Sunday Times bestseller, JANET EVANOVICH, author of PLUM SPOOKY and SMOKIN' SEVENTEEN, delights with yet another Stephanie Plum adventure. Recipe for disaster: Celebrity chef Stanley Chipotle comes to Trenton to participate in a barbecue cook-off and loses his head - literally. Throw in some spice: Bail bonds office worker Lula is witness to the ...Read MoreSunday Times bestseller, JANET EVANOVICH, author of PLUM SPOOKY and SMOKIN' SEVENTEEN, delights with yet another Stephanie Plum adventure. Recipe for disaster: Celebrity chef Stanley Chipotle comes to Trenton to participate in a barbecue cook-off and loses his head - literally. Throw in some spice: Bail bonds office worker Lula is witness to the crime, and the only one she'll talk to is Trenton cop Joe Morelli. Pump up the heat: Chipolte's sponsor is offering a million-dollar reward to anyone who can provide information leading to the capture of the killers. Stir the pot: Lula recruits bounty hunter Stephanie Plum to help her find the killers and collect the moolah. Add a secret ingredient: Stephanie Plum's Grandma Mazur. Enough said. Bring to a boil: Stephanie Plum is working overtime tracking felons for the bonds office at night and snooping for security expert Carlos Manoso, a.k.a. Ranger, during the day. Can Stephanie hunt down two killers, a traitor, and five skips, keep her grandmother out of the sauce, and solve Ranger's problems and not jump his bones?Read Less
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I love all the Stephanie Plum books. The chemistry between Stephanie and Morelli is great. This book is very entertaining. Lots of quirky people, loads of fun!
Jun 24, 2012
Another funny tale
Again, Evonovich seems to outdo herself in terms of characters and adventures.
Apr 5, 2012
can"t get enough of Janet, just love the Stephanie Plum books. Wish there were more.
Sep 15, 2010
Need something new from this author
I recently read this book and enjoyed it. It is very light reading and I like the Plum books. However, I have read 15 of these now, and I need something new from Evanovich. Maybe more Stephanie Plum with some sort of "twist" would help. The author needs to get more imaginative. After 15 books, they are basically the same stuff - which is starting to get a little boring.
Aug 27, 2010
Finger Lickin' Fifteen
The CD arrived safe. Already listened to it, Wonderful. I am an Evanovich fan and will look for all her books on audio. Will reorder again.
Publishers Weekly, 2009-07-27 Veteran Evanovich narrator Lorelei King seems perfectly at home when in command of bounty hunter Stephanie Plum and her colorful Garden State band of relatives and colleagues. The action here centers on the mysterious death of a prominent cable television barbecue master. As a witness to the crime, Plum's larger than life office assistant Lula lands in the center of the drama, and King delivers a deliciously over the top performance of her antics, especially the reformed prostitute's convoluted plot to solve the case by entering a barbecue cook-off. The abridgment seems a bit choppy, as the details surrounding the motives and methods of the cast of villains seem lost in the shuffle. Yet King's talent and Evanovich's beloved characters still make for an entertaining summer escape. A St. Martin's hardcover (Reviews, May 25). (June) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Publishers Weekly, 2009-05-25 Bestseller Evanovich recycles tired themes better executed in earlier adventures in her latest Stephanie Plum adventure (Fearless Fourteen, etc.). When Lula inadvertently witnesses the beheading of culinary TV star Stanley Chipotle in a Trenton, N.J., alley, Stephanie's on-again off-again boyfriend, cop Joe Morelli, reluctantly takes the case. Lula, with the help of Grandma Mazur, enters the same barbequing competition Chipotle was in town to promote, hoping to lure the murderers out of hiding. Meanwhile, Ranger has recruited Stephanie to help solve a series of break-ins at properties under the protection of Rangeman Security. The inevitable sparks fly between Stephanie and Ranger, with Morelli grumbling on the sidelines. Evanovich dishes up her usual mixture of shoot-'em-up action (numerous cars explode) and quirky characters (notably a neighborhood flasher with a devoted following), but the lackluster plot will disappoint fans. (June 23) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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