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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)
   Surfing the Panther (2015) (with Steve Martini)
   17. Devil's Bridge (2015)
   18. Killer Look (2016)
   19. Deadfall (2017)
   20. Blood Oath (2019)
   I'd Kill for That (2004) (with others)
Linda Fairstein recommends
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."
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!"
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."

More recommendations 

Anthologies containing stories by Linda Fairstein
FaceOff (2014)
edited by
David Baldacci
The Prosecution Rests (2009)
New Stories about Courtrooms, Criminals, and the Law
edited by
Linda Fairstein

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