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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,696 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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A richly nuanced synthesis of history and suspense.

One of New York City's most haunting buildings is the Deadhouse. This abandoned structure -- which sits on a small island in the middle of the East River like the ghostly remains of a castle -- plays in the imagination as a likely place for murder.

It's the holiday season but there's little reason for cheer at one of New York's most elite colleges. A respected professor is dead, strangled and dumped in an elevator shaft. Lola Dakota's lifeless fingers clutch a few strands of hair, and a piece of paper in her pocket reads "The Deadhouse."

Opportunistic murder seems unlikely as assistant DA Alexandra Cooper uncovers a distressing pattern of betrayal and terror. There's proof that Lola's husband wanted her dead. And why did Lola have a photograph of Charlotte Voight pinned to her office bulletin board? Charlotte left her dorm room eight months ago and vanished into the night. Are they both victims of the same predator?

Perhaps most puzzling of all are the words "The Deadhouse." What was Lola's connection to this desolate place where people once endured slow and agonizing deaths? And what danger awaits Alex as she targets Lola's killer?

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Darkly woven, with a shocking history of New York asylums, penitentiaries, and plagues, The Deadhouse conjures up a horrid past to solve a baffling modern murder. Fairstein’s latest continues to establish her as on of the most promising forces in crime fiction.” 

    Patricia Cornwell, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Linda Fairstein is rare among bestselling novelists…her novels are authentic and timely, with the feel of a true-crime drama and the writing style of a natural-born storyteller.

    Nelson DeMille, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Linda Fairstein writes tough, beautiful prose about a world she knows firsthand.” 

    Lisa Scottoline, New York Times bestselling author

  • “On of the best of the year…a beguiling mix of murder, romance, and suspense…Fascinating.”

    Los Angeles Times

  • New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Lauren | 2/19/2014

    " The premise was interesting, the book was not. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Paul | 2/17/2014

    " Good author for stories in NY city...good legal/murder mystery...fascinating aspects of history and architecture and waterways...good 'beach' read... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Paige | 2/8/2014

    " Lots of fun and learned a lot about Roosevelt Island. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Artemis Eclectica | 2/4/2014

    " Well Ms Fairstein, you might be a hot professional, but you are a lousey writer. Is it a television series you're after now you have probably retired? All that dialogue and no content (literary, that is). And also Ms Fairstein, you refer to: "Tasmanian Indian tribe". Tasmania! Australia! There are no Indians in Australia, they are aborigines you blockhead! So much for researching your material, or were you showing off what a clever, well-educated person you are? Perhaps you were being ironic! Well, it didn't work, you just come across as a moron trying to cash in on a possible media takeup of your mediocre novel. "

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