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Lisa Scottoline

Biography

Lisa Scottoline

Lisa Scottoline is the New York Times bestselling author and Edgar Award-winning author of 32 novels. She has 30 million copies of her books in print in the United States and has been published in 35 countries.

After a successful career in corporate law, Scottoline released her first legal thriller, EVERYWHERE THAT MARY WENT, in 1994. Her debut was nominated for an Edgar Award, the most prestigious award given in crime fiction. Her second novel, FINAL APPEAL, won the Edgar Award for Best Paperback Original in 1995. Since then, she has gone on to write 30 more critically acclaimed novels, and her recent, AFTER ANNA, was a #1 bestseller. Scottoline also writes a weekly column with her daughter, Francesca Serritella, for The Philadelphia Inquirer, and those universally beloved stories have been adapted into a series of bestselling memoirs.

In addition to writing, Lisa reviews popular fiction and nonfiction, and her reviews have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Philadelphia Inquirer. Lisa has served as President of Mystery Writers of America and has taught a course she developed, “Justice in Fiction” at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, her alma mater. She lives in the Philadelphia area.

Books by Lisa Scottoline

by Lisa Scottoline - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Jake Buckman picks up his 16-year-old son, Ryan, at their suburban movie theater. On the way home, Ryan asks to drive on a deserted road, and Jake sees it as a chance to make a connection. However, what starts as a father-son bonding opportunity instantly turns into a nightmare. Tragedy strikes, and with Ryan’s entire future hanging in the balance, Jake is forced to make a split-second decision that plunges them both into a world of guilt and lies.

by Lisa Scottoline - Fiction, Mystery

When Anne Murphy, a redheaded smart, gorgeous, and young rookie at a Philadelphia law firm returns from a weekend away, her own photo is plastered all over the newspapers' front page proclaiming her murder. Anne sets out to find her killer, playing dead in order to stay alive. But her knack for courting trouble makes it almost impossible for Anne to play well with others, defend the lawsuit, and fight her urge to sleep with the enemy.

by Lisa Scottoline - Fiction

Rose McKenna volunteers as a lunch mom in her daughter Melly’s school in order to keep an eye on Amanda, a girl who’s been bullying her daughter. But an accidental explosion in the kitchen will change the course of Rose’s life.