Alafair Burke

Alafair Burke will sign and discussThe Better Sister (Harper; $26.99).

Alafair Burke is the author of "two power house series" (Sun-Sentinel) that have earned her a reputation for creating strong, believable, and eminently likable female characters, such as NYPD Detective Ellie Hatcher and Portland Deputy District Attorney Samantha Kincaid. Alafair's novels grow out of her experience as a prosecutor in America's police precincts and criminal courtrooms, and have been featured by The Today Show, People Magazine, The New York Times, MSNBC, The Washington Post, USA Today, and The Chicago Sun-Times. According to Entertainment Weekly, Alafair "is a terrific web spinner" who "knows when and how to drop clues to keep readers at her mercy."

A graduate of Stanford Law School and a former Deputy District Attorney in Portland, Oregon, Alafair is now a Professor of Law at Hofstra Law School, where she teaches criminal law and procedure. Her books have been translated into 12 languages.

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Event date: 

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 6:30pm

Event address: 

2342 Bissonnet St
Houston, TX 77005
The Better Sister: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062853370
Published: Harper - April 16th, 2019

A Best Book of the Year: Washington Post, Sun Sentinel

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Published: Harper Paperbacks - November 6th, 2018

"This year's Gone Girl."Harlan Coben

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ISBN: 9780062390493
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Published: Harper Paperbacks - January 31st, 2017

In this breakout standalone novel of suspense in the vein of Gone Girl and The Girl on a Train, a woman agrees to help an old boyfriend who has been framed for murder—but begins to suspect that she is the one being manipulated.

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Published: Harper Paperbacks - June 16th, 2015

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If You Were Here: A Novel of Suspense Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062208361
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Published: Harper Paperbacks - May 13th, 2014

If You Were Here is a thrilling novel of suspense from Alafair Burke, the author Dennis Lehane calls “one of the finest young crime writers working today.”
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