The Last Word

The Last Word Cover

The Last Word

By Lisa Lutz

Simon & Schuster, Hardcover, 9781451686661, 339pp.

Publication Date: July 9, 2013

Description
""The Last Word" is Raymond Chandler meets "Arrested Development." Zany, witty, and full of dark surprises, Lisa Lutz's novel is pure fun and Izzy Spellman, PI, tops the list of 'Fictional Characters I'd Like to Meet for a Bourbon.'" Gillian Flynn, "New York Times" bestselling author of "Gone Girl
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The sixth installment of the critically acclaimed, "New York Times" bestselling, Edgar- and Macavity-nominated and Alex Award-winning series by Lisa Lutz, finds our intrepid heroine of the series, Isabel Spellman, PI, at a crossroads. Izzy is used to being followed, extorted, and questioned all occupational hazards of working at her family's firm, Spellman Investigations. Her little sister, Rae, once tailed Izzy for weeks on end to discover the identity of Izzy's boyfriend. Her mother, Olivia, once blackmailed Izzy with photographic evidence of Prom Night 1994. It seemed that Spellman vigilance would dissipate after Izzy was fired for breaching client confidentiality, but then Izzy avenged her dismissal by staging a hostile takeover of the company. She should have known better than to think she could put such shenanigans behind her.
In "The Last Word," Izzy's troubles are just beginning. After her takeover of Spellman Investigations, her employees are the furthest thing from collegial...and Izzy finds herself struggling to pay the bills. But when she is accused of embezzling from a former client, the ridiculously wealthy Mr. Slayter, the stakes become immense. If Izzy gets indicted, she could lose her PI license and the Spellman family's livelihood, not to mention her own freedom. Is this the end of Izzy Spellman, PI?
"The Last Word" is, hands down, the most powerful book in the bestselling, award-nominated Spellman series.


About the Author
Lisa Lutz is the author of the" New York Times" bestselling, Edgar Award and Macavity Award nominated, and Alex Award-winning Spellman Filesseries and the novel "The Passenger". She isthe coauthor of "Heads You Lose", written with David Hayward. Shelives and works in upstate New York.