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The speaker is Stephanie Plum, the glamorous if slightly ditzy bounty hunter from Trenton, New Jersey, and one of the most original creations in recent mystery fiction.
In this fifth entry in Janet Evanovich's increasingly popular series, Stephanie's problems are many and varied. She's not making enough money picking up FTAs (Failures to Appear) for her cousin Vinnie, of Vincent Plum Bail Bonds; her red-hot love affair with Detective Joe Morelli has cooled off; and her giant extended family is no help at all. For instance, Uncle Fred the cheapskate has disappeared, leaving behind some suspicious photographs of body parts in garbage bags and links to some really dangerous people.
When Stephanie turns to her friend and mentor, Ranger, for financial advice, he gets her involved in a gang of toughs doing instant evictions for landlords. (She complains to Ranger about the job and its dangers, prompting one of the hired thug to say, "Man, you don't like to get shot. You don't like to get arrested. You don't know how to have fun at all.")
Most of Stephanie's charm, of course, comes from her attitude--a combination of the brazen bravado that turns a failed lingerie model into a bounty hunter in the first place and the normal fears of a person in over her head.
Other Plums in paperback, by the numbers: One for the Money, Two for the Dough, Three to Get Deadly, and Four to Score. --Dick Adler --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This is another great book about Stephanie Plum. I can't believe how good and funny these books are. I really just laugh out loud while I am reading them.Published 2 days ago by Mary D
I have enjoyed Janet's books since I have started this series. It is very entertaining and she is such a nut. Never know what is coming up next. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Donna Long
The series is interesting and Stephanie is evolving slowly. I wonder if she will ever be a proficient bounty hunter, or is this the character that the author has intended her to... Read morePublished 14 days ago by David Saldivar
Love Stephanie Plum and Lula! Very funny! You never know when another car will blow up! Very unexpected! Read them all in order!Published 1 month ago by Megi Asano