Devil's Corner

Devil's Corner

by Lisa Scottoline

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Overview

Prosecutor Vicki Allegretti goes to meet a confidential informant, is almost killed, and a cop is gunned down before her eyes. She saw the killers, now all she has to do is find them. The deeper Vicki probes, the more she becomes convinced that the murder wasn't random. When another murder takes place, Vicki is thrown together with an unlikely ally -- The Girlfriend from Hell. Will they find the killers before they kill each other?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060742898
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 03/28/2006
Pages: 480
Sales rank: 141,594
Product dimensions: 4.22(w) x 7.14(h) x 1.03(d)

About the Author

Lisa Scottoline is a New York Times bestselling author and serves as president of the Mystery Writers of America. She has won the Edgar Award, as well as many other writing awards. She also writes a Sunday humor column for the Philadelphia Inquirer, titled "Chick Wit," with her daughter, Francesca Serritella. There are thirty million copies of Lisa's books in print, and she has been published in thirty-two countries. She lives in Pennsylvania with an array of disobedient but adorable pets.

Hometown:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Date of Birth:

July 1, 1955

Place of Birth:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Education:

B.A., University of Pennsylvania, 1976; J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1981

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Devil's Corner 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 59 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought this book was very good. I found it very hard to put down. I liked how the romance turned out in the end. Very good story.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Already entrenched as one of the most popular authors of legal thrillers, Lisa Scottoline shows no signs of success lag. Her twelfth book, Devil's Corner, is once more headed by spunky, bright heroine, Vicki Allegretti, and peppered with trenchant dialogue. Vicki's the kind of gal who finds trouble wherever she looks, and determinedly faces it down. She packs a wallop and a gun, sometimes in her left coat pocket 'where it could shoot out an ovary.' Actress Barbara Rosenblat gives a strong vocal performance as Vicki allies herself with Reheema Bristow to break up a gang dealing in cocaine and death. Meeting an informant can be standard procedure for Vicki but when she shows up at the appointed time what she confronts is a loaded gun. By dint of determination and a lot of luck she escapes a bullet but two others aren't so fortunate. She's at a loss to understand why and how a routine meet turned into a massacre. Her investigation takes her to Philadelphia's sleazier neighborhood, one known as Devil's Corner, a haven for no one but dealers and thieves. It's easy to discover who deals; the big question is who's behind the dealers? A former trial lawyer and Edgar Award winner, Scottoline has delivered another rousing ride through places both low and high with the indefatigable Vicki exceeding the suspense limit at every turn. - Gail Cooke
Guest More than 1 year ago
My first time reading Lisa Scottoline. Will continue to read her books. Fortunately, after reading her book I was reading a local newspaper and to my suprise there appeared her column 'The Philadlphia Inquire' have been reading her articles for sometime, and will continue to read and read more.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Great Read. Couldn't put it down. Another Scottoline Masterpiece.
caro488 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Scottoline, Lisa, Devil's Corner, Vicki Allegretti, prosecutor, has a meet with a confidential informant, but hears her CI shot, and watches as her cop partner is killed. But she can recognize the killers. She is led to a ruined neighborhood, and another murder forces her to team up with the victim's unwilling daughter. The love interest is happily married, and how long is she going to travel down _that_ hopeless road?
1hundredprojects on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Just what I like about Scottoline--fast read, entertaining.
mikedraper on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Vicki Allegretti, Asst. U.S. Atty., goes to the home of a confidential informant and runs into two men who have just murdered the informant. She survives the encounter but her associate is killed.Reheema Bristow is the person that the CI claimed to have evidence about and she is freed after the CI is murdered.Vicki goes to Reheema's home thinking that she might get evidence to keep the case open and finds that Reheema's mother is a crack addict. Through some unusual circumstances, both women feel they have lost something to the killers and agree to work together.The reader must suspend their sense of logic to enjoy this story because it is a stretch. The two women have nothing in common and they are going to be spying on an inner city crack house. Vicki is a Harvard graduate and and attorney. I picture Reese Witherspoon of "Legally Blond" and wonder how she could survive the inner city streets.
Cecilturtle on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A fun fast-paced thriller starring a slightly neurotic young lawyer (Shoppaholic turns to law) who solves a tripple murder in the drug-infested slums of Philadephia. A great summer read.
coyle220 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Here is a story about Vicki, a determined female prosecutor, who's partner is killed before her eyes. Although she's told to quit the case, she keeps investigating a drug ring with the help of one of the suspects. For some reason, Vicki also has a "non-physical" affair with a married man too.
bookwormteri on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Great book. I was totally wrong about who the bad "guy" was, loved it. Completely enthralling.
jenspeaks on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Typical Scottoline - interesting plot, witty and sharp dialogue, fun characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As always Lisa keptbmwnturningbpages to see what would happen next.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Already started her new book.an awesome writer as a man growing up in South Philly her books take me down the streets I grew up around.
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2soreeyes More than 1 year ago
For as little as Vickie is she sure can get in & out of trouble. She doesn't care how big anyone is if you are in the wrong she will find a way to cut you down. And make you laugh all the way through her problems.
MaDonnaLA More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book from the beginning to the end. It kept my interest the entire way through.
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This one is my favorite by scottoline. I have read all of her books this spring, this being the last and was delighted to find it has all the best features of her writing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like Lisa's books. She writes about strong females, who are a little vulnerable, but don' t let that interfere with what they want to accomplish.
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