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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,842 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Linda Fairstein Narrator: Barbara Rosenblat Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Alexandra Cooper Series Release Date: March 2011 ISBN: 9781442342675
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In the Metropolitan Museum of Art's exquisite Temple of Dendur, a controversial new exhibit is fiercely opposed by many among the upper echelon of museum donors. Alex Cooper steps into this highly charged ring of power players only to make a much more troubling discovery -- a young museum researcher has been murdered, her body shipped to the Met in an ancient Egyptian sarcophagus. Together with cops Mike Chapman and Mercer Wallace, Alex must penetrate the realm of the city's cultural elite to find a killer intent on keeping some secrets buried for eternity. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • The Bone Vault is nothing short of brilliant—witty dialogue, beautiful writing, fascinating locales, superb plot, and a cool cast of characters.”

    Nelson DeMille, New York Times bestselling author

  • “A page-turning tour into some of the deepest and most mysterious recesses of New York's great museums!”

    Lisa Scottoline, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Chilling…Fairstein [is] a champion teller of detective tales.”

    USA Today

  • “A tour de force. Shivers not only the bones but the marrow.”

    Frances Fyfield

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lorraine | 2/20/2014

    " The novel starts off slowly but I found the story to be very interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 2/18/2014

    " I enjoyed the immersion in the museum world and the few twists. There were parts where I thought there was too much 'explanation'. It just added words not meat to the story and slowed it down in places. I skimmed these but it was annoying. Otherwise it was an enjoyable read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Megan | 2/17/2014

    " Interesting, well plotted thriller/mystery. It's set mostly in the Museums of Art and Natural History in New York. There's a few other plot threads skillfully woven through, as well, and just a tiny hint of romance. (I love it when there's just a tiny hint.) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dan | 2/8/2014

    " Like her others, this book really describes the background environment. This one is the Met and the Museum of Natural History in NYC. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica | 2/4/2014

    " Sadly, the background on NYC's museums and the historical aspects to the plot aren't as well-integrated as I'd hoped - they tend to take the form of the exposition dump where a character spends a page and a half explaining something to all of the others. The detail's interesting, but feels too forced. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pamela | 1/19/2014

    " Even better than the last book I read. This one focuses on the behind-the-scenes goings on at the NY Met, Cloister, and Museum of Natural History. Fairstein's credibility is high based on her long career with the NY Distrcitd Attorney's office. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jane | 1/12/2014

    " Yeah - I like this Alex Cooper character - and will be reading the rest of the series "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Meagan | 1/3/2014

    " I just finished this book and I really didn't like it. I just thought it was really slow compared to some of her other books and I could not get into it; I only finished it because I wanted to know who the killer was. It didn't seem to have as much action as some of her other books, so it was hard for me to get involved in the story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maureen Finnegan | 12/28/2013

    " wasn't thrilled with this one.. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 12/8/2013

    " Dicovered this author on a business trip. Enjoyed getting to know Alex, Chapman and Mercer. They make such a great team and you learn a little bit of history in the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Margarita | 12/5/2013

    " I have enjoyed this whole series. Even though I, too, am a prosecutor, I can't get enough of Alex Cooper. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Trixi | 11/22/2013

    " absolutely fabulous. My only complaint is that cultures and societies were referred to as primitive, I found that to be condescending. Otherwise, a good page turning mystery. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Krystal | 11/8/2013

    " This was the first book I read in this Linda Fairstein series. I fell in love with all the characters. I had to go back and read all the ones that came before it, and every time a new one comes out I devour it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Georgeanne Williams | 8/8/2012

    " very good story/history of new york "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie Horner | 5/16/2012

    " Another great mystery from Linda Fairstein. Enjoyed learning about about the museums in New York and their History. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenny | 5/4/2012

    " Another great read in the "Alexandra Cooper" series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ice Bear | 4/26/2012

    " Surprisingly good, with minimal use of strong language, which seems unusual in this genre. The characters are plausible with sufficient depth. Probably unlike my wife I did not spot who dunnit until all was revealed, although I was close. A good holiday read type of book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Frederick Masterman | 8/5/2011

    " A mysterious museum story, reminiscent of Preston-Childs' tales of monsters in the depths of the structures, but without the element of horror. A compelling, fast-moving tale. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Terri | 6/10/2011

    " Decent read. LOVED all the museum info and intrigue. The behind the scenes in big museums has always fascinated me. But the motive didnt do it for me "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rachel | 6/3/2011

    " Ugh, don't bother. Boring boring and bad. And if you know ANYTHING about the world of museums, you'll just be disgusted at the silliness of it all. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ken | 4/16/2011

    " Easy to read crime-mystery. I read it quickly and it was easy to lose track of some of the characters, but I am looking forward to reading more in this series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kaylol | 4/6/2011

    " The story was good, the characters too. I don't know why but although I did not mind reading it, I didn't enjoy it much "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Georgeanne | 3/20/2011

    " very good story/history of new york "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janet | 3/20/2011

    " Loved it. Made me want to read the rest of her books "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Teresa | 3/7/2011

    " I love the way Linda Fairstein throws a unique fact in each book. I anxiously await what new piece of information I will learn in each book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Anne | 1/28/2011

    " Read one, and did not really get into it, so tried this one and felt the same. Just ot my tpe of book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Darren | 12/19/2010

    " My least favorite Fairstein. Ok but not great. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tracey | 9/30/2010

    " I couldn't put this one down! Brilliant story....kiept me riveted! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ticia | 8/9/2010

    " good-paced mystery. I enjoyed it but the dialogue would irritate me at times. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Martip | 6/16/2010

    " Increases your awareness of museum aquisitition practices. Many activities and people of interest, but the story is all over the place and lacks thrill for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 6/9/2010

    " Listened to the audiobook. I enjoyed this a lot. And I'm apparently listening to them out of order, but oh well. ;) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dan | 3/8/2010

    " Like her others, this book really describes the background environment. This one is the Met and the Museum of Natural History in NYC. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elizabeth | 1/25/2010

    " The backstory of these museums is interesting, and so I finished the book. I did like it, though it was slow for the type of book it is. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Trixi | 11/24/2009

    " absolutely fabulous. My only complaint is that cultures and societies were referred to as primitive, I found that to be condescending. Otherwise, a good page turning mystery. "

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About the Author
Author Linda Fairstein

Linda Fairstein, one of America’s foremost legal experts on crimes of sexual assault and domestic violence, led the Sex Crimes Unit of the District Attorney’s Office in Manhattan for over twenty-five years. A fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, she is a graudate of Vassar College and the University of Virginia School of Law. She is the author of the internationally acclaimed Alexandra Cooper novels, many of which have appeared on the New York Times bestseller list. One of the novels in the series, The Deadhouse, won the Nero Wolfe Award for Best Crime Novel of 2001 and was also chosen as a best book of 2001 by both the Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times.

About the Narrator

Barbara Rosenblat, one of the most awarded narrators in the business, was selected by AudioFile magazine as one of the Golden Voices of the Twentieth Century. She has received the prestigious Audie Award multiple times and has earned fifty-four AudioFile Earphones Awards. She has also appeared in film, television, and theater, both in London’s West End and on Broadway.