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Lisa Lutz is the American author of a series of novels about a family of private investigators, the Spellmans. She was born in Southern California in 1970. She has attended UC Santa Cruz, UC Irvine, University of Leeds in England and San Francisco State University, all without attaining a degree. During the 1990s she had many low-paying jobs, including work as a private investigator, and spent a lot of time writing and re-writing a Mob comedy called Plan B. This was eventually made in 2000, and was described by Variety as "torturously unfunny." In 2004 she started work in California on her first novel, The Spellman Files, which she finished holed up in New York while it was snowing. She returned to the west coast to write her second novel, and now lives in San Francisco.

Her series of novels are about the Spellmans, a family of private investigators, who, while very close knit, are also intensely suspicious and spend much time investigating each other. The Spellman Files becomes suspenseful when 14-year-old Rae Spellman is kidnapped.

In 2008 The Spellman Files was nominated for three awards for best first novel, the Anthony Award, Macavity Award, and Barry award; was awarded an Alex Award; was nominated for a Dilys Award; and reached #27 on the New York Times Bestseller List

Paramount Pictures has optioned the film rights with Laura Ziskin producing and Barry Sonnenfeld directing.

The second Spellman book, "Curse of the Spellmans," was nominated for a 2009 Edgar Award by the Mystery Writers of America for best mystery novel.

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Total Books: 59
The Passenger
2016 - The Passenger (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781451686647
ISBN-10: 1451686641
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
 10

How to Start a Fire
2016 - How to Start a Fire (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780544705180
ISBN-10: 0544705181
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Passenger
2016 - Passenger (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781501140778
ISBN-10: 1501140779
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
 2

Les Spellman Contre-Attaquent
2014 - Les Spellman Contre-attaquent [Litterature & Documents - French Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9782253194927
ISBN-10: 2253194921
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Last Word
2014 - The Last Word [Izzy Spellman, Bk 6] (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781451686678
ISBN-10: 1451686676
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 10

Trail of the Spellmans
2013 - Trail of the Spellmans [Spellmans, Bk 5] (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781451608137
ISBN-10: 1451608136
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 8

How to Negotiate Everything
2013 - How to Negotiate Everything (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781442451193
ISBN-10: 144245119X
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 1

Heads You Lose
2012 - Heads You Lose (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780425246849
ISBN-10: 0425246841
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 13

Heads You Lose
2011 - Heads You Lose (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780399157400
ISBN-10: 0399157409
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
 21

The Spellmans Strike Again
2011 - The Spellmans Strike Again [Izzy Spellman, Bk 4] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781416593416
ISBN-10: 1416593411
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
 22

Revenge of the Spellmans A Novel
2011 - Revenge of the Spellmans a Novel (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781451613926
ISBN-10: 145161392X
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 4

The Spellmans Strike Again
2010 - The Spellmans Strike Again [Spellmans, Bk 4] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781416593409
ISBN-10: 1416593403
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
 70

Revenge of the Spellmans
2010 - Revenge of the Spellmans [Izzy Spellman, Bk 3] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781416593393
ISBN-10: 141659339X
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
 47

Curse of the Spellmans
2010 - Curse of the Spellmans [Izzy Spellman, Bk 2] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781439182475
ISBN-10: 1439182477
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Humor & Entertainment
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
 34

The Spellman Files
2009 - The Spellman Files [Izzy Spellman, Bk 1] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781416594178
ISBN-10: 1416594175
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
 94

Curse of the Spellmans
2008 - Curse of the Spellmans [Izzy Spellman, Bk 2 - Audio CD - Abridged] (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780743571265
ISBN-10: 0743571266
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
 16

The Spellman Files
2008 - The Spellman Files [Izzy Spellman Bk 1] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781416532408
ISBN-10: 1416532404
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 100

La famiglia Spellman
2008 - La Famiglia Spellman (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788804580072
ISBN-10: 8804580070
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 1

The Spellman Files
2007 - The Spellman Files (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780743295154
ISBN-10: 0743295153
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
 5

The Spellman Files
2007 - The Spellman Files [Izzy Spellman, Bk 1 - Audio CD - Abridged] (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780743564342
ISBN-10: 0743564340
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 31

The Spellman Files
2007 - The Spellman Files [Izzy Spellman, Bk 1] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781416532392
ISBN-10: 1416532390
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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