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Atmospheric, chilling, and rich with the kind of procedural authenticity that only Linda Fairstein can provide, The Bone Vault is a page-turning tour de force from one of crime writing's brightest stars. The New York Times bestselling author and renowned former Manhattan prosecutor follows her Nero Award-winning The Deadhouse with a mesmerizing new Alexandra Cooper novel se Atmospheric, chilling, and rich with the kind of procedural authenticity that only Linda Fairstein can provide, The Bone Vault is a page-turning tour de force from one of crime writing's brightest stars. The New York Times bestselling author and renowned former Manhattan prosecutor follows her Nero Award-winning The Deadhouse with a mesmerizing new Alexandra Cooper novel set at the crossroads of big money, high culture, and murder... The Bone Vault begins in the Metropolitan Museum of Art's glorious Temple of Dendur, where wealthy donors have gathered to celebrate a controversial new exhibit. An uneasy mix of scholarship, showbiz, and aggressive marketing, "A Modern Bestiary" will be a joint venture of the Met and the American Museum of Natural History. With its IMAX time trips and Rembrandt refrigerator magnets, the "Bestiary" has raised fierce opposition from some of New York's museum elite. Assistant DA Alexandra Cooper, off duty for the evening, observes the developing tensions with bemused interest until Met director Pierre Thibodaux pulls her aside. He needs her advice. There's an urgent problem out at a loading dock on a New Jersey pier. A Twelfth Dynasty mummified princess, enclosed for eternity in a huge stone sarcophagus, is about to take a long voyage to Cairo as part of a routine museum exchange. But Cleopatra is missing, and in her place is the not-so-mummified body of a woman many centuries younger than her royal predecessor. Who is this woman with the small physique, the dark hair, and the shiny barrette? What is her connection, if any, to the rarefied world of priceless art and objects? And how and when did she become entombed in the sarcophagus? Teaming with cops Mike Chapman and Mercer Wallace, Alex must explore behind the scenes at the elegant but severe Metropolitan, travel uptown to the remote setting of the Cloisters and its medieval trove of funerary art, and on to the massive array of beasts and bones at the Museum of Natural History. Somewhere deep within the bowels of one of these great cultural centers, a killer may wait. Atmospheric, chilling, and rich with the kind of procedural authenticity that only Linda Fairstein can provide, The Bone Vault is a page-turning tour de force from one of crime writing's brightest stars.


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Atmospheric, chilling, and rich with the kind of procedural authenticity that only Linda Fairstein can provide, The Bone Vault is a page-turning tour de force from one of crime writing's brightest stars. The New York Times bestselling author and renowned former Manhattan prosecutor follows her Nero Award-winning The Deadhouse with a mesmerizing new Alexandra Cooper novel se Atmospheric, chilling, and rich with the kind of procedural authenticity that only Linda Fairstein can provide, The Bone Vault is a page-turning tour de force from one of crime writing's brightest stars. The New York Times bestselling author and renowned former Manhattan prosecutor follows her Nero Award-winning The Deadhouse with a mesmerizing new Alexandra Cooper novel set at the crossroads of big money, high culture, and murder... The Bone Vault begins in the Metropolitan Museum of Art's glorious Temple of Dendur, where wealthy donors have gathered to celebrate a controversial new exhibit. An uneasy mix of scholarship, showbiz, and aggressive marketing, "A Modern Bestiary" will be a joint venture of the Met and the American Museum of Natural History. With its IMAX time trips and Rembrandt refrigerator magnets, the "Bestiary" has raised fierce opposition from some of New York's museum elite. Assistant DA Alexandra Cooper, off duty for the evening, observes the developing tensions with bemused interest until Met director Pierre Thibodaux pulls her aside. He needs her advice. There's an urgent problem out at a loading dock on a New Jersey pier. A Twelfth Dynasty mummified princess, enclosed for eternity in a huge stone sarcophagus, is about to take a long voyage to Cairo as part of a routine museum exchange. But Cleopatra is missing, and in her place is the not-so-mummified body of a woman many centuries younger than her royal predecessor. Who is this woman with the small physique, the dark hair, and the shiny barrette? What is her connection, if any, to the rarefied world of priceless art and objects? And how and when did she become entombed in the sarcophagus? Teaming with cops Mike Chapman and Mercer Wallace, Alex must explore behind the scenes at the elegant but severe Metropolitan, travel uptown to the remote setting of the Cloisters and its medieval trove of funerary art, and on to the massive array of beasts and bones at the Museum of Natural History. Somewhere deep within the bowels of one of these great cultural centers, a killer may wait. Atmospheric, chilling, and rich with the kind of procedural authenticity that only Linda Fairstein can provide, The Bone Vault is a page-turning tour de force from one of crime writing's brightest stars.

