Alafair Burke

1 The Cinderella Murder

Author : Mary Higgins Clark & Alafair Burke
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2014-11-18
Description :  In a first-time collaboration, “Queen of Suspense” Mary Higgins Clark partners with bestselling author Alafair Burke to deliver a brand new suspense series about a television program featuring cold case murders.<br /><br />Television producer Laurie Moran is delighted when the pilot for her reality drama, <i>Under Suspicion</i>, is a success. Even more, the program—a cold case series that revisits unsolved crimes by recreating them with those affected—is off to a fantastic start when it helps solve an infamous murder in the very first episode.<br /><br />Now Laurie has the ideal case to feature in the next episode of <i>Under Suspicion</i>: the Cinderella Murder. When Susan Dempsey, a beautiful and multi-talented UCLA student, was found dead, her murder raised numerous questions. Why was her car parked miles from her body? Had she ever shown up for the acting audition she was due to attend at the home of an up-and-coming director? Why does Susan’s boyfriend want to avoid questions about their relationship? Was her disappearance connected to a controversial church that was active on campus? Was she close to her computer science professor because of her technological brilliance, or something more? And why was Susan missing one of her shoes when her body was discovered?<br /><br />With the help of lawyer and <i>Under Suspicion</i> host Alex Buckley, Laurie knows the case will attract great ratings, especially when the former suspects include Hollywood’s elite and tech billionaires. The suspense and drama are perfect for the silver screen—but is Cinderella’s murderer ready for a close-up?<br /><br />Together Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke deliver an exciting publishing event: the start of a thrilling new series guaranteed to keep you guessing until the last suspenseful page.

2 All Dressed in White

Author : Mary Higgins Clark & Alafair Burke
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2015-11-17
Description :  The second in the thrilling <i>New York Times</i> bestselling series from Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke, follows television producer Laurie Moran as she investigates the cold case of a bride who went missing days before her wedding.<br /><br />Five years ago, Amanda Pierce was excitedly preparing to marry her college sweetheart. She and Jeffrey had already battled through sickness and health, although their livelihoods looked set as Amanda was due to inherit her father’s successful garment company.<br /><br /> Then Amanda disappeared the night of her bachelorette party.<br /><br /> In present-day New York, Laurie Moran realizes a missing bride is the perfect cold case for her <i>Under Suspicion</i> television series to investigate. By recreating the night of the disappearance at the wedding’s Florida resort with Amanda’s friends and family, Laurie hopes to solve the case. Laurie and her <i>Under Suspicion</i> host Alex Buckley soon find themselves overwhelmed with theories and rumors about the “beloved” bride from those who were involved with the wedding, including Amanda’s former fiancé, a jealous sister, and plenty of playboy groomsmen.<br /><br /> One thing is certain, whoever was behind Amanda’s vanishing plans to keep the truth hidden “until death do they part.”

3 The Wife

Author : Alafair Burke
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2018-01-23
Description :  SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE<br /><br />His Scandal<br />Her Secret<br /><br />From New York Times bestselling author Alafair Burke, a stunning domestic thriller in the vein of Behind Closed Doors and The Woman in Cabin 10—in which a woman must make the impossible choice between defending her husband and saving herself.<br /><br />When Angela met Jason Powell while catering a dinner party in East Hampton, she assumed their romance would be a short-lived fling, like so many relationships between locals and summer visitors. To her surprise, Jason, a brilliant economics professor at NYU, had other plans, and they married the following summer. For Angela, the marriage turned out to be a chance to reboot her life. She and her son were finally able to move out of her mother’s home to Manhattan, where no one knew about her tragic past.<br /><br />Six years later, thanks to a bestselling book and a growing media career, Jason has become a cultural lightning rod, placing Angela near the spotlight she worked so carefully to avoid. When a college intern makes an accusation against Jason, and another woman, Kerry Lynch, comes forward with an even more troubling allegation, their perfect life begins to unravel. Jason insists he is innocent, and Angela believes him. But when Kerry disappears, Angela is forced to take a closer look—at both the man she married and the women she chose not to believe.<br /><br />This much-anticipated follow-up to Burke’s Edgar-nominated The Ex asks how far a wife will go to protect the man she loves: Will she stand by his side, even if he drags her down with him?

4 The Sleeping Beauty Killer

Author : Mary Higgins Clark & Alafair Burke
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2016-11-15
Description :  The third thrilling novel in the Under Suspicion series by #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author and “Queen of Suspense” Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke follows television producer Laurie Moran as she tries to help a woman she believes was wrongfully convicted of killing her fiancé.<br /><br />Fifteen years after being convicted of murdering her fiancé—the famed philanthropist Hunter Raleigh III—Casey Carter is determined to clear her name. Though she has served her time, she finds that she is still living under suspicion. Going on the true crime show <i>Under Suspicion </i>seems to be her only hope to prove her innocence.<br /><br /> The show’s producer, Laurie Moran, also believes in her innocence and wants to help Casey. But with Alex Buckley taking a break from the show—cooling his potential romance with Laurie—<i>Under Suspicion </i>introduces a new on-air host in Ryan Nichols, a hot shot legal whiz with a Harvard Law degree, a Supreme Court clerkship, experience as a federal prosecutor. Ryan has no problems with steering the show, and even tries to stop Laurie from taking on Casey’s case because he’s so certain she’s guilty.<br /><br /> An egomaniacal new boss, a relentless gossip columnist, and Casey’s longstanding bad reputation: Laurie must face this and more to do what she believes is right, to once and for all prove Casey’s innocence—that is, <i>if</i> she’s innocent.

