Linda Fairstein Biography
Linda Fairstein, America's foremost legal expert on crimes of sexual
assault and domestic violence, led the Sex Crimes Unit of the District
Attorney's Office in Manhattan for twenty-five years. A Fellow of the American
College of Trial Lawyers, she is a graduate of Vassar College and the University
of Virginia School of Law. Her first novel, Final Jeopardy, introduced
the critically acclaimed character of Alexandra Cooper and was made into an ABC
Movie of the Week starring Dana Delaney. The celebrated series has gone on to
include the New York Times bestsellers Likely to Die, Cold Hit,
The Deadhouse (winner of the Nero Wolfe Award for Best Crime Novel of
2001, and chosen as a "Best Book of 2001" by both The Washington Post and
the Los Angeles Times), The Bone Vault, The Kills, Entombed,
Death Dance, Bad Blood, Killer Heat, Lethal Legacy, Hell Gate, and Silent Mercy. Her novels have been translated into
more than a dozen languages. Her nonfiction book, Sexual Violence, was a
New York Times Notable Book of the Year. She lives with her husband in
Manhattan and on Martha's Vineyard.
This biography was last updated on 08/06/2011.
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