New York Times Bestseller

Globe and Mail Bestseller

Barnes & Noble Most Anticipated Novel of March

★ Booklist Starred Review

★ “A Best Historical Fiction of Spring” – BookBub

★ LibraryReads Selection for March 2023

★ BookBub Most Anticipated of 2023

★ Lit Hub Top 25 Book for 2023

★ CrimeReads Top 25 Historical Crime Book to Look For in 2023

★ Zibby Magazine Most Anticipated Book of 2023



#1 best-selling author Lisa Scottoline delivers Loyalty, an emotional, action-packed epic of love and justice, set during the rise of the Mafia in Sicily.

Loyalty can save a soul, or destroy one.

Franco Fiorvanti is a handsome lemon grower toiling on the estate of a baron. He dreams of owning his own grove, but the rigid class system of Sicily thwarts his ambition. Determined to secure a better future, Franco will do anything to prove his loyalty to the baron. But when the baron asks him to kidnap a little boy named Dante, Franco makes a decision that will change his life — and even the history of Sicily — forever.

Gaetano Catalano is an idealistic young lawyer whose devotion to justice is tantamount to a calling. He’s a member of the Beati Paoli, a real-life secret society of aristocrats who investigate crime in Palermo, a city riddled with graft. Gaetano sets out to find the boy and punish the kidnapper, but his mission leads him to a darker place than he had ever imagined.

Meanwhile, Mafalda Pancari is a new mother rejoicing at the birth of her daughter Lucia, when disaster strikes. And Alfredo D’Antonio is a goatherd living as a hermit, under constant threat of being discovered as a Jew.

This cast of unforgettable characters collides in this epic tale of good versus evil, as Loyalty twists and turns to its monumental showdown. Readers will be transported to the dramatic and ruggedly beautiful island of Sicily, the jewel of the Mediterranean, where lush lemon groves and mouth-watering cuisine contrast with a turbulent history of colonization and corruption. Scottoline brings her decades of thriller writing to historical fiction, creating in Loyalty a singular novel that no reader will be able to put down.

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Praise for Loyalty

★ Short-listed for the Hammett Prize by the International Association of Crime Writers

★ Amazon Best Book of 2022 - Mystery/Suspense/Thriller of the Year

Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2022 - Mystery/Thriller of the Year

★ #2 New York Times Bestseller

★ #1 Apple Books Bestseller

USA Today Bestseller

People Book of the Week

★ Library Reads Selection

★ Highly Anticipated Thriller of 2022 by Buzzfeed

★ Goodreads Most Anticipated Spring Book

★ Goodreads Most Anticipated Mystery of 2022

★ Publishers Weekly Top 10 Mystery Thriller of 2022

★ Bookbub Most Anticipated Mystery & Thriller of 2022

★ Top 10 Editors Pick for March by Audiofile Magazine

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★ Instant New York Times Bestseller

USA Today Bestseller

★ An Indie Bestseller

★ Chosen as a "Buyer's Pick" by Costco

★ Ingram Book Club Pick

★ Good Morning America “Must Read Book of March” from Zibby Owens

★ A USA Today "Book Not to Miss"

★ Indie Next Pick

★ Library Reads Selection

★ Barnes & Noble "Best Historical Fiction to Read Right Now"

Library Journal Starred Review

★ A Bustle Most Anticipated Book of March 2021

★ Best Historical Novel of 2021 - Cosmopolitan

★ Goodreads Nominated for Best Historical Fiction of 2021

★ Best Historical Fiction – Foreign Policy Magazine

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What war destroys, only love can heal.

Debut Novel from Francesca Serritella

Lisa's daughter, Francesca Serritella, with whom she has written their funny memoirs every summer, had her first novel published on May 5, 2020. Lisa couldn’t be prouder of her! She thinks you’ll love it too. She hopes you order it today.

Ghosts of Harvard by Francesca Serritella Paperback Cover Image

★ Best First Novel Finalist– International Thriller Writers

Philadelphia Magazine “Great Beach Read of 2020”

★ Amazon Editor’s Pick for “Best of the Month”

★ Goodreads “May’s Most Anticipated Novel”

★ Named a “Thriller that Will Have You on the Edge of Your Seat This Summer” by PopSugar

★ Named an “Addictive New Thriller” by Book Riot

Teen Vogue Book Club Pick

Parade Magazine’s Best Thriller & Mystery of Summer

★ Best Books of 2020: Reader’s Pick

★ Favorite College-Set Thriller of All Time –


Ghosts of Harvard is written with a masterly, focused hand, belying the fact that this is Serritella’s debut novel. The pages burn with frenetic energy and are peopled by memorable, compelling characters. The tension is palpable, the twists and surprises perfectly timed and the stakes as high as humans should be asked to endure. The end result, a novel you will long remember and characters you will want to see again. A triumph in every respect.”
—#1 New York Times bestselling author David Baldacci

