Entombed Cover


By Linda A. Fairstein

Pocket Star Books, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780743482271, 503pp.

Publication Date: January 24, 2006

It was a crime scene Edgar Allan Poe himself could have conjured, only it was all too real: workers demolishing a nineteenth-century Greenwich Village brownstone where Poe once lived unearthed the skeleton of a young woman -- buried standing upright behind a brick wall. Manhattan Assistant D.A. Alexandra Cooper takes on the gruesome case while in pursuit of the Silk Stocking Rapist, who is terrorizing the Upper East Side. But Alex discovers that one crime thread leads to the other as she follows a trail of clues to the Bronx Botanical Gardens, where a group of Poe devotees may shed light on a stone-cold, modern-day murder of gothic proportions...and a cunning killer with a bone-chilling tale to tell.

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 Entombed

"Entombed [Will] make your heart get caught in your throat.... Don't miss this one."

-- Newsday (New York)

"A champion teller of detective tales."

-- USA Today

"Original, chilling, and brilliant."

-- Nelson DeMille