Death Angel (Alexandra Cooper Series #15)

Death Angel (Alexandra Cooper Series #15)

by Linda Fairstein


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New York City. Central Park. For thousands of residents and tourists who fill it every day, it’s an enormous urban sanctuary. For one killer it’s the perfect hunting ground.
A young girl has been found dead in the Ramble, a secluded section of the park made up of winding paths, dense woods, and dead ends. Is she the first victim of a psychopath? Or a clue to other missing women in years past whose remains have never been found?
For the answer, Assistant DA Alexandra Cooper and Detective Mike Chapman follow a twisting trail of evidence that takes them deep into the city’s dark history—and deeper into the mind of killer whose work has only just begun.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780594654902
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/30/2013
Series: Alexandra Cooper Series , #15
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 6.30(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Linda Fairstein was chief of the Sex Crimes Unit of the District Attorney’s Office in Manhattan for more than two decades and is America’s foremost legal expert on sexual assault and domestic violence. Her Alexandra Cooper novels are international bestsellers, and they have been translated into more than a dozen languages. Fairstein was the winner of the International Thriller Writers Silver Bullet Award in 2010. She lives in Manhattan and on Martha’s Vineyard.


New York, New York and Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts

Date of Birth:

May 5, 1947

Place of Birth:

Mount Vernon, New York


B.A., Vassar College, 1969; J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 1972

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“Fairstein’s extensive prosecutorial experience adds authenticity to this thrilling procedural, a tasty soufflé of escargots, Beaujolais, cocaine, and murder that will entice the author’s many fans.” — Library Journal on Night Watch

“As always, Manhattan becomes a character in itself, with the spotlight shining here on the inner workings of the restaurant industry in all its complexity, splendor, and corruption. A real winner from a legal-thriller master.” — Booklist on Night Watch

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Death Angel 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 70 reviews.
literarymuseVC More than 1 year ago
A young girl is found murdered in Central Park near a famous statue called, “Angel of the Waters.”  The reader slowly begins to realize how huge this park is and more amazing is that the entire nineteen acres of the park was totally planned and man-made, paid for private donors who valued this as a spot of beauty and culture that would become famous world-wide.  It’s a favorite spot for both local residents, people from out of state and tourists from around the world.  But now it’s become a place of death for more than one young woman, and the “Angel of Death” is tied to an ancient Seneca tribe that lived here before it became Central Park.  That connection is what begins to lead to the actual murderer after a long, hard, complicated journey for Alexandra (“Coop”) Cooper and her colleagues, Mercer Wallace and Mike Chapman. Two sub-plot threads are just as engaging, one involved a psycho Judge who believes Coop has stolen Mike Chapman from her romantic interests.  The Judge is willing to ruin Coop’s career and threatens her and Mike.  It’s fascinating that rumor has it Coop and Mike have been lovers and yet that has never been even an inkling – until now the idea begins to creep up as a minute possibility.  Coop, however, is no wimp and takes on the Judge in a style that will make readers roar with laughter and raised fists! The other sub-plot concerns a disappearing child of a very famous New York family, the grief it left behind, the secret theories about that disappearance and the unraveling of the mystery of the kidnapper who created a memorable tragedy that no other human ever knew was the final outcome. Linda Fairstein crafts a spot-on, dynamic, step-by-step, clue by clue mystery or criminal investigation that keeps the reader absolutely riveted on every page, never lagging and never doubting that the savvy characters, despite their deepest flaws, will get the job done.  It’s a tough job as can be realized through this reading but one whose sacrifices are all the more noble, as well as difficult, because of the costs that lead to safe, secure outcomes.  Very, very nicely done, Linda Fairstein and highly recommended.
KarenWalters More than 1 year ago
There is no question, Linda Fairstein knows how to right a quality mystery. Death Angel is her latest exploration of the world of Assistant DA Alex Cooper, and it does not disappoint. The crime elements are realistic as is the investigation. The writing is fast paced. There are lots of twists and turns to keep the reader mesmerized.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Drawing from her experience as an Assistant DA & Chief of the Sex Crimes Unit for 20+ yrs in Manhattan, Linda Fairstein depict a true picture of life & crime in the largest city in the USA. The Alexandra Cooper series is absolutely fabulous. Having read the entire series, I can say that this book is one of her best. I like the way she includes some of the history of NYC in each of her novels. The only part I dislike is that I have to wait another whole year for another of the series to be published!
Chris_U More than 1 year ago
I love Linda Fairstein books. Besides having great characters that you love to read about, there's always a terrific story to accompany them. There is always wonderful history of New York City - this time about Central Park. I can't wait to visit the park again!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Finally! After FIFTEEN books, Coop and Mike are making some progress! I'd like to have seen more... and Linda, it better not be dropped in the next book or have them decide it's a bad idea!!!!!! ;-) After 15 books, it's getting a little easy to spot the suspect, but this time, I'll overlook a lot in exchange for some Coop-Mike development, even if it did seem a bit contrived and forced by those around them.
Legal-Reader More than 1 year ago
If you like the Alexandra Cooper series, you will definitely like this book. If finally almost happens (and if you have read the series you know what I am talking about). Good story, as always Alex finds herself in trouble. Very interesting history. Story takes place in Central Park, and history behind the design of the park, and what was located at the property previously is woven into the story line very well. If you have not read Fairstein or the Alexander Cooper series, and you like a police murder mystery type story, you will really enjoy this series. You can jump in, in the middle, Fairstein always gives enough background of the characters that you understand what is going on in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book! Couldn't put it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She gets better every time. I like the direction that she is going with mike and her. Please let that happen . Can't wait for the next book
jerseygirlAK More than 1 year ago
Suspenseful & a can't put down book. Expect nothing less from this writer & her knowledge base of NYC.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another great book. As a New Yorker I especially enjoy the information on New York City woven into all the mysteries. Can't wait for the next one. I can see tourists who have read the book walking around Central Park looking for the places you mentioned.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book! Central Park is a fascinating character. I highly recommend this series. However, start with Double Jeopardy and read the series in order. The characters are wonderful.
Kiean More than 1 year ago
I have yet to finish the book but from the blurb I can only assume ADA Alexandra Cooper will falsely accuse officers to hold and question a group of minors without any evidence or consent from their parents in order to coerce confessions to fit her narrative...I might be wrong, but hey, you write what you know. In all seriousness I don't care for the writing of someone who single handedly condemned the lives of five black and latino children back in 1989, and who, to this day doesn't acknowledge her wrongdoings. Its actually insane that these men have now been exonerated since 2002 and she has had a successful career as a novelist since. As this information is just now coming to light to a new generation, we seek to correct what our justice system has failed to do. I, a latino college student and budding writer will be boycotting my favorite store's services until all works of Linda Fairstein are pulled from the shelves, and online stores, an action, I hope and know many of my peers will take part in. I ask you Barnes & Noble and its customers from the bottom of an aching a and tired heart to disconnect your store from this author and to not purchase this book. Thank you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the best in the Alexandra Cooper series. I am thoroughly enjoying it.
Cissy55 More than 1 year ago
Linda was at her best as always!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not quite as good as usual. Probably would give it 3 1/2 stars. Still like her books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"At Last" Coop and Mike have connected, somewhat. Linda, I love the history of New York in all your books. In fact I am visiting New York City for my first time in October. I hope to visit some of the sites you have mentioned in you novels. Please keep this relationship with Coop and Mike growing.
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Liked the history
AMA001 More than 1 year ago
Love this series and everything about Alexandra Cooper. Recommend.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good mystery story but the bonus was the history lesson of Central Park. Fascinating story in itself. Recommended on both levels.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyable book. I always enjoy Cooper's adventures. It is easy reading but not one of those books that you just can't put down.
Billyt1 More than 1 year ago
Excellent history. The relationship between Coop and Mike is finally progressing, but they need to work on their communication skills. The ending was rushed .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Where is the bathroom