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Notorious Nineteen: A Stephanie Plum Novel [Kindle Edition]

Janet Evanovich
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4,214 customer reviews)

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Book Description

#1 bestselling author Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum novels are: “irresistible” (Houston Chronicle), “stunning” (Booklist), “outrageous” (Publishers Weekly), “brilliantly evocative” (The Denver Post), and “making trouble and winning hearts” (USA Today).
New Jersey bounty hunter Stephanie Plum is certain of three truths: People don’t just vanish into thin air. Never anger old people. And don’t do what Tiki tells you to do.
After a slow summer of chasing low-level skips for her cousin Vinnie’s bail bonds agency, Stephanie Plum finally lands an assignment that could put her checkbook back in the black. Geoffrey Cubbin, facing trial for embezzling millions from Trenton’s premier assisted-living facility, has mysteriously vanished from the hospital after an emergency appendectomy. Now it’s on Stephanie to track him down. Unfortunately, Cubbin has disappeared without a trace, a witness, or his money-hungry wife. Rumors are stirring that he must have had help with the daring escape . . . or that maybe he never made it out of his room alive. Since the hospital staff’s lips seem to be tighter than the security, and it’s hard for Stephanie to blend in to assisted living, Stephanie’s Grandma Mazur goes in undercover. But when a second felon goes missing from the same hospital, Stephanie is forced into working side by side with Trenton’s hottest cop, Joe Morelli, in order to crack the case.
The real problem is, no Cubbin also means no way to pay the rent. Desperate for money—or maybe just desperate—Stephanie accepts a secondary job guarding her secretive and mouthwatering mentor Ranger from a deadly Special Forces adversary. While Stephanie is notorious for finding trouble, she may have found a little more than she bargained for this time around. Then again—a little food poisoning, some threatening notes, and a bridesmaid’s dress with an excess of taffeta never killed anyone . . . or did they? If Stephanie Plum wants to bring in a paycheck, she’ll have to remember: No guts, no glory.

BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Janet Evanovich's Takedown Twenty.

Editorial Reviews


'A laugh-out-loud page-turner' -- Heat 'Pithy, witty and fast-paced' -- The Sunday Times

About the Author

Janet Evanovich is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Stephanie Plum series, the Lizzy and Diesel series, twelve romance novels, the Alexandra Barnaby novels and Troublemaker graphic novels, and How I Write: Secrets of a Bestselling Author.

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  • File Size: 1633 KB
  • Print Length: 322 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0345527763
  • Publisher: Bantam; 1st edition (November 20, 2012)
  • Sold by: Random House LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0086N7AV0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #501 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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213 of 220 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Enough already..... November 25, 2012
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I pre-ordered. I've told my friends that after investing 10 years of my life, and who knows how much $$ that I feel like I have to see this series through to the end....but at this point it's just painful.

I'm not even really sure Janet wrote this book, it felt more like a ghost writer. It pains me to say that because I LOVED this series in the beginning, but the last...say...half dozen have just been ... boring. No Sally Sweet, no big Grandma laughs, and the characters have not moved forward, not to mention....a 10 year old hamster....Rex didn't even have any good lines this time around.

Truth is, I'm neither Team Ranger nor Team Morelli. If either of them was "the one" she would have decided it by now. I'm all for cutting both of them loose and getting Stephanie back on the market...or having her focus on her career....that's where all the good laughs were anyway!

What finally tipped the scale for me? Digging him up and stuffing him in the trunk of the Buick, and demanding a body receipt for him? That's too gross to even contemplate.

It gives me pain to be so negative. I have a tremendous respect for Ms. Evanovich, and can only imagine how hurt she would be if she ever ventured out to read these reviews...but I think in her heart she must feel the same way because there was just so substance, no laughs, no movement. She must be tired of writing, and simply be fulfilling her contract. I think others would agree with me, we want some real happiness for Stephanie...and we want to read the passion in Janet's work again.

