e99 Online Shopping Mall

Geometry.Net - the online learning center Help  
Home  - Authors - Evanovich Janet (Books)

  1-20 of 106 | Next 20
A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z  

click price to see details     click image to enlarge     click link to go to the store

1. Wicked Appetite
2. Sizzling Sixteen (Stephanie Plum)
3. Finger Lickin' Fifteen (Stephanie
4. One for the Money (Stephanie Plum,
5. High Five (Stephanie Plum, No.
6. To the Nines (Stephanie Plum,
7. Fearless Fourteen (Stephanie Plum,
8. Seven Up (Stephanie Plum, No.
9. Hot Six (Stephanie Plum, No. 6)
10. Lean Mean Thirteen (Stephanie
11. Hard Eight (Stephanie Plum, No.
12. Four to Score (Stephanie Plum)
13. Ten Big Ones (Stephanie Plum,
14. Eleven on Top (A Stephanie Plum
15. Two for the Dough (Stephanie Plum)
16. Three to Get Deadly (Stephanie
17. Troublemaker Book 1: Alex Barnaby
18. Full Blast ($4.99 edition) (Janet
19. Twelve Sharp (Stephanie Plum,
20. The Grand Finale

1. Wicked Appetite
by Janet Evanovich
Hardcover: 320 Pages (2010-09-14)
list price: US$27.99 -- used & new: US$6.75
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: 0312652917
Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars
Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan
Editorial Review

Product Description

Life in Marblehead has had a pleasant predictability, until Diesel arrives. Rumor has it that a collection of priceless ancient relics representing the Seven Deadly Sins have made their way to Boston’s North Shore. Partnered with pastry chef Lizzie Tucker, Diesel bullies and charms his way through historic Salem to track them down—and his criminal mastermind cousin Gerewulf Grimorie. The black-haired, black-hearted Wulf is on the hunt for the relic representing gluttony. Caught in a race against time, Diesel and Lizzie soon find out that more isn’t always better, as they battle Wulf and the first of the deadly sins.

With delectable characters and non-stop thrills that have made Janet Evanovich a household name, Wicked Appetite will leave you hungry for more.
... Read more

Customer Reviews (143)

2-0 out of 5 stars Deisel and Carl get their own book
For us Stephanie Plum junkies, this is an adequate methadone. However, wait for paperback and buy used.

5-0 out of 5 stars CUTE
I am Shocked that I see so many negative reviews.I really liked this book and can't wait until the next one in the series.I don't feel that this is the best book that I have ever read, but I would rate it as a good book that was an easy and fun read.It did what I expect a book to do.It entertained me and kept me coming back for more.

2-0 out of 5 stars Two stars -- for fond memories, now gone.
Same characterizations, same situations, very close to the same dialogue between characters and page after page devoted to stupid monkey behavior -- again.I bought all the in-betweens at once with along with 15 and 16, downloaded them on my kindle and hunkered down. The fresh wit is gone, replaced by slapstick silliness bordering stupid -- and it's full of slapstick. The author seems to think that because we liked a little then we would love a lot -- wrong. I feel like a friend has become a stranger and am left looking for a new author to take the place of the one that's lost it and me.

1-0 out of 5 stars Really disappointed!
I just finished reading Wicked Appetite and was really disappointed. I love the Stephanie Plum series Janet has written, but these Diesel books (She wrote some in between books earlier with him in them.)are really far fetched and just plain strange.It's like these books are just a filler for her in between writing her Stephanie Plum series books. I think she should take some time off and then write her number seventeen book and FORGET this Diesel series. I won't be reading any more of those books, just the Stephanie Plum ones!

2-0 out of 5 stars Didn't get past the Kindle sample - A FIRST with JE
I've been a JE Steph Plum fan forever. At least through book 14.But the last two Plums didn't quite strike me the same way. And this one? I'm from Massachusetts. I know Marblehead and Salem. I should have loved the Kindle sample. But it felt like Steph had moved from Trenton to Marblehead, gotten a different job (Baking cupcakes? Is that a nod to Morelli's nickname for Steph?)and continued her life. I just couldn't get into it after having been let down by the last two Plum books. I know JE has left St. Martin's Press in a contract negotiation that was big news in the trades, asking for more money. I hope the books return to the style and "must read" page turners I remember so I can continue to support her work.Diesel and Wulf taking me on a romp through the Seven Deadly sins isn't going to do it for me.

I ordered the sample on my Kindle - and deleted it without ordering the book.And I'm really sad about that. I'll try the next one. And the next one. Thank goodness for Kindle...

KIM ... Read more

2. Sizzling Sixteen (Stephanie Plum)
by Janet Evanovich
Hardcover: 320 Pages (2010-06-22)
list price: US$27.99 -- used & new: US$7.50
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: 0312383304
Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars
Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan
Editorial Review

Product Description

Trenton, New Jersey, bounty hunter Stephanie Plum has inherited a “lucky” bottle from her Uncle Pip. Problem is, Uncle Pip didn’t specify if the bottle brought good luck or bad luck. . . .


Vinnie, of Vincent Plum Bail Bonds, has run up a gambling debt of $786,000 with mobster Bobby Sunflower and is being held until the cash can be produced. Nobody else will pay to get Vinnie back, leaving it up to Stephanie, office manager Connie, and file clerk Lula to raise the money if they want to save their jobs.


Being in the business of tracking down people, Stephanie, Lula, and Connie have an advantage in finding Vinnie. If they can rescue him, it will buy them some time to raise the cash.


Finding a safe place to hide Vinnie turns out to be harder than raising $786,000. Vinnie’s messing up Mooner’s vibe, running up pay-per-view porn charges in Ranger’s apartment, and making Stephanie question genetics.


Between a bonds office yard sale that has the entire Burg turning out, Mooner’s Hobbit-Con charity event, and Uncle Pip’s lucky bottle, they just might raise enough money to save the business, and Vinnie, from ruin.


Saving Vincent Plum Bail Bonds means Stephanie can keep being a bounty hunter. In Trenton, this involves hunting down a man wanted for polygamy, a turnpike toilet paper bandit, and a drug dealer with a pet alligator named Mr. Jingles.


The job of bounty hunter comes with perks in the guise of Trenton’s hottest cop, Joe Morelli, and the dark and dangerous security expert, Ranger. With any luck at all, Uncle Pip’s lucky bottle will have Stephanie getting lucky---the only question is . . . with whom?

Sizzling Sixteen . . . so hot, the pages might spontaneously combust!

... Read more

Customer Reviews (452)

2-0 out of 5 stars Barely tolerable; earlier books were witty&engaging!
Just a formula-style series. After about book #11, Evanovich has really gone downhill. Not worth reading anymore.

3-0 out of 5 stars My cousin Vinny
Steph's back, bumbling along in her life, in which nothing ever changes. This time around, her sleazebag cousin Vinny, who's also her boss, has been kidnapped for failing to make good on his gambling losses, which amount to more than a cool million. Sixteen has its amusing moments, which include hobbits, and alligator, and Uzis, but for the most part, there's little to differentiate this book from the fifteen earlier installments. Steph still can't make a choice between Marino and Ranger, both of whom now admit to loving her. She does, however, admit that perhaps bounty hunting isn't her true calling, and also begins to consider getting married again. Light and fluffy with a few laughs sprinkled in.

3-0 out of 5 stars Lula
Lula was the funny one thru-out this one. The ending was too short for the long of the story.
Another rush novel for Evanovich.
Didn't buy this one...got it from the library!

2-0 out of 5 stars Disappointing is an understatement...
Another poorly written Stephanie Plum mystery.The plot was all over the place, the gags were old and tired, the romantic entanglements were stupid, and the entire novel was predictable, even the absurd bits.And of course ("spoiler" alert, I guess), in the end, Stephanie is Morelli's pathetic lapdog, despite her desire for Ranger throughout the entire book, and constant fighting with Morelli, due to the fact that he is a chauvinist jerk.

I don't recommend buying this book.If you want to read it, get it from your library.Giving Ms. Evanovich more money is only going to encourage her to continue writing substandard fiction.And it is very clear that the only way to get a decent book out of the author at this point is to stop buying her work.She clearly doesn't have enough respect for her readers to make even a halfhearted effort to put out a quality novel.

