Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Scottoline to sign new novel in North Wales April 15

Prolific and popular Philadelphia-area author Lisa Scottoline will be signing copies of her latest thriller, "Come Home," at Costco, 740 Upper State Road, North Wales, on Sunday, April 15, from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

So, if you're a Scottoline fan and you have your taxes done by then, you can do some bulk shopping and meet a fave author in the same trip. Fresh copies of "Come Home" (St. Martin's Press, April 10, 2012, $27.99, 384 pp.) will be available for purchase at the store.

About the book (description from Scottoline's website,where you can also read the first chapter):

Jill Farrow is a typical suburban mom, who has finally gotten her and her daughter's life back on track after a divorce. She is about to remarry a great guy, her job as a pediatrician fulfills her, though it is stressful, and her daughter Megan is a happily over-scheduled 13-year-old, juggling homework and swim team.

Jill's life is turned upside-down when her ex-stepdaughter, Abby, shows up on their doorstep late one night and delivers shocking news — Jill's ex-husband is dead. Abby insists that he was murdered and pleads with Jill to help find his killer. Jill reluctantly agrees to make a few inquiries, and discovers that things don't add up. As she digs deeper, her actions threaten to rip apart her new family, destroy their hard-earned happiness, and even endanger her own life. Yet, Jill can't turn her back on a child she loves and once called her own. COME HOME reads with the break-neck pace of a thriller, but also explores the definition of motherhood. It asks the questions: Do you ever stop being a mother? Can you ever have an ex-child? What are the limits and love of family?

About the author:
A New York Times best-selling author of 19 books, Scottoline pens a weekly column, "Chick Wit," for the Philadelphia Inquirer. She earned her bachelor's and law degrees from Penn before embarking on a career as an attorney that ended in 1986 when she took leave to raise her daughter and began writing legal fiction part-time.
A past winner of the Edgar Award, Scottoline has served as president of the Mystery Writers of America. Her novel "Look Again" has been optioned for a feature film. She resides in the Philadelphia area.
To learn more about Scottoline, click here to visit her webssite.

Below is a list of her books:

Everywhere That Mary Went (1993)
Final Appeal (1994)
Running From the Law (1996)
Legal Tender (1996)
Rough Justice (1998)
Mistaken Identity (1999)
Moment of Truth (2000)
The Vendetta Defense (2001)
Courting Trouble (2003)
Dead Ringer (2003)
Killer Smile (2004)
Devil's Corner (2005)
Dirty Blonde (2006)
Daddy's Girl (2007)
Lady Killer (2008)
Look Again (2009)
Why My Third Husband Will Be A Dog: The Amazing Adventures of an Ordinary Woman (2009) Think Twice (2010) 
Save Me (2011)

Below is an audio clip of the narrator of Lisa Scottoline's "Come Home" reading a passage from the audio book by Macmillan Audio. The photo, however, is of Scottoline and her dog:

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