It's five days before Christmas and things are not looking merry for Fugitive Apprehension Agent Stephanie Plum. She hasn't got a tree. The malls are jam-packed with staggering shoppers. There's not a twinkle light anywhere to be seen in her apartment -- and there's a strange man in her kitchen. Sure, this has happened to Stephanie Plum before. ...
It's five days before Christmas and things are not looking merry for Fugitive Apprehension Agent Stephanie Plum. She hasn't got a tree. The malls are jam-packed with staggering shoppers. There's not a twinkle light anywhere to be seen in her apartment -- and there's a strange man in her kitchen. Sure, this has happened to Stephanie Plum before. But this guy is different. He's mysterious, sexy -- and has his own agenda. His name is Diesel, and he's on a mission. The question is, what does he want with her? Can he help her find a little old toy maker who has skipped out on his bail right before Christmas? Can he survive the Plum family holiday dinner? Can he get Stephanie a tree that doesn't look like it was grown next to a nuclear power plant? These questions and more, are keeping Stephanie awake at night. So bring out the plastic reindeer, strap on your jingle bells, and get ready to celebrate the holidays -- Jersey style.
Some of my friends said this is a good book, so I got it to see for myself. It is very light reading. Plum, the main character, is a bail bondsman. She runs around in circles chasing the bad guys with the help of her many friends, She never seems to get much done for some reason; maybe I am missing the point. Ok for a Saturday afternoon.
Oct 15, 2009
Oh this book was great, just like all of Janet's books are. Your online bookstore is the best one on the internet!!!
Jul 18, 2008
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Was just introduced to the Plum Seriers a month before 14 came out. I enjoyed Visions of Sugar Plum, the introduction of Diesel as the other characters are a little out of the realm for a bounty hunter, though i enjoyed this book along with all the books read in 2 months time. Now i can't wait for 15!!!
Publishers Weekly, 2002-10-21 A sugar plum for Christmas, indeed! Stephanie Plum, Evanovich's delightfully zany New Jersey bounty hunter, is the star of this too short but hilarious holiday romp. Grousing about the approaching Yule is something many of us can relate to and wishing for a helpful angel might strike a chord with some. But it takes a special imagination to conjure the handsome, if sort of grungy young stranger, Diesel, who magically pops into Stephanie's kitchen one morning just four days before December 25. Diesel joins Stephanie in her hunt for a bail skipper, Sandy Claws ("It was probably Klaus and got screwed up at Ellis Island"), though in fact he's after another target entirely and Stephanie's skipper is a means to that end. In addition to trying to catch Sandy Claws, Stephanie has to get ready for Christmas-which gives Diesel the opportunity to meet her unconventional family. "I'm always knocked out," he observes, "by the way a family can be at the upper end of dysfunction and insanity and still work so well as a unit." When that family includes a pistol-packing grandma, a niece who thinks she's a palomino and a sister on the verge of crisis, that's quite a statement. Throw in some elves, a mad hunt for a Christmas tree and a few fires and you have a Plum-crazy Christmas classic. (On sale Nov. 5) Forecast: "'Tis the season for a spectacular marketing campaign," to quote the book's promotional blurb. Hard Eight entered the lists at number one over the summer, and this Christmas-themed jewel should do the same, spreading holiday cheer among booksellers. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
Publishers Weekly, 2003-01-06 Fans of the Stephanie Plum series won't be disappointed with this wonderful adaptation of Evanovich's Christmas tale. Although it's somewhat less creative than some of her other novels, this is still an amusing tale. The story begins with the mysterious arrival of Diesel, a tall, handsome stranger who appears in bounty hunter Stephanie Plum's kitchen. He's caught Stephanie at a bad time: not only is she woefully behind on her Christmas shopping, but she hasn't been able to locate bail-jumper Sandy Claws. As usual, she's got family problems, too. Her sister is pregnant, her grandmother has a new boyfriend and her mother is drinking more than usual. Listeners who aren't familiar with Evanovich's cast of characters may find this adaptation a little hard to follow at first. However, the recitation-complete with a dead-on old lady voice for Grandma and squeals from the elves-is so vivid that listeners will soon recognize the different voices and characters. Actress and veteran audio reader King's command of language and pacing is evident, and the three hour adaptation flies by. Simultaneous release with the St. Martin's hardcover (Forecasts, Oct. 21). (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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