this book was a nice and fun read. it wasn't about the mistery as much as it was about izzy. izzy is immature, likeable, subborn and describe herself as having a nose, ears. eyes, hands, hair just like any normal person. the spellmans are a disfunctional family, each with their on characteristic. what i enjoyed were the family interaction, how each of them snoops in others life but protect his privacy like it's sacred. the writing was nice and funny but the book doesn't stand the test of time. Meaning, the first time i read it i liked it, but the second time a few years later i liked it less. Of course that this review states my opinion on the book. Pepole who likes to read funny books about mysteries with realistic family interactions and a stubborn heroine that gets her way mainly by inssisting might enjoy this book a lot.