My god, an actual debut female PI novel
And one that went to auction, even!
Lisa Lutz’s THE SPELLMAN FILES, a debut about a young PI working for
her highly dysfunctional family’s PI firm, to Marysue Rucci at Simon
& Schuster, for publication in spring 2007, in a significant deal,
at auction, by Stephanie Kip Rostan at Levine Greenberg Literary Agency.
Italian rights to Mondadori, in a pre-empt.
Lutz is a screenwriter who wrote for Salon last year about her bizarre experience getting a straight-to-video movie comedy made after a decade of rewrites. One would hope she didn’t spend that much time on the book, though it certainly implies a willingness to revise, and that’s a good thing…