5 The Ex

Author : Alafair Burke
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2016-01-26
Description :  In this breakout standalone novel of suspense in the vein of&#xa0;Gone Girl&#xa0;and&#xa0;The&#xa0;Girl on a Train, a woman agrees to help an old boyfriend who has been framed for murder—but begins to suspect that she is the one being manipulated. <br /><br />And look for Alafair Burke’s latest heart-racing novel of psychological suspense,&#xa0;The Wife,&#xa0;coming in January 2018.<br /><br />Twenty years ago she ruined his life. Now she has the chance to save it.<br /><br />Widower Jack Harris has resisted the dating scene ever since the shooting of his wife Molly by a fifteen-year-old boy three years ago.&#xa0;An early morning run along the Hudson River changes that when he spots a woman in last night’s party dress, barefoot, enjoying a champagne picnic alone, reading his favorite novel. Everything about her reminds him of what he used to have with Molly. Eager to help Jack find love again, his best friend posts a message on a popular website after he mentions the encounter. Days later, that same beautiful stranger responds and invites Jack to meet her in person at the waterfront. That’s when Jack’s world falls apart.<br /><br />&#xa0;Olivia Randall is one of New York City’s best criminal defense lawyers. When she hears that her former fiancé, Jack Harris, has been arrested for a triple homicide—and that one of the victims was connected to his wife’s murder—there is no doubt in her mind as to his innocence. The only question is who would go to such great lengths to frame him—and why?<br /><br />&#xa0;For Olivia, representing Jack is a way to make up for past regrets, to absolve herself of guilt from a tragic decision, a secret she has held for twenty years. But as the evidence against him mounts, she is forced to confront her doubts. The man she knew could not have done this.&#xa0;But what if she never really knew him?

6 Long Gone

Author : Alafair Burke
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Romance  Suspense 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2011-06-21
Description :  “Long Gone is a tremendous novel, and Alafair Burke is one of the finest young crime writers working today.”<br />--Dennis Lehane, author of Moonlight Mile <br /><br />Echoing the intensity of Harlan Coben’s Tell No One and the psychological depth of Laura Lippman’s What the Dead Know, Alafair Burke’s first stand-alone novel catapults her into the top ranks of modern suspense. In New York City’s cut-throat world of art, appearances can be deceiving—especially when art world newcomer Alice Humphrey becomes a suspect in a gruesome murder at a Chelsea gallery, and is thrown into a treacherous labyrinth of intrigue, crime, and conspiracy. Now, Alice must discover the truth behind the murder before the unsolved mystery claims her as its next victim. <br />

7 If You Were Here

Author : Alafair Burke
Genre :  Women Sleuths  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2013-06-04
Description :  If You Were Here is a thrilling novel of suspense from Alafair Burke, the author Dennis Lehane calls “one of the finest young crime writers working today.”<br />&#xa0;<br />Manhattan journalist McKenna Jordan is chasing the story of an unidentified woman who heroically pulled a teenaged boy from the subway tracks. When she locates a video that captures part of the incident, she thinks she has an edge on the competition scrambling to identify the mystery heroine, but is shocked to discover that the woman in the video bears a strong resemblance to Susan Hauptmann, a close friend who disappeared without a trace a decade earlier.<br />&#xa0;<br />What would have been a short-lived metro story sends McKenna on a dangerous search for the missing woman—a search that will force her to unearth long-buried truths much closer to home…

8 212

Author : Alafair Burke
Genre :  Women Sleuths  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2010-03-23
Description :  In New York City, Nights Are Dangerous. Days Are Numbered.<br /><br />When New York University sophomore Megan Gunther finds personal threats posted to a Web site specializing in campus gossip, she's taken aback by their menacing tone. Someone knows her daily routine down to the minute and is watching her—but thanks to the anonymity provided by the Internet, the police tell her there's nothing they can do. Her friends are sure it's someone's idea of a joke, but when Megan is murdered in a vicious attack, NYPD Detective Ellie Hatcher is convinced that the online threats are more than just empty words.<br /><br />With smooth, straight-talking partner J. J. Rogan at her side, Ellie tries to identify Megan's enemies, but she begins to wonder if the coed's murder was more than just the culmination of a cyber obsession. Phone records reveal a link between Megan and a murdered real estate agent who was living a dangerous double life. The detectives also learn that the dead real estate agent shared a secret connection to a celebrity mogul whose bodyguard was mysteriously killed a few months earlier. And when Megan's roommate suddenly disappears, they know they have to find her before another young woman dies.<br /><br />Exposing the darkness that lurks beneath the glamorous surface of New York City, 212 delivers yet another "knuckle-biting journey that'll keep you turning pages until the very end" (Faye Kellerman).

9 Never Tell

Author : Alafair Burke
Genre :  Women Sleuths  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2012-06-19
Description :  Sixteen-year-old Julia Whitmire appeared to have everything: a famous father, a luxurious Manhattan town house, a coveted spot at the elite Casden prep school. When she is found dead in her bathtub, a handwritten suicide note left on her bed, her parents insist that their daughter would never take her own life.<br /><br />But Julia's enviable world was more complicated than it seemed. The pressure to excel at Casden was enormous. Abuse of prescription antidepressants and ADHD medication ran rampant among students; an unlabeled bottle of pills in Julia's purse suggests she had succumbed to the trend. And a search of Julia's computer reveals that in the days leading up to her death she was engaged in a dangerous game of cyberbullying against an unlikely victim.<br /><br />NYPD detective Ellie Hatcher is convinced the case is a suicide, but she knows from personal experience that a loving family can be the last to accept the truth. When the Whitmires use their power to force a criminal investigation, Ellie's resistance causes trouble for her both at work and in her personal life. As she is pressured to pursue a case she doesn't believe in, she is pulled into Julia's inner circle—an eclectic mix of overly precocious teenagers from Manhattan's most privileged families as well as street kids from Greenwich Village. But when the target of Julia's harassment continues to receive death threats, Ellie is forced to acknowledge that Julia may have learned the hard way that some secrets should never be told.

