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Trail of the Spellmans: Document #5 (Hardcover)

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If you haven't read Lisa Lutz's Spellman documents (Document #1 - The Spellman Files, Document #2 - Curse of the Spellmans, Document #3 - Revenge of the Spellmans, and Document #4 - The Spellmans Strike Again, then it's time you did! The Spellmans are a family of private investigators, Albert and Olivia (Dad and Mom), David (the oldest), Izzy (our narrator) and Rae (the youngest), and they get into some tricky situations, laced with laugh-out-loud humor.

In Document #5, there are just a few things you need to know:

1. There are overlapping cases that will result in a Chinese wall.
2. Grammy Spellman is concerned about everyone's weight.
3. Rae gets arrested.
4. Walter's home may or may not have a plugged-in toaster.
5. Never, ever, under any circumstances, say "banana" to Sydney.

You can always count on Lisa Lutz for laughs, guaranteed*. But what makes Trail of the Spellmans so interesting is the huge change in the Spellman family dynamics. Things will never be the same for them after this book!

So don't forget, Lisa Lutz signs Trail of the Spellmans here at 1:00 on Sunday, April 1st, and there will be cake!

*And footnotes! Lots and lots of footnotes!

— FRAN

Description


The fifth installment in the New York Times bestselling series by Lisa Lutz, featuring the fearless private investigator Izzy Spellman and her quirky, yet endearing, family of sleuths.

For the first time in Spellman history, Isabel Spellman might be the most normal member of her family. Mom has taken on an outrageous assortment of extracurricular activities. Dad has a secret. Her brother and sister are at war, but neither will reveal the source of the conflict. While domestic disturbances abound, there is one source of sanity in the Spellman household: Demetrius Merriweather, employee of the month for eighteen months straight.

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 socialite has Isabel tail her husband, despite a conspicuous lack of suspicion. A man in a sweater vest hires the Spellmans to follow his sister, who turns out to be the socialite. Izzy won't stop hunting for the answers--even when they threaten to shatter both the business and the family.

Readers are sure to love the next novel in a "series that keeps getting better and better" (Publishers Weekly, starred review).

About the Author


Lisa Lutz is the New York Times bestselling author of The Spellman Files and Curse of the Spellmans, a nominee of the 2008 Edgar Award for Best Novel. She is most recently the coauthor of Heads You Lose, written with David Hayward.

Praise For…


Hilarious, but also tender and melancholy and full of hard-won wisdom. This one's going to stay with readers for a long time."

-Laura Lippman, author of I’d Know You Anywhere and the Tess Monaghan series


“Engaging….Lutz’s dry, biting humor is in full force.”



“A wise (and wise-cracking) choice for mystery readers seeking a break from the genre’s bloodier fare.”

Product Details
ISBN: 9781451608120
ISBN-10: 1451608128
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: February 28th, 2012
Pages: 384
Language: English