212 by Alafair Burke
A Novel (Ellie Hatcher)

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“The plot of an Alafair Burke thriller doesn’t just rip from the headlines. She’s one step ahead of them. 212 scares you and keeps you turning the pages into the wee hours.”
—Harlan Coben

“Burke has created a strong female protagonist in the tradition of Sara Paretsky’s V.I. Warshawski and Marcia Muller’s Sharon McCone.… Utterly authentic.”
Boston Globe

212 is acclaimed author—and former deputy district attorney—Alafair Burke’s gripping thriller featuring hip, Manhattan-based detective Ellie Hatcher. Fans of Lisa Gardner, Sandra Brown, Karin Slaughter, Harlan Coben, Sue Grafton, and PJ Tracy will find it hard to put 212 down until the very last page.


About Alafair Burke

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Alafair Burke is the bestselling author of seven novels, including the stand-alone thriller, Long Gone, and the Ellie Hatcher series which includes 212, Angel's Tip, and Dead Connection. A former prosecutor, she now teaches criminal law and lives in Manhattan.
Published June 7, 2011 by Harper Paperbacks. 368 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Even when Megan sees her name and schedule posted with threatening remarks on an unsavory collegiate website, and even when the police are unable to act upon the concerns of Megan and her parents, we aren’t really worried.

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Hatcher and Rogan, a pair of New York City’s finest.

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Reviewing the Evidence

Ellie Hatcher is a New York City police detective who has gone through some turmoil in her last few cases, but is not ready to give up.

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View full size Alafair BurkeJames Lee Burke insists that his daughter, Alafair, was the first crime fiction writer in his family.

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This building was "developed" by the real estate entrepreneur who plays such a key role in the novel.

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Mysterious Reviews

Review: Alafair Burke crafts an intricate story with intersecting plotlines as her third murder investigation for NYPD homicide detective Ellie Hatcher in 212.When a security officer is found murdered in a penthouse apartment, and the owner, real estate developer Sam Sparks, the man's employer, i...

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Story Circle Book Reviews

Alafair Burke's latest novel, 212, blends a series of crimes into a brain-twisting puzzle for the reader and for NYPD Detective Ellie Hatcher.

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