Crime author Linda Fairstein

Published May 03 2021 at 12:59 PM GMT
  • As a prosecutor in Manhattan's District Attorney's Office, Linda Fairstein pioneered the use of DNA evidence in cases against sexual offenders.
  • She was even the inspiration for some of the tough prosecutors you see on TV.
  • But Fairstein has made a second career for herself as an award-winning writer of crime novels featuring prosecutor Alex Cooper, including her 19th, "Deadfall.
  • Lesley Stahl talks with Fairstein about the truth behind her fiction.


  • Published May 3, 2021 12:59 PM GMT