10 All Day and a Night

Author : Alafair Burke
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2014-06-10
Description :  A new murder case with ties to a convicted serial killer leads Detective Ellie Hatcher into a twisting investigation with explosive and deadly results in this superb mystery from the “terrific web spinner” (Entertainment Weekly) Alafair Burke.<br /><br />When psychotherapist Helen Brunswick is murdered in her Park Slope office, the entire city suspects her estranged husband—until the District Attorney’s office receives an anonymous letter. The letter’s author knows a chilling detail that police have kept secret: the victim’s bones were broken after she was killed. Her injuries were eerily similar to the signature used twenty years earlier by Anthony Amaro, a serial killer serving a life sentence for his crimes. Now, Amaro is asking to be released from prison, arguing that he was wrongly convicted, and that the true killer is still on the loose.<br /><br />NYPD Detectives Ellie Hatcher and JJ Rogan are tapped as the “fresh look” team to reassess the original investigation that led to Amaro’s conviction. The case pits them against both their fellow officers and a hard-charging celebrity defense lawyer with a young associate named Carrie Blank, whose older sister was one of Amaro’s victims.<br /><br />As the NYPD and Amaro’s lawyers search for certainty among conflicting evidence, their investigations take them back to Carrie’s hometown, where secrets buried long ago lead to a brutal attack—one that makes it terrifyingly clear that someone has gotten too close to the truth.

11 Judgment Calls

Author : Alafair Burke
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Women Sleuths 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2004-05-04
Description :  <b>A seemingly simple assault case spirals into a complex web of violence and deception in this bold debut thriller</b><br /><br />Deputy District Attorney Samantha Kincaid walks into her office in Portland's Drug and Vice Division one Monday morning to find three police officers waiting for her. A thirteen-year-old girl has been brutally attacked and left for dead on the city's outskirts. Given the lack of evidence, most lawyers would settle for an assault charge; Samantha, unnerved by the viciousness of the crime, decides to go for attempted murder. But as she prepares for the trial, she uncovers a dangerous trail leading to a high-profile death penalty case, a prostitution ring of underage girls, and a possible serial killer. And she finds her judgment—not only in matters of the law but in her personal life—called into question.<br /><br />In Samantha Kincaid, Alafair Burke has created a complex, appealing character—a woman consumed by a sense of justice, who is also tough enough to take on a man's world. Seamlessly juxtaposing courtroom scenes with those of criminal investigation, <i>Judgment Calls</i> reveals not only an insider's knowledge of the criminal justice system but a fresh new voice in the world of crime writing.

12 Angel's Tip

Author : Alafair Burke
Genre :  Women Sleuths  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2009-10-13
Description :  Thrilled to spend the final hours of her spring break in the VIP room of an elite Manhattan club, fresh-faced Indiana college student Chelsea Hart remains behind when her girlfriends call it a night. The next morning, joggers find her body in East River Park, her blond hair brutally hacked off.<br /><br />NYPD Detective Ellie Hatcher believes the group of privileged men last seen plying Chelsea with free-flowing alcohol most likely includes a murderer. But after building a tight case against a young hedge-fund manager, Ellie has her doubts, because Chelsea's slaying is eerily similar to three other murders from nearly a decade ago. Continuing the investigation long after the department brass is satisfied with their case, hard-headed Ellie plunges into a late-night party world of conspicuous wealth and hedonistic consumption to catch the real killer—unaware that a psychopath is watching her every move...and eager to kill again.

13 Dead Connection

Author : Alafair Burke
Genre :  Police Procedural  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Women Sleuths 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2007-07-10
Description :  <b>In this electrifying thriller, a rookie detective goes undercover on the Internet dating scene to draw out a serial killer targeting single women in Manhattan</b><br /><br />When two young women are murdered on the streets of New York, exactly one year apart, Detective Ellie Hatcher is called up for a special assignment on the homicide task force. The killer has left behind a clue connecting the two cases to First Date, a popular online dating service, and Flann McIlroy, an eccentric, publicity-seeking homicide detective, is convinced that only Ellie can help him pursue his terrifying theory: someone is using the lure of the Internet and the promise of love to launch a killing spree against the women of New York City. <br /><br />To catch the killer, Ellie must enter a high-tech world of stolen identities where no one is who they appear to be. And for her, the investigation quickly becomes personal: she fits the profile of the victims, and she knows firsthand what pursuing a sociopath can do to a cop—back home in Wichita, Kansas, her father lost his life trying to catch a notorious serial murderer. <br /><br />When the First Date killer begins to mimic the monster who destroyed her father, Ellie knows the game has become personal for him, too. Both hunter and prey, she must find the killer before he claims his next victim—who could very well be her.<br /><br />Expertly plotted and perfectly paced, <i>Dead Connection</i> advances Alafair Burke to the front ranks of American thriller writers.

14 Missing Justice

Author : Alafair Burke
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Women Sleuths 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2010-04-01
Description :  <b>In the second entry in this "sharp, new crime series," the search for a missing judge leads Samantha Kincaid into Portland politics and a labyrinth of crime, corruption, and cover-ups</b><br /> <i> (Publishers Weekly)</i><br /><i></i><br /> Deputy District Attorney Samantha Kincaid is back at work after an attempt on her life and a promotion into the Major Crimes Unit. When the husband of Portland, Oregon, city judge Clarissa Easterbrook reports her missing and Samantha is called out on the case, she assumes her only job is to make the district attorney look good until the judge turns up. When the police discover evidence of foul play, however, Samantha finds herself unearthing secrets that Clarissa had wanted to stay hidden, the lingering personal tolls of a crime that occurred decades ago. And when those secrets lead to the discovery of corruption at the highest levels of the city's power structure, Samantha realizes that her quest for justice could cost her not only her job but her life.<br /><br /> In the skillfully plotted, highly suspenseful follow-up to her acclaimed debut, <i>Judgment Calls</i>, Alafair Burke once again demonstrates that "she's got what it takes" (Michael Connelly). With its irreverent heroine and seamless blend of squad rooms, street scenes, and courtroom drama, Missing Justice confirms Burke's place among the genre's most talented and exciting newcomers.

