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Lisa Scottoline’s writing career began with her first novel, “Everywhere That Mary Went,” in 1994. The novel became a best-seller and was nominated for the Edgar Award, the most prestigious award given in crime fiction, by the Mystery Writers of America. Scottoline’s second novel, “Final Appeal,” was also nominated for and received the Edgar Award. Since then she has written 11 more legal suspense novels, all of which have appeared on best-seller lists, including those of The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and USA Today. Scottoline is also a visiting professor at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Her books have been published in 23 countries, and her new best-seller is one she has written with her daughter, Francesca Serritella, called “Best Friends, Occasional Enemies: The Lighter Side of Life as a Mother and Daughter” (Macmillan/St. Martin’s). Scottoline’s new mystery is “Come Home” (Macmillan/St. Martin’s Press).

Previous National Book Festival Appearances

Lisa Scottoline