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Curse of the Spellmans ❮Read❯ ➸ Curse of the Spellmans ➻ Author Lisa Lutz – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk In this sidesplittingly funny follow up to the New York Times bestselling The Spellman Files San Francisco’s own highly functioning yet supremely dysfunctional family of private investigators are ba In this sidesplittingly funny follow up to the New York Times bestselling The Spellman Files San Francisco’s own highly functioning yet supremely dysfunctional family of private investigators are back on the case in another mystery full Curse of MOBI :Ê of suspicion surveillance humor and surprise from award winning author Lisa Lutz Curse of the Spellmans was nominated for both the Edgar Award and the Macavity Award and the Izzy Spellman Mysteries have earned comparisons to everything from Carl Hiaasen and Janet Evanovich to Veronica Mars and Bridget JonesWhen Izzy Spellman PI is arrested for the fourth time in three months she writes it off as a job hazard She’s been obsessively keeping surveillance on a suspicious next door neighbor suspect’s name John Brown convinced he’s up to no good—even if her parents the management at Spellman Investigations are notWhen the displeased management refuses to bail Izzy out it is Morty Izzy’s octogenarian lawyer who comes to her rescue But before he can build a defense he has to know the facts Over weak coffee and diner sandwiches Izzy unveils the whole truth and nothing but the truth—as only she a thirty year old licensed professional canWhen not compiling Suspicious Behavior Reports on all her family members staking out her neighbor or trying to keep her sister Rae from stalking her “best friend” Inspector Henry Stone Izzy has been busy attempting to apprehend the copycat vandal whose attacks on Mrs Chandler’s holiday lawn tableaux perfectly and eerily match a series of crimes from – when Izzy and her best friend Petra happened to be at their most rebellious and delinuent As Curse of the Spellmans unfolds it’s clear that Morty may be on retainer but Izzy is still very much on the caseer cases—her own and that of every other Spellman family memberLisa Lutz brings her trademark wit and humor back in what Publishers Weekly calls a “sparkling seuel” Remeet the Spellmans a family in which eavesdropping is a mandatory skill locks are meant to be picked past missteps are never forgotten and blackmail is the preferred form of negotiation—all in the name of unconditional love.

  • Paperback
  • 409 pages
  • Curse of the Spellmans
  • Lisa Lutz
  • English
  • 15 June 2016
  • 9781416532422

About the Author: Lisa Lutz

Lisa Lutz is the New York Times bestselling author of the six books in the Spellman series How to Start a Fire Heads you Lose with David Hayward and the children's book How to Negotiate Everything Curse of MOBI :Ê illustrated by Jaime Temairik Her latest book The Passenger a psychological thriller will be published March by Simon and Schuster Lutz has won the Alex award and has been nominated for.



10 thoughts on “Curse of the Spellmans

  1. Dan Schwent Dan Schwent says:

    Why has Izzy Spellman been arrested four times in one month? Why is her mother leaving the house at all hours of the night to vandalize a stranger's motor bike? What is her father up to? Who is the mysterious neighbor John Brown? And who is recreating the string of vandalism Izzy is alleged to have perpetrated during her youth? All these uestions and will be answered in Curse of the SpellmansWhen you enjoy the hell out of the first book in a series the second book is a risky proposition like bungee jumping hitchhiking or eating at White Castle with a gallon of beer already sloshing around in your innards Fortunately my apprehension was unfounded Curse of the Spellmans is a worth second bookMuch like the last book Curse of the Spellmans is a hilarious tale of a dysfunctional family and the gross invasions of privacy they perpetrate on one another in the name of love There's also a number of mysteries but the Spellmans and their supporting cast drive the taleTold in a manner similar to the first book Curse of the Spellman's isn't a linear tale It starts near the middle backtracks to the beginning and then eventually makes it to the endDetective Henry Stone is a prominent part of the cast since Rae latched on to him in the first book He's also my third favorite character right after Izzy and Rae I already had a high opinion of him but the Doctor Who marathon clinched it even though he prefers the ninth Doctor to the tenthIzzy despite her legion of flaws is uickly winning me over Raised in a family of investigators she doesn't really know how to do anything else and conducts her personal life like one of her PI assignments I think Lisa Lutz's greatness comes from being able to juggle funny moments with serious ones and still make the book work without it becoming ridiculous A good humorous mystery is hard to come by in my opinion but Lutz has consistently delivered the goods so farI really have no gripes about this book There's the minor uibble about there being less of a sense of discovery but it's the second book in the series Unless the Spellmans were going to adopt a cute kid to bring new life into the series there wasn't a lot to unveilFour out of five stars I'll be reading the rest of this series at some point