15 Close Case

Author : Alafair Burke
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Women Sleuths 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2007-04-01
Description :  Deputy District Attorney Samantha Kincaid likes to be where the action is: at the scene of a crime, at the arrest of a suspect, with the cops on the Major Crimes Team. But when street smart, plugged-in reporter Percy Crenshaw is brutally murdered in the midst of pursuing a major story, she knows the stakes are high…<br /><br />Within days, cops have a suspect; then a confession. Yet Samantha suspects that something is very wrong, and her concerns keep coming back to the police. The cop who got the confession used tough tactics. The murdered reporter was romantically linked to a cop's wife. And all of the cops she's concerned about are close to her live-in boyfriend, Detective Chuck Forbes.<br /><br />Forced to prosecute a case in which the defendant may be an innocent man, Samantha must tread carefully to uncover the truth about Percy's murder -- without tearing her career, her home life, and the city apart. But just when she thinks her job can't get any more difficult, another more shocking crime comes to light...

16 Alafair Burke's Ellie Hatcher Collection

Author : Alafair Burke
Genre :  Women Sleuths  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price :  $31.99
Release Date :  2014-06-24
Description :  From bestselling thriller author Alafair Burke come books 2-4 in her popular Ellie Hatcher series: 212, Angel's Tip, and Never Tell.

17 Waking Kylie

Author : Alafair Burke
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Fiction & Literature  Short Stories 
Price :  $0.99
Release Date :  2017-12-12
Description :  From the New York Times bestselling author of The Ex comes a new&#xa0;e-short featuring an excerpt from her forthcoming novel, The Wife.<br /><br />After losing a criminal case, a prosecutor asks herself how far she’s willing to go to protect the young girl whose future hangs in the balance . . . &#xa0;

18 212

Author : Alafair Burke
Genre :  Women Sleuths  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2014-07-01
Description :  Por fin en castellano el aclamado thriller de la mejor escritora del crimen de hoy: Alafair Burke.Inquietante y contundente. Te mantendrá en vilo.El guardaespaldas de un magnate es asesinado en el lujoso ático de su jefe en el exclusivo barrio de Manhattan. Mientras en la universidad de Nueva York, una estudiante de segundo año es amenazada en Internet, acechada. . . y finalmente asesinada.Los dos casos, igualmente sórdidos y terribles, terminan cayendo en manos de la detective de homicidios Ellie Hatcher y su compañero -quien pronto descubre que esto es sólo la punta del iceberg de un aterrador caso.En la ciudad que nunca duerme, la muerte tampoco lo hace.

19 The Better Sister

Author : Alafair Burke
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Release Date :  2019-01-15
Description :  The Better Sister has descriptive copy which is not yet available from the Publisher.

20 La sposa era vestita di bianco

Author : Mary Higgins Clark & Alafair Burke
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $10.99
Release Date :  2017-09-26
Description :  <i>Ecco venire la sposa, tutta vestita di luce raggiante e bella, risplende davanti a lui.</i><br /> Laurie Moran, la produttrice televisiva che ha inventato il programma Under Suspicion, può ben dirsi soddisfatta: grazie alla sua trasmissione, due omicidi irrisolti hanno trovato un colpevole e il suo successo ha dato nuovo lustro all'emittente per cui lavora. Laurie si sta quindi preparando alla riunione con il suo capo, pronta a presentargli tre cold case da investigare tra i quali scegliere il nuovo soggetto di Under Suspicion. Quando però arriva in ufficio, carica dei dolci della nuova pasticceria francese del Rockefeller Center per i suoi assistenti, ad accoglierla c'è solo il loro imbarazzo. Infatti, i due non sono riusciti a fermare la donna che ha chiesto di incontrarla senza appuntamento e che si è infilata nel suo studio con la forza della convinzione e delle lacrime. Laurie sarebbe decisa a liberarsene, ma la storia che Sandra, la bellissima signora che trova seduta sul suo divano, le racconta, la convince di avere per le mani il suo nuovo caso. Sandra le chiede di cercare la figlia Amanda, sparita cinque anni prima alla vigilia del matrimonio, senza lasciare alcuna traccia. La stampa l'ha ribattezzata la Sposa Fuggitiva, liquidando la sua scomparsa in modo frettoloso. Troppo frettoloso, secondo Sandra, che rivela a Laurie inquietanti dettagli sulla vita di Amanda, riportando alla luce vecchi rancori e gelosie che covavano da tempo sotto la cenere. Tra il testimone, la damigella d'onore e l'ex fidanzato, Laurie dovrà districare una matassa molto complicata.

21 Schlafe für immer

Author : Mary Higgins Clark & Alafair Burke
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Women Sleuths 
Price :  $19.99
Release Date :  2018-05-14
Description :  Als sie erwachte, war ihr Leben verloren <br /><br />Vor 15 Jahren wurde Casey Carters Verlobter ermordet – der steinreiche, berühmte Philantrop Hunter Raleigh III. Die Beweislast gegen Casey war erdrückend, auch wenn sie stets ihre Unschuld beteuerte und behauptete, während der Tatzeit tief geschlafen zu haben. Als Dornröschen-Mörderin verspottet, wurde sie zu langjähriger Haft verurteilt. Nun ist sie wieder frei und wendet sich hilfesuchend an Laurie Moran, die Fernsehjournalistin, die alte Verbrechen aufklärt. Denn auch nach ihrer Entlassung ist Caseys Martyrium nicht vorüber: Keiner glaubt an ihre Unschuld, nicht einmal ihre eigene Mutter. Auch Laurie Moran weiß nicht recht, wie sie den Fall einordnen soll. Dennoch nimmt sie ihn an - sie ahnt ja nicht, welches Unglück sie damit in Gang setzt.

