Linda Fairstein - From Courtroom to Computer - Dark Streets
Linda Fairstein wasn’t always a writer. Before becoming an author she worked as a prosecutor. She worked the sex crimes unit. She worked for the for Manhattan District Attorney's office from 1976 until 2002. Linda helped prosecute many high profile cases during her time in NYC including the “Central Park Jogger case”. In 1990 she left that career and devoted herself to becoming a writer full time.
It wasn’t till 1996 that she published her first title. With her experience as a prosecutor she’s been able pull from that experience in writing her novels.
Final Jeopardy, the first novel, introduces us to Alexandra Cooper, Manhattan's top sex crimes prosecutor. She awakens one morning to shocking news: a tabloid headline announcing her own brutal murder. But the actual victim was Isabella Lascar, the Hollywood film star who sought refuge at Alex's Martha's Vineyard retreat. Was Isabella targeted by a stalker or — mistaken for Alex — was she in the wrong place at the wrong time? In an investigation that twists from the back alleys of lower Manhattan to the chic salons of the Upper East Side. Alex knows she's in final jeopardy...and time is running out. She has to get into the killer's head before the killer gets to her.
Cold Hit, one of my favorites, sends Alexandra Cooper — on a hunt for a killer inside New York City's glitzy art world.
Alexandra Cooper has seen many murder victims, but few more disturbing than the silk-clad body of a woman, her hands and feet tied to a ladder, pulled from the turbulent waters at Manhattan's northern tip. With her colleagues, including NYPD detectives Mike Chapman and Mercer Wallace, Alex races against the clock and hopes for a "cold hit" — a DNA match that would reveal the identity of the murderer by linking the crime to someone already in the police database. But as the case pulls her into the exclusive world of East Side auction houses and cutting-edge Chelsea galleries, Alex discovers she may be marked as an expendable commodity in a chilling and deadly scheme....
#4, The Dead-House is a NERO award winner! It's almost Christmas in New York City, but the season is far from jolly for Assistant D.A. Alexandra Cooper after Lola Dakota, an illustrious political science professor from King's College, is found dead at the bottom of an elevator shaft. All Alexandra has to go on are a few strands of hair and a piece of paper bearing the words "The Deadhouse." The only link to foul play is a photo Alexandra finds in Lola's office of a student who disappeared more than eight months ago. And what do they both have to do with the Deadhouse, the notorious Roosevelt Island site where smallpox patients went to die in the 19th century?
In the most recent, Death Angel, she explores the rich—and little-known—history of New York’s City’s Central Park as Assistant DA Alex Cooper and Detective Mike Chapman race to track down a serial killer before yet another young woman is found dead. Is the body found in the Ramble the first victim of a deranged psychopath, or are other missing women in years past whose remains have never been found connected to this savage attack? Is this enormous urban park a sanctuary in the middle of the city—as it seems to the thousands of New Yorkers and tourists who fill it every day—or is it a hunting ground for a killer with a twisted mind?
I’ve always been fond of books that feature DA’s attorneys and private eyes (Erle Stanley Gardner – Perry Mason – one of my all time favorites!) and these books are fabulous. Chock full of suspense and well plotted, once you read one you will want to read them ALL…..
Pick one up today – you will not regret it!
The titles are:
• Final Jeopardy (1996)
• Likely To Die (1997)
• Cold Hit (1999)
• The Deadhouse (2001) (Nero Award winner)
• The Bone Vault (2003)
• The Kills (2004)
• Entombed (2005)
• Death Dance (2006)
• Bad Blood (2007)
• Killer Heat (2008)
• Lethal Legacy (2009)
• Hell Gate (2010)
• Silent Mercy (March 2011)
• Night Watch (July 2012)
• Death Angel (July 2013)
Thanks given to Wikipedia for info on Linda's career.
Toni LoTempio – By Toni LoTempio – admin by day, writer by night, Toni is the author of several paperback and e-books of paranormal suspense – her latest, SOAPSUDS, SEX AND SILVER BULLETS, will be released from Entangled Publishing July 2014. As T. C. Lotempio, she pens cozy mysteries, debuting with the upcoming Nick and Nora mystery series from Berkeley Prime Crime. (MEOW IF IT’S MURDER, Fall 2014). She and her cat ROCCO do fundraising for Nathan Fillion’s charity, KIDS NEED TO READ, when they aren’t interviewing authors on ROCCO’s blog! You can keep up with all the latest interviews and news (including her 2014 releases!) at www.catsbooksmorecats.blogspot.com