  2. Barbara Barbara says:

    35 stars In this 2nd book in 'The Spellmans' cozy mystery series Izzy Spellman investigates a neighbor The book can be read as a standaloneThirty year old Isabel Izzy Spellman as well as her mom dad and teenage sister Rae all work for the family private detective businessSpying seems to be ingrained in the Spellman DNA because besides taking on cases they constantly snoop on each other and anyone else who comes into their orbitIzzy is always on the alert for a new boyfriend or as she puts it a new future ex boyfriend so an attractive fellow who moves in next door to the Spellmans uickly catches her eye Izzy immediately becomes suspicious though because the guy's name is John Brown sounds phony and he's a landscaper seems fishy John Brown soon becomes The Subject of Izzy's inuiries and she engages in various ruses to try to discover his place and date of birth and his SS number so she can pry into his life The subject is pretty cagey though and Izzy is stymied Then when nosey Izzy discovers that the subject keeps a door in his apartment locked she becomes obsessed with getting into the closed room Izzy's increasingly desperate and funny attempts to break in eventually lead to a restraining order and four arrestsa serious matter because she could lose her PI licenseAll this is uite entertaining and leads Izzy to other humorous situations including meetings with a wise octogenarian lawyer who can't get the temperature of his coffee uite right; staying with a staid police inspector who has a lot of house rules; watching a bunch of episodes of Dr Who; paying her teen sister Rae a very tough negotiator for services rendered; and Meanwhile Izzy is trying to find out who's committing vandalism on a retired teacher's yard displaysa crime that eerily resembles some of Izzy's youthful misbehavior To top it off EVERY member of the Spellman family seems to have a secret Dad is working out on the sly and eating healthy; mom is creeping out at night; Rae has mysterious new friends; and attorney brother David is uncharacteristically dirty and drunk Of course Izzy feels compelled to find out what's going on with everyone The book is entertaining but I found Izzy to be irritating She has no boundaries is intrusive never asks permission and seems oblivious of other people's feelings In real life a person who met Izzy would probably want to move to the other side of the countryor world Still the story is fun and would probably appeal to fans of comical cozy mysteries You can follow my reviews at

  3. Katie B Katie B says:

    45 starsI'm really enjoying my reread of the Spellman series Curse of the Spellmans is the second book in the series and has a lot of crazy shenanigans but it also has heart While I liked Izzy Spellman from the get go this is the book that made me fall in love with the rest of the family as well another character I'm not normally a big uote person but there are two uotes in this book that have resonated with me since the first time I read the seriesPrivate investigator Izzy Spellman has been arrested 4 times in the last 3 months Her bosses aka her parents are not too happy Izzy keeps spying on their neighbor You see Izzy is convinced he is up to no good and she is determined to dig up the dirt on him She turns to an 80 some year old lawyer named Morty to help her with her legal issues Fair warning this is a Spellman book so be prepared for lots of spying bending the truth eavesdropping blackmail and who knows what with this crazy cast of characters who are all uite skilled at picking locks and tape recording conversationsIf you have read the first book you will probably remember Inspector Henry Stone His role in this book is bigger and he provides a nice balance to the wacky behavior of the various Spellman family members as he's basically the voice of reason I absolutely adore the uote said by Izzy when discussing Henry and Rae with her mother as it's an opportunity to really get to know Izzy better as a person and what exactly is important to her The second book is where Lisa Lutz really shows off her writing versatility If you haven't read this series go check the books out

