Two of my friends have been telling me to read this. They weren't wrong.
I think of this book as a mashup of Kinsey Millhone (Sue Grafton's PI) and Stephanie Plum (Janet Evanovich's bounty hunter - the early books, when they were good). If you enjoy either of those series, you will enjoy this. I can't wait to read the next in the series. There are currently five books in the Izzy Spellman mystery series, and the book has been optioned for a movie currently in development. Request it here.