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Alafair Burke

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Alafair Burke is the New York Times bestselling 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."

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Average rating: 3.66 · 23,162 ratings · 3,091 reviews · 23 distinct works · Similar authors
Long Gone
3.66 of 5 stars 3.66 avg rating — 3,021 ratings — published 2011 — 12 editions
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If You Were Here
3.52 of 5 stars 3.52 avg rating — 2,565 ratings — published 2013 — 10 editions
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Dead Connection (Ellie Hatc...
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212 (Ellie Hatcher #3)
3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 2,210 ratings — published 2010 — 15 editions
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Never Tell (Ellie Hatcher, #4)
3.68 of 5 stars 3.68 avg rating — 2,061 ratings — published 2012 — 15 editions
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Angel's Tip (Ellie Hatcher #2)
3.69 of 5 stars 3.69 avg rating — 1,564 ratings — published 2008 — 25 editions
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Judgment Calls (Samantha Ki...
3.61 of 5 stars 3.61 avg rating — 1,128 ratings — published 2003 — 18 editions
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3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 992 ratings — published 2014 — 13 editions
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3.66 of 5 stars 3.66 avg rating — 738 ratings — published 2004 — 20 editions
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IMG_0425Congratulations to Jennifer, who won signed copies of the ENTIRE Ellie Hatcher series: Dead Connection, Angel’s Tip, 212, Never Tell, and All Day and a Night. Jennifer won by correctly guessing the significance of the number 58 on my jersey when I threw out a ceremonial first pitch at Yankee Stadium with #1 New York Times Bestselling author Mary Higgins Clark, the Queen of Suspense and my co-au...

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“I get sad every time I hear a person say "I don't read." It's like saying "I don't learn," or "I don't laugh," or "I don't live.”
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“Cursing's for the uncreative. They say "Frack! on Battlestar Galactica, and everyone still knows what it means.”
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Select a series to be read from mid-September through the end of the year. The winner will be announced 9/15.

Harper Connelly by Charlaine Harris
 
  6 votes, 33.3%

No Evil by Allison Brennan
 
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Samantha Kincaid by Alafair Burke
 
  2 votes, 11.1%

Lizzy Gardner by T.R. Ragan
 
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Karen Vail by Alan Jacobson
 
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Turing Hopper by Donna Andrews
 
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Kendall O'Dell by Sylvia Nobel
 
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Lena Gamble by Robert Ellis
 
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message 11: by Zoë

Zoë Sharp Hi Alafair. Lovely to catch up with you here. Hope life's treating you well and the writing's going splendidly :))


message 10: by Rick

Rick Reed Thanks for adding me Alafair. Congrats on Long Gone! Grand news.


message 9: by Linda

Linda Atnip Hi Alafair,

Thanks for accepting my friendship. I have really enjoyed reading your work, and would like to invite you to check out mine.

All best wishes,

Linda


Stuart Land Thank you for being my new friend, Alafair. Good timing too, as I'm on my second draft of my first crime thriller. Quite different than my other four paranormal books. I started in law at American University, but made the mistake of becoming a police officer, which, at that time, operated under two different codes of ethics. Since all my novels have strong female characters, I look forward to reading yours.


Lynette Barfield Hi Alafair. I just finished Long Gone and loved it. Keep up the good work. All I can say is ATTAGIRL!!!!!


Lynette Barfield Hi Alafair. Thanks for friending me. I have read almost everything your father has written, and when I discovered that you were a real person, not just a fictional daughter, and also an author, I began to read your books. I think your father is wonderfully gifted, and you seem to be following in his tradition. Keep up the good work.


Alafair Burke Hey everyone. I'm happy to be here. I just signed up today so am still figuring out how best to be in touch with readers through GoodReads. I'm always happy to find a spot dedicated to books!


message 4: by Rai

Rai Hi Alafair,

It's great to see you on Goodreads! I am honored to have you as a friend here.

Wishing you continued success... :)

~Rai


message 3: by Harry

Harry Shannon Howdy, good to see ya here. Does anyone still have free time to write?


message 2: by Beth

Beth Hi Alafair,
Thanks for befriending this fellow mystery author on Goodreads!


message 1: by Ed

Ed Thank you for the friend, add. I've enjoyed reading your books.

Best,

Ed


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