The smash hit No. 1 bestselling author takes you on the ride of your life in the seventh Stephanie Plum adventure as the Bombshell Bounty Hunter is dropped into a smorsgabord of murder, kidnapping and extortion - a magnificent buffet of fast cars, fast men, and fast food. Stephanie thinks she's going after an easy FTA: a senior citizen charged ...Read MoreThe smash hit No. 1 bestselling author takes you on the ride of your life in the seventh Stephanie Plum adventure as the Bombshell Bounty Hunter is dropped into a smorsgabord of murder, kidnapping and extortion - a magnificent buffet of fast cars, fast men, and fast food. Stephanie thinks she's going after an easy FTA: a senior citizen charged with smuggling contraband cigarettes. But when she and Lula show up at his house, they get more than they bargained for - a corpse in the woodshed and an old man on the lam. Stephanie's mind is on other matters, however, because she has two proposals to consider: vice cop Joe Morelli is proposing marriage, and fellow bounty hunter Ranger is proposing a single perfect night...Read Less
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I just love anything that Evanovitch writes. I don't know how she thinks up this stuff.
Oct 1, 2009
"This one was EXCELLENT!!! I love all Janet Evanovich novels."
Oct 27, 2008
Another fantastic Evanovich novel!
By now we all know Janet Evanovich for her highly entertaining series about Steph anie Plum bond enforcement agent and this happens to be number seven in this mighty series of thirteen (and counting). I started reading this series at the prompting of one of my close friends and now i'm addicted and i can't wait for each new installment. They are all very similar but not in a boring way, it's more along the lines of wearing a comfy jumper but it's a book instead!
This particular book opens when Steph anie has been given the case of capturing Eddie DeChooch (i also love all the names in these books) who is an aging (disgracefully) mobster who has recently been dating Steph anie's also aging (disgracefully) grandmother. It follows the usual formular whereby Steph anie, often accompanied by either Bob the dog or Lula the ex 'ho tries to track down the felon while trying not to get herself killed. The usual cast of charaters turn up, including Steph anie's Grandmother, her long suffering mother & father (some of whose lines had me laughing out loud), and many of the other locals who live in The Burg. There are lots more scenes involving Morelli in this book after the proposal in Hot Six which will be a blessing to some readers following the Morelli/Ranger storyline in previous books, we even get a wedding date (or do we).
The action as usual is very fast paced, you find yourself reading large chunks of this book because you're unable to put it down, even to make a cup of tea! It's also highly surreal with many hilarious scenes occurring in the local funeral parlour.
I'm happy to say this is another great novel by Janet Evanovich, and i highly recommend you read the entire series, although be warned, we're up to number thirteen and Evanovich doesn't look like stopping any time soon!
Jul 25, 2007
I laughed so hard with this book, my sides ached when I went to put the book down after I finished it. It was a hysterical book, from Old man Dechoch to Grandma Mazure. They were laugh out loud funny. my 2 year old had to ask me if I was ok, because she was next to me, while I read silently to myself. I had to try very hard to explain that the book was really funny to me and out of all things my daughter started laughing too. which took me by surprise. lol ...however, if you want a book that will make you laugh..well my friend..this here book is the one you need. Enjoy and Happy reading!
Apr 3, 2007
They are All GOOD
Everybody should read these books! They start out good and aregood up to the latest one. If you enjoy romantic comedies and murder mysteries, with entertaining story lines then don't miss these ones. They will have you luaghing out lound no matter where you read them. I know I've read therm pretty much everywhere. Half the time I was almost rolling on the floor with laughter. They are the books you can't put down with out a fight! You will want to read them over again!!!
Publishers Weekly, 2001-05-07 It's always a treat to go out on a case with Stephanie Plum, the sassy, adventurous, but not always successful Trenton, N.J., bounty hunter. In her seventh outing (after 2000's Hot Six), Stephanie's employer, her bailbondsman cousin, Vinnie, gives her an easy job: pick up vicious senior citizen Eddie DeChooch, who is constantly sighted racing around Trenton in a borrowed white Cadillac, but whom no one can grab. While in Virginia picking up the cigarettes he's charged with smuggling into New Jersey, he stole the heart from the recently dead body of his enemy, Louis DeStephano. The heart's whereabouts define the darkly hilarious trajectory of the plot. The usual characters inhabit the novel: Steph's former high school buddies, the zonked-out Dougie and Mooner; and Evanovich's best creation, feisty Grandma Mazur. Stephanie's much-resented sister Valerie returns from California with her two daughters, her "perfect" marriage ended, and moves in with her parents, to their dismay. Steph and her lover Joe Morelli almost set a wedding date, but again she avoids commitment, still attracted to fellow bounty hunter Ranger. At times the plot meanders: Stephanie and pal Lula spend too much time running from house to house in the inbred Burg neighborhood, while two semi-retired crooks looking for DeChooch keep breaking into her apartment for little reason. All in all this is another zesty Evanovich read, but one that doesn't quite hit the high marks of her last two. (June 19) Forecast: Evanovich has developed a loyal following among mystery fans and her ascendancy to the bestseller lists has introduced her to a large new readership. Despite not being up to her usual standard, this will hit the lists, too, and hard. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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