Tuesday, February 17, 2009
The Spellman Files by, Lisa Lutz
This is a fun book. Thanks for the recommendation Alisha!
The book jacket compares it to Harriet the Spy, and Nancy Drew for grown-ups. I think its a fair comparison. The story is about a family of P.I.s. It's written from Izzy's 20-something perspective. She has case files, transcripts, and charming lists.
I enjoyed the style of the book, the spunky characters, and it has a couple of good mysteries too. The Spellmans are good mix of dysfunction and love. The details had me cracking up. For example, the tennis uniforms, paying the little sister, the tattoos. Good cover too.
I recommend this book! (Just a warning, there are a handful of f-words.)