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Linda Fairstein

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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
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."
Blood Always Tells (2014)
Hilary Davidson
"a smart crime novel, peopled with sinister characters and cleaver twists you wan't see coming."
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)
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."

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