Book Reviews of Entombed (Alex Cooper, Bk 7)

Entombed (Alex Cooper, Bk 7)
Entombed - Alex Cooper, Bk 7
Author: Linda Fairstein
ISBN-13: 9781416503323
ISBN-10: 1416503323
Publication Date: 6/2005
Pages: 416
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 5 ratings
Publisher: Pocket
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
An excellent and surprising novel, a fine murder NYC mystery featuring Fairstein's DA Alexandra Cooper; well-written, wonderfully detailed {take it from someone who knows Da Bronx!}, quick to read, touching, smart, and very enjoyable!
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Helpful Score: 3
This was a very interesting story and I learned a lot I never know about the Bronx and Poe. I like Linda Fairstein's stories. Every one I've read has been better than the last.
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Helpful Score: 2
Decent read, dragged a bit in places. Will leave you waiting impatiently for the next one though.
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Helpful Score: 2
Very good ... entertaining ... good read.... strong characters. Looknig forward to reading more by this author.
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Helpful Score: 2
This was the 2nd book I've read by Fairstein. I like the way she works in historical facts about NYC into the plot of the story. I love modern murder mysteries and this is one of my favorites, very exciting, a quick read.
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Helpful Score: 1
Fairstein writes from her experience as a sex-crimes prosecutor in the NY DA's officer. The nitty-gritty down dirty work that goes into building a case is all here, plus the gift of a great story line. In this novel a body is discovered walled up in Edgar Allen Poe's house in the Bronx, a crime straight out of one of his novels. Only the corpse isn't 200 years old and it falls to Alex Cooper to solve the murder before the murderer takes her out of the story line.
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It was a crime scene Edgar Allen Poe himself could have conjured, only it was much too real. Workers demolishing a nineteenth century brownstone where Poe once lived unearth the skeleton of a young woman buried standing upright behind a brick wall.
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One of Linda Fairstein's latest and best, this novel has the historic Bronx and Edgar Allen Poe as backdrops as the savy DA, Alexandra Cooper, assists NYPD in solving several murders and rapes. It's a good read as a mystery, especially if you're fond of New York City history.
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Helpful Score: 1
Pretty good Alexandra Cooper thriller! I enjoyed the tour of little-known New York City areas and landmarks.
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Edgar Allen Poe is the star of this tale. I learned a lot about him in an innocous manner. Fairstein spins a good tale that is very readable. No heartstopping moments but a continuing thread that keeps you reading avidly. I plan to read more of her work.
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good read and hard to figure out "who done it"
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9th book in the Alex Cooper series. To me, it helps to have read them all. There are quite a few characters in the book that are mentioned in every book and to get a better idea of their history with Alex Cooper, it helps to have read them all. I really enjoy reading this series and always look forward to the next installment. It helps that often you are left hanging a little to find out what becomes of the 3 main characters.
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Another enjoyable read featuring Alexandra Cooper.
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A mystery that Poe would be proud of. The body of a woman is found entombed in a wall and the investigation reveals a tangle of clues that will leave you guessing.
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I like the Alexandra Cooper series.
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Excellent as always. This book focuses on Poe in NYC.
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Combines two main detective stories with an Edgar Allen Poe background in modern NYC. Very engaging. Just the sort of good story for a long commute.
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Linda Fairstein's books are really good books. They keep you guessing until the end.
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After a few less than thrilling novels from Fairstein, she's back in my good graces with this book. I love the NYC setting and the Edgar Allen Poe tie-in. As far as mysteries go, it's rather predictable after a point, but I'm still engaged.

