Saturday, March 3, 2012

Trail of the Spellmans: Document #5 Giveaway

Rating: A MUST read (5 stars out of 5)!

Synopsis: 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, only to fake 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.

My Review: You have NO idea how excited I was to review Trail of the Spellmans: Document #5 before it was released.  I was beyond thrilled. If you have ever looked at my favorite books, Lisa Lutz's Spellman Series is included.  I find Isabel extremely funny. Trail of the Spellmans: Document #5 didn't let me down.  I laughed through so much of it. I found it extremely funny what Rae does to Sydney (David's and Maggies daughter) that involves "banana." You will just have to read spoil alert here. Henry's mother and Izzy as drinking partners...can you imagine?  Izzy and Gertrude are so similar, but when Gertrude hooks up with someone from Izzy's past, I couldn't stop laughing. What was happening between Izzy's mom, D, and Grandma Spellman is just too funny for words. I honestly don't know how in the world Lisa comes up with her ideas. 

So, do Henry and Isabel every have "the talk?" Who does Gertrude Stone end up with? What are D and Grandma Spellman up to anyway? What is really in D's crack mix? What is up with "banana?" What is Izzy's mom up to and why is she taking Russian? You will just have to read Trail of the Spellman: Document #5 to find out. 

I also never saw the end coming. What a twist Lisa tossed in. Fabulous! Trail of the Spellman: Document #5 is a MUST read. The book is available now. (Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Book Depository). If you haven't read any of the Spellman series, I recommend you start at the first book and read them all - they are too good not to.

The Spellman Series:
The Spellman Files (see review here)
Curse of the Spellmans
Revenge of the Spellmans
The Spellmans Strike Again
Trails of the Spellman: Dcoument #5

Meet the Author: Lisa Lutz is the New York Times bestselling author of The Spellman Files, Curse of the Spellmans, Revenge of the Spellmans, The Spellmans Strike Again and Heads you Lose (with David Hayward). Lutz has won the Alex award and has been nominated for the Edgar Award for Best Novel. Although she attended UC Santa Cruz, UC Irvine, the University of Leeds in England, and San Francisco State University, she still does not have a bachelor's degree. Lisa spent most of the 1990s hopping through a string of low-paying odd jobs while writing and rewriting the screenplay Plan B, a mob comedy. After the film was made in 2000, she vowed she would never write another screenplay. She lives somewhere in the continental United States.
This biography was provided by the author or their representative.

GIveaway: I have one copy of Trails of the Spellmans: Document #5 to give away.  All you need to do is become a follower of this blog and complete the form below.  Easy enough, right? GIveaway ends March 12th at midnight (EST)

1 comment:

  1. Oh my gosh!! I LOVE this series!! I'm so glad to hear that #5 doesn't disappoint! Thanks so much for the review and giveaway:)

    jwitt33 at live dot com


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