✓ Trail of the Spellmans || ¸ PDF Read by Í Lisa Lutz
Sep 15, 2019 - 13:54 PM By Lisa Lutz

Now in paperback, the fifth installment in the critically acclaimed, bestselling, Edgar Award nominated series about a fearless private investigator Izzy Spellman and her quirky, yet endearing, family of sleuths Lie back and enjoy this tale of intergenerational gumshoe mayhem Kirkus Reviews.For the first time in Spellman history, Isabel Spellman, PI, might be the mostNow in paperback, the fifth installment in the critically acclaimed, bestselling, Edgar Award nominated series about a fearless private investigator Izzy Spellman and her quirky, yet endearing, family of sleuths Lie back and enjoy this tale of intergenerational gumshoe mayhem Kirkus Reviews.For the first time in Spellman history, Isabel Spellman, PI, might be the most normal member of her family Mom has taken on an outrageous assortment of extracurricular activities with no apparent motive Dad has a secret Izzy s brother and sister are at war for no apparent reason And her niece keeps saying banana even though she hates bananas.That s not to say that Izzy isn t without her own troubles Her boyfriend, Henry Stone, keeps wanting to talk, a prospect Isabel evades by going out with her new drinking buddy, none other than Gertrude Stone, Henry s mother.Things aren t any simpler on the business side of Spellman Investigations First, Rae is hired to follow a girl, but then fakes the surveillance reports Then a math professor hires Izzy to watch his immaculate apartment while he unravels like a bad formula And as the questions pile up, Izzy won t stop hunting for the answers even when they threaten to shatter both the business and the family.
  • Title: Trail of the Spellmans
  • Author: Lisa Lutz
  • ISBN: 9781451608137
  • Page: 188
  • Format: Paperback

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Jennifer Sep 15, 2019 - 13:54 PM
I gave the first 4 books 5-stars but this gets 3-stars. And I'm not only rating this on the incredibly upsetting event. Although that was ridiculously awful! I didn't read four books where I felt like I was climbing Mt. Everest to only barely reach the top in the fifth book and then be thrown off the cliff before I can even take a look around! I was also very disappointed by all the characters. No Henry/Rae scenes. No Henry anything basically! His character was wasted in this installment. There [...]
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Dan Schwent Sep 15, 2019 - 13:54 PM
Why are Rae and David Spellman not on speaking terms? Why is Mom throwing herself into numerous hobbies? What is the link between the case Izzy is working and the one dear old Dad has his hooks in? All these questions and more will be answered in Trail of the Spellmans!My all time favorite dysfunctional family of detectives is back in a fifth installment and I'm glad to say the level of quality hasn't diminished.In this outing, Lisa Lutz throws a few new characters into the mix. There's the infa [...]
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Carol. Sep 15, 2019 - 13:54 PM
Sometimes you just need light and fluffy. Lutz’ Spellman series fits the bill perfectly, with enough complexity and surprises to prevent boredom, clever lines to provide laughter and a remarkable entertaining heroine.In this installment, Isabel is active again in her family’s detective business. Her younger sister Rae is off at college at Berkley, but still takes a hand in a case or two. Rae mostly seems to come around to work on convincing Spellman Investigations’ newest employee, Demetri [...]
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Melki Sep 15, 2019 - 13:54 PM
My family's obligatory Sunday-night dinners have always had the atmosphere of a disappointing baseball game: lots of shouting, subpar and semidigestible dining options, and various individuals occasionally making a run for it.Isabel SpellmanHere's the latest go-round from that wacky family of private investigators known as the Spellmans. All the current cases seem rather mundane compared to the theatrics of Izzy's own family. Mom has overscheduled herself to the point of exhaustion with classes [...]
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Shelley Sep 15, 2019 - 13:54 PM
*Rating* 4.0*Genre* Mystery/Comedy*Review forthcoming*I seriously love this series! I am so happy that after a nearly 2 years of a reprieve from writing this series, Trail of the Spellman's returns without any luster being lost on the characters or the storyline itself.More shortly.