As one previous reviewer noted, there are several recurring characters and it's nice to see them back in each subsequent book. To me, they're like old friends and I love 'catching up' with them. We're left hanging a bit at the end I am anxiously awaiting the next novel to find out 'what happens' to our trio.
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An exciting story from beginning to end. I like Fairstein's work and this one doesn't disappoint. The characters are interesting and well developed; the plot keeps you guessing. Quite a good audio book.
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Excellent book. This was my first by Fairstein. The Poe theme is what drew me to it, and I must say I got a pretty good "Poe" education by reading it. The ending was a little of a letdown, not because of "whodunit," but it was presented pretty blandly in comparison to some of the other action in the book. Still, overall it was a very good read. If you like your fiction with historical facts woven in, you will enjoy this book.
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Really good, fast read.....you wont regret reading it.
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The Silk Stocking rapist is back and Alex Cooper, Assistant District Attorney, vows to find him and get him behind bars. In the meantime, she is trying to figure out who's skeleton was entombed behind a brick wall, much like a scene from a Poe work of fiction. A double puzzle to solve. Involving mystery; a good listen.
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This was entertaining, especially for the long drive.
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Great book! I really like all her novels. This one focuses on Poe and his life in NYC.
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I liked this Large Print book because it fuses the past history of a murder with that of a present murder. Thus, connecting the two. It was a chilling legal prosecution thriller.
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Workers demolishing a 19th century brownstone where Poe once lived discover a human skeleton standing-entombed-behind a brick wall. Linda Fairstein delivers a chilling new Alexandra Cooper thriller in which Alex matches wits with the master of detective fiction himself-Edgar Allen Poe....

I really like the suspense of this book.
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Good book with lots of twists!
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Enjoyed this book with 2 story lines.
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A chilling Alexandra Cooper thriller, in which ALex matches withs with the master of detective fiction himself, Edger Allen Poe.
Good book!
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Another great Alex Cooper novel, Mike and Mercer take the cake....
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A great read for fans of shows like Law & Order:SVU
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I have found a new favorite author and it is Linda Fairstein!!! This is the first book I have ever read by her and I can't wait to read more!

Even though this book is a later book in her Alexandra Cooper series, the characters and plot are so well-written that it definitely can stand alone. You don't necessarily need to have read the others to enjoy this one.

I loved the way this book combines the history and the creepiness of Edgar Allan Poe with a moder-day crime. Excellent!!!
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Former sex crimes prosecutor for the d.a.'s office Linda Fairstein delivers a fictional(?) thriller starring her alter ego Alexandra Cooper. A skeleton is discovered behind a brick wall of a building once lived in by Edgar Allen Poe - sounds perfect for one of his stories - but forensics finds the skeleton has been there less than 25 years. Also, The "Silk Stocking Rapist is back at his old game. Maybe.
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Workers demolishing a nineteenth-century brownstone where Poe once lived discover a human skeleton standing--entombed--behind a brick wall. When assistant district attorney and sex crimes prosecutor Alexandra Cooper hears about the case, it strikes her as a classic scene from Poe's fiction... except that forensic evidence shows this young woman died within the last twenty-five years.
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i really like this series of books. It doesn't really have to read in order like so many
have to but it does help with character building. Theplots and subject matter are always spellbinding plus I've yet to know "wo done it" until the very end.
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It's been a long time since I read a book by this author. Yes, it's well written but I thought the plot has been overused. Alexandra Cooper, as usual, finds herself coping with a killer who intends to do away with her but, of course, she survives. Finding herself buried beneath a floor, a coworker rescues her and the second time she manages to overpower the killer herself.

