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Lutz, Lisa

Overview
Works: 94 works in 467 publications in 15 languages and 21,947 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Humorous fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Chick lit  Juvenile works  Picture books  Psychological fiction  Novels 
Roles: Author, Scenarist, Creator
Classifications: PS3612.U897, 813.6
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Lisa Lutz
The Spellman files by Lisa Lutz( Book )

73 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 16 languages and held by 2,957 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Izzy Spellman launches her career as a private investigator while working for the firm of her outlandishly dysfunctional family
Curse of the Spellmans by Lisa Lutz( Book )

46 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 2,524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Izzy struggles to retain her private investigator's license after her fourth arrest., David's marriage to Petra, and Rae's teenage angst
The passenger : a novel by Lisa Lutz( Book )

27 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 2,337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

She's left her dead husband -- and within forty-eight hours Tanya Dubois is a fugitive. It's almost impossible to live off the grid today, but Tanya-once-Amelia-now-Debra and Blue, a bartender, have the courage, the ingenuity, and the desperation, to try. Hopscotching from city to city, Debra especially is chased by a very dark secret ... can she outrun her past?
Revenge of the Spellmans by Lisa Lutz( Book )

25 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 2,044 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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." "As the book opens, Izzy is on hiatus from Spellman Inc. But when her boss, Milo, simultaneously cuts her bartending hours and introduces her to a "friend" looking for a private eye, Izzy reluctantly finds herself with a new client. She assures herself that the case - a suspicious husband who wants his wife tailed - will be short and sweet, and will involve nothing more than the most boring of PI rituals: surveillance. But with each passing hour, Izzy finds herself with more questions than hard evidence."
The Spellmans strike again by Lisa Lutz( Book )

33 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and French and held by 2,012 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Former wild child Izzy Spellman has finally agreed to take over the family business, and the transition won't be a smooth one. First among her priorities as head of Spellman Investigations is to dig up some dirt on the competition, slippery ex-cop Rick Harkey, a task she may enjoy a little too much. Next, faced with a baffling missing-persons case at the home of an aging millionaire, Izzy hires an actor friend, Len, to infiltrate the mansion as an undercover butler, a role he may enjoy a little much. Meanwhile, Izzy is being blackmailed by her mother (photographic evidence of Prom Night 1994) to commit to regular blind dates with promising professionals, an arrangement that doesn't thrill Connor, an Irish bartender on the brink of becoming Ex-boyfriend #12. Just when it looks like things can't go more haywire, little sister Rae's internship researching pro bono legal cases leads the youngest Spellman to launch a grassroots campaign that could spring an innocent man from jail, or land Rae in it
How to start a fire by Lisa Lutz( Book )

14 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A trio of former college friends reunite 20 years later to share the stories of their adventures, rivalries, secrets and losses while reevaluating the events of a single night that shaped all of them
The last word by Lisa Lutz( Book )

11 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Targeted by the members of her dysfunctional family for control over Spellman Investigations after staging a retaliatory takeover, Izzy is wrongly accused of embezzling funds from a wealthy Alzheimer's patient
Trail of the Spellmans : document #5 by Lisa Lutz( Book )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the first time in Spellman history, Isabel Spellman, P.I., might be the most normal member of her family. Yet as a number of cases pile, Izzy won't stop hunting for the answers--even when they threaten to shatter both the business and the family
Heads you lose by Lisa Lutz( Book )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 1,181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pot-growing siblings Paul and Lacey Hansen must investigate why the headless corpse of Lacey's ex-fiancé turned up on their property, in a metafictional mystery where the authors disagree as to how the story should progress
The Spellman files : [a novel] by Lisa Lutz( )

28 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Isabel "Izzy" Spellman, a San Francisco private eye with a checkered past, has been working for her family's firm, Spellman Investigations, since age 12. Now 28, Izzy thinks she wants out of the family business, but elects to take on a cold case while dealing with her 14-year-old sister Rae, a nightmarish Nancy Drew, and parents who have no qualms about bugging their children's bedrooms. When Rae suddenly disappears, Izzy and her family must learn some serious lessons in order to find her
The passenger : a novel by Lisa Lutz( Recording )

15 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forty-eight hours after leaving her husband's body at the base of the stairs, Tanya Dubois cashes in her credit cards, dyes her hair brown, demands a new name from a shadowy voice over the phone, and flees town. It's not the first time. She meets Blue, a female bartender who recognizes the hunted look in a fugitive's eyes and offers her a place to stay. With dwindling choices, Tanya-now-Amelia accepts. An uneasy and dangerous alliance is born. It's almost impossible to live off the grid today, but Amelia-now-Debra and Blue have the courage, the ingenuity, and the desperation, to try. Hopscotching from city to city, Debra especially is chased by a very dark secret-can she outrun her past?
Curse of the Spellmans by Lisa Lutz( Recording )

17 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Izzy Spellman, member of a zany family of private investigators, struggles to retain her private investigator's license after her fourth arrest
How to start a fire : a novel by Lisa Lutz( Recording )

13 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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. Twenty years later, they gather around a campfire on the lawn of a New England mansion. What happens in between--the web of wild adventures, unspoken jealousies, and sudden tragedies that alter the course of their lives--is charted with sharp wit and aching sadness in this meticulously constructed novel. Anna, the de facto leader, is fearless and restless--moving fast to stay one step ahead of her demons. Quirky, contemplative Kate is a natural sidekick but a terrible wingman. And then there's George: the most desired woman in any room, and the one most likely to leave with the worst man. How to Start a Fire pulls us deep into Anna, Kate, and George's complicated bond and pays homage to the abiding, irrational love we share with the family we choose
How to negotiate everything by Lisa Lutz( Book )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Through several simple steps, you will learn the best way to ask for what you want, how to ask for more of what you want, and the importance of not overreaching"--Amazon.com
Trail of the Spellmans : document #5 by Lisa Lutz( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the first time in Spellman history, Isabel Spellman, P.I., might be the most normal member of her family. Yet as a number of cases pile, Izzy won't stop hunting for the answers--even when they threaten to shatter both the business and the family
Heads you lose by Lisa Lutz( Recording )

9 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pot-growing siblings Paul and Lacey Hansen must investigate why the headless corpse of Lacey's ex-fiancé turned up on their property, in a metafictional mystery where the authors disagree as to how the story should progress
Revenge of the Spellmans by Lisa Lutz( Recording )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This third adventure of Izzy Spellman and her dysfunctional family of private detectives finds her taking a break from the family business--and her parents going to any length to get her back in the fold. And then a friend introduces her to a man who wants his wife followed. Sounds simple--but for Izzy, it never is
Spellman six : the next generation by Lisa Lutz( Book )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Targeted by the members of her dysfunctional family for control over Spellman Investigations after staging a retaliatory takeover, Izzy is wrongly accused of embezzling funds from a wealthy Alzheimer's patient
The Spellman files by Lisa Lutz( Recording )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Isabel "Izzy" Spellman is a 28-year-old private eye working for her eccentric family's investigation firm. Looking to get out of the family business, she agrees to take one more job--a 15-year-old missing persons case. But things get complicated when someone close to Izzy also goes missing
The Spellmans strike again by Lisa Lutz( Recording )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After much hemming and hawing, Izzy has finally taken over the family business. But while she's digging up dirt on her competition--a retired ex cop--she also has to deal with a baffling missing persons case. Couple that with her mother playing matchmaker and her little sister's newest scheme, and you can see why Izzy is just as happy to sit around sipping cocktails
 
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Lisa Lutz Amerikaans romanschrijfster

Лиза Лутс

러츠, 리저

リサ・ラッツ

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