Tuesday, March 30, 2010


Pages: 364
Date: 30/01/2010
Grade: 4.5
Details: no. 3 Spellman Mysteries

It is the usual sort of madness in the world and life of Isabel Spellman and her family.
On the back of the some what embarrassing events in the previous book, Izzy has taken time off from the family P.I business while trying to figure out what she wants to do with her life.
But, a life time of being suspicious and investigating others isn't cast aside that easily, and soon enough Izzy has two investigations going.
One of these centers on her brother who has changed beyond recognition for unknown reasons. He is also lying, keeping secrets and refusing to explain himself. All very suspicious behaviour.
The second investigation doesn't involve a family member. Izzy is hired by a man who wants to know if his wife is cheating on him. Infidelity is ruled out fairly quickly by Izzy, but the woman obviously has a secret. A secret others are interested in as well and Izzy is determined to uncover. Especially once she decides that what she will do with her future depends on whether or not she can bring this mystery to a successful conclusion.
And there are a few other issues in Izzy's life:
* Detective Henry Stone is dating someone;
* Izzy's car keeps on disappearing from where she has parked it;
* She has to do her court ordered therapy and finds she can't get away with saying nothing;
* A housing crisis keeps our heroine from sleeping;
* Someone is blackmailing Isabel, demanding very strange things from her.
And that's just for starters.

The stories in these books are rather crazy, but real fun. And I find myself liking Isabel Spellman more with every subsequent book.

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