2-0 out of 5 stars Sizzling Sixteen
What a disappointment .I have all the Stephanie Plum novels and looked forward to each one.This one was certainly not up to Janet Evanovich's standards and I am not even sure it was written by her.I will buy the next one that comes out but if it so inferior again it will be the last one,.Angela Watters ... Read more

3. Finger Lickin' Fifteen (Stephanie Plum Novels)
by Janet Evanovich
Hardcover: 308 Pages (2009-06-23)
list price: US$27.95 -- used & new: US$4.10
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B0035G01TQ
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan
Editorial Review

Product Description

Stephanie’s working overtime tracking felons for the bonds office at night and snooping for security expert Carlos Manoso, aka Ranger, during the day. Can she hunt down two killers, a traitor, and five skips, keep her grandmother out of the sauce, and solve Ranger’s problems and not jump his bones?
Amazon.com Review
Book Description
SAVE THE DATE: Tuesday, June 23, 2009

EVENT: The next Stephanie Plum novel, in which complications arise, loyalties are tested, cliffhangers are resolved, and donuts are eaten.

WHERE: Wherever books are sold across America

WHAT TO BRING: Sunglasses, insect repellant, a flotation device, suntan lotion, cheez-doodles, extra-large towel, fire extinguisher, baseball bat, lip balm, monkey leash, sixty three pieces of chewing gum, and one canister of oxygen (don’t ask). Hey, it’s a Stephanie Plum novel!

Janet Evanovich and Michael Connelly: Author One-to-One
In this Amazon exclusive, we brought together blockbuster authors Janet Evanovich and Michael Connelly and asked them to interview each other. Find out what two of the top authors of their genres have to say about their characters, writing process, and more. Michael Connelly is the bestselling author ofthe Harry Bosch series of novels as well as The Poet, Blood Work, Void Moon, Chasing the Dime, and the #1 New York Times bestseller The Lincoln Lawyer. He is a former newspaper reporter who has won numerous awards for his journalism and his novels.Read on to see Michael Connelly's questions for Janet Evanovich, orturn the tables to see what Evanovich asked Connelly.

Michael Connelly Connelly: Let's get the business out of the way. What's Finger Lickin' Fifteen, the new Stephanie Plum novel, all about and what brought you to the story?

Evanovich: I wanted to do a book that featured Stephanie's wheelman, Lula.Lula is one of my favorite characters because she's pulled herself up from hard times and now is just more of everything.Fifteen opens with Lula witnessing a crime, and it all gets complicated after that.We're talking about barbecue gone bad, cross-dressing firemen, dancing hot dogs, etc.

Connelly: You strike me as an author who is involved in every aspect of the publishing of her work. But the output--at least two solid novels a year--suggests otherwise, that you delegate all over the place so that you can focus on writing high-quality stuff. So which is it? (And if your answer is that you do indeed delegate, how the heck do you learn to do that?)

Evanovich: You reach a point in your career where the business side threatens to eclipse writing time and you either delegate or power back.I delegate everything but the writing.My daughter and her staff manage the website, the fan mail, the book tour, the author publicity and marketing.My son is my agent and finance officer and chief problem solver.When no one else can solve the problem it gets dumped on my son's desk!I oversee all aspects, but I've had to learn not to micro-manage.

Connelly: We have an author friend in common-- Robert Crais--who has steadfastly refused to sell or option his series character Elvis Cole to Hollywood. On the other hand, I've flogged Harry Bosch up and down the studio strip. (Interestingly enough, to the same effect--no movies made!) Where do you stand with Stephanie and will we ever see her on the big or small screen?

Evanovich: Jeez Louise, I wish I knew the answer to this one. TriStar owns the Plum franchise with Wendy Finerman attached as producer, and Wendy has been trying to get this sucker off the ground for fifteen years.Probably somewhere in the vicinity of three million people read each of my Plum books, but for whatever reason, TriStar has yet to greenlight the project.

Connelly: Speaking of that L.A. business, do you remember when we first met? Since you conveniently put numbers in your titles, it is easy for me to remember that it was fourteen years ago in L.A. I bet you don't remember the name of the restaurant, which sadly is no longer there. But, luckily, we're still here and my memory of that lunch is important to me because at the time we had probably sold a hundred books between us (not counting romance novels).

Evanovich: What I remember is that what I consider to be my graduating class (you, Crais, and Jan Burke) would get together at all the mystery conferences, and you would be our fearless leader!

Connelly: Did you know that in my most recent novel a very bad man plans to use a Janet Evanovich novel to get close to an unsuspecting, potential victim? It's scary stuff--the plan, not the Evanovich novel. Have you reached a stage where your work is part of the terrain and gets these sorts of little nods here and there?

Evanovich: Every now and then my name or one of my character names pops up and it's usually in the work of a friend.I think it's fun and I always reciprocate...so live in fear.

... Read more

Customer Reviews (524)

2-0 out of 5 stars The end
The last few books feel as if Ms Evanovich is trying too hard for the laughs.The hijinks in this one just did me in with their forced feeling.I think this was my last Stephanie Plum novel, which makes me very sad

5-0 out of 5 stars plum finger lickin 15
One of the best of this series.You do not need to have read the previous ones to get started.Great blend of humor, adventure and a story.

4-0 out of 5 stars characters will make you laugh
I haven't read any other books by this author but I plan to. I liked the characters, some parts of the book were funny. I love a good female character and a mystery. I don't know what everyone is complaining about, I really enjoyed this book.

3-0 out of 5 stars Same Stephanie Plum
I do love this series but I have to agree with the majority of the reviews here.They are very funny eachtime but it really is the same story. She should probably wrap this up-but I think she should maybe do it in two books-one might be a little abrupt what with Lula, Grandma, and Stephanie-plus Morelli and Ranger. Anyone who reads this series probably can tell who she will wind up with but I would like a satisfying conclusion for everyone else too.
But I have to say, I'll read the next one too no matter what!

1-0 out of 5 stars First time that I didn't care how it ended
I am a huge Stephanie fan... that being said, I couldn't believe how exhausting it was for me to read "Finger Lickin' Fifteen". I stopped caring who killed Chipotle and who was breaking in to Ranger's clients' houses very early on. I just wanted to get it over with, and was left very unimpressed with the ending, which was very hurried (you could have skipped most of the book and read the last 5 pages, wouldn't have missed a thing). Anyone who gave this book over a 3 star rating must not have ever read the first 6 or so books.

I love to go back and re-read the series from the beginning, and I recently did and read "Fifteen" a second time and found it a bit better than the first time I read it. But, it still doesn't live up to the first half of the series. Just like the other reviewers said, there has been very little character development of the main characters, Steph, Lula, Morelli, Ranger, and the Plum family. Is Rex ever going to die? Which man will Steph pick? Do we even care anymore? ... Read more

4. One for the Money (Stephanie Plum, No. 1)
by Janet Evanovich
Paperback: 334 Pages (2006-06-13)
list price: US$14.99 -- used & new: US$5.81
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: 0312362080
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan
Editorial Review

Product Description

Read the Dynamite Blockbuster that Started It All!

Welcome to Trenton, New Jersey, home to wiseguys, average Joes, and Stephanie Plum, who sports a big attitude and even bigger money problems (since losing her job as a lingerie buyer for a department store). Stephanie needs cash--fast--but times are tough, and soon she's forced to turn to the last resort of the truly desperate: family.

Stephanie lands a gig at her sleazy cousin Vinnie's bail bonding company. She's got no experience. But that doesn't matter. Neither does the fact that the bail jumper in question is local vice cop Joe Morelli. From the time he first looked up her dress to the time he first got into her pants to the time Steph hit him with her father's Buick, M-o-r-e-l-l-i has spelled t-r-o-u-b-l-e. And now the hot guy is in hot water--wanted for murder.

Abject poverty is a great motivator for learning new skills, but being trained in the school of hard knocks by people like psycho prizefighter Benito Ramirez isn't. Still, if Stephanie can nab Morelli in a week, she'll make a cool ten grand. All she has to do is become an expert bounty hunter overnight--and keep herself from getting killed before she gets her man.
Amazon.com Review
Stephanie Plum is so smart, so honest, and so funny that her narrativecharm could drive a documentary on termites. But this tough gal from NewJersey, an unemployed discount lingerie buyer, has a much more interestingstory to tell: She has to say that her Miata has been repossessed and thatshe's so poor at the moment that she just drank her last bottle of beer forbreakfast. She has to say that her only chance out of her present rut isher repugnant cousin Vinnie and his bail-bond business. She has to say thatshe blackmailed Vinnie into giving her a bail-bond recovery job worth $10,000(for a murder suspect), even though she doesn't own a gun and has neverapprehended a person in her life. And she has to say that the guy she hasto get, Joe Morelli, is the same creep who charmed away her teenagevirginity behind the pastry case in the Trenton bakery where she workedafter school.

