Not quite as funny as books one and two as there seems to be a little meanness in the "fun." I, for one, am sorry that Izzy seems to feel it is time to grow up, but it is nice that her mother has finally realized that she needs to be a parent, which involves more than feeding and housing a child. Still very good story, well written. These nearly insane people would be a delight to know. A very quick read, about six hours really, with some interesting new characters.
This is the third book in the Spellman series and is just as good as the second one. While you don't have to read the first two to get into this one, I would recommend it as there are a couple of references to the details of those two. It's got a few small mysteries going on all at once, but as with the other two, the story is really about the Spellman family itself.
Really great reading from a very humorous author. Her wit and great dialogue make this fun to read. I know that is not very literary, but go figure...sometimes one needs to lighten up, intelligently. This book does that well.
This entire series, overall, was well-written, fun, engaging and smart.
Lisa Lutz, who lived here in Seattle for awhile, is a find. I rarely laugh out loud when reading, but when reading the Spellman books, I could barely stop.
Yes, these books are mysteries, but the real treasure is the characters. They simply burst out of all bounds of expectation.
If you like Kinglsey Amis, then this is the mystery series for you.
I have enjoyed all of the Spellman books. They are somewhat addicting, I read this one in one day! I wish I had borrowed the last one before the library closed for the week, oh well.With a colorful bunch of characters and some wacky mysteries, whats not to like?
This is the third book in this series. The adventures of Isabel Spellman, alias "Izzy" continue as she attends her "forced" court counselling sessions and debates whether or not to take over her family's detective agency. All the while, she's working on a small case to keep her hand in the game...this is a terrific mystery series for anyone who loves Janet Evanovich--you are sure to love these books too. The first in the series is The Spellman files, next is Curse of the Spellmans and this is the third. I'm waiting eagerly for the fourth!
i love this series. this is book 3. it is funny & highly entertaining writing about a quirky dysfunctional private investigations family. & always a mystery in each book to hold your interest. lisa lutz is a very inventive writer.
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