The Vendetta Defense

  • Title: The Vendetta Defense
  • Author: Lisa Scottoline
  • ISBN: 9780061031427
  • Page: 456
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • The Vendetta Defense Lawyer Judy Carrier takes the case of her career when an elderly pigeon racer named Anthony Lucia is arrested for the murder of his lifelong enemy Angelo Coluzzi Pigeon Tony as he s known to all his
    Lawyer Judy Carrier takes the case of her career when an elderly pigeon racer named Anthony Lucia is arrested for the murder of his lifelong enemy, Angelo Coluzzi Pigeon Tony, as he s known to all his South Philly neighbors, confesses he killed Coluzzi because of a vendetta begun than fifty years ago, a blood feud that has brought great tragedy to Pigeon Tony s lifLawyer Judy Carrier takes the case of her career when an elderly pigeon racer named Anthony Lucia is arrested for the murder of his lifelong enemy, Angelo Coluzzi Pigeon Tony, as he s known to all his South Philly neighbors, confesses he killed Coluzzi because of a vendetta begun than fifty years ago, a blood feud that has brought great tragedy to Pigeon Tony s life.Her client s guilt, however, is only the beginning of Judy s problems The Coluzzi family wants revenge, and they are determined to finish off Pigeon Tony and Judy before the case can go to trial And if that isn t enough, Judy s got to contend with Tony s magnetic grandson, Frank, a man who makes her think about everything but the law, and her boss, the no nonsense Bennie Rosato.In a case steeped in blood and memory, it will take a stroke of brilliance to save Pigeon Tony But if anyone just might see justice done, it s this gutsy young attorney who ll risk everything to win including her life.

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    About Lisa Scottoline


    1. Lisa Scottoline is The New York Times bestselling author and Edgar award winning author of 30 novels, including her upcoming, AFTER ANNA She also writes a weekly column with her daughter Francesca Serritella for the Philadelphia Inquirer titled Chick Wit which is a witty and fun take on life from a woman s perspective These stories, along with many other never before published stories, have been collected in a New York Times bestselling series of humorous memoirs including their most recent, I Need A Lifeguard Everywhere But The Pool Lisa reviews popular fiction and non fiction, and her reviews have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Philadelphia Inquirer Lisa has served as President of Mystery Writers of America Lisa graduated magna cum laude in three years from the University of Pennsylvania, with a B.A degree in English, and her concentration was Contemporary American Fiction, taught by Philip Roth and others She graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania Law School where she taught a course she developed, Justice and Fiction Lisa is a regular and much sought after speaker at library and corporate events Lisa has over 30 million copies of her books in print and is published in over 35 countries She lives in the Philadelphia area with an array of disobedient pets, and she wouldn t have it any other way.


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    1. Onvan : The Vendetta Defense (Rosato & Associates, #6) - Nevisande : Lisa Scottoline - ISBN : 61031429 - ISBN13 : 9780061031427 - Dar 528 Safhe - Saal e Chap : 2001

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    2. This is a funny book with an interesting take on the ethical relationship between defense attorneys and guilty clients, but somehow it never really caught hold of my attention. Just to be clear: I attribute this to a taste/mood issue and not to any fault in the writing. When I am sitting down reading the book I enjoy it, I just don't have any drive to pick it up again once I've stopped.

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    3. My first Scottline and I'm hooked! I was glued to the book all week and hated to put it down. The story had some great mystery, action, and love aspects which really made it a lot better then a lot of books I have read that are similar in style. I'm looking forward to reading others in the series and hoping that I get to see more of the great Frank and Pigeon Tony :)

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    4. A very interesting premise. What makes a person guilty of murder? Does the act of killing someone automatically make one a murder? Does the motive and reasoning behind the act make a difference? And should it? Ms Scottoline poses these questions in a very entertaining story.

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    5. BEWARE. I DON'T FLAG SPOILERS. BUT I DON'T PUT MY REVIEWS OUT ON ANY FEED, EITHER.Disclaimer - my "reviews" are not truly that. Rather than a critical analysis, each "review" is mostly my quick summary of the plot -- so I can refresh my unreliable memory. Also, I find that once I journal a book, it's easier for me to give it away. That's important, as our house is getting "overgrown" with books.---One of my favorite Scottoline titles. It delves into atty. Judy at the Rosato all-female law firm. [...]

