In Document 4 of the Edgar-nominated series detailing an outrageously funny family of detectives, former wild child and private investigator Izzy Spellman finally agrees to take over the family business. But the transition wont be a smooth one First among her priorities as head of Spellman Investigations is to dig up some dirt on the competition, slippery ex-cop Rick Harkeya task she may enjoy a little too much. Next, faced with a baffling missing-persons case at the home of an aging millionaire, Izzy hires an actor friend, Len, to infiltrate the mansion as an undercover butlera role he may enjoy a little much.
Meanwhile, Izzy is being blackmailed by her mother (photographic evidence of Prom Night 1994) to commit to regular blind dates with promising professionalsan arrangement that doesnt thrill Connor, an Irish bartender on the brink of becoming Ex-boyfriend 12. At Spellman headquarters, its business as unusual. Doorknobs and light fixtures are disappearing every day, Moms been spotted crying in the pantry, and a series of increasingly demanding Spellman Rules (Rule 27 No Speaking Today) cant quite hold the family together.
Izzy also has to decipher weekly "phone calls from the edge" from her octogenarian lawyer, Morty, as well as Detective Henry Stones mysterious interest in rekindling their relationsh . . . well, whatever it was.
Just when it looks like things cant go more haywire, little sister Raes internship researching pro bono legal cases leads the youngest Spellman to launch a grassroots campaign that could spring an innocent man from jailor land Rae in it. The Spellmans Strike Again is hands down the most hilarious, thrilling, and moving book in this bestselling, award-nominated series. And it proves beyond a reasonable doubt that Isabel Spellman, no matter how much she matures, will never be able to follow Rule 1 Act Normal.