Heads you lose / Lisa Lutz and David Hayward.

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    • Abstract:
      Summary: Pot-growing siblings Paul and Lacey Hansen must investigate why the headless corpse of Lacey's ex-fiancé turned up on their property, in a metafictional mystery where the authors disagree as to how the story should progress.
    • ISBN:
      9780399157400 : HRD
      0399157409 : HRD
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    • ABNT:
      LUTZ, L.; HAYWARD, D. Heads you lose. [s.l.] : G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2011. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 15 jun. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Lutz L, Hayward D. Heads You Lose. G.P. Putnam’s Sons; 2011. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.323866. Accessed June 15, 2019.
    • APA:
      Lutz, L., & Hayward, D. (2011). Heads you lose. G.P. Putnam’s Sons. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.323866
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Lutz, Lisa, and David Hayward. 2011. Heads You Lose. G.P. Putnam’s Sons. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.323866.
    • Harvard:
      Lutz, L. and Hayward, D. (2011) Heads you lose. G.P. Putnam’s Sons. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.323866 (Accessed: 15 June 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Lutz, L & Hayward, D 2011, Heads you lose, G.P. Putnam’s Sons, viewed 15 June 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Lutz, Lisa, and David Hayward. Heads You Lose. G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2011. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.323866.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Lutz, Lisa, and David Hayward. Heads You Lose. G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2011. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.323866.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Lutz L, Hayward D. Heads you lose [Internet]. G.P. Putnam’s Sons; 2011 [cited 2019 Jun 15]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.323866


Booklist Reviews 2011 March #1

"I'll start a story, and we'll each add something to forward the action." Remember that game? In this case, it's just two tale spinners: Lutz, who writes the Spellman Files mysteries, and her ex-boyfriend, editor-poet Hayward. Ground rules are laid out in an editor's note: Lutz (lead author) begins and writes all odd-numbered chapters; no previewing or changing each other's work; a coin flip determines who wraps it all up. Can this actually work? Yes and no. Brother and sister, Paul and Lacey Hansen coexist in "a state of benign, mutual irritation," running a pot business from their home. Among their clients are folks at the local retirement home and the town doctor. When a headless corpse appears in the Hansens' backyard (twice), Lacey turns into Nancy Drew, while Paul tends plants and hangs out with his girlfriend. It's great to see how the story unfolds, but even better are the snide remarks traded by the authors at the end of each chapter; they almost make up for the unruly plotting and screwy characters. Fun for some, but the unusual structure will limit readership. Copyright 2011 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2010 November #2

Lutz, who gave us the insanely funny and popular Spellman series, launches a new one starring an offbeat brother-and-sister team who seem to work harder at battling each other than they do at solving a murder. No, Lutz still can't stay away from the whole family thing. Coauthor Hayward isn't family, though he and Lutz used to date, which evidently colors those fight scenes. With an eight-city tour; there should be lots of interest in this one.

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PW Reviews 2011 February #2

In this experimental California improv, Lutz (The Spellman Files) writes odd-numbered chapters and footnoted barbs directed at her coauthor and ex-boyfriend, poet Hayward, whose even-numbered chapters and stiletto-sharp ripostes add a freaky dimension to the collaboration. Grown siblings Lacey and Paul Hansen are scratching out a precarious living from a Northern California clandestine marijuana operation when a reeking headless human body turns up in their backyard, eventually identified as Hart Drexel, detecting barista Lacey's former lover. Because Lutz and Hayward agreed not to discuss or to undo a plot development the other had produced, they create a jittery black-comic narrative complicated by inter-author tensions unveiled in memos exchanged at the end of each chapter. Shifty secondary characters, some charming, some odious, pop in and out of the resulting dizzying plot that comes off like a trendy Left Coast restaurant mélange—daringly composed, exotic to contemplate. Author tour. (Apr.)

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