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RachelAnne Sep 15, 2019 - 13:54 PM
I LOVE the Spellmans, and I did laugh out loud quite a bit while reading this fifth document. That being said, sometimes i think it's best to quit while you're ahead. It seems like Document 4 was intended to be the series conclusion, and Trail of the Spellmans suffers that flaw of so many sequels, in that it takes knotted loose ends and happy endings, undoes them and says "Just kidding!" Most of which is to say: IZZY AND HENRY AREN'T SUPPOSED TO BREAK UP!No, I don't think Izzy would want to have [...]
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Naomi Blackburn Sep 15, 2019 - 13:54 PM
I have that deep fear concerning the survivability of the Spellman clan and I hope LL wasn't trying to tell us something. I loved this book. was LL typical high standard of writing with a ton of questions at the end!
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Stacy Curry Sep 15, 2019 - 13:54 PM
REALLY we have to wait a whole year!! I love the Spellmans.
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Joey Sep 15, 2019 - 13:54 PM
Have you ever had a craving for your favorite treat? All day long you've looked forward to indulging in it and when you finally sit down to eat it, it doesn't taste right. Like someone has made it sugar free, carb free, and taken the chocolate bits out. Yep , that's this book. As a huge fan of her superb series, books 1-4 that is, I was seriously disappointed with her latest installment in a series that really should just have been left finished.Her usual zany cast of characters were made to see [...]
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Jess Schira Sep 15, 2019 - 13:54 PM
After reading the Trail of the Spellmans I can't shake the feeling that Lutz planned on ending the series with her fourth (the previous) novel. She'd tied up the loose ends and made it seem like the family had worked through all of their problems. With this book she kind of through a grenade in the middle of life and waited to see where the carnage ended. This book didn't have any of the crazy antics I enjoyed in the earlier novels, and the whole book felt forced. Worse of all, the most of the [...]
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Amy Sep 15, 2019 - 13:54 PM
I am so upset I want to cry. I'm not even finishing this book unless a sixth book comes out to rectify things. Why did I pick this up? I loved this series and told everyone I know about it. Now I'm going to tell them that book 4 is the last in the series. Seriously, I need a forget spell. I would like to understand why all the characters get to grow and be happy except Izzy. Resist the suspense if you know what is good for you and do not read this. You can then remain in the previously inhabited [...]
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Jess Sep 15, 2019 - 13:54 PM
I don't know. Maybe I'm over it. I liked it. I liked revisiting the characters, and the story stayed true to all of them. Still, you know when you see a sequel to a movie that had a very satisfactory ending, and the sequel is fine but you can't help but wonder if it was really necessary? This was like that.
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AdiTurbo Sep 15, 2019 - 13:54 PM
Another great Spellman book, though a little less so than the others so far. So much wit it hurts, so much smart it makes you jealous. So obvious Lutz is having so much fun writing this series, and this makes it so much fun to read, especially when you need a little laugh.
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Lisa Vegan Sep 15, 2019 - 13:54 PM
This is the 5th book in the Spellman series, all 5 star books for me, most of them (why not all?!: Do I have to rectify that?!) on my favorites shelf. (I assigned 5 stars for Lutz’s standalone book too.) (And, there is a new children’s book that will be out in 2013, and readers of this book get a teaser about it, illustrations included.)I literally laughed out loud, numerous times. The story is hilarious, delightful, and a perfect comfort read for me, warped sense of humor that I have.The re [...]
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Noah W Sep 15, 2019 - 13:54 PM
Lisa Lutz typically records the crazy, but plausible antics of the Spellmans. This file contains the realistic, very plausible musings of a tired investigator. In many ways the Spellmans have matured. So I'll address how each of the characters have changed (matured):Albert Spellman (Father): In this book he mainly does paperwork and runs the compnay like a normal boss. No more "retirement age crisis" or interesting hobbies.Olivia Spellman (Mother): She no longer is obsessed with playing Yenta th [...]
