The Deadhouse

The Deadhouse

By Linda A. Fairstein

Pocket Books, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780671019549, 528pp.

Publication Date: December 17, 2002

Description
Assistant D.A. Alexandra Cooper is back -- in this page-turning New York Times bestseller from legendary Manhattan sex-crimes prosecutor Linda Fairstein.
On Roosevelt Island, a strip of land in New York City's East River, stands an abandoned 19th century smallpox asylum, "The Deadhouse," where the afflicted were shipped off to die. It's a gruesome bit of history perhaps best forgotten. But for Alexandra Cooper, it may be the key to a shocking murder that cuts deeper than the arctic cold front gripping the city. A respected university professor is dead -- strangled and dumped in an elevator shaft. And while the school does damage control for anxious parents, Cooper and her close detective friend Mike Chapman scramble for answers, fueled by the most daunting discovery: a piece of paper, found on the lifeless body of Professor Lola Dakota, that reads The Deadhouse....


About the Author
Linda Fairstein, one of America's foremost legal experts on crimes of sexual assault and domestic violence, ran the Sex Crimes Unit of the District Attorney's Office in Manhattan for more than two decades. Her first novel, "Final Jeopardy," which introduced the character Alexandra Cooper, was published in 1996 to critical and commercial acclaim. Her nonfiction book, "Sexual Violence," was a "New York Times" notable book in 1994. She lives with her husband in New York and on Martha's Vineyard.


Praise For The Deadhouse

Los Angeles Times


One of the best of the year...a beguiling mix of murder, romance, and suspense....Fascinating.


USA Today


A four-star tribute to good writing, strong characters, and the ability to translate expertise into a terrific story.


The Washington Post


SuperbÅ .The Deadhouse allows Fairstein to display her firsthand knowledge of crime and investigation.