Industry magazine Publishers Weekly called author Lisa Lutz's four Spellman novels "a series that keeps getting better." The books, which are as well known for their bright, sharp comedy as for their stylish, fun attitude, have an off-beat premise Ñ that the Spellman family is made up almost entirely of private detectives working in the family business. In the latest release, The Spellmans Strike Again, daughter Izzy, the narrator, is juggling a seemingly endless series of blind dates arranged by her meddlesome mom, a case involving the disappearance of a butler, and her growing feelings for a kindhearted cop. Witty, wisecracking and smart, Izzy is able to balance all that and more on her lovely shoulders. 7 p.m. Blue Willow Bookshop, 14532 Memorial Drive. For information, call 281-497-8675 or visit www.bluewillowbookshop.com. Free.
Mon., April 5, 7 p.m., 2010