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Linda Fairstein Writing Crime Series for Young Readers



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    Author Linda Fairstein appears on NBC News' "Today" show on July 31, 2013.

    The latest sleuth for best-selling crime writer Linda Fairstein is relatively new to the mystery game.

    Fairstein's next series will be for readers ages 8-12, with a protagonist who fits the demographic: 12-year-old Devlin Quick. Dial Books for Young Readers told The Associated Press on Wednesday the first book in the series, "Devlin Quick: Into the Lion's Den," will come out Nov. 1.

    The books will feature Devlin and her best friend Booker as they take on cases in New York City, including a caper at the New York Public Library 

    Fairstein is best known for her Alex Cooper crime series. In a statement issued through Dial, she said the new books are inspired in part by her childhood reading of the Nancy Drew mysteries.