Lisa Scottoline
New York Times bestselling author


Lisa Scottoline is a New York Times bestselling and Edgar Award-winning author of twenty-four novels. She has 30 million copies of her books in print in the United States, and she has been published in thirty-five countries. She has served as the president of Mystery Writers of America, and her thrillers have been optioned for television and film.

 

Lisa’s books have solidly landed on all the major bestseller lists including The New York Times, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Publisher’s Weekly, Washington Post, and The Los Angeles Times, and LOOK AGAIN was named “One of the Best Novels of the Year” by The Washington Post, and one of the best books in the world as part of World Book Night 2013. Lisa’s novels are known for their emotionality and their warm and down-to-earth characters, which resonate with readers and reviewers long after they have finished the books. When writing about Lisa’s Rosato & Associates series, Janet Maslin of The New York Times applauds Lisa’s books as “punchy, wisecracking thrillers” whose “characters are earthy, fun and self-deprecating” and distinguishes her as having “one of the best-branded franchise styles in current crime writing.”

 

Lisa Scottoline writes a weekly column with her daughter Francesca Serritella for the Philadelphia Inquirer titled “Chick Wit” which is a witty and fun take on life from a woman’s perspective. These stories, along with many other never-before-published stories, have been collected in four books including their most recent, Have a Nice Guilt Trip, and the earlier, Meet Me at Emotional Baggage Claim, Best Friends, Occasional Enemies, Why My Third Husband Will Be a Dog, which has been optioned for TV, and My Nest Isn’t Empty, It Just Has More Closet Space.

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I See Life Through Rosé-Colored GlassesTrue Stories and Confessions
St. Martin’s Press

The New York Times bestselling mother daughter duo are back with more hilarious, witty, and true tales from their lives. Whether they are attempting to hike the Grand Canyon, setting up phone calls with their dogs, or learning what “adulting” means, Lisa and Francesca are guaranteed to make you laugh, cry, and appreciate the funniest moments in life. Like the perfect glass of rosé, they’re always here to help you escape from your own busy, modern life and instead, get lost in theirs.

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FearedA Rosato & DiNunzio Novel (Volume 6)
St. Martin's Press

In the new thriller from New York Times bestselling author Lisa Scottoline, Mary DiNunzio’s ruthless nemesis Nick Machiavelli is back... with a vengeance.

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St. Martin's Press

Riveting and disquieting, After Anna is a groundbreaking domestic thriller, as well as a novel of emotional justice and legal intrigue. New York Times bestselling author Lisa Scottoline keeps readers on their toes until the final shocking page.

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On paper, Chris Brennan looks perfect. He's applying for a job as a high school government teacher, he's ready to step in as an assistant baseball coach, and his references are impeccable. But everything about Chris Brennan is a lie.

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Jake Buckman’s relationship with his sixteen-year-old son Ryan is not an easy one, so at the urging of his loving wife, Pam, Jake goes alone to pick up 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. Jake and Ryan find themselves living under the crushing weight of their secret, which threatens to tear the whole family apart. . .

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ExposedA Rosato & DiNunzio Novel (Volume 5)
St. Martin's Press

Mary DiNunzio wants to represent her old friend Simon Pensiera, a sales rep who was wrongly fired by his company, but her partner Bennie Rosato represents the parent company. When she confronts Mary, explaining this is a conflict of interest, an epic battle of wills and legal strategy between the two ensues -- ripping the law firm apart, forcing everyone to take sides and turning friend against friend.

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DamagedA Rosato & DiNunzio Novel (Volume 4)
St. Martin's Press

Ten-year-old Patrick O'Brien is a natural target at school. Shy, dyslexic, and small for his age, he tries to hide his first-grade reading level from everyone: from his classmates, from the grandfather who cares for him, and from the teachers who are supposed to help him. But the real trouble begins when Patrick is accused of attacking a school aide. The aide promptly quits and sues the boy, his family, and the school district. Patrick's grandfather turns to the law firm of Rosato & DiNunzio for help, and Mary DiNunzio becomes Patrick's true champion and his only hope for security and justice. But there is more to the story than meets the eye and Patrick might be more troubled than he seems. With twists at every turn and secrets about the family coming to light, Mary DiNunzio might have found the case that can make her a true protector, or break her heart...?

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BetrayedA Rosato & DiNunzio Novel (Volume 2)
St. Martin's Press

Maverick lawyer Judy Carrier has always championed the underdog. When Iris, the housekeeper and best friend of Judy’s beloved aunt, is found dead of an apparent heart attack, Judy begins to suspect foul play. The circumstances of the death leave Judy with more questions than answers, and never before has murder struck so close to home. As she begins an investigation, Judy discovers a shocking truth that confounds her expectations and leads her in a completely different direction. Soon she finds herself plunged into a shadowy world of people who are so desperate that they cannot go to the police—and where others are so ruthless that they prey on vulnerability. Now Judy must locate the strength within herself to seek justice for Iris and her aunt. . . even if it comes at a terrible price.

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Christine Nilsson and her husband, Marcus, are desperate for a baby. Unable to conceive, they find themselves facing a difficult choice they had never anticipated. After many appointments with specialists, endless research, and countless conversations, they make the decision to use a donor. Two months pass, and Christine is happily pregnant. But one day, she is shocked to see a young blond man on the TV being arrested for a series of brutal murders—and the blond man bears an undeniable and uncanny resemblance to her donor.

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A military man discovers what he’s made of—on duty and at home—in this gripping and emotional novel that explores the boundaries between family, justice, and love from blockbuster bestselling author Lisa Scottoline.

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CORRUPTEDA Rosato & DiNunzio Novel
St. Martin’s Press

Bennie Rosato the founder of the Rosato & DiNunzio law firm hides her big heart beneath her tough-as-nails exterior and she doesn't like to fail. Now, a case from her past shows her how differently things might have turned out.

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New York Times best-selling author Lisa Scottoline's visceral thriller, Every Fifteen Minutes,brings you into the grip of a true sociopath and shows you how, in the quest to survive such ruthlessness, every minute counts.

An Evening with Lisa Scottoline Scottoline takes time to discuss her writing process, how she generates ideas for her stories, and her success as a New York Times best-selling writer.

My Jump from The Courtroom to the Bestseller List In 1994, Scottoline worked as an administrative law clerk to Chief Judge Dolores K. Sloviter of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. That same year, her first novel, Everywhere That Mary Went, became a bestseller and was nominated for the Edgar Award. Scottoline explains how she transitioned from one career path to another.




Lisa Scottoline and other thriller writers discuss their craft in The New York Times

Read the USA Today interview with Lisa Scottoline and her daughter and coauthor, Francesca Serritella

Visit Lisa Scottoline’s website

Visit Lisa Scottoline on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.