New Release Books by Linda Fairstein

Linda Fairstein is the author of Blood Oath (2019), Secrets from the Deep (2018), Into the Lion's Den (2017), Final Jeopardy (2018), Killer Charm (2016) and other 75 books.

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Blood Oath

release date: Mar 26, 2019
Blood Oath
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 who testified years earlier at a landmark federal trial . . . and now reveals that she was sexually assaulted by a prominent official during that time. Yet Lucy''s isn''t the only secret Alex must uncover, with rumors swirling about one colleague''s abusive conduct behind closed doors and another''s violent, mysterious collapse. As the seemingly disparate cases of her client, adversary, and friend start to intertwine, Alex, along with NYPD detectives Mike Chapman and Mercer Wallace, finds herself in uncharted territory within Manhattan''s Rockefeller University, a premier research institute, hospital, and cornerstone of higher learning. But not even the greatest minds in the city can help her when unearthed secrets begin to collide in dangerous ways . . . and unless she can uncover the truth, the life-saving facility just may become her grave.

Secrets from the Deep

release date: Nov 06, 2018
Secrets from the Deep
In the third Devlin Quick adventure from internationally bestselling author Linda Fairstein, Dev goes to Martha''s Vineyard for rest, relaxation...and a hidden pirate treasure! It''s the end of summer, and Devlin Quick is invited to join her best friend Booker''s family on vacation at their summer home in Martha''s Vineyard. Booker has a science project for school: to take a daily bucket of water from the Vineyard Sound and submit a sample to an oceanographic DNA lab. From that, they can actually tell you what species of fish have been in those waters: striped bass, blues...and sharks! But Devlin comes up with something else in her bucket from the days when pirates hid treasures along New England coastline. With access to the crime DNA lab back in NYC (courtesy of her mother), Dev is going to solve the mystery of this treasure...and figure out all of the secrets Martha''s Vineyard is hiding.

Into the Lion's Den

release date: Oct 01, 2017
Into the Lion's Den
Watch out, Nancy Drew Move over, Theo Boone Devlin Quick is smart, strong, and she will DEFINITELY close the case in this thrilling new mystery series for girls and boys from New York Times bestselling author Linda Fairstein. Someone has stolen a page from a rare book in the New York Public Library. At least, that''s what Devlin''s friend Liza thinks she''s seen, but she can''t be sure. Any other kid might not see a crime here, but Devlin Quick is courageous and confident, and she knows she has to bring this man to justice--even if it means breathlessly racing around the city to collect evidence. But who is this thief? And what could the page--an old map--possibly lead to? With her wits, persistence, and the help of New York City''s finest (and, okay, a little bit of help from her police commissioner mother, too), Dev and her friends piece the clues together to uncover a mystery that''s bigger than anyone expected--and more fun, too. With all of the heart-pounding excitement that made her internationally bestselling Alexandra Cooper series a hit, Linda Fairstein paves the way for another unstoppable heroine . . . even if she is only twelve.

Final Jeopardy

release date: Aug 28, 2018
Final Jeopardy
From the former chief of the sex crimes unit of the Manhattan District Attorney’s office comes the bestselling thriller featuring a New York City prosecutor unraveling a terrifying and brutal murder mystery. Alexandra Cooper, Manhattan’s top sex crimes prosecutor, awakens one morning to shocking news: a tabloid headline announcing her own violent murder. Confused and horrified, Alex discovers that the actual victim was Isabella Lascar, a Hollywood film actress who was staying at Alex’s Martha’s Vineyard retreat. This only raises more questions: was Isabella slain by a stalker or was Alex herself the intended target? In an investigation that twists from the alleys of lower Manhattan to the chic boutiques of the Upper East Side, Alex has to get inside the killer’s head before the killer gets to her. “With riveting authenticity” (Vanity Fair), Final Jeopardy is a fast-paced and explosive thriller that only Linda Fairstein could write.

