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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 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)
The Last WordIf you love the Spellman series, don't miss Lisa Lutz's return visit to Women & Children First! The Last Word is the sixth book in the beloved comic detective series. Within months of assuming control of the family business, Spellman Investigations, Izzy is accused of embezzling from a former client, the ridiculously wealthy Mr. Slayter, who happens to have Alzheimer’s, which Izzy and he are diligently trying to keep under wraps. Not only is Slayter’s business and reputation on the line, but if Izzy gets indicted for embezzlement, she’ll lose everything. Is this the end of Izzy Spellman, PI? The answer makes The Last Word, hands down, the most thrilling book in this bestselling, award-nominated series. Lisa Lutz lives and works in upstate New York.
Location: Street: 5233 N. Clark St. City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60640-2122 Country: United States (afegit de IndieBound)… (més)
MysteryPeople Presents: LISA LUTZ - The Last Word: A Spellman Novel
MysteryPeople Presents Bestselling Author Lisa Lutz speaking & signing The Last Word: A Spellman Novel ISABEL SPELLMAN, PI , is used to being followed, extorted, and questioned—all occupational hazards of working at her family’s firm, Spellman Investigations. Her little sister, Rae, once tailed Izzy for weeks on end to discover the identity of Izzy’s boyfriend. Her mother, Olivia, once blackmailed Izzy with photographic evidence of Prom Night 1994. It seemed that Spellman vigilance would dissipate after Izzy was fired for breaching client confidentiality, but then Izzy avenged her dismissal by staging a hostile takeover of the company. She should have known better than to think she could put such shenanigans behind her.
In The Last Word, Izzy’s troubles are just beginning. After her takeover of Spellman Investigations, her employees are the furthest thing from collegial . . . and Izzy finds herself struggling to pay the bills. But when she is accused of embezzling from a former client, the ridiculously wealthy Mr. Slayter, the stakes become immense. If Izzy gets indicted, she could lose her PI license and the Spellman family’s livelihood, not to mention her own freedom. Is this the end of Izzy Spellman, PI?
The Last Word is, hands down, the most powerful book in the bestselling, award-nominated Spellman series.
Lisa Lutz is the New York Times bestselling author of the acclaimed Spellman series of books. 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. Lisa 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. Lisa lives in a town you've never heard of in upstate New York.
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Lisa Lutz is the New York Times bestselling author of The Spellman Files, Curse of the Spellmans, Revenge of the Spellmans, The Spellmans Strike Again, Trail of the Spellmans, The Last Word, Heads you Lose (with David Hayward), and the children's book, How to Negotiate Everything (illustrated by Jaime Temairik). 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. Lisa 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. Lisa lives in a town you've never heard of in upstate New York.
photo by David Hayward
Location: Street: 2342 Bissonnet St Additional: City: Houston, Province: Texas Postal Code: 77005 Country: United States (afegit de IndieBound)… (més)
New York Times Bestselling author Lisa Lutz will be speaking about her new book, Last Word, the sixth novel featuring the wacky San Francisco family of PIs. Everyone in the Spellman clan is in an uproar because of Isabel's hostile takeover of the firm; her mother and father lack and semblance of professionalism, her younger sister has proven herself a master of blackmail, and a former client has accused Izzy of embezzlement! The hilarious office memos and footnotes add to the fun.
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The delightfully dysfunctional Spellmans are back with The Last Word. This time Izzy Spellman and Spellman Investigations face charges that can cost them their business, her license, and her family’s livelihood. See Terry’s enthusiastic review below. We will also have copies of How to Negotiate Everything, a picture book “by David Spellman” which promises to instruct one in the art of never being denied again.
Lisa also signs in Redondo Beach on Thursday 11 July 2013.
