Available Copies: Downtown 1st Floor, Traverwood Adult, West Adult
Where there's smoke there's fire, and no one knows this better than New Jersey bounty hunter, Stephanie Plum. The bail bonds office has burned to the ground, and bodies are turning up in the empty construction lot. To make matters worse, Stephanie is working out of a motor home she shares with a dancing bear, and Joe Morelli's old-world grandmother has declared a vendetta against her. And just when Stephanie decides it might be time to choose between the two men in her life, Morelli and Ranger, a third man from Stephanie's past moves back to Trenton...
...for the reader. I love laughing out loud while reading Evanovich´s novels in waiting rooms. I pity those folks who´ve never read a book that makes them burst out with a big guffaw. These books aren´t meant to be great literature. So character development? read Faulkner. I enjoy his work, too. But for a quick escape from daily chores, there's nothing better than a reliable new Stephanie Plum novel.
Fun to read, as all Plum novels are, but predictable... Of course, Stephanie has her usual Morelli/Ranger dilemma, Lula attacks anyone calling her fat, and Plum blows up another car... I can't tell them apart! After 17 novels, I would like to see some development of the characters...
The Stephanie Plum Novels take you on an adventure in every book. The characters are easy to relate to and you pretty much laugh your way through the. Stephanie Plum gets in some sort of trouble in every book. This is the first set of novels that has interested me in quite some time. I have the hardest time waiting for the next book to come out. I've actually began reading them over again from Book #1. I like the in between the novels as well!
I always enjoy reading these books, but, really, they're all the same. Stephanie can't choose between Morelli and Ranger, Grandma Mazur gets in trouble, Lula acts crazy, a couple of cars get destroyed, hilarity ensues.
Janet hit on most of the elements you would expect from a Stephanie Plum numbers novel. I laughed out loud a couple of times and enjoyed the Ranger/Morelli interactions. I felt the plot was not quite up to her best and knew the result much too early. She used a lighter hand on some of the running jokes and introduced some new humor that was enjoyable and different. Overall a good Plum novel. 4 stars.