The overwhelming number of ladies versus men in PBS is getting to me! Here is ANOTHER LADY AUTHOR with a HEROINE audio! I have to keep checking to see if anything else is changing besides my authors/characters. OK - on to the audio - I really get involved in a good mystery, and I'll admit it, I got involved here. I guess what really grabbed me about this novel is the "HISTORY" lesson you get about New Your! Ms. Fairstein's heroine Alex Cooper gets involved in the murder of a King's College professor, Lola Dakota (sounds like a name you might see on a marquee). After discovering a piece of paper with some numbers on the victim's body, we are magically transplanted to Roosevelt Island, just off the shore of Manhattan. In the 1800s the island was a dumping ground for society's dregs, and unwanted. Let's say that the inhabitants of the island were criminals, the insane, and Smallpox victims. The Roosevelt Island history was a welcome diversion from the straight line Mystery. Although I feel this book was not up to the level of Fairstein's previous books, it is nevertheless a good listen! If you are a fan of Linda's, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this one to you, however, if you are just starting to listen/read Fairstein, I would recommend you start from the beginning of the series with: "Final Jeopardy", so you don't miss the development of the characters. Whatever book you decide on, ENJOY! After all - that's why we do this - right?
excellent job by Blair Bown as reader. Good story.
Very very good book! I've read it four times! :)
Another msytery for that female lawyer who's part of the Special Victims unit in New York. Fairstein herself, another of those lawyers turned writer, actually began the real Special Victims Unit in New York, so she knos what she's talking about in that area. Only thing that drives me crazy is the continual references to the TV program "Jeopardy" in all her books (I never watch it), and dropping names of real restaurants, complete with names of owners, etc. (all in my neighborhood and, yeah, they're not my favorite spots to eat either). But otherwise, she usually has high interest level.
This book was good, but it left me wanting more. You really felt like you were reading a week in the life of a NYC DA