The Spellman Files | Curse of the Spellmans | Revenge of the Spellmans | The Spellmans Strike Again | The Trail of the Spellmans by Lisa Lutz
- Published: 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2012
- Audio Length: 5:41:20 | 6:01:17 | 9:44:30 | 10:01:25 | 10:13:26
- Narrators: Ari Graynor (#1-2) | Christina Moore (#3-5)
- Series: Izzy Spellman Mysteries #1-5
Link to Goodreads summaries:
- The Spellman Files
- Curse of the Spellmans
- Revenge of the Spellmans
- The Spellmans Strike Again
- The Trail of the Spellmans
I tore through these humorous novels about a family of private investigators who investigate each other almost more than their clients. The amusing tone and quirky characters (and bad decisions) were a fun diversion during a stressful time. Because of the family’s line of work, the author is able to put a slightly different twist on a dysfunctional family.
For those who want a sarcastic female character who doesn’t put much stock in authority figures or doing a little breaking and entering, readers might also like the Veronica Mars franchise (TV show, movie, & books).
For a less adept sleuth with quirky characters and a humorous tone, the Stephanie Plum novels by Janet Evanovich would be a good suggestion.
Rating: 3 stars across the board