22 La Caricia del ángel

Author : Alafair Burke
Genre :  Women Sleuths  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2014-05-27
Description :  Por fin en castellano el aclamado thriller de la mejor escritora del crimen de hoy: Alafair Burke.Inquietante y contundente. Te mantendrá en vilo.En una ciudad llena de víctimas. . . es difícil elegir sólo una.La joven universitaria Chelsea Hart está muy emocionada de pasar las últimas horas de sus vacaciones de primavera en la sala VIP de un club de élite de Nueva York, tanto es así que se separa de su grupo de amigas cuando éstas deciden regresar al hotel. A la mañana siguiente, mientras sus amigas esperan preocupadas en el vestíbulo del hotel, unos corredores encuentran el cuerpo de Chelsea en el East River Park, con el pelo, rubio y ondulado, brutalmente cortado.La detective Ellie Hatcher se hace cargo del caso y sus principales sospechosos son el grupo de hombres que fue visto por última vez en compañía de la joven bebiendo alcohol. Pero antes de que ella pueda reunir las pruebas preliminares del macabro asesinato, éste llama la atención de los medios de comunicación y aparece en titulares, algo que no gusta al departamento de policía. Cuando Ellie construye el caso, precipitadamente, contra Jake Myers, un joven gerente de fondos de cobertura, los altos mandos del departamento y la oficina del fiscal de distrito están eufóricos: el caso pronto se disipa, los medios de comunicación promocionan el trabajo rápido del departamento, y Ellie será testigo en el juicio contra Myers.Pero Ellie tiene dudas. El asesinato de Chelsea es inquietantemente similar a otras tres muertes que ocurrieron hace casi una década: las víctimas eran jóvenes, mujeres y, en cada caso, el asesino había cortado el pelo de las víctimas como recuerdo.La investigación de Ellie la arrastra al mundo nocturno de los clubes exclusivos, el lujo, y el consumo hedonista. Y su búsqueda de la verdad no sólo la enfrenta a sus compañero de policía, también la coloca bajo la atenta mirada de un psicópata deseoso de añadir a la joven detective a su lista.Conmovedora y con altas dosis de suspense La caricia del ángel es un thriller eléctrico que ofrece una mirada voyeurista del mundo, glamuroso pero peligroso, de la vida nocturna de Nueva York.

23 Vestida de blanco

Author : Mary Higgins Clark & Alafair Burke
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $6.99
Release Date :  2017-10-19
Description :  <b><i>Vestida de blanco</i> es la segunda novela sobre el programa de televisión de Laurie Moran. El <i>reality</i> que trata de desvelar los misterios sobre casos sin resolver se centrará esta vez en la desaparición de una novia el día de su boda.</b><br /><br />Hace cinco años, en el día en que iba a contraer matrimonio con su novio de la universidad, mientras familiares y amigos aguardaban expectantes en sus asientos, Amanda Pierce se esfumó sin dejar rastro.<br /><br />En la actualidad, la productora Laurie Moran se da cuenta de que una novia desaparecida es el caso abierto perfecto para su programa televisivo sobre sucesos policiales sin resolver <i>Bajo sospecha</i>. Ella y su equipo salen de viaje hacia Florida para recrear aquella noche de hace cinco años con los asistentes originales. Con una hermana celosa, un padrino de bodas <i>playboy</i>, el antiguo prometido de Amanda casado ahora con una de las damas de honor y oscuros rumores alrededor de la novia, Laurie y el presentador de <i>Bajo sospecha</i> Alex Buckley pronto descubren que todo el mundo tiene su teoría sobre por qué Amanda se desvaneció ese día.<br /><br />Una cosa es cierta: quienquiera que estuviera detrás de la desaparición, intentará que la verdad permanezca oculta «hasta que la muerte los separe»...<br /><br /><b>Reseñas:</b><br />«Un libro que dejará al lector sediento de más.»<br /><i>Kirkus Reviews</i><br /><br />«Una mezcla explosiva de drama familiar, secretos, rivalidades, dinero y decepción. Para todos aquellos que amen las buenas historias de misterio, es la lectura perfecta en una noche fría.»<br /><i>Richmond Times Dispatch</i>

24 La città del terrore

Author : Alafair Burke
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2016-07-01
Description :  Dall’autrice di Una perfetta sconosciuta<br /><br /> Autrice bestseller del New York Times<br /> Il thriller dell’anno<br /><br /> Nella notte newyorkese niente è come sembra. Due occhi si confondono tra la folla. Gli occhi di un assassino<br /> East River Park, New York. È mattina presto e la gente fa jogging ignara di un corpo che giace dietro la rete metallica di un capannone in disuso. È il cadavere di Chelsea Hart, una bellissima studentessa dell'Indiana in vacanza a New York: strangolata, il volto sfregiato, i lunghi capelli biondi tagliati. L'ultima volta è stata vista nel privé di un club esclusivo di Manhattan. Ed è qui che si concentrano le indagini, fino a restringersi intorno all'ambigua figura di un broker della City che era in compagnia della vittima la sera prima. Ma Ellie Hatcher, giovane e affascinante detective della Omicidi, sa che il caso è più complicato di quello che sembra. Mentre indaga nei locali patinati della notte newyorkese, tra luci psichedeliche e ombre inquietanti, Ellie trova nuovi elementi e coincidenze sempre più strane. Fino a una scioccante scoperta: anni prima a New York sono stati rinvenuti altri tre cadaveri di giovani donne con alcune ciocche di capelli tagliate. I colleghi della squadra investigativa non vogliono saperne delle stravaganti ipotesi di Ellie, e lei si ritrova da sola a fronteggiare un serial killer astuto e spietato. Che le ha già recapitato un messaggio inequivocabile: la prossima vittima sarà lei.<br /><br /> «Una delle migliori giovani scrittrici di thriller del momento.»<br />Dennis Lehane, autore di Shutter Island<br /><br /> «Sono stato un fan di Alafair Burke fin dall’inizio, e dopo dieci romanzi continua a sorprendermi.»<br />Michael Connelly<br /><br /> «Con lei sai di essere in buone mani… I personaggi femminili di Burke sono sempre coinvolgenti, con voci forti e decise.»<br />Gillian Flynn, autrice di Gone Girl<br /><br /> «Un thriller appassionante. Si legge tutto d'un fiato.»<br />Kathy Reichs<br /><br /> «Alafair Burke ha creato un'eroina vincente. Faremo il tifo per lei in quest'avventura e nelle altre che speriamo seguiranno.»<br />Tami Hoag<br /><br /> «Incalzante, avvincente, mozzafiato.»<br />The Guardian<br /><br /> «Un ottimo thriller: coinvolgente, ricco di suspense.»<br />Washington Post<br /><br /><b>Alafair Burke</b><br /><br />è autrice bestseller del New York Times di due serie «elettrizzanti» (Sun-Sentinel) con eroine forti, credibili e attraenti, come la detective della Omicidi di New York Ellie Hatcher e la vice procuratore distrettuale della città di Portland Samantha Kincaid. È anche coautrice della serie bestseller Under Suspicion con Mary Higgins Clark. I romanzi di Alafair nascono dalla sua esperienza di pubblico ministero nei commissariati di polizia americani e nei tribunali criminali, e sono stati recensiti su Today Show, People Magazine, The New York Times, O Magazine, MSNBC, The Washington Post, USA Today e il Chicago Sun-Times.

