Scottoline (the last syllable rhymes with tortellini) is Italian American. All her books (except the most recent - see below) feature the women of the all-female Philadelphia law firm of Rosato and Associaties, but the novels tend to focus on different characters. In Killer Smile Mary DiNunzio is center stage with a pro-bono case that draws attention to the plight of the approximate 10,000 Italian-Americans who were imprisoned by the FBI during World War II, following Roosevelt's signature on Proclamation Number 2527 which followed the earlier proclamations #2525 (Japanese) and #2526 (German) in branding approximately 600,000 non-naturalized Italians as potential "enemy aliens."
Everywhere That Mary Went, 1993; Final Appeal, 1994; Running From The Law, 1995; Legal Tender, 1996; Rough Justice, 1997; Mistaken Identity, 1998;
Moment of Truth, 1999; The Vendetta Defense, 2001; Courting Trouble, 2002; Dead Ringer, 2003;
Killer Smile, 2004.
Just Released: Devil's Corner (June 2004 hardcover). A stand-alone thriller, inspired by a real-life jury trial involving crack-cocaine trafficking by members of one of the most violent gangs in Philadelphia history.
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