the impression, though I have skipped around the series and not kept up with it, that this current romantic situation she finds herself exploring is really out of character.

Regardless, I did enjoy this and also liked the narrator who did justice to the characters and gave voice to their quirky personalities and accents. I listened to the audio version and also read a bit of the e-book that I received as an ARC from NetGalley a quite some time ago.

Definitely want to search out other installments going forward. Recommended.
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CelticLibrarian | 21 outras críticas | Feb 16, 2024 |
A very enjoyable mystery. At one point I went - that is going to turn out to be important and I was right. The reveal came as a surprise.
nx74defiant | 35 outras críticas | Jan 14, 2024 |



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Marie Dorlan Translator
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