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Author Alafair Burke Alafair Burke is the New York Times, Edgar Award nominated author of twenty crime novels. Her work has been published in more than twenty languages and her books have been featured on “Best Book” lists from the Today Show, Entertainment Weekly, People, O (Oprah Magazine), The Boston Globe, Washington Post, Sun Sentinel, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and many others.

She is known for her Samantha Kincaid series as well as the Ellie Hatcher series.

Her latest Hatcher novel, Find Me, the NYPD homicide detective is called on by Manhattan defense lawyer Lindsay Kelly to help find her missing friend. Hope Miller has vanished without a trace—the only lead a drop of blood found where she was last seen. Even more ominously, the blood matches a DNA sample with a connection to a notorious Kansas murderer. Ellie’s father was a cop who dedicated his life to hunting the Kansas killer. In pursuit of answers, three women search for the truth beneath long-buried secrets. And when their searches converge, what they find will upend everything they’ve ever known.

Burke published her first novel, Judgement Calls, in 2003, beginning her Samantha Kincaid series. Her writing is known for its authenticity, and her novels draw upon her extensive experience dealing with criminal law.

She is the current president of Mystery Writers of America and the first woman of color to be elected to the position. In addition to writing her own best selling novels, she also collaborated with Mary Higgins Clark on the Under Suspicion series.

Burke earned a bachelors in Psychology from Reed College before going on to study law at Stanford. After doing an externship at the Portland U.S. Attorney's Office, Burke graduated with distinction and became a judicial clerk with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. She then accepted an appointment as Deputy District Attorney in Portland. She is now a professor of law at Hofstra University School of Law.

She was born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 1969 and raised in Kansas. Her mother, Pearl Pai Chu, was a school librarian, and her father, novelist James Lee Burke, was a professor of English. Her fascination with crime sprang from living in Wichita as a child, during the period of time that the area was being terrorized by the infamous serial killer known as BTK.

Burke currently lives in New York City with her husband and their two dogs.

You can find a signed copy of Find Me and other Alafair Burke signed books below.

Alafair Burke Book List
Author's website: alafairburke.com
Similar authors: James Lee Burke, Mary Higgins Clark, Robert Dugoni, Meg Gardiner, Bill Loehfelm
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Find Me
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Find Me by Alafair Burke

Piece of My Heart
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Piece of My Heart by Alafair Burke

The Better Sister
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The Better Sister by Alafair Burke

You Don't Own Me
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You Don't Own Me by Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke

The Wife
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The Wife by Alafair Burke

Every Breath You Take
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Every Breath You Take by Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke
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Clark, Mary Higgins & Burke, Alafair | It Had to Be You | Signed First Edition Book Clark, Mary Higgins & Burke, Alafair | It Had to Be You | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book. April 2024 NY: Simon & Schuster First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by Alafair Burke.

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Long Gone | Burke, Alafair | Book - Advance Reading Copy Burke, Alafair | Long Gone | Book - Advance Reading Copy

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Never Tell | Burke, Alafair | Signed First Edition Book Burke, Alafair | Never Tell | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  June 2012 NY: HarperCollins   First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.  This is a collectible book free from material defects.  Jacket covering services are available for a small fee..

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Judgment Calls | Burke, Alafair | Book - Advance Reading Copy Burke, Alafair | Judgment Calls | Book - Advance Reading Copy

Advance Reading Copy.  2003 NY: Henry Holt Advance Reading Copy, mint, new/unread in flawless pictorial wrappers.

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ARC. 2004 NY: Henry Holt  Advance reading copy, some page toning otherwise new/unread in flawless pictorial wrappers.

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212 | Burke, Alafair | Signed First Edition Book Burke, Alafair | 212 | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  March 2010 NY: HarperCollins   First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.  This is a collectible book free from material defects.  Jacket covering services are available for a small fee..

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If You Were Here | Burke, Alafair | Signed First Edition Book Burke, Alafair | If You Were Here | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  June 2013 NY: Harper  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author, remainder marked.

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Ex, The | Burke, Alafair | Signed First Edition Book Burke, Alafair | Ex, The | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. January 2016 NY: Harper  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.  This is a collectible book free from material defects.  Jacket covering services are available for a small fee..

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All Day and a Night | Burke, Alafair | Signed First Edition Book Burke, Alafair | All Day and a Night | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book June 2014 NY: HarperCollins     First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.  This is a collectible book free from material defects.  Jacket covering services are available for a small fee.

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Better Sister, The | Burke, Alafair | Signed First Edition Book Burke, Alafair | Better Sister, The | Signed First Edition Copy

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Author Signed Hardcover Book. January 2022 NY: Harper  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.  This is a collectible book free from material defects.  Jacket covering services are available for a small fee..

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Alafair Burke Bibliography


Samantha Kincaid Series

  1. Judgment Calls - 2003
  2. Missing Justice - 2004
  3. Close Case - 2005

Ellie Hatcher Series

  1. Dead Connection - 2007
  2. Angel's Tip - 2008 (Published in the UK as City of Fear)
  3. 212 - 2010 (Published in the UK as City of Lies)
  4. Never Tell - 2012
  5. All Day and a Night - 2014
  • Find Me - 2022 (Book 5.5)

The Under Suspicion Series (with Mary Higgins Clark)

  1. I've Got You Under My Skin - 2014 (by Mary Higgins Clark)
  2. The Cinderella Murder - 2014
  3. All Dressed in White - 2015
  4. The Sleeping Beauty Killer - 2016
  5. Every Breath You Take - 2017
  6. You Don't Own Me - 2018
  7. Piece of My Heart - 2020

Other Novels

  • Long Gone - 2011
  • If You Were Here - 2013
  • The Ex - 2016
  • The Wife - January 2018
  • The Better Sister - April 2019

Short Stories

  • "Winning" - 2008 (selected for Best American Mystery Stories of 2009)
  • "The Mother" - 2012

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