The Better Sister (2019)
When a prominent Manhattan lawyer is murdered, two estranged sisters—one the dead man’s widow, the other his ex—must set aside mistrust and old resentments . . . but can they escape their past?
You Don’t Own Me (2018) (with Mary Higgins Clark)
The fifth installment of the Under Suspicion follows television producer’s Laurie Moran investigation of the unsolved murder of a celebrity physician.
The Wife (2018)
A stunning domestic thriller in which a woman must make the impossible choice between defending her husband and saving herself.
Every Breath You Take (2017) (with Mary Higgins Clark)
The fourth installment of the Under Suspicion follows television producer’s Laurie Moran investigation of the unsolved Met Gala murder—in which a wealthy widow was pushed to her death from the famous museum’s rooftop.
The Sleeping Beauty Killer (2016) (with Mary Higgins Clark)
In the third installment of the Under Suspicion series, news producer Laurie Moran tries to prove that a young woman was wrongfully convicted of killing her fiance’.
The Ex (2016)
Twenty years ago she ruined his life. Now she has the chance to save it. 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.
All Dressed in White (2015) (with Mary Higgins Clark)
Alafair partners again with “Queen of Suspense” Mary Higgins Clark for the second book in the Under Suspicion series, featuring intrepid television producer Laurie Moran as she investigates the case of a missing bride.
The Cinderella Murder (2014) (with Mary Higgins Clark)
In a first-time collaboration, “Queen of Suspense” Mary Higgins Clark partners with bestselling Alafair Burke to launch a brand new suspense series about a television program featuring cold case murders.
All Day and a Night (2014)
A murder case with ties to a convicted serial killer leads a young defense lawyer and an NYPD homicide detective into parallel investigations with explosive and deadly results in this superb mystery from “one of the finest young crime writers working today” (Dennis Lehane).
Manhattan journalist McKenna Jordan is chasing the story of an unidentified woman who pulled a teenaged boy from the subway tracks. When she locates a video of the incident, she is shocked to discover that the mystery heroine bears a strong resemblance to Susan Hauptmann, a close friend who disappeared without a trace a decade earlier, shortly after introducing McKenna to her husband. 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.
NYPD Detective Ellie Hatcher is convinced a young girl’s death is 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.
After a layoff and months of struggling, Alice Humphrey finally lands her dream job managing a new art gallery in Manhattan’s trendy Meatpacking District. Everything is perfect until the morning Alice arrives at work to find the gallery gone—the space stripped bare as if it had never existed—and adead body on the floor. Overnight, Alice’s dream job has vanished, and she finds herself at the center of police attention with nothing to prove her innocence.
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.
In a city full of victims . . . it’s hard to choose just one.
Fresh-faced Indiana college student Chelsea Hart is so excited to spend the final hours of her spring break in the VIP room of an elite New York City club that she remains behind when her girlfriends call it a night. The next morning, as her concerned friends anxiously pace their hotel lobby, joggers find Chelsea’s body in East River Park, her wavy blond hair brutally hacked off. (Ellie Hatcher Series)
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. (Ellie Hatcher Series)
Investigating the brutal murder of a hotshot journalist, Samantha Kincaid finds herself caught in the middle of an increasingly personal — and potentially dangerous — struggle between Portland’s police and the DA’s office. (Samantha Kincaid Series)
In the second entry in this “sharp, new crime series” (Publishers Weekly), the search for a missing judge leads Samantha Kincaid into Portland politics and a labyrinth of crime, corruption, and cover-ups. (Samantha Kincaid Series)
When a thirteen-year-old girl is brutally attacked and left for dead on the city’s outskirts, Deputy District Attorney Samantha Kincaid sets out to bring the assailants to justice. But as she prepares for the trial, the seemingly simple assault case spirals into a complex web of violence and deception. (Samantha Kincaid Series)