Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.
My Waiting on Wednesday pick this week is The Spellmans Strike Again by Lisa Lutz.
I have enjoyed the first three in this series, and am looking forward to the March release of what they call "the final book."
An overview from the author's website:

At the ripe old age of 32, former wild child Isabel "Izzy" Spellman has finally agreed to take over the family business. Let's just say the transition won't be a smooth one.
Her first priorities as head of Spellman Investigations are to dig up some dirt on the competition—slippery ex-cop Rick Harkey—and to track down a stolen screenplay called The Snowball Effect. Next, faced with a baffling missing-persons case at the home of an aging millionaire, Izzy hires an actor friend to infiltrate the mansion as an undercover butler. Only he enjoys the role a little too much.
Meanwhile, Izzy is being blackmailed by her mother, who threatens to distribute photographic evidence of Prom Night 1994 unless Izzy commits to regular blind dates with promising professionals—an arrangement that doesn't thrill Connor, an Irish bartender on the brink of becoming ex-boyfriend #12.
At Spellman headquarters, it's business as unusual. Doorknobs and light fixtures are disappearing every day, Mom's been spotted crying in the pantry, and a series of increasingly demanding Spellman Rules (Rule #27: No Speaking Today) can't quite hold the family together. Izzy also has to decipher weekly "phone calls from the edge" from her octogenarian lawyer Morty, as well as Henry Stone's mysterious interest in rekindling their relationsh ... well, whatever it was.
Just when it looks like things can't go more haywire, little sister Rae's internship, researching pro bono legal cases leads the youngest Spellman to launch a grass-roots campaign that could get an innocent man out of jail—or land her in it.
This final installment in the bestselling, award-nominated series is hands-down the most hilarious, thrilling, and moving one yet. And it proves beyond a reasonable doubt that Isabel Spellman, no matter how much she matures, will never be able to follow Rule #1: Act Normal.


Mary said...

I haven't read this series but I know a lot of people have enjoyed it. I hope this measures up to the earlier books!

Nina said...

Never heard of this series before, but it does sounds very nice to read. Therefore good pick.

Here's mine

Jill said...

I've heard of this series, but haven't read any of them. Sounds like I need to check them out!

inthehammockblog said...

Very nice! I haven't read any of this series, yet!

Book Crazy Jenn said...

I have not read any from this author - sounds like a great series!

Alayne said...

This sounds intriguing and very funny. I think I'll add the Spellman's to my list.
The Crowded Leaf.