30 review for The Bone Vault

  1. 5 out of 5

    Lyn Elliott

    'You'll really enjoy the background settings of Fairstein's stories', said my enthusiastic friend. And I did, very much - the labyrinthine buildings and politics of two great New York museums; ethics of the ways in which past and present collections were/ are assembled; collection storage and display; and a cleverly selected cast of characters. I was more interested in the interactions with museum staff than in the interactions between the investigators, which seemed more formulaic, perhaps becau 'You'll really enjoy the background settings of Fairstein's stories', said my enthusiastic friend. And I did, very much - the labyrinthine buildings and politics of two great New York museums; ethics of the ways in which past and present collections were/ are assembled; collection storage and display; and a cleverly selected cast of characters. I was more interested in the interactions with museum staff than in the interactions between the investigators, which seemed more formulaic, perhaps because more familiar - the tough talking cops, the turf wars. I'll read more Fairsteins when I need light distraction. Three and a half stars.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Jerry B

    Better than Deadhouse, but still a chore to get through... We've read all five of Fairstein's novels featuring Alex Cooper, her fictional Asst. DA for sex crimes of the NYC DA's office, the same job our author held for 25 years until her recent retirement. While the first three novels were pretty good, her fourth, "Deadhouse", disappointed all but her most ardent fans -- too much of a history lesson about an obscure NYC island, and too much silly action by our leading lady detracted from what te Better than Deadhouse, but still a chore to get through... We've read all five of Fairstein's novels featuring Alex Cooper, her fictional Asst. DA for sex crimes of the NYC DA's office, the same job our author held for 25 years until her recent retirement. While the first three novels were pretty good, her fourth, "Deadhouse", disappointed all but her most ardent fans -- too much of a history lesson about an obscure NYC island, and too much silly action by our leading lady detracted from what text was left to move along the mystery and its solution. "Vault" is an improvement in that its focus is a murder of a young researcher associated with two famous NYC institutions: the Metropolitan Museum and the Museum of Natural History. When the woman's body is found inside an ancient Egyptian sarcophagus, Cooper and her cop buddies Chapman, who again in this book gets some amorous attention from "Blondie", and Mercer, go into action, spending most of their time searching for clues through the vast collection of rooms and cubbyholes in these two giant edifices. So much time is spent describing this architectural geography, and the contents thereof, that considerable portions of the book drag and bore, unless one happens to be personally interested in this particular subject matter. It also became clear that Fairstein was using the story as a bit of a forum to discuss the inappropriateness of much of the human bone holdings (hence the book's title) of both organizations, and to sympathetically describe modern efforts to restore the skeletons to their origins for proper and respectful burial. Like Grisham sometimes proselytizes on a subject close to heart, Fairstein soon tires us with the political correctness of this cause, whether righteous or not. Lastly, a first-hand description of the September 11th attack on the twin towers, while quite emotional and interesting, was hardly part of the story; so while it made cogent reading, it was a bit of an interruption of the story flow. Similarly, an "all-girls" weekend outing to Martha's Vineyard (where our author has taken up retirement in real life), was shades of the "Ya Ya Sisterhood" -- again, not entirely relevant to the plot. So take out all the extraneous stuff, plus the longish prowls around the museums, and what remains is little more than a short story for a magazine. We think Fairstein can do better, and hopefully now that she's forsaken her "day job", she can concentrate more on story and characters and less on stuff that weakens our resolve to turn pages.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Vicki Klemm

