Just the Right Book Podcast: Linda Fairstein’s ‘Digging for Trouble’ and 11 Books to Read Now

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Former Books on The Nightstand host, “rep extraordinaire” and frequent guest Michael Kindness is back to add to your winter reading list!

Also in this episode, Roxanne speaks to author and former New York City prosecutor Linda Fairstein, the writer of Ninteen internationally best-selling Alex Cooper novels.

Fairstein stopped by Just the Right Book Podcast to chat about her kids book Digging for Trouble, the second book in her Devlin Quick Mysteries. The story follows twelve-year-old supersleuth Devlin Quick as she heads to Montana to dig out dinosaur bones, but instead discovers a mystery.

So what inspired Linda to write about dinosaurs besides her love for New York City’s Museum of Natural History? She explains learning that “Montana, Wyoming, and up through Alberta Canada has the largest dinosaur fossil deposits in America because there was once an inland sea there.”

Linda was also the former chief of the Sex Crimes Unit of the District Attorney’s Office in Manhattan for over two decades. Roxanne couldn’t resist getting her take on the flood of sexual harassment and abuse allegations that have consumed the news over the last few months. Could a book on the subject be next for the bestselling author?

You can see more on Linda’s website.

Books in this episode: 

Digging For Trouble by Linda Fairstein

Deadfall by Linda Fairstein

Obama: An Intimate Portrait by Pete Souza

Grant by Ron Chernow

Need to Know by Karen Cleveland

Baking with Kafka by Tom Gauld

Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover

The Glass Castle: A Memoir by Jeanette Walls

Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics: A 10% Happier How-To Book by Dan Harris

When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing by Daniel H. Pink

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle

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