25 So still in meinen Armen

Author : Mary Higgins Clark & Alafair Burke
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Fiction & Literature  Women Sleuths 
Price :  $10.99
Release Date :  2016-03-21
Description :  Als sie seine Schritte hörte, war es zu spät<br /><br />Zwanzig Jahre ist es her, dass die talentierte Jungschauspielerin Susan Dempsey abends zu einem Vorsprechen aufbricht – aber niemals ankommt. Am nächsten Tag wird sie ermordet im Park aufgefunden, meilenweit von ihrem Auto entfernt, mit nur noch einem Schuh an den Füßen. Der »Cinderella-Mord« schlägt hohe Wellen, weil zu den Verdächtigen einflussreiche Geschäftsleute und Hollywoodgrößen gehören. Aber er wird nie aufgeklärt. Bis sich Laurie Moran, die sich als TV-Produzentin auf Cold Cases spezialisiert hat, des Falls annimmt. Damit macht sie sich zur Zielscheibe des Täters, der alles zu tun bereit ist, um weiter unerkannt zu bleiben.

26 La ragazza nel parco

Author : Alafair Burke
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2016-06-14
Description :  Quando Olivia Randall, avvocato newyorchese, viene svegliata da una telefonata, non ha idea di chi sia la ragazzina che, dall'altro lato della cornetta, la implora di aiutarla. Ma basta un nome a farle capire. Jack Harris. Il famoso scrittore, padre della ragazzina, accusato di omicidio e ora in cella, in attesa di processo. Jack Harris è un nome che dice troppe cose a Olivia: perché Jack e Olivia hanno un passato. Un vecchio amore finito male vent'anni prima. Un amore di cui lei porta ancora dentro i segni e forse la colpa di aver lasciato che le cose andassero come sono andate. Di fronte alla richiesta della figlia di Jack, Olivia sa che non ha altra scelta. Aiuterà Jack. A costo di lasciare che lui dia sfogo a una vendetta tenuta a bada per tutti questi anni. <br />Jack non ha un alibi, non ha testimoni, e non ha un motivo plausibile per essere dov'era quando qualcuno ha fatto fuoco nel parco, ammazzando tre persone. E ben presto Olivia sarà costretta a chiedersi se Jack sia davvero innocente, e non la stia manipolando...<br /><br />Bestseller in America, <i><b>La ragazza nel parco</b></i> è un thriller psicologico che entra silenziosamente nella mente del lettore; un romanzo dal ritmo serrato e dalla suspense irresistibile che vi lascerà col fiato sospeso. Della Burke, autrice anche di <i>Una perfetta sconosciuta</i>, <b>è ora disponibile il NUOVO THRILLER <i>LA RAGAZZA CHE HAI SPOSATO</i></b>: un altro romanzo di suspense psicologica che si fa divorare, di cui trovate qui i primi capitoli.<br /><br /><b>«Alafair Burke conosce le luci e le ombre di New York come nessun'altra.» <i>Michael Connelly</i><br /><br />«Con i romanzi della Burke siete in buone mani, e i suoi personaggi femminili sono sempre fortissimi.»<br /><i>Gillian Flynn</i>, autrice di <i>Gone Girl. L'amore bugiardo</i><br /><br />«Una delle migliori autrici di thriller oggi in circolazione.»<br /><i>Dennis Lehane</i>, autore di <i>Mystic River</i></b>

27 Tuhkimomurha

Author : Alafair Burke & Mary Higgins Clark
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $18.99
Release Date :  2015-09-21
Description :  Kuka murhasi Tuhkimon?<br /><br />Kohuttu tosi-tv-sarja pureutuu opiskelijatytön murhaan, jonka keskiössä on kadonnut kenkä.<br /><br />Koe-esiintymiseen matkalla ollut Susan Dempsey löydetään murhattuna. Syyllistä ei koskaan saada kiinni. 20 vuotta myöhemmin tuottaja Laurie Moran haluaa Tuhkimomurhan uuteen tosi-tv-sarjaansa. Miksi Susanilla oli löydettäessä vain yksi kenkä? Miksi Susanin äiti on vakuuttunut että syyllinen on tyttären poikaystävä? Mitä tekemistä asian kanssa on it-miljonääri Dwight Cookilla, joka osallistui samalle tietotekniikkakurssille kuin huippulahjakas Susan? Näitä kysymyksiä Laurie ja ohjelman juontaja Alex Buckley ryhtyvät selvittämään, joskin Alexilla tuntuu olevan keskittymisvaikeuksia. Johtuuko se ihastuttavasta Lauriesta vai jostakin ihan muusta?<br /><br />Tuhkimomurha jatkaa Katse menneisyydestä -kirjassa ensiesiintymisensä tehneen Laurie Moranin tarinaa. Laurien tuottama tv-sarja Epäillyt onnistui sekä keräämään miljoonayleisön että ratkaisemaan pahamaineisen Valmistujaismurhan. Nyt on tarjolla vieläkin sensaatiomaisempi juttu.

