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Lisa Lutz

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Lisa Lutz was born in Southern California in 1970. She attended the University of California at Santa Cruz and at Irvine, the University of Leeds in England and San Francisco State University, but never earned a bachelor's degree. In 1991, the aspiring screenwriter began the script for a mob näytä lisää comedy. After more than a decade and 25 revisions, the film Plan B starring Diane Keaton, Paul Sorvino and Natasha Lyonne was made, but only received a limited release. She decided that writing screenplays wasn't for her and she turned to writing fiction. Her debut novel, The Spellman Files, won the 2008 Alex Award and has been optioned by Paramount. Her works include the Izzy Spellman Mystery series and Heads You Lose with David Hayward. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän

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Tekijän teokset

The Spellman Files (2007) 2,849 kappaletta
Curse of the Spellmans (2008) 1,441 kappaletta
The Passenger (2016) 1,056 kappaletta
Revenge of the Spellmans (2009) 1,033 kappaletta
The Spellmans Strike Again (2010) 810 kappaletta
Trail of the Spellmans (2012) 523 kappaletta
Heads You Lose (2011) 430 kappaletta
The Swallows (2019) 397 kappaletta
The Last Word (2013) 380 kappaletta
How to Start a Fire (2015) 327 kappaletta
The Accomplice (2022) 187 kappaletta
How to Negotiate Everything (2013) 24 kappaletta
The Spellman Files: Books 1-4 (2011) 3 kappaletta
Familievloek 1 kappale

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[Heads You Lose] by [Lisa Lutz], Reviews reviewed (syyskuu 2011)

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I enjoyed it as I do all of the books in this series.
I am not sure how I feel about the addition of a boyfriend for the lead character, but will continue to read to see if this changes
 
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cspiwak | 70 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 6, 2024 |
This book is written by 2 authors, one writing the odd chapters, and the other writing the even chapters. However, they don't discuss what they are going to write, but do make comments once they receive the other's chapter.
Brother and sister, Paul and Lacey Hansen, find a head on their property. They can't call the cops because they are growing weed in their basement. Lacey recognizes a watch on the arm of the decapitated body and believes it to be an acquaintance. However, when she later sees that person, she is wrong. Paul is usually not reliable, and is involved in some poor business deals. There is some suspicion around their parents' death, as well as the town doc. A very mixed up convoluted mystery.
I did enjoy the comments at the end of the chapters, but the book itself, and the mystery, were out there for me.
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rmarcin | 66 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 2, 2024 |
 
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chip4201 | 18 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 5, 2024 |
KIRKUS REVIEWWith her latest books, Lutz is deep in thriller territory, and she writes like she?s happy to be there.Best known for her wry series of mysteries starring the San Francisco?based Spellman family (imagine if Seymour Glass and his parents and siblings opened a private investigation service), last year Lutz veered toward straight fiction with How to Start a Fire, a richly plotted tale of the relationships among four college friends. In this new book, the protagonist, who's known as Tanya when we meet her, comes home to a dead husband (not her fault, really, he fell down the stairs) and decides her best option is to run. Different names see her through different lives, though she's always trying to escape both Tanya and an identity even further back in her past, which is cleverly revealed through a series of emails with someone who really knew, and loved, her. Meanwhile, in order to secure a new identity after Tanya is wanted in connection with her husband?s death, she calls on a man who was involved in that past. He sends some money, a new birth certificate, and a couple of thugs to kill her. Complicating things further is a woman she meets called Blue, who's also on the run but seems to have something on our protagonist. Lutz?s pacing is excellent, and the interior monologue captures what it would be like not to have a name or, even worse, a valid ID.Lutz provides some great suggestions for going on the lam (a lot of hair dye and car switching is involved), but at its core, this is a novel about identity: a slippery notion which depends upon both how the world sees us and how we see ourselves.Pub Date: March 1st, 2016ISBN: 978-1-4516-8663-0Page count: 320ppPublisher: Simon & SchusterReview Posted Online: Dec. 22nd, 2015Kirkus Reviews Issue: Jan. 1st, 2016 More Fiction & Literature >More Thrillers >MORE BY LISA LUTZ… (lisätietoja)
 
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