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Trick Brown Sep 15, 2019 - 13:54 PM
Clearly, if I am reading the fifth book in any series it's because I thoroughly enjoy the series. What first attracted me to these stories was the originality in their presentation. Ms. Lutz uses a number of interesting, call them gimmicks, to present the story. Not as much for this novel, but she has often utilized in media res techniques as a way to foreshadow. Since the Spellman's are private investigators, she presents scenes as transcripts of recorded conversations. Which creates an interes [...]
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Victoria Sep 15, 2019 - 13:54 PM
This is one of the most fun, laugh-out-loud series that I have ever read. After the fourth installment, The Spellmans Strike Again, I had believed Internet rumours that said it would be the last Spellman book, so my delight was tremendous when I first heard about this book's imminent publication (and don't worry, this time the Internet is very upfront that an additional two books have been contracted in the series!)I love Lutz's writing style and sense of humour - in fact, I first read The Spell [...]
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Lauren Fidler Sep 15, 2019 - 13:54 PM
okay, so i'm gathering some time passed between lutz's book 4 and her book 5 because, dang, was the voice and tone off on this onerst, the snarky magic of the first four was justgone. maybe as izzy gets older, it just gets more pathetic for her to be quite as snappy without it coming across as "bitchy" instead of "quirky." here, she's avoiding the subject of marriage and children with henry by throwing herself into her investigative work and staging a spellman coup in her copious spare time.i kn [...]
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Summer Sep 15, 2019 - 13:54 PM
I loved the first four books in this series to pieces. However I was really disappointed with this one. A lot of the series is kind of chaotic but usually you can follow along. Here it just didn't feel cohesive at all. Things just randomly happened that felt like they should have been addressed but instead were glossed over. The detective work was interesting but it just didn't feel as fun as the other books.
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Kathy Worrellツ Sep 15, 2019 - 13:54 PM
I am soooo sad. Ok, I think I said that at book number 4. But, I mean it!I love this family; I love their spunk, their quirkiness, their lives. Only one more book in this series and I have to say farewell to the Spellman's. I am just not ready to say goodbye.
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Tim Chamberlain Sep 15, 2019 - 13:54 PM
Written for the KAZI Book Review (kazibookreview.wordpress/):The further adventures of a wonderfully dysfunctional PI and her entire dysfunctional clan.With Trail of the Spellmans, the fifth book in the Spellmans series, Lisa Lutz delivers a fast and funny mystery that should please old and new fans alike.The new installment follows the further adventures of Isabel “Izzy” Spellman (a San Francisco private investigator) and her family who just so happen to be her co-workers. There is no limit [...]
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Alisha Marie Sep 15, 2019 - 13:54 PM
I had mixed emotions when I found out that there was going to be a fifth document in the Spellman series and I literally didn't know until I opened up my Vine newsletter (I know, I know, "Shame on you!" and "Bad fan!"). At first I was thinking "Seriously?! Yayyyyy!!!!", but then I started thinking about how much I loved the fourth book and how I thought that it had such a satisfactory ending. Plus, I had sort of put The Spellman series to bed, gave them a "Rest in Peace", mourned for them, put [...]
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Donna Carroll Sep 15, 2019 - 13:54 PM
Love the Spellman's. This is the fifth installment of the Spellman Files. The quirky family of private investigators keeps me laughing.
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Fred Hughes Sep 15, 2019 - 13:54 PM
This review is based on an Advance Readers Version of the book which I received free through First Reads.This story revolves around a family of Private Investigators consisting of Dad – Albert Spellman , Mom – Olivia Spellman, oldest Daughter and story teller - Isabel Spellman, and youngest Daughter – Rae Spellman (part time). Occasionally their brother David whose was a lawyer and is now a stay at home Dad to 18 month old Sydney – “Banana” - [you’ll have to read the book to see w [...]
