Heads You Lose by Lisa Lutz

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 1 Critic Review



Dave, I just finished the first chapter of a new novel-a real crime novel with a dead body and all-and I thought of you...

Paul and Lacey Hansen are pot-growing, twentysomething siblings sharing a modest rambler of a home in rural Northern California. When they find a headless corpse on their property they can't exactly call 911, so they simply move the body to another location. Let somebody else find it. Instead, the corpse reappears on their land. Clearly, someone is sending them a message, and it's getting riper by the day. But that's only half of the story...

Enter authors Lisa Lutz and David Hayward-former real-life partners (professionally and personally) who have agreed to reunite for a tag- team mystery novel written in alternating chapters. One little problem: they disagree on pretty much every detail of how their novel should unfold. While the body count rises in Paul and Lacey's wildly unpredictable fictional world, so too does the intensity of Lisa and David's rivalry. The result is a literary brawl like no other, and a murder mystery every bit as unanticipated (and bloody).


About Lisa Lutz

See more books from this Author
Lisa Lutz is the New York Times-bestselling author of the Spellman comedic crime novels. Since 2007, the Spellman series has received Edgar, Anthony, and Macavity nominations, and each title has been a selection of the Indie Next List. Lutz lives in San Francisco. David Hayward is a writer and editor in Northern California. His poetry has won a Pushcart Prize and has appeared in Harper's and other magazines. Hayward has an MFA in poetry from the University of California at Irvine. This is his first novel.
Published April 5, 2011 by Berkley. 320 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

Unrated Critic Reviews for Heads You Lose

New York Journal of Books

See more reviews from this publication

Further, it’s those relationships that authors Lutz and Hayward concoct that make Heads You Lose vastly entertaining.

Apr 05 2011 | Read Full Review of Heads You Lose

Reader Rating for Heads You Lose

An aggregated and normalized score based on 110 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes

Rate this book!

Add Review