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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,531 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lisa Lutz Narrator: Christina Moore Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Spellmans Series Release Date: February 2012 ISBN: 9781442348455
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The fifth installment in the New York Times bestselling series by Lisa Lutz, featuring the fearless private investigator Izzy Spellman and her quirky, yet endearing, family of sleuths.

For the first time in Spellman history, Isabel Spellman might be the most normal member of her family. Mom has taken on an outrageous assortment of extracurricular activities. Dad has a secret. Her brother and sister are at war, but neither will reveal the source of the conflict. While domestic disturbances abound, there is one source of sanity in the Spellman household: Demetrius Merriweather, employee of the month for eighteen months straight.

Things aren’t any simpler on the business side of Spellman Investigations. First, Rae is hired to follow a girl, only to fake the surveillance reports. Then a socialite has Isabel tail her husband, despite a conspicuous lack of suspicion. A man in a sweater vest hires the Spellmans to follow his sister, who turns out to be the socialite. Izzy won’t stop hunting for the answers—even when they threaten to shatter both the business and the family.

Readers are sure to love the next novel in a “series that keeps getting better and better” (Publishers Weekly, starred review).  Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Three cases, all surveillance operations, start out routinely enough but prove anything but in Lutz’s engaging fifth novel.” 

    Publishers Weekly

  • “A thoroughly entertaining reading.” 

    Audiofile

  • “This is a wise (and wisecracking) choice for mystery readers seeking a break from the genre’s bloodier fare.” 

    Booklist

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brooke | 2/15/2014

    " It was nice to have another book to read in this series, but I don't like what the author did...I mean, no, life never goes how you want it to...It was definitely fun like the other books for sure. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mrs N | 2/14/2014

    " The 5th Spellman novel is bittersweet, but still quite amusing. Is it wrong to hope that Lisa Lutz will write Spellman novels for the rest of her life? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susanne | 2/11/2014

    " Slow to start, but ended up being awesome. Great series that is full of sarcasm. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 April | 2/7/2014

    " Liked the story, but getting a little tired of Izzy's issues. Ready for the series to be done. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shellys♥ Journal | 2/6/2014

    " This is the 5th saga in the Spellman Series. It took a bit to get going, but in the end, it did not disappoint. I love this series because things change. Relationships change. Although the laughing never ends. Curious to see what will happen next with this family. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ivy | 2/1/2014

    " This was perhaps my favorite book in the series since her first. I always love the unique voice that Lutz has in this series. I was so happy that we got to see a different perspective on Izzy as the normal one. I like that she had sense of stability, perhaps she is growing up. I love to see character growth. This series is always good for a laugh. A great way to spend my commute!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather Nelson | 1/30/2014

    " Not the best of the Spellman books. The end was not that great. I love these characters but they seem to have run their course. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alison Wallace Projansky | 1/18/2014

    " I love the Spellman's. And I listened to this book, and the reader, Christina Moore, is fabulous. She sounds exactly as I imigine. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christy | 1/17/2014

    " So refreshing to see characters actually age and mature in a series. I really enjoy each of these more than the last. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nina Reyes | 1/14/2014

    " Just like all the other books, so it was cool. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rosie | 12/22/2013

    " Another great installment! I'm getting a little frustrated with Isabel's inability to face her problems with interpersonal relationships, but I'm hoping Lisa Lutz will give us all what we want in file #6. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katty | 12/5/2013

    " Just as good as the others, wish somethings wouldn't have happened, but still loved it. Wonder how long we will have to wait for book 6. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan | 12/2/2013

    " If you haven't read Lisa Lutz' Spellman series, you're missing a lot of enjoyment. These books are a blast to read. I recommend starting with the first one and laughing your way on to number five. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Velma | 12/2/2013

    " This was the best one yet! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeremy FREESE | 10/25/2013

    " Better than last book, which keeps her off the list of writers I've abandoned, but still on the list of writers I keep reading even though I feel regrets while I do so. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kayt18 | 9/8/2013

    " great. i cant wait for the next installment. in this one Izzy takes an unexpected tactic with the company business. i was very surprised. still tons of laughs, but more thought provoking than the other books. laughed out loud, truly enjoyed it and am excited to see what happens next. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 7/18/2013

    " I think these books are hilarious. They are unlike any series I've ever read and I really like the narrator/main character. The family of private investigators is quirky and full of flaws, but also so funny and likeable. I'm looking forward to the next one! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Samantha | 1/28/2013

    " Wished it hadn't ended sadly. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robyn | 9/3/2012

    " I loved the first four. This one just wasn't nearly as much fun to read as they were. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dawn | 6/1/2012

    " I just love these Spellman books! The characters are so quirky, and there's always a great mystery. I was sad at how things ended for Isabel, but am optomistic about the next installment. Just the right mix of mystery and humer to make me tear through. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan Dalley | 4/28/2012

    " After the last book, this felt like a giant step backwards. Shouldn't there be growth and development book to book? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carolyn | 4/17/2012

    " Totally forgot how funny these are. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robyn Melkerson | 3/31/2012

    " It's always such a pleasant surprise to discover a new Spellman Family book. While the wait is long, I always find them fresh, witty, sarcastic and original. I, for one, love the footnotes and appendix she includes. Just a fun idea. Hopefully in a year or so we can enjoy Document #6! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bekkie Renk | 2/22/2012

    " Especially enjoyed the 'sentence enhancing' bit and have introduced friends to the concept... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Darlene | 2/21/2012

    " The first couple in the series were better "

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About the Author
Author Lisa Lutz

Lisa Lutz is the New York Times bestselling author of the the Spellman Files series and coauthor of Heads You Lose with David Hayward. Lutz has won the Alex Award and has been nominated for the Edgar Award for Best Novel. She lives in upstate New York.

About the Narrator

Christina Moore is an actress and award-winning audiobook narrator who has garnered fourteen AudioFile Earphones Awards. As an actress, she is best known for her roles in the television series That ’70s Show, Hawthorne, and 90210. She is a founding member of Bitches Funny, an all-female sketch group that has performed in New York City and Los Angeles for the past five years.