If that hard-luck story doesn't sound compelling enough, Stephanie'sseveral unsuccessful attempts at pulling in Joe make a downright hilariousand suspenseful tale of murder and deceit. Along the way, several moreoutlandish (but unrelentingly real) characters join the story, includingBenito Ramirez, a champion boxer who seems to be following Stephanie Plumwherever she goes.

Janet Evanovich shares an authentic feel for the streets of Trenton in herdebut mystery (she developed her talents in a string of romance novelsbefore creating Ms. Plum), and her tough, frank, and funny first-personnarrator offers a winning mix of vulgarity and sensitivity. Evanovich iscertainly among the best of the new voices to emerge in the mystery fieldof the 1990s. --Patrick O'Kelley ... Read more

Customer Reviews (602)

5-0 out of 5 stars One worth the money
As a fan of Stephanie Plum this book definitely sets the stage for her adventures. Although Janet Evanovich writes in a way that you can read the books "out of order" but still know what's going on and the characters' relationships, One for the Money helps to put everything in order. Highly recommended!

2-0 out of 5 stars Implausible Plum
I didn't like this book. I didn't hate it by any means--I thought it was good enough--but I did not like it. The characters were kind of fun, and it was an easy read. It was also a bit of a page-turner. On the other hand, the main character was utterly and unbelievably dense. I saw nothing romantic about Joe, a guy who molested Stephanie when she was six and took her virginity at eighteen (then never talked to her again and spread rumors about it). I, personally, would probably not make-out with a child molester/player/murderer (but I guess that's just me). Also, were a known rapist and sexual torturer calling me regularly to tell me he was goingto rape me, I probably would call the police and not spend all my time alone. Stephanie Plum did the opposite, and somehow the rapist decided not to rape her on her daily early morning jog . . . alone. In short, the book had mostly implausible characters.

5-0 out of 5 stars The best book I have ever read
I really like this book I could not put it down and I started on the next right after I got done with this one I just cant wait till I get to the 3nd one...

3-0 out of 5 stars Entertaining but not my personal favorite
This book is a perfect escape novel, a great read for cuddling up by the fire for an afternoon. That being said if you are looking for serious literature this isn't it. It was fairly graphic and if it were made into a movie it would be more in the genre of a thriller cop movie than say a Miss Marple kind of movie. Anyways, this was a fun read and entertaining.

5-0 out of 5 stars Addicting Fun!
Darn it!I found another series that I can't put down.I am not sure what I was expecting before reading this book but I can tell you that it has suspense, action, humor, and a little bit of romance.I am not going to repeat the background story as other reviewers have already covered that but it was a great read for me.I couldn't put my nook down with this book and thought I knew who the culprit was all along.I especially like Plum for being a somewhat heroine in this book albeit clumsy and inexperienced.I felt like I was right there by Plum as she set out to catch her man.I will quickly move onto the next book in the series.

P.S.Remember, this is not a literary classic here but something to read purely for entertainment purposes. ... Read more

5. High Five (Stephanie Plum, No. 5)
by Janet Evanovich
Mass Market Paperback: 340 Pages (2000-06-15)
list price: US$7.99 -- used & new: US$3.92
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: 0312971346
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan
Editorial Review

Product Description
In her fifth high-octane thriller, bounty hunter Stephanie Plum sets out to find her missing uncle-- and along the way smacks slam-bang into: a dead body, a nasty bookie, her stun-gun-toting grandmother, two very sexy men, an angry little man who won't leave her apartment, and a Mafia wedding...

Jersey's favorite bounty hunter has never been better! With high hair, street smarts and plenty of attitude, Steph's sure to nail this case-- or risk life and spandex-clad limb trying...

A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year.
A People Magazine Beach Book of the Week.
Amazon.com Review
"Uncle Fred was someone I saw at weddings and funerals and once ina while at Giovichinni's Meat Market, ordering a quarter pound of olive loaf. Eddie Such, the butcher, would have the olive loaf on the scale and Uncle Fredwould say, 'You've got the olive loaf on a piece of waxed paper. How muchdoes that piece of waxed paper weigh? You're not gonna charge me for thatwaxed paper, are you? I want some money off for the waxed paper.'"

The speaker is Stephanie Plum, the glamorous if slightly ditzybounty hunter from Trenton, New Jersey, and one of the most originalcreations 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 hercousin Vinnie, of Vincent Plum Bail Bonds; her red-hot love affair withDetective Joe Morelli has cooled off; and her giant extended family is nohelp at all. For instance, Uncle Fred the cheapskate hasdisappeared, leaving behind some suspicious photographs of body parts ingarbage 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 forlandlords. (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. Youdon'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--acombination of the brazen bravado that turns a failed lingerie model into abounty hunter in the first place and the normal fears of a person in overher head.

Other Plums in paperback, by the numbers: One for the Money,Twofor the Dough, Three to Get Deadly, and Four to Score.--Dick Adler ... Read more

Customer Reviews (300)

4-0 out of 5 stars Oh... a really good cliff hanger!
Janet Evanovich has finally learned the art of the cliff hanger.I must admit that I cannot wait to learn what happens next.Unfortunately, it took her until book five to figure out that we really need a reason to keep moving through a series.It has taken me a long time to make it to book five.

Having said that, the entire story line for this particular book in the series was really well done.I like that she put more of Stephanie's family back into the book while maintaining enough of the crime story to keep my interest.The humor in this book was varied and quite a ride.We aren't talking about highbrow fiction here, folks.This is all about having a great time while watching a crazy woman destroy vehicles and chase around bad guys.Heck, even the annoying grandmother character is starting to grow on me.

I also felt like we got to know Stephanie on a more personal level.We may have even gotten to look inside to find out what she truly is looking for out of life.I look forward to the next book in the series and learning more about what makes her tick as a person.

This series is recommended for anyone that needs something light and fun to read and doesn't take their literature too seriously.

5-0 out of 5 stars Very easy read
I enjoyed this book a lot, read it all in 1 day.I've read 1 thru 5 and am going to be starting Hot Six soon.I find her books funny, I laugh out loud quite a bit while reading these books.Two thumbs up!

5-0 out of 5 stars Janet Evanovich High Five
I am very please with my purchase I order 3 books total from Taylor's Book Shelf out of New York This was a A++++++ person to dral with and thank you very much Amazon YH

3-0 out of 5 stars review
Stephanie needs some work because nobody is skipping out on bail.. Then her mom drafts her in to looking for her Uncle Leon who disappeared while running errands.She also starts taking on jobs working for Ranger.Another fun installment in the series

4-0 out of 5 stars Reading with Tequila
High Five was another fast and funny read in the Stephanie Plum series. As the series continues the mixture of crime, humor and romance (that Ranger makes me all tingly!) gets better and better. High Five is an excellent addition and leaves the reader salivating for Plum's next adventure. ... Read more

6. To the Nines (Stephanie Plum, No. 9)
by Janet Evanovich
Mass Market Paperback: 352 Pages (2004-06-14)
list price: US$7.99 -- used & new: US$3.40
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: 0312991460
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan
Editorial Review

Product Description
Stephanie Plum's got rent to pay, people shooting at her, and psychos wanting her dead every day of the week (much to the dismay of her mother, her family, the men in her life, the guy who slices meat at the deli...oh, the list goes on).An ordinary person would cave under the pressure.

But hey, she's from Jersey.

Stephanie Plum may not be the best bounty hunter in beautiful downtown Trenton, but she's pretty darn good at turning bad situations her way...and she always gets her man.In
To The Nines, her cousin Vinnie (who's also her boss) has posted bail on Samuel Singh, an immigrant who becomes an illegal alien by violating his Visa and extending his stay in the United States. When the elusive Mr. Singh goes missing, Stephanie is on the case. But what she uncovers is far more sinister than anyone imagines and leads to a group of killers who give new meaning to the word "hunter..."

In a race against time that takes her from the Jersey Turnpike to the Vegas strip, Stephanie Plum is on the chase of her life.
... Read more

Customer Reviews (274)

5-0 out of 5 stars great summer read
sitting poolside this a great summer read!!! being a jersey girl i love reading about lulu in spandex and stephanie running in heels...right on!!! makes me want to go "south jersey" on someone who messes with my day...bravo janet for creating a light-hearted series capturing east coast humor

1-0 out of 5 stars Oh God another one!
Ok, the first 5 or six were funny to read. After a while it is awfully boring. everyone and everything is same. The ditzy Stephanie can't make up her mind, stupid apphenensions going bad, blah blah blah!!!!(I bought these for my daughter; but read a couple of them myself)Anyway, I think it is time to retire Stephanie and do something else.

