Causes of action
Detroit-born author, federal sex-crimes prosecutor tackles domestic abuse in her debut novel
Published: January 12, 2011
Leotta: I have a very personal take with this, as a prosecutor, because in my field we suffer with what we call "the CSI Effect." This is when the jury expects DNA coding of every part of the crime scene and that we can somehow magically unveil the crime and criminal just by waving a black light over the scene of the crime. That's not the case. But, as a writer, I can see why they do that. The last episode of SVU I watched, they solved four crimes with four confessions, and that would never happen — but how else are they going to solve four crimes in less than an hour?
MT: Are you heading back to the courtroom for a while or are you going to attack another book?
Leotta: Actually, I hadn't planned on this, because I wrote the book as a standalone novel, but I just signed a book deal with Simon & Schuster to write two more sequels for the Anna Curtis character. It looks like she and I are in for a few more adventures.
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