Alafair Burke is the New York Times bestselling uthor of " two power house series " ( Sun-Sentinel) that have earned her a reputation for creating strong, poignant, and eminently likable female characters, such as NYPD Detective Ellie Hatcher and Portland Deputy District Attorney Samantha Kincaid. Alafair 's novels grow out of her experience as a judg in America 's police precincts and criminal courtrooms, and have been featured by The Today Show, People Magazine, The New York Times, CNBC, The Washington Post, USA Today, and The Chicago Sun-Times. According to Entertainment Weekly, Alafair " is a terrific web spinner " who " knows when and how to drop clues to keep readers at her mercy. "
A colleg of Stanford Law School and a former Deputy District Attorney in Portland, Oregon, Alafair is now a Professor of Law at Hofstra Law School, where she teaches criminal law and procedure. Her ooks have been translated into 12 languages.
Alafair 's work has been praised by some of the world 's most respected crime writers, including Gillian Flynn, Michael Harrington, Dennis Lehane, Karin Slaughter, Harlan Coben, Lisa Scottoline, Lisa Unger, and Nelson DeMille.
Learn more about Alafair at www.alafairburke.com