4-0 out of 5 stars Reading with Tequila
To the Nines is a great continuation of the Stephanie Plum series. Stephanie is firmly ensconced in Morelli's life and home and her biological clock is starting to tick a bit louder. Of course, she still has to contend with his family, including his scary Grandma Bella.

If that wasn't enough, her sister Valerie is seconds away for going into labor and eating for sixteen driving the entire Plum family crazy. At work, Stephanie is tasked with finding Samuel Singh. Singh is in the US on a visa and The Plum Agency has gotten a lot of publicity for providing the visa bond. His disappearance seems to be a case of running from an arranged marriage, but something much more mysterious and nefarious is at work here. It's all very twisted. The search for Singh brings Stephanie, accompanied by Lula and Connie, to Las Vegas. They don't stay in Vegas long enough to really do it up Jersey style, but it's humorous nonetheless.

Ranger and his band of burly men make numerous appearances in this book.We get to spend some quality time with Tank and even meet some ofRanger's other associates. Stephanie even steps into the technological present with the addition of a new laptop. Tuns out, email is perfect for receiving scary anonymous notes of a threatening nature.

To the Nines was lots of fun. Stephanie shines as always and in a completely surprising turn of events - not one car was harmed in the making of this book. Stephanie has become bad luck for something else entirely and it's highly entertaining.

5-0 out of 5 stars I was HOOKED the first time I read a Janet Evanovich book!
I just happened to pick up this book (in hardback) on the sale rack in a bookstore and stood there and read the first few pages and was laughing so hard I was crying. I was so entertained that I didn't even care that people were looking at me like I was crazy. I never start a series in the middle like this, but I could not leave that store without this book. I read it the next day and then promptly went out to buy the first eight books in the series, plus, Ten Big Ones was out also, so I bought that one too. I got all of these just before spring break and read all ten of them that week(yes, I reread book 9, because I had to read them all in order...OCD anyone?). These books are hysterical and fun and they lift my spirits. I LOVE them and always get the new one as soon as it comes out!

5-0 out of 5 stars Great read!
As usual, I loved this Stephanie Plum novel. You can always count on Evanovich to deliver wit and suspense, along with a humorous bunch of characters. I could not predict this read, which gives any potential reader just one more reason to pick up this story. ... Read more

7. Fearless Fourteen (Stephanie Plum, No. 14)
by Janet Evanovich
Hardcover: 320 Pages (2008-06-17)
list price: US$27.95 -- used & new: US$2.95
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B001TDKUBQ
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan
Editorial Review

Product Description

Personal vendettas, hidden treasure, and a monkey named Carl will send bounty hunter Stephanie Plum on her most explosive adventure yet.

The Crime:  Armed robbery to the tune of nine million dollars

Dom Rizzi robbed a bank, stashed the money, and did the time. His family couldn’t be more proud. He always was the smart one. 

The Cousin:  Joe Morelli

Joe Morelli, Dom Rizzi, and Dom’s sister, Loretta, are cousins. Morelli is a cop, Rizzi robs banks, and Loretta is a single mother waiting tables at the firehouse. The all-American family.

The Complications:  Murder, kidnapping, destruction of personal property, and acid reflux

Less than a week after Dom’s release from prison, Joe Morelli has shadowy figures breaking into his house and dying in his basement. He’s getting threatening messages, Loretta is kidnapped, and Dom is missing.

The Catastrophe:  Moonman

Morelli hires Walter “Mooner” Dunphy, stoner and “inventor” turned crime fighter, to protect his house. Morelli can’t afford a lot on a cop’s salary, and Mooner will work for potatoes.

The Cupcake:  Stephanie Plum

Stephanie and Morelli have a long-standing relationship that involves sex, affection, and driving each other nuts. She’s a bond enforcement agent with more luck than talent, and she’s involved in this bank-robbery-gone-bad disaster from day one.

The Crisis:  A favor for Ranger

Security expert Carlos Manoso, street name Ranger, has a job for Stephanie that will involve night work. Morelli has his own ideas regarding Stephanie’s evening activities.

The Conclusion:  Only the fearless should read Fourteen.

Thrills, chills, and incontinence may result.



... Read more

Customer Reviews (537)

4-0 out of 5 stars Right Up My Alley
Yes it was silly, but that's exactly what I was looking for. I love the tension between Morelli and Ranger. Both are hot and will never suffer from sagging ding-dongs. Nor will they ever come to blows over Stephany Plum in misguided macho stupidity.

Brenda and Gary are hysterical. Who better to stalk a celebrity than a lighting struck cousin? And Lula planning a wedding with Tank is priceless. Not to mention Grandma Mazur digging in the cemetery in search of stolen bank loot.

I say, you go girl to Evanovich and keep up the good work.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent
When I bought this book it stated "good condition".Well, when I received it before the time frame they said, it was in excellent condition.It looked like it was never read.
I will certainly order from them again.

5-0 out of 5 stars Maybe you have to know a gamer...but this one is hilarious!
Full disclosure...I have two gamer kids with multiple highest level characters in World of Warcraft, plus clothes and shoes and books and God knows what else, so yes, I grok the setup here. Zook is pitch perfect as the "MinionFire" kid gamer, Grandma Mazur is a scream when she gets into playing with some of her friends ("...the Queen of the Damned costume party at the Shady Rest Nursing Home..."), and even Mooner is less irritating than usual (he's the Griefer).

A Plum novel always has multiple story lines, and the worth of any volume is how well those lines work together. Here they do, and very well. Balanced against all the gaming is Zook's kidnapped Mom, Loretta, her crazy brother Dom, who just got out of jail and thinks Morelli fathered Zook, and nine million dollars that may be buried in Morelli's basement. Meanwhile, Steph is helping Ranger provide security for a cranky, aging, horny country singer named Brenda, and Lula tries to plan a wedding to Tank.

In no particular order:
--Ranger finally gets dirty instead of Stephanie.
--Stephanie finally goes for a whole novel without needing to be rescued.
--Carl the monkey makes his first appearance.
--The potato cannon makes its first and hopefully only appearance.
--The Brenda material takes up a good part of the book, and it was nice to see a really fresh idea - Steph is good at security...much better than at bounty hunting.
--Stephanie goes for a whole novel without being the bait.
--Joe and Steph would probably make good parents.
--Ranger and Steph have settled into a comfortable and affectionate working relationship.

This one's a keeper.

5-0 out of 5 stars Another super fun book in the Stephanie Plum series
If you love Stephanie Plum - don't give up the ghost.This book is another good one!

4-0 out of 5 stars Evanovich, great book
Another good book in the Plum series.Easy read and the characters are as lovable as ever. ... Read more

8. Seven Up (Stephanie Plum, No. 7)
by Janet Evanovich
Mass Market Paperback: 352 Pages (2002-06-17)
list price: US$7.99 -- used & new: US$3.50
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: 0312980140
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan
Editorial Review

Product Description
Experience the bestselling phenomenon that is sweeping the nation!

#1 New York Times
#1 Wall Street Journal
#1 Entertainment Weekly
#1 Publishers Weekly
#1 Booksense
#1 Los Angeles Times

All New Jersey bounty hunter Stephanie Plum has to do is bring in semi-retired bail jumper Eddie DeChooch. For an old man he's still got a knack for slipping out of sight--and raising hell. How else can Stephanie explain the bullet-riddled corpse in Eddie's garden? Who else would have a clue as to why two of Stephanie's friends suddenly vanished? For answers Stephanie has the devil to pay:her mentor, Ranger. The deal? He'll give Stephanie all the help she needs--if she gives him everything he wants . . .

As if things weren't complicated enough, Stephanie's just discovered her Grandma Mazur's own unmentionable alliance with Eddie. Add a series of unnerving break-ins, not to mention the bombshell revelation leveled by Stephanie's estranged sister, and Stephanie's ready for some good news. Unfortunately, a marriage proposal from Joe Morelli, the love of her life, isn't quite cutting it. And now--murder, a randy paramour, a wily mobster, death threats, extortion, and a triplie kidnapping aside--Stephanie's really got the urge to run for her life . . .
Amazon.com Review
Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum's got a lot on her mind. How does cigarettesmuggler Eddie DeChooch, a fugitive so geriatric that even the hot-to-trotGrandma Mazur won't go out with him a third time, keep giving her the slip?How did a woman who died of a heart attack end up in DeChooch's garden shedwith five bullet holes in her chest? Who stole a rump roast from Dougie andMooner, the two lovable potheads who have decided to be crime fighters inSpandex bodysuits? Can Stephanie's perfect sister Valerie make it as alesbian single mother without driving her family crazy? And--oh yeah--whatshould Stephanie do about that damn wedding dress on hold at Tina's BridalShoppe, waiting for her to decide whether vice cop Joe Morelli's really theone for her?

