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Lisa Scottoline


USA flag (b.1956)

Lisa Scottoline is a New York Times bestselling and Edgar Award-winning author of twenty-seven novels. She has 30 million copies of her books in print in the United States, she has been published in thirty-five countries, and her thrillers have been optioned for television and film. Lisa also writes a weekly column with her daughter, Francesca Serritella, for The Philadelphia Inquirer, and those critically acclaimed stories have been adapted into a series of memoirs. She lives in the Philadelphia area with an array of disobedient pets.

Genres: Mystery
 
Series contributed to
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Anthology series
Best American Mystery Stories (with Otto Penzler)
The Best American Mystery Stories 2013 (2013)
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Non fiction series
Truly Funny Story (with Francesca Serritella)
1. Truly Funny Stories Vol. 1 (2015)
2. Truly Funny Stories Vol. 2 (2015)
3. Truly Funny Stories Vol. 3 (2015)
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Non fiction
Why My Third Husband Will Be a Dog (2009)
My Nest Isn't Empty, It Just Has More Closet Space (2010) (with Francesca Scottoline Serritella)
Best Friends, Occasional Enemies (2011) (with Francesca Serritella)
Happy and Merry (2012) (with Francesca Serritella)
Meet Me at Emotional Baggage Claim (2012) (with Francesca Serritella)
Have a Nice Guilt Trip (2014) (with Francesca Serritella)
Does This Beach Make Me Look Fat? (2015) (with Francesca Serritella)
I've Got Sand in All the Wrong Places (2016) (with Francesca Serritella)
I Need a Lifeguard Everywhere But the Pool (2017) (with Francesca Serritella)
I See Life Through Rose-Colored Glasses (2018) (with Francesca Serritella)
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Lisa Scottoline recommends
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Sunrise (1994)
(Leigh Ann Warren mystery)
Chassie West
"West has created a heroine human enough to appreciate a mother's hug, gutsy enough to solve a murder, and sensible enough to love Italian shoes. Bravissima!"
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The Flower Master (1999)
(Rei Shimura, book 3)
Sujata Massey
"The Flower Master is Sujata Massey at her masterful best."
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Fall to Pieces (1999)
(Kate Banning, book 3)
Cecelia Tishy
"Great reading."
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The Doctor Makes a Dollhouse Call (2000)
(Doctor Fenimore, book 2)
Robin Hathaway
"Never has a dollhouse seemed so deadly. No one turns sweet into sinister with more wit and humour than Hathaway."
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Up Country (2001)
(Paul Brenner, book 2)
Nelson DeMille
"Nelson DeMille is one of the best writers in the whole damn country, and UP COUNTRY is a suspense novel for our times. This book is not only an absorbing investigation of a secret murder in a country of secrets, it's a profound exploration of the nature of war, justice, and even the human heart."
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Paranoia (2004)
Joseph Finder
"Terrific... nail-biting suspense."
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Queenpin (2007)
Megan Abbott
"Megan Abbott continues to be my absolute favorite new author."
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Stone Creek (2008)
Victoria Lustbader
"STONE CREEK is a beautiful book. Victoria Lustbader has crafted a well-written and highly readable story that also serves as a profoundly intelligent exploration of love."
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A Bad Day's Work (2010)
(Lilly Hawkins, book 1)
Nora McFarland
"Packed full of adrenaline and attitude, A Bad Day's Work is a roller-coaster ride of a mystery. Don't miss it!"
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A Crack in Everything (2011)
(Susan Callisto Mystery, book 1)
Angela Gerst
"An impressive debut..."
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Rosarito Beach (2013)
(Kay Hamilton, book 1)
M A Lawson
"This riveting thriller...launches a new star in crime fiction, the tough-minded and tough-talking DEA Agent Kay Hamilton."
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Only the Hunted Run (2016)
(Sully Carter, book 3)
Neely Tucker
"The test of a crime series is its main character, and Sully is someone we'll want to read again and again."
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The Rising (2017)
Heather Graham and Jon Land
"A slam-bang. can't-put-it-down thriller."
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Compromised (2017)
(Denise Aragon, book 2)
James R Scarantino
"The Drum Within is a superb novel, and this is a hearty welcome to an insanely talented newcomer, Jim Scarantino."
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The Secret Room (2017)
(Zoe Goldman, book 3)
Sandra Block
"I am a forever-fan of the Zoe Goldman series and will read anything Sandra Block writes. You should too."
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Not a Sound (2017)
Heather Gudenkauf
"Heather Gudenkauf is one of my favorite new authors."
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Just Between Us (2017)
Rebecca Drake
"Rebecca Drake's Just Between Us is suspense at its best--a riveting, fast-paced psychological thriller that brilliantly explores the limits of friendship and the secrets we keep from one another."
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Watch Me (2018)
Jody Gehrman
"Riveting, chilling, and page-turning. Be prepared to stay up all night."
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The Wife (2018)
Alafair Burke
"A subtly sneaky, emotionally complex, and utterly addictive novel of psychological suspense, The Wife delivers on all fronts. Burke always comes through with twisty plots and strong female characters, but she’s at the top of her game here."
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Not Perfect (2018)
Elizabeth LaBan
"If you haven’t read Elizabeth LaBan, her latest novel, Not Perfect, is the perfect place to start. It’s a domestic mystery starring Tabitha Brewer, a suburban housewife who wakes up one morning to find her husband gone and her life changed forever. Tabitha is a wonderfully relatable heroine, and you’ll cheer her on, despite the fact she has a few secrets—or maybe because of them! I love this book!"
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Bluff (2018)
Michael Kardos
"Michael Kardos is a master at ratcheting up the suspense, and Bluff combines poker, a brilliant con game, and two terrific women who run the show. If you haven't read Kardos yet, Bluff is the perfect place to start!"
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The Escape Artist (2018)
Brad Meltzer
"THE ESCAPE ARTIST has a magic trick up its sleeve. Part Lisbeth Salander, part Homeland's Carrie Mathison. One of the most memorable characters I've read in years. Look out--Nola's coming. This is Meltzer in peak form."
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Baby Teeth (2018)
Zoje Stage
"Unnervingand unputdownable, BABY TEETH will get under your skin and keep you trapped in its chilling grip until the shocking conclusion."
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What Have You Done (2018)
Matthew Farrell
"A young crime writer with real talent is a joy to discover, and Matthew Farrell proves he’s the real deal in his terrific debut, What Have You Done. He explores the dark side of family bonds in this raw, gripping page-turner, with suspense from start to finish. You won’t be able to put it down."

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