HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. —
Hofstra Law faculty member Alafair Burke publishes her fifth novel "Angel’s Tip," the second book in her Ellie Hatcher series. The book is a thriller that “offers a voyeuristic glimpse into the glamorous but dangerous world of New York nightlife,” says Entertainment Weekly.
Burke’s newest suspense novel was inspired by cases that she saw as a prosecutor and from the series of tragic cases coming out of New York City. Burke will be on tour through January 2009 to publicize her book. More information about the book and Burke’s experiences as a prosecutor and writer can be found at her website www.alafairburke.com
Burke is a former deputy district attorney in Portland, Ore. She is the author of what the South Florida Sun-Sentinel has hailed as “two power house series” featuring NYPD Detective Ellie Hatcher and Portland Deputy District Attorney Samantha Kincaid.
Burke holds a B.A. from Reed College and a J.D. from Stanford Law School, from which she graduated with distinction. She now divides her time between being a full-time novelist and a professor of criminal law at Hofstra Law School in New York.
Burke is the daughter of acclaimed crime writer James Lee Burke. She also currently serves as a legal and trial commentator for radio and television programs, including TruTV (formerly Court TV). In addition, she has been interviewed on “All Things Considered” and “Talk of the Nation,” and has been profiled in the New York Times, USA Today, and the Portland Oregonian.