Maryland Blogger: Book Recommendation: The Deadhouse by Linda Fairstein

Book Recommendation: The Deadhouse by Linda Fairstein

Book Recommendation: The Deadhouse by Linda Fairstein

 

The Deadhouse (2001) is legal suspense novel number four in the nineteen book series featuring Manhattan Assistant D.A. Alexandra Cooper by The New York Times American author Linda Fairstein. Dolores and I have read all of the books in this series and recommend them for your reading list. The author and I attended the same law school at the University of Virginia. Click on the links to learn more about the author and her books.

 

Books by Linda Fairstein

 

Goodreads Review of The Deadhouse

"One of the most haunting buildings in New York City, and perhaps the most dramatically beautiful, the Deadhouse sits on a small island in the middle of the East River. The abandoned structure, like the ghostly remains of a castle, plays in the imagination as a site of mystery and intrigue...a likely place for murder.

Following on the bestselling success of Cold Hit, Likely to Die, and Final Jeopardy, top Manhattan sex crimes DA Linda Fairstein brings her unique blend of authenticity and style to a mesmerizing tale of murder and deceit.

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."

What brought a distinguished academic to such a tragic end? Opportunistic murder seems unlikely as assistant DA Alexandra Cooper, working with detectives Mike Chapman and Mercer Wallace, uncovers a distressing pattern of betrayal and terror.

There's proof that Lola's husband, Ivan, wanted her dead. He has an alibi, but could he have hired a killer? Or could one of Lola's colleagues have erupted into unexpected violence? Some of their stories don't quite ring true. And why did Lola have a photograph of twenty-year-old Charlotte Voight pinned to her office bulletin board? Charlotte left her dorm room eight months ago and vanished into the night. Is she dead? Could she and Lola have become 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 there or on the streets of Manhattan as she targets Lola's killer?

A richly nuanced synthesis of history and suspense, The Deadhouse showcases Linda Fairstein's immense talent as never before."

 

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Dahlia, National Capital Dahlia Society Show, Brookside Gardens,

Wheaton, Maryland USA IMG 3003
Canon PowerShot G11 Camera
Photograph by Roy Kelley 
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Comment balloon 17 commentsRoy Kelley • November 27 2017 06:10PM

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Thank you for the book recommendation. I love the photo of the dahlia.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) 9 months ago

Good morning Roy. You continue to be a reading machine. Enjoy your next book!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker (Wayne M Martin) 9 months ago

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you are reading a good book.

Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) 9 months ago

Sounds like the kind of book you don't want to read home alone during a thunder storm....but curled up next to the fireplace it would be rivoting !

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) 9 months ago
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Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) 9 months ago

Thanks for the book recommendation.  I actually had this one on my list prior to your post.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) 9 months ago

Roy, sure sounds like another book recommendation I need to put on my list!  

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) 9 months ago

Thanks Roy Kelley for sharing another great book review!  

Posted by Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR® (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) 9 months ago
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Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) 9 months ago

I like Linda Fairstein's books, Roy. Will be sure to pick this one up.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC) 9 months ago

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Dolores and I have read all of her books and recommend them to you.

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Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) 9 months ago

Roy good morning.

Sounds like an interesting book. Thank you for the book recommendation and the added bonus with this great picture.

Have a good weekend.

Posted by Shahar Hillel, Mortgage Consultant, Loan Officer. (Augusta Financial Inc.) 9 months ago

It sounds exciting Roy. My reading time usually is on a beach on a short vacation, so i hope to get reading again soon. 

Posted by Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents (Godzyk Real Estate Services) 9 months ago

Roy Kelley I have to check my library shelves, I may have this one!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) 9 months ago

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have an outstanding weekend.

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