I did look good in the gown. I looked like Scarlett O'Hara getting ready for a big wedding at Tara. I moved around a little tosimulate dancing.

"Jump up and down so we can see how it'll look when you do the bunny hop,"Grandma said.

"It's pretty but I don't want a gown," I said.

"I can order one in her size at no obligation," Tina said.

"No obligation," Grandma said. "You can't beat that."

"As long as there's no obligation," my mother said.

I needed chocolate. A lot of chocolate. "Oh gee," I said, "look atthe time. I need to go."

To complicate matters further, Stephanie's made a reluctant deal with thedevil: if she can't bring in DeChooch by herself, her sexy but dangerouscohort Ranger is willing to help--for a price that a girl who'snot-exactly-engaged is uncertain whether she should pay. But when Dougieand Mooner disappear, Grandma is kidnapped, and a crazy widow starts takingpot shots, no one who hides her .38 in a cookie jar is going to turn down alittle friendly assistance.

In Seven Up, Janet Evanovich serves up her usual bubbly fare: atotaled car, raucous viewings at Stiva's Funeral Parlor, buffoonish badguys, and down-and-dirty mud wrestling, all stirred up with some snappyJersey repartee and a few tart, new twists that will keep her fansimpatient. Heaven can't wait for number eight. --Barrie Trinkle ... Read more

Customer Reviews (311)

4-0 out of 5 stars A good book
I enjoyed this book and thought it was another good read.I didn't like it as much as 5 and 6 but it still made me laugh.I can't wait to read Hard Eight to see what happens w/Stephanie, Morelli & Ranger.

4-0 out of 5 stars A fun read.
I love the characters, especially our bumbling bounty hunter.As in most of her books there are some laugh out loud moments.

3-0 out of 5 stars Never Really Picks Up Any Momentum
By the time this book was over, I could not tell you if the whole Stephanie Plum storyline had moved forward or not.The book started slow and never really picks up any momentum.

Stephanie embarks on what she considers an easy-peasy assignment; bring in Eddie DeChooch an octogenarian mobster.How difficult could that be, he drives around Trenton in a white Cadillac, kind of stands out, even for Trenton.Well, when it comes to Stephanie nothing is ever easy, especially when there is corpse found in Eddie's garage.

Not only does she have to find this gangster, but she also has to come up with a date for her pending nuptials to Joe, but then again, why would she do that when Ranger has offered her an evening of bliss.Decisions, Decisions.

Add in perfect sister Valerie coming back for more than a visit and the shambles of Stephanie's life is certainly on a roll, if only we knew which direction she would go.

I will continue with the series, I just hope the next one keeps my interest a little better.

5-0 out of 5 stars Fast service.
This vendor always gets books out quickly to me and I really appreciate it.Others take two weeks or more.Great service.

4-0 out of 5 stars reader
I am very happy with motor-city-book's way of doing business. I ordered paperback on 6/26 and received it on 7/8 and in the condition it was said to be. I will very seriously consider Motor City Books when ordering more paperbacks in the future.
... Read more

9. Hot Six (Stephanie Plum, No. 6)
by Janet Evanovich
Mass Market Paperback: 340 Pages (2001-06-15)
list price: US$7.99 -- used & new: US$3.25
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: 0312976275
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan
Editorial Review

Product Description
Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum is faced with her most daunting task yet: bring in the mysterious former Special Forces agent Carlos Manoso (aka Ranger). He's the man who taught her everything about fugitive apprehension, and Stephanie knows she will be testing her skills against the master. But even if she does catch him, she's not so sure she could turn in her friend-even if he is wanted for murder...And if this isn't enough to keep her up at night, Grandma Mazur is crimping her sex life by moving in with her and keeping her from getting any action from her cop boyfriend, Joe Morelli. Now, with her love life messing with her head, two threatening goons on her tail, and three corpses-so far-it's getting a little too hot for Stephanie whose search for Ranger is bringing her dangerously close to the wrong side of the law...AUTHORBIO: Bestselling author JANET EVANOVICH is the recipient of the Crime Writers Association's John Creasey Memorial, Last Laugh, and Silver Dagger awards, as well as the Left Coast Crime's Lefty award, and is the two-time recipient of the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association's Dilys award. She lives in New Hampshire, where she is at work on her next Stephanie Plum adventure.Amazon.com Review
Never mind who did the deed with New Jersey bounty hunter Stephanie Plum at the end of HighFive. Five months later, that night's only a dim, cherished memory,and Stephanie's freezing her butt off on a Trenton bridge trying to keepher friend Carol--caught shoplifting some crotchless panties she was tooembarrassed to buy--from committing suicide.

Truth is, I didn't for a minute think she'd jump. For onething, she was wearing a four-hundred-dollar jacket from Wilson Leather.You just don't jump off a bridge in a four-hundred-dollar jacket. It isn'tdone. The jacket would get ruined. Carol was from the Chambersburg sectionof Trenton, just like me, and in the Burg you gave the jacket to yoursister, then you jumped off the bridge.
When Stephanie finally talks Carol down and makes it in to work at VincentPlum Bail Bonds, it's only to find that her libido-boosting pal Ranger, theprofessional bounty hunter and sometime hit man, has disappeared. Abuilding owned by black-market arms dealer Alexander Ramos has burneddown, with Ramos's son Homer lying inside, dead from a gunshot wound. Ranger, who was caught on film there by video cameras, is wanted for questioning. Stephanie'sboss Vinnie wants her to find him, but Stephanie, who knows she won't find Ranger if he doesn't want to be found, refuses. Soon everyone, fromher cop boyfriend Joe Morelli to the two Laurel and Hardy wannabes whosuddenly start following her around Trenton in a badass black Lincoln,thinks she's hot on Ranger's trail.

And Stephanie's got other things to worry about. For one thing, GrandmaMazur's moved in with her, and so has Bob, a golden retriever who's onlypartly house trained. Then Ranger starts popping up at odd times of thenight, with instructions for Stephanie to keep an eye on another Ramos son,Hannibal. Add to that one homicidal maniac, a couple more dead bodies,Stephanie's usual bad car karma, and the zit from hell, and you've gotyourself one fine Stephanie Plum adventure. Will Stephanie triumph? You canbet a jelly doughnut on it. And there's another great cliffhanger waitingat the end. --Barrie Trinkle ... Read more

Customer Reviews (361)

4-0 out of 5 stars Great service!
I received my book in a timely matter and the book was in exellant conditon!I will go back!

5-0 out of 5 stars Six....What a Hot little number!
Well the book took off right where 5 stopped.I have been dying to know about the little black dress since the ending of the last book.Well I found my answer in the first chapter!I loved the array of characters this time the Ramos', Stolle and Mitchell and Habib, villians.I loved to see the relationship deepen between her and Joe and also the budding relationship between her and Ranger.This book had me flipping pages so quick and I felt like I was on the edge of my seat the whole time (probably like you'd feel if you were driving with Grandma Mazur, since she learning how to drive in this book).All your favorite characters are back, Connie, Lula and of course the Plum family (including Vinny).We also met two sort of dead heads, Mooner and Dougie.Overall, I give this box the highest rating because it was action packed, romanceful and had the right amount of Plum-tastic suspense that you would only expect from JE.Kudos!

5-0 out of 5 stars Hot Six
She's done it again! Steph is awesome, Joe is cool and Ranger is oh so HOT !!!

5-0 out of 5 stars Hot Six delivers
If you haven't heard the one about the midget in the nudist colony you need to read this book for that one-liner alone.And although the books in this series can easily stand alone, they are so much better if you read them in order.I just discovered Ms. Evanovich a couple of months ago and I am already on book seven.They are laugh out loud funny and have well organized plots. New characters appear with each book and the core characters are great.It seems that everyone in New Jersey owns a gun...