Killer Charm

release date: Jun 14, 2016
Killer Charm
The complete collection of true crime stories and articles by the New York Times–bestselling author and former prosecutor. In this collection of horrifyingly true stories, Linda Fairstein provides an in-depth look inside the minds of such psychopaths as Ted Bundy and the Craigslist Killer. Drawing on decades of experience as a sex crimes prosecutor in New York City, she delves into the atrocities of these cold-blooded criminals and explains how they target their unsuspecting victims. A true victim advocate, she deftly touches on taboo subjects like law enforcement’s astounding failure to process rape kits, as well as the false rape claims that ruin innocent people’s lives. With her background in the Special Victims Bureau, Fairstein offers an unfiltered view of rape in the United States. But she doesn’t stop there: She uses her understanding of the inner workings of violent criminals’ minds to outline ways for women to protect themselves. Originally published in Cosmopolitan magazine and collected here for the first time, each essay features a new introduction by the author.

FaceOff

release date: Dec 01, 2015
FaceOff
In this unprecedented collaboration, twenty-three of the world''s favourite crime writers bring you original, co-written short stories featuring teir much loved series characters.

Terminal City

release date: Aug 04, 2015
Terminal City
Assistant DA Alexandra Cooper returns in the new breakneck thriller by the New York Times bestselling author of Death Angel who once again captures the essence of New York City--its glamour, its history, its possibilities, and its endless capacity for darkness. Grand Central Station is hiding more than just an underground train system. When the body of a young woman is found in the tower suite of the Waldorf Astoria, Assistant DA Alex Cooper and Detective Mike Chapman find themselves hunting for a killer whose only signature is a carefully drawn symbol carved into his victims'' bodies, a symbol that bears a striking resemblance to train tracks. After a second body is discovered in a terminal alleyway, attention shifts to the iconic transportation hub and the potential for a bigger attack. With the President of the United States set to arrive for a United Nations meeting, Alex and Mike must contend with Grand Central''s expansive underground tunnels and century-old dark secrets--as well as their own changing relationship--to find a killer who''s cutting a deadly path straight to the heart of the city.

Surfing the Panther

release date: Jan 06, 2015
Surfing the Panther
In this short story from the New York Times bestselling thriller anthology FaceOff, Linda Fairstein and Steve Martini—along with their popular series characters Alex Cooper and Paul Madriani—team up for the first time ever. Paired together on a legal conference panel, Assistant Manhattan D.A. Alexandra Cooper and Los Angeles criminal defense attorney Paul Madriani butt heads over a hypothetical case. But Madriani—currently representing a defendant in the suspected murder of an L.A.-area madam—runs afoul of Coop within minutes over the issue of empathy for the victim, real or hypothetical. Still, after the panel there are no hard feelings and the two colleagues plan to enjoy a drink at one of Coop’s favorite New York City watering holes—that is, until they are approached by an audience member claiming to know something about Madriani’s real-life case that will exonerate his client. Cooper and Madriani’s meeting with the source will lead them into the thick of a global conspiracy that reaches to the highest echelons of power—and ultimately, justice will be done. For more exciting pairs, check out all eleven short stories in FaceOff!

Death Angel

release date: Jul 30, 2013
Death Angel
New York City. Central Park. For thousands of residents and tourists who fill it every day, it’s an enormous urban sanctuary. For one killer it’s the perfect hunting ground. A young girl has been found dead in the Ramble, a secluded section of the park made up of winding paths, dense woods, and dead ends. Is she the first victim of a psychopath? Or a clue to other missing women in years past whose remains have never been found? For the answer, Assistant DA Alexandra Cooper and Detective Mike Chapman follow a twisting trail of evidence that takes them deep into the city’s dark history—and deeper into the mind of killer whose work has only just begun.

Why Some Women Lie About Rape

release date: Dec 11, 2012
Why Some Women Lie About Rape
A legal expert’s investigation of why some women falsely claim rape, and the devastating effects on those who have been wrongfully accused. For each criminal category, a small percentage of claims are proven to be unfounded. Unfortunately, cases of rape are no exception. As a district attorney in New York City, Linda Fairstein encountered these false claims more than a few times. This kind of accusation not only results in the unjust punishment of innocent men, but also serves to trivialize the experiences of rape survivors. In Why Some Women Lie About Rape,Fairstein draws upon her decades of experience to shed light on this difficult issue, including the motivations behind a false rape accusation. Originally published in Cosmopolitan, this essay is now available in digital format for the first time and features a new introduction by the author.

