Oh, what a good book!! It just might be my very favorite in the whole series!! It was entertaining and held a satisfying conclusion, not only to the book's plot, but to the series' plot arch as well. And though I am pretty satisfied with the way it ended, I must admit that I do hope that this doesn't end up being the ACTUAL conclusion... I mean, there are still a few loose ends that I would like to see tied up. I imagine that it will be a while before I re-read this series, but it definitely is one of my very favorites!
You want humor? You want crazy family? You want detectives? You want a heroine who loves Get Smart episodes and makes lists of everything in her life (including ex-boyfriends, of which she has over 10)? Then you definitely want Isabel (Izzy) Spellman. But really, any of her family will do.
Theyre all private detectives, you see. And in this family, snooping on each other is the only way to get any information. Its an art form that Izzy and her two siblings (older, perfect David and younger, junk food junkie Rae) are all taught from a very early age.
Izzy is...well, shes kind of a fuck up and was rather a nightmare of a child for her parents. But shes a brilliant detective. And shes trying. She really is.
The series is comprised of:
The Spellman Files
Curse of the Spellmans
Revenge of the Spellmans
The Spellman's Strike Again
I've read them all, and highly recommend the entire series.