Linda Fairstein is a well-established author, former prosecutor who mainly focused on prosecuting crimes against children and women. Fairstein worked as the head of sex crime unit in the District Attorney’s office of Manhattan from the year 1976 to 2002. She has written several novels, which feature Alexandra Cooper, the Manhattan Prosecutor. In the year 1969, Fairstein graduated from the University of Vassar College and later on from the School of Law, University of Virginia. Later on in the year 1972, Linda Fairstein was absorbed into the District Attorney’s Office in Manhattan, where she served as an assistant District Attorney. Later, in the year, 1976, she was promoted to be the head of sex crime unit.
Order of Alexandra Cooper Series
|2||Likely To Die||1997|
|5||The Bone Vault||2003|
Order of Devlin Quick Series
|1||Into the Lion's Den||2016|
Order of From the Files of Linda Fairstein Series
|2||The Five Most Dangerous Places For Women||2012|
|3||How Serial Rapists Target Their Victims||2012|
|4||The Rape Scandal That Puts You At Risk||2012|
|5||The Most Surprising Crime Zone||2012|
|6||Why Some Women Lie About Rape||2012|
Order of Linda Fairstein Non-Fiction Books
|1||I'd Kill For That||2004|
|2||The Best American Crime Reporting 2007||2007|
|3||Mystery Writers of America Presents The Prosecution Rests||2009|
During her tenure, Linda Fairstein prosecuted the highly publicized and commercial cases such as the People vs. Jovanovich and the Preppy Murder Case. As the head of Sex Crimes, Fairstein oversaw several wrongful prosecutions such as the Central Parker Jogger case that was prosecuted by Tim Clements and Elizabeth Lederer. In the year 2002, Linda Fairstein left the District Attorney’s office and ever since she has continued working as a consultant, lecturer, writer and serve as an expert in sex crimes for various television and media outlets like CNN, Larry King, and MSNBC. She has also consulted for various high profile cases such as the Michael Jackson 2004 Molestation charges, Scott Peterson’s trial and Kobe Bryant sexual assault charges.
Fairstein was married to a fellow lawyer, Justin Feldman in the year 1987 until his eventual death in the year, 2011. She later on in the year, 2014 married her longtime friend, Michael Goldberg. Apart from her work as a prosecution lawyer, Linda Fairstein has managed to pen down several best-selling books with most of which are drawn from the author’s legal expertise. These books include Likely to Die, Cold Hit, Bad Blood and Death Dance.
Linda Fairstein Books into Movies
Fairstein’s Hardcover series, Final Justice, and American Justice have all been adapted for Screenplay.
Linda Fairstein Awards
In the year 2002, Linda Fairstein was awarded with the Nero Award for the novel Deadhouse. Deadhouse also won Fairstein another nomination for the Macavity Award, though she did not win. Three years later, Linda was awarded with the RT Reviewers Choice Award.
Best Linda Fairstein Books
One of the best performing books by Linda Fairstein is Final Jeopardy. In this novel, the author introduces the reader to Alexandria Cooper who is a leading Manhattan sex crimes prosecutor. On one fine morning, the prosecutor wakes up to some extremely shocking news. The news and newspaper were discussing her murder. Physically, she was extremely far from dead; however, it hits her that if a dead body had been found, then it is probably her best friends, Isabella Lascar, Isabella Lascar is a Hollywood star who Alex had allowed to stay at her vineyard’s home. The real problem that Alex faces is that was Isabella being targeted by a stalker or was someone out there trying to kill her and misidentified Isabella for her.
The author did an excellent job in developing Alex together with her colleagues. You will love the dialogues between Alex and her colleague, Mike Chapman who in some way is an extremely brilliant investigator. There are several twists and turns to ensure that the pace is rapid and a great amount of supporting characters which do add an extra depth to the mystery. Another book that performed extremely well is the second installment in the Alexandra Cooper series. In this book, Linda takes the reader to the world of the medical profession. In this installment, a neurosurgeon is not only sexually assaulted, but also stabbed and left for dead. The police designate the victim’s body likely to die. Since she is the head of district sex crimes unit, Alexandra Copper gathers a task force to look into the matter. However, she hits a dead end every time. Alexandra discovers that both the patients and staff at the hospital have been convicted before. As if that is not enough, but also the compound itself is a problem. Thus, detectives Mercer, Alexandria and Chapman go through the clues so as to establish as to whether who had murdered the head of neurosurgeon, Gemma Dogan.
This is the second installment in this book series, and just like all the other books in this series, it continues to exploit the Sexual Crimes Protection Unit. The Kills is also another book authored by Linda Fairstein that has performed extremely well. This installment is a fast paced thriller which will undoubtedly garner your attention from the first page to the last. In this novel, Alexandria Cooper is prosecuting one, Andrew Tripping for Rape and Assault charges. There is no forensic evidence and no hard evidence. Each route that the investigator takes hits a dead wall. However, Cooper knows that she must use everything that she has learned and everything she knows to discover the truth.