The Most Surprising Crime Zone: Your Own Home

release date: Nov 13, 2012
The Most Surprising Crime Zone: Your Own Home
Legal expert Linda Fairstein’s guide to protecting your home—and yourself—from violent crime Though we often consider them to be safe havens, at least a quarter of all violent crimes occur in our homes. Regardless of the neighborhood, an open window or unlocked door can be all the invitation someone needs to break in, leaving our homes more susceptible to invasion that we realize. In The Most Surprising Crime Zone, Linda Fairstein explains the nature of this danger, and what you can do to avoid it, driving her points home with examples of real-life home invasions. Originally published in Cosmopolitan, this essay is now available in digital format for the first time and features a new introduction by the author.

The Five Most Dangerous Places for Women

release date: Oct 09, 2012
The Five Most Dangerous Places for Women
Crime expert Linda Fairstein reveals the surprising locations where women are most vulnerable to attacks, and what they can do to stay safe Leaving work, riding in a taxi, even sitting in the comfort of one’s own home, these places are linked by one harrowing feature: They are where women often feel most at ease, and they are among the most common locations where abductions of and attacks against women occur. In The Five Most Dangerous Places for Women, Linda Fairstein explains exactly where and why unexpected threats occur, and how to guard against them. Drawing from her years as a groundbreaking prosecutor of sexual crimes in New York City, Fairstein delves into the minds of violent criminals to show the best practices women can use to protect themselves—especially in everyday situations where danger often lies just around the corner.

How Serial Rapists Target Their Victims

release date: Aug 14, 2012
How Serial Rapists Target Their Victims
Crime expert Linda Fairstein reveals the sinister ways that rapists select and attack their victims, and what you need to know to protect yourself From the man who haunted midtown Manhattan’s high-rise office buildings, to the stalker in the wooded suburbs near Nashville, serial rapists often have one chilling trait in common: They operate in “comfort zones.” Sometimes they find their own comfort zones, such as the stairwell of a familiar office building. Other times they may pinpoint their victims’ comfort zones, such as the bedroom of an unlocked house. In both cases, experienced sexual predators exploit their potential victims’ most unguarded moments. In How Serial Rapists Target Their Victims, Linda Fairstein breaks down the patterns of these violent criminals and describes the day-to-day ways that women can best safeguard against them. Originally published in Cosmopolitan, this essay is now available in digital format for the first time and features a new introduction by the author.

Deadfall

release date: Jul 25, 2017
Deadfall
Assistant DA Alexandra Cooper and NYPD detectives Mike Chapman and Mercer Wallace are dealing with the shocking drive-by murder of someone Alex has worked with for years, but investigations into the death provide more questions than answers as a tangled mess of secrets slowly comes to light. From bribes to secret societies, from big-game hunting to the illegal animal trade, from New York City zoos to behind closed doors in government buildings, Alex will have her work cut out for her if she wants to uncover the truth - and uphold the integrity of the office she has so proudly served.

Killer Charm: The Double Lives of Psychopaths

release date: Jul 10, 2012
Killer Charm: The Double Lives of Psychopaths
Linda Fairstein unmasks the true face of psychopathy, and reveals the warning signs that every woman should know The 2009 “Craigslist Killer” murder case shocked America, not just because of the heinous nature of the crimes but because their perpetrator—a handsome young law student with an unsuspecting girlfriend—seemed a very unlikely suspect. This killer, like others before him, had learned to leverage his charm and golden-boy looks to lure his victims, a skill many psychopaths learn to master. In Killer Charm, legal expert Linda Fairstein draws on her decades of experience in the Manhattan District Attorney’s office to uncover what traits psychopaths often share, and how to spot them. She illustrates these points with the stories of some of America’s most notorious sex criminals, such as Ted Bundy and Marvin Teicher. Originally published in Cosmopolitan, this essay is now available in digital format for the first time and features a new introduction by the author.

Cold Hit

release date: May 05, 2011
Cold Hit
On a steamy August evening, after an exhausting day in court, Assistant DA Alexandra Cooper is called to a crime scene. Alongside her colleagues, NYPD detectives Mike Chapman and Mercer Wallace, she views the body of a young woman pulled from the water with her hands and feet obscenely tied to a ladder. But who is she? Her elegant clothes and manicured nails suggest affluent connections, but just how well-connected she is surprises even Alex. From luxurious Fifth Avenue apartments to the avant garde galleries of Chelsea, Alex, Mike and Mercer hunt for a killer in a world where priceless art meets big money in a lethal mix.