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Dorothy Sep 15, 2019 - 13:54 PM
I've been reading really serious literature recently and I decided that I needed a bit of fluff to clear my reading palate. It doesn't get much fluffier than Lisa Lutz and her family of ditsy San Francisco detectives, the Spellmans.This is the fifth in the Spellman series. Several years have passed in the family's history since the series began, and yet it is hard to see much growth in most of the family members. They still spend more time surveilling each other, trying to trip each other up, an [...]
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Jennifer Sep 15, 2019 - 13:54 PM
This is the fifth book in the Spellman series but only the second Spellman book I read. (I read #1 and then jumped to this one.) I thought Lutz smoothed out her writing style in the interval (the first book felt a bit disjointed). If you’re not familiar with the series, the Spellmans are a San Francisco-based family who own a private investigation business run by the Spellman parents and employing Isabel (our narrator) and sometimes Rae (the youngest daughter—in college in this book). The fo [...]
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Book Him Danno Sep 15, 2019 - 13:54 PM
The overwhelming thought I had as I read this book was Rory and Lorelei had decided to solve crimes. The dialogue was so fast, so snappy it reminded of the Gilmore Girls interacting at the diner. Thank goodness it was written down or I would have had to keep rewinding to keep up. This is about a family, the Spellmans, more so than the crimes the dig into. They are private detectives who all work together in a nonstop atmosphere of love and suspicion, like any good family who are also paid to be [...]
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Mburrows Sep 15, 2019 - 13:54 PM
I am only giving this book 4 1/2 stars because I didn't like that the Izzy and Henry broke up. It broke my heart. I was so hoping they could make it work. Of course Izzy and Henry are sad to be broken up so maybe there is still hope. I love them both and want them to be happy. I may be too invested in this series after reading 5 books in a row. I am looking forward to the next book. I hope it doesn't make me sad too.
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Amy Sep 15, 2019 - 13:54 PM
ARC/TPB/Mystery: Rarely does a character come alone that I really miss after I've finished the book (Abby Normal & Stephanie Plum). I really like Izzy; she's like my friend and she's telling me her life story.I've listened to Spellman's 1 & 2 and when I saw Book 5 on Vine, I bit the bullet and skipped over. I don't think skipping is going to be a problem. First, the books stand on their own because it is a mystery. Second, even though I know facts now that have happened in books 3 & [...]
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Trail of the Spellmans By Lisa Lutz Now in paperback, the fifth installment in the critically acclaimed, bestselling, Edgar Award nominated series about a fearless private investigator Izzy Spellman and her quirky, yet endearing, family of sleuths Lie back and enjoy this tale of intergenerational gumshoe mayhem Kirkus Reviews.For the first time in Spellman history, Isabel Spellman, PI, might be the mostNow in paperback, the fifth installment in the critically acclaimed, bestselling, Edgar Award nominated series about a fearless private investigator Izzy Spellman and her quirky, yet endearing, family of sleuths Lie back and enjoy this tale of intergenerational gumshoe mayhem Kirkus Reviews.For the first time in Spellman history, Isabel Spellman, PI, might be the most normal member of her family Mom has taken on an outrageous assortment of extracurricular activities with no apparent motive Dad has a secret Izzy s brother and sister are at war for no apparent reason And her niece keeps saying banana even though she hates bananas.That s not to say that Izzy isn t without her own troubles Her boyfriend, Henry Stone, keeps wanting to talk, a prospect Isabel evades by going out with her new drinking buddy, none other than Gertrude Stone, Henry s mother.Things aren t any simpler on the business side of Spellman Investigations First, Rae is hired to follow a girl, but then fakes the surveillance reports Then a math professor hires Izzy to watch his immaculate apartment while he unravels like a bad formula And as the questions pile up, Izzy won t stop hunting for the answers even when they threaten to shatter both the business and the family.

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