Linda Fairstein & Marcia Clark in Conversation

How can any photo top this one from the Poisoned Pen evening when Linda Fairstein discussed her new Alex Cooper book, Deadfall,  with Marcia Clark?

A Toast – Marcia Clark on left, Linda Fairstein on right

Signed copies of Fairstein’s Deadfall are available through the Web Store.


Here’s the description of the book.

Hunting a killer within New York’s urban jungle becomes the biggest case of Alexandra Cooper’s career in New York Times bestselling author Linda Fairstein’s latest riveting thriller.

A wild heart beats within New York City. Amid concrete and skyscrapers, the Wildlife Conservation Society works to preserve and protect the animal kingdom both within and beyond the borders of the five boroughs. But dangerous creatures don’t always have claws and fangs, as Assistant DA Alexandra Cooper and NYPD detectives Mike Chapman and Mercer Wallace know all too well. Predators lurk close to home, and in the aftermath of the shocking assassination of an iconic public figure—someone Alex has worked with for years—the trio must unravel the motive behind the shooting to discover who is the bigger snake: the killer or the victim.

The murder investigation provides more questions than answers, as a tangled mess of secrets slowly comes to light. From street gangs to secret societies, from big-game hunting to the illegal animal trade, from New York City zoos to the highest offices in city government, Alex has her work cut out for her—especially since the task force handling the investigation, led by the US Attorney, seems to be more against her than with her. As tensions rise between Alex and the feds, she must determine just how far she is willing to go to uncover the truth—and uphold the integrity of the office she has so proudly served.

Deadfall proves once again why Linda Fairstein is hailed as “a champion teller of detective tales” (USA Today).


Here are a few more photos from that evening to whet your appetite for other Poisoned Pen events. You really should come if you’re in the Phoenix area.

Linda Fairstein with a fan
Fairstein signing books
Marcia Clark signing books

If you didn’t make it to the program, though, you can watch it via The Poisoned Pen’s Facebook page.