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ISBN: 0060726849
Author: Lisa Scottoline
Language: English
Publisher: Harper; First Edition edition (June 1, 2004)
Pages: 560
Category: Thrillers & Suspense
Subcategory: Unfathomable
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 562
Size Fb2: 1610 kb
Size ePub: 1442 kb
Size Djvu: 1973 kb
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It’s in the phone book, I looked it up! What do you think I am, incapable? I may not have a fancy law degree, but I am not incapable, MS. MARY DiNUNZIO!

In memory of my father, Frank Joseph Scottoline, and my grandparents, Giuseppe and Mary Scottoline. A woman is like a tea bag. You never know how strong she is until she’s in hot water. It’s in the phone book, I looked it up! What do you think I am, incapable? I may not have a fancy law degree, but I am not incapable, MS. MARY DiNUNZIO!

Details (if other): Cancel. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Rosato and Associates by. Lisa Scottoline (Goodreads Author).

Lisa Scottoline is a New York Times bestselling author and serves as president of the Mystery Writers of America.

view Kindle eBook view Audible audiobook. Lisa Scottoline is a New York Times bestselling author and serves as president of the Mystery Writers of America. She has won the Edgar Award, as well as many other writing awards. She also writes a Sunday humor column for the Philadelphia Inquirer, titled "Chick Wit," with her daughter, Francesca Serritella.

She had decided long ago that everybody was entitled to feel sorry for themselves, and its bad reputation was completely undeserved.

She had decided long ago that everybody was entitled to feel sorry for themselves, and its bad reputation was completely undeserved all clients she couldn’t reach the first time, and didn’t do productive work on any of her cases, least of all Amadeo’s. She’d tried online, only briefly, to find out some background information about Justin Saracone, Melania, or Chico Escalade, but she gave up when she got nowhere

New York Times bestselling author Lisa Scottoline delivers a stunning new tale filled with witty dialogue, vibrant characters, and breakneck pacing, in which true-life history reinforces her hallmark themes of justice and family.

New York Times bestselling author Lisa Scottoline delivers a stunning new tale filled with witty dialogue, vibrant characters, and breakneck pacing, in which true-life history reinforces her hallmark themes of justice and family. As entertaining as it is poignant, Killer Smile is a surefire bestseller from a writer at the peak of her talents. Where do you get your ideas?" It's the most common question people ask me, and the answer for Killer Smile is simple: From the heart.

Author: Lisa Scottoline. Scottoline’s previous thrillers (Dead Ringer; Courting Trouble; et. have featured the women of the all-female Philadelphia law firm Rosato and Associates, and have concerned the usual elements of murder, stalking, bribery and corruption.

Frank never worked late. He was a hustler kind of lawyer. At night he went to softball games. There are thirty million copies of Lisa's books in print, and she has been published in thirty-two countries. She lives in Pennsylvania with an array of disobedient but adorable pets.

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Lawyer Mary DiNunzio's new case is a mystery-the strange suicide of an Italian fisherman interned during a dark, unspoken chapter in American history. Armed only with the puzzle pieces of a lock of hair, an old photograph, and a paper covered with indecipherable doodles, Mary digs deep into the case and suspects betrayal-and murder. Meantime, Mary's friends worry that her investigation is becoming an obsession, so they set her up on a series of truly disastrous blind dates. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

Everybody around lawyer Mary DiNunzio has decided she isn't allowed to be a Young Widow anymore, even though she didn't know there was an official cutoff. Everybody around lawyer Mary DiNunzio has decided she isn't allowed to be a Young Widow anymore. They're all trying to fix her up - her South Philly parents, her best friend, even the office security guard.

Everybody around lawyer Mary DiNunzio has decided she isn't allowed to be a Young Widow anymore. They're all trying to fix her up -- her South Philly parents, her best friend, even the office security guard.

All Mary wants to do is immerse herself in a case everybody else calls "The History Channel," a pro bono representation of the Brandolini estate: At the outbreak of World War II, Amadeo Brandolini was arrested by the FBI as part of a mass internment of Italian-Americans and was sent to a camp in Montana, where he eventually committed suicide. Now, more than sixty years later, his son's estate hires Mary to sue for reparations.

Mary vows to vindicate Amadeo even though it won't be easy. Suddenly this quiet, squeaky-clean good girl is risking life and limb to finger a killer and lay a beloved ghost to rest.

Comments:

Zorve
I'm only beginning to venture into audiobooks, because I'm having problems with my eyes, and it's nice to hear the story while my eyes are closed. So far, I have only bought audiobooks that I have already read in book form, and liked.