I liked the links to Poe and the quotes so very much. They added much to the tale, more than the story itself, and whetted my appetite to read more of Poe, returning both to his poetry and his short stories.
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Great read, original, chilling, will keep you up at night.
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Workers demolishing a nineteenth-century brownstone where Poe once lived discover a human skeleton standing--entombed--behind a brick wall. When assistant district attory and sex crimes prosecutor hears about the case it strikes as a classic scene from Poe's fiction...except that forensic evidence shows this young woman died within the last twenty-five years.
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Series heroine Alexandra Cooper, head of Manhattan's sex crimes unit, returns in a novel that might have been titled "Nevermore,": focused as it is on the life and works of Edgar Allan Poe. When the body of a two-decades-old skeleton is found bricked up behind a wall in a soon-to-be-demolished building where Poe once lived, it looks like a very cold case indeed. But then that old murder is linked to a more current slaying, one that at first looks like the work of the Silk Stocking Rapist, Alex's old enemy, who terrorized the upper East Side of Manhattan several years ago but hasn't been heard from since. As usual, Alex and her good friends, detectives Mercer Wallace and Mike Chapman, take the reader to an area of New York most tourists never see--in this case, the Bronx Botanical Gardens and its wild, forested environs--and bring it dramatically to life. Just in case Poe ever has his own category on Alex's favorite TV show, theres enough trivia included about the master of the macabre's life and work to propel any reader to Final Jeopardy. Entombed is a smart, stylish, well-told tale. --Jane Adams
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Entombed is one of the most original, chilling, and brilliant crime novels that I have read.
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Another edge of your seat Alexandra Cooper book!
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This was excellent, Linda Fairstein just keeps getting better. If you read her first book, "Final Jeapordy" and stopped there, you owe it to yourself to read all of her later books. The first was pretty bad but the rest of the series is great. Full of interesting little tidbits about NYC, well-drawn and likable characters, and good plots make Linda Fairstein a favorite of mine.
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I really enjoyed this book! I loved the Poe feature, which of course made me want to read him, having never done so before. Fairstein keeps your interest and does extensive research on her books.
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Good book.
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Murder mystery with lots of Edgar Allan Poe remnants. Very interesting.
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Interesting detective tale. Could use more dialogue to move the story.
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Feels like your right there with the characters.
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Another Alexandra Cooper mystery. Lots of NYC history mixed in with an exciting puzzler.
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Very intriguing mystery. Truly a page turner.
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Workers demolishing a nineteenth-century brownstone where Poe once lived discover a human skeleton standing-entombed-behind a brick wall. When assistant D.A. and sex crimes prosecutor Alexandra Cooper hears about the case, it strikes her as a classic scene from Poe's fiction...except that forensic evidence shows this young woman died within the last 25 years.
Meanwhile, Alex is furious at the news that an old nemesis may be preying on women once again on Manhattan's exclusive Upper East Side. The Silk Stocking Rapist first struck 4 years ago, leaving a string of victims in his wake, then abruptly disappeared before Alex and the NYPD could identify him. Now, with improved technology and a national DNA databank to draw from, a fresh attack may give Alex a new lease on many old crimes, just in time to beat the statute of limitations.
But when a woman dies as a result of her injuries, Alex's search for justice for the rapists prior victims becomes a hunt for a killer as well. As Alex peels back the layers of the murdered woman's past indescretions, she finds more than one potential enemy and many intriguing connections between the Silk Stocking Rapist, his victims, and the haunting theme of revenge that pervades Poe's stories.
The case takes Alex and detectives Mercer Wallace and Mike Chapman from a quiet college campus to the stunning, 250-acre forest that comprises the New York Botanical Gardens. There, an enigmatic librarian presides over the Raven Society, a secretive group devoted to the work of Poe. Could it be that their fascination with a writer famed for depicting bizarre and exquisitley planned murders goes well beyond scholarly interest? 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.
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Detective thriller AND must read for all Edgar Allan Poe fans.
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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.
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My wife could not put this book down.Then I read the book,you will be terrified
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It is a good mystery. Fast moving!
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Excellent book. A lot of reference to the works of Edgar A. Poe and how a homicide investigation is showing similarities to it.
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Great plot - lacking characters. A wonderful summer beach book
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Good read
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Reference to the poet Poe in this suspense whodoneit thriller.
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CHILLS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Workers demolishing a 19th century brownstone where Poe once lived discover a human skeleton standing, entombed
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terrific
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Excellent!!!!!!
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Alex Cooper goes through a lot of perils to solve this mystery. Very Good!!
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It was a crime scene Edgar Allan Poe himself could have conjured, only it was all too real, workers demolishing a nineteenth-century Greenwich Village brownstone where POe once lived unearthed the skeleton of a young woman--buried standing upright behind a brick wall. Manhattan Assistand D.A. Alexandra Cooper takes on the gruesome case while in ursuit of the Silk Stocking Rapist, who is terrorizing the Upper East Side. But Alex discovers that one crime thread leads to the other as she follows a trail of clues to the Bronx botanical Gardens, where a group of Poe devotees may shed light on a stone-cold, modern-day murder of gothic proportions...and a cunning killer with a bone-chilling tale to tell.
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new condition on flipped through the pages