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Lisa Scottoline Books In Order

Publication Order of Rosato & Associates Books

Everywhere That Mary Went (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Final Appeal (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Running From the Law (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Legal Tender (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rough Justice (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mistaken Identity (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Moment of Truth (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Vendetta Defense (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Courting Trouble (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dead Ringer (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Killer Smile (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lady Killer (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Think Twice (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Rosato & Associates Short Stories

The Backstory to Think Twice (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Rosato & DiNunzio Books

Accused (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Betrayed (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Corrupted (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Damaged (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Harold Middleton Books

The Chopin Manuscript (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Copper Bracelet (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Naked Came the Phoenix (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Natural Suspect (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Devil's Corner (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dirty Blonde (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Daddy's Girl (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Look Again (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
No Rest for the Dead (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Save Me (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Come Home (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Don't Go (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Keep Quiet (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Every Fifteen Minutes (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Why My Third Husband Will Be a Dog: The Amazing Adventures of an Ordinary Woman (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
My Nest Isn't Empty, It Just Has More Closet Space (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best Friends, Occasional Enemies: The Lighter Side of Life As a Mother and Daughter (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Meet Me at Emotional Baggage Claim (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Does This Beach Make Me Look Fat?: True Stories and Confessions (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I've Got Sand in All the Wrong Places (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle


Lisa Scottoline Biography:

Lisa Scottoline was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the 1st of July 1956. She then grew up in Bala Cynwyd, a suburb just not far from the city. She graduated first in her class, earning a degree in literature at the University of Pennsylvania in 1976. The focus of her studies was contemporary American short stories. Philip Roth, the famous writer, was one of her professors, a man who played a key role in the development of Lisa’s passion for writing. Following her insatiable curiosity, she carried on with her studies and she also earned a law degree at the Pennsylvania Law School in the year 1981. As a lawyer, she soon became an authoritative figure and she kept on working until her daughter Francesca was born. This life changing event pushed her to give up her career in the law firm and become a fulltime writer, a choice that will shape her life and open new horizons.

A New Career

Her career as a writer started in the year 1994 with Everywhere That Mary Went. The book became a bestseller and was awarded by the Mystery Writers of America. Since then, Lisa has written 11 legal suspense novels, all of which made the lists of bestselling books published by New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, Entertainment Weekly and Publisher’s Weekly. Thanks to the novel Final Appeal she won, in 1995, the Edgar Allan Poe prize, while Moment of Truth, published in 1999, was ranked 5th in the New York Times bestsellers list. Look Again, published in the year 2009, received a nomination as best book of the year by the Washington Post. Truly, quite an exceptional career.

Generally speaking, the author has sold over nine millions of copies in the United States and her work has been published in 23 countries all over the world. Furthermore, Lisa Scottoline is now the president of the Mystery Writers of America. She also writes, together with her daughter Francesca, a weekly column on the Philadelphia Enquirer titled: Chick Wit. Linda finds the time to publish on average one book per year and still lives in Philadelphia, the city she loves, with her beloved dogs.

The Beginning

Her first published novel, Everywhere That Mary Went, talks about the adventures of Mary diNunzio. The author uses her experience as a layer and decides to use a prestigious law firm in Philadelphia, where she did a apprenticeship, as background for an incredibly thrilling story. Mary works precisely for that same law firm but her life is suddenly interrupted by a series of phone calls, which become more and more sinister as the story unfolds. The telephone rings in the exact instant when she gets to work and in the precise moment when she steps back into her apartment. Someone knows her habits, then; someone sees what she is doing during the day. Slowly these doubts turn into reality and the worst fears come knocking at Mary’s door. Now, the battle is not legal anymore: it is a matter of survival. Throughout the novel, Lisa enters the intricate world of human emotions, presenting a well-designed series of characters, stepping into legal labyrinths, without ever losing her sparkling writing style.

In her second book, Legal Tender, the reader follows the life of Benedetta (Bennie) Rosato, a lawyer and a businesswoman who has everything. Her career and her life, however, suddenly fall apart, turned upside down by an absurd murder: Mark Biscardi, Bennie’s business partner and ex lover, is found dead at his own desk. All the evidence points at Bennie, who had a motive and a shaky alibi. Hours before he was killed, in fact, Mark told her about his decision to dismantle their company and his will to replace her with his new lover. And if this wasn’t enough, the murder weapon is found in Bennie’s apartment, while her last client is accused of placing a bomb under the desk of an important manager. The woman turns into a fugitive, a homeless drunk, but behind these decadent appearances Bennie’s mind is lucid: she is trying to find out who was the real murder; she wants her life back. And even if the circumstances aren’t romantic, the lawyer finds also a new lover. The book leaves you breathless. Evidence and details are planted throughout the plot, allowing the reader to witness a realistic investigation, magnificently described. The characters are well drawn and the city, the background of the story, seems to develop its own personality, playing an active role in shaping what happens to the protagonist.

Short Stories and Beyond

Lisa Scottoline’s work exceeds the boundaries traced by novels and short stories. The author, in fact, published also 4 books that righteously reside in the field of Nonfiction. The first one is titled Why My Third Husband Will Be A Dog: The Amazing Adventures of an Ordinary Woman, and was announced by the author in her popular column on the Philadelphia Inquirer. This is how Lisa Scottoline explains her choice, saying: “ I write short stories, which means that I usually have 100.000 words to tell a story. In a column I have only 700 words. I can barely say Good Moring in 700 words. I am Italian”. So, she decides to bring together her columns, using way more than 700 words, in order to create a beautiful volume shaped by a sharp, witty irony and framed by 70 cartoons. Very funny are the sections titled: A man’s most important body part and Interrupting an art form. The subjects she tackles vary enormously: Lisa talks and jokes about life, love, family, domestic animals and even trousers.

The meeting with the Nonfiction has become an unforgettable ritual repeated year after year: after this first piece of work published in 2009, My Nest Isn’t Empty, It Just Has More Closet Space followed in 2010. Once again, Lisa is funny and witty. Best Friends, Occasional Enemies: The Lighter Side of Life as Mother and Daughter was then printed in the year 2011, clearly inspired by the relationship between the author and her daughter, Francesca. Finally, Meet Me at Emotional Baggage Claim was published by St. Martin’s Press in 2012.

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