Mar 4, 2016

Book Beginning: Trail of the Spellmans by Lisa Lutz

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Trail of the Spellmans by Lisa Lutz, published 2012 by Simon and Schuster 
The fifth installment in the bestselling series featuring the private investigator Izzy Spellman and her quirky family of sleuths. (publisher)

Brought up this book from the basement to read after finishing Lutz's other books, The Passenger, and How To Start a Fire. 

Book beginning, first chapter:
I do my job. I watch. I snap pictures and record video. I document subjects' activities through a filter of twenty years of disassociation. I don't judge. I don't manipulate the evidence. I simply report my findings to the client. The client can use the information however they see fit. That's the line I feed them. But the truth is always a murkier business.
The opening paragraph of this book intrigued me. It's a mantra for a PI and for other gatherers of info like journalists, the media. How much objectivity can/do they have, in reality? Eager to get into this crime novel, to see how the PI's objectivity holds out. 

Page 56:
  "How long are you going to play this game?" he asked.


  1. I've read the first couple of books in this series and liked them very much. Lisa Spellman's humor is addictive - for me anyway. Hope you enjoy it!

    1. OK, I need more coffee. Not 'Lisa Spellman', Lisa Lutz. LOL

  2. I haven't read this series but think it sounds interesting. This week I am spotlighting a contemporary mystery/thriller - Merciless by Lori Armstrong. Happy reading!

  3. Wow, I have seen mention of this series, and after reading How to Start a Fire and The Passenger, I am eager to try these out. Thanks for sharing. Here's mine: “THE NEXT TIME YOU SEE ME”

  4. I'm definitely intrigued! I love the idea of seeing through a PI's eyes and I do wonder if that objectivity is going to hold up!

  5. Fifth book, must be a good series! Happy weekend!

  6. ENJOY...I hope it is a great read. Sounds good.

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  7. I haven't heard of this series before, but it sounds like a great one! :)

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