  4. carol. carol. says:

    Lisa Lutz‘ Isabel Spellman series is a little like Janet Evanovich‘s Stephanie Plum Not the recent ones but the early ones the ones that made me laugh out loud before they got progressively absurd and recycled the same plots The Spellmans however are a family team and the nature of the family business means they can’t really escape each other although they may periodically try Book two Curse of the Spellmans was just as much fun as the first and perhaps even a smidge better I found it to be an enjoyable light read that was a load of fun on a sick dayThe rest of this review will be continued at here since I might be talking about author behavior then again I might nothttpclsiewertwordpresscom20131or here

  5. Amanda Amanda says:

    3 12 stars for this one Curse of the Spellmans is the seuel to The Spellman Files a novel about an unconventional family that runs a private investigation firm I really enjoyed The Spellman Files it's light amusing and there is an inventive uality to the narrator Izzy Spellman's manner of conveying her story Because of her training as a PI Izzy tells us everything in the form of case file reports and transcripts of secret recordings What worked for the first novel lost some of its uirky charm for me in the second novel simply because I expected it However that is not to say that I didn't enjoy Curse of the Spellmans because I certainly didIzzy Spellman is now 30 years old and has spent half of her life working for her parents' private investigation firm Because she was exposed to this lifestyle in her impressionable years Izzy is pathologically suspicious of everyone and everything and she lacks the ability to compartmentalize her work life and her personal life With skills like surveillance lock picking on the spot lying GPS tracking and performing routine background checks woe upon you if Izzy thinks you're hiding something from her As one might expect this wrecks any chance Izzy has for a normal romantic relationship Izzy fast forwards through the whole getting to know you stage of a blossoming romance in favor of gaining DOB and SSN to rummage around in the prospective romantic interest's background This usually leads to some serious trust issues on the part of the men who fall for Izzy and as a result Izzy is still single It's just this pattern of thinking that leads her to believe that her next door neighbor and potential future boyfriend is hiding a criminal past behind his suspiciously average name and an even suspiciously locked door in his home In addition to this mystery Izzy's family members seem to have secrets of their own and Izzy a complete stranger to the concept of personal privacy begins to ferret out why her brother's wife seems to have disappeared why her mother runs suspicious errands at 230 am why her father is rapidly losing weight and why her loner sister suddenly has friends no one in the family has ever metIf this sounds like another light chick lit screwball comedy it is These novels don't focus on the serious investigations of the Spellman Agency Instead they revolve around what happens in a family trying to keep secrets and boundaries when their bread and butter is to cross boundaries to discover the secrets of others The mysteries really don't matter They're simply vehicles for getting to know this bizarre and dysfunctional and freuently amusing family Cross posted at This Insignificant Cinder

  6. Michelle Michelle says:

    So how can something be so good and coherent and yet be so random and rambling? I don't mean random in a negative way at all In fact I find the randomness uite charming just as I find Isabel Spellman uite charming and funny Izzy and the entire Spellman clan are a bunch of nut cases but the stories work for me In this the second installment of the Spellman series Izzy finds herself busy surveilling the neighbor who is surely up to no good; her teenage sister Rae has run over her best frienda forty something year old inspector named Henry and Henry not surprisingly is fed up; her practically perfect older brother David has lost his razor sharp edge; her mother is sneaking out of the house at all hours; and her father well he's secretly on a new found health kick And there is but I'll spare you the run down Like I saidrandomWhat I love about Lutz's story is that everything seems to be happening all at once and so the novel should feel chaotic Yet somehow it doesn't She shifts from subplot to subplot seamlessly even though she is moving from one conflict to the next uite uickly I would liken it to a professional race car driver taking you out for a uick spin on the Autobahn in a Mercedes Benz Even though you would inevitably be going so very fast the ride would be perfectly smooth I think I'd like to try that some dayAnd then of course there are the mysteries that Izzy must solve I'll go ahead and admit that the central conflict Izzy's obsession with the man next door's private life was fairly easy to figure out but the others are a bit puzzling so there was enough tension in the waiting to see what would happen next that I didn't get bored or want to scream DUH the entire time I was reading Moreover these books really aren't about the mysteries and are about the characters and their ridiculous antics especially Izzy and Raeor Rae and Henry who make uite the comedic team actually I'm telling you the characters here are a breath of fresh air and so is the story even if it isn't so mysterious And this is mostly because of Lutz's wry sense of humor and excellent comedic timing In fact I like this one a little than I liked the first and I really enjoyed the firstI'm thrilled to have found these little gems and I can't wait to read the next in the series