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    6. This was my first Scottoline novel and it will certainly be my last. I don’t entirely understand why someone with such modest writing skills has become so popular, and I definitely don’t understand why the Italian-American Anti-Defamation League isn’t picketing her publisher. In this novel, Scottoline takes evident pride in depicting the Italian-American community she grew up near (if not exactly in), employing a sort of “you can’t be mad at me, I’m Italian” approach to trotting ou [...]

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    7. I had believed that this author wrote legal-themed crime fiction, but I'm coming to the conclusion that her stories are really Young Adult Romance fiction in a legal/crime/courtroom setting. It is clear that she emphasizes the romantic involvements of the members of an all-female law firm in Philadelphia with their clients, and their relationships with their families, more than she does the legal issues, or the crimes that are involved. It is disappointing. This novel is even sappier than the on [...]

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    8. I gather, without having been told, that Lisa Scottoline is going to write a different novel about each of the lawyers in the all-women Philadelphia firm of lawyers headed by the ever-feisty Bennie Rosato. This one is about Judy Carrier, who was a minor character in Courting Trouble (whose protagonist, Ann Murphy, is a minor character in this novel), and who is asked to take on a case by Mary DiNunzio, her good friend and another of the firm's lawyers, who currently is staying at home because sh [...]

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    9. Well my first foray into this author's books left me curious as it had very little legal scenes despite being written by a former attorney. This one had more legal scenesbut they actually made it less appealing. The lawyer missed fantastic objections and made dumb ones. Threw huge chunks of legalese at the reader that even I didn't understand (antitrust cases are a bitch even for seasoned attorneys i'm told) then explained simple concepts in a manner almost condescending to reader. The main char [...]

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    10. Lisa Scottoline’s novels present interesting legal dilemmas.In Scottoline’s THE VENDETTA DEFENSE, an old Italian man, “Pigeon Tony,” who lived in prewar Italy under Mussolini and the Black Shirts and fled to America with his young son, is now accused of murdering another Italian-American, Angelo Coluzzi. Coluzzi is a rich man who is corrupt and has ties to the Mafia.During flashbacks in the book, we see why their ages-old feud, back to their lives in Italy, where Coluzzi was one of the B [...]

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    11. #6 in the Rosato & Associates series.Rosato & Associates series - The star here is the somewhat manic Judy Carrier, who has played supporting roles in the past. The story, however, revolves around Anthony "Pigeon Tony" Lucia, a lovable septuagenarian who killed his longtime rival, Angelo Coluzzi, who murdered Lucia's wife in their native Italy 60 years ago. Coluzzi, the wealthy, mob-connected owner of a big construction firm, always seems to get the upper hand until Pigeon Tony breaks hi [...]

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    12. I have read and loved Scottoline's work in the past, but this story was just too unbelievable for me. I couldn't imagine a judge allowing some of the tesimony put forth by the defense, so I did a lot of wincing and eye-rolling during this one. Pigeon Tony admits to killing Angelo Coluzzi, but he says it's payback for Coluzzi murdering Pigeon Tony's wife nearly 60 years ago, and his son & daughter-in-law in a more recent "staged" car crash. Since the prosecution makes brief mention of these e [...]

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    13. THE VENDETTA DEFENSE – VGLisa Scottoline – Stand alone(?)Attorney Judy Carrier, member of the Rosato law firm, is asked by her best friend's father to defend his friend, Anthony Lucia, known throughout their South Philadelphia neighborhood as 'Pigeon Tony,' who is on trial for the murder of Angelo Coluzzi. However, Judy isn't prepared for a confession that Tony did, in fact, commit the crime—the result of a generations-old family feud that has spanned two continents. Judy need to find a wa [...]

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    14. The sixth book featuring Bennie Rosato's law firm, this time with Judy Carrier, one of Bennie's attorneys, defending Pigeon Tony, who admits that he killed Angelo Coluzzi, but insists it wasn't murder but justice. The basis of this was very intriguing. I mean what really does make a person guilty of murder? I really liked this one as well. Another hit for Scottoline!

