Scoppettone is the author of at
least 20 novels, including 5 for
young adults, the remainder
being crime novels for adults.
She lives on the North Fork of
Long Island. Too Darn Hot, a
follow up to This Dame For Hire,
was published in hardcover last
keeps an active blog at
It's ironic that the reviewer for Booklist should comment that "many readers will finger the culprit before Faye does" because Scoppettone herself doesn't know who "the perp" will be when she starts each book. As she explains in her lengthy interview at BookBrowse "I always have the victim and the location [but] I never know who did it. ...