“Entombed” by Linda Fairstein (Alexandra Cooper #7)


Title:  Entombed

Author:  Linda Fairstein

Series:  Alexandra Cooper #7

Synopsis (from bn.com):  From New York Times bestselling author and famed former Manhattan prosecutor Linda Fairstein comes a chilling new Alexandra Cooper novel, Entombed, in which Alex matches wits with the master of detective fiction himself-Edgar Allan Poe…

Workers demolishing a nineteenth-century brownstone where Edgar Allan Poe once lived discover a human skeleton entombed — standing — behind a brick wall. When sex crimes prosecutor Alexandra Cooper hears about the case, it strikes her as a classic Poe scene…except that forensic evidence shows that this young woman died within the last twenty-five years. Meanwhile, Alex’s old nemesis the Silk Stocking Rapist is once again terrorizing Manhattan’s Upper East Side. The attacks soon escalate to murder, and the search leads Alex and detectives Mercer Wallace and Mike Chapman to the city’s stunning Bronx Botanical Gardens. There, an enigmatic librarian presides over the Raven Society, a group devoted to the work of Poe. In exploring the fabled writer’s tormented life for clues, Alex will cross paths with a cunning killer and face some of the greatest challenges of her career. Entombed is masterful, exhilarating crime fiction from one of crime writing’s most dazzling stars.


My thoughts:  I really, really want to love this series, and I just can’t identify exactly what about it I don’t fully like!

Overall, I enjoyed this book.  The overall storyline, detective piece, investigation and all were enjoyable, however I did find the book a bit sluggish, slow paced, repetitive, and long at times.  Granted, I read the book on a long plane ride which can be quite distracting, but there were times that I just couldn’t follow the storyline and it felt disjointed to me.

As any good series reader, I will keep up with the series though – I am not a quitter!

Overall, a decent mystery series with great characters and police work, just not a series that I run right to.

And remember,

Books Are Life,



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