5-0 out of 5 stars Hot Six, Hot book
Great Read...can't get enough of the series!BUT...give Steph some credit, Evanovich.Don't make her quite so ditzy. ... Read more

10. Lean Mean Thirteen (Stephanie Plum, No. 13)
by Janet Evanovich
Hardcover: 320 Pages (2007-06-01)
list price: US$27.95 -- used & new: US$2.52
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B00192KOL8
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan
Editorial Review

Product Description

New secrets, old flames, and hidden agendas are about to send bounty hunter Stephanie Plum on her most outrageous adventure yet!
Dickie Orr
Stephanie was married to him for about fifteen minutes before she caught him cheating on her with her archnemesis, Joyce Barnhardt. Another fifteen minutes after that, Stephanie filed for divorce, hoping never to see either one of them again. 
Doing favors for super bounty hunter Carlos Manoso (aka Ranger)
Ranger needs Stephanie to meet with Dickie and find out if he’s doing something shady. Turns out, he is. Turns out, Dickie’s also back to doing Joyce Barnhardt. And it turns out Ranger’s favors always come with a price. . . .
Going completely nutso while doing the favor for Ranger, and trying to apply bodily injury to Dickie in front of the entire office 
Now Dickie has disappeared, and Stephanie is the natural suspect in his disappearance. Is Dickie dead? Can he be found? And can Stephanie Plum stay one step ahead in this new, dangerous game? Joe Morelli, the hottest cop in Trenton, New Jersey, is also keeping Stephanie on her toes---and he may know more than he’s saying about many things in Stephanie’s life. It’s a cat-and-mouse game for Stephanie Plum wherein the ultimate prize might be her life.
With Janet Evanovich’s flair for hilarious situations, breathtaking action, and unforgettable characters, Lean Mean Thirteen shows why no one can beat Evanovich for blockbuster entertainment.  
... Read more

Customer Reviews (389)

4-0 out of 5 stars Sags a bit, still very funny
After the revelations and suspense of volume 12 in the series (not to mention the hilarity around Sally's band), volume 13 sagged a bit. I never for an instant felt that Stephanie was in any danger of being charged with murder, for example, and I was sorry we didn't learn more about anyone (like we did in 12), but on the second read-through, I laughed more and just ignored the feeble attempts at drama.

The whole bit with Morelli trying to endure Dickie as a house guest is hilarious, and after Lula chews out Ranger, Joe utters the best line in the whole series- "You're hanging out there naked." (Trust me, you gotta read it in context). The exploding taxidermy animals and Steph getting high on weed smoke are additional high points.

In short, very funny - and funnier on the second or third read - but a little tired around the edges.

5-0 out of 5 stars Lean mean 13
A good book to read. it came in good condition and was worth the money. thank you, Carla

4-0 out of 5 stars Lean Mean Thirteen Review
Another excellent Plum novel from Janet Evanovich.
It is fun reading. A real escape.

4-0 out of 5 stars Lean Mean Thirteen
I always enjoy Evanovich's number series.I laughed my way through another.Stephanie manages to get herself into the craziest situations.

4-0 out of 5 stars Lean Mean Thirteen Review
Ordered two books and only this one came in.It took several more weeks to get the second book delivered and no responses to my inquiry emails.Fast service on one book.Book in great shape. ... Read more

11. Hard Eight (Stephanie Plum, No. 8)
by Janet Evanovich
Mass Market Paperback: 352 Pages (2003-06-16)
list price: US$7.99 -- used & new: US$3.76
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: 0312983867
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan
Editorial Review

Product Description
Hard Up
Fugitive Apprehension Agent Stephanie Plum has a big problem on her hands: Seven-year-old Annie Soder and her mother, Evelyn, have disappeared. Evelyn's estranged husband, Steven, a shady owner of a seedy bar, is not at all happy. Finding a kidnapped child is not an assignment for a bounty hunter. But Evelyn's grandmother lives next door to Stephanie's parents, so Stephanie follows the trail left by Annie and Evelyn-and finds a lot more than she bargained for.

Hard Risk
Steven Soder is somehow linked with a very scary Eddie Abruzzi. Trenton cop and on-again, off-again fiancé Joe Morelli and Stephanie's mentor and tormentor, Ranger, warn Stephanie about Abruzzi, but it's Abruzzi's eyes and mannerisms that frighten Stephanie most. Stephanie needs Ranger's savvy and expertise, and she's willing to accept his help to find Annie even though it might mean getting too involved with Ranger. Stephanie, Ranger, Lula (who's not going to miss riding with Ranger), and Evelyn's lawyer/Laundromat manager set out to find Annie. The search turns out to be a race among Stephanie's posse, the True Blue Bonds' agent-a Rangerette known as Jeanne Ellen Burrows-and the Abruzzi crew. Plus, there's a killer rabbit on the loose!

Hard Eight
Strap on your helmet and get ready for the ride of your life! Hard Eight. The world of Stephanie Plum has never been wilder.
Amazon.com Review
In Hard Eight, Stephanie Plum picks up a case a little nastier than anything the wisecracking bounty hunter's seen before. Evelyn Soder and her young daughter have gone on the run, leaving an angry ex-husband who's planning to collect on a child custody bond that will leave Evelyn's grandmother homeless. Stephanie's first clue that there's more to it than that comes in the form of Eddie Abruzzi, a shady local businessman who warns her to butt out of the case. Stephanie doesn't scare easily, but when Abruzzi's henchmen leave a bag of snakes on her doorknob and tarantulas in her car, she has no choice but to call Ranger, the hunky man of mystery whom she already owes too many favors. Steph knows that Ranger will soon be calling in his marker, but with her ex-fiancé Joe Morelli out of the picture, that should be OK--shouldn't it? In the meantime, she's got other fugitives to catch, aided by the usual band of misfits, plus a bumbling correspondence-school lawyer who's developed the hots for Stephanie's sister, Valerie. And Steph's in for a surprise from her mother, who proves she's not above wielding a dangerous weapon to save her daughter's life.

Author Janet Evanovich has made a bold move in using a soupçon of child jeopardy to pull this series out of the comfortable but formulaic pattern it was threatening to fall into. It's still funny, and yes, some cars are destroyed, but now there's a real edge of darkness under the humor. Fans needn't fear, though: Jersey girl Stephanie is still full of sass and Tastykakes. --Barrie Trinkle ... Read more

Customer Reviews (380)

4-0 out of 5 stars Hard Eight
I never get tired of her books, and now my 21 year old granddaughter is hooked on them too.
Her books are funny, suspense, and quirky fast read.

5-0 out of 5 stars My favorite
This is my favorite out of the whole series.I could not put it down.MMMMMM Ranger - need I say more?

2-0 out of 5 stars My first Stephanie Plum-- Maybe that's the mistake
This was my first Stephanie Plum, or Janet Evanovich, for that matter. Got it in the RV park library.I was just looking for something fun. Well, it wasn't much. Maybe I'm too old or maybe I like GOOD literature too much to be taken in. Great writing it isn't! I kept thinking perhaps "Janet Evanovich" was a pen name for some adolescent boy in my former middle school English class. The ending took the cake. It was about as good as "it was all a dream." I did read to the end though -- therefore the 2 stars.

4-0 out of 5 stars Eight is Good (not Great)
I like this book series, this one just like the rest. I don't think it's the best in the series but really, if you're reading this review you likely already took in the first 7 so there's no reason to stop now. Some of the situations are forced, particularly the series of handcuff incidents. But in all it's a good & entertaining read and I'll move on the the 9th in the series sooner than later.

4-0 out of 5 stars Reading with Tequila
Stephanie Plum is at it again. Expect a couple of explosions, lots of lost handcuffs and a very interesting development in the Ranger/Stephanie/Morelli love triangle. We get lots of Ranger in Hard Eight, which is always a plus, but don't expect many enlightening background details. He's still very much a mystery. My one complaint is that after eight books, I would love to see Stephanie showing the slightest interest in learning how to actually be a bounty hunter instead of luckily skating by in each book. There wasn't much actual mystery solving in this addition to the series, but there was a lot of action and excitement. ... Read more

12. Four to Score (Stephanie Plum)
by Janet Evanovich
Paperback: 368 Pages (2010-06-22)
list price: US$14.99 -- used & new: US$5.80
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: 0312675097
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan
Editorial Review

Product Description

Janet Evanovich Scores with Four to Score

“A plum choice.”---USA Today

“A fast-paced thriller.”---The San Diego Union-Tribune

“A raucous delight.”---Publishers Weekly

“Plenty of wit and grit.”---The New York Times Book Review

“A winner.”---Glamour

“High-speed comic mayhem.”---Detroit Free Press

“This is one you have to have.”---Washington Times

Stephanie Plum, Trenton, New Jersey’s favorite pistol-packing, condom-carrying bounty hunter, is back---and on the trail of a revenge-seeking waitress who’s skipped bail. With the help of seventy-three-year-old Grandma Mazur, ex-hooker Lula, a transvestite musician named Sally Sweet, and the all-too-sexy Joe Morelli, Stephanie might just catch her woman. Then again, with more mishaps than there are exits on the Jersey Turnpike---including murders, firebombs, and Stephanie’s arch-rival bounty hunter chasing after the same fugitive---Stephanie better watch her back big-time if she wants to live to crack this case.