    I really like Linda Fairstein's books because she adds some of New York's history. In this book, I found out about the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Natural History Museum and the Cloisters. I have visited those museums and it was interesting to learn some history. Having read several of her books, I really like the characters and how they interact. I like that they play 'Final Jeopardy'. I learn something when I read these books and I am engaged throughout trying to guess "who done it". I really like Linda Fairstein's books because she adds some of New York's history. In this book, I found out about the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Natural History Museum and the Cloisters. I have visited those museums and it was interesting to learn some history. Having read several of her books, I really like the characters and how they interact. I like that they play 'Final Jeopardy'. I learn something when I read these books and I am engaged throughout trying to guess "who done it".

  4. 5 out of 5

    Connie

    I enjoyed the Museum and the history of the bones and all of the going on in the museum, but I had a hard time figuring out who was speaking in this novel. At times I thought it was Alex and it was Mike and vice versa. Very hard to keep track of the conversation. I have not read one of her books in a long time and this must have been the reason. I am giving this 3 out of 5 stars. Just wasn't that interesting to me. I enjoyed the Museum and the history of the bones and all of the going on in the museum, but I had a hard time figuring out who was speaking in this novel. At times I thought it was Alex and it was Mike and vice versa. Very hard to keep track of the conversation. I have not read one of her books in a long time and this must have been the reason. I am giving this 3 out of 5 stars. Just wasn't that interesting to me.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Quenya

    I absolutely loved the mystery to be solved in this book. The museums and history about the museums are totally worth the read. It was a truly fascinating part of the book and very well done by the author. The setting and mystery really is what encouraged me to give this book a 4 star rating. The relationships between Alexandra, Mike and Mercer continue to be very well developed and still appreciate the interactions between the three characters. There were some great supporting characters in thi I absolutely loved the mystery to be solved in this book. The museums and history about the museums are totally worth the read. It was a truly fascinating part of the book and very well done by the author. The setting and mystery really is what encouraged me to give this book a 4 star rating. The relationships between Alexandra, Mike and Mercer continue to be very well developed and still appreciate the interactions between the three characters. There were some great supporting characters in this museum. The author brought all the different personalities of museum staff to life like Zim and Clementine. I also really like this Justin Feldman character and think this is the type of man Alex needs. The trip to Martha’s vineyard seemed out of place and said a lot about how uninvested we as readers are supposed to be with Mike/Alex’s loves and how invested we are supposed to be in their developing relationship. I really hope the author doesn’t go there because I’m not sure it would be good for the book series or how the three main characters continue to interact. I normally feel like Alex’s love life completely eats up any side plots to books but another good note for this entry in the series is that I felt Alexandra’s love life side story took more of a backseat even though there are plenty of hints of this relationship with Jake not working out. I mean she almost immediately believed he was the story leak instead of trusting him. I also thought Nina opening up about Jake not being right for her was very prophetic. Overall, a most engaging mystery and very well done.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Sarah

    I found all the museum bits quite interesting and the side cases but as for the rest I thought it was fairly tedious. Also the murderers motive was extremely sketchy to the point where I had my incredulous face on. It just didn't really make sense and felt like it had been tacked on as an afterthought. It wasn't unreadable, and perhaps I'd have benefited from reading the others in the series first but it just wasn't that good. It's a packed genre anyway and mediocre really does shine out in the I found all the museum bits quite interesting and the side cases but as for the rest I thought it was fairly tedious. Also the murderers motive was extremely sketchy to the point where I had my incredulous face on. It just didn't really make sense and felt like it had been tacked on as an afterthought. It wasn't unreadable, and perhaps I'd have benefited from reading the others in the series first but it just wasn't that good. It's a packed genre anyway and mediocre really does shine out in the field I'm afraid.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Carolyn (in SC) C234D

    Read this about ten years ago. It is one of the series about Alexandra Cooper, head of the NYC DA’s Sex Crimes Unit. This story involves the Metropolitan Museum of Art (which I used to love to visit) and the Museum of Natural History. I noted back then that I thought it was well done. She is a good main character, smart, no silly moves. I had rated it 8+. Not sure if I read any more books in this series.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Maureen Sepulveda

