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Tod In Seide (Alexandra Cooper #3)

3.9  ·  Rating Details ·  3,329 Ratings  ·  137 Reviews
The third in Linda Fairstein's gripping and authentic series of crime novels featuring Assistant D.A. Alexandra Cooper. With aplomb, style and sharp compassion for her 'clients' Coop again unravels the truth behind murder in partnership with homicide detectives Mike Chapman and Mercer Wallace. The victim is Deni Caxton, third wife to the heir of a steel baron and a leading ...more
Published (first published January 1st 1999)
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Anne  (Booklady) Molinarolo
3.5 Stars

I didn't quite love my fourth foray into the Alexandra Cooper Series, but I did enjoy Cold Hit. This time I have to admit that a lot was going on in the novel. Open rape cases, a current case being prosecuted by Alex, and a new murder of a wealthy Gallery owner and Art collector. She has been bludgeoned to death. Her body tied to a ladder and found in the water off Manhattan. Evidence collected gets a hit - a cold hit - in the new DNA database. But the hit is of an unknown perp.

Alex, Me
Alex is The Romance Fox
Linda Fairstein's 3rd novel in the Alexandra Cooper mystery series, "Cold Hit," a woman’s body is washed ashore, whose identity reveals that she’s the wife of a wealthy art collector. Alex Cooper, Mike Chapman & Mercer Wallace are thrown into the world of art, art dealers and art galleries as they follow a trail of the most dislikeable art world characters ever, who have links to the dead woman, in tracking in killer before he strikes
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Steven Z.
Sep 04, 2013 Steven Z. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In her third installment of her Alex Cooper mysteries Linda Fairstein continues to take the reader through the inner workings of the Manhattan District Attorney's office. We witness the jealousies and cooperation in the office which lends itself as to how crimes are solved. In COLD HIT the reader is exposed to the seamy and corrupt aspects of professional art dealers. Through auctions, art restoration, theft, personal relationships and how the art world conducts itself as it creates its own rule ...more
Dec 06, 2014 Patricia rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: couldn-t-finish
I really shouldn't say I've read this, because I couldn't struggle through it long enough to finish it. The author's annoying habit of adding extraneous detail detracts so much from the story that it's impossible to focus on the story. I honestly don't care how many floors the character has to walk up to her office, what she's wearing, when her building was constructed, how many banks of elevators there are, or any unnecessary details about the history of the New York City judicial system!! Just ...more
First impressions: I adore this series, so I settled right in to the narrative. The book opens with a crime scene, which always makes for interesting reading.

Lasting impressions: This was definitely not one of the most memorable crime novels I've read. The book was incredibly slow through the middle, and the ending seemed anti-climactic, despite a lot of action.

Conflicting impressions: The plot revolves around the art world, which seemed to be a really exciting premise, but somehow it didn't qui
Pamela Mclaren
The body is dragged out of the river tied to a ladder and without a name. But soon the police get an ID and Alexandra Cooper is soon on the hunt for whomever killed the beautiful art gallery owner and art collector.

Balancing a new love life and a busy docket of cases, Alex - joined by police detectives Mike Chapman and Mercer Wallace - struggle to find clues to who may have wanted the woman dead: her estranged husband, her business partner, her lovers or is there someone else? And why - was she
For me, this was the best so far in this series. This one takes Alex into the world of art, of which she is quite knowledgeable. However, she had no idea that there is such a dark side in art dealing and the drive to possess prized pieces. The descriptions of New York City are very good as well, and the focus is on a long abandoned train track.
Pamela Brownlee
Aug 22, 2012 Pamela Brownlee rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
John The
May 12, 2017 John The rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Firstly let me say I really like Linda Fairstein's books and the Alexandra Cooper series but that doesn't mean I don't have some real issues with the series. I'll start with:-
Firstly and easily the biggest is that Alex Cooper is an Assistant District Attorney NOT AA POLICE OFFICER! But the NYPD don't appear to be able to go out hunting, for clues, interviewing witnesses, solving crime, discuss strategy, hold team meetings, chase suspects around New York without Alexandra Cooper being with them/i
Astrid Johnson
I really love the Alexandra Cooper series of books. I have been listening to the audiobooks in my car. I have to say that I simply could not get passed Allison Janney's reading of this book. The reading pace was off. She seemed to be rushing to get through it and not let the listener enjoy the story. I will have to see if the future readings are by someone else more suited to my taste. Otherwise, this was a good book, albeit a short one.
Chick Marks
If you have had a couple of attempts on your life and been assigned full time protection, why are you stupid enough to still go into a building and tell the protecting officer to stay outside?
Hero/heroine stupidity is my biggest gripe in lots of mysteries.
Jun 18, 2017 Philip rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Her books are beginning to become predicable.
May 12, 2017 Virginia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle
Great plot. Didn't see the guilty coming at all.
Patricia L Overfield
A Good Read

