Stephen Usery interviews authors of mysteries, thrillers, and crime fiction.

photo by David Hayward,
who co-wrote Heads You Lose with Lisa.
He's funny, too... for a poet.

This has been a long time coming. I've been reading Lisa Lutz's Spellman series since it started in 2007 with The Spellman Files. They started off as an odd but warm family of private eyes, but as the series has progressed, the characters have deepened with complexity and a melancholy streak which defines them as humans and not just authorial puppets. The Last Word looks at Izzy Spellman's nascent reign as head of Spellman Inc., and power has corrupted her already shaky soul. Revolt is brewing in the office and trouble is at hand in her major investor's venture capital firm.

 And Lisa is serious about wanting your money. Two Spellman-associated titles were also recently released, How to Negotiate Everything and Isabel Spellman's Guide to Etiquette.

Lisa losing her dignity:

Here's Dice Clay being meta, I think, maybe, I'm not sure...

Direct download: CASE039-LISA_LUTZ.mp3
Category:Arts - Literature -- posted at: 9:38am EDT

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