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Killer Smile

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Written By: Lisa Scottoline

Narrated By: Kate Burton

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

Date: June 2004

Duration: 5 hours 39 minutes

Summary:

Mary DiNunzio gets a terrifying telephone call while she's working late, then goes home to find a shadow lurking at her front door. When a lawyer close to her turns up dead, Mary begins to suspect that the case she's been working on -- involving the suicide of an Italian-American in an internment camp during World War II -- may not be ancient history after all.
Performed by Kate Burton

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  • dab

    This story had many twists and turns and although I can't imagine a lawyer doing the legwork on this, thoroughly enjoyable. It seemed that it should have involved a private detective somehow but the lead got the work done.

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  • Anonymous

    This is my first exposure to Scottoline. The characters were believable; the situations too far out to be. Story line and content were compelling, but for me the reader almost ruined it. It took the entire first disc to accustom myself to the rapid fire, auctioneer like patter and little if any notable difference in character voices.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Anonymous

    I don't usually read Lisa Scottoline books expecting humor, but this book was so funny and the reader so good that I laughed out loud through the whole book. I also enjoyed the mystery aspect of it. Like another reader, I too learned about the Italian internment camp during WWII from reading this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Kept my interest. A little unrealistic - how far the lead would go in this situation but engaging nevertheless. This series is v. entertaining.

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  • Colleen

    I like Scottoline's style of writing but she is getting predictable. She needs to shake her characters up a bit. You'll see this if you've read or listened to many of her books. What I liked about this book, though, is I actually learned something. I did not know that Italians were interned during WWII. I've heard of the Japanese internment, but not of Italians being interned. It's seems to be a forgotten part of history. But, aside from the history lesson, it's a quick listen--no need for a rewind here. It's pretty simple writing.

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  • Frances Saunders

    This is an easy entertaining read. I enjoyed Scottoline's imaginative, suspenseful, fast-paced and sometimes comical tale as attorney Mary and partner Judy reach back into American history to solve a murder. Unfortunately I do Not recommend this audiobook because of the continual and unnerving smacking and swallowing sounds of the narrator. These sounds were loud and creepy to hear in the background.

  • dlct

    This was great. I love history and I love Scottoline's books and this gave me both. The characters are beautifully drawn, the plot is complex and not predictable, and the story draws you in and never lags. The only qualm I have is that the heroine seems teflon-clad. That's OK. It's fiction after all.

  • Deborah Martinson

    Scottolini never fails to capture my interest. Whether it is legal intricacies, the Philadelphia setting, the characters and their friends and enemies--I always want a new Scottolini book for pure entertainment. This one is no exception.