The Spellmans Strike Again

The Spellmans Strike Again

Book - 2010
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AT THE RIPE OLD AGE OF THIRTY-TWO, FORMER WILD CHILD ISABEL "IZZY" SPELLMAN HAS FINALLY AGREED TO TAKE OVER THE FAMILY BUSINESS. AND THE TRANSITION WON'T BE A SMOOTH ONE. First among her priorities as head of Spellman Investigations is to dig up some dirt on the competition, slippery ex-cop Rick Harkey ¿ a task she may enjoy a little too much. Next, faced with a baffling missing-persons case at the home of an aging millionaire, Izzy hires an actor friend, Len, to infiltrate the mansion as an undercover butler ¿ a role he may enjoy a little much. Meanwhile, Izzy is being blackmailed by her mother (photographic evidence of Prom Night 1994) to commit to regular blind dates with promising professionals ¿ an arrangement that doesn't thrill Connor, an Irish bartender on the brink of becoming Ex-boyfriend #12. At Spellman headquarters, it's business as unusual. Doorknobs and light fixtures are disappearing every day, Mom's been spotted crying in the pantry, and a series of increasingly demanding Spellman Rules (Rule #27: No Speaking Today) can't quite hold the family together. Izzy also has to decipher weekly "phone calls from the edge" from her octogenarian lawyer, Morty, as well as Detective Henry Stone's mysterious interest in rekindling their relationsh...well, whatever it was. Just when it looks like things can't go more haywire, little sister Rae's internship researching pro bono legal cases leads the youngest Spellman to launch a grassroots campaign that could spring an innocent man from jail ¿ or land Rae in it. The Spellmans Strike Again is hands down the most hilarious, thrilling, and moving book in this bestselling, award-nominatedseries. And it proves beyond a reasonable doubt that Isabel Spellman, no matter how much she matures, will never be able to follow Rule #1: Act Normal.
Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Simon & Schuster, 2010
Edition: 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed. --
ISBN: 9781416593409
Branch Call Number: FIC Lutz 3558ad 1
Characteristics: 388 p


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May 13, 2018

When you are 32 and discover that your mother has been heard weeping in the bathroom, that your brother has given up his career to be a do-nothing, and that your baby sister is Ivy-league smart, I suppose it is time to grow up. But not too fast! I love that Izzy is her own worst enemy (since I am mine, too), and that she can pull it all together at the end gives me hope. This installment is not as laugh-out-loud funny as previous "reports" but there is not a single page that is less than riveting. (And the good news it we didn't lose Henry after all; he was just taking a break from the madness that is the Spellman family.)

Mar 03, 2013

Another enjoyable addition to the series.

Aug 10, 2012

The Spellman series is a fun read and this one lives up to expectations. Izzy finally takes the plunge and agrees to take on the family business. In the process of trying to add clients, she continues to run into odd situations.

thisisjac Apr 17, 2011

I just finished the series, now i want to read it again!

Mar 21, 2011

This entire series, overall, was well-written, fun, engaging and smart.

debwalker Mar 05, 2011

This is the fourth book in this series starring the delightfully dysfunctional family of private investigators. Former problem child Izzy has agreed to take over the family business, while pursuing a baffling missing-person mystery and resisting her mother's plots to marry her off to a successful professional man

Oct 11, 2010

I loved this series! It will probably be on the short list of series that I reread every few years. I love the pop culture references, (Dr Who!) and Izzy is one of my favorite female characters ever. I love the way this series is written, it kept me guessing and is insanely hard to put down.

Sep 21, 2010

I love this series! The writing style is very different and keeps the story moving. The chapters are short and have different formats which makes the books interesting to read - and they are very FUNNY!

Jun 10, 2010

The first three books in the Spellman series are definitely worth checking out before you read this fourth installment. The story revolves around a family of incredibly passionate, crazy unorthodox, characters. It's a faced paced, entertaining read.

samdog123 Apr 30, 2010

This is the 4th in this hilarious mystery series. Features Isabel Spellman and her family who run a detective agency. It's hard to separate investigative techniques from business to one's personal life, and that's where the fun begins! If you like Janet Evanovitch, try this series. The first title is The Spellman Files.

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