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									Linda FairsteinLinda Fairstein
Hailed by Patricia Cornwell as "one of the most promising forces in crime fiction," former head of the Manhattan District Attorney's Sex Crimes Unit Linda Fairstein has hooked readers with her intense mystery series featuring assistant D.A. -- and Fairstein's alter ego -- Alex Cooper.

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Fact File

Name:
Linda Fairstein
Current Home:
New York, New York and Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
Date of Birth:
May 5, 1947
Place of Birth:
Mount Vernon, New York
Education:
B.A., Vassar College, 1969; J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 1972
Awards:
Named "Woman of the Year" by New Woman and Glamour magazines, 1993; Nero Award for The Deadhouse, 2001

*  Linda Fairstein's official web site




Fairstein's Latest

Published Works

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								Bad Blood, Author: 
								Linda Fairstein.

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Bad Blood
by Linda Fairstein
An explosion that rocks the construction site of Water Tunnel #3 in New York also rocks the courtroom where Alexandra Cooper aims to prove that a young businessman did in his wife.

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								Cold Hit, Author: 
								Linda Fairstein.
*  Sexual Violence: Our War Against Rape (1994)
*  Final Jeopardy (1996)
*  Likely to Die (1997)
*  Cold Hit (1999)
*  The Deadhouse (2001)
*  The Bone Vault (2003)
*  The Kills (2004)
*  Entombed (2004)
*  Death Dance: A Novel (2006)
*  Bad Blood (2007)

*  See the Linda Fairstein chronology


Alter Ego Trip

When asked by Inner Sanctum how similar she and her heroine Alex Cooper are to each other, Fairstein quipped, "Professionally, Alex Cooper mirrors my experience and my views, but personally she is very different -- younger, thinner and blonder."



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								Final Jeopardy, Author: 
								Linda Fairstein.

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Final Jeopardy
by Linda Fairstein
Fairstein's first foray into fiction (her first book was the nonfiction work Sexual Violence), Final Jeopardy introduces Alex Cooper to readers for the first time. A ringer for Fairstein herself, Alex -- New York assistant D.A. for sex crimes prosecution -- fights fiercely to nab the city's worst sexual predators, putting herself in one deathly dangerous situation after another.

*Sexual Violence: Our War Against Rape  by Linda Fairstein
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								Last Dance, Last Chance: Ann Rule's Crime Files, Volume 8, Author: 
								Ann Rule.

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Last Dance, Last Chance: Ann Rule's Crime Files, Volume 8
by Ann Rule
In a chat with Ann Rule on her publisher's web site, Fairstein counts Rule's true crime books among her favorites and adds, "I love so many of the crime novelists today. I just go back and back to Robert Crais and I love Lisa Scottoline.... I'm just very happy to be writing in the genre where there are so many other wonderful writers."

*The Last Detective  by Robert Crais
*The Vendetta Defense  by Lisa Scottoline
*Meet Ann Rule
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