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Revenge of the Spellmans by Lisa Lutz
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Feb 13, 2011

really liked it

Isabel Spellman is back and better than ever. For those of you who have not heard of the Spellmans, they are a family of private investigators. They are not your normal PI's in that they spend more time spying on each other than they do other people.

This is the third in a series, the first book, or document as Lisa Lutz perfers, was "The Spellman Files", and the second was "The Curse of the Spellmans". The books do not have to be read in order, but would certainly would be more enjoyable if read in sequence.

In the "Revenge of the Spellmans", Isabel is trying to decide if private investigations is what she really wants for a career. She is presently tending bar and down on her luck. She takes on what seems to be a minor infidelity case that proves to be more of a challenge than what she bargained for.

Rae, her teenage sister, is again giving the family fits. She becomes involved in Lisa"s love life, may be cheating on her PSAT's, and could be a car thief - among other things.

Mort, her eighty year old friend, is having a crisis. His wife has moved to Florida, because he has agreed to move when he retired, but has not reneged on his promise, and she is going to divorce him.

Mom and Dad Spellman are trying to turn over the business to Isabel and have given her one month to make her decision, and it looks like it will hinge on the successful outcome of the infidelity case.

If you like authors, Tim Dorsey, Janet Evanovich, and Carl Hiaasen, you wil thoroughly enjoy Lisa Lutz.

These books are easy reads that are enjoyable and funny, with a touch of mystery and romance.
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