Linda Fairstein is a longtime friend of BookHampton, and we were pleased to have her back with us on a beautiful weekend to read from her latest bestseller, Night Watch (Dutton). She spoke in East Hampton on Saturday and Mattituck on Sunday afternoon.
Fairstein spoke particularly about how she loved the research for this novel which took her into the famed restaurants of New York City. In the 21 Club she learned about the gates and the secret doors used during prohibition decades earlier.
As in all of her books, Fairstein also delved into her prosecutorial past. This time she used the skills she acquired as the chief of the sex crimes prosecution unit to write about a case ripped from the headlines — the infamous DSK case.
"You're fascinated the most when you are a police officer or prosecutor and you are trying to help someone but that person will not be honest with you," Fairstein said.
After discussing her new novel, Fairstein took questions from the crowd describing her writing process, how she got her big break and if she knows what's next from Alexandra Cooper.
"My characters have lived with me since 1995," she said.
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