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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 vis mere 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) vis mindre

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Spellman arkiverne : (en slags) krimi (2007) 2,834 eksemplarer
Curse of the Spellmans (2008) 1,434 eksemplarer
The Passenger (2016) 1,039 eksemplarer
Revenge of the Spellmans (2009) 1,028 eksemplarer
The Spellmans Strike Again (2010) 806 eksemplarer
Trail of the Spellmans (2012) 520 eksemplarer
Heads You Lose (2011) 426 eksemplarer
The Swallows (2019) 384 eksemplarer
The Last Word (2013) 374 eksemplarer
How to Start a Fire (2015) 323 eksemplarer
The Accomplice (2022) 182 eksemplarer
How to Negotiate Everything (2013) 24 eksemplarer
The Spellman Files: Books 1-4 (2011) 3 eksemplarer
Familievloek 1 eksemplar

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KIRKUS REVIEWWith her latest books, Lutz is deep in thriller territory, and she writes like she?s happy to be there.Best known for her wry series of mysteries starring the San Francisco?based Spellman family (imagine if Seymour Glass and his parents and siblings opened a private investigation service), last year Lutz veered toward straight fiction with How to Start a Fire, a richly plotted tale of the relationships among four college friends. In this new book, the protagonist, who's known as Tanya when we meet her, comes home to a dead husband (not her fault, really, he fell down the stairs) and decides her best option is to run. Different names see her through different lives, though she's always trying to escape both Tanya and an identity even further back in her past, which is cleverly revealed through a series of emails with someone who really knew, and loved, her. Meanwhile, in order to secure a new identity after Tanya is wanted in connection with her husband?s death, she calls on a man who was involved in that past. He sends some money, a new birth certificate, and a couple of thugs to kill her. Complicating things further is a woman she meets called Blue, who's also on the run but seems to have something on our protagonist. Lutz?s pacing is excellent, and the interior monologue captures what it would be like not to have a name or, even worse, a valid ID.Lutz provides some great suggestions for going on the lam (a lot of hair dye and car switching is involved), but at its core, this is a novel about identity: a slippery notion which depends upon both how the world sees us and how we see ourselves.Pub Date: March 1st, 2016ISBN: 978-1-4516-8663-0Page count: 320ppPublisher: Simon & SchusterReview Posted Online: Dec. 22nd, 2015Kirkus Reviews Issue: Jan. 1st, 2016 More Fiction & Literature >More Thrillers >MORE BY LISA LUTZ… (mere)
 
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bentstoker | 102 andre anmeldelser | Jan 26, 2024 |
(2016) Very good book about a woman who has been on the run for a decade. We don't even know who she really is until the last 30 pages when it is revealed that she was falsely accused of vehicular homicide that killed her best friend and boyfriend by ramming their car and forcing it off of a bridge. This book caught my attention from the first sentence and paragraph. KIRKUS REVIEWWith her latest books, Lutz is deep in thriller territory, and she writes like she's happy to be there.Best known for her wry series of mysteries starring the San Francisco?based Spellman family (imagine if Seymour Glass and his parents and siblings opened a private investigation service), last year Lutz veered toward straight fiction with How to Start a Fire, a richly plotted tale of the relationships among four college friends. In this new book, the protagonist, who's known as Tanya when we meet her, comes home to a dead husband (not her fault, really, he fell down the stairs) and decides her best option is to run. Different names see her through different lives, though she's always trying to escape both Tanya and an identity even further back in her past, which is cleverly revealed through a series of emails with someone who really knew, and loved, her. Meanwhile, in order to secure a new identity after Tanya is wanted in connection with her husband's death, she calls on a man who was involved in that past. He sends some money, a new birth certificate, and a couple of thugs to kill her. Complicating things further is a woman she meets called Blue, who's also on the run but seems to have something on our protagonist. Lutz's pacing is excellent, and the interior monologue captures what it would be like not to have a name or, even worse, a valid ID.Lutz provides some great suggestions for going on the lam (a lot of hair dye and car switching is involved), but at its core, this is a novel about identity: a slippery notion which depends upon both how the world sees us and how we see ourselves.Pub Date: March 1st, 2016ISBN: 978-1-4516-8663-0Page count: 320ppPublisher: Simon & SchusterReview Posted Online: Dec. 22nd, 2015Kirkus Reviews Issue: Jan. 1st, 2016… (mere)
 
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derailer | 102 andre anmeldelser | Jan 25, 2024 |
3.5

Couldn’t put this one down even though it was quite unpleasant.

Unchecked toxic masculinity runs rampant at a boarding school until one girl starts working to take down their nasty online domain. She recruits other girls, a few boy nice boys, and a couple of teachers to help. The young women find their power and what happens next is bigger & nastier than any of them imagined and it has some shocking repercussions.

 
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hmonkeyreads | 40 andre anmeldelser | Jan 25, 2024 |

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