Lady Killer by Lisa Scottoline

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Mary DiNunzio has become a big-time business-getter at Rosato & Associates. But the last person she expects to walk into her office one morning—in mile-high stilettos—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 flunked religion and excelled at smoking in the bathroom.

These days, however, Trish needs help. She is terrified of her live-in boyfriend, an abusive, gun-toting drug dealer for the South Philly mob. Mary remembers the guy from high school, too. She had a major crush on him.

Then Trish vanishes, a dead body turns up in an alley, and Mary is plunged into a nightmare that threatens her job, her family, and even her life. She goes on a one-woman crusade to unmask the killer, and on the way finds new love in a very unexpected place.


About Lisa Scottoline

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Lisa Scottoline is a New York Times bestselling author, with more than twenty million books in print. She won the highest prize in suspense, the Edgar Award, and the Fun Fearless Fiction Award from Cosmopolitan magazine. She was a director of the Mystery Writers of America and appears frequently on TV, including truTV's Murder By The Book. Her books are published in more than twenty-three languages, and she remains a lifelong resident of the Philadelphia area.
Published October 13, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 452 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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Trish vanishes overnight, leaving Mary with a major case of guilt and an immediate future crystal-clear to fans of the Rosato franchise (Daddy’s Girl, 2007, etc.)—trouble with the cops, trouble with her client’s family and Mean Girl friends and trouble with her boss, who gives her an ultimatum: F...

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Trish, a former schoolmate of Mary’s from St. Maria Goretti High School and leader of a group referred to by Mary as the Mean Girls, now wants Mary’s help.

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Entertainment Weekly

In the best-selling author's 15th novel, Lady Killer, yet another legal thriller centered on saucy Italian-American attorney Mary DiNunzio, Lida Scottoline turns out one stale cannoli.

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Trish and her sidekicks bullied and mocked Mary mercilessly throughout school and Mary still carries more of those old wounds than she would like to admit.

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Of course, Mary finds herself almost immediately involved in a murder with none other than an old school nemesis Trish - who never gave Mary the time of day in school, but now is acting as her best friend in order to get Mary's help.

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