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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (15,731 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lisa Lutz Narrator: Ari Graynor Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Spellmans Series Release Date:
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Meet Isabel Spellman, private investigator. This twenty-eight-year-old may have a checkered past littered with romantic mistakes, excessive drinking, and creative vandalism -- but she's good at her job as a licensed P.I. with her family's firm, Spellman Investigations. Invading people's privacy comes naturally to Izzy and all the Spellmans. If only they could leave their work at the office.

Izzy walks an indistinguishable line between Spellman family member and Spellman employee. Duties include: completing assignments from the boss, aka Mom and Dad; appeasing her chronically perfect lawyer brother; and setting an example for her fourteen-year-old sister, Rae (who's become addicted to "recreational surveillance"). But when Izzy decides to get out of the family business in search of normalcy, there's a hitch: she must take one last job before they'll let her go -- a fifteen-year-old, ice-cold missing person case. She accepts, only to experience a disappearance far closer to home, which becomes the most important case of her life. The Spellman Files is an unforgettable introduction to the Spellman family in all its lovable chaos. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “The plot churns on Izzy’s work deconstructing two missing person cases…investigations that cause her to question just how much family dysfunction she can tolerate. It’s not the mystery of how these cases ultimately resolve that will pull readers through, but the whip-smart sass of the story’s heroine, ace detective of her own heart.” 


  • “She’s part Bridget Jones, part Columbo. Lisa Lutz’s resilient PI Isabel Spellman emerges as a thoroughly unusual heroine in her delightful, droll debut novel.” 

    USA Today

  • “A fun and irreverent debut.” 

    Entertainment Weekly

  • “A spirited, funny debut from screen writer Lutz that mixes chick-lit, mystery, and a dose of TV nostalgia…[The] various mysteries all come together in a rush of humor and chaos. It’s all casual, swift, and hip. But an underpinning of reality, the complex emotions of growing up and letting go, shows through occasionally, warming up this hilarious debut.” 

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A 2008 Anthony Award Finalist for Best First Novel
  • Winner of the 2008 YALSA Alex Award
  • A USA Today Bestseller
  • A 2008 Macavity Award Finalist for Best First Mystery
  • A 2008 Barry Award Finalist for Best First Novel
  • A 2008 Dilys Award Finalist
  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jacqui | 2/16/2014

    " Fun and funny -- this families dysfunction is thoroughly entertaining! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Laura Boon | 2/13/2014

    " Fans of Janet Evanovich and Stephanie Plum (I'm one) will enjoy The Spellman Files. Lisa Lutz has the same wacky, over-the-top wacky approach to crime fiction. I thoroughly enjoyed it. My kind of relaxation. I'm looking forward to spending some more time with this dysfunctional family of private investigators! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Craig | 2/11/2014

    " Very witty writing about a very dysfunctional family! Great read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Danielle Kreinik | 2/10/2014

    " Fun, lose yourself in the action kind of book. Characters were kooky and well written. "

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