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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: 63
Curse of the Spellmans
Curse of the Spellmans (Audio CD)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781436149389
ISBN-10: 143614938X
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 2

Curse of the Spellmans
Curse of the Spellmans [Izzy Spellman, Bk 2] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781416532422
ISBN-10: 1416532420
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
 86

Curse of the Spellmans
Curse of the Spellmans [Izzy Spellman, Bk 2] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781439182475
ISBN-10: 1439182477
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Humor & Entertainment
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
 37

Curse of the Spellmans
Curse of the Spellmans [Izzy Spellman, Bk 2 - Audio CD - Abridged] (Audio CD)
ISBN-13: 9780743571265
ISBN-10: 0743571266
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
 18

Heads You Lose
Heads You Lose (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780399157400
ISBN-10: 0399157409
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
 20

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

How to Start a Fire
How to Start a Fire (Hardcover)Paperback, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780544411630
ISBN-10: 0544411633
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
 6

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

The last word
The Last Word (Audio CD)
ISBN-13: 9781470365097
ISBN-10: 147036509X
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 1

Les Spellman Contre-Attaquent
Les Spellman Contre-attaquent [Litterature & Documents - French Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782253194927
ISBN-10: 2253194921
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  ?

Little Miss Undercover
Little Miss Undercover (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783378006850
ISBN-10: 3378006854
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
 2

The Passenger
The Passenger (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781451686630
ISBN-10: 1451686633
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
 30

Passenger
Passenger (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781501140778
ISBN-10: 1501140779
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 4

Revenge of the Spellmans A Novel
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

Revenge of the Spellmans
Revenge of the Spellmans [Izzy Spellman, Bk 3] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781416593386
ISBN-10: 1416593381
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
 95

Revenge of the Spellmans
Revenge of the Spellmans [Izzy Spellman, Bk 3] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781416593393
ISBN-10: 141659339X
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
 53

The Spellman Files
The Spellman Files (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780684051215
ISBN-10: 0684051214
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4.6/5 Stars.
 8

The Spellman Files
The Spellman Files [Izzy Spellman, Bk 1] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781416532392
ISBN-10: 1416532390
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 180

The Spellman Files
The Spellman Files [Izzy Spellman, Bk 1 - Audio CD - Abridged] (Audio CD)
ISBN-13: 9780743564342
ISBN-10: 0743564340
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 32

The Spellmans Strike Again
The Spellmans Strike Again (Audio CD)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781440789311
ISBN-10: 1440789312
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 1

The Spellmans Strike Again
The Spellmans Strike Again [Spellmans, Bk 4] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781416593409
ISBN-10: 1416593403
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
 75

Trail of the Spellmans [Izzy Spellman, Bk 5] (Hardcover)
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