It is rare that I agree with a blurb on a book, but I have nothing to add to Laura Lippman's blurb on the back of Trail of the Spellmans, except maybe, "Izzy, why are you using the Avoidance Method (TM) on US?"
"Lisa Lutz's Spellman books are always hilarious, but Trail of the Spellmans reminded me how serious funny books can be. As precocious as the Spellman kids have always been, they're only now really coming of age and the result is, yes, hilarious, but also tender and melancholy and full of hard-won wisdom. This one's going to stay with readers for a long time." - Laura Lippman