Pinstripes And Pearls

Author Lisa Scottoline gives John Grisham a run for his money

Perhaps it's because success was once so elusive that Lisa Scottoline wears it so conspicuously. There are the leopard-print Manolo Blahnik mules, the Blue Cult jeans and Ralph Lauren sweater, the gold Cartier bracelet and the white S500 Mercedes. Her home--a stylishly refurbished Pennsylvania farmhouse on 43 acres--is a grand monument to a blockbuster career that the author has painstakingly built from the ground up. Sometimes called the female John Grisham, Scottoline (pronounced Scot-oh-lee-nee) is a star among the burgeoning ranks of lawyers turned best-selling novelists. Devil's Corner (HarperCollins; 393 pages), her 12th book, will arrive in bookstores on May 31, and...

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