  7. Brandon Brandon says:

    When the Spellman family gets a new neighbor Isabel Spellman cannot shake the feeling that something is off about him Maybe it’s his all too common name of John Brown? Is it his office door that he constantly keeps locked? Or maybe it’s the fact that privacy and trust is something that is rarely present when it comes to the Spellmans In Curse of The Spellmans Isabel seems to be flirting with paranoia and everyone is under a microscope – her Mom Dad her sister Rae and even family friend Detective Henry Stone When will it end and just how many times does Isabel need to be arrested?Guys I love these Spellman books Lisa Lutz’ dialogue heavy novels about a uirky family of detectives are the definition of a page turner I’m sorry for my overuse of this phrase These are books where you tell yourself “OK just one chapter” and before you know it a hundred pages have passed since you sat down and picked up the bookIn my review for the previous novel I expressed some concern about the fact that Isabel seemed a bit disingenuous However that changed in this book Lutz spends a lot of time on what makes Izzy tick and as a private investigator her constant need for and information – something she just cannot control given that she’s been doing this the majority of her life She felt like a sympathetic character this time aroundThe rest of the Spellmans are in top form as well Rae Izzy’s younger sister is just as enjoyable as ever and both Olivia and Albert Mom and Dad are on point Lutz switched things up with David which produced some hilarious moments and scenes as well The two mysteries were compelling although I had an idea early on in regards to who was vandalising poor Mrs Chandler’s holiday lawn displays When it came to John Brown’s strange behaviour I had no clue what was going on I felt blindsided at the end but not in a bad way Made total senseLike The Spellman Files Curse of the Spellmans is an easy fun read that had me laughing out loud There’s no sopho slump here and I can assure you I’ll be finishing this series in no time

  8. AdiTurbo AdiTurbo says:

    So much fun The Spellman dysfunctional and uite crazy family always manage to make me laugh and this time Lutz had them also go through life changes that developed the characters in an interesting ways The plot is suspenseful the dialogues superb here is a writer who can write a teenager who is really smart but who is also still child like and speaks her age Intelligent and fully entertaining

  9. Vered Vered says:

    Funny smart sad and ever so enduring This one was just as funny as the first one yet complex reviled lairs run deeper and left me feeling my heart in my throat Loved it

  10. Alli Alli says:

    Not worth re reading andor suggesting to anyone else Although at times it was funny overall I felt bad for the characters and myself I felt like the author was talking down to me the fact that the protagonist is a 30 year old woman who narrates in a juvenile way than her 16 year old sister makes her INCREDIBLY hard to empathize with or to root for at allBasic Summary Isabel Spellman works as a PI for her parents and has a 15 year old sister who is a bit crazy but idolizes Isabel The driving force behind the entire novel is that Isabel believes her parents' new neighbor is suspiciousand that's it She stalks him tries to break into a less than exciting locked room in his apartment follows him etc etcPerhaps not surprisingly he turns out being a good guy with valid reasons behind his suspicious behavior Really That's it This only comes to a head in the last two chapters or so The only way readers can get through the rest of the book is with the comic relief of Rae Isabel's sister and Henry Stone a cop who has somehow become sucked into the weirdness of the Spellman family and adopted Rae as his own personal project mainly because he can't get rid of her Not the WORST but definitely left me feeling less than satisfied

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