Amazon.com Review
Stephanie Plum, the trash-talking New Jersey bail bondswoman of thispopular series, is tracking Maxine Nowicki, who's wanted for skipping outon a car-theft charge lodged by her ex-boyfriend. Now the ex-boyfriend's veryinterested in getting back the love letters he supposedly wrote to Maxine.But what he's really looking for is the secret on which Evanovich hangs herscrewball cast of colorful minor characters, including Sally Sweet, across-dressing drag queen; Lula, the 250-pound ex-hooker who worksfor Steph's boss; Cousin Vinnie, the bail bondsman; Grandma Mazur, whopacks a Glock and is always looking for a little action; and Joyce, awannabe bounty hunter who's been cramping Steph's style since she playedpass the salami with Steph's ex-husband. The action doesn't get muchfarther from Trenton than the Jersey Shore, but when Steph's apartment andcar are blown up by the others on Maxine's trail and she moves in with JoeMorelli, the handsome, arrogant cop she's been hung up on since high school,it gets hotter than the craps table in Atlantic City. Plum's fans won't bedisappointed in this fourth outing in the series, and they're likely to beeven more interested in the snappy patter and sexy shenanigans than in themystery that holds it all together. --Jane Adams ... Read more

Customer Reviews (260)

5-0 out of 5 stars Perfect & Quick
The book was perfect and the shipping was fast. Evanovich's Stephanie Plum Series is for anyone who likes a good hard laugh, good creative thinking and just a nice read. Just fun reading! Probably more fun for us over 30 crowd.

5-0 out of 5 stars Super Fantastic Author and Novel
Janet Evanovich combines mystery with humor.She makes very easy reading books for those days when you just don't want to have to think.

4-0 out of 5 stars Ok, NOW I get what the Stephanie Plum obsession is all about
For the past couple of years, my friends have been after me to "just give them a chance", so I did. I read the first three and while I thought they were mildly entertaining, I could not, for the life of me, figure out why everyone was all excited about these books. They were cute, but I'm pretty sure that one of my friends has a shrine in her house to Janet Evanovich.

Okay, admittedly, I'm not about to commission the creation of a statue just yet, but with this book, I think I finally get it. It was funny, darn it! Maybe the author finally shaped the characters fully or something clicked for me, I'm not all entirely sure. However, I am really glad that I stuck with this series. I even liked the grandma (who I deemed to be the single most annoying character to ever grace the pages of a book in known history).

Is it high brow fiction? Um, no. Is it going to make you smarter? I highly doubt it. But well, it made me laugh, a good laugh, like one I needed desperately.

If you are like me and started this series and gave up, give it another chance... this is definitely the best book of the four I've read so far.

4-0 out of 5 stars A little more graphic than the previous Plum novels...
I purchased this book in a set for my mother-in-law. Knowing I LOVE the Stephanie Plum series, she lent it to me after she had finished it, and I was mortified. This book is much more sexually graphic than books one, two, and three. The language made me think that Fabio should have been pictured on the cover. It was a good story, and very entertaining, but beware - it's much more adult than the first three novels in the series.

4-0 out of 5 stars Another LMAO Hit! My fav of the series
Great Series! I highly recommend the series and have to many, many people. I also recommend going in order. Go to Evanovich's site so you can see the order, as there are in between books to read along with the numbered. You will laugh out loud and have tears streaming down your face I promise you! I would be reading in the lunch room at work and people thought I was crackin' up!

Takes place in Jersey, Stephanie Plum is the main character. She lost her job and went to her cousin Vinnie for work (he owns bail bonds agency), he begrudgingly gave her some work and we are off from there!
At first I thought `What an idiot!' This lady is a moron! Face it I'm used to heroines that are on the ball, amazing, totally kick but and with the picture, well not that with Stephanie Plum. She makes a mess of quite a bit. So I told myself, it's the character, just accept it and keep going, so I did. And I'm glad I did! Just love her like you would your bumbling sister and you will be hooked.
There is love, and suspense `Stephanie style' and great laughs. I love the reoccurring characters, makes you feel like family.

This one - #4my fav so far! Grandma is a HOOOOT! and you hate Joyce just as much as Stephanie does. More characters introduced, more laughs to be had. I had a few friends start with 4 because I was reading 4 and they heard me laughing so much. Well they are all hooked and starting the series!
... Read more

13. Ten Big Ones (Stephanie Plum, No. 10)
by Janet Evanovich
Mass Market Paperback: 352 Pages (2005-06-21)
list price: US$7.99 -- used & new: US$2.00
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: 0312936222
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan
Editorial Review

Product Description

She's accidentally destroyed a dozen cars. She's a target for every psycho and miscreant this side of the Jersey Turnpike. He mother's convinced she'll end up dead...or worse, without a man. She's Stephanie Plum and she kicks butt for a living (well, she thought it would sound good to put it that way...)

It begins as an innocent trip to the deli-mart, on a quest for nachos. But Stephanie Plum and her partner, Lula, are clearly in the wrong place at the wrong time. A robbery leads to an explosion, which leads to the destruction of yet another car. It would be just another day in the life of Stephanie Plum...except that she becomes the target of a gang. And the target of an even scarier, more dangerous force that comes to Trenton. With super bounty hunter Ranger out of town (and Stephanie on the outs with vice cop Morelli), she finds herself alone, with a decision to make: how to protect herself and where to hide while on the hunt for a killer known as the Junkman. There's only one safe place, and it has Ranger's name all over it-if she can find it. And if the Junkman doesn't find her first. With Lula riding shotgun and Grandma Mazur on the loose, Stephanie Plum is racing against the clock in her most suspenseful novel yet. Ten Big Ones is page-turning entertainment and Janet Evanovich is the best there is.
Amazon.com Review
Stephanie Plum, girl bounty hunter, the terror of Trenton, the bane of her boyfriend Joe Morelli's existence, and the delight of her crazy grandma's heart, is in the wrong place at the wrong time--as usual. Just happening to be indulging her nachos jones at a local deli when it's robbed by the notorious Red Devils, Plum is the eye witness who could put the gang leader, known as the Junkman, behind bars... if he just lets her live long enough. Looking for a place to hide out from the killer until the cops catch up with him, Stephanie sneaks into her fellow bounty hunter Ranger's apartment without telling Morelli, who's not overly fond of him. All the usual suspects in this long-running series are along for a wilder than ever ride, including Lula the gun-toting ex-hooker, Grandma Mazur, Stephanie's pregnant sister Valerie and her fiancé, as well as a host of minor characters who bring Trenton's seedier environs to life.Ten Big Ones is another madcap caper by a writer whose fans will doubtless catapult this easy beach read to the top of the bestseller list. --Jane Adams ... Read more

Customer Reviews (341)

5-0 out of 5 stars I LOVED THIS ONE
I loved this book.It might be my favorite of them all . . so far.I'm reading them in order.The experience with the corn chip lady and the kidnapping of the gang member experience had me in stitches . . . I couldn't see the letters on the page because of the tears in my eyes from hysterical laughter!I loved the interplay with Morelli but especially with Ranger.Wow, that was so hot; the innuendos, etc.The fact that she is entertainment for his employees is absolutely priceless.The end was a little wild, but, then, it is Stephanie Plum! This book is on my shelf along with all the other Stephanie books.After I've read enough paranormal, sometimes I just need to laugh for a couple of hours and this fits the bill for me perfectly!I hope the series never stops.

4-0 out of 5 stars Reading with Tequila
Ten Big Ones is your average Stephanie Plum novel. The one thing that pushed the book past mediocrity was the ending. I loved the ending. It was one of those never saw it coming, awesome surprises. Probably the best ending of the first ten books.

Stephanie leaves Morelli (yet again). This time she's claiming it's for his safety. In fact, Stephanie seems to be trying to keep herself out of danger this time around. She's not as bumbling as usual and it's about time. She's still not great at her job, but at least she seems slightly less likely to be killed.

Lots of Ranger, though only a little Ranger action - in both senses of the word. Ranger actually starts to seem like a real live person in Ten Big Ones, rather than super hot, action-figure Ranger. He's even funny on occasion.

A great balance between Stephanie's home and work life as usual. Valerie's planning her wedding with Sally Sweet as her wedding planner. And he's good at it. Lula and Connie help Stephanie in a hysterical "torture" scene that'll leave you thinking less of all of them. All in all, an interesting addition to the series that leaves me wondering if Stephanie's days as a bounty hunter are numbered.

2-0 out of 5 stars grow up already!
After you read TEN of these books her naiveté gets to be grating. Surely by now she has learned SOMETHING. It quits being cute and funny.I loved the first books but the character has grown NONE.

