Search Results: "Alafair Burke"


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JUDGMENT CALLS by Alafair Burke
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2003

"Competent but routine."
Debut legal thriller from a former ADA, daughter of well-known crime writer James Lee Burke. Read full book review >

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ALL DRESSED IN WHITE by Mary Higgins Clark
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 17, 2015

"Methodical, efficient, brand-name genre thrills guaranteed not to frighten the horses."
Laurie Moran and the crew of Under Suspicion (The Cinderella Murder, 2014, etc.) revisit the 5-year-old case of the bride who vanished hours before she was supposed to walk down the aisle.Read full book review >

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ANGEL’S TIP by Alafair Burke
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Burke's brisk and ultimately suspenseful narrative offers wily and intricate plotting and sharply etched major and minor characters."
Burke (Law/Hofstra Univ.; Dead Connection, 2007, etc.) scores on all counts in this thriller about a serial killer with a hair fetish. Read full book review >

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MISSING JUSTICE by Alafair Burke
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 2, 2004

"A deftly extended episode of Law & Order, whose structure it mimics without adding anything compelling or new. Burke's neatest surprise is why Samantha, tossed off her first big case, ends up happy anyway."
Promoted from Vice to Major Crimes, Portland (OR) Deputy DA Samantha Kincaid (Judgment Calls, 2003) gets her first murder case. Read full book review >

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THE EX by Alafair Burke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 26, 2016

"If readers are lucky enough, snarky Olivia will snag another convoluted case and make additional appearances up the road."
A sassy New York City attorney defends an old love who may—or may not—have killed the man responsible for his wife's death. Read full book review >

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ALL DAY AND A NIGHT by Alafair Burke
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 10, 2014

"Ellie's much too good a character to waste in this lackluster, predictable potboiler."
Burke resurrects NYPD Detective Ellie Hatcher, daughter of a former cop, and has her and her partner, J.J. Rogan, investigate whether or not a long-convicted serial killer was really responsible for the murders that landed him in prison. Read full book review >

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212 by Alafair Burke
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 23, 2010

"Burke's plot is more convoluted than necessary, and her prose more serviceable than memorable."
A novel that opens up the seamy side—is there another?—of untraceable online threats; of pay-for-sex escort services; and of murder in posh penthouses. Read full book review >

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NEVER TELL by Alafair Burke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 19, 2012

"A smooth, compelling read that is proof positive that Burke continues to mature as a writer; this entry in the Ellie Hatcher series sings."
Burke (Long Gone, 2011, etc.) resurrects Ellie Hatcher, an NYPD homicide detective who followed in her father's footsteps. Read full book review >

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THE SLEEPING BEAUTY KILLER by Mary Higgins Clark
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"Fleet, conscientious, and utterly true to its carefully wrought formula."
Laurie Moran and the staff of Under Suspicion reopen a cold case almost everyone else is convinced was closed tight 15 years ago. Read full book review >

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DEAD CONNECTION by Alafair Burke
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2007

"Holds the reader's attention from first word to last, and begs for a sequel."
Novice NYPD Det. Ellie Hatcher worked low-level robberies until she was whisked to the homicide division and plunged neck-deep into a series of killings in this addictive thriller. Read full book review >

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CLOSE CASE by Alafair Burke
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 6, 2005

Burke hits her stride in this third outing for Deputy District Attorney Samantha Kincaid. Read full book review >