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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.

Like Fairstein, Alex ('Coop') Cooper is in charge of the Special Victims Unit of the Office. She works closely with NYPD detectives Mike Chapman and Mercer Wallace. The 17th book in her best-selling series - DEVIL'S BRIDGE - launches in paperback in June, 2016. The 18th novel - KILLER LOOK - debuts on July 26th.

This year, Fairstein will debut a new series for Middle Grade readers - 8-12 years old. Her kid sleuth, Devlin Quick, ap
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Linda Fairstein Hi Denise! I hoping to do another book from Mike's Point of view. Soon!
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After picking a few fantastic fall fashion titles for LJ’s upcoming “Editors’ Fall Picks” feature (the Sept. 1 issue), I’m still on a couture kick. Linda Fairstein’s latest Alex Cooper mystery, Killer Look (Dutton) is satisfying my glamour itch….sorta. Actually Fairstein—through her characters—exposes the gritty underbelly of the fashion industry in this lat...

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“Your library is your portrait.”
Linda Fairstein, Lethal Legacy

“Listen, Mike, I don’t know what happens in parochial schools—most of the guys survive the nuns and come out with a sense of humor—some a little more tasteful than yours, but humor nonetheless. This guy came out like Mother Superior himself, with a stick up his ass that should have punctured his brain by now”
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“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.”
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