Lisa Lutz is the author of the New York Times bestselling, Edgar Award- and Macavity Award-nominated, and Alex Award-winning Spellman Files series, as well as the novels How to Start a Fire, The Passenger, and The Swallows. She lives and works in upstate New York.
Praise for REVENGE OF THE SPELLMANS "Izzy is off for another
wild ride in Lisa Lutz's third madcap private-investigator novel. .
. . Izzy's life . . . is so well documented--and she is such an
endearing mess--that we want to find the evidence supporting
--San Francisco Chronicle "Amazingly, it all makes sense in the end, and Isabel and her quirky family are such good company that you won't mind even when it doesn't."
--People Magazine (three stars out of four) "The end of the Spellmans? Now that should have you on the edge of your seat."
--New York Daily News "Congratulations to Lisa Lutz, who has created the Spellmans, the most hilariously dysfunctional family since the Royal Tenenbaums. ... Lutz's style is refreshing and razor-sharp. . . . Revenge continues the good times in this wry, inimitable series."--Mystery Scene Magazine
Praise for CURSE OF THE SPELLMANS "This is one of the best comic novels I've ever read, and that includes Carl Hiaasen and Janet Evanovich. The Spellmans--a collection of misfits whose family business is a private detective agency --are hilarious, smart and irresistible."
--The Globe and Mail "Fans of The Spellman Files will laugh just as loudly at the comic antics chronicled in this sparkling sequel."
--Publishers Weekly (starred) "The snappy, honest narration by Get Smart-obsessed Izzy keeps things popping, with its mix of trade talk and brutal honesty."--Kirkus
Praise for THE SPELLMAN FILES
"Move over, Carl Hiaasen.... The Spellman Files starts
out funny and does not let up... Simply put, this tale of the
Spellman family is irresistible, and you hate to see the romp
--St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Lutz is one smart-mouthed writer, but the genuine surprise of The Spellman Files is that it's almost as touching as it is funny."
--New York Daily News "[Isabel Spellman is] the love child of Dirty Harry and Harriet the Spy... It's not the mystery of how these cases ultimately resolve that will pull readers through, but the whip-smart sass of the story's heroine, ace detective of her own heart."
--People "Hilarious. My enjoyment of The Spellman Files was only slightly undercut by my irritation that I hadn't written it myself. The funniest book I've read in years!"--Lauren Weisberger, author of The Devil Wears Prada and Chasing Harry Winston
Praise for THE SPELLMANS STRIKE AGAIN
"Lie back and enjoy this tale of intergenerational gumshoe mayhem."
"[Lutz] delivers another engaging blend of wisecracks and
--Booklist "Fans of comic mystery who haven't already discovered the Spellman family series are going to want to read this book and then rush out for the other three. . . If you like Janet Evanovich, you are going to love the Spellmans."--The Globe and Mail
"Private investigator Isabel 'Izzy' Spellman is not your typical gumshoe...irreverent... amusing...[Trail of the Spellmans is] a wise (and wise-cracking) choice for mystery readers."--Booklist