“Wow, what a lively, compelling, and intoxicating debut. Ghosts of Harvard is so many things—a rumination on grief, a glimpse behind the ivory walls of a famous institution, a poignant look at mental illness, and a powerful story about the ghosts that haunt us all. Francesca Serritella is my new ‘go-to’ author.”
—#1 New York Times bestselling author Harlan Coben

“Every time I thought I knew where Ghosts of Harvard was heading, I turned out to be wrong. Part mystery, part ghost story, part psychological thriller, this novel is all entertainment.”
—#1 New York Times bestselling author Jodi Picoult

Lisa is so grateful to be read and loves book clubs! So Lisa will hold a contest and randomly choose five book clubs that will have a personal Zoom book club visit with Lisa, and they will also receive a delivery of treats to enjoy during the event!

Lisa will be holding a special virtual Big Book Club Party for all the book clubs who enter, and A Cappella Readers can join the fun! Lisa knows not everyone can be in a book club and many readers are a cappella, just like her, so you can enter your book club or as a single entry and join Lisa’s A Cappella Book Club!

The special virtual Big Book Club Party for all book clubs and A Cappella Readers who enter will take place on Wednesday, June 21st at 8:00 pm ET.

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12 hours ago
Lisa Scottoline
Column Classic: Bizarro Birthdays
By Lisa Scottoline

I just got off the phone with Mother Mary, who’s lost her mind.  Or maybe it’s Scottoline birthday madness.
Let me explain.
She told me a story that happened to her that day, when she was going outside to do the laundry.
Yes, you read that right.

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Column Classic: Bizarro Birthdays
By Lisa Scottoline

I just got off the phone with Mother Mary, who’s lost her mind. Or maybe it’s Scottoline birthday madness.
Let me explain.
She told me a story that happened to her that day, when she was going outside to do the laundry.
Yes, you read that right.

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Thank you! It made me smile! Great way to start the week!

Super love this!!! You are gifted with your words and descriptions!! Love you!!

I loved mother Mary too!

I stand with Mother Mary, God rest her soul! And I would love to have my washer and dryer outside. Right now they’re in a South Philly basement 😂 Also, I have windows open in the front of the house and the back to get some cross ventilation on this beautiful morning 👍🏻💕🌬️

I lived in Florida for three years and it really is common. They are for people to have their washers and dryer’s in the garage.  Does boggle the mind the first time you see it

Only three years of the wrong birthdate? At least you celebrated. LOL I can beat that Lisa. When my youngest son went for working papers at age 15, we discovered we were spelling his name wrong. The nurse at the hospital didn't like that we spelled Bret with one T so she made his pretty hospital birth certificate with one T. When will needed his officially and state sealed birth certificate for the working papers it, we discover his name was officially Bret.

Sweet story! Loved it❤️❤️First thing I read this morning! Thank you! Precious story❤️ Have a blessed Sunday🙏🙏

You are so enjoyable to read, you make my day. ❤🤣🤣

Thank you for this smile today love mother Mary stories

The love of my life’s birthday is November 23rd. You’ll get no argument from me. 😉

Another winner! Look forward all week to these essays. Thanks Lisa. 👏🏻👍🏻

So funny but I learned a long time ago you can’t win an argument with an Italian mom or grandmother.

You crack me up Lisa! A good start to a Sunday morning!!

It is common, for some reason, to keep appliances in a shed of some type in Florida. I believe my Mom said something about the gaskets.

You had me laughing! Thank you!

Uh oh. I think Francesca and my brother Blase (Biagio) share a soul. His birthday is also February 7th.

An enjoyable story

Love it!

Janice Carline Deckant

After living in Florida for 35 years I can safely say that I know zero people who have their washer/dryer in the back yard! Between the daily rain, hurricanes, flooding, and critters everyone I know does their was inside their home or garage.

This was hysterical, especially the part where you celebrated Francesca’s birthday on the wrong day!

‘redneck Italians’ 🤣🤣🤣

I can never remember my daughters birthday dates one was born on the 5th the other one was born on the sixth and I get the dates wrong every year. They were born in different months but that doesn’t matter. Then the oldest girl got married on the same day in a different month so now I can remember her birthdate it’s the same number as her anniversary date but 6 months earlier! Okay now I’m confused 😕

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4 days ago
Lisa Scottoline
Huge congrats to gal pal Megan Abbott Books on the publication of her new thriller BEWARE THE WOMAN!

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Thank you, Lisa! Forever in your debt!

I just had to tell you, I just finished Eternal. Happened to be picking up your Loyalty when I saw Eternal by you. I didn’t know about that book. Let me tell you I loved it. I read another book similar to that one, It is called Saving the Music by Vincent LoCocco. It saddens me about how the Jewish people were treated. You are the best. Keep your books coming. lol

Reading it now.

Is that about you??

I love the title !!


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