Curse of the Spellmans: Cast of Characters. Who You’ll Come to Know Better in Curse of the Spellmans. Subject: Isabel (Izzy) Spellman Age: Occupation. ‘Fast-paced, irreverent, and very funny, The Spellman Files is like Harriet the Spy for grown-ups’ Curtis Sittenfeld, author of Eligible and American Wife. As Curse of the Spellmans unfolds, it’s clear that Izzy is still very much on the case er, cases — her own and that of every other Spellman family member.

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Not the recent ones but the early ones, the ones that made me laugh out loud before they got progressively more absurd and recycled the same plots. There’s the minor quibble about there being less of a sense of discovery but it’s the second book in the series. Hair stylist Salient Characteristic: Raised in a kf of investigators, she doesn’t really know how to do anything else and conducts her personal life like one of her P.

Oct 22, Jenna rated it it was ok. Isabel “Izzy” Spellman, having grown up in a highly dysfunctional family of private investigators in San Francisco, is distrustful of everyone, is not deterred by locked doors, social boundaries really, she’s not deterred by boundaries of any kindand always has to get to the bottom of mysteries, even when it would be better for her if she just let it go.

She goes so far as to date John Brown in order to acquire more information which is generally unsuccessful. All the while, Izzy has a new case: Funny, smart, sad and ever so enduring.

Curse of the Spellmans: Cast of Characters

Although at times it was funny, overall I felt bad for the characters and myself! Further, the blurb claims she is part Columbo and yet I never saw her do something remotely like our persistent beloved raincoat garbed detective.

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The Good Stuff Another wild and wacky tale of the delightfully dysfunctional, yet totally loveable, Spellman family Would love to take mamma Spellman to some of Jake’s parent teachers meeting – she totally rocks Love how Izzy refers to potential dates as Ex-Boyfriend? These novels don’t focus on the serious investigations of spellman Spellman Agency. Return to Book Page.

Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they spelpmans to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert. The subject is pretty cagey though and Izzy is stymied.


Jul 06, Alli rated it it was ok Shelves: Feb 17, Michelle rated it it was amazing Shelves: Thus beginning the spin of an all new web of action-packed insanity. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Unfortunately, I must say that the conclusion to the mystery was once again disappointing, because the case seemed initially fascinating and exciting, but it turned out that the truth was neither of The “Curse of the Spellmans” was very similar to “The Spellman Files”- so highly recommended for those who enjoyed the first book, but do not read if you disliked the first book.

The main plot begins when a new neighbor moves in next to the Spellman parents.

Curse of the Spellmans: Cast of Characters – Lisa Lutz

This usually leads to some serious trust issues on the part of the men who fall for Izzy and, as a result, Izzy is still single. On a positive note, speplmans dialogue this author writes is very good, it moves the story along and makes it much quicker to read which, in my mind, was a blessing.

Unfortunately, I must say that the conclusion to the mystery was once again disappointing, spellmanw the case seemed spellmans fascinating and exciting, but it turned out that the truth was neither of those things. This one gets a 4. Spying seems to be ingrained in the Spellman DNA because, besides taking on cases, they constantly snoop on each other and anyone else who comes into their orbit.


It’s more a humorous fiction series about a dysfunctional family of kooky characters who work as PI’s. And there is more I’m thinking Izzy’s lack of respect for the rules might just have some justification. Funny banter, dislocated narrative, faux detective daftness and some sweet emotions and soapy family soppiness.

I think I’d like to try that some day. Mar 19, Jeanne rated it liked it Recommends it for: Only Izzy remains in that crazy Spellman zone–ever suspicious of everyone and everything. It was a lesson he and the rest of us would soon regret. I will say that I really psellmans the Rae character. A new neighbor for the Sp Izzy’s back! Long, elegant, cocoa-colored legs Name: As Curse of the Spellmans unfolds, it’s clear that Morty may be on retainer, but Izzy is still very much on the case And, the fact that David didn’t feature as much in this book was really too bad his banter and negotiations with Izzy and Rae in The Spellman Files were just so fun.

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With a cast of kooky and oh so lovable characters that are both frustratingly nosy and eternally loyal readers are cheering, sneering and giggling their way through these delicious literary treats. The Spellmans return with more personality than plot.