    I always enjoy a murder mystery/thriller. When, it takes place in NYC, it makes it even better! Another Alexandra Cooper mystery. It takes place in Metropolitan Museum of Art and Natural History Museums, two gems of the city. A young Museum worker is murdered and found in a sarcophagus. It’s up to Alex, the prosecutor and her NYPD colleagues, Mike and Mercer, to find the killer. Part of the excitement and intrigue involves all the treasures housed in museum. Very enjoyable.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Sheila Myers

    A nice mystery with some good characters. On the down side, Linda Fairstein adds to many details and descriptions that aren't necessary to the plot and those make some parts of the story slow down too much. A nice mystery with some good characters. On the down side, Linda Fairstein adds to many details and descriptions that aren't necessary to the plot and those make some parts of the story slow down too much.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Judy Gacek

    Love her books because of her descriptions of NYC landmarks. In addition she is a good crime writer

  11. 5 out of 5

    Maurean

    In this book, we are taken behind the scenes of New York’s most magnificent and mysterious recesses of both the Metropolitan Museum of Arts and The American Museum of Natural History. A large and controversial new exhibit is set to combine the resources of both organizations, but has raised fierce opposition from some of the museum's elite. Assistant DA Alex Cooper is off duty for the evening, until the director of the Met informs her of the body of a young researcher that has been found in an a In this book, we are taken behind the scenes of New York’s most magnificent and mysterious recesses of both the Metropolitan Museum of Arts and The American Museum of Natural History. A large and controversial new exhibit is set to combine the resources of both organizations, but has raised fierce opposition from some of the museum's elite. Assistant DA Alex Cooper is off duty for the evening, until the director of the Met informs her of the body of a young researcher that has been found in an ancient Egyptian sarcophagus. Teaming up with officers Mike Chapman and Mercer Wallace, they set out to investigate. Somewhere, in one of these great cultural centers, a killer may wait. I completely enjoyed this procedural mystery, as I have each installment of this series. This is her fifth novel, but only my fourth read in this series. I don’t know why I wait so long between them – having read “Cold Hit” in May of 2003 – because I’ve found each book to be very atmospheric in its real-world detail, and the characters are fabulously fleshed-out and empathetic (I am completely taken with Mike and his NY-style, snarky wit). I do know that I’m glad I took the opportunity to reaquaint myself with Alex Cooper and her world, and I won’t wait so long before I join her again

  12. 5 out of 5

    Bettynz (Larraine)

    Enjoyed this for a second time, and courtesy of my goldfish memory of books, it was all a nice mystery once more. I hunted it down, remembering the opening was set in the Temple of Dendur in the Met Museum, having just been there. Visual memory applied to books is a wonderful thing - brings it really alive. Always love Linda Fairstein, and forever wondering if/when Coop and Chapman are going to realise they are meant to be together. Not for another many books, anyway!!!

  13. 5 out of 5

    Richard Brand

    Fairstein seems to have a great ability to educate and inform with her stories. This one was a long education about the whole subject of museums and their operation. The examples being the Met and Natural History museums in New York. The three main characters were active again, but Mike was less aggressive in his comments about Alex and there was less "love" for Alex in the story. I think they continue to be good reads Fairstein seems to have a great ability to educate and inform with her stories. This one was a long education about the whole subject of museums and their operation. The examples being the Met and Natural History museums in New York. The three main characters were active again, but Mike was less aggressive in his comments about Alex and there was less "love" for Alex in the story. I think they continue to be good reads

  14. 4 out of 5

    Elizabeth

    I am enjoying these books so much. I love the bond between the three main characters, Mercer, Mike, and Alex. I like the behind-the-scenes glimpse that we get at the two museums that are prominent in NYC. I think the plots are realistic because there is an ongoing case but also other political, personal, and professional complications. A fun thing is that we learn cop slang.

