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New York City
About Me:
I am the author of five crime novels, including my newest novel, Angel's Tip, in which NYPD Det. Ellie Hatcher tracks a serial killer who targets women in Manhattan's most elite clubs. I am also the author of three books in a series featuring prosecutor Samantha Kincaid. I am also a former prosecutor and am currently a professor at Hofstra Law School.
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Books And Authors I Like:
Michael Connelly, Lee Child, Harlan Coben, Sue Grafton, Laura Lippman. I'm sure they really need my free publicity. I'm also very fond of other writers with the last name Burke.
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
I'm very into TV these days: 30 Rock, Dexter, Weeds, The Office, Veronica Mars, Gilmore Girls (though, yes, they finally jumped the shark), Buffy, Seinfeld, The Shield, Sopranos, Arrested Development, Lost, Flipping Out, Project Runway, Top Chef, Gossip Girl. (Yes, I know half those shows are off the air. Doesn't matter.)

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I am now blogging on my own website and have no idea how to get those posts to appear here. Accordingly, if you have any interest in my random musings (really, they can on occasion be entertaining), please visit me here

Posted on August 19, 2008 at 12:00am — 1 Comment

What Bill Clinton is reading

In case you didn't know, Bill Clinton is a voracious reader, a huge fan

of crime fiction, and generous with personal praise to writers. I know that he has contacted Michael Connelly, Harlan Coben, and others to thank them for their work. He even

called me once after Judgment Calls was published to say how much he

enjoyed my first book (yes, I did freak out, but only on the inside - I


He's also a fan of JLB (aka my dad) and says here that Tin Roof Blowdown… Continue

Posted on September 22, 2007 at 6:07am — 3 Comments

DEAD CONNECTION TOUR - Day 20 - August 4

Well the names have all changed since you hung around,

But those dreams have remained and they're turned around.

Okay, so I was only gone for about three weeks, but it was still a good Welcome Back at the official end of the DEAD CONNECTION book tour. The very last event was an intimate breakfast signing at Mystery Lover Books in Oakmont, PA on August 4.

Thanks again to everyone who showed up to say hello or wished me well through…

Posted on August 6, 2007 at 3:40am

DEAD CONNECTION TOUR - Day 19 - August 3

A motley crew braved the heat for last night's signing at Barnes & Noble. In the house were Hofstra colleagues (from the twenty-somethings to the septuagenarians), Hofstra students (current and alums), neighbors, a cousin, a Pilates pal, a tall blonde British fellow who writes books about a man called Reacher, Duffer's play-date's person, long-time friends like Anne Lise and Maggie, and newer ones like many of you whom I've met online.

Tomorrow morning a black car is coming to pick… Continue

Posted on August 3, 2007 at 12:30pm

DEAD CONNECTION tour - Day 15 - July 30

Ain't no party like a Portland party cuz a Portland party don't stop...

The good readers of Portland turned out the crowd of the tour tonight at Powell's. Unfortunately, you'll have to take my word for it because I somehow managed to erase all of the cool pictures that Sean took tonight.

Hopefully some of the folks who were there with cameras can email the pictures to me.

Duffer took his first…

Posted on July 31, 2007 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

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At 3:27am on April 29, 2009, David L. Hoof said…
Hi, Alafair,
Although not encouraged by Philip, neither was I discouraged to contact you re; a new novel. My latest was in fact blurbed by Senator John Kerry while running for president, so I don't think this a reach. My latest, Triple Jeopary, is a satiric caper edgier than Carl Hiassen. If your interested in a review copy I can send one along. All the Best,

At 12:38am on September 21, 2008, Alafair Burke said…
Best of luck!
At 5:01am on September 20, 2008, David L. Hoof said…
For the record, Philip is now reading my (very different) post-Katrina New Orleans novel. Read Jim's Tin Roof Blowdown and liked it, but its subject matter is rather different: mine's a political/terrorism thriller with a feisty female protagonist.
At 7:05am on September 9, 2008, Brian McGilloway said…
Hi Alafair

I really enjoyed the Samantha Kincaid novels - looking forward to Angel's Tip. Any plans on an Irish/UK visit anytime soon?
Best wishes
At 12:16am on August 20, 2008, Dana King said…
Since we're both thinking on it, Declan Burke has a different approach to blog posts here and on his blog. He writes up a brief synopsis of the week's highlights over at Crime Always Pays, and posts it here, with a link to CAP. Of course, he's posting 15-20 times a week. No way I'm doing that.
At 3:19am on May 13, 2008, Simon Avery said…
Hi Alafair,
I just wanted to say hi. I'm a big fan of your work.
All best wishes, Simon
At 2:28pm on October 15, 2007, Jason Pinter said…
Actually, my pen name was going to be Dirty, Rugged and Gun Hoisting. And I'm glad your hubby got the reference, every household needs at least one AOD/Evil Dead fan. I'm looking forward to the NYPL panel, and congrats again on the new deal. I definitely want to hear all about it!
At 12:30pm on September 26, 2007, Ken Isaacson said…
Hi Alafair,

Sitting here in Starbuck's, in Seattle (uh, I guess not Seattle's best coffee?), and saw you're online, so figured I'd say hello.

Heading tomorrow on to Anchorage. My first B-con, and looking forward to it! You're not making the trek, are you?

At 11:32am on September 26, 2007, Ann C. Theis said…
Well, you just made my guy's day (and probably month and year). My Mike (who used to resemble Gomez Adams in earlier times) is a major fan of you, your father and the fictional Alafair. As am I. Mike still has Robichaux bait hats/shirts I've bestowed upon him over the years.

all the best from Ann who hasn't read DEAD CONNECTION yet because Mike nabbed it.
At 9:18am on September 21, 2007, JackBludis said…
I'll bet you do like some, or at least one, of the other writers named Burke.

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