Lisa Lutz
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Lisa Lutz

Lisa Lutz is the New York Times bestselling author of the six books in the Spellman series, Heads You Lose (with David Hayward), and How To Start A Fire. Her latest offering is the thriller The Passenger (March, 2016 from S&S).

Lutz has won the Alex award and has been nominated for the Edgar Award for Best Novel. Although she attended UC Santa Cruz, UC Irvine, the University of Leeds in England, and San Francisco State University, she still does not have a bachelor's degree. Lutz spent most of the 1990s hopping through a string of low-paying odd jobs while writing and rewriting the screenplay Plan B, a mob comedy. After the film was made in 2000, she vowed she would never write another screenplay. She lives in the Hudson Valley, New York.

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    • The Passenger

    • By: Lisa Lutz
    • Narrated by: Madeleine Maby
    • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,225
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,118
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,118

    Forty-eight hours after leaving her husband's body at the base of the stairs, Tanya Dubois cashes in her credit cards....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Message to narrator

    • By Jodi on 03-20-16

    Regular price: $17.00

    • Spellman Files

    • By: Lisa Lutz
    • Narrated by: Christina Moore
    • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 430
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 381
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 376

    Invading people's privacy comes naturally to Izzy and all the Spellmans....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Spellman Files (Unabridged)

    • By Lisa Worthen on 07-14-11

    Regular price: $22.63

    • Revenge of the Spellmans

    • By: Lisa Lutz
    • Narrated by: Ari Graynor
    • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 303
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 192
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 190

    Private investigator Isabel Spellman is back on the case and back on the couch -- in court-ordered therapy after getting a little too close to her previous subject....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Sorry Ari Graynor, you ruined it for me!

    • By Joanna on 01-15-13

    Regular price: $27.93

    • Curse of the Spellmans

    • By: Lisa Lutz
    • Narrated by: Ari Graynor
    • Length: 6 hrs
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 256
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 170
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 172

    When Izzy Spellman, PI, is arrested for the fourth time in three months, she writes it off as a job hazard....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • What a difference the narrator makes

    • By Sherri on 03-09-12

    Regular price: $23.93

    • The Last Word

    • A Spellman Novel, Book 6
    • By: Lisa Lutz
    • Narrated by: Christina Moore, Mia Barron
    • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 201
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 181
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 178

    The latest installment of the New York Times best-selling Spellman Mysteries, finds private investigator Izzy Spellman on the verge of losing everything....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wish the series didn't end.

    • By Diana McFeaters on 08-17-18

    Regular price: $22.63

    • The Spellmans Strike Again

    • A Novel
    • By: Lisa Lutz
    • Narrated by: Christina Moore
    • Length: 10 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 290
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 193
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 196

    The uproarious fourth and final installment in this New York Times best-selling, Edgar- and Macavity-nominated series about a kooky detective family....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • If you liked the previous books... STAY AWAY!

    • By Tracey Rains on 03-27-10

    Regular price: $27.93

    • Trail of the Spellmans

    • Document #5
    • By: Lisa Lutz
    • Narrated by: Christina Moore
    • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 234
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 206
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 206

    For the first time in Spellman history, Isabel Spellman might be the most normal member of her family....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • There's a payoff, albeit a weak one

    • By John S. on 03-28-13

    Regular price: $22.63

    • How to Start a Fire

    • By: Lisa Lutz
    • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
    • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 65

    When UC Santa Cruz roommates Anna and Kate find passed-out Georgianna Leoni on a lawn one night, they wheel her to their dorm in a shopping cart....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not what I expect from Lisa Lutz

    • By Kim on 05-14-15

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Heads You Lose

    • By: Lisa Lutz, David Hayward
    • Narrated by: Abby Craden
    • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 88
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 61

    New York Times best-selling author Lisa Lutz conspires with - or should we say against? - coauthor David Hayward to write an original and hilarious tag-team crime novel....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Laugh Out Loud Funny

    • By Kat on 05-18-11

    Regular price: $24.50

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