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Heads You Lose

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Heads You Lose

By Lisa Lutz; David Hayward

Putnam Adult, Hardcover, 9780399157400, 320pp.

Publication Date: April 5, 2011

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"New York Times"-bestselling author Lisa Lutz conspires with-or should we say "against"?-coauthor David Hayward to write an original and hilarious tag-team crime novel.
Meet Paul and Lacey Hansen: orphaned, pot-growing twentysomething siblings eking out a living in rural Northern California. When a headless corpse appears on their property, they can't exactly dial 911, so they move the body and wait for the police to find it. Instead, the corpse reappears, a few days riper . . . and an amateur sleuth is born. Make that two.
When collaborators Lutz and Hayward (former romantic partners) start to disagree about how the story should unfold, the body count rises, victims and suspects alike develop surprising characteristics (meet Brandy Chester, the stripper with the Mensa IQ), and sibling rivalry reaches homicidal intensity. Think "Adaptation" crossed with "Weeds." Will the authors solve the mystery without killing each other first?
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Saturday, Apr 16, 2011

Crime fiction author Lisa Lutz and poet David Hayward were once a couple. They've gotten back together, but this time to write a new crime novel called Heads You Lose. Host Scott Simon talks with the authors, who also created a kind of parallel book within their novel by sharing the e-mail exchanges between the two of them as they wrote, including japes, zingers and even the occasional compliment. More at NPR.org

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