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5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

A young girl is found murdered in Central Park near a famous sta

A young girl is found murdered in Central Park near a famous statue called, “Angel of the Waters.”  The reader slowly begins to realize how huge this park is and more amazing is that the entire nineteen acres of the park was totally planned and man-made, paid for privat...
A young girl is found murdered in Central Park near a famous statue called, “Angel of the Waters.”  The reader slowly begins to realize how huge this park is and more amazing is that the entire nineteen acres of the park was totally planned and man-made, paid for private donors who valued this as a spot of beauty and culture that would become famous world-wide.  It’s a favorite spot for both local residents, people from out of state and tourists from around the world.  But now it’s become a place of death for more than one young woman, and the “Angel of Death” is tied to an ancient Seneca tribe that lived here before it became Central Park.  That connection is what begins to lead to the actual murderer after a long, hard, complicated journey for Alexandra (“Coop”) Cooper and her colleagues, Mercer Wallace and Mike Chapman.
Two sub-plot threads are just as engaging, one involved a psycho Judge who believes Coop has stolen Mike Chapman from her romantic interests.  The Judge is willing to ruin Coop’s career and threatens her and Mike.  It’s fascinating that rumor has it Coop and Mike have been lovers and yet that has never been even an inkling – until now the idea begins to creep up as a minute possibility.  Coop, however, is no wimp and takes on the Judge in a style that will make readers roar with laughter and raised fists!
The other sub-plot concerns a disappearing child of a very famous New York family, the grief it left behind, the secret theories about that disappearance and the unraveling of the mystery of the kidnapper who created a memorable tragedy that no other human ever knew was the final outcome.
Linda Fairstein crafts a spot-on, dynamic, step-by-step, clue by clue mystery or criminal investigation that keeps the reader absolutely riveted on every page, never lagging and never doubting that the savvy characters, despite their deepest flaws, will get the job done.  It’s a tough job as can be realized through this reading but one whose sacrifices are all the more noble, as well as difficult, because of the costs that lead to safe, secure outcomes.  Very, very nicely done, Linda Fairstein and highly recommended.

posted by literarymuseVC on August 5, 2013

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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Recommend

Great book! Couldn't put it down.

posted by 5849972 on August 23, 2013

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  • Posted August 5, 2013

    more from this reviewer

    A young girl is found murdered in Central Park near a famous sta

    A young girl is found murdered in Central Park near a famous statue called, “Angel of the Waters.”  The reader slowly begins to realize how huge this park is and more amazing is that the entire nineteen acres of the park was totally planned and man-made, paid for private donors who valued this as a spot of beauty and culture that would become famous world-wide.  It’s a favorite spot for both local residents, people from out of state and tourists from around the world.  But now it’s become a place of death for more than one young woman, and the “Angel of Death” is tied to an ancient Seneca tribe that lived here before it became Central Park.  That connection is what begins to lead to the actual murderer after a long, hard, complicated journey for Alexandra (“Coop”) Cooper and her colleagues, Mercer Wallace and Mike Chapman.
    Two sub-plot threads are just as engaging, one involved a psycho Judge who believes Coop has stolen Mike Chapman from her romantic interests.  The Judge is willing to ruin Coop’s career and threatens her and Mike.  It’s fascinating that rumor has it Coop and Mike have been lovers and yet that has never been even an inkling – until now the idea begins to creep up as a minute possibility.  Coop, however, is no wimp and takes on the Judge in a style that will make readers roar with laughter and raised fists!
    The other sub-plot concerns a disappearing child of a very famous New York family, the grief it left behind, the secret theories about that disappearance and the unraveling of the mystery of the kidnapper who created a memorable tragedy that no other human ever knew was the final outcome.
    Linda Fairstein crafts a spot-on, dynamic, step-by-step, clue by clue mystery or criminal investigation that keeps the reader absolutely riveted on every page, never lagging and never doubting that the savvy characters, despite their deepest flaws, will get the job done.  It’s a tough job as can be realized through this reading but one whose sacrifices are all the more noble, as well as difficult, because of the costs that lead to safe, secure outcomes.  Very, very nicely done, Linda Fairstein and highly recommended.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 1, 2013

