Biography

Lisa Scottoline

Lisa Scottoline is the New York Times bestselling author of novels including LOOK AGAIN, LADY KILLER, THINK TWICE, SAVE ME and EVERYWHERE THAT MARY WENT. She also writes a weekly column, “Chick Wit,” with her daughter Francesca Serritella, for The Philadelphia Inquirer. The columns have been collected in WHY MY THIRD HUSBAND WILL BE A DOG and MY NEST ISN'T EMPTY, IT JUST HAS MORE CLOSET SPACE. She has won an Edgar® Award and Cosmopolitan magazine’s “Fun Fearless Fiction” Award, and she is the president of Mystery Writers of America. She teaches a course on justice and fiction at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, her alma mater. She lives in the Philadelphia area.

Lisa Scottoline

Books by Lisa Scottoline

by Lisa Scottoline - Fiction, Mystery

Judy Carrier finds herself at a crossroads in her life.  Her best friend has just become partner and is about to become a bride, leaving Judy vaguely out of sorts. To make matters worse, she is rocked when she learns that her beloved aunt has been diagnosed with breast cancer.  She races to her aunt's side, to find that she is dealing with the sudden death of a friend who had been helping her through chemo. The friend was an undocumented worker at a local farm, but her death doesn't look natural at all, to Judy.  

by Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella - Essays, Humor, Nonfiction

Once again, the mother-daughter writing duo of Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella provide a uniquely frank and often humorous look at life. With twenty-something Francesca navigating New York City, Lisa holding down the fort in the suburbs, and Mother Mary making frequent and always entertaining appearances, there are plenty of opportunities for family-induced guilt, fighting, laughter and love.

by Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella - Essays, Nonfiction

Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella are back with another collection of warm and witty stories that will strike a chord with every woman. In HAVE A NICE GUILT TRIP, Lisa and Francesca continue on the road of life acquiring men and puppies. Ok, to be honest, Lisa is acquiring the puppies, while Francesca is lucky enough to have dates with actual men. They leave it to the listeners to decide which is more desirable and/or or easier to train.

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

Mary DiNunzio has just been promoted to partner and is about to take on her most unusual case yet, brought to the all-female law firm of Rosato & Associates by a 13-year-old genius with a penchant for beekeeping. Allegra Gardner’s sister Fiona was murdered six years ago, and it appeared that the accused, Lonnie Stall, was the culprit. But Allegra believes Lonnie is innocent and has been wrongly imprisoned.

by Lisa Scottoline - Fiction

When Dr. Mike Scanlon is called to serve as an army doctor in Afghanistan, he’s acutely aware of the dangers he’ll face and the hardships it will cause his wife Chloe and newborn baby. However, in an ironic turn of events, Chloe dies in an apparent household accident. A devastated Mike returns home to bury his wife, only to learn a shocking secret that sends him into a downward spiral.

by Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella - Essays, Nonfiction

Love and tomato sauce are thick in the Scottoline/Serritella household, and Lisa and Francesca’s mother-daughter turned best-friends bond will strike a familiar note to many. But now that Lisa is a suburban empty-nester and Francesca is an independent twenty-something in the big city, they have to learn how to stay close while living apart. How does a mother’s love translate across state lines and over any semblance of personal boundaries?

by Lisa Scottoline - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Jill Farrow is a typical suburban mom who has finally gotten her and her daughter's lives back on track after a divorce. But Jill’s life is turned upside down when her ex-stepdaughter, Abby, shows up on her doorstep late one night and delivers shocking news: Jill’s ex-husband is dead.

by Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella - Essays, Nonfiction

From the New York Times bestselling writing team comes a hilarious new collection of essays that observe life from a mother/daughter perspective.

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. 

by Lisa Scottoline - Fiction, Thriller

When reporter Ellen Gleeson gets a “Have You Seen This Child?” flyer in the mail, she almost throws it away. But something about it makes her look again, and her heart stops --- the child in the photo is identical to her adopted son, Will.