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Fresh Kills: An Artie Cohen Mystery (Artie Cohen #7)

3.35 of 5 stars 3.35  ·  rating details  ·  34 ratings  ·  8 reviews
One of the best mysteries ever set in New York City, the last in an "archipelago trilogy" following 9/11, by the acclaimed author of Disturbed Earth.

With his wife Maxine out of town, Artie Cohen is alone in Manhattan when his nephew Billy Farone is released from the young offenders' institution where he has been since he stabbed Heshey Shank to death. Artie is the one Bil
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published October 16th 2007 by Walker & Company (first published July 4th 2006)
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Alex Rogers
This is the first book I've read by nadelson, and found enough of interest in it to want to read some of his earlier books. I found the Russian/Jewish angle interesting, and some of the characters interesting, but without the back-story (this is the 3rd in a series) I found it didn't really work as a stand alone novel. Its quite bleak, with a lot of unrequited love ending badly. His writing is good, but the narrative was unclear and confusing, and I got lost in the plot several times. With some ...more
This is the only book that I've read in the Artie Cohen mystery series, but I won't be reading any more. I'll give it 2 stars based on a good helping of suspense and an interesting peak into the Russian community in NYC. Unfortunately, I found the characters one-dimensional and unlikeable, and the dialogue unrealistic. The plot had holes big enough to jump through, and several issues went unresolved (a big no-no in a mystery story). The writing was often awkward, and I had to re-read passages to ...more
Engrossing. This book is like a glass of wine. You want to take it slow and enjoy each sip. I like to read Ms. Nadelson a chapter here and a chapter there.
May 14, 2008 Papalodge rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Wantabe New Yorkers
The characters were so real. The dialouge was very natural, your mind makes you actually hear Artie speaking. The inflections take you to Brighton Beach and Staten Island. You are left there to find your way through the story. Except for some descriptions or comments on clothing and fashions this author, for the most part, is able to thnk and write as a man. Looking forward to reading some other Artie Cohen mysteries.
This is a very good mystery with a Russian Emigrant detective. Anyone interested in NYC detective fiction should give this a try.
Through work today I saw the author speak and take questions. She was funny, knowledgible on a lot of issues, and very smart.
This was my least favorite in the series so far. I am not keen on books with pyschopathic children to begin with and you could drive semis through the holes in the plot.
Probably the most intimate, most disturbing book in the series; very much a change of pace for both Nadelson and Cohen, and handled impeccably.
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Reggie Nadelson is a New Yorker who also makes her home in London. She is a journalist and documentary film-maker. She is the author of the critically acclaimed series featuring Artie Cohen, Moscow-born New Yorker and the first great post-Cold War cop.

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