Author Showcase ~ All Day and a Night by Alafair Burke

All Day and a NightA 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).

The latest story dominating New York tabloids—the murder of Park Slope psychotherapist Helen Brunswick—couldn’t be further from Carrie Blank’s world handling federal appeals at one of Manhattan’s most elite law firms. But then a hard-charging celebrity trial lawyer calls Carrie with a case she can’t refuse. Anthony Amaro, a serial killer convicted twenty years earlier, has received an anonymous letter containing a chilling detail about Brunswick’s murder: The victim’s bones were broken after she was killed, the same signature used in the murders attributed to Amaro. Now Amaro is asking to be released from prison.

Carrie has a reason to be interested. Her older sister, Donna, was one of Amaro’s victims. Determined to force the government to catch Donna’s real killer, Carrie pursues Amaro’s wrongful conviction claim.

On the other side of Amaro’s case is NYPD Detective Ellie Hatcher, who, along with her partner, JJ Rogan, is tapped as the “fresh look” team to reassess the investigation that led to Amaro’s conviction. The case is personal for them, too: Ellie wonders whether they got the assignment because of her relationship with the lead prosecutor, and Rogan has his own reasons to distrust Amaro’s defense team.

As both the NYPD and Amaro’s lawyers search for certainty in years of conflicting evidence, their investigations take them back to Carrie’s hometown and secrets left behind there. And when Carrie falls victim to a brutal attack, it becomes clear that the young attorney got too close to the truth.

Release: June 2014
Series: Ellie Hatcher #5
Publisher: HarperCollins

Comment on this post by 6 p.m. EST on June 16, and you will be entered for a chance to win a copy of ALL DAY AND A NIGHT. One winner will be chosen at random. Unless specified, U.S. entries only.

About the author
Alafair Burke is the author of “two power house series” (Sun-Sentinel) that have earned her a reputation for creating strong, believable, and eminently likable female characters, such as NYPD Detective Ellie Hatcher and Portland Deputy District Attorney Samantha Kincaid. Alafair’s novels grow out of her experience as a prosecutor in America’s police precincts and criminal courtrooms, and have been featured by The Today Show, People Magazine, The New York Times, MSNBC, The Washington Post, USA Today, and The Chicago Sun-Times. Dennis Lehane has called her “one of the finest young crime writers working today.”

A graduate of Stanford Law School and a former Deputy District Attorney in Portland, Oregon, Alafair is now a Professor of Law at Hofstra Law School, where she teaches criminal law and procedure.

She lives in New York City and spends too much time on Facebook and Twitter, but has no plans to quit.

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23 responses to “Author Showcase ~ All Day and a Night by Alafair Burke

  1. kayekillgore

    I absolutely love Alafair Burke.

  2. Sounds exciting. I too spend too much time on FB!

  3. I haven’t tried this series but sounds like a must read.

  4. I’ve heard so many good things about this series! I would be thrilled if I won this book! Thank you!!

  5. Debbie Carnes

    Sounds like a great series , its now on my TRL

  6. Alifair and I have a lot in common – we spend too much time on FB. but it’s fun. Looking forward to reading the book.

  7. Barbara Tobey

    Cold case becomes hot. Hmmm! Sounds interesting.

  8. I recently discovered this author and have enjoyed catching up on this series. Count me in for the giveaway.

  9. I love to discover a new (to me) author. Thanks for the introduction. I will definitely be reading one of Alafair Burke’s books in the near future!

  10. Interested in getting to know this series and author.

  11. Huge fan !!

  12. Hey Dru! You know I’m strictly a “cozy” mystery fan, but this particular book sounds way too good to pass up. Thank you & Ms. Burke for the chance to win a copy. Sandy in So. Cali

    • I like exposing books and their authors here. I read cozies, but I do love my suspense, thrillers and traditional mysteries.

  13. Anita Yancey

    I love Alafair’s books, and I enjoy reading about serial killers. This one sounds fantastic. Thanks for having the giveaway.

  14. Karen Terry

    Sounds like a thrill ride.

  15. Wow, what a story line!

  16. Gotta catch up on this series! Thanks for the introduction & giveaway

  17. This book sounds like a real page turner on the edge of you seat! thankyou for offering this giveaway:)!

  18. This sounds like a real chilling mystery–I’d like to read it.

  19. Cynthia E. Blain

    I am sure if Dennis Lehane AND Dru Ann love this book by Alafair then it has to be one GREAT book, which I cannot wait to read. My husband and I both love mysteries, crime/police thrillers, etc. so this book is definitely one that we will have to get to add to our library, and soon too.!!!
    Cynthia Blain

  20. Mystery sounds perfect for me!

  21. contest is closed.