Search Results: "Janet Evanovich"


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HOT SIX by Janet Evanovich
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2000

"Steph and company make for another helping of energetic entertainment (High Five, 1999, etc.)—a savory Plum pudding for her growing army of fans."
'I have so many dilemmas,' says Stephanie Plum—Trenton's most adorable, least reliable bond enforcement agent—'I can't even remember them all.' And no question about it, they do come in bunches in this sixth venture into bounty-hunting ineptitude. Read full book review >

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PLUM LUCKY by Janet Evanovich
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 8, 2008

"The plot, much of it echoing the equally preposterous Motor Mouth (2006), is as familiar as the characters. But nobody reads Evanovich for plots or characters, and the frantic, anything-for-a-laugh jokes are brand new and nonstop."
On a very special St. Patrick's Day, Stephanie Plum's grandmother, Grandma Mazur, sees a rainbow, finds a sack full of money—lots of money—and drags her granddaughter into another wild and wooly adventure. Read full book review >

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NOTORIOUS NINETEEN by Janet Evanovich
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 20, 2012

"The usual generous mixture of transparent mystery, R-rated fantasies and standup comedy—paced like a Road Runner cartoon drawn out to feature length—that makes Evanovich the gold standard of her subgenre."
Stephanie Plum, Trenton's gift to skip tracing (Explosive Eighteen, 2011, etc.), takes on a terrorist threatening a bridal pair, the sinister forces behind multiple disappearances from Central Hospital and the usual glut of Failures to Appear. Read full book review >

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SIZZLING SIXTEEN by Janet Evanovich
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 22, 2010

"Worth celebrating, not for the tangled story, but for gems like Lula's four ways of managing stress: 'There's drugs, there's alcohol, there's sex, and there's doughnuts.'"
Does the legacy of her Uncle Pip's lucky bottle really bring Stephanie Plum good fortune? You be the judge. Read full book review >

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THE HEIST by Janet Evanovich
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 18, 2013

"Amiable international intrigue that's less James Bond than Matt Helm."
The chronicler of Stephanie Plum (Notorious Nineteen, 2012, etc.) teams up with screenwriter Goldberg (Mr. Monk Goes to Germany, 2008, etc.) to kick off a lighthearted new series pairing an FBI agent with the con artist who's been her chronic prey. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"Though details such as Caroline's fondness for chocolate cake may endear her to hungry readers, the characters aren't meaty or distinctive enough to dig into, leaving Evanovich and Kelly (Love in a Nutshell, 2012) on safe but familiar ground."
Will a young woman defy her mother and all society to be with the man she loves? Read full book review >

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CURIOUS MINDS by Janet Evanovich
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 16, 2016

"What's missing from the usual Evanovich solo and duet performances is low comedy. Beneath the obligatory trappings of the hero's non sequiturs and pet armadillo, there's surprisingly little in this wildly overscaled caper to tickle the funny bone."
Nancy Drew meets Goldfinger in this series kickoff from the indefatigable Evanovich and Emmy-winning TV writer Sutton. Read full book review >

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THE CHASE by Janet Evanovich
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"Less funny than Evanovich's knockabout Stephanie Plum adventures but less mannered and annoying too: a comfy seriocomic caper just right for beach reading while you wait for the inevitable summer movie."
A second round of unlikely larceny for FBI agent Kate O'Hare and her prey and partner, nonpareil con man Nicolas Fox (The Heist, 2013). Read full book review >

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THE JOB by Janet Evanovich
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 18, 2014

"Evanovich and Goldberg offer another wild ride. Even if you can't always tell the good guys from the bad guys, there's no doubt who'll come out on top when the Fox is in the hen house."
An FBI agent leads a motley crew that includes her father into battle against a drug lord no one's ever seen. Read full book review >

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PLUM SPOOKY by Janet Evanovich
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 6, 2009

Trenton's most adorable bounty hunter (Plum Lucky, 2008, etc.) goes up against the most fearsome antagonist in a series not notable for the fear factor. Read full book review >

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WICKED APPETITE by Janet Evanovich
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 14, 2010

"Instead of the slapdash mysteries Stephanie solves, there's a frantic pursuit of the paranormal. Fans attracted by the comic-book plotting and pacing will doubtless re-enlist for the pursuit of the other six Stones."
The creator of Stephanie Plum (Sizzling Sixteen, 2010, etc.) kicks off a new series that presses familiar ingredients into the genre of supernatural farce. Read full book review >

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HARD EIGHT by Janet Evanovich
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 18, 2002

"For loyalists only."
Stephanie Plum, Trenton's dizziest, most dysfunctional skip tracer, has papers on a couple of wacko Failure to Appears, but fat Marty Paulson and skinny Andy Bender are humdrum bizarros compared to the sociopath about to enter her life: loan shark/murderer Eddie Abruzzo, whom Steph perceives as a "total fruitcake" the instant her fear and trembling subside. Read full book review >