I REALLY like this one. I love Lisa Scottoline's "Bennie Rosato" characters, and while I like them all, Mary DiNunzio is my favorite. Her Italian parents remind me SO much of my ex-in-laws in the Bronx! Very authentic dialect, like referring to the pasta sauce as "gravy" (which was a new one to me when I first visited them) and sometimes using Italian sentence structure with English words. Absolutely perfect.

I especially liked this one, because of Lisa's personal connection, showing her parents' ID cards, and telling about the internment of Italian-Americans. As a native Californian, I was familiar with Japanese internment camps, but I knew nothing about the Italian ones. Mary never does anything by halves, and I loved the way she went after information about the long-deceased Italian-American, whose estate she is fighting for.
Great characters, great dialogue, great humor (as always) and great plot. Whether you buy the book or the audio version, you can't lose with this one.
Macage
By accident, I have lately been reading mystery novels in which the writers have used the distant past as part of the settings for their plots. Tess Gerritsen's "The Bone Garden" reached back to early 19th Century Boston. Lisa Scottoline's "The Vendetta Defense" used Mussolini-era Italy as a backdrop for most of that work. In "Killer Smile", Scottoline once again skips back through the decades, this time to the internment camps for Italians that existed contemporaneous with the Japanese camps during WWII. To me, this was the most successful of the three novels.

Part of the reason for why I feel this was the most successful was that Mary DiNunzio has more at stake here and more closeness to the events than the protagonists of the "The Bone Garden" or even in Scottoline's "The Vendetta Defense". Her psychology rings true. She is still grieving, though to a lesser degree, for the loss of her husband. This makes her vulnerable to the plight of a young Italian man, Amadeo Brandolino, who lost his beloved wife during his incarceration at an internment camp. This leads to his alleged suicide. Mary's grief ties in with Amadeo's to the point where she imagines she can hear his cries and pleas. This was as convincing as it was heartbreaking and haunting.

Another element that helped the novel was the depiction of the elderly and their own ties to the past. The residents of Montana who had interracted with the Italian detainees have their own stories and secrets. All this created a melancholy texture to a mystery that was, in its own right, credible and engaging.
Gardataur
Scottoline is a wonderful author who has diversified her style and type of story. Rosato & Associates is a favorite series of mine. I LISTEN to the audiobook versions of most books as it is so flexible to do when doing other things, driving, housework, laundry and such. As a result, Barbara Rosenblatt, previous narrator of most of the series, has PERSONIFIES the characters. This is so much so, that it feels as though, if one of the characters phoned you, you would know who it was by the voice Barbara uses, just a real person.
The narrator in THIS new one does not capture the personalities. I mean Judy does not have a high-pitched giggly girl voice. I can't STAND it!!
I've written to three authors my entire life. As many books as I read, this is so very low. Ms. Scottoline responded that the narrator was changed because Scottoline changed publishers and Rosenblatt isn't contracted with the new publisher. They better recruit her or I won't buy another Scottoline book. Considering I have EVERY Scottonline book, both hardback AND AUDIO, this will hurt me. but I just can't stand this new narrator. Does anyone else feels this way?
Kelerius
This book is something of an imitation Stephanie Plum mystery, and not nearly as entertaining. I found the two young attorneys sort of silly and even a bit childish. I'd expect a lot more mature and professional behavior from any attorney I hired. The cuteness was laid on a bit too thick here. I did like the plot, though. I just got annoyed with the unrelenting haplessness of the DiNunzio. and Carrier.
Cyregaehus
The book was a bit over the top when it came to how one woman could handle so much in her job with one case. The plot was good but getting there at times was a bit dragged out, It did move along. Enjoy the history of the interment camp in Colorado during WW2, and
there was not much courtroom time.
I liked Scottoline's book Every Where that Mary Went much better. I'll try another read by her at some future time.
Haracetys
An excellent portrait of Italian culture and life. This mystery has so many roadblocks, how on earth is it to be solved? Again danger lurks on every corner. However, it would be nice if the heroine didn’t nearly get killed with every case.
Ann
First of all I am a fan of Lisa Scottoline and Rissotto and Associates. I never knew about Italian Americans being put in internment camps. So it was an eye opener. I was able to relate to Mary and cheer for her. These girls seem to always get into trouble and get out through their wit. Girl power! Love court room drama too.
All though this was not her best book, because Mary was way too out of character for me to believe, I do love this series and the comic charm that her books have. The Rosato and Associates, series, have such a real personal expression of family and friends, that are lacking in many legal thrillers. I am hooked on each character, their lives and adventures.
I'm only beginning to venture into audiobooks, because I'm having problems with my eyes, and it's nice to hear the story while my eyes are closed. So far, I have only bought audiobooks that I have already read in book form, and liked.

