Prof. Alafair Burke to Speak at BookMania festival

On January 24, Professor Alafair Burke will be featured at theBookMania Festival, sponsored by the Martin County public library system in Florida. She will discuss her fifth novel “Angel’s Tip,” on a panel with bestselling authors Karin Slaughter, James Swain, Lisa Unger, Hallie Ephron and Deborah Sharp.

“Angel’s Tip” is Professor Burke’s second book in her Ellie Hatcher series. The book is a thriller that “offers a voyeuristic glimpse into the glamorous but dangerous world of New York nightlife,” says Entertainment Weekly. Burke’s newest suspense novel was inspired by cases that she saw as a prosecutor and from the series of tragic cases coming out of New York City. More information about the book and Burke’s experiences as a prosecutor and writer can be found at her website www.alafairburke.com. Burke is a former deputy district attorney in Portland, Oregon. She is the author of what the South Florida Sun-Sentinel has hailed as “two power house series” featuring NYPD Detective Ellie Hatcher and Portland Deputy District Attorney Samantha Kincaid.