Monthly Archives: November 2014

THE CINDERELLA MURDER is out November 18!

I’m delighted to report that my first co-authored novel, with Queen of Suspense Mary Higgins Clark, will be out November 18.

cinderellaMary and I had so much fun working together, and, according to early praise, we did a nice job:

“The snappy pace, layered characters, and many plot surprises will keep readers guessing in this fascinating mystery by two talented writers.”- Booklist

“The team behind Clark’s reality TV show Under Suspicion returns to dramatize—all right, solve—another cold case, with welcome help from co-author Alafair Burke…Burke brings a sharp legal eye to the proceedings. …[W]ill satisfy Clark’s legion of fans and may well win her some new ones.”- Kirkus Review

“A dynamic new author duo* adds new verve to a classic.”- Barnes & Noble

If you’re interested in purchasing a signed copy of the book, you can do so through Book Revue in Huntington.

You can also pre-order from your favorite retailer.

I can’t wait to hear what you guys think of The Cinderella Murder!

Dogs, books, and costumes!

The main October distraction for Frannie and Double from the usual cycle of wrestling, sleeping, and eating was for Halloween preparations.  Frannie may never forgive Double for this idea, but he was determined to have the best doggie-couple costume in New York City.  May the treats be with them.


When they are not causing trouble or dressing like movie characters, Double and Frannie are always up for a good book.  Here, Double (quite near sighted, isn’t he?) is reading THE CINDERELLA MURDER to Frannie, fresh off the presses.  This is the first book in a series co-authored with “Queen of Suspense” Mary Higgins Clark.  The star of the series is Laurie Moran, the producer of “Under Suspicion,” a television show that reinvestigates cold cases.  If Double had thumbs that could turn pages, he’d tell you it was a real page turner!