Lady Killer (Rosato & Associates #10)
Mary DiNunzio has become a big-time business-getter at Rosato & Associates. But the last person she expects to walk into her office one morningâ��in mile-high stilettosâ��is super-sexy Trish Gambone, her high-school rival. Back when Mary was becoming the straight-A president of the Latin Club and Most Likely to Achieve Sainthood, Trish was the head Mean Girl, who flun...more
Kinda silly in a way, but fun to read. The "Mean Girls" from when Mary was in high school come to her for help, and they act like they're still in high school, even though they're in their 30's. She throws in a lot of humor, an...more
Trish however, has seen her life spiralling down...more
Mary DiNunzio, the subject of Scottoline's earlier books beginning with Everywhere that Mary Went, has been a prolific business developer for Rosato and Associates. Please read Killer Smile before Lady Killer, and a lot of things will become clear.
Starting with a small spat between neighbors in Mary's south Philadelphia neighborhood, Mary's businss begins to...more
Overall Rating: 4.00
Story Rating: 4.00
Character Rating: 4.00
Audio Rating: 4.00 (not part of the overall rating)
First Thought when Finished: Lady Killer by Lisa Scottoline was my first book by this author and it was a hit for me.
Story Thoughts: I admit that the best part of this story was that the main character(Mary DiNunzio). The fact that she has to help her high school nemesis (Trish Gambone) out of a pickle is just icing on the cake. How many of us have hoped to "be...more
Trish Gambone, her high school rival, comes to Mary for hel...more
Her family and friends are all caricatures from a specific neigh...more
Two things I really liked about this edition of the audio book. One...more
Drenched in the ethnic culture of an Italian-American heritage, burdened with the "Catholic Guilt" of her childhood and surrounded by family and friends (and some not so friendly acquaintances) from her south Philadelphia...more
Mary DiNunzio — South Philadelphia attorney, good Catholic girl and dutiful daughter — is an over-worked lawyer. That we know in the first couple pages. Now her father wants to sue a woman from The Neighborhood for saying disparaging things against Sinatra. She is also dealing with finding assistance for a learning-disabled boy and his desperate mother.
Just when you think she has too much on her plate, and old high school bully, Trish, shows up and claims she is being abused by her boyfriend (wh...more
Based in Philadelphia, Mary's a lawyer at a small firm and handles mainly slip and fall cases, contractor disputes, and the kind of minor law suits that come with the territory of a neighborhood lawyer who was born and raised in the part of town in which she no...more
The story begins with Mary’s f...more
Trish Gambone, Mary DiNunzio's high school rival, enters Mary's office unexpectedly seeking help from an abusive boyfriend who she thinks is going to kill her. Mary tries to help...more
The story centers on Philadelphia...more
TITLE/AUTHOR: LADY KILLER by Lisa Scottoline
GENRE/PUB DATE/# OF PGS: Mystery/2008/491 LP pgs
SERIES/STAND ALONE: #12 in the Rosato & Associates series
TIME/PLACE: Present/Philadelphia, PA
CHARACTERS: Mary DiNunzio/attorney
FIRST LINES: Mary DiNunzio sat across from the old men, deciding which one to shoot first.
COMMENTS: Library book. It was good to be back w/ Mary and the gang. Mary is very busy helping folks from the old neighborhood and can't keep everyone happy. She ge...more
This book centres around Mary, the South Philadelphian, Catholic, mostly-good girl. A woman from her high school class comes to the firm asking for help. Her husband is beating her and she is afraid for her life. Mary offers legal solutions but Trish rejects them and leaves... and disappears.
It's tempting to say that this story...more