"The Last Word
is Raymond Chandler meets Arrested
. 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
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,
The Last Word is, hands down, the most powerful book in
the bestselling, award-nominated Spellman series.