• Paperback:384 pages
• Publisher: Harper Paperbacks (May 22, 2012)
After months of struggling, Alice Humphrey finally lands her dream job managing a trendy new Manhattan art gallery. According to Drew Campbell, the well-heeled corporate representative who hires her, the gallery is a passion project for its anonymous, wealthy owner. 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 Campbell’s body on the floor. Suddenly she’s at the center of a police investigation with the evidence stacked against her, and the dead man whom she swears is Drew Campbell identified as someone else entirely.
When the police discover ties between the gallery and a missing girl, Alice knows she’s been set up. Now she has to prove it—a dangerous search for answers that will entangle her in a dark, high-tech criminal conspiracy and force her to unearth long-hidden secrets involving her own family . . . secrets that could cost Alice her life.
• Paperback: 368 pages
• Publisher: Harper Paperbacks (June 19, 2012)
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.
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.
Alafair’s Tour Stops
Tuesday, May 22nd: Kritter’s Ramblings (Long Gone)
Wednesday, May 23rd: Literature and a Lens (Long Gone)
Tuesday, May 29th: nomadreader (Long Gone)
Thursday, June 21st: My Book Retreat (Angel’s Tip)
Friday, June 22nd: Book Journey (Long Gone)
Tuesday, June 26th: Peppermint PhD (Angel’s Tip)
Wednesday, June 27th: My Two Blessings (Angel’s Tip)
Thursday, June 28th: Jen’s Book Thoughts (Angel’s Tip)
Saturday, July 21st: My Bookshelf (Angel’s Tip)
Tuesday, July 24th: Colloquium (Long Gone)
TBD: Ted Lehmann’s Bluegrass, Books, and Brainstorms (Long Gone)