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Lisa Scottoline

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Lisa Scottoline is The New York Times bestselling author and Edgar award-winning author of 30 novels, including her #1 bestselling, AFTER ANNA. She also 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 a New York Times bestselling series of humorous memoirs including their most recent, I Need A Lifeguard Everywhere But The Pool. Lisa reviews popular fiction and non-fiction, and her reviews have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Philadelphia Inquirer. Lisa has served as President of Mystery Writers o ...more

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Lisa Scottoline B, Thank you so much! You are in luck! I am writing two novels a year, one stand alone every April, and a new Rosato every Fall. The new one, due out…moreB, Thank you so much! You are in luck! I am writing two novels a year, one stand alone every April, and a new Rosato every Fall. The new one, due out in 2015 is Corrupted. I also have a humor collection which I write with my daughter, Francesca, and the new one, Does This Beach Make Me Look Fat comes out July 7th. So year round reading! Thanks for the kind note! Best, L(less)
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Lisa Scottoline at Murder by the Book
Author appearance, August 12, 2018 04:00PM
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April 2016, Lisa Scottoline
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" D, Thanks so much for your review and I'm glad you liked the book. Most of all, thanks for recommending it. Best, L "
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“I'm a sociopath. I look normal, but I'm not. I'm smarter, better, and freer, because I'm not bound by rules, law, emotion or regard for you.”
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“I’ve read that one out of twenty-four people is a sociopath, and if you ask me, the other twenty-three of you should be worried.”
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July 2017- Vote for 1, One Book Wins ( we have a carry over from a previous month)

Camino Beach Camino Beach by Amanda Callendrier by Amanda Callendrier
In this poignant debut loaded with humor, heartbreak, and Southern charm, old friends road-trip their way to solving a mystery and righting a long-ago wrong.
 
  4 votes 40.0%

The Bungalow The Bungalow by Sarah Jio by Sarah Jio
A sweeping World War II saga of thwarted love, murder, and a long-lost painting. A timeless story of enduring passion from the author of Blackberry Winter and The Violets of March, The Bungalow chronicles Anne's determination to discover the truth about the twin losses-of life, and of love-that have haunted her for seventy years.
 
  2 votes 20.0%

Does This Beach Make Me Look Fat?: True Stories and Confessions Does This Beach Make Me Look Fat? True Stories and Confessions by Lisa Scottoline by Lisa Scottoline
The unstoppable, irreverent mother-daughter team presents a new collection of funny stories and true confessions that every woman can relate to. From identity theft to the hazards of bicycling to college reunions and eating on the beach, Lisa and Francesca tackle the quirks, absurdities, and wonders of everyday life with wit and warmth.
 
  2 votes 20.0%

Cocoa Beach Cocoa Beach by Beatriz Williams by Beatriz Williams
The New York Times bestselling author of A Certain Age transports readers to sunny Florida in this lush and enthralling historical novel—an enchanting blend of love, suspense, betrayal, and redemption set among the rumrunners and scoundrels of Prohibition-era Cocoa Beach.
 
  1 vote 10.0%

The Book of Summer The Book of Summer by Michelle Gable by Michelle Gable
The Book of Summer unravels the power and secrets of Cliff House as told through the voices of Ruby Packard, a bright-eyed and idealistic newlywed on the eve of WWII, the home's definitive guestbook, and Bess herself. Bess's grandmother always said it was a house of women, and by the very last day of the very last summer at Cliff House, Bess will understand the truth of her grandmother s words in ways she never contemplated.
 
  1 vote 10.0%

Sisters One, Two, Three Sisters One, Two, Three by Nancy Star by Nancy Star
After a tragic accident on Martha’s Vineyard, keeping secrets becomes a way of life for the Tangle family. With memories locked away, the sisters take divergent paths. Callie disappears, Mimi keeps so busy she has no time to think, and Ginger develops a lifelong aversion to risk that threatens the relationships she holds most dear.
 
  0 votes 0.0%

Jamaica Inn Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier by Daphne du Maurier
Her mother's dying request takes Mary Yellan on a sad journey across the bleak moorland of Cornwall to reach Jamaica Inn, the home of her Aunt Patience. With the coachman's warning echoing in her memory, Mary arrives at a dismal place to find Patience a changed woman, cowering from her overbearing husband, Joss Merlyn.
 
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The Whiskey Sea The Whiskey Sea by Ann Howard Creel by Ann Howard Creel

Running rum during Prohibition, she’ll risk her life—and her heart.
Motherless and destitute, Frieda Hope is determined to make a better life for herself and her sister, Bea. The girls are taken in by a kindly fisherman named Silver, and Frieda begins to feel at home on the water. When Silver sells his fishing boat to WWI veteran Sam Hicks, thinking Sam would be a fine husband for Frieda, she’s outraged. But Frieda manages to talk Sam into teaching her to repair boat engines instead, so she has a trade of her own and won’t have to marry.
 
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message 4: by Susan

Susan Macatee Hi, Lisa, thanks for friending me!


message 3: by Beth

Beth Hi Lisa,
Thanks for befriending this fellow mystery author!


message 2: by Ed

Ed Many thanks for your friend invite, Lisa. I'll look for more of your titles. Have a great week. Best, Ed


message 1: by Rosanne (last edited Mar 22, 2015 02:28PM)

Rosanne Catalano Hi Lisa,
Thanks for being friends on Goodreads. I'm looking forward to reading your book reviews! Until then, have a wonderful Easter!
Rosanne, founder/publisher/author


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