Curse of the Spellmans: Cast of Characters. Who You’ll Come to Know Better in Curse of the Spellmans. Subject: Isabel (Izzy) Spellman Age: Occupation. ‘Fast-paced, irreverent, and very funny, The Spellman Files is like Harriet the Spy for grown-ups’ Curtis Sittenfeld, author of Eligible and American Wife. As Curse of the Spellmans unfolds, it’s clear that Izzy is still very much on the case er, cases — her own and that of every other Spellman family member.

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The suspect that Izzy is sure is up to no good is of course a good guy. Both cases were dragged out for way toooooooo loooonnnnngggg!!!!

Apr 24, Tom Carrico rated it it was ok. Once again, thanks for the recommend Lisa.

And her perfect brother, David, isn’t so perfect anymore. I already had a high opinion of him but the Doctor Who marathon clinched it, even though he prefers the ninth Doctor to the tenth. Just a moment while we sign you in to curee Goodreads account. Sep 25, Anne Hershewe rated it liked it. Tattoo of Puff the Magic Dragon.

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Setting daughter up on dates with lawyers Salient Characteristic: Funny banter, dislocated narrative, faux detective daftness and some sweet emotions and soapy family soppiness. With a cast of kooky and oh so lovable characters that are both frustratingly nosy and eternally loyal readers are cheering, sneering and giggling their way through these delicious literary treats. I don’t think it was as funny as the first one, which is a shame.

Now thirty and working in the family business, she gets in over her head when a new neighbor moves in next to her parents’ house and place of businessa gardener with the suspicious name of “John Brown,” who is evasive about his background, his movements, mounds of shredded trash and the locked office in his house. Especially since her mother spent the book vandalizing a teenagers motorcycle. Brown relentlessly, until he finally gets a restraining order against her.



Unfortunately, I must say that the conclusion to the mystery was once again disappointing, because the case seemed initially fascinating and exciting, but it turned out that the truth was neither of The “Curse of the Spellmans” was very similar to “The Spellman Files”- so highly recommended for those who enjoyed the first book, but do not read if you disliked the first book.

If this sounds like another light, chick-lit screwball comedy, it is. What worked for the first novel lost some of its quirky charm for me in the second novel simply because I expected it.

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And this is mostly because of Lutz’s wry sense of humor and excellent comedic timing. A refreshing take on the mystery genre, and a book guaranteed to bring plenty of laughs. I’m so glad I did. Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. The rest of this review will be continued at here, since I might be talking about author behavior then again, I might not.

I am able to call this a four-star review because I really did have fun while reading, but I am hoping so much for a more satisfying mystery element in the third installment. On se prend au jeu et on cherche avec Izzy les secrets que sa famille tente de lui cacher.

The Curse of the Spellmans

And in a book that was supposed to be lighthearted and humorous watching my heroine see her ex boyfriends all hook up with Olympic stars, and losing her apartment and sleeping in her car and having everyone down on her for not being a caring person and thinking about others was just too much.

Further, the blurb claims she is part Columbo and yet I never saw her do something remotely like our persistent beloved raincoat garbed detective.

Fortunately, my apprehension was unfounded. With my second book club reading The Spellman FilesI thought I’d be an overachiever and read the next installment in the series. To view it, click here. I don’t mean random in a negative way at all. The Spellmans 6 books. And an hour would be enough as opposed to some pages to slog thru. View all 13 comments. Hardcoverpages.


Cross posted at This Insignificant Cinder Izzyin San Francisco, now thirty years old and once again working for her pare Warning: Aug 20, Annalisa rated it really liked it Recommends it for: I guess I’ll have to read the next one to find out. After the film was made inshe vowed she would never write another screenplay.

Et j’aime San Francisco! Mar 21, Vered rated it it was amazing Shelves: Want to Read saving….

This one was just as funny as the first one, yet more complex, reviled more lairs, run deeper and left me feeling my heart in my throat. Unfortunately, I must say that the conclusion to the mystery was once again disappointing, because the case seemed initially fascinating and exciting, but it turned out that the truth was neither of those things.

Preview — Curse of the Spellmans by Lisa Lutz.

Sep 26, Dan Schwent th it really liked it Shelves: Oldest child David has long distanced himself from spellmajs family and its business, becoming a lawyer whose only connection to their work is to sometimes send business to them.

Now the Spellmans, a highly functioning yet supremely dysfunctional family of private investigators, return in a sidesplittingly funny story of suspicion, surveillance, and surprise. Curse of the Spellmans By Lisa Lutz The brief testimonials which are included on the book jackets or paperback covers can tell a reader a lot about the book.

But the snappy, honest narration by Get Smart —obsessed Izzy keeps things popping, with its mix of trade talk and brutal honesty: This one gets a 4.