212: A Novel (Ellie Hatcher) by Alafair Burke

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By Alafair Burke

“The plot of an Alafair Burke mystery doesn’t simply rip from the headlines. She’s one step sooner than them. 212 scares you and retains you turning the pages into the wee hours.”
—Harlan Coben

“Burke has created a powerful girl protagonist within the culture of Sara Paretsky’s V.I. Warshawski and Marcia Muller’s Sharon McCone.… totally authentic.”
Boston Globe

212 is acclaimed author—and former deputy district attorney—Alafair Burke’s gripping mystery that includes hip, Manhattan-based detective Ellie Hatcher. fanatics of Lisa Gardner, Sandra Brown, Karin Slaughter, Harlan Coben, Sue Grafton, and PJ Tracy will locate it demanding to place 212 down until eventually the final page.

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Robo—I called him forty-five minutes ago to deal with this shit. Robo—” He headed toward the bedroom, but Ellie held her hand up. “I answered your question, sir. Now it’s my turn. ” She still could not put her finger on where she’d seen him before. “I’m the man who owns the apartment you all have apparently commandeered. Robo—” “Is Robo a well-built guy? Brown hair? ” He blinked at her. ” “I wasn’t insinuating anything. ” The man nodded. “Where is he? ” “Unfortunately, sir, the man you’re calling Robo is dead.

She was transferring into NYU in the fall and seemed pretty normal, so Megan went with her gut. The truth was, Heather was easy to tolerate. Today, as on almost every other day, Megan returned home to find Heather’s door closed and the apartment quiet and in exactly the same condition she’d left it. Whether Heather was out or at home, this was the usual state of their shared home. Sometimes Megan wished Heather would come out of her shell and start treating this as her apartment, too, but today she was grateful that her roommate kept to herself.

Complete and utter bullshit. She continued to scribble as she listened to her boyfriend’s voice rise half an octave. “Two of the NYPD’s biggest collars in the last year. A Police Combat Cross for rescuing another officer in the line of duty. Personal interviews granted only at her peril and only to help her mother, who was widowed in Kansas when—” Judge Bandon cut him off. “I’ve been known to read the occasional People magazine myself. ” “My point,” Guerrero continued, “is that Detective Hatcher is relatively inexperienced, and although she has created quite a record for herself in a short period of time, she also has a knack for finding herself in the public eye.

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