Killer Look

release date: Jul 26, 2016
Killer Look
New York City is one of the fashion capitals of the world, well-known for its glamour and style. Yet high fashion means high stakes, as Alex Cooper quickly discovers when businessman and designer Wolf Savage is found dead in an apparent suicide, days before the biggest show of his career. When Savage''s daughter insists his death was murder, the case becomes more than a media sensation. With her own job at the DA''s Office in jeopardy, and spiralling into a reliance on alcohol, Alex is not anyone''s first choice for help. But she is determined to uncover the grime - and the possible homicide - beneath the glitz. Soon she and police detectives Mike Chapman and Mercer Wallace are investigating the family secrets Savage kept so well hidden, even from those closest to him - just as things are about to get deadly on the catwalk.

Devil's Bridge

release date: Aug 11, 2015
Devil's Bridge
The Manhattan waterfront is one of New York City''s most magnificent vistas, boasting both the majestic Statue of Liberty and the busy George Washington Bridge. But Detective Mike Chapman is about to become far too well acquainted with the dangerous side of the Hudson river and its islands when he takes on his most personal case yet: the disappearance of Alex Cooper. Coop is missing - but there are so many leads and terrifying complications: scores of enemies she has made after a decade of putting criminals behind bars; a recent security breach with dangerous repercussions; and a new intimacy in her relationship with Mike, causing the Police Commissioner himself to be wary of the methods Mike will use to get Coop back... if he can.

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release date: Jul 02, 2015
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The Manhattan waterfront is one of New York City''s most magnificent vistas, boasting both the majestic Statue of Liberty and the busy George Washington Bridge. But Detective Mike Chapman is about to become far too well acquainted with the dangerous side of the Hudson river and its islands when he takes on his most personal case yet: the disappearance of Alex Cooper. Coop is missing - but there are so many leads and terrifying complications: scores of enemies she has made after a decade of putting criminals behind bars; a recent security breach with dangerous repercussions; and a new intimacy in her relationship with Mike, causing the Police Commissioner himself to be wary of the methods Mike will use to get Coop back... if he can.

Linda Fairstein Boxed Set

release date: Apr 26, 2011
Linda Fairstein Boxed Set
Now available, a boxed eBook set of Linda Fairstein’s first three Alex Cooper mysteries: Final Jeopardy, Likely to Die, and Cold Hit. Linda Fairstein’s first novel, Final Jeopardy, introduces the Manhattan Assistant District Attorney Alexandra Cooper, whose job description matched Fairstein’s own as Manhattan’s top sex crimes prosecutor. The author’s “two decades as a prosecutor of sex crimes imbues Final Jeapardy with riveting authenticity” (Vanity Fair), and it was made into a television movie starring Dana Delaney. In Likely to Die, New York City’s oldest medical center is the scene of a ghastly attack: top neurosurgeon Gemma Dogen is found in her office, where she has been sexually assaulted and designated by the cops as a “likely to die.” By the time assistant D.A. Alexandra Cooper has plunged into the case, it’s a high-profile murder investigation. As Alex''s passion to find the killer intensifies, she discovers that she is the next target for lethal violence. For readers who “like the science of Patricia Cornwell and the legal strategy of John Grisham, this one’s for you” (The New Orleans Times-Picayune). In Cold Hit, the silk-clad body of a woman is pulled from the waters at Manhattan''s northern tip. Alex races against the clock with the hope for a “cold hit” —a DNA match that would reveal the identity of the murderer by linking the crime to someone already in the police database. But as the case pulls her into the exclusive world of Eastside auction houses, Alex discovers she may be marked as an expendable commodity in a chilling and deadly scheme. “A skillfully executed plot, by a crime novelist whose powerful characters are drawn from her real life expertise. Absorbing, intricately woven—bring on the next” (Patricia Cornwell).

Killer Heat

release date: May 05, 2011
Killer Heat
In District Attorney Alexandra Cooper''s line of work, the discovery of a corpse isn''t unusual. Not even the corpse of a young woman who was bound, bludgeoned and tortured to death. It''s the location which is unusual - an abandoned Ferry Terminal at the southern tip of Manhattan. The ferries from here only went to one destination, the now uninhabited Governors Island. Also known as Ghost Island. The corpse is identified as that of a part-time prostitute with a side-line in kink and a high-end client list. A list to kill for and, clearly, to die for... but the list is missing, and so is another girl. Alex, along with Mike Chapman and Mercer Wallace, fear the killer will find more victims before they can identify him. And when another young woman disappears at an isolated site not far from Governor''s Island, Alex has no hesitation in joining the desperate hunt for a singularly depraved murderer. A chase which catapults her into one of the most chilling encounters of her life.

