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Author Alafair Burke Alafair Burke 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. She 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.

Burke published her first novel, Judgement Calls, in 2003, beginning her Samantha Kincaid series. She is also the author of the Ellie Hatcher series, among other novels. Her writing is known for its authenticity, and her novels draw upon her extensive experience dealing with criminal law.

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

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Similar authors: James Lee Burke, Mary Higgins Clark, Robert Dugoni, Meg Gardiner, Bill Loehfelm
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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

The Sleeping Beauty Killer
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The Sleeping Beauty Killer by Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke

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Every Breath You Take | Clark, Mary Higgins & Burke, Alafair | Double Signed First Edition Book Clark, Mary Higgins & Burke, Alafair | Every Breath You Take | Double Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  November 2017 NY: Simon & Schuster First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by both authors. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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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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Dead Connection | Burke, Alafair | Signed First Edition Book Burke, Alafair | Dead Connection | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2007 NY: Henry Holt & Co.  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Cinderella Murder, The | Clark, Mary Higgins & Burke, Alafair | Double-Signed 1st Edition Clark, Mary Higgins & Burke, Alafair | Cinderella Murder, The | Double-Signed 1st Edition

Signed Hardcover Book. November 2014 NY: Simon & Schuster  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by both authors, remainder marked.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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You Don't Own Me | Clark, Mary Higgins & Burke, Alafair | Double Signed First Edition Book Clark, Mary Higgins & Burke, Alafair | You Don't Own Me | Double Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. November 2018 NY: Simon & Schuster First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by both authors. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Sleeping Beauty Killer, The | Clark, Mary Higgins & Burke, Alafair | Double-Signed 1st Edition Clark, Mary Higgins & Burke, Alafair | Sleeping Beauty Killer, The | Double-Signed 1st Edition

Signed Hardcover Book. November 2016 NY: Simon & Schuster First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by both authors.   Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Sleeping Beauty Killer, The | Clark, Mary Higgins & Burke, Alafair | Double-Signed 1st Edition Clark, Mary Higgins & Burke, Alafair | Sleeping Beauty Killer, The | Double-Signed 1st Edition

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

Author Signed Hardcover Book. January 2018 NY: Harper  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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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, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Judgment Calls | Burke, Alafair | Signed First Edition Book Burke, Alafair | Judgment Calls | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 2003 NY: Henry Holt First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Dead Connection | Burke, Alafair | Signed First Edition Book Burke, Alafair | Dead Connection | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2007 NY: Henry Holt & Co.  First edition, first printing, fine in a near-fine (light crease to flap) dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Cinderella Murder, The | Clark, Mary Higgins & Burke, Alafair | Double-Signed BCE Clark, Mary Higgins & Burke, Alafair | Cinderella Murder, The | Double-Signed BCE

Signed Hardcover Book. November 2014 NY: Simon & Schuster   Bookclub edition, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by both authors.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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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, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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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. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Long Gone | Burke, Alafair | Signed First Edition Book Burke, Alafair | Long Gone | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book   June 2011 NY: HarperCollins  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author, remainder marked. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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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

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Close Case | Burke, Alafair | Signed First Edition Book Burke, Alafair | Close Case | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2005 NY: Henry Holt   First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Never Tell | Burke, Alafair | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy Burke, Alafair | Never Tell | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy

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Missing Justice | Burke, Alafair | Signed First Edition Book Burke, Alafair | Missing Justice | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 2004 NY: Henry Holt First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Close Case | Burke, Alafair | Signed First Edition Book Burke, Alafair | Close Case | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2005 NY: Henry Holt   First edition, first printing, fine in a near-fine (sealed tear front top) dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Angel's Tip | Burke, Alafair | Signed First Edition Book Burke, Alafair | Angel's Tip | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  September 2008 NY: HarperCollins   First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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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, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Judgment Calls | Burke, Alafair | Signed First Edition Book Burke, Alafair | Judgment Calls | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 2003 NY: Henry Holt First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Missing Justice | Burke, Alafair | Book - Advance Reading Copy Burke, Alafair | Missing Justice | Book - Advance Reading Copy

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

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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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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, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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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, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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

Advance Reading Copy  2011 NY: HarperCollins Advance Reading Copy, mint, new/unread in flawless pictorial wrappers.

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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

The Under Suspicion Series (with Mary Higgins Clark)

  1. The Cinderella Murder - 2014
  2. All Dressed in White - 2015
  3. The Sleeping Beauty Killer - 2016
  4. Every Breath You Take - 2017
  5. You Don't Own Me - November 2018

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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