Ellie Hatcher

9 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 896 ratings

Dead Connection Publisher's Summary

When two young women are murdered on the streets of New York, exactly one year apart, Detective Ellie Hatcher is called up for a special assignment on the homicide task force. The killer has left behind a clue connecting the two cases to FirstDate.com, a popular online dating service.

Flann McIlroy, an eccentric, publicity-seeking homicide detective, is convinced that only Ellie can help him pursue his terrifying theory: someone is using the lure of the internet and the promise of love to launch a killing spree against the women of New York City.

To catch the killer, Ellie must enter a high-tech world of stolen identities where no one is who they appear to be. And for her, the investigation quickly becomes personal. She fits the profile of the victims, and she knows firsthand what pursuing a sociopath can do to a cop - back home in Wichita, Kansas, her own father lost his life trying to catch a notorious serial murderer.

When the FirstDate killer begins to mimic the monster who destroyed her father, Ellie knows the game has become personal for him, too. Both hunter and prey, she knows her only choice is to find the killer before he claims his next victim - who could very well be Ellie herself.

©2008 Alafair Burke (P)2007 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • Dead Connection

    • By: Alafair Burke
    • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
    • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 223
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 143
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 140

    Homicide detective Flann McIlroy is convinced that someone is using the lure of the internet and the promise of love to launch a killing spree against the women of New York City. To catch the killer, he calls up Detective Ellie Hatcher. She must enter a high-tech world where no one is who they appear to be. When the FirstDate killer begins to mimic the monster who destroyed her father, Ellie knows the game has become personal for him.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good introduction to author and character

    • By bonnie on 09-01-09

    Regular price: $25.87

    • The Dead Connection

    • By: Alafair Burke
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Kaye
    • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4

    When two young women are murdered on the streets of Manhattan - exactly one year apart, both after dates arranged through an online dating website - Detective Ellie Hatcher is moved to a special assignment on the elite homicide task force. The killer has left behind a taunting hint connecting the two cases, and Flann McIlroy, an eccentric and publicity-seeking homicide detective, is convinced that Ellie is uniquely situated to help him pursue a terrifying theory.

    Regular price: $27.97

  • Book 2

    • Angel's Tip

    • By: Alafair Burke
    • Narrated by: Eliza Foss
    • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 214
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 106
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 107

    In Angel's Tip, Detective Ellie Hatcher enters the high-priced world of New York City nightlife when a pretty club goer is found brutally murdered.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good Listen

    • By James Talkington on 12-15-08

    Regular price: $31.49

    • City of Fear

    • By: Alafair Burke
    • Narrated by: Tyler Coppin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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    Chelsea Hart, a fresh-faced Indiana college student, spends the final night of her spring break in the VIP room of an elite New York City nightclub with her girlfriends and a fake ID. The next morning, joggers find her in East River Park, her celebrated blonde hair hacked off. NYPD Detective Ellie Hatcher catches the case and quickly homes in on a group of privileged men who were last seen partying with Chelsea.

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  • Book 3

    • 212

    • A Novel
    • By: Alafair Burke
    • Narrated by: Eliza Foss
    • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 202
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 132
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 133

    When a student is murdered following a series of threatening messages posted on a college gossip site, NYPD detectives Ellie Hatcher and J.J. Rogan are assigned the case. As they dig deeper, however, they discover the victim was only one of many—and the killer isn’t finished.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • I don't get it

    • By Michelle on 09-09-10
    • A Novel
    • By: Alafair Burke
    • Narrated by: Eliza Foss
    • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
    • Release date: 04-09-10
    • 4 out of 5 stars 202 ratings

    Regular price: $27.99

    • City of Lies

    • An Ellie Hatcher Mystery, Book 3
    • By: Alafair Burke
    • Narrated by: Eliza Foss
    • Length: 12 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    When New York University sophomore Megan Gunther finds personal threats posted to a Web site specializing in campus gossip, she's taken aback by their menacing tone. Someone knows her daily routine down to the minute and is watching her - but thanks to the anonymity provided by the Internet, the police tell her there's nothing they can do. Her friends are sure it's someone's idea of a joke, but when Megan is murdered in a vicious attack, NYPD Detective Ellie Hatcher is convinced that the online threats are more than just empty words.

    Regular price: $27.97

  • Book 4

    • Never Tell

    • Ellie Hatcher, Book 4
    • By: Alafair Burke
    • Narrated by: Eliza Foss
    • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 139
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 127
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 129

    Sixteen-year-old Julia Whitmire appeared to have everything: a famous father, a luxurious Manhattan town house, a coveted spot at the elite Casden prep school. When she is found dead in her bathtub, a handwritten suicide note left on her bed, her parents insist that their daughter would never take her own life. But Julia’s enviable world was more complicated than it seemed. The pressure to excel at Casden was enormous.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Is it suicide or murder?

    • By Jean on 12-11-12

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Never Tell

    • By: Alafair Burke
    • Narrated by: Jennifer Woodward
    • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1

    ‘Should come with a warning…highly addictive.’ Karin Slaughter. When prep school junior Julia Whitmire is found dead in the bathtub of her family’s Upper East Side apartment, her left wrist slashed and suicide note resting on her dresser, Ellie Hatcher and her partner, J.J. Rogan initially write the case off as a suicide.

    Regular price: $16.77

  • Book 5

    • All Day and a Night

    • Ellie Hatcher, Book 5
    • By: Alafair Burke
    • Narrated by: Andi Arndt
    • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 105
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 98
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 98

    When psychotherapist Helen Brunswick is murdered in her Park Slope office, the entire city suspects her estranged husband - until the District Attorney's office receives an anonymous letter. The letter's author knows a chilling detail that police have kept secret: The victim's bones were broken after she was killed. Her injuries were eerily similar to the signature used 20 years earlier by Anthony Amaro, a serial killer serving a life sentence for his crimes. Now, Amaro is asking to be released from prison, arguing that he was wrongly convicted, and that the true killer is still on the loose.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Races to a satisfying and surprising conclusion

    • By eclectic reader on 03-14-17

    Regular price: $28.51