Linda Fairstein





Linda Fairstein

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Linda Fairstein (born 1947) is one of America's foremost legal experts on crimes of violence against women and children. She served as head of the sex crimes unit of the Manhattan District Attorney's office from 1976 until 2002 and is the author of a series of novels featuring Manhattan prosecutor Alexandra Cooper. Ms. Fairstein is married to Justin N. Feldman, retired counsel to the New York office of law firm Cooley Godward Kronish LLP.

Ms. Fairstein is an honors graduate of Vassar College (1969) and the University of Virginia School of Law (1972). She joined the Manhattan District Attorney's office in 1972 as an Assistant District Attorney. She was promoted to the head of the sex crimes unit in 1976. During her tenure, she prosecuted seve...more


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Go to Makers.com today to listen to me talk about changing the world for sex crimes victims. Makers (the PBS series that debuted in February about ‘Women Who Change the world’) just launched 5 new video profiles and I appear on the home page today!

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Average rating: 3.84 · 48,365 ratings · 3,456 reviews · 40 distinct works · Similar authors
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Hell Gate (Alexandra Cooper...
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The Kills (Alexandra Cooper...
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Likely To Die (Alexandra Co...
3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 3,026 ratings — published 1997 — 24 editions
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Silent Mercy (Alexandra Coo...
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Entombed (Alexandra Cooper,...
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The Bone Vault (Alexandra C...
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Killer Heat (Alexandra Coop...
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“Your library is your portrait.”
Linda Fairstein, Lethal Legacy

“I've just been around too much death today not to wonder why we find it appropriate to organize our festivities in and around the tombs of all these ancient cultures.”
Linda Fairstein, The Bone Vault

“I'm tired of being Scarlett O'Hara. In my next life I'm going to come back as Mealnie Wilkes, fragile and helpless.”
Linda Fairstein, Final Jeopardy

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Rizzoli & Isles by Tess Gerritsen
 
  5 votes, 23.8%

Deborah Knott by Margaret Maron
 
  4 votes, 19.0%

Rosato & Associates by Lisa Scottoline
 
  3 votes, 14.3%

Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear
 
  2 votes, 9.5%

Molly Murphy by Rhys Bowen
 
  1 vote, 4.8%

Kathleen Mallory by Carol O'Connell
 
  1 vote, 4.8%

Alexandra Cooper by Linda Fairstein
 
  1 vote, 4.8%

Maggie O’Dell by Alex Kava
 
  1 vote, 4.8%

Murder, She Wrote by Jessica Fletcher
 
  1 vote, 4.8%

Joanna Brady by J. A. Jance
 
  1 vote, 4.8%

Key News by Mary Jane Clark
 
  1 vote, 4.8%

Em Hansen Mystery by Sarah Andrews
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

Alex Jensen & Jessie Arnold by Sue Henry
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

Nina Reilly by Perri O'Shaughnessy
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

Hannah Swensen by Joanne Fluke
 
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