Novelist Linda Fairstein starts her latest thriller, Night Watch, with a stark scene; on her way home from dinner, protagonist Alexandra Cooper finds a stack of human bones near her door. As she rushes back to the restaurant for help, she runs into a similar stack of skulls. And that’s just the start of her trouble. When the police arrive to investigate, Alexandra finds that her boyfriend has removed all the bones. Is he really just unconcerned, as he says? Or is he trying to hide evidence?
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Fairstein, in town today to discuss and sign Night Watch, spent 20-something years as chief of the Sex Crimes Unit in the Manhattan district attorney’s office. Her experience pays off handsomely on the page. Night Watch is rich with the details that only an experienced investigator can provide. 6:30 p.m. Murder by the Book, 2342 Bissonnet.
Wed., July 11, 6:30 p.m., 2012