Monday, March 12, 2012


My guest this week is Lisa Lutz, author the highly entertaining Spellman series. We discuss her new novel, TRAIL OF THE SPELLMANS, which debuted at #15 on the NYTBR bestseller list this week. This is Document #5 (her words) in the series, and it is a fun romp through the dysfunctional Spellman family. Her first novel, THE SPELLMAN FILES, was nominated for an Edgar Award. She has also been nominated for the Macavity Award.

What makes Ms. Lutz such an interesting writer (and interview) is the genre she writes in. She writes humorous novels, which is not easy to do. She maintains her wit and worth while spinning interesting tales. They are mysteries, but no one gets murdered. I enjoy her style and attention to detail. I particularly liked TRAIL OF THE SPELLMANS for the depth of the plot and the character development.

If you enjoy Janet Evanovich and Sue Grafton you will love Lisa Lutz. We actually discuss one of these authors at the end of the interview (we both got a laugh out of it). I hope you pick up or download TRAIL OF THE SPELLMANS. Highly recommended!

LISTEN TO the interview