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3.44 out of 53.44 out of 53.44 out of 53.44 out of 53.44 out of 5 3.44 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Linda Fairstein Narrator: Blair Brown Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Alexandra Cooper Series Release Date:
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New York Times bestselling author and famed former Manhattan prosecutor Linda Fairstein delivers a chilling Alexandra Cooper thriller, in which Alex matches wits with the master of detective fiction himself—Edgar Allan Poe.

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.

Meanwhile, Alex is furious when she hears that an old nemesis may be preying on women once again. The silk stocking rapist first struck four years ago, leaving a string of victims in his wake, then abruptly disappeared before Alex and the NYPD could identify him. Now with improved forensic 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.

Masterful and exhilarating, this heady thriller combines dramatic New York City lore and the macabre world of Edgar Allan Poe with the authentic legal and forensic detail that only Linda Fairstein can offer. Entombed is electrifying crime writing at its very best.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Every page of Entombed is brimming with the kind of you-are-there reality that can only come from someone who has been there, seen it, done it...Linda Fairstein is an important writer because she tells it like it is.”

    Michael Connolly, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Closers

  • “Original, chilling, and brilliant.”

    Nelson DeMille

  • Entombed [will] make your heart get caught in your throat.... Don’t miss this one.”


  • “[Fairstein’s] methodical presentation of authentic detail engages reader interest more than narrative flourish or cheap thrills. She’s the real deal.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Entombed is a smart, stylish, well-told tale.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “Blair Brown is convincing as Cooper, reading with a good balance of emotional intensity and restraint while keeping the pace brisk. With enough twists to keep curiosity aroused, a likable cast of characters, and a fine reader, this will please old fans and win new ones for the Cooper series.” 


  • “Fairstein pays homage to the great Poe with a complicated, intriguing account involving the underbelly of New York and a strange group of Poe enthusiasts who would do anything to gain the respect of their similarly obsessed peers. Creepy and oh-so-much fun.” 


  • “Great suspense.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Pauline | 2/5/2014

    " Another great read in the Alex Cooper series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Vicki Klemm | 2/4/2014

    " Again, another page turner. Another good 'who done it' with history intertwined. I've enjoyed all of this author's books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jazzie077 | 2/1/2014

    " I absolutely love this author. So good!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Michele bookloverforever | 1/31/2014

    " enjoying the series. strong female character and decent peripheral characters a big draw for me. "

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