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Alafair Burke

Autor(a) de I've Got You Under My Skin

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About the Author

Alafair Burke graduated from Reed College and Stanford Law School. After graduating, she became a Deputy District Attorney in Portland, Oregon where she worked as a trial lawyer prosecuting domestic violence offenses and as a liaison to the police department. After five years of working at the mostrar mais District Attorney's Office, she decided to start writing. Her first novel, Judgment Calls, was published in 2003. Her other works include Long Gone, If You Were Here, The Ex, A Samantha Kincaid Mystery series, the Ellie Hatcher series, and the Under Suspicion series written with Mary Higgins Clark. She currently teaches criminal law and procedure at Hofstra Law School. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras de Alafair Burke

I've Got You Under My Skin (2014) 896 cópias
The Cinderella Murder (2014) 841 cópias
All Dressed in White (2015) 619 cópias
The Wife (2018) 617 cópias
The Ex (2016) 574 cópias
The Sleeping Beauty Killer (2016) 545 cópias
Long Gone (2011) 452 cópias
You Don't Own Me (2018) 417 cópias
212 (2010) 415 cópias
Dead Connection (2007) 394 cópias
The Better Sister (2019) 377 cópias
Angel's Tip (2008) 368 cópias
Judgement Calls (2003) 355 cópias
If You Were Here (2013) 327 cópias
Piece of My Heart (2020) 304 cópias
Never Tell (2012) 295 cópias
Missing Justice (2004) 257 cópias
Close Case (2005) 234 cópias
Find Me (2022) 223 cópias
All Day and a Night (2014) 208 cópias
The Best American Mystery and Suspense 2021 (2021) — Editor — 51 cópias
Winning (2010) 7 cópias
Sans passé (2023) 1 exemplar(es)
Burke Alafair 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Inherit the Dead (2013) — Contribuinte — 288 cópias
Neptune Noir: Unauthorized Investigations into Veronica Mars (2007) — Contribuinte — 225 cópias
Vengeance (2012) — Contribuinte — 157 cópias
The Best American Mystery Stories 2009 (2009) — Contribuinte — 111 cópias
When a Stranger Comes to Town (2021) — Contribuinte — 56 cópias
The Arvon Book of Crime and Thriller Writing (2012) — Contribuinte — 10 cópias
Crimespree Magazine #50 — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)


Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
Local de nascimento
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA
Locais de residência
New York, New York, USA
Portland, Oregon, USA
Stanford University (Law ∙ 1994)
Reed College (BA ∙ Psychology ∙ 1991)
legal commentator
Burke, James Lee (father)
Michel, Delauné (second cousin)
Dubus, Elizabeth Nell (cousin)
Hofstra University
Pequena biografia
Alafair S. Burke is an American author, professor of law and legal commentator, born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She is the author of two series of crime novels, one featuring NYPD Detective Ellie Hatcher, the other featuring Portland prosecutor Samantha Kincaid. She received her B.A. in psychology from Reed College, completing the senior thesis "Emotion's effects on memory: spatial narrowing of attention". Burke is a graduate of Stanford Law School, served as a deputy district attorney in Portland, Oregon and is now teaching law at Hofstra Law School. She is the daughter of fellow mystery novelist James Lee Burke.



Long gone by Alafair Burke: an excellent thriller em Reviews of Early Reviewers Books (Agosto 2011)


BooksInMirror | outras 29 resenhas | Feb 19, 2024 |
A many-layered murder mystery all based on the belief that a young woman has amnesia. Kept your interest even though it was somewhat contrived. Kirkus: mystery featuring a woman with amnesia in New Jersey, a drowned fishing guide on Long Island, a 15-year-old cold case in Wichita, and much more.In her 19th mystery, and the sixth to feature detective Ellie Hatcher, Burke has taken the kitchen-sink approach, offering a rare abundance of characters, crimes, and misdemeanors. As much as there is a protagonist, it is a woman who, years ago, was thrown from an SUV in Hopewell, New Jersey, and lost her memory. Hope Miller, as she is now known, has spent the past decade and a half under the wing of a devoted friend she met after the accident, an attorney named Lindsay who lives with a boyfriend named Scott. But as the story opens, Hope has disappeared from Hopewell without leaving Lindsay any information as to her whereabouts. Since she has no legal identity, Hope has to work under the radar; she finds a job staging properties on the East End of Long Island for a sketchy real estate agent named...oh well, turns out he's not that important. Meanwhile, there's Ellie Hatcher, the detective whose series this is. She's on vacation in St. Barth's with her boyfriend, Max, having bad dreams about her dad, a cop who committed suicide because he couldn't find Wichita's College Hill Strangler, who was later arrested and jailed. Then there's this giant home improvement chain also based in Wichita whose female CEO is running for senator...and wait, there's more! This novel seems more like the work of a beginning crime writer than one with Burke's experience. Clues, red herrings, exposition, and "things you should know" are dropped in awkwardly and obviously: "Lindsay had learned that psychological trauma or post-traumatic stress disorder could also induce dissociative fugue, or what used to be called a fugue statea psychological condition characterized by an inability to recall one?s identity or personality." All this hand-holding aside, the book operates on what feels like a kind of anti?Occam's-razor logic, favoring the most complicated solution to any question. The good news is, there is one.For those who like a tricky brain teaser and aren't too picky about interesting characters or emotional realism.… (mais)
bentstoker | outras 12 resenhas | Jan 26, 2024 |



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