Terminal City (Alex Cooper)

release date: Jun 17, 2014

Silent Mercy

release date: Mar 08, 2011
Silent Mercy
New York Times bestselling author Linda Fairstein is at her explosive best as she plunges into the byzantine world of New York City’s most powerful and sacred institutions—and unearths the most sinister of secrets… Prosecutor Alexandra Cooper has been called to a Harlem Baptist Church, where a woman has been decapitated and set on fire on the church steps—with the imprint of a Star of David necklace seared into her flesh. Then a second body is found at a cathedral in Little Italy. Alex is blind to the sick and inconceivable motives feeding a particularly vicious serial killer—until she mines the depths of the city’s vast and serpentine religious history. What Alex follows is a dangerous path that takes her far beyond the scope of her investigation, and directly into the path of a frightening and inescapable truth.

Mystery Writers of America Presents the Prosecution Rests

release date: May 21, 2014
Mystery Writers of America Presents the Prosecution Rests
Presents twenty-two stories that explore the world of the courtroom, from rural courthouses to the most influential judges, and the families hoping for justice.

Hell Gate

release date: Mar 09, 2010
Hell Gate
Contraband cargo-young and female-from a wrecked Ukraine freighter washes up on Rockaway Beach. But one victim died before she even hit the dark waters of the Atlantic. Only one other story has the power to grab New York ADA Alexandra Cooper''s attention-that of a New York congressman''s dive into disgrace following a sordid sex scandal. When Alexandra discovers that the freighter victim and the congressman''s lover are connected in a way that simply can''t be coincidence, it strikes her that these cases aren''t as unrelated as they seem. She unearths a secret that will not only shatter the entire political landscape of New York, but expose Alexandra to the darkest, most dangerous, and most profoundly disturbing revelation of her career. Watch a Video

The Best American Crime Reporting 2007

release date: Oct 13, 2009
The Best American Crime Reporting 2007
Thieves, liars, killers, and conspirators—it''s a criminal world out there, and someone has got to write about it. An eclectic collection of the year''s best reportage, The Best American Crime Reporting 2007 brings together the murderers and muscle men, the masterminds, and the mysteries and missteps that make for brilliant stories, told by the aces of the true crime genre. This latest addition to the highly acclaimed series features guest editor Linda Fairstein, the bestselling crime novelist and former chief prosecutor of the Manhattan District Attorney''s Office''s pioneering Special Victims'' Unit.

Lethal Legacy (Alexandra Cooper Novel)

release date: Feb 10, 2009
Lethal Legacy (Alexandra Cooper Novel)
When Assistant District Attorney Alex Cooper is summoned to Tina Barr’s apartment on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, she finds a neighbor convinced that the young woman was assaulted. But the terrified victim, a conservator of rare books and maps, refuses to cooperate with investigators. Then another woman is found murdered in that same apartment with an extremely valuable book, believed to have been stolen. As Alex pursues the murderer, she is drawn into the strange and privileged world of the Hunt family, major benefactors of the New York Public Library and passionate rare book collectors who may be willing to kill for their treasures. Copy and paste the URL below into your browser to download a free pdf of Linda Fairstein''s new novel, Hell Gate, available in hardcover March 2010: http://knopfdoubleday.com/marketing/Hell_Gate_Chapter_1.pdf

Likely To Die

release date: May 19, 2011
Likely To Die
Alexandra Cooper, Manhattan''s top sex crimes prosecutor, is brought into what promises to be a messy case. Gemma Dogen was found in her own office in a New York hospital sexually assaulted, soaked in her own blood and considered likely to die before she can be moved to the emergency room. Alex combs through her files for murders with similar modus operandi, while Mike Chapman and the other detectives concentrate on possible motives amongst her friends and colleagues - many of whom had found Gemma a professional thorn in their sides. Two facts rapidly become apparent: the hospital itself is far from secure; and someone believes that Alex has discovered something far too damaging for them to let her live...

UNTITLED LINDA FAIRSTEIN 2020

release date: Jan 01, 2020
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