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Publisher Description

New York Times bestselling and Edgar Award-winning author Lisa Scottoline revolutionized crime fiction when she introduced her all-female law firm of Rosato & Associates, thrilling readers with her twisty, fast-paced plots and capturing their hearts with her cast of strong and relatable female characters.

Now Bennie Rosato, Mary DiNunzio, Judy Carrier, and Anne Murphy are back with all cylinders firing in Accused.

Mary DiNunzio has just been promoted to partner and is about to take on her most unusual case yet, brought to the firm by a thirteen-year-old genius with a penchant for beekeeping. Allegra Gardner's sister Fiona was murdered six years ago, and it seemed like an open-and-shut case: the accused, Lonnie Stall, was seen fleeing the scene; his blood was on Fiona and her blood was on him; most damningly, Lonnie Stall pleaded guilty. But Allegra believes Lonnie is innocent and has been wrongly imprisoned. The Gardner family is one of the most powerful in the country and Allegra's parents don't believe in reopening the case, so taking it on is risky. But the Rosato & Associates firm can never resist an underdog. Was justice really served all those years ago? It will take a team of unstoppable female lawyers, plus one thirteen-year-old genius, to find out.

Mysteries & Thrillers
October 29
St. Martin's Publishing Group

Customer Reviews

Lakewaco ,

Lawyer, Partner, Investigator, Counselor, Then Married

One person can be all things when the case needs it. Good story line, drawn out at times, but leads to a interesting conclusion.

JRTerrier17 ,

Terrific Plot - One Problem with the Writing

As usual, the author has spun an "I'm on the edge of my seat" story. I really couldn't put the book down. The characters are "characters" as well. I am glad she has continued this series.

The one problem has to do with the writing. While I love the original metaphors and similes, the misuse and overuse of the conjunction and in her writing drives me crazy. Almost every page has at least one sentence where and is used instead of a more logical word (or, so ,yet, while, etc.) or where no conjunction should be used at all. A small thing, I know, but it does mar the writing.

Mwmelcode ,


Loved it! But read Think Twice first. It's the bomb!

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