This is one of Miss Fairstein's better books. It doesn't drag. It maintained my interest & hit me with a couple unexpected surprises which are always welcome.
Carl Brookins
Jul 25, 2013 Carl Brookins rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Linda Fairstein has produced another strong, gritty novel of crime in New York. This is the third in her series about Alexandra Cooper, Assistant District Attorney for the city. As one of the foremost prosecutors of sex crimes and domestic assault, Fairstein knows intimately the legal and law enforcement world of which she writes, and it shows.

It shows in her gritty prose, the detailed and compelling way she takes the reader from crime scene to the efforts of the police and the way she looks at
Yvann S
"To them it was pure American moxie"

When Assistant D.A. Alex Cooper is called to a police scene by the Hudson river, she knows that it’s not going to be pretty. The body of an obviously affluent young woman, graphically and grotesquely arranged after death, is pulled from the water. Cooper and her sidekicks Mercer and Chapman must figure out who killed Deni Caxton, and even more – why?

This fits the description of a police procedural to the T. We follow Alex Cooper through her daily life for a fe
Jan 19, 2016 Jenny rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A woman is found dead in the harbor, appearing to have been sexually assaulted. This is why Alex Cooper is alerted and accompanies Chapman to the scene. They discover that the body is Denise "Deni" Caxton, a woman married to a famous art collector and herself an art vendor of more contemporary means. More people end up dead, including a very skilled art restorer and an ex-con man, and the trail ends up leading to someone who believes that Deni had discovered the paintings stolen from the Gardner ...more
Dec 25, 2014 Carol rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Just finished listening to Cold Hit by Linda Fairstein, narrated by Allison Janney. This is third in the Alexander Cooper series. Before discussing the book, I want to say that the reader is outstanding. I could listen to the book all over again just to hear her do the voices.

This is a rare situation for me to like the secondary characters more than the main one. I did end up liking the Mike Chapman and Mercer Williams characters even more than the main characters. I love that Mike is knowledge
Synopsis: The third in Linda Fairstein's gripping and authentic series of crime novels featuring Assistant D.A. Alexandra Cooper. With aplomb, style and sharp compassion for her "clients" Coop again unravels the truth behind murder in partnership with homicide detectives Mike Chapman and Mercer Wallace.

The victim is Deni Caxton, third wife to the heir of a steel baron and a leading New York art dealer in her own right. As Coop, Chapman and Mercer investigate her brutal killing they strip away th
Dec 07, 2013 Nolan rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the third book in a long-running series about New York attorney Alexandra Cooper, part of the city’s sex crimes investigations unit. I wasn’t big on the plot of this book; in fact, the reason I’m recommending it to you is the snappy dialogue that absolutely sizzles and bubbles until you may feel a noticeable increase in heat emanating from the book. Ok, probably not quite like that, but the dialogue is so snappy and well written, it’s worth reading, especially if you’re a writer wanna-be ...more
Well, I'm not too sure what to make of this one. I mean, the action was good, to a certain extent, I held my breath in a couple of places, but otherwise, it was a little too 'literal' for me. While I like art, I'm not huge into it, and probably couldn't recognize a portrait right off the bat (other than Da Vinci's Mona Lisa), otherwise it's way out of my league. Only a few interesting moments, but nothing worthwhile, which is a disappointment. This one was missing the 'pizzazz' of her first two ...more
Sara Barton
Jul 07, 2013 Sara Barton rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I started this mystery on a business trip back in March, and even though I read most of it, I didn't finish it until I had some vacation time to read for pleasure. I thought I would have to go back and reread the story, but I found the characters memorable enough that I recalled the details and just got back to it.

