Books by Sandra Scoppettone

TOO DARN HOT by Sandra Scoppettone
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 27, 2006

"As usual with Scoppettone, who just can't keep a secret, the slack mystery takes a backseat to her loving recreation of the good war's home front."
Tough-talking New York shamus Faye Quick (This Dame for Hire, 2005) asks what happened to a missing GI and why trouble seems to follow the woman who's looking for him. Read full book review >
THIS DAME FOR HIRE by Sandra Scoppettone
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2005

"'Ya can learn a lot from reading novels,' confides Faye. Ya sure can, if they're as thick with period detail as Scoppetone (Gonna Take a Homicidal Journey, 1998, etc.) makes this one."
A female gumshoe, her boss off fighting the "Japs," minds the store and more in 1943 Gotham. Read full book review >
GONNA TAKE A HOMICIDAL JOURNEY by Sandra Scoppettone
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1998

"Not for Lauren, who simply plods on through what seems like the Seaview white pages, interviewing suspects who all, even at the moment of their arrest, remain as stubbornly lifeless as the victims."
Private eye Lauren Laurano's on vacation in the quaint little town of Seaview, on Long Island's North Fork, but the corpses just keep on coming. Read full book review >
LET'S FACE THE MUSIC AND DIE by Sandra Scoppettone
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 3, 1996

"A persistent lack of ingenuity and urgency make this the weakest of Lauren's four cases to date (My Sweet Untraceable You, 1994, etc.)."
``Dealing with death on a regular basis has almost made me an expert,'' says Lauren Laurano, whose rueful remark has less to do with her private-eye status than with the high mortality rate among her friends. Read full book review >
MY SWEET UNTRACEABLE YOU by Sandra Scoppettone
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1994

"Competent mystery-mongering keeps Scoppettone's wide-eyed view of the Big Apple as a pansexual global village—Frank Capra for the '90s—largely, and appropriately, off to the side in her most satisfying case yet."
Lesbian PI Lauren Laurano's making only her third appearance, and already they're making a movie of her second case (chronicled in Scoppettone's I'll Be Leaving You Always, 1993) outside her Greenwich Village apartment. Read full book review >
I'LL BE LEAVING YOU ALWAYS by Sandra Scoppettone
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 9, 1993

"The sensitivity to fashionable attitudes about gay couples, AIDS, recycling, and the New York homeless will satisfy even the strictest of the P.C. police."
Bad things happen to women who know lesbian p.i. Read full book review >
EVERYTHING YOU HAVE IS MINE by Sandra Scoppettone
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 18, 1991

"Lauren's carefully correct political sensibility may get on your nerves, but Scoppettone borrows from only the best—Grafton, Paretsky, Ross Macdonald, Chinatown—and despite its intricacies and thefts, this mostly purrs along, like a car built entirely of spare parts."
Scoppettone, best known for her YA fiction (The Late Great Me) and her lurid melodramas for grown-ups (Innocent Bystanders), introduces lesbian p.i. Read full book review >
BANG BANG YOU'RE DEAD by Louise Fitzhugh
FICTION
Released: May 7, 1969

"It's a bruiser that could be an eye-opener, could be a fright. . . you wouldn't want to hand it out wholesale."
Anti-war games. Read full book review >