Entombed by Linda Fairstein

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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 prosecutor Alexandra Cooper hears about the case, it strikes her as a classic Poe scene...except that forensic evidence shows that this young woman died within the last twenty-five years. Meanwhile, Alex's old nemesis the Silk Stocking Rapist is once again terrorizing Manhattan's Upper East Side. The attacks soon escalate to murder, and the search leads Alex and detectives Mercer Wallace and Mike Chapman to the city's stunning Bronx Botanical Gardens. There, an enigmatic librarian presides over the Raven Society, a group devoted to the work of Poe. In exploring the fabled writer's tormented life for clues, Alex will cross paths with a cunning killer and face some of the greatest challenges of her career. Entombed is masterful, exhilarating crime fiction from one of crime writing's most dazzling stars.

About Linda Fairstein

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LINDA FAIRSTEIN was chief of the Sex Crimes Unit of the district attorney’s office in Manhattan for more than two decades and is America’s foremost legal expert on sexual assault and domestic violence. Her Alexandra Cooper novels are international bestsellers and have been translated into more than a dozen languages. She lives in Manhattan and on Martha’s Vineyard.
Published January 4, 2005 by Scribner. 528 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction

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Freelance writer Emily Upshaw appears, at first glance, to be the Silk Stocking rapist's latest victim, but several details feel off to Alex and NYPD detective sidekicks Mike Chapman and Mercer Wallace.

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New York Times bestselling author, former New York prosecuting attorney turned writer, Linda Fairstein, has created another successful legal thriller with book 7 in the Alexandra Cooper series, “Entombed.” This book takes Alex and her detective friends on a journey into the world of Edgar Allen ...

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Book Reporter

Linda Fairstein's newest novel, ENTOMBED, is a chilling tale whose inspiration comes straight out of the works of Edgar Allan Poe.

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In Entombed, Cooper is working on three intertwined cases: A woman's bones have been found walled into a basement, while another woman has been sexually assaulted and murdered by someone copying the M.O.

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Manhattan District Attorney's Office Sex Crimes Chief Prosecutor Alexandra "Alex" Cooper and NYPD Special Victims Squad police detectives Mercer Wallace and Mike Chapman believe they finally have a break in the Silk Stocking rape murder cases.

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Cross fiction's greatest female sleuth with TV's grittier Law and Order spinoff to get the gist of Fairstein's bestselling Alexandra Cooper novels—Nancy Drew meets SVU.

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