Thursday, October 2, 2008

Another Laugh Out Loud Read

Everyone knows that Janet E. and her Stephanie Plum series are just about as funny as it gets. Well, today I want to introduce you to another funny lady, Lisa Lutz and her PI Izzy Spellman. There are now two books in the series and I can't wait for the next one. Izzy is quirky and hilarious and her family of oddballs are perfect accompaniments.

Here's my review from when Spellman Files first hit shelves:

Meet Isabel Spellman. She’s a spunky troublemaking private eye who works for her parents’ P.I. firm. The story begins with Izzy being interrogated in regards to her young sister Rae’s disappearance. What follows is a hilarious chronicle of Izzy Spellman’s life leading up to the event in question. As a child and young adult, Izzy tormented her parents. She keeps an exhaustive list of all the “crimes” she got away with and a list of “interrogations” held in her parents’ basement for crimes she is suspected of having committed. She also keeps a running list of all ex-boyfriends, the most recent of which has led Izzy to the decision that she must leave the family business and try to live a “normal” life. Unfortunately for Izzy, her parents are not willing to let her go without a fight. Before they will agree to let her go with a reference that will allow her to gain employment elsewhere (and move out of their house) Izzy’s parents force her to work one last case – a twelve-year-old missing persons case that they hope will convince their daughter to stay. It is at this point in the story that fourteen-year-old Rae goes missing. Hilarity ensues as this quirky and dysfunctional family reluctantly pulls together to find its youngest member. Anyone who loves Janet Evanovich has to try Lisa Lutz.


Michele said...

I just finished Curse of the Spellmans and will be posting my review on Saturday. Loved it!

Anonymous said...

I agree. This was a fantastic book!

Kristie said...

Absolutely love these books! They always make me laugh and giggle!

Anonymous said...

I'm going to have to read this. It sounds like a nice change of pace!

Icedream said...

This one cracked me up. I didn't think the sequel was as funny but it was still a good read too.