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Hell Gate by Linda Fairstein
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Mar 28, 2010

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bookshelves: mystery-thriller
Read in March, 2010

I keep asking myself why I keep reading Fairstein. I'm so comfortable with the characters they almost cease to interest me. I've not been happy with the last several mysteries--and I think this one was the worst. When I open her books, I know exactly what I'm going to get--and that's the problem. As a history buff, I'm always amazed and delighted by the NYC history she imparts. Really fascinating. I follow NYC closely enough that I catch most of the insider references--and that's kind of fun too. Mainly, I hold great respect for her because, for two decades, she was the trailblazing Chief of the Sex Crimes Unit for the Manhattan DA. We watch her counterparts each week on Law & Order SVU. Bottom line--I'll keep reading her as long as she keeps writing. Her books may not be "Oh Wow!" anymore but they are never a waste of my time.
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