This is another in Linda Fairstein's Alexandra Cooper, ADA mystery series. The setting is generally in NYC with a short interlude at Alex's Martha's Vineyard house. A young woman's body (the young woman is an art dealer) was found in the water. She'd been raped and murdered. Then, a suspect was found run over by a train. Another suspect calls Alex to have her and her friend, Special Victims Unit Detective Mercer Wallace, meet her (the suspect) at a g... Death Dance
The latest thriller in Linda Fairsteins Alexandra Cooper series has Cooper reuiniting with old buddy Mike Chapman and Mercer Wallace to solve the murder of Natalya Galavano, a dancer with the Royal Ballet. But the book opens up with Cooper interviewing a date rape victim. But the book quickly gets into the meat of the story when Cooper shows up at the Met and they look over the crime scene where Natalya was murdered. Ther investigation leads them to the ... Entombed
Scribner, Jan 2005, 26.00
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. The apparent latest victim Annika Jelt still lives thanks to a cop providing emergency first aid. The case has gone nowhere for several years, but with a potentia... Final Jeopardy
This story is told from the point of view of the NYC Assistant DA Alexandra Cooper. (It's the first of the Alex Cooper novels.) Alex lets Isabella Lascar, an actress who's her friend but who Alex doesn't particularly like, use Alex's home on Martha's Vineyard as a getaway. Isabella is killed by her stalker at the drive leading to Alex's island home. Jed, Alex's boyfriend/investment banker, was having an affair with Isabella at Alex's Martha's Vineyar...
Likely to Die
Alexandra Cooper, head of New York County's Sex Crimes Prosecution Unit, hadn't been involved in a major case since her actress friend was murdered six months previous so she was a little surprised when Detective Mike Chapman woke her at 5:30 am about a new case. Turns out Gemma Dogan, head of neurosurgery at Mid-Manhattan Medical Center, brain surgeon and professor for the prestigious hospital was found stabbed six times in her office. It also appeared ... The Bone Vault
The body of a museum researcher is found murdered inside the sarcophagus of an ancient mummy princess. Alex cooper is called to investigate. Her investigation uncovers some ugly secrets of the museums past. In the course of the investigation, another museum employee is found murdered. The friend of the murder victim reluctantly agrees to fly in from Europe to aide in investigation. The friend fears coming forward could endanger her own life. The fri... The Deadhouse
Scribner, Sept 2001, 25.00, 414 pp.
When Professor Lola Dakota finally had enough of her husband's abuse she agreed to work with the New Jersey District Attorney's office to put him behind bars. They set up a sting operation using undercover police officers masquerading as hitman. When they show Lola's husband Ivan on a videotape of them “killing” her, he pays them their fee. The police arrest him.
Unfortunately, la... The Kills
Scribner, Jan 2004, 25.00, 400 pp.
Manhattan Sex Crimes Prosecutor Alexandra Cooper tires to persuade a jury to convict counter terrorism security consultant Andrew Tripping of raping thirty something Paige Wallis. The problem with the case is that the alleged victim has no injuries or bruises so it becomes a “He said she said” scenario in front of a judge who hates these so called rape date trials due to the typical lack of sol...