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Wicked Business: A Lizzy and Diesel Novel (Lizzie & Diesel Book 2) [Kindle Edition]

Janet Evanovich
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (821 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Janet Evanovich, #1 New York Times mega-bestselling author, is back and better than ever, proving that when it comes to hunting down bad guys and hidden treasure, the real fun is in the chase.
When Harvard University English professor and dyed-in-the-wool romantic Gilbert Reedy is mysteriously murdered and thrown off his fourth-floor balcony, Lizzy and Diesel take up his twenty-year quest for the Luxuria Stone, an ancient relic believed by some to be infused with the power of lust. Following clues contained in a cryptic nineteenth-century book of sonnets, Lizzy and Diesel tear through Boston catacombs, government buildings, and multimillion-dollar residences, leaving a trail of robbed graves, public disturbances, and spontaneous seduction.
Janet Evanovich does it again and gives us another exciting un-put-down-able read that is striking a chord with readers everywhere!

Get a sneak peek of The Heist, the first book in an exciting brand-new series from Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg—inside!

Editorial Reviews


'Reads like a screen-play for the 1930s screwball comedy: fast, funny and furious... The rollicking plot...keeps the reader breathless' -- Publishers Weekly 'Non-stop laughs with plenty of high jinks' -- USA Today 'Janet Evanovich's madcap comic mystery is pure, classic farce' -- New York Times Book Review 'Stephanie Plum in ass-kicking form...utterly delightful' -- Cosmopolitan 'Pithy, witty and fast-paced' -- The Sunday Times 'Packed with her familiar wicked ear for dialogue, the latest Evanovich will delight her legion of fans - and with good reason. Plum is not just a smart private eye but a heroine with a sense of humour' -- Daily Mail

About the Author

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

Product Details

  • File Size: 12140 KB
  • Print Length: 322 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 075538492X
  • Publisher: Bantam; 1 edition (June 19, 2012)
  • Sold by: Random House LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0061C1N5W
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,945 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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126 of 147 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars The Romance is Over June 22, 2012
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I have been a long time fan of all things Evanovich. I am always anxiously awaiting the next book. I have laughed out loud on planes, in my office, and woke my husband in the middle of the night laughing so loud over the stories. But this it it for me. The last books, especially this one, are forced, lack humor, and seem almost infantile in the attempt.
I am so sorry over it! I loved these series and really wish they could just go on forever......sigh.
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108 of 129 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Booooring June 20, 2012
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I've read all of Janet Evanoich's books, and I've usually enjoyed them. I really enjoyed the first Wicked book, but honestly, this one seemed a tepid, less funny, less passionate re-mix of the first one. I found myself constantly checking to see how much I had left to slog through, which is not a fun feeling when you've been looking forward to reading a book.
And unlike some, I got bogged down in all the Boston history. A little background for scene setting is one thing, but I constantly felt like I was getting a lecture in all things Boston. I don't care which streets they went down that connected to that street. I'd have read a Wiki article if I'd wanted to learn about Boston and saved my $15.
There's was no character development, we didn't learn anything new or discover more about Disesel or Lizzie, and honestly Glo just feels like a forced side kick wannabe, though this time around she was more interesting than Lizzie.
Overall I've been very disappointed in the last few Plum and Wicked books, everything feels flat and forced, I miss the laugh out loud passages that made my husband ban me from reading in bed.
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58 of 70 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Felt forced June 19, 2012
By Misty
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This is the second book in the Lizzy and Diesel series, and I enjoyed the first one far more than Wicked Business. The story felt forced, there is a lack of character development and honestly, it just was not as funny as Wicked Appetite. I did enjoy how the Boston area acts almost as another character in the book, and the bonus material at the end was nice. Overall, Wicked Business is a quick read, and while Im not upset I bought it, I won't be rereading it.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 5.0 Engaging, entertaining October 1, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Sometimes, I'm in the mood for FUN. Life can be full of angst in the form of news, friend's problems, and sometimes just the daily grind is tiring (though not angst ridden). I think many people many times just want to sit down and be entertained. This is why sitcoms are so popular, and this is what I love about Janet Evanovich. Her books are like a sitcom you read. Wicked Business was quick paced, highly entertaining, and very enjoyable. It made the world around me disappear, and a fun world come alive. No, this isn't deep or emotional. But I wasn't looking for that. I smiled and laughed throughout and came out of Lizzie and Diesel's world in a GREAT mood.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars loving this series October 20, 2012
By Klplmc
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Many of my family members read Janet Evanovich's other series. They LOVE them and are always trading books and laughing about different characters. I really only read paranormal books so when I found this series I thought I would give it a try.

Before buying the first book in Lizzy and Diesel's adventures, I read some reviews. They were mixed, but mainly because Evanovich's readers felt her characters were too similar. Since I had not read any of her books, but remembered my family laughing and loving the books, I decided to buy... very glad I did. Both books are great and I am really looking forward to the next!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not engaging enough to finish July 24, 2012
The premise is okay, and the book might have made a good short story, but that's all. Most of the book was filler, and not even skimming and skipping was enough to get me through it. I finally just gave up and closed the book around 50 pages from the end, too bored to finish it -- a first for her books.

I have the horrible feeling that she's going to try to milk the search for the seven stones enough to get another 6 books out of it, and that they'll all be like this one.
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18 of 22 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Wicked Business June 27, 2012
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Brutal...a total disappointment. I have enjoyed all of Janet's (lol) books. I had a difficult time getting into this one. I found myself checking after each chapter to see just how much of the book remained. One big yawn!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Boring! July 29, 2012
I usually love reading all of Janet Evonavich's books, but this one was TERRIBLE. I could not get into it, I never laughed, and overall it was a total waste of my time. The romance is over. The characters are boring, and there is no real plot or story line.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 4 days ago by sharon
4.0 out of 5 stars Wicked Business
Great book. Keeps you interested, so you don't want to put it down until you are done. Now on to the next book.
Published 8 days ago by Penny
2.0 out of 5 stars Complete flop, as a stand-alone book.
Complete flop, as a stand-alone book.

As a husband to an avid Evanovich fan, I've read several of her writings. Read more
Published 11 days ago by Terry L. White
5.0 out of 5 stars Wicked Business Review by Baroness' Book Trove
This is another good book from the Lizzy and Diesel series. Of course in this one we have our duo trying to get the stone of Lust and having to use stuff from the dead Havard... Read more
Published 18 days ago by Baroness' Book Trove
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
good read
Published 18 days ago by mary k smith
1.0 out of 5 stars trite
Tone is silly, characters are shallow, and the plot is pure bubble gum, maybe meant for the very, very dense.
Published 21 days ago by M. Palacio
5.0 out of 5 stars Really fun book!
Cute story, love the characters, and it was a fun read.
Published 22 days ago by Rachel K
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
I enjoyed this book. Will need to read others of this series.
Published 22 days ago by Gail Barbour
5.0 out of 5 stars TLM
Wonderful book, I read this in less than twenty four hours and will be getting the next one. I love all your books, it's hard to put them down.
Published 23 days ago by Tia masters
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 24 days ago by Aaron D. Brown
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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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