Lisa Scottoline

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Lisa Scottoline
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Born (1955-07-01) July 1, 1955 (age 63)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
OccupationLawyer, author
NationalityAmerican
Alma materUniversity of Pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania Law School
GenreFiction, legal thrillers

Lisa Scottoline (/ˌskɒtəˈlni/[1]) (born July 1, 1955) is an American author of legal thrillers.[2]

Life[edit]

Born in Philadelphia, Scottoline earned a B.A. in English magna cum laude (in three years) from the University of Pennsylvania, then graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. She clerked for judges at the state and federal appellate courts and later became a litigator at the Dechert firm in Philadelphia.[3] After the birth of her daughter, she left the law firm and started writing.[3] Final Appeal received an Edgar Award, for excellence in crime fiction. She has since written 30 bestselling novels, including Look Again and Don't Go, both which reached number two on The New York Times Best Seller list.[4][5] she has served as President of the Mystery Writers of America and won many other honors. Her novels have been translated into 30 languages and she has 30 million copies in print.[citation needed]

Since March 2007, Scottoline and her daughter Francesca Serritella have been writing the "Chick Wit" column for The Philadelphia Inquirer.[6][7] A collection of those humorous nonfiction columns has been published in a series of bestselling books co-written with her daughter Francesca Serritella, the first of which is entitled Why My Third Husband Will Be A Dog: The Amazing Adventures of an Ordinary Woman and published on November 24, 2009.

Books[edit]

Rosato & Associates[edit]

  1. Everywhere That Mary Went (1993)
  2. Legal Tender (1996)
  3. Rough Justice (1997)
  4. Mistaken Identity (1998)
  5. Moment of Truth (2000) - #10 on NYT Bestseller list and on the list for six weeks.[8][9]
  6. The Vendetta Defense (2001) - #7 on NYT Bestseller list and on the list for five weeks.[10][11]
  7. Courting Trouble (2003) - #8 on NYT Bestseller list and on the list for three weeks.[12][13]
  8. Dead Ringer (2003) - #5 on NYT Bestseller list and on the list for four weeks.[14][15]
  9. Killer Smile (2004) - #14 on NYT Bestseller list and on the list for two weeks.[16][17]
  10. Lady Killer (2008) - #4 on NYT Bestseller list and on the list for four weeks.[18][19]
  11. Think Twice (2010) - #4 on NYT Bestseller list and on the list for three weeks.[20][21]

List incomplete. Please refer to www.scottoline.com for a complete list of books.

Rosato & DiNunzio Novels[edit]

  1. Accused. St. Martin's Press. 29 October 2013. ISBN 978-1-250-02765-8.
  2. Betrayed. St. Martin's Press. 25 November 2014. ISBN 978-1-250-02768-9.
  3. Corrupted. St. Martin's Press. 10 October 2015. ISBN 978-1-250-02793-1.
  4. Damaged. St. Martin's Press. 16 August 2016. ISBN 978-1-250-09962-4.
  5. Exposed. St. Martin's Press. 15 August 2017. ISBN 978-1-250-09971-6.
  6. Feared. St. Martin's Press. 14 August 2018. ISBN 978-1-250-09959-4.

Standalone fiction[edit]

  • Final Appeal (1994) - Winner of the 1995 Edgar Award for "Best Paperback Original Mystery."[22]
  • Running From the Law (1996)
  • Devil's Corner (2005) - #9 on NYT Bestseller list and on the list for two weeks.[23][24]
  • Dirty Blonde (2006) - #5 on NYT Bestseller list and on the list for four weeks.[25][26]
  • Daddy's Girl (2007)- #3 on NYT Bestseller list for two consecutive weeks and on the list for three weeks.[27][28]
    Appeared in the 2007 Reader's Digest Select Editions Volume 294 - #6.[citation needed]
  • Look Again. St. Martin's Press. 1 April 2010. ISBN 978-1-4299-9161-2. - #2 on NYT Bestseller list and on the list for three weeks.[4][29]
  • Save Me: A Novel. St. Martin's Press. 12 April 2011. ISBN 978-1-4299-5979-7. - #7 on NYT Bestseller list and on the list for four weeks.[30][31]
  • Come Home (2012, St. Martin's Press) - #4 on NYT Bestseller list and on the list for three weeks.[32][33]
  • Don't Go. St. Martin's Press. 9 April 2013. ISBN 978-1-250-02599-9. - #2 on NYT Bestseller list and on the list for three weeks.[5][34]
  • Keep Quiet (2014, St. Martin's Press)
  • Every Fifteen Minutes (2015, St. Martin's Press)
  • Most Wanted (2016, St. Martin's Press)
  • One Perfect Lie (2017, St. Martin's Press)
  • After Anna (2018, St. Martin's Press)
  • Someone Knows (April 9, 2019, G. P. Putnam's Sons)

Serial novels contributed to[edit]

Nonfiction[edit]

