Books by Alafair Burke and Complete Book Reviews

Alafair Burke, Author . Holt $22 (351p) ISBN 978-0-8050-7784-1
In Burke's absorbing third Samantha Kincaid mystery (after 2004's Missing Justice ), the 32-year-old deputy DA and her just-moved-in lover, Det. Chuck Forbes, look into the murder of Percy Crenshaw, a popular investigative reporter and...
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Alafair Burke. Harper, $24.99 (352p) ISBN 978-0-06-199916-1
Near the start of Burke’s excellent fourth novel of suspense featuring NYPD Det. Ellie Hatcher (after 2010’s 212), 16-year-old Julia Whitmire, the daughter of legendary music producer Bill Whitmire, is found dead in the bathtub on the top floor of...
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Alafair Burke. Harper, $24.99 (368p) ISBN 978-0-06-199918-5
Near the outset of this impressive novel of suspense from Burke (212), her first stand-alone, 37-year-old Alice Humphrey, the daughter of controversial film director Frank Humphrey, meets charming Drew Campbell at a sparsely attended Manhattan art...
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Alafair Burke. Harper, $26.99 (320p) ISBN 978-0-06-239048-6
Near the start of bestseller Burke’s gripping standalone, New York City DA Olivia Randall receives a desperate phone call from the school-age daughter of her ex-fiancé, Jack Harris, whose wife, Molly, was killed in a mass shooting three years...
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Alafair Burke. Harper, $26.99 (368p) ISBN 978-0-06-220838-5
Has suspected serial killer Anthony Amaro spent 18 years in New York’s Five Points Correctional Facility for a murder he didn’t commit? In Burke’s gripping fifth novel of suspense featuring NYPD Det. Ellie Hatcher (after 2012’s Never Tell), Ellie...
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Alafair Burke. Harper, $25.99 (368p) ISBN 978-0-06-220835-4
Burke’s outstanding stand-alone suspense novel, her second after 2011’s Long Gone, stars appealing (if impulsive) McKenna Jordan, a New York City journalist whose stint covering the DA’s office ended in a maelstrom of media indignation when she...
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Alafair Burke, Author . Holt $23 (352p) ISBN 978-0-8050-7386-7
Burke's earnest, fast-paced debut introduces a sharp new crime series revolving around Deputy DA Samantha "Sam" Kincaid, a hip, 30ish lawyer working in Portland's Drug and Vice Division. As a former DA herself, and now a teacher of...
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Alafair Burke, Author . Harper $23.95 (342p) ISBN 978-0-06-156102-3
Near the start of Burke’s gripping second procedural to feature NYPD detective Ellie Hatcher (after Dead Connection ), Ellie happens on the mutilated body of college student Chelsea Hart in East River Park while on her morning jog. Friends of...
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Alafair Burke, Author . Holt $19.95 (319p) ISBN 978-0-8050-7785-8
P utting feisty DA Samantha Kincaid on hold after three novels (Close Case , etc.), Burke introduces a disappointingly dull heroine in 30-year-old NYPD detective Ellie Hatcher. Flamboyant homicide detective Flann McIlroy asks outspoken Ellie to...
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Alafair Burke, Author . Holt $19.95 (368p) ISBN 978-0-8050-7392-8
In Burke's lively second Samantha Kincaid mystery (after 2003's Judgment Calls ), the Deputy District Attorney has just joined the Major Crimes Unit in Portland, Ore., when a local judge, Clarissa Easterbrook, goes missing and is then found...
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Alafair Burke. Harper, $26.99 (352p) ISBN 978-0-06-239051-6
Angela Powell, the unreliable narrator of this plot-propelled roller-coaster of a domestic thriller from Edgar-finalist Burke (The Ex), is the wife of a respected NYU economics professor and rising media star and the mother of a 13-year-old. She...
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Alafair Burke, Author . Harper $24.99 (368p) ISBN 978-0-06-156122-1
Burke’s third white-knuckle thriller finds NYPD Det. Ellie Hatcher (after Angel’s Tip ) and her partner, J.J. Rogan, investigating the murder of NYU student Megan Gunther, who’s the target of threatening posts on a college gossip...
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Alafair Burke, Author, Christopher Lane, Read by , read by Christopher Lane. Brilliance Audio $36.95 (0p) ISBN 978-1-4233-4337-0
The critics were not very kind to the print version of Burke's attempt to break out of her successful Samantha Kincaid series, and the audio version shares the same faults of being dull, overcomplicated and overstuffed. Despite the award-winning
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Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke. Simon & Schuster, $26.99 (288p) ISBN 978-1-5011-0855-6
The prologue of Clark and Burke's scintillating sequel to 2014's The Cinderella Murder introduces bride-to-be Amanda Pierce, who vanishes the day before her wedding in Palm Beach, Fla. More than five years later, the fate of the so-called "Runaway...
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Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke. Simon & Schuster, $26.99 (320p) ISBN 978-1-5011-0858-7
A clever plot and a cast of intriguing characters, whose actions and agendas are easily misconstrued, boost bestseller Clark and Burke's third novel featuring Laurie Morgan, the producer of the New York–based TV show Under Suspicion (after 2015's...
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Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke. Simon & Schuster, $26.99 (304p) ISBN 978-1-5011-7164-2
The death of 68-year-old socialite Virginia Wakeling, who took a fatal fall off the roof of New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, propels bestseller Clark and Burke’s tepid fourth novel featuring Laurie Morgan (after 2016’s The Sleeping Beauty...
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Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke. Simon & Schuster, $26.99 (288p) ISBN 978-1-5011-7166-6
In MWA Grand Master Clark and Burke’s formulaic fifth novel starring Laurie Moran (after 2017’s Every Breath You Take), Laurie, who works for a reality TV show, Under Suspicion, investigating cases that have stymied the police, is put in a difficult
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