阿拉菲·伯克

    Alafair S.Burke是美国犯罪小说家、法学教授和法律评论员。她是《纽约时报》最畅销的18部犯罪小说的作者,包括《前妻》、《妻子》和《更好的妹妹》,以及两部系列小说,第一部以纽约警察局侦探埃莉·哈彻为主角;另一部,俄勒冈州波特兰市检察官萨曼莎·金凯。

阿拉菲·伯克(Alafair Burke)名言

Before we condemn the jurors who acquitted George Zimmerman, we should remember that they were asked to do something extraordinary. They were asked to listen to the facts and apply the law to the best of their ability in a case the world was watching.

在我们谴责那些宣告乔治·齐默尔曼无罪的陪审员之前,我们应该记住,他们被要求做一些不同寻常的事情。他们被要求听取事实,并在全世界都在关注的案件中尽其所能适用法律。

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Just as I know the usual rules of law enforcement, I also know the exceptions and invoke those frequently. I don't feel a need to bog the reader down with an explanation of why the procedures are realistic, as long as I know that there is, in fact, an explanation.

正如我知道一般的执法规则一样,我也知道例外情况,并经常援引这些例外情况。我不觉得有必要给读者解释为什么程序是现实的,只要我知道,事实上,有一个解释。

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In our system, we leave questions of fact to a jury. But to render a verdict, a jury must know the law. For this, we rely upon jury instructions. Instructions are supposed to translate the law into lay terms that the jury can apply to the facts as they determine them.

在我们的系统里,我们把事实问题留给陪审团。但陪审团要作出裁决,必须了解法律。为此,我们依赖陪审团的指示。指令应该将法律转化为非专业术语,陪审团在确定事实时可以适用这些术语。

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There are writers out there who say they're writing a second series, and then you pick it up and it feels exactly the same, only the lead character is blonde instead of brunette.

有些作家说他们正在写第二部连续剧,然后你拿起它,感觉完全一样,只是主角是金发而不是黑发。

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Moving to New York made all the difference in my creating this new series with Ellie Hatcher. I love Portland, and it's always going to be one of my favorite cities, but it was getting to the point where, after I'd moved to New York, I couldn't write as specifically about Portland any more.

搬到纽约让我和埃莉·哈彻创作这个新系列的过程与众不同。我爱波特兰,它将永远是我最喜欢的城市之一,但当我搬到纽约后,我再也不能像以前那样具体地写波特兰了。

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The best crime novels are all based on people keeping secrets. All lying - you may think a lie is harmless, but you put them all together and there's a calamity.

最好的犯罪小说都是以人们保守秘密为基础的。所有的谎言-你可能认为一个谎言是无害的,但你把他们放在一起,这是一个灾难。

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Anyone who was tempted to draw comparisons between my father's 'Dave Robicheaux' series and my first book quickly gave up.

任何想拿我父亲的《戴夫·罗比丘》系列和我的第一本书作比较的人都很快放弃了。

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I find myself more and more behind these days. You have to be really diligent. I don't have kids, which helps. I'm always working on something, whether a book, or a law review article that no one will ever read, or teaching. It pretty much means I work a lot, but it's all stuff I love.

这些天我发现自己越来越落后了。你必须非常勤奋。我没有孩子,这很有帮助。我总是在做一些事情,不管是一本书,还是一篇法律评论文章,没有人会读,也没有人会教。这几乎意味着我工作很多,但都是我喜欢的东西。

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