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Sunday, March 4, 2012

'Trail of the Spellmans- Document #5'-Lisa Lutz

Happy Sunday! Or Happy Countdown to another week of work...you only have a few hours left folks...

I hate Sunday...for so many reasons. Obviously- Monday Eve....laundry..homework...whatever...back to the grind.

The positive? Walking Dead! Yep- that's how pathetic I am ...that is my highlight..make a good out of a bad scenario right?

Today Kids, I am going to review...'Trail of the Spellmans"- by Lisa Lutz...this is the 5th book in the series...and sweet Jesus it better not be the last. Can I profess my love for this series? First of all , I'm Izzy..without a responsible husband (I married Henry- less clean version) 3 Select Soccer Money Suckers..and the irritating siblings (only child-..jealous??).

FOR THE FIRST TIME in Spellman history, Isabel Spellman, PI, might be the most normal member of her family. Mom has taken on an outrageous assortment of extracurricular activities—with no apparent motive. Dad has a secret. Izzy’s brother and sister are at war—for no apparent reason. And her niece keeps saying “banana” even though she hates bananas.

That’s not to say that Izzy isn’t without her own troubles. Her boyfriend, Henry Stone, keeps wanting “to talk,” a prospect Isabel evades by going out with her new drinking buddy, none other than Gertrude Stone, Henry’s mother.

Things aren’t any simpler on the business side of Spellman Investigations. First, Rae is hired to follow a girl, only to fake the surveillance reports. Then a math professor hires Izzy to watch his immaculate apartment while he unravels like a bad formula. And as the questions pile up, Izzy won’t stop hunting for the answers—even when they threaten to shatter both the business and the family.
(Amazon description)

Like Izzy, I don't do well with disappointment. I have been known to throw a fit or 5. New parents make me want to climb the walls in terror. And..yes, I have been known to climb through a couple of windows when needed. Seriously, who wants to be woken up at 2 am to open a door? Parents, your welcome. 
Apology for holding me hostage for weeks at a time to teach me some sort of lesson- accepted.

Izzy, as stated in my previous Spellman review, is the middle kid of a family PI business...older brother has gone from golden child to non-existent boring Dad. Youngest sibling, Rae, is in college...and a severe pain in the neck...and still rocking the orange jumpsuit when needed. Her parents are still off, and her Grandma is moving in. Izzy is determined to avoid her home with Henry at all costs and has a eclectic client base that would drive anyone to drink.

Henry situation has made me a little sad, his Mother, Gertrude,  made me remember why my Grandma always advised me to marry someone whose parents have already died.

I loved this book...how many series can you say that about (except J.A. Konrath..duh)? In some ways Izzy has grown up, in some ways she has stayed the same.

These books aren't cheap..but I am. Wait- that did not sound right. I meant to say- books are pricey, but I had no problem clicking ,"buy".

Start at #1- The Spellman Files.

My only concern after finishing this book......will there be another Miss Lutz???

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