  15. 4 out of 5

    audrey

    Just when I go on a rant about this author's tired plotting, she pulls a book like this out of her bag: total museum fetish deliciousness. The ending made no sense at all at all at all, and the subplot was just in there because... editor called and reminded her? No idea. But hello MUSEUM PORN. Four-star book with a three-star ending. Just when I go on a rant about this author's tired plotting, she pulls a book like this out of her bag: total museum fetish deliciousness. The ending made no sense at all at all at all, and the subplot was just in there because... editor called and reminded her? No idea. But hello MUSEUM PORN. Four-star book with a three-star ending.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Miriam

    Book 5 picks right up where #4 left off and the intrepid trio (corrected 12Dec2018) Cooper, Chapman, and Wallace investigate the death of a young museum curator whose body was found in an Egyptian Sarcophagus. The action takes readers behind the scenes at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Cloisters, the American Museum of Natural History. A convoluted mystery to delight mystery lovers.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Terri

    Decent read. LOVED all the museum info and intrigue. The behind the scenes in big museums has always fascinated me. But the motive didnt do it for me

  18. 4 out of 5

    Carol

    Pretty good mystery but story was bogged down in details so slow going.

  19. 4 out of 5

    John Toffee

    The Bone Vault sees ADA Alexandra Cooper of the New York Sex Crimes Division in another case with her side kick detective Mike Chapman and, his becoming more remote partner, Mercer Wallace. On a trip over to New Jersey at the request of a party host Cooper discovers a body in a sarcophagus which was being transferred between museums for a joint show. Whilst that is totally expected the body is usually a Mummy but this was a fresh body of a young woman. The investigations, often hindered by the alo The Bone Vault sees ADA Alexandra Cooper of the New York Sex Crimes Division in another case with her side kick detective Mike Chapman and, his becoming more remote partner, Mercer Wallace. On a trip over to New Jersey at the request of a party host Cooper discovers a body in a sarcophagus which was being transferred between museums for a joint show. Whilst that is totally expected the body is usually a Mummy but this was a fresh body of a young woman. The investigations, often hindered by the aloof museum hierarchy, gets under way as Coop and her side kicks try to get their killer. It's the usual stuff from Ms Fairstein, whose books I quite like, which includes the usual niggles; namely that the police can't do a thing without Cooper getting involved, particularly suspect interviews, deciding on lines of investigations and Chapman's awful character. However Chapman, who Fairstein obviously thinks is funny BUT ISN'T, was actually noy annoying thins time and his little song about Clem the Eskimo WAS funny. I like Mercer Wallace better but he taken to a more and more withdrawn role, which is disappointing, so much so that he and Chapman hardly seem to work together anymore. There's Copper's usual trip to her holiday home on Martha's Vineyard as well as her long distance love life with Jake the TV Reporter. However we all know that one day her and Chapman will end up as an item if she gets her way. Certainly worth a read and it's a decent series that I intend to keep reading.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Carol

    I love the main characters in the Alexandra Cooper series and this story is another good one. It's set in the Metropolitan and the Natural History Museums in NY City. Heard about them but never have been in either. They are now on my bucket list. The story starts when the police find a woman's body in a sarcophagus wrapped like a mummy. She is one of the interns working at the Met and she had been saying she was going home to be with her sick father in South Africa, so when she doesn't show up a I love the main characters in the Alexandra Cooper series and this story is another good one. It's set in the Metropolitan and the Natural History Museums in NY City. Heard about them but never have been in either. They are now on my bucket list. The story starts when the police find a woman's body in a sarcophagus wrapped like a mummy. She is one of the interns working at the Met and she had been saying she was going home to be with her sick father in South Africa, so when she doesn't show up after a break at Christmas everyone thinks she's gone home. Alex and Mike know it's murder and won't let go of the case till they follow the clues and get to the real killer - of course. The person who "did it" is so warped by their life as a child and then being disappointed at work that they are willing to do anything to protect their "treasure". I have read this series a little out of order because some of the books weren't available, now I'm going back and reading the ones I missed. This one has the beginnings of the love between Alex and Mike. And I need to read #6 to see how their love progresses.

