Alafair Burke: The Criminal Justice System, Real and Imagined

Alafair Burke, cr Deborah Copaken KoganPhoto credit: Deborah Copaken Kogan

Alafair Burke is the bestselling author of ten novels, including the standalones Long Gone and If You Were Here, as well as the Ellie Hatcher series: Never Tell,212Angel’s Tip, and Dead Connection. A former prosecutor, she now teaches criminal law and lives in Manhattan. All Day And A Night marks the return of Burke’s sexy, savvy Detective Ellie Hatcher, whose modern New York adventures propel Burke to the forefront of criminal suspense.

She talks to us about her experiences and some of the differences in legal realities and the perceptions we have of the U.S. criminal justice system.


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Alafair Burke Books:

Murderpedia: Sebastian Shaw:

Sebastian Shaw:

What You May Not Know About the Zimmerman Verdict: The Evolution of a Jury Instruction by Alafair Burke:

Alafair Burke: Jury Instruction & The Zimmerman Verdict:

Writing Crime: Interview with Alafair Burke:

Dennis Rader, BTK Killer:

Wichita Eagle coverage of the BTK Killer

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