Fairstein was the chief of the sex crimes unit of the district attorney’s office in Manhattan for more than 20 years. She tells us her experiences with real life crime and crime on the page are very different. “It wasn’t always possible to ‘do justice’ in the courtroom,” she says. “As a novelist, I certainly enjoy being able to control the fate of the criminals I created. It’s great fun to create a bad guy…and see him meet an appropriate fate. My perps don’t get away with much.”
6:30 p.m. Murder by the Book, 2342 Bissonnet. For information, call 713-524-8597 or visit murderbooks.com. Free.
Tue., June 17, 6:30 p.m., 2014