The Spellman Files In Lisa Lutz's The Spellman Files , Isabel Spellman tries to break free from her eccentric family of private investigators. But she's just too darn… The Spellman Files In Lisa Lutz's The Spellman Files , Isabel Spellman tries to break free from her eccentric family of private investigators. But she's just too darn… 2007-03-13 Fiction Mystery and Thriller Simon & Schuster
Book Review

The Spellman Files (2007)

EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Mar 13, 2007; Writer: Lisa Lutz; Genres: Fiction, Mystery and Thriller; Publisher: Simon & Schuster

In Lisa Lutz's The Spellman Files, Isabel Spellman tries to break free from her eccentric family of private investigators. But she's just too darn good at spying on people!

Grisliest Death Hard-livin' Uncle Ray in a hotel bathtub, dead from alcohol-induced asphyxiation.

Lowdown A fun and irreverent debut, thanks to Isabel's crackling narration. But structure isn't yet Lutz's strong suit. Various story lines take too long to get cooking and then come to a screeching halt. B

Originally posted Feb 23, 2007 Published in issue #924 Mar 09, 2007 Order article reprints
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