I REALLY like this one. I love Lisa Scottoline's "Bennie Rosato" characters, and while I like them all, Mary DiNunzio is my favorite. Her Italian parents remind me SO much of my ex-in-laws in the Bronx! Very authentic dialect, like referring to the pasta sauce as "gravy" (which was a new one to me when I first visited them) and sometimes using Italian sentence structure with English words. Absolutely perfect.

I especially liked this one, because of Lisa's personal connection, showing her parents' ID cards, and telling about the internment of Italian-Americans. As a native Californian, I was familiar with Japanese internment camps, but I knew nothing about the Italian ones. Mary never does anything by halves, and I loved the way she went after information about the long-deceased Italian-American, whose estate she is fighting for.
Great characters, great dialogue, great humor (as always) and great plot. Whether you buy the book or the audio version, you can't lose with this one.
By accident, I have lately been reading mystery novels in which the writers have used the distant past as part of the settings for their plots. Tess Gerritsen's "The Bone Garden" reached back to early 19th Century Boston. Lisa Scottoline's "The Vendetta Defense" used Mussolini-era Italy as a backdrop for most of that work. In "Killer Smile", Scottoline once again skips back through the decades, this time to the internment camps for Italians that existed contemporaneous with the Japanese camps during WWII. To me, this was the most successful of the three novels.

Part of the reason for why I feel this was the most successful was that Mary DiNunzio has more at stake here and more closeness to the events than the protagonists of the "The Bone Garden" or even in Scottoline's "The Vendetta Defense". Her psychology rings true. She is still grieving, though to a lesser degree, for the loss of her husband. This makes her vulnerable to the plight of a young Italian man, Amadeo Brandolino, who lost his beloved wife during his incarceration at an internment camp. This leads to his alleged suicide. Mary's grief ties in with Amadeo's to the point where she imagines she can hear his cries and pleas. This was as convincing as it was heartbreaking and haunting.

Another element that helped the novel was the depiction of the elderly and their own ties to the past. The residents of Montana who had interracted with the Italian detainees have their own stories and secrets. All this created a melancholy texture to a mystery that was, in its own right, credible and engaging.
Scottoline is a wonderful author who has diversified her style and type of story. Rosato & Associates is a favorite series of mine. I LISTEN to the audiobook versions of most books as it is so flexible to do when doing other things, driving, housework, laundry and such. As a result, Barbara Rosenblatt, previous narrator of most of the series, has PERSONIFIES the characters. This is so much so, that it feels as though, if one of the characters phoned you, you would know who it was by the voice Barbara uses, just a real person.
The narrator in THIS new one does not capture the personalities. I mean Judy does not have a high-pitched giggly girl voice. I can't STAND it!!
I've written to three authors my entire life. As many books as I read, this is so very low. Ms. Scottoline responded that the narrator was changed because Scottoline changed publishers and Rosenblatt isn't contracted with the new publisher. They better recruit her or I won't buy another Scottoline book. Considering I have EVERY Scottonline book, both hardback AND AUDIO, this will hurt me. but I just can't stand this new narrator. Does anyone else feels this way?
This book is something of an imitation Stephanie Plum mystery, and not nearly as entertaining. I found the two young attorneys sort of silly and even a bit childish. I'd expect a lot more mature and professional behavior from any attorney I hired. The cuteness was laid on a bit too thick here. I did like the plot, though. I just got annoyed with the unrelenting haplessness of the DiNunzio. and Carrier.
The book was a bit over the top when it came to how one woman could handle so much in her job with one case. The plot was good but getting there at times was a bit dragged out, It did move along. Enjoy the history of the interment camp in Colorado during WW2, and
there was not much courtroom time.
I liked Scottoline's book Every Where that Mary Went much better. I'll try another read by her at some future time.
An excellent portrait of Italian culture and life. This mystery has so many roadblocks, how on earth is it to be solved? Again danger lurks on every corner. However, it would be nice if the heroine didn’t nearly get killed with every case.
First of all I am a fan of Lisa Scottoline and Rissotto and Associates. I never knew about Italian Americans being put in internment camps. So it was an eye opener. I was able to relate to Mary and cheer for her. These girls seem to always get into trouble and get out through their wit. Girl power! Love court room drama too.
All though this was not her best book, because Mary was way too out of character for me to believe, I do love this series and the comic charm that her books have. The Rosato and Associates, series, have such a real personal expression of family and friends, that are lacking in many legal thrillers. I am hooked on each character, their lives and adventures.

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