Search Results: "Lisa Scottoline"


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EVERY FIFTEEN MINUTES by Lisa Scottoline
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 14, 2015

"A proficient, mounting-stakes actioner that proves Scottoline is just as comfortable with a shrink determined to go to the wall for a troubled teen as she ever was with Bennie Rosato's all-female law practice (Betrayed, 2014, etc.)."
A sociopath targets a suburban Pennsylvania psychiatrist whose success is only the prelude to a series of nightmarish reversals. Read full book review >

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KILLER SMILE by Lisa Scottoline
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2004

"No matter who carries the ball at Rosato & Associates, Scottoline keeps it fast, fleet, and funny. Her Philadelphia is both dangerous and aglow with the promise of justice and hot new men who'll steal your heart—if they don't kill you first."
Mary DiNunzio, Bennie Rosato's law associate, pursues her claim on behalf of the late interned family friend Amadeo Brandolini (Dead Ringer, 2004) to a rousing courtroom finale. Read full book review >

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CORRUPTED by Lisa Scottoline
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"As so often for the firm of Rosato & DiNunzio (Betrayed, 2014, etc.), the ending, logical but woefully underprepared, is a serious disappointment. Fans eager to see Bennie's courtroom mettle won't care a bit."
Twelve years after a Kids-for-Cash scheme ends the childhood of two boys, Philadelphia lawyer Bennie Rosato must defend one of them on a charge of murdering the other. Read full book review >

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SAVE ME by Lisa Scottoline
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2011

"Scottoline, who shifts gears at every curve with the cool efficiency of a NASCAR driver, expertly fuels her target audience's dearest fantasy: 'Every mom is an action hero.'"
The creator of Philadelphia lawyer Bennie Rosato (Think Twice, 2010, etc.) pens another white-hot crossover novel about the perils of mother love. Read full book review >

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THE VENDETTA DEFENSE by Lisa Scottoline
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 27, 2001

"Generously plotted and emotionally wide-ranging, though readers less dewy-eyed than Judy will see cracks in the structure that a pro like Frank would never let by."
The latest criminal defendant for Bennie Rosato's all-female law firm (Moment of Truth, 2000, etc.) is an elderly Italian-American who's killed another elderly Italian-American with his bare hands. Read full book review >

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BETRAYED by Lisa Scottoline
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 25, 2014

"But exemplary first and second acts are enough to make this the most successful melding to date of Rosato & DiNunzio's cases and Scottoline's family-centered stand-alones (Keep Quiet, 2014, etc.)."
It's associate Judy Carrier's turn to feel the heat at Rosato & DiNunzio, Philadelphia's premier all-female law firm. And girl, does she ever. Read full book review >

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DAMAGED by Lisa Scottoline
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 16, 2016

"As usual with the firm of Rosato & DiNunzio (Corrupted, 2015, etc.), the complications aren't worked out nearly as carefully as they're piled up, and fans who race nonstop through the last hundred pages will be doing both themselves and Scottoline a favor."
Mary DiNunzio, the second-best attorney in Philadelphia, is about to walk down the aisle when she gets sucked into the very real possibility of becoming a mother, or at least a foster mother, first. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 22, 2011

"A treat for fans of observational humor."
Slice-of-life vignettes from a mother-daughter duo. Read full book review >

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MEET ME AT EMOTIONAL BAGGAGE CLAIM by Lisa Scottoline
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"Erma Bombeck for mothers and daughters, with a zesty Italian twist."
A warm, lively collection of narrative vignettes chronicling the day-to-day relationship of two women who also happen to be part of a successful mother-daughter writing team. Read full book review >

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DEAD RINGER by Lisa Scottoline
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2003

"Less synthetic than the last outing for Rosato & Associates, but just as fast-moving: a salute to heroines who've sworn off swearing but are 'tired of saying damn all the time. It just didn't go far enough.'"
Philadelphia attorney Bennie Rosato faces bankruptcy, infighting, stalking, and identity theft, at least two of them courtesy of her evil twin. Read full book review >

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EXPOSED by Lisa Scottoline
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"Despite some overheated damsel-in-distress complications toward the end, a stellar demonstration of the proposition that although it can't bring back the dead, 'justice was still the best consolation prize going.' The final curtain will find you cheering, and Scottoline will have earned every hurrah."
Rosato & DiNunzio, Philadelphia's most drama-ridden law firm (Damaged, 2016, etc.), faces perhaps its most dramatic episode ever when it's threatened from both outside and in. Read full book review >

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LADY KILLER by Lisa Scottoline
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 12, 2008

"As usual in Scottoline's recent cases, the opening movement is the best. This time, the half-hearted mystery is upstaged by Mary's pleasantly unlikely romance."
Philadelphia's favorite all-female law firm is back with a case that poses refreshingly little danger to life, limb or professional ethics. Read full book review >