Books by Lisa Lutz

The Swallows

Coming August 2019!

A teacher at a New England prep school ignites a gender war—with deadly consequences—in a dark and provocative novel by the author of The Passenger.

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The Passenger

The Passenger is an amazing psychological thriller about defining yourself while you pursue your path to survival.

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How to Start a Fire

How to Start a Fire tells a wild, sad, funny story of twenty years in the friendship of three very different women. Thrown together in college, they grow to adulthood united and divided by secrets, lies, and a single night that shaped all of them.

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The Spellman Books

The New York Times bestselling series of novels about a family of private investigators. Explore the Overview of the Spellman Books Series, and find-out more about each book:

Document 1: The Spellman Files

Document 2: Curse of the Spellmans

Document 3: Revenge of the Spellmans

Document 4: The Spellmans Strike Again

Document 5: Trail of the Spellmans

Document 6: Spellman Six: The Next Generation / The Last Word

E-Book Special: Isabel Spellman's Guide to Etiquette


More Books by Lisa

As Co-Author:

How To Negotiate Everything

Straight out of the pages of Trail of the Spellmans, authors David Spellman and Lisa Lutz and illustrator Jaime Temairik show you that it is possible to negotiate for everything. Even an elephant!

How to Negotiate Everything


Heads You Lose

From Lisa Lutz and David Hayward comes a hilarious and original tag-team novel that reads like Weeds meets Adaptation.

Heads You Lose


Writings in Other Books:

Books to Die ForBooks to Die For

A unique, must-have anthology for any fan of the mystery genre, featuring personal essays from 120 of the world's most beloved and renowned crime writers on the mysteries and thrillers that they most admire, edited by two of their own—John Connolly and Declan Burke. Each author pays a deeply personal tribute to one mystery that means the most to them, explaining why that book affects them and how it has influenced their own work. This collection presents a treasure trove of works in the mystery genre by the people who know it best. Find out more | Keep up on Facebook.


Don't Forget to WriteDon't Forget to Write

This book offers 50 creative writing lesson plans from the imaginative and highly acclaimed 826 National writing labs. Lisa's contribution includes a lesson plan for the collection: "How to Write a Fan Letter Without Getting a Restraining Order." Find out more.


Mistakes I Made at WorkMistakes I Made at Work

Everyone makes mistakes, but for many women, acknowledging them can feel tantamount to career suicide. In Mistakes I Made at Work, the author interviews women across a variety of fields—from writers to doctors to engineers. They share their worst on-the-job moments, and how they used them as learning experiences to build successful and fascinating careers. Find out more.