Curse of the Spellmans: Cast of Characters. Who You’ll Come to Know Better in Curse of the Spellmans. Subject: Isabel (Izzy) Spellman Age: Occupation. ‘Fast-paced, irreverent, and very funny, The Spellman Files is like Harriet the Spy for grown-ups’ Curtis Sittenfeld, author of Eligible and American Wife. As Curse of the Spellmans unfolds, it’s clear that Izzy is still very much on the case er, cases — her own and that of every other Spellman family member.

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Perhaps not surprisingly, he turns out being a good guy with valid reasons behind his “suspicious behavior. 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 lf 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.

She is sarcastic, curs the point of being nasty Not recommended All the while, Izzy has a new case: There’s also a number of mysteries but the Spellmans and their supporting cast drive the tale. Through no fault of her own, she keeps getting arrested.

Apr 22, Mark rated it it was amazing.


When the displeased management refuses to bail Izzy out, it is Morty, Izzy’s octogenarian lawyer, who comes to her rescue. However, Henry was a great addition to balance out the Spellman craziness. And, the fact that David didn’t feature as much in this book was really too bad his banter and negotiations with Izzy and Rae in The Spellman Files were just so fun. She shifts from subplot to subplot seamlessly, even though she is moving from one conflict teh the next quite quickly.

John Brown soon becomes “The Subject” of Izzy’s inquiries 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 spellmasn life. I would liken it to a professional race car driver, taking you out for a quick spin on the Autobahn in a Mercedes Benz. You’re not here for a stumper of a mystery, you’re here for the bitingly cynical and witty outlook on life Izzy Spellman provides in her aside-filled often footnoted narration. The Spellmans are a family of private investigators who live in San Francisco.


Brown suspicious of her.

However, that is not to say that I didn’t enjoy Curse of the Spellmansbecause I certainly did. The story is written as humor and, as such, was a welcome respite from the violence and gore of several of the other nominees the last two in particular.

I don’t think it was as funny as the first one, which is a shame. Just as in the first book, I come away from this book with an immense desire to be a part of the amazingly dysfunctional distrusting and too-wrapped-up-in-their-own-drama Spellman family. When a good-looking man moves in next door to her parents, Izzy intends to make him ex-boyfriend number John Brownconvinced he’s up to no good — even if her parents the management at Spellman Investigations are not.

Unfortunately, I must say that the conclusion to the mystery was once again disappointing, because the case seemed initially fascinating and exciting, but it turned out that the truth was neither of those things. The joy and excitement of turning each p Just as in the first book, I come away from this book with an immense desire to be a part of the amazingly dysfunctional distrusting and too-wrapped-up-in-their-own-drama Spellman family.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The smart-mouthed, in your business, the business of private investigating, has been laid bare for all to enjoy in Curse of the Spellmans. She goes so far as to date John Brown in order to acquire more information which is generally unsuccessful. I think Lisa Lutz’s greatness comes from being able to juggle funny moments with more serious ones and spel,mans make the book work spellkans it becoming ridiculous. View all 6 comments. Curse of the Spellmans: With a cast of kooky and oh so lovable characters that are both frustratingly nosy and eternally loyal readers are cheering, sneering and giggling their way through these delicious literary treats.

Looking forward to the next several books in the series. Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. This one was just as funny as the first one, yet spellamns complex, reviled more lairs, run deeper and left me feeling my heart in my throat. Perfect in every way? Basic Summary – Isabel Spellman works as a PI for her parents and has a year-old sister who is a bit crazy but idolizes Isabel.


Curse of the Spellmans (The Spellmans, #2) by Lisa Lutz

His introduces himself as John Brown which sets alarms off in the head of Izzy Spellman. It was funny, but cursf was far too cutesy. I was so excited to see a sequel to The Spellman Files.

It was a lesson he and the rest of us would soon regret. The Good Stuff Another wild and wacky tale of the delightfully dysfunctional, yet totally loveable, Spellman speklmans Would love to take mamma Spellman to some of Jake’s parent teachers meeting – she totally rocks Love how Izzy refers to o dates as Ex-Boyfriend?

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, can.

Curse of the Spellmans: Cast of Characters

On se prend au jeu et on cherche avec Izzy les secrets que sa famille tente de lui cacher. The first couple chapters do a fair amount of reminding the reader of characters and plot lines from the first book, and the main plot of book 2 doesn’t take off incredibly fast, but if you like the characters the payoff is worth it. As one might expect, this wrecks any chance Izzy has for a normal romantic relationship. Izzy and the entire Spellman clan are a bunch of nut cases, but the stories work for me.

If this sounds like another light, chick-lit screwball comedy, it is.

CURSE OF THE SPELLMANS by Lisa Lutz | Kirkus Reviews

Other books in the series. Another zany Spellman adventure. Sep 23, Barbara rated it liked it Shelves: If you live alone, why lock doors inside your home? Oct 22, Jenna rated it it was ok.

Preview — Curse of the Spellmans by Lisa Lutz.