Sandra Scoppettone


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January 01, 1936

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Also wrote as Jack Early.

Sandra Scoppettone first emerged as one of the best hard-boiled mystery writers using the name Jack Early for her first three novels that included A Creative Kind of Killer (1984) that won the Shamus Award from the Private Eye Writers of America for best first novel. She had started writing seriously since the age of 18 when she moved to New York from South Orange, New Jersey. Scoppettone in the 1960s collaborated with Louise Fitzhuh and in the 1970s wrote important young adult novels. The Late Great Me depicting teenage alcoholism won an Emmy Award in 1976. Her real name was revealed in the 1990s with the start of a series featuring PI Lauren Laurano. Scoppettone shares her life with writer Linda Crawford.

Average rating: 3.77 · 3,231 ratings · 351 reviews · 33 distinct worksSimilar authors
Everything You Have Is Mine...

3.78 avg rating — 461 ratings — published 1991 — 11 editions
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I'll Be Leaving You Always ...

3.80 avg rating — 249 ratings — published 1993 — 8 editions
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This Dame for Hire

3.42 avg rating — 267 ratings — published 2005 — 12 editions
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The Late Great Me

4.03 avg rating — 199 ratings — published 1976
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Let's Face the Music and Di...

3.91 avg rating — 203 ratings — published 1996 — 5 editions
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My Sweet Untraceable You (L...

3.70 avg rating — 214 ratings — published 1994 — 8 editions
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Happy Endings Are All Alike

3.53 avg rating — 253 ratings — published 1978 — 11 editions
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The Wonderful Adventures of...

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4.38 avg rating — 155 ratings — published 1961 — 4 editions
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Gonna Take a Homicidal Jour...

3.75 avg rating — 173 ratings — published 1999 — 6 editions
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Too Darn Hot

3.57 avg rating — 150 ratings — published 2006 — 8 editions
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