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Judgment Calls

(2003)
(The first book in the Samantha Kincaid series)
A novel by

 
 
Samantha Kincaid is a divorced Deputy DA in Portland's Vice and Drugs Division. Kincaid has developed her own niche within the division prosecuting the monsters who lure and coerce girls and young women into prostitution. Thirteen year old Kendra Martin is abducted, drugged and anally raped, and the victim identifies Frank Derringer, on parole for similar crimes, as her attacker. But there's no corroborating evidence except a single, partial fingerprint, and the state's case looks even shakier after Martin changes her story. Tough and determined, Kincaid gathers her evidence and builds her case, refusing to be deflected even when she discovers that she must work with her former lover, detective Forbes of Portland's Major Crimes Team. But when her home is ransacked and a carving knife plus threatening note left in the icebox, it seems that someone is prepared to get very personal indeed in order to shut her up. Fluently written, stuffed with authentic detail, well plotted and characterised, with a warm, sympathetic heroine and a good final twist, Alafair Burke's debut thriller has broad appeal and marks the beginning of a great new career.

Genre: Mystery    Get it on Google Play

"A terrific debut, very different from her famous father's work, but the storytelling DNA is all there. This is smart, savvy, expert - and highly recommended." - Lee Child


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Hardback Editions

February 2005 : UK Hardback
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Title: Judgment Calls
Author(s): Alafair Burke
ISBN: 1-84395-639-X / 978-1-84395-639-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft Large Print Books Ltd
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December 2003 : UK Hardback
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Title: Judgment Calls (New Blood)
Author(s): Alafair Burke
ISBN: 0-7528-5714-2 / 978-0-7528-5714-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
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July 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: Judgment Calls: A Mystery
Author(s): Alafair Burke
ISBN: 0-8050-7386-8 / 978-0-8050-7386-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
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Paperback Editions

July 2004 : USA Paperback
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Title: Judgment Calls
Author(s): Alafair Burke
ISBN: 1-111-11947-3 / 978-1-111-11947-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Orion
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July 2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: Judgment Calls (New Blood)
Author(s): Alafair Burke
ISBN: 0-7528-5935-8 / 978-0-7528-5935-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
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April 2004 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Judgment Calls (Samantha Kincaid Mysteries)
Author(s): Alafair Burke
ISBN: 0-312-99720-5 / 978-0-312-99720-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
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2003 : UK Paperback
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Title: Judgement Calls
Author(s): Alafair Burke
ISBN: 0-7528-5715-0 / 978-0-7528-5715-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
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Audio Editions

September 2015 : Australia MP3 CD
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Title: Judgment Calls (Samantha Kincaid Series)
Author(s): Alafair Burke
ISBN: 1-4890-5388-3 / 978-1-4890-5388-6 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Audio
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September 2011 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: Judgment Calls (Samantha Kincaid Mysteries)
Author(s): Alafair Burke
ISBN: 1-74285-475-3 / 978-1-74285-475-5 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing
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September 2011 : Australia MP3 CD
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Title: Judgment Calls (Samantha Kincaid)
Author(s): Alafair Burke
ISBN: 1-74285-476-1 / 978-1-74285-476-2 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing
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June 2011 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: Judgment Calls (Samantha Kincaid Mysteries)
Author(s): Alafair Burke
ISBN: 1-74267-903-X / 978-1-74267-903-7 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing
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June 2011 : Australia MP3 CD
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Title: Judgment Calls (Samantha Kincaid Series)
Author(s): Alafair Burke
ISBN: 1-74267-904-8 / 978-1-74267-904-4 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Audio
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May 2005 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Judgment Calls
Author(s): Alafair Burke
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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May 2005 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Judgment Calls
Author(s): Alafair Burke
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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May 2005 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Judgment Calls: Samantha Kincaid, Book 1
Author(s): Alafair Burke
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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September 2004 : Australia Audio Cassette
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Title: Judgment Calls (Samantha Kincaid Mysteries)
Author(s): Alafair Burke
ISBN: 1-74093-552-7 / 978-1-74093-552-4 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Audio Books
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March 2005 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: Judgement Calls (Samantha Kincaid Mysteries)
Author(s): Alafair Burke
ISBN: 1-74093-553-5 / 978-1-74093-553-1 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Audio
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September 2004 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: Judgment Calls (Samantha Kincaid (1))
Author(s): Alafair Burke
ISBN: 1-74094-779-7 / 978-1-74094-779-4 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda audio
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Kindle Editions

September 2013 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Judgment Calls (Samantha Kincaid Series Book 1)
Author(s): Alafair Burke
Publisher:
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May 2004 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Judgment Calls: A Samantha Kincaid Mystery (Samantha Kincaid Mysteries Book 1)
Author(s): Alafair Burke
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA