INTERVIEW WITH LINDA FAIRSTEIN

Blood Oath (Alexandra Cooper Book) Linda Fairstein Dutton Pub. March 27th, 2019 Blood Oath by Linda Fairstein has Assistant DA Alexandra Cooper returning to work after taking a hiatus to recover from double personal traumas.  She has no time to ease back into a routine because she is presented with a very formidable case. As the chief of the Special Victims Bureau Alexandra (Alex) oversees and prosecutes sexual assault, domestic violence, child abuse, and related murder cases. After returning to work she is presented with a case by a young woman who has come forward to claim she was assaulted ten years ago, when she was just 14 years...

THIS WEEK’S GIVEAWAY by Linda Fairstein! Apr05

THIS WEEK’S GIVEAWAY by Linda Fairstein!

BLOOD OATH by Linda Fairstein  New York Times bestselling author Linda Fairstein explores the depths of Manhattan’s secretive Rockefeller University in this timely, captivating thriller about the deep–and often deadly–reverberations of past sins. Assistant DA Alexandra Cooper of the Manhattan Sex Crimes Unit is finally back at work following a leave of absence, and not a moment too soon. With more women feeling empowered to name their abusers, Alex is eager to return to the courtroom to do what she does best. But even she can’t anticipate the complexity of her first case when she meets Lucy, a young woman...

Linda Fairstein Interviewed

Linda Fairstein interview from the latest issue of Crimespree Jon: Your first book came out in 1996 while you were still working for the Manhattan district attorney’s office. Was it hard to juggle both the full time work and writing? Linda Fairstein: Yes, I was a full-time prosecutor in the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office when my first crime novel in the series – FINAL JEOPARDY – was published in 1996. Most writers, especially those starting out, have a ‘day job’, so that part was not unusual. The fact that I ran the country’s pioneering Sex Crimes Prosecution Unit made it especially challenging, I think. My position required 24/7...

5 Crime Novels Alex Cooper Would Love

The problem with creating a protagonist in a crime series and writing her in the first-person voice is that often readers – and my friends – confuse her traits with my own. Alex Cooper is a prosecutor in New York City – a job I held for thirty years – but unlike me, she’s got a trust fund, a lively social life that doesn’t get in the way of her courtroom appearances, and a fabulously sexy detective who covers her back while she tries to figure out whether to let him into her bed. The one thing I know for sure about Coop is what’s on her night table, as she tries to unwind with a glass of Scotch after a day on Manhattan’s mean streets....