28 La ragazza che hai sposato

Author : Alafair Burke
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $10.99
Release Date :  2018-03-13
Description :  <b>Il nuovo thriller dell'autrice bestseller de <i>La ragazza nel parco</i></b><br /><br />«<i>Un'autrice che continua a sorprendermi, a ogni nuovo libro.»</i><b> Michael Connelly</b><br /><br />Le donne pensano che gli uomini siano creature fin troppo prevedibili. E se non fosse poi così vero? Quando incontra Jason Powell, Angela non immagina che il loro flirt possa diventare qualcosa di serio: gli uomini li conosce, e non si aspetta molto da questo professore di Economia della New York University, corteggiatissimo e con una brillante carriera davanti a sé. Eppure, pochi anni dopo, eccoli sposati, con un figlio da crescere. Quando però Jason viene accusato da una studentessa di averla molestata, e poco dopo un'altra donna avanza accuse simili, tutto sembra sul punto di spezzarsi e Angela è costretta a guardare da vicino la persona che ha accanto, divisa tra l'istinto di proteggere la sua famiglia, e la sensazione di essere vittima di un terribile tradimento. Divisa tra la giovane poliziotta idealista che vuole aprirle gli occhi nei confronti del marito, e l'avvocatessa di Jason determinata a portare a casa una vittoria... Eppure chi è lei per giudicare? Perché anche Angela, la moglie perfetta, ha un segreto. Un segreto che nessuna donna sposata dovrebbe nascondere al proprio marito. Un segreto che potrebbe rovinare per sempre la sua vita, e quella della sua famiglia. E che a maggior ragione non deve venir fuori adesso... Con lo stesso ritmo irresistibile de La ragazza nel parco, Alafair Burke costruisce intorno alla sua protagonista, e ai suoi lettori, una realtà che non è mai quella che appare. Lasciando a chi legge una sola certezza: non c'è nulla di più pericoloso di una bugia detta bene.

29 Una perfetta sconosciuta

Author : Alafair Burke
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2017-03-14
Description :  <b>E se tutto ciò che hai intorno… fosse una bugia?<br /> E se nessuna delle persone che conosci… ti stesse dicendo la verità?</b><br /><br /> Immagina che la polizia arrivi a casa tua e ti mostri una foto in cui tu - con i capelli di quel tuo rosso inconfondibile, il tuo cappotto blu - stai baciando un uomo. Peccato che quell'uomo sia stato trovato morto trentuno ore prima, e tu non ricordi di averlo mai baciato. Anzi, lo conoscevi appena. Era il tuo nuovo capo, l'uomo che ti aveva dato in gestione la galleria per conto di un misterioso proprietario. Il lavoro dei tuoi sogni: ti era sembrato troppo facile, troppo bello per essere vero. Eppure tutto era andato liscio, la galleria esisteva davvero, avevi firmato un contratto regolare. Adesso, però, guardando quella foto capisci che non c'era niente di regolare. Niente di facile. Perché là fuori qualcuno sta cercando di incastrarti, anche se non riesci a immaginare il motivo. Qualcuno che sa molte cose di te. E che forse ti è molto vicino…<br /> In questo thriller in cui nulla è come sembra, Alice Humphrey vede crollare intorno a sé, come un castello di carte, ogni certezza. Compresa quella più importante: la sua stessa innocenza. <br /> Pieno di colpi di scena, di suspense e rivolgimenti inaspettati, Una perfetta sconosciuta è <b>il nuovo thriller psicologico dell'autrice bestseller de <i>La ragazza nel parco</i></b>- un'autrice che sa come tenervi incollati alle pagine di un libro.

30 Und niemand soll dich finden

Author : Mary Higgins Clark & Alafair Burke
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Fiction & Literature  Women Sleuths 
Price :  $19.99
Release Date :  2017-04-25
Description :  Fünf Jahre ist es her, dass Amanda Pierce unmittelbar vor ihrer Hochzeit verschwand – und nie mehr auftauchte. Hatte sie plötzlich Angst vor der Ehe bekommen, oder wurde sie Opfer eines Verbrechens? Amandas Mutter ist überzeugt davon, dass der Bräutigam sie auf dem Gewissen hat. Auf ihr Drängen hin nimmt sich Laurie Moran, die sich als TV-Journalistin auf Cold Cases spezialisiert hat, des Falls an. Und sticht mit ihren Recherchen in ein Wespennest: Denn nicht nur der Bräutigam ist suspekt. Auch seine jetzige Ehefrau, ausgerechnet Amandas frühere beste Freundin und Trauzeugin, benimmt sich merkwürdig. Und was hat die Schwester zu verbergen, die offensichtlich zerrissen war vor Eifersucht? Je tiefer Laurie sich in den Fall gräbt, desto mehr Verdächtige tauchen auf. Nur Amanda bleibt verschwunden …

