The Kills

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Written By: Linda Fairstein

Narrated By: Blair Brown

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Date: January 2004

Duration: 5 hours 18 minutes


It's going to be a tough trial. Manhattan sex-crimes prosecutor Alexandra Cooper's case, involving an attack on investment banker Paige Vallis, would be difficult to prove without the latest development -- it seems that Paige has something to hide.

While Alex learns more of the sad details behind this increasingly puzzling rape case, colleague Mike Chapman is uptown in a decaying Harlem brownstone where 82-year-old McQueen "Queenie" Ransome has been murdered, her apartment ransacked.

Queenie's murder is only the first. Others follow, as the tragic strands of the Paige Vallis and McQueen Ransome cases converge in a poignant alliance of two women from very different worlds. Faced with formidable personal and professional choices, Alex faces a showdown where her wits and courage will be tested as never before.

With a winning combination of courtroom drama and historical detail, The Kills is stylish writing from a crime-writing star.


  • Jean

    Enjoyed this book. When I started I thought it was going to be a routine murder mystery but then it got exciting with information about old coins, the U.S. Mint, the secret service and the CIA. Along with some history about post WWII Egypt and its King. The reader was good and the story moved right along and included a few nail biting moments.

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