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    There is no question, Linda Fairstein knows how to right a quali

    There is no question, Linda Fairstein knows how to right a quality mystery. Death Angel is her latest exploration of the world of Assistant DA Alex Cooper, and it does not disappoint. The crime elements are realistic as is the investigation. The writing is fast paced. There are lots of twists and turns to keep the reader mesmerized.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2013

    Drawing from her experience as an Assistant DA & Chief of th

    Drawing from her experience as an Assistant DA & Chief of the Sex Crimes Unit for 20+ yrs in Manhattan, Linda Fairstein depict a true picture of life & crime in the largest city in the USA. The Alexandra Cooper series is absolutely fabulous. Having read the entire series, I can say that this book is one of her best. I like the way she includes some of the history of NYC in each of her novels. The only part I dislike is that I have to wait another whole year for another of the series to be published!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 23, 2013

    If you love NYC and Central Park

    I love Linda Fairstein books. Besides having great characters that you love to read about, there's always a terrific story to accompany them. There is always wonderful history of New York City - this time about Central Park. I can't wait to visit the park again!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 31, 2013

    Finally! After FIFTEEN books, Coop and Mike are making some prog

    Finally! After FIFTEEN books, Coop and Mike are making some progress! I'd like to have seen more... and Linda, it better not be dropped in the next book or have them decide it's a bad idea!!!!!! ;-) After 15 books, it's getting a little easy to spot the suspect, but this time, I'll overlook a lot in exchange for some Coop-Mike development, even if it did seem a bit contrived and forced by those around them.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2013

    Highly recommended

    She gets better every time. I like the direction that she is going with mike and her. Please let that happen . Can't wait for the next book

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 23, 2013

    Highly recommended.

    Suspenseful & a can't put down book. Expect nothing less from this writer & her knowledge base of NYC.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2013

    Recommend

    Great book! Couldn't put it down.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 16, 2013

    Fantastic

    Another great book. As a New Yorker I especially enjoy the information on New York City woven into all the mysteries. Can't wait for the next one.

    I can see tourists who have read the book walking around Central Park looking for the places you mentioned.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2013

    Great!

    Loved this book! Central Park is a fascinating character. I highly recommend this series. However, start with Double Jeopardy and read the series in order. The characters are wonderful.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 30, 2013

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    Another good Fairstein book.

    If you like the Alexandra Cooper series, you will definitely like this book. If finally almost happens (and if you have read the series you know what I am talking about). Good story, as always Alex finds herself in trouble. Very interesting history. Story takes place in Central Park, and history behind the design of the park, and what was located at the property previously is woven into the story line very well.

    If you have not read Fairstein or the Alexander Cooper series, and you like a police murder mystery type story, you will really enjoy this series. You can jump in, in the middle, Fairstein always gives enough background of the characters that you understand what is going on in the series.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2013

    Great book!

    One of the best in the Alexandra Cooper series. I am thoroughly enjoying it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 23, 2013

    Highly recommend

    Linda was at her best as always!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2013

    Enjoy these characters in every book.

    Not quite as good as usual. Probably would give it 3 1/2 stars. Still like her books.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 13, 2013

    "At Last" Coop and Mike have connected, somewhat. Lind

    "At Last" Coop and Mike have connected, somewhat. Linda, I love the history of New York in all your books. In fact I am visiting New York

    City
    for my first time in October. I hope to visit some of the sites you have mentioned in you novels. Please keep this relationship with Coop and Mike growing.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2014

    Loved it

    Good mystery story but the bonus was the history lesson of Central Park. Fascinating story in itself. Recommended on both levels.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 25, 2014

    Entertaining

    Enjoyable book. I always enjoy Cooper's adventures. It is easy reading but not one of those books that you just can't put down.

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  • Posted August 30, 2014

    Excellent history. The relationship between Coop and Mike is fin

    Excellent history. The relationship between Coop and Mike is finally progressing, but they need to work on their communication skills.
    The ending was rushed .

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2014

    Riley o jinx

    Res four

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2014

    Jinx to raven

    Where is the bathroom

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