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    15. thank you grandma! this kind of had it all: 1930s facist italy subplot, lots of south phila local color, girl lawyers with inappropriate outfits and professional demeanors, and a love interest who's a hot italian traditional stonemason. a lot can be forgiven for that, i guess.

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    16. Even though the narrator leaved a lot to be desired, this was an awesome book!! If you haven't read this series, you should!!

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    17. This is my favorite book so far in this series. I enjoyed the narrator and the storyline was sad but very good. I wanted to meet and give Pigeon Tony a hug.

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    18. For some reason, Lisa Scottoline did not appeal to me. I believe this is the only book I've read of hers.

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    19. I liked the writing. I HATED the actual legal defense - The Vendetta Defense. I understood it intellectually, but kept thinking this would be horrible if a jury bought it.

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    20. This is my first book by Lisa Scottoline. The writing in Lisa's novel has similarities to her writing in her weekly column in the Philadelphia Inquirer; which I typically enjoy reading. The story and characters are written is a "folksy" style, like Lisa's weekly Inquirer column. Also, I couldn't help but feel that Lisa projects her own opinions into the main character, which is a turn-off if done too much. I read the first 50 pages of the book wondering if I was going to finish. Her writing styl [...]

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    21. I wish this book had more of the mystery element. Attorney Judy Carrier takes on a defendant who says he killed a man as part of a long-standing vendetta that goes back to the Mussolini era in Italy.The story plays with the idea "what is murder" and the notion of jury nullification. But the story didn't have the "who dun it?" aspect that Scottoline's other novels have. The defendant's history is explained in too much detail, and I thought it took away from the mystery aspect. As a reader, I felt [...]

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    22. I am a [Author: Lisa Scottoline] fan. This is my 18th book. Although I have read the more recent “Rosato & DiNunzio’ novels, I missed this earlier one ~ actually it was back when the series was called “Rosato & Associates”. I also like Barbara Rosenblat. Her performance of “Pigeon Tony” is GREAT!!! My Dad is Italian and from South Philly so I am sure we have relatives in common. Love “Pigeon Tony” “Tony ~ Two Feet” and, of course, Tony from Down the Street” Although [...]

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    23. In this book, we are going along the path with Judy. Much like the previous books in the series, you will be captivated from page 1. Your heart strings will definitely be plucked by the main character of this story. You will find yourself, Not only rooting for this wonderful little old man, but you will also find yourself craving just a little bit of Italian. Judy, also finds a new love interest. I found myself rooting for her as well. This series is so good, I will be rolling right into the nex [...]

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    24. Lisa Scottoline has done it again. I love the way the characters in the Rosato law firm take their cases. It is a walk through "who done it" with Italian culture on display. This novel is wonderfully entwined with the time of old world Italy of World War II and the new Italian Philly neighborhood of today. It is a cultural marinade!The story unfolds as we try to figure out how these female lawyers will solve the puzzle.I really love the witty and informative details.

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    25. I really enjoyed this book, the second I've read in this series. I love the character of attorney Judy Carrier, who is so sympathetic to a tiny old Italian man accused of murder that she takes on his case pro bono. I learned something about how the law works and a lot about the Italian community in Philadelphia. Great sense of place.

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    26. A true age-old love story legal thriller with many traditional Scottoline twists and turns. She truly always amazes me with her fresh writing and different stories in the field of law. Lisa hasn't disappointed me yet and I look forward to reading the rest of her books which haven't been tackled by me yet. Thanks for being such an amazing author, Ms. Scottoline!

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    27. A rather easy read. Pigeon Tony is arrested for killing a lifetime enemy, and Judy Carrier must defend him, and try to save his life in the process. Was Tony getting revenge on his enemy for wrongs against him?

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    28. This book deals mainly with Judy with only a token appearance by Mary and a little help from Benny. She is called in to help defend a friend of Mary’s father who is accused of killing a man who he has had bad blood in since they were young men in Italy years before. Good read.

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    29. I wanted to like this book so much more than I did because I really like Judy Carrier. But too much Italian Vendetta stuff, too much about pigeons and not enough Mary DiNuzio. I do enjoy this series and can't wait to keep reading but this one was difficult to get through.

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    30. Very interesting on the vendetta.

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