  21. 5 out of 5

    E Wilson

    Again I'm jumping into book 5 of a series without reading the previous books. Do district attorneys really work boots on the ground with the police detective? I didn't think that would be a normal occurrence. Anyway, the insights into the workings of the museums were more interesting to me than the murder mystery. I knew there were controversies about museums acquiring antiquities such as Egyptian mummies by devious means, but I never really thought about the fact that most of the displays in Wester Again I'm jumping into book 5 of a series without reading the previous books. Do district attorneys really work boots on the ground with the police detective? I didn't think that would be a normal occurrence. Anyway, the insights into the workings of the museums were more interesting to me than the murder mystery. I knew there were controversies about museums acquiring antiquities such as Egyptian mummies by devious means, but I never really thought about the fact that most of the displays in Western museums were obtained from mainly third world countries without any formal consent. It seems logical that the art museums believe they are more ethical than historical museums. The discovery of a recently deceased corpse in an ancient mummy case leads to an investigation of museum personnel and a motive that involves the exposing of some horrific means of acquisition. The side story of the girl who claimed to be raped and then disappears was a meaningless distraction.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Stewart Madden

    How can you support/carry the books of this despicable person of an author Linda Fairstein. She is a corrupt ex NYC prosecutor who took away 5 teenage boys lives away from them allowing her detectives to interrogate these boys and coerced them into making false statements about a rape they had nothing to do with. The 5 boys were convicted of a crime they never admitted to nor never took a plea deal for. They presumed there innocence until the real rapists came forward. DNA testing proved who the How can you support/carry the books of this despicable person of an author Linda Fairstein. She is a corrupt ex NYC prosecutor who took away 5 teenage boys lives away from them allowing her detectives to interrogate these boys and coerced them into making false statements about a rape they had nothing to do with. The 5 boys were convicted of a crime they never admitted to nor never took a plea deal for. They presumed there innocence until the real rapists came forward. DNA testing proved who the real rapist was and NYC exonerated these 5 men but there lives were shattered. In addition, she continues to say these boys are guilty are sufficient DNA testing proved otherwise. Shame on this bookstore to continue to support this author. She is an example of the tyrants who promote injustice in our country. She ruined 5 teenage boys lives.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Renee

    What treasures lurk within the attic and basements of the American Museum of Natural History or the Metropolitan Museum of Art? Few people know all of its secrets and only a few more even have a fair idea. But it's those hidden treasures that form the backdrop for The Bone Vault. When a young woman is discovered in a stone sarcophagus on its way to the Cairo Museum, Alexandra Cooper not only needs to find out who the young woman is but also who removed the tomb's original occupant and put her th What treasures lurk within the attic and basements of the American Museum of Natural History or the Metropolitan Museum of Art? Few people know all of its secrets and only a few more even have a fair idea. But it's those hidden treasures that form the backdrop for The Bone Vault. When a young woman is discovered in a stone sarcophagus on its way to the Cairo Museum, Alexandra Cooper not only needs to find out who the young woman is but also who removed the tomb's original occupant and put her there. A very, very enjoyable book, in large part because of the light it shines on past and current views of anthropology, archaeology and art (along with some current controversies regarding bones and artifacts).

  24. 4 out of 5

    L8blmr

    A mystery set in a museum - two museums, actually - makes for a winning formula, but the reader must wade through a lot of description amidst the action and suspense. I appreciate detail, but I grew weary of reading so much about rooms, hallways, corridors, vaults and the like even though the museums were the main focus. Friends Alex, Mike and Mercer did what they always do though perhaps with more suspects than they normally encounter. Three stars might not be quite enough based on the quality A mystery set in a museum - two museums, actually - makes for a winning formula, but the reader must wade through a lot of description amidst the action and suspense. I appreciate detail, but I grew weary of reading so much about rooms, hallways, corridors, vaults and the like even though the museums were the main focus. Friends Alex, Mike and Mercer did what they always do though perhaps with more suspects than they normally encounter. Three stars might not be quite enough based on the quality of the mystery, but I knocked off a star for the 50-100 pages of minutiae that I don't believe were necessary.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Deb

    Murder inside two cultural NYC icons Who knew there could be such intrigue and drama beneath the roofs of the Metropolitan Art Museum and the Museum of Natural History? Coop, Mike and Mercer are led on a merry chase by academics of these two venerable institutions while investigating the death of a mummified young scholar of medieval funereal arts. The plot is as twisted as the layouts of these massive buildings in which the search for clues goes right up to the very last action-packed chapter. C Murder inside two cultural NYC icons Who knew there could be such intrigue and drama beneath the roofs of the Metropolitan Art Museum and the Museum of Natural History? Coop, Mike and Mercer are led on a merry chase by academics of these two venerable institutions while investigating the death of a mummified young scholar of medieval funereal arts. The plot is as twisted as the layouts of these massive buildings in which the search for clues goes right up to the very last action-packed chapter. Couldn't put it down!

