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Cold Hit (Alexandra Cooper Series #3)
     

Cold Hit (Alexandra Cooper Series #3)

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by Linda Fairstein
 

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Renowned sex-crimes prosecutor and bestselling author Linda Fairstein sends her acclaimed heroine — the stylish and steely-nerved D.A. Alexandra Cooper — on a hunt for a killer inside New York City's glitzy art world.
Alexandra Cooper has seen many murder victims, but few more disturbing than the silk-clad body of a woman, her hands and feet

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Cold Hit (Alexandra Cooper Series #3) 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 37 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It's better than Likely to Die and slightly less well-written as Final Jeopardy. The plot here is pretty good and fairly believable. As usual, she spices it up with humorous or dramatic anecdotes unrelated to the central plot but based on real-life, on-the-job situations that really add credibility and flavor to the book. Her writing style is solid. My knocks on Feinstein are these (and the same is true with her other books, of the three I've read): 1) Her plots are needlessly convoluted. She tries to spin a seamless yarn in which no one can guess the perpetrator, as a good mystery should do. But she confuses issues when she doesn't have to and has characters seemingly deliberately miss certain points as if she's trying to steer the reader away from something. It gets irritating. I can usually tell precisely what she's trying to avoid me seeing by virtue of her trying to avoid it so obviously. 2) Her books suffer from the usual chick-lit malady - too much description of what each character is wearing, what restaurants they're going to, what they're ordering, whom they're dating, what their relationship with their mother is, etc. Whenever Feinstein gets into anything more than brief interactions between the main character, Alex Cooper, and whatever flavor of the month she's dating, I skip the entire part and move on. I don't appear to miss anything when I do. 3) Her dialogue can be very stilted. She's trying to nail 'cop-speak,' which you'd think she'd know well. But it comes off as hackneyed and actually kind of lame. At one point Detective Mike Chapman refers to a woman's mouth as her 'puss.' I laughed out loud and thought Fairstein was suddenly writing a period piece with detectives from the 1950's. I know cops. They don't talk like they just fell off the set of the original Dragnet TV show. In all, she's worth a look. I just wouldn't invest a huge amount of anticipation in what you're going to read. There are much better cops/crime/detective mystery writers out there.
Notek More than 1 year ago
Linda Fairstein writes wonderful stories. However, the editing was terrible. There are misspelled words, no spaces between some of the words and the font changed occassionally. It took me more time to read this book beacause of all the errors.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoy the Alec Cooper novels but for a very smart lady she gets herself into DUMB situations to find thr PERP Im not going to read any more of her books
GAbelle More than 1 year ago
I have read Linda Fairstein before and really enjoy her books. This one is typical of her, a real page turner and suspenseful to the end!! I highly recommend this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an enjoyable book in a good series, but the typos in the NOOK Book edition are extremely annoying.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love all her books
GrandmaLee More than 1 year ago
First off, I believe Anonymous reviews with no comments should be deleted. . .they add NO value! I really like Alexander Cooper, but she does get herself into some pretty dumb situations. After reading 3 of the AC books, I find the formula rather boring. The cases are most interesting and the effort to solve is excellent, but the predictable 'life threatening' situation in the last few chapters has become rather predictable.
PierresFamily More than 1 year ago
Suspenseful, realistic (true to my own experience in the CJ system), with moments of both humor and sadness. "She knows whereof she speaks," and her own experience in the Criminal Justice system is what makes her today's most authentic portrayer of that world. Fairstein always does a great job of developing the primary characters, but she even writes the minor characters in such a way that we care about them, as well. A bonus of Fairstein's books, is the armchair travel and histosry. I always learn interesting info about the history and landmarks of New York City. If you are interested in what truly happens in a big-city murder case, and not what is portrayed on television, don't miss her books!
gdelbooks More than 1 year ago
Enjoyable on a number of levels. The story holds together well, with plenty of suspects to weed through. The dialog and camaraderie between Mercer, Alex and Mike comes through.
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The trouble with gritty it is bad for the teeth if left in spinach and leeks if you read the first in series you would not have bothered with the blurb
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