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The Spellman Files

(2007)
(The first book in the Izzy Spellman Mysteries series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Anthony Awards Best First Novel (nominee)
Barry Awards Best First Novel (nominee)
Dilys Awards Best Book (nominee)
Macavity Awards Best First Novel (nominee)
Meet Isabel "Izzy" Spellman, private investigator. This twenty-eight-year-old may have a checkered past littered with romantic mistakes, excessive drinking, and creative vandalism; she may be addicted to Get Smart reruns and prefer entering homes through windows rather than doors -- but the upshot is she's good at her job as a licensed private investigator with her family's firm, Spellman Investigations. Invading people's privacy comes naturally to Izzy. In fact, it comes naturally to all the Spellmans. If only they could leave their work at the office. To be a Spellman is to snoop on a Spellman; tail a Spellman; dig up dirt on, blackmail, and wiretap a Spellman.

Part Nancy Drew, part Dirty Harry, Izzy walks an indistinguishable line between Spellman family member and Spellman employee. Duties include: completing assignments from the bosses, aka Mom and Dad (preferably without scrutiny); appeasing her chronically perfect lawyer brother (often under duress); setting an example for her fourteen-year-old sister, Rae (who's become addicted to "recreational surveillance"); and tracking down her uncle (who randomly disappears on benders dubbed "Lost Weekends"). But when Izzy's parents hire Rae to follow her (for the purpose of ascertaining the identity of Izzy's new boyfriend), Izzy snaps and decides that the only way she will ever be normal is if she gets out of the family business. But there's a hitch: she must take one last job before they'll let her go -- a fifteen-year-old, ice-cold missing person case. She accepts, only to experience a disappearance far closer to home, which becomes the most important case of her life.

The Spellman Files is the first novel in a winning and hilarious new series featuring the Spellman family in all its lovable chaos.

Genre: Mystery    Get it on Google Play

"The funniest book I've read in years." - Lauren Weisberger


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Used availability for Lisa Lutz's The Spellman Files

Hardback Editions

October 2008 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Spellman Files
Author(s): Lisa Lutz
ISBN: 1-4395-5995-3 / 978-1-4395-5995-6 (USA edition)
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December 2007 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Spellman Files
Author(s): Lisa Lutz
ISBN: 1-84782-006-9 / 978-1-84782-006-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft Large Print Books Ltd
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June 2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Spellman Files
Author(s): Lisa Lutz
ISBN: 0-7862-9406-X / 978-0-7862-9406-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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March 2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Spellman Files: A Novel
Author(s): Lisa Lutz
ISBN: 1-4165-3239-0 / 978-1-84739-223-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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Paperback Editions

January 2009 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Spellman Files: A Novel
Author(s): Lisa Lutz
ISBN: 1-4165-9417-5 / 978-1-4165-9417-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket Books
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August 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Spellman Files
Author(s): Lisa Lutz
ISBN: 1-4165-2640-4 / 978-1-4165-2640-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket Books
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February 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Spellman Files: Document #1
Author(s): Lisa Lutz
ISBN: 1-4165-3240-4 / 978-1-4165-3240-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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February 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Spellman Files
Author(s): Lisa Lutz
ISBN: 1-84739-223-7 / 978-1-84739-223-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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April 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Spellman Files
Author(s): Lisa Lutz
ISBN: 0-7432-9515-3 / 978-0-7432-9515-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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Audio Editions

April 2011 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Spellman Files
Author(s): Lisa Lutz
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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April 2011 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Spellman Files
Author(s): Lisa Lutz
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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March 2008 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Spellman Files: A Novel
Author(s): Lisa Lutz
ISBN: 0-7435-7135-5 / 978-0-7435-7135-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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March 2007 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Spellman Files: A Novel (Izzy Spellman Mysteries)
Author(s): Lisa Lutz
ISBN: 0-7435-6434-0 / 978-0-7435-6434-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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March 2007 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Spellman Files: A Novel
Author(s): Lisa Lutz
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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March 2007 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Spellman Files: A Novel
Author(s): Lisa Lutz
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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2007 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: The Spellman Files (UNABRIDGED CASSETTE EDITION)
Author(s): Lisa Lutz
ISBN: 1-4281-4221-5 / 978-1-4281-4221-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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2007 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Spellman Files
Author(s): Lisa Lutz
ISBN: 1-4281-4223-1 / 978-1-4281-4223-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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2007 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Spellman Files
Author(s): Lisa Lutz
ISBN: 1-4281-4224-X / 978-1-4281-4224-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: RecordedBooks
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Kindle Editions

September 2008 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Spellman Files: A deliciously witty, wildly inventive and wickedly funny novel (The Spellmans series Book 1)
Author(s): Lisa Lutz
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
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March 2007 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Spellman Files: Document #1 (The Spellmans series)
Author(s): Lisa Lutz
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA