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The Last Word (Spellman Files Series #6)

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

I'm glad Lutz has continued with these character through an add

I'm glad Lutz has continued with these character through an additional couple of works. The beleaguered Izzy Spellman is the boss of Spellman Investigations, after the events of document 5. Chaos reigns as those clever, passive aggressive family members choose to do as...
I'm glad Lutz has continued with these character through an additional couple of works. The beleaguered Izzy Spellman is the boss of Spellman Investigations, after the events of document 5. Chaos reigns as those clever, passive aggressive family members choose to do as little as possible, whenever they want. Izzy finds some satisfaction by helping her wealthy employer Edward Slayter with both hiding a disease and figuring out who is out to get him. Small cameos by previous characters round out the story, as do a few new characters, including a playmate for Sydney, who is exhibiting a new generation of Spellman tendencies.

posted by ethel55 on August 12, 2013

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Once again another solid story about the Spellman clan, as told

Once again another solid story about the Spellman clan, as told through the whiskey/scotch/bourbon/wine/beer-colored
glasses of Izzy, middle child and former-ish deliquent who staged a hostile takeover of the family business back in
Document #5. While there were the h...
Once again another solid story about the Spellman clan, as told through the whiskey/scotch/bourbon/wine/beer-colored
glasses of Izzy, middle child and former-ish deliquent who staged a hostile takeover of the family business back in
Document #5. While there were the hijinks that always occur during each document, The Last Word dealt with not one but
two more serious subjects (cancer and Alzheimer's). 

Not going to rehash the story, because then you wouldn't want to read it. Let's just say that this book reads like the
end of the series (I hope it's not!), which leaves me a bit sad, but just like life there's not always going be to a HEA.

posted by scottnl73 on November 20, 2013

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  • Posted February 6, 2014

    3.0 out of 5 stars Didn't Quite "Get" It, February




    3.0 out of 5 stars Didn't Quite "Get" It, February 6, 2014



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    MOONBEAM - See all my reviews









    This review is from: The Last Word: A Spellman Novel (Spellman: Document) (Hardcover)

    I had heard so many great things about this author and her prior novels, that I was totally psyched to read this latest installment of "Isabel a.k.a Izzy Spellman, P.I. It started off for me with a bang, easy to get into, but after about 50 pages I found I was trudging through, and failing to catch the infamous humor with the writing style. Character development was slow and mediocre plot. I had invested time so decided to complete the read, and was happy to have finished it, but did not find it really an appealing novel nor one that I would consider as a read for my book club.

    In all fairness to the stellar reviews, I think perhaps had I read any/all of the prior novels leading up to this one, I may have enjoyed it more. For this reason, I've decided on an average rating, as it was, at least for me, an average read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 20, 2013

    Once again another solid story about the Spellman clan, as told

    Once again another solid story about the Spellman clan, as told through the whiskey/scotch/bourbon/wine/beer-colored
    glasses of Izzy, middle child and former-ish deliquent who staged a hostile takeover of the family business back in
    Document #5. While there were the hijinks that always occur during each document, The Last Word dealt with not one but
    two more serious subjects (cancer and Alzheimer's). 

    Not going to rehash the story, because then you wouldn't want to read it. Let's just say that this book reads like the
    end of the series (I hope it's not!), which leaves me a bit sad, but just like life there's not always going be to a HEA.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 13, 2013

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    Light and Funny

    I have read all the Spellman novels, this one was my least favorite. Don't get me wrong I did enjoy reading it, I just felt like it was missing something. Her footnotes weren't as funny as in previous books. Not much banter between Izzy and Rae, the case was not very interesting....but if you read the previous novels you have to read this one...we'll see what Lisa Lutz has in store for us in the future.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2013

    Not the best Spellman Book

    She doesn't know what to do with Isabel so she is moving on to Raye. Still funny, but now it's getting sad.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted July 13, 2013

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    Posted November 19, 2013

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