Angel's Tip by Alafair Burke

85%

15 Critic Reviews

Burke leaves her principle characters little time to sleep; readers will relate.
-Publishers Weekly

Synopsis

Angel’s Tip is a riveting read that snaps with the beat of New York….A knuckle-biting journey that’ll keep you turning pages until the very end.”
—Faye Kellerman, bestselling author of the Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus novels

“Alafair Burke has created a winning heroine in Ellie Hatcher, someone to root for.”
—Tami Hoag, bestselling author of Down the Darkest Road

“Complex plotting, multi-layered characters, a creepy serial killer—in Angel’s Tip, Burke has once again proven herself a terrific storyteller.”
—Sandra Brown, bestselling author of Lethal

Acclaimed thriller writer Alafair Burke delves into the underworld of the Manhattan nightclub scene in Angel’s Tip. Burke is the daughter of crime fiction superstar James Lee Burke, creator of Cajun detective Dave Robicheaux, prompting the Fort Worth Star-Telegram to proclaim that “this fast-paced-but-human thriller proves that writing talent is genetic.” A superb crime novel featuring NYPD Detective Ellie Hatcher (“a strong female protagonist in the tradition of Sara Paretsky’s V.I. Warshawski and Marcia Muller’s Sharon McCone” —Boston Globe), Angel’s Tip follows Ellie’s investigation into the murder of a young college student, quite possibly by a member of New York’s young moneyed elite, and fans of Lisa Gardner, Karin Slaughter, Harlan Coben, and Sue Grafton will most definitely want to trail along.

 

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 October 13, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 366 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction
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Critic reviews for Angel's Tip
All: 15 | Positive: 15 | Negative: 0

Publishers Weekly

Excellent
Reviewed by Publishers Weekly on Jul 21 2008

Burke leaves her principle characters little time to sleep; readers will relate.

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Blog Critics

Excellent
Reviewed by Carey A on Mar 15 2009

Alafair Burke has a winner in the character of Ellie Hatcher. 

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Blog Critics

Excellent
Reviewed by Mel Odom on Nov 05 2008

Alafair Burke’s new series heroine, NYPD Detective Ellie Hatcher, has really come alive for me over the course of two books.

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About.com

Excellent
Reviewed by John M. Formy-Duval on Aug 01 2008

Burke has created characters we can believe in, characters we want to meet again and again.

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Lesa's Book Critiques

Good
Reviewed by Lesa on Dec 10 2008

This current crime just proves that Alafair Burke has her fingers on the pulse of Manhattan for her Ellie Hatcher series. It's sort of scary.

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Before It's News

Good
Reviewed by Before It's News on Jun 21 2012

I didn’t figure out who the real murderer was until he was revealed near the end.

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TLC Book Tours

Good
Reviewed by TLC Book Tours on Mar 28 2012

A superb crime novel featuring NYPD Detective Ellie Hatcher.

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My Bookshelf

Good
Reviewed by Shirley on Jul 21 2012

Angel's Tip feels authentic, as it would be expected to be as it is written by a former prosecuting attorney turned law professor. 

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Patti Smith

Good
Reviewed by Peppermint PhD on Jun 26 2012

Another fast-paced thriller, with an intelligent female detective at the wheel...if you enjoy this kind of read with a NYC background, you'll like Burke's Ellie Hatcher novels.

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January Magazine

Good
Reviewed by Jim Winter on Aug 01 2008

Her pacing is nearly pitch-perfect with not a single scene dragging. In fact, one wonders when any of the characters, the killer included, get any sleep.

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My Two Blessings

Good
Reviewed by Robin McCormack on Jun 27 2012

The murderer is not at all who I expected, since there were just enough red herrings to throw you off the scent. 

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Avid Mystery Reader

Above average
Reviewed by Keishon on Sep 13 2010

... the book is very readable, characters were well fleshed out and the mystery, while solid, the denouement was a slight disappointment...

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Bookhound

Good
Reviewed by Mel Odom on Nov 06 2008

Burke lavishes detail without overwhelming the reader, provides machine gun fire dialogue riddled with fun pop culture references, and challenges the reader to a blistering mystery rife with danger.

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David J. Montgomery

Good
Reviewed by David J. Montgomery on Apr 30 2009

A skillful procedural that enlivens its serial killer plot with an appealing heroine and a fresh and engaging style.

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Cat's Meow Book Nook

Good
Reviewed by Cat's Meow on Aug 01 2008

Well thought out with believable dialogue, normal lifestyles, and completely understandable, though problematic, relationships.

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