The Spellman Files is a great summer read for anyone who likes Janet Evanovich's bounty hunter Stephanie Plum but needs something new. Izzy Spellman is a 28 year old private investigator who still lives at home (rent in San Francisco is too high) with her family, i.e. lots of other private investigators with no respect for her privacy. Great hilarity ensues until Izzy's little sister, who has a habit of tailing strangers, disappears. It takes a little faith to get through the first chapter, but it's worth it. There's also a sequel, Curse of the Spellmans, which came out this year.
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