Monday, May 4, 2009


Title: The Spellman Files

Author: Lisa Lutz

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Copyright: 2007

ISBN: 978-1-4165-3239-2

Series or stand-alone: #1

Setting: San Francisco, CA

1st Sentence:

San Francisco, Night
I duck into the parking garage, hoping to escape.


OMG! Why didn't somebody tell me about these books earlier! What a hoot!

Isabel Spellman's family consists of private investigators - they're all crazy, they're all paranoid, but most importantly, they're all fun! This book is an introduction to this dysfunctional family and their insane spying, privacy invading ways. This is a fresh, new author with a great voice and I have since read the rest of the books and loved every one!


Holly said...

Hey, I reviewed this recently at

Did you by chance call the phone number Isabel lists as her business card number in the book? I did and it was Spellman Investigations answering service. Super cute!

Shannon said...

I checked out your blog (very nice) and the review and posted my own comment.
Nope, missed the phone number...probably thought it was just part of the story. I would never think to call a number listed in a book. I read late at night and would be mortified that I'd wake somebody up! But I am enjoying this series.
Thanks for visiting.