Location: Street: 7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd Additional: Ste 302 City: San Diego, Province: California Postal Code: 92111-1040 Country: United States (afegit de IndieBound)… (més)
Terry has been a long time fan of Lisa’s since The Spellman Files first crossed her reading pile. In fact, many of her reviews have hit the IndieNext list where booksellers across the nation submit their favorite books and the resulting list represents the recommendations from booksellers everywhere. Lisa’s books have never failed to hit this list. The Last Word (or Document #6) is the latest installment from Isabel Spellman who has orchestrated a hostle take-over of her family’s PI firm … with dire consequences. Don’t miss the fun … and join Terry in welcoming Lisa back to the Redondo Beach store. Lisa also signs in San Diego on Friday 12 July 2013
Location: Street: 2810 Artesia Boulevard City: Redondo Beach, Province: California Postal Code: 90278 Country: United States (afegit de IndieBound)… (més)
The Spellmans – not the most ‘normal’ of families at any time – are suffering through a period of greater lunacy than usual, both personally and professionally. Each of them is engaged in an investigation that seems to have no purpose. Odd all the way around. [Once again, Lisa will be here to celebrate Izzy’s birthday, so come have cake!] She will be on hand to sign books and speak informally to her fans. All we ask is you purchase one of her new books at our store, so we can continue to host these great events! (seattlemysterybook)… (més)
Lisa Lutz and Jaime Temairik, Trail of the Spellmans: Document 5
Join us as Lisa Lutz talks turkey about her latest Trail of the Spellmans, the fifth book in her beloved Spellman series. We'll have some wine and cheese and we encourage you to bring your concealed voice recorders--Lisa will dish about her time as a private investigator and provide tips on how to tail someone. It's only creepy if you think of it as creepy! Lisa will also share a sneak peek of her forthcoming picture book, HOW TO NEGOTIATE EVERYTHING (see an excerpt of it in TRAIL!) with art by local children's book illustrator, Jaime Temairik. Lisa and Jaime will reminisce about how they met, which involved some very poor private investigating and a lot of Irish coffee. Additionally, join Lisa and Jaime for an unofficial booze up post-book event across the street at the Balmar at 7:30 p.m.: BalMar 5449 Ballard Avenue Northwest Seattle, WA 98107
Location: Street: Secret Garden Additional: 2214 NW Market St City: Seattle, Province: Washington Postal Code: 98107-4024 Country: United States (afegit de IndieBound)… (més)
Thurber House Evenings with Authors Featuring Lisa Lutz
Lisa Lutz llegeix Trail of the Spellmans: Document #5.
Any fan of Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum series is in for a treat with Lutz’s latest installment in her award-winning, bestselling mystery-comedy series featuring the highly dysfunctional Spellman clan and Izzy (Isabel) Spellman, PI, who tries to make sense out of madcap misadventures. (thurberhouse)… (més)
Author Discussion & Signing with Lisa Lutz (Her First Visit to C&S)
The long awaited fifth installment in the New York Times bestselling, Edgar- and Macavity-nominated series about an eccentric sleuthing family.
For the first time in Spellman history, Isabel Spellman, PI, might be the most normal member of her family. As always, the Spellman clan has yet to settle into any kind of status quo. Mom, Olivia, has taken on an outrageous assortment of extracurricular activities, seemingly without motive. Dad, Albert, has a secret. Her brother and sister, David and Rae, are at war, but neither will reveal the source of the conflict. And Izzy's niece, Sydney, keeps saying banana even though she hates bananas. That's not to say that Izzy isn't without her own troubles. Henry Stone keeps wanting "to talk," a prospect Isabel evades by going out with her new drinking buddy, none other than Gertrude Stone, Henry's mother. While domestic disturbances abound, there is one source of sanity in the Spellman household: Demetrius Merriweather, now employee of the month for 18 months straight (the entire tenure of his employment).
Things aren't any simpler on the business side of Spellman Investigations. First, parents hire the firm to follow their daughter. Rae is assigned the case, only to fake the surveillance reports. Then a math professor hires Izzy to watch his immaculate apartment while he unravels like a bad formula. A socialite has Isabel follow her husband, despite a conspicuous lack of suspicion. A man in a sweater vest hires the firm to follow his sister, who turns out to be the socialite. Isabel wants to get to the bottom of all this, but her father erects a Chinese wall to protect the clients' wishes. As the questions pile up, Izzy won't stop hunting for the answers-even when they threaten to shatter both the business and the family.
Once again, it's up to her to pull the Spellmans back from the brink.