  26. 4 out of 5

    Lois

    This author used to be a prosecutor in NY. She was a part of pushing for charges against The Central Park Five. She still insists they are guilty after the city had to pay them $41 million dollars for malicious and wrongful prosecution. This author is a nasty racist bitch and doesn't deserve to have a publishing contract. https://www.newsweek.com/who-linda-fa... https://thegrio.com/2019/06/03/centra... https://youtu.be/u3F9n_smGWY This author used to be a prosecutor in NY. She was a part of pushing for charges against The Central Park Five. She still insists they are guilty after the city had to pay them $41 million dollars for malicious and wrongful prosecution. This author is a nasty racist bitch and doesn't deserve to have a publishing contract. https://www.newsweek.com/who-linda-fa... https://thegrio.com/2019/06/03/centra... https://youtu.be/u3F9n_smGWY

  27. 5 out of 5

    Lena

    I have read and listened to quite a few books about Alexandra Cooper that I got from the library. Now I wanted to start from the beginning but "Libraries 2go" didn't have all the books. I didn't know that Linda Fairstein was actually the head of the sex crimes unit of the Manhattan District Attorney's office from 1976 until 2002. This book was interesting with all the information about the museums in New York. Hopefully I get to see them one day. It was a good book even though it didn’t really get I have read and listened to quite a few books about Alexandra Cooper that I got from the library. Now I wanted to start from the beginning but "Libraries 2go" didn't have all the books. I didn't know that Linda Fairstein was actually the head of the sex crimes unit of the Manhattan District Attorney's office from 1976 until 2002. This book was interesting with all the information about the museums in New York. Hopefully I get to see them one day. It was a good book even though it didn’t really get scary until the end.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Andie

    Since this was the second Linda Fairstein novel I'd read, the start was a little slow with the reintroduction of characters and setting the first couple chapters. But after that the plot was off and on to an incredible mystery. Until the 2nd to last chapter I still had no idea who the killer could be because there had been so many mysteries and twists. Can't wait to get started on the next Fairstein novel! Since this was the second Linda Fairstein novel I'd read, the start was a little slow with the reintroduction of characters and setting the first couple chapters. But after that the plot was off and on to an incredible mystery. Until the 2nd to last chapter I still had no idea who the killer could be because there had been so many mysteries and twists. Can't wait to get started on the next Fairstein novel!

  29. 4 out of 5

    Alison Eden

    This took me a while to read as I just couldn't get into it at first. there were parts of the story that really gripped me but I found the long and detailed descriptions of all the basement rooms in the museums a bit tedious and boring. Also the killer confessing to Clem why he did it in the last few pages seemed a bit rushed and contrived. This took me a while to read as I just couldn't get into it at first. there were parts of the story that really gripped me but I found the long and detailed descriptions of all the basement rooms in the museums a bit tedious and boring. Also the killer confessing to Clem why he did it in the last few pages seemed a bit rushed and contrived.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Karen Schedin

    Linda Fairstein's, "The Bone Vault" was a a bit chore to get through. This book is so unlike the other books in the Alexander Cooper series. Its saving grace is the mentions and descriptions of the history in the museums. Fairstein does an excellent job, as usual, with her descriptive vocabulary but this book lacks the spark of the previous Cooper mysteries. Linda Fairstein's, "The Bone Vault" was a a bit chore to get through. This book is so unlike the other books in the Alexander Cooper series. Its saving grace is the mentions and descriptions of the history in the museums. Fairstein does an excellent job, as usual, with her descriptive vocabulary but this book lacks the spark of the previous Cooper mysteries.

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