31 Kadonnut morsian

Author : Mary Higgins Clark & Alafair Burke
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $19.99
Release Date :  2016-09-26
Description :  Tv-sarja Epäillyt uuden mysteerin kimpussa!<br /><br />Kadonnut morsio, kateellinen sisko, morsiusneidon kihlaava sulhanen - kenen omatunto kolkuttaa, kun televisiokamerat käynnistyvät?<br /><br />Amanda Pierce on menossa naimisiin. Juuri ennen hääseremoniaa hän kuitenkin katoaa. Viisi vuotta myöhemmin Amandan äiti pyytää Laurie Morania tutkimaan tapausta. Laurien tv-sarja Epäillyt on ennenkin onnistunut ratkaisemaan selvittämättä jääneitä rikoksia, viimeksi sensaatiomaisen Tuhkimomurhan. Sikäli kuin kyseessä on rikos. Juorumylly jauhaa kiivaasti, ja jokaisella tuntuu olevan oma käsityksensä tapahtumista. Vain yksi asia on varmaa: kuka ikinä Amandan katoamisesta onkin vastuussa, aikoo pitää suunsa supussa. Niin myötä- kuin vastoinkäymisissä.<br /><br />Mary Higgins Clark (s. 1929) tunnetaan Amerikassa arvonimellä "Jännityksen kuningatar". Hän pitää kunnia-asianaan tarjoilla kauhua hyvin annosteltuna ja kauniisti katettuna.

32 Così immobile tra le mie braccia

Author : Mary Higgins Clark & Alafair Burke
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2016-09-13
Description :  <i>«Ma ci credi, mamma? <br />Non voglio illudermi, ma mi sento così fortunata. <br />Ci credi che potrei recitare in un film, <br />magari addirittura nel ruolo principale?»</i><br /> <i>Sorrise immaginando la figlia Susan che sprizzava energia da tutti i pori, con quella luce folgorante nei begli occhi blu.</i><br /> La produttrice televisiva Laurie Moran è molto soddisfatta del proprio lavoro: la puntata pilota del suo reality, <i>Under Suspicion</i>, è stata un successo. <br />Anzi, per dirla tutta, il programma - una serie basata su cold case che Laurie ricostruisce insieme alle persone che erano vicine alla vittima - è decollato in grande stile risolvendo un omicidio già nel primo episodio. <br />E adesso che sta preparando il secondo, le sembra di avere per le mani il caso ideale: vent'anni fa, Susan Dempsey era stata una brillante studentessa di informatica della UCLA e un'aspirante attrice. Una sera fu trovata uccisa in un parco e, poiché indossava solo una scarpa da ballo d'argento, la stampa battezzò il caso Cinderella Murder.<br /> Il luogo del ritrovamento del cadavere si trovava a poche centinaia di metri dalla casa del regista con il quale Susan aveva appuntamento per un'audizione, Frank Parker, ma l'uomo aveva un alibi di ferro e la polizia alla fine aveva archiviato il caso lasciando molte domande senza risposta: perché la macchina di Susan era parcheggiata così lontano?<br /> Era mai arrivata all'audizione?<br /> Perché il suo ragazzo non vuole parlare?<br /> Laurie sa bene quanto possa essere affascinante il mondo di Hollywood per il suo pubblico.<br /> E ben presto scoprirà anche quanto può essere pericoloso.

33 Askepottmordet

Author : Mary Higgins Clark & Alafair Burke
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $24.99
Release Date :  2016-09-26
Description :  TV-produsenten Laurie Moran blir henrykt da pilotepisoden av hennes reality-dramaer «Under mistanke» blir en suksess. Programmet der uløste drapssaker blir rekonstruert med de involverte som deltakere, får en knallstart da en kjent drapssak blir løst allerede i første episode. Neste sak ut i programmet er Askepottmordet. Da Susan Dempsey, en vakker og begavet student, ble funnet død, dukket mange spørsmål opp i kjølvannet. Saken virker perfekt for TV-programmet. En av de mistenkte er en kjent Hollywood-millionær, og Laurie og programlederen Alex Buckley håper på fantastiske seertall. Men er Askepott-morderen klar for å bli blottstilt foran millioner av seere?&#xa0;<br /><br /> «Fans av Clark kan glede seg til en intrigefylt, aktuell og spennende thriller.» PUBLISHERS WEEKLY&#xa0;<br /><br /> Mary Higgins Clark – over 100 millioner solgte bøker bare i USA

34 A Csipkerózsika-gyilkosság

Author : Mary Higgins Clark & Alafair Burke
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2018-02-28
Description :  Íme, A gyanú árnyékában sorozat negyedik epizódja a New York Times bestseller szerzője, a “feszültségteremtés királynője”, Mary Higgins Clark és a napjainkban önálló íróként is sikeres Alafair Burke tollából!<br /><br />A televíziós producer, Laurie Moran ezúttal egy olyan nőnek próbál segíteni, akit szerinte jogtalanul ítéltek el.<br /><br />Tizenöt éve annak, hogy Casey Cartert bebörtönözték a vőlegénye meggyilkolásáért, ám a magát mindvégig ártatlannak valló nő elszántan küzd azért, hogy tisztára mossa a nevét. Úgy látja, ártatlansága bebizonyításának egyetlen módja, ha a megtörtént eseteket feldolgozó sorozat, A gyanú árnyékában következő epizódja az ő történetét meséli el…<br /><br />A műsor producere, Laurie Moran hisz Casey ártatlanságában, és szeretne neki segíteni. De mivel társa, Alex Buckley szünetelteti a televíziós tevékenységét, a sorozat új házigazdát kap a Harvardon végzett, nagymenő jogász, Ryan Nichols személyében. A nagyképű Ryan átveszi a műsor irányítását, sőt, megpróbálja lebeszélni Laurie-t Casey ügyéről, mivel ő biztos a nő bűnösségében.<br /><br />Laurie-nak egyszerre kell megküzdenie az öntelt, egocentrikus újonccal, egy könyörtelen pletykarovat-szerzővel és Casey rossz hírnevével, hogy végleg bebizonyítsa Casey ártatlanságát.<br /><br />Már, ha valóban nem ő követte el a gyilkosságot…<br /><br />A gyanú árnyékában sorozat korábbi részei Téged nem lehet elfelejteni, A Hamupipőke-gyilkosság és Míg a halál el nem választ címmel jelentek meg.



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