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The Bone Vault (Alexandra Cooper Series #5)

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wonderful police procedural

At the reception for a controversial show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Director Pierre Thibodaux speaks with guest attendee Manhattan Assistant District Attorney Alex Cooper. Pierre informs Coop, the head of Sex Crimes Division, that the corpse of a modern day fem...
At the reception for a controversial show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Director Pierre Thibodaux speaks with guest attendee Manhattan Assistant District Attorney Alex Cooper. Pierre informs Coop, the head of Sex Crimes Division, that the corpse of a modern day female rather than the mummified remains of an Egyptian princess was found in a sarcophagus during a routine customs inspection. Coop brings in her ¿team¿ of NYPD detectives, Mike Chapman and Mercer Wallace, to investigate the homicide. The threesome quickly learns the identity of the deceased Katrina Gooten, a worker at the Cloisters, Manhattan¿s monastery. The trio digs deeper into the museum, that of the Cloisters, and the Museum of Natural History as the trail takes them on a tour seemingly all over Manhattan in an attempt to find the killer. This police procedural story line is well designed and fun to read especially with the charged sexual relationship that both Coop and Mike react to by competing in cerebral contests that keeps the flesh from any lusty formations. When Linda Fairstein goes into her prosecutor¿s role on sidebars such as ancient funeral rites, the subplot provides well-written interesting information, but also slows down the prime theme. Still Coop is a great character starring in a strong investigative tale that sub-genre fans will welcome as long as the audience avoids betting on Jeopardy. Harriet Klausner

posted by harstan on December 9, 2008

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History, architecture, and art lessons in a mystery

The Bone Vault is Linda Fairstein once again treating her readers to a great historical, architectural and art romp through 2 great museums in New York all the while revealing a different picture of the world of, the maintenance of and the acquisition of art and antiqui...
The Bone Vault is Linda Fairstein once again treating her readers to a great historical, architectural and art romp through 2 great museums in New York all the while revealing a different picture of the world of, the maintenance of and the acquisition of art and antiquities. Without any experience in working in museums, I don't know how to verify her accuracy. However, her writing is very believable. The background of these institutions is more compelling at times than her characters or the plot. A great rainy day read. Her book on the New York Public Library I'd recommend as well for the same reasons.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2010

    History, architecture, and art lessons in a mystery

    The Bone Vault is Linda Fairstein once again treating her readers to a great historical, architectural and art romp through 2 great museums in New York all the while revealing a different picture of the world of, the maintenance of and the acquisition of art and antiquities. Without any experience in working in museums, I don't know how to verify her accuracy. However, her writing is very believable. The background of these institutions is more compelling at times than her characters or the plot. A great rainy day read. Her book on the New York Public Library I'd recommend as well for the same reasons.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted August 20, 2003

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    This book was very disappointing. It had a very interesting look at the great museums of New York and the extensive information was impressive and thought provoking, the plot, however, was a snoozer. The story was anti-climactic.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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