  • Why My Third Husband Will Be A Dog: The Amazing Adventures of an Ordinary Woman (2009, St. Martin's Press)
  • My Nest Isn't Empty, It Just Has More Closet Space, with Francesca Serritella (2010, St. Martin's Press)
  • Best Friends, Occasional Enemies: The Lighter Side of Life as a Mother and Daughter, with Francesca Serritella (2011, St. Martin's Press)
  • Happy and Merry, with Francesca Serritella (2012, St. Martin's Press) [e-book]
  • Meet Me at Emotional Baggage Claim, with Francesca Serritella (2012, St. Martin's Press)
  • Have a Nice Guilt Trip, with Francesca Serritella (2014, St. Martin's Press)
  • Does This Beach Make Me Look Fat?: True Stories and Confessions, with Francesca Serritella (2015, St. Martin's Press)
  • I've Got Sand In All the Wrong Places, with Francesca Serritella (2016, St. Martin's Press)
  • I Need a Lifeguard Everywhere But the Pool, with Francesca Serritella (2017, St. Martin's Press)
  • I See Life Through Rose-Colored Glasses, with Francesca Serritella (2018, St. Martin's Press)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sachs, Andrea (2009-04-13). "Novelist Lisa Scottoline". Retrieved 2016-10-24. Scot-oh-lee-nee.
  2. ^ Scottoline, Lisa. "Timeline Photos". Today is my birthday!
  3. ^ a b Scottoline, Lisa. "All About Lisa Scottoline". Lisa Scottoline.
  4. ^ a b "The New York Times Best Seller List - week of May 3, 2009 - Fiction" (PDF). The New York Times.
  5. ^ a b "The New York Times Best Seller List - week of April 28, 2013 - Fiction" (PDF). The New York Times.
  6. ^ Scottoline, Lisa (March 18, 2007). "Chick Wit : First-day jitters for a columnist". The Philadelphia Inquirer.
  7. ^ "Scottoline and Serritella". The Philadelphia Inquirer.
  8. ^ "The New York Times Best Seller List - week of March 12, 2000 - Fiction" (PDF). The New York Times.
  9. ^ "The New York Times Best Seller List - week of April 16, 2000 - Fiction" (PDF). The New York Times.
  10. ^ "The New York Times Best Seller List - week of March 18, 2001 - Fiction" (PDF). The New York Times.
  11. ^ "The New York Times Best Seller List - week of April 15, 2001 - Fiction" (PDF). The New York Times.
  12. ^ "The New York Times Best Seller List - week of June 9, 2002 - Fiction" (PDF). The New York Times.
  13. ^ "The New York Times Best Seller List - week of June 23, 2002 - Fiction" (PDF). The New York Times.
  14. ^ "The New York Times Best Seller List - week of June 15, 2003 - Fiction" (PDF). The New York Times.
  15. ^ "The New York Times Best Seller List - week of July 6, 2003 - Fiction" (PDF). The New York Times.
  16. ^ "The New York Times Best Seller List - week of June 20, 2004 - Fiction" (PDF). The New York Times.
  17. ^ "The New York Times Best Seller List - week of June 27, 2004 - Fiction" (PDF). The New York Times.
  18. ^ "The New York Times Best Seller List - week of March 9, 2008 - Fiction" (PDF). The New York Times.
  19. ^ "The New York Times Best Seller List - week of March 30, 2008 - Fiction" (PDF). The New York Times.
  20. ^ "The New York Times Best Seller List - week of April 4, 2010 - Fiction" (PDF). The New York Times.
  21. ^ "The New York Times Best Seller List - week of April 18, 2010 - Fiction" (PDF). The New York Times.
  22. ^ "Edgar Award Winners and Nominees Database". Mystery Writers of America. Search for 'Scottoline' to view record
  23. ^ "The New York Times Best Seller List - week of June 19, 2005 - Fiction" (PDF). The New York Times.
  24. ^ "The New York Times Best Seller List - week of June 26, 2005 - Fiction" (PDF). The New York Times.
  25. ^ "The New York Times Best Seller List - week of April 2, 2006 - Fiction" (PDF). The New York Times.
  26. ^ "The New York Times Best Seller List - week of April 23, 2006 - Fiction" (PDF). The New York Times.
  27. ^ "The New York Times Best Seller List - week of April 1, 2007 - Fiction" (PDF). The New York Times.
  28. ^ "The New York Times Best Seller List - week of April 8, 2007 - Fiction" (PDF). The New York Times.
  29. ^ "The New York Times Best Seller List - week of May 17, 2009 - Fiction" (PDF). The New York Times.
  30. ^ "The New York Times Best Seller List - week of May 1, 2011 - Fiction" (PDF). The New York Times.
  31. ^ "The New York Times Best Seller List - week of May 22, 2011 - Fiction" (PDF). The New York Times.
  32. ^ "The New York Times Best Seller List - week of April 29, 2012 - Fiction" (PDF). The New York Times.
  33. ^ "The New York Times Best Seller List - week of May 13, 2012 - Fiction" (PDF). The New York Times.
  34. ^ "The New York Times Best Seller List - week of May 12, 2013 - Fiction" (PDF). The New York Times.

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