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Linda Fairstein

USA flag (b.1947)

Linda Fairstein, America's foremost prosecutor of crimes of sexual assault and domestic violence, has run the Sex Crimes Unit of the District Attorney's Office in Manhattan for more than two decades. A Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, she is a graduate of Vassar College and the University of Virginia School of Law. Her first novel, Final Jeopardy, which introduced the character Alexandra Cooper, was published in 1996 to critical and commercial acclaim, followed in 1997 by Likely to Die, which also achieved international bestseller status. Her nonfiction book, Sexual Violence, was a New York Times notable book in 1994. She lives with her husband in Manhattan. 

Genres: Mystery, Young Adult Fiction, Thriller
Alexandra Cooper
   1. Final Jeopardy (1996)
   2. Likely to Die (1997)
   3. Cold Hit (1999)
   4. The Deadhouse (2001)
   5. The Bone Vault (2003)
   6. The Kills (2004)
   7. Entombed (2005)
   8. Death Dance (2006)
   9. Bad Blood (2007)
   10. Killer Heat (2008)
   11. Lethal Legacy (2009)
   12. Hell Gate (2010)
   13. Silent Mercy (2011)
   14. Night Watch (2012)
   15. Death Angel (2013)
   16. Terminal City (2014)
   17. Devil's Bridge (2015)
   18. Killer Look (2016)
   19. Deadfall (2017)
   20. Blood Oath (2019)
   Surfing the Panther (2015) (with Steve Martini)
Linda Fairstein recommends
Up Country (2001)
(Paul Brenner, book 2)
Nelson DeMille
"If it's suspense you want, and a riveting plot that moves at lightning speed through mine fields or murder, intrigue, and richly exotic landscapes, then UP COUNTRY is the book to read. Finely drawn characters, wickedly crisp dialogue, and brilliant twists that ride the story to its thrilling denouement could come only from Nelson DeMille, the master storyteller of our times."
Temporary Sanity (2003)
(Marty Nickerson, book 2)
Rose Connors
"Connors is a winderful new voice."
Shakedown (2008)
(Jack Davis Mystery, book 1)
Joel Goldman
"Chillingly realistic - fast-paced, smartly plotted, gripping."
City of Dragons (2010)
(Miranda Corbie Mystery, book 1)
Kelli Stanley
"A stunning thriller."
Hush (2010)
Kate White
"A pulse-pounding thriller... Once you start reading, you won't be able to stop."
The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair (2014)
(Marcus Goldman, book 1)
Joël Dicker
"A dazzling thriller--stunningly original and brilliantly plotted, down to the very last twists. It's a murder mystery, a literary puzzle, and a love story, all ingeniously woven into a masterly novel of suspense. Joel Dicker is an enormous talent, and this book is extraordinary."
Blood Always Tells (2014)
Hilary Davidson
"a smart crime novel, peopled with sinister characters and cleaver twists you wan't see coming."
Where It Hurts (2016)
(Gus Murphy, book 1)
Reed Farrel Coleman
"Where It Hurts is a thrilling start to a new series by Reed Farrel Coleman - who writes some of the best crime fiction around. Tough prose, taut plotting, and a great new protagonist named Gus Murphy. Coleman's got a winner here."
Cold Silence (2016)
(Joe Rush, book 3)
James Abel
"If you like Tom Clancy and Martin Cruz Smith, then you need to read James Abel."
Too Close to Breathe (2018)
(Frankie Sheehan, book 1)
Olivia Kiernan
"Too Close To Breathe welcomes a thrilling new voice to crime fiction. Taut and gritty, smart and dark, and with a brilliantly crafted detective in Frankie Sheehan, Olivia Kiernan plots twists and turns that will keep you in knots to the very end."
Chariot On the Mountain (2018)
Jack Ford
"Chariot on the Mountain is a stunning work of historical fiction. Only Jack Ford could take a real piece of America's tragic backstory, bring to life an actual woman whose journey overcame all odds, recreate a riveting courtroom drama - and weave it together to make such a compelling read. I loved this book."
Unreasonable Doubts (2018)
Reyna Marder Gentin
"The old saying that the law is a jealous mistress takes on new meaning in Reyna Gentin's exciting new novel Unreasonable Doubts. It's an interesting tale, well-told, about justice...and the human heart."
Court of Lies (2019)
Gerry Spence
"Gerry Spence electrified the courtroom every time he argued a case. Now, the legendary lawyer makes his crime novel debut, and lightning strikes again. Court of Lies is a stunning drama filled with characters as smart and surprising as Spence himself, and brilliant plotting that twists and turns to an ending you’ll never see coming. I loved it!"
Bluff (2019)
Jane Stanton Hitchcock
"Jane Hitchcock pulls off another stunning tour de force in her newest crime novel, Bluff. Nobody writes high society and its down-low denizens better than Hitchcock - and this book is her best yet. It's all in the cards - and it's masterful."

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