Ms. Fairstein's ability to follow the legal trail and to focus on the finer points of investigations and law enforcement went a long way towards providing credibility to her tale in a
Mar 09, 2014 Anne rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This lady goes from strength. Once again we see Alexandra Cooper, the Assistant District Attorney for the Sex Crimes Unit of Manhattan. Only this time she finds herself with a body being pulled out of the river, but the woman is expensively dressed and tied to a ladder, with no identification.
It is not the easy. We find all kinds of skullduggery in the art world, with forgery and faked provenance and Alex gets a bit too close to the murderer in this one, only narrowly escaping being shot, althou
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Jul 06, 2013 Annalisa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've read several of Fairstein's Alexandra Cooper series. Fairstein follows the basic rule for writers: Write about what you know. She worked as a prosecutor in NYC, and her character, Cooper, is one too. The little touches of life in NYC and as a prosecutor make the books compelling entertainment reading. Cooper is joined by two friends on the police force to investigate crimes, in this case one involving murder, art theft and forgery. Inevitably, Cooper's life is threatened and she must be res ...more
This was a horrible book, The title refers to finding a perpetrator by matching DNA to a data base. Fairstein does a good job at giving info about a DA sexual crimes unit, how it operates, how some women claim rape when it hasn’t happened, how victims are mistreated, how they can be treated well. The triangle of Alex, the DA, Mercer and Mike, the detectives is getting a little old. They all watch Jeopardy every night; Mike is a homophobe, sexist dude this is supposed to be cute. It is also annoy ...more
Douglas Cook
First paragraph
It was after eight o’clock, and all I could see of the sun was its gleaming crown as it slipped behind the row of steep cliffs, giving off an iridescent pink haze that signaled the end of a long August day. Brackish gray water swirled and broke against the large rocks that edged the mound of dirt on which I stood, spitting up at my ankles as I stared out to the west at the Palisades. The pleats of my white linen skirt, which had seemed so cool and weightless as I moved about the a
I generally like this series. The mysteries are intriguing enough, though I always know the end is coming when Alex is alone with a major suspect. The plotlines are multiplying and that keeps the book interesting. Occasionally, there is a little to much "tell" in the descriptions of a familiar place, but I understand what the author is trying to do. My only problem at this point is the fact that Alex always seems to need a man to deal with the trauma of her job at the end of the day. I wish we s ...more
Jun 08, 2008 Christa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library
In the third Alexandra Cooper mystery, a wealthy female art gallery owner has been murdered. Mike Chapman and Mercer Wallace again figure prominently in the book. This time the trio has a long list of possible suspects, and one of them wants Alexandra out of the way permanently. The book is fast paced and interesting. I enjoyed the glimpse into the world of art, as well as the usual look into New York City that Fairstein has given in all three Alexandra Cooper novels. As with the previous books, ...more
May 31, 2009 Sheila added it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: all murder mystery fans
Reading a pile of mysteries this summer, along with some light weight beach novels. Two Linda Fairstein's wound up in my pile from the used book store..Cold Hit and Bad Blood. I think I've read Cold Hit before, but it's a while ago, because as I read, I'd remember it, but I couldn't remember ahead of the story line.

Fairstein's books remind me of the old comedy album by Bill Cosby..when he and his brothers would go to scary movies and run home and get under the covers and shiver and laugh saying
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Linda Fairstein (born 1947) is one of America's foremost legal experts on crimes of violence against women and children. She served as head of the sex crimes unit of the Manhattan District Attorney's office from 1976 until 2002 and is the author of a series of novels featuring Manhattan prosecutor Alexandra Cooper.

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