She really seems to have lost interest.
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267 of 289 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed. Wish I wasn't. November 20, 2012
I have recently become a fan of the Stephanie Plum series. Having been home for a week with a sick kid, it gave me a needed break from reality. I was so excited to have the release of the next book so close, and with a few cliff hanger opportunities in 18 I had high hopes for 19. I'm sad to be so disappointed with it. The usual funniness related to bond jumpers is there, so that's one good thing. But, the love triangle is more boring than ever in this installment. And the dialog is juvenile and not in keeping with the normal personalities of the main characters. If you're a fan of the series, by all means read it...just don't pay for it - borrow a copy from the library.
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92 of 97 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars End it! November 22, 2012
By Imlulu
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I agree with others on the characters. JE has stunted Stephanie's development in particular. She doesn't even really speak. The first few books were fantastic. Now, I just want to yell" Grow up!" Don't waste your $$$.
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106 of 114 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars This series has "jumped the shark" November 22, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I used to love these books. The last few have been awful. The whole love triangle thing is beyond stale, there is no way she would get insurance after this many car explosions, and the Lula and food fixation is tired. I will not read 20-- I only read 19 as it was a loan.
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452 of 506 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Rachel November 21, 2012
By Rachel
This series is dead in the water. Nothing ever changes, there is no growth-for characters or the plot. Same old same old, if you've read the previous 18 books, then you've read this one. The only difference is the name of the skips change. I'm DONE with this series and I can't believe I wasted my time and money on one more book. Stephanie's cars get blown up...again (big shocker), Stephanie is with Morelli and wants usual (big shocker), Lulu eats everything in sight and threatens to beat up anyone who calls her fat (big shocker). Stephanie is broke and runs home to eat at mommy and daddy's house, she can't catch any skips, and not even grandma Mazur made this book any better. This is the only series I read, where I started reading and was a huge fan and looked forward to new books being released and now I think it just needs to be done with. I won't waste anymore of my time or money on Stephanie Plum books.
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100 of 109 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Another Dud November 23, 2012
By Linda W
Format:Kindle Edition
When I first started this series I highly recommended it to friends. Some would wait patiently for me to finish my new hardcover copy, and I would lend it happily. Now I can't give them away. They've all given up on the series. I was the last hold out, but no more. I'm done. The fact that most people can read these last few in an about hour tell you that the quality is gone. Ugh, I feel like such a sucker for falling for one more.
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48 of 50 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars CHANGE November 27, 2012
By bitz
Format:Kindle Edition
I loved the beginning of the series. I'm totally bored with 16 thru 19. Been there, done that. Needs a significant change to lure me in to the next one. As one reviewer said, "seems like its been cut and pasted" lots.
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78 of 87 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars ::Sigh:: The Thrill is Gone November 21, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
You can almost hear the blues music to this. The book starts off supposedly with a "Bang". But to me it has been there done that, I couldn't even care.
If you have been a devoted reader to this series, I would pass, or at the very least wait for paperback.
This doesn't feel like a spoiler b/c it is so cliche - but I suppose it could be.

Her car gets blown up in the first 10 pages, really????? Wow, that has never happened before. Then Ranger calls, and "Babe" like that hasn't become overused. I know it is in character, but they are not changing or growing.

I no longer feel tension when she is around the guys I just roll my eyes and wonder how magical could her girly bits be for these hot guys to put up with this? Her personality is not that great - she is her own caricature. I blame myself for buying it.

I returned it, I have read this before, and there is so much useless filler on "life in the Burg" that feels cut and pasted from other books.

If you have never read these books it might feel light and original and amusing, if you are on notorious nineteen and actually on nineteen, I would pass. A couple of reviews gave me hope, but the story did not live up to the promise of those reviews. I did not even care about the mystery. It kind of reminds me of the Sookie books, just end it, don't keep dragging it on.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars recommend
Continued J.E. Style, very entertaining read, about to start 20, cannot wait to see what
Plum and the men in her life are up to
Published 4 hours ago by L Boxer
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great book
Published 5 hours ago by Shirley
4.0 out of 5 stars Notorious Nineteen
Better than 18; lots of great lines for Gramma and Lulu. With the right actors this would make a great movie
Published 6 hours ago by Elaine A. White
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Always love the Evanovich books.
Published 13 hours ago by Marilyn Nordstrom
3.0 out of 5 stars not the best plum in the bunch
Enjoyable, yet not as funny as ive come to expect. But then after 18 plum books, they cant all be winners! Still love the series!!
Published 14 hours ago by shmiller
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Enjoyed reading Janet Evanovich. Stephanie Plum series is my favorite.
Published 1 day ago by Sheila O'Kelley
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Always a fun read!
Published 1 day ago by Amy J Nickulas
4.0 out of 5 stars I can't get enough
This series simply continues to delight; generally I'll end up losing interest in a long series, but Evanovich does such an excellent job keeping Stephanie and her other characters... Read more
Published 2 days ago by Terrie Bertrand
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Not as funny as previous books but still a good read.
Published 2 days ago by Kelly Sexsmith
4.0 out of 5 stars very good book I love her books
very good book I love her books. Her books keep my intrest. I did very little reading untill i got her book from a friend and now I read aLL OF THEM
Published 2 days ago by lue newman
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Janet Evanovich is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Stephanie Plum series, the Lizzy and Diesel series, twelve romance novels, the Alexandra Barnaby novels and Trouble Maker graphic novel, and How I Write: Secrets of a Bestselling Author, as well as the Fox and O'Hare series with co-author Lee Goldberg.

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