4-0 out of 5 stars delicious sense of humor!
I started reading J Evanovich at book 3 and I enjoy her sense of humor

5-0 out of 5 stars Loved every minute of this one!
I loved this one. The plot was really suspensful and kept me laughing all the way through this read. Stephanie was bolder in this novel than she has been in the past and the story line was unpredictable. Could barely put this one down! ... Read more

14. Eleven on Top (A Stephanie Plum Novel)
by Janet Evanovich
Hardcover: 320 Pages (2007-12-01)
list price: US$26.95 -- used & new: US$2.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B000BLNPEQ
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan
Editorial Review

Product Description
From the # 1 blockbuster bestselling author Janet Evanovich, the must-read book of the summer A merica's favorite bounty hunter, Stephanie Plum, is back in her eleventh bestseller. Trouble seems to find Stephanie no matter where she goes, and once again she's struggling with her tangled love life, her chaotic family, and her God-given gift for destroying every car she drives. This time, Stephanie Plum has decided to quit her job as a bounty hunter. She wants something safe. She wants something normal. She's tired of creeps, weirdos, and stalkers. But just when she thinks she's out, they pull her back in! This latest novel is packed full of Janet Evanovich's trademark wit, adventure, and sly comedy. So fasten your seatbelt and hang on-Stephanie's back in town!Amazon.com Review
Stephanie Plum, Trenton's favorite bondswoman, is having a career crisis, which gives Janet Evanovich plenty of opportunities to showcase her series heroine in a variety of alternative vocations, from dry cleaner to factory worker. Most of them don't last a full working day, which is good for the reader, since it plunges Stephanie back into the always seedy, often dangerous, and always colorful world of fugitives who'd rather flee than face their day in court. She may be tired of having her life threatened, her cars torched or blown up, and her apartment broken into, but one thing she can say about her job is that it's never boring... and neither is she. Despite her intentions of going straight at a job with a little more security and a bit less excitement, an old client won't let her--he keeps leaving her threatening notes, stalkingand scaring her, and making sure she needs the protection of the two men in her life--Joe Morelli, the sexy cop who's been bedding her since high school, and Ranger, the even sexier tough guy who can take down the meanest fugitive around but has a tender spot inhis heart for the plucky Ms. Plum.All Evanovich fans' favorite characters people this sprightly caper novel, including Lula, the fast-food-chomping former hooker who's hot to take over Stephanie's job but really belongs in a WWE Takedown; Grandma Mazur, who'd rather go to a wake than a fancy-dress ball; Grandma Bella, the matriarch of the Morelli family whose evil eye frightens even the indomitable Stephanie; and Valerie,Stephanie's sister, who's about to embark on another trip to the altar. A great beach read, Eleven on Top is a guilty pleasure that will delight readers of the author's 10 earlier novels and should win her even more fans. --Jane Adams

Amazon.com Exclusive Content

Amazon.com's Significant Seven
Janet Evanovich kindly agreed to take the life quiz we like to give to all our authors: the Amazon.com Significant Seven.

Q: What book has had the most significant impact on your life?
A: Uncle Scrooge adventures by Carl Barks. They gave me a lifelong love of the adventure story both in film and literature. And I wouldn't mind pushing my quarters around with a bulldozer in real life, either.

Q: You are stranded on a desert island with only one book, one CD, and one DVD--what are they?
A: Book: The Neiman Marcus holiday catalog (I can pretend I'm shopping.)
CD: MTV’s Grind, Volume 1 (Happy music and I love the samba.)
DVD: Shrek 2 (Happy movie.)

Q: What is the worst lie you've ever told?
A: "No. Your butt doesn't look big in those pants." Said to myself.

Q: Describe the perfect writing environment.
A: No phone. Locked door. Room service. Silence. My cat (Gus) on my lap.

Q: If you could write your own epitaph, what would it say?
A: "Later, Dudes!"

Q: Who is the one person living or dead that you would like to have dinner with?
A: Jim Henson (creator of the Muppets)

Q: If you could have one superpower, what would it be?
A: The ability to eat Cheez Doodles and Krispy Kremes and never get fat.

The Stephanie Plum Series

One for the Money

Two for the Dough

Three to Get Deadly

Four to Score

High Five

Hot Six

See the entire Stephanie Plum series. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (369)

5-0 out of 5 stars review of eleven on top...evanovich
Evanovich has a gift for writitng in which she is able to combine drama, humor and, I suspect, a bit
of her own experiences.The result is books which are in the "can't hardly put it down"category.
She has had NO BAD BOOKS (I've only read the Plum series") and the book under review was maybe the funniest of all and had a real twist at the end.The major writers such as Deaver and Patterson tend to "go flat" every so often, but Evanovich delivers every time!

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent and very entertaining!
I thoroughly enjoyed this book.I have read other books in the Plum series and find Evanovich extremely entertaining!

4-0 out of 5 stars Funny as always
Stephanie has hit hard times. Well, harder times than usual that is.Having reached a breaking point, Stephanie quits her job as a bond enforcement officer and pursues other career options much to her chagrin and my personal amusement. Life seems to b!tch slap Stephanie at every turn, and though it is not entirely realistic, it is no less endearing or humorous.

Anyone who has read enough Plum novels to get to "Eleven On Top", knows these books are formulamatic. Stephanie blows up a car, or two, Stephanie fails to apprehend someone due to blatant stupidity, Grandma Mazur tries to lift a casket, Ranger says "Babe", a lot, Lula eats while wearing too tight spandex, so on and so forth. I suppose reading the same tried and true scenarios would become redundant to some, but for me, it's much like slipping on my much worn and oh so loved pjs.They may be tired, but I love them just the way they are.

As for the much heated debate, Ranger vs. Morelli, I thank vati that Stephanie hasn't chosen.I love them both. Asking me to choose between Morelli and Ranger is like asking me if I want a cheese burger or Mexican for dinner, java chip frappachino ice cream or chocolate chip cookies for desert, I am simply not equipped to make these sorts of decisions! My eye is twitching just thinking about it...

As always, hi-lights include...

1. Stephanie whacks a mole... off Mama Macaroni's face
2. Stephanie clucks in Cluck in a Bucket
3. Grandma Mazur vs. Grandma Bella smackdown, literally
4. Joe gets run over, lol
5. The glories of going commando
6. Enticements of the one eyed snake, what leg-hole will it come out next?
7. Lula gets handcuffed, naked, while making an apprehension, go figure
8. Stephanie gives up sugar, oh the horror!

5-0 out of 5 stars Book needs to be 10 times longer
I picked this book up to read when I was bored, ten seconds into the story, I was not bored any longer. Funny, entertaining, and a mystery!

Some of the moments in this book would not be safe while drinking coffee, you would end up spewing it out while laughing.

I don't like spoilers, so I don't write them, but Stephanies grandmother really has a mouth on her and she is not afraid to speak her opinion.

5-0 out of 5 stars For Stephanie Quitting is just not an Option
Trenton's bounty hunting gal Stephanie Plum is tired of having her car blown up, her apartment broken into, being shot at and stalked by assorted bad guys, so she decides to hang up her career and seeks less life threatening employment. She turns her job over to her gal pal Lulu, a flamboyant, gravitationally challenged former hooker you just gotta love.

In no time at all Lulu is captured by a bail jumper and is handcuffed to a bed rail, naked. And though she tries various jobs, someone wants Stephanie back in the game. She is stalked and shot at by someone who leaves her threatening notes, all things she wanted to leave behind in her new life.

So, as you can guess, Stephanie's retirement doesn't go quite as planned. She does get back in the game, so to speak and the result is an action packed, laugh a page book that is sure to keep you turning the pages. I know I couldn't put it down. ... Read more

15. Two for the Dough (Stephanie Plum)
by Janet Evanovich
Paperback: 352 Pages (2010-06-22)
list price: US$14.99 -- used & new: US$5.81
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: 0312675062
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan
Editorial Review

Product Description

Bestselling author Janet Evanovich’s wildly entertaining Stephanie Plum series is top of the charts!

#1 New York Times  * #1 Wall Street Journal

#1 Los Angeles Times  * #1 Entertainment Weekly

#1 Publishers Weekly  * #1 Dallas Morning News

#1 USA Today  * #1 Booksense


Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum is still learning the ropes at her cousin Vinnie’s bail bond office, so when she sets out on the trail of Kenny Mancuso—a suspiciously wealthy, working-class Trenton boy who has just shot his best friend—the stakes are higher than ever. That Mancuso is distantly related to vice cop Joe Morelli—who is trying to beat Stephanie to the punch—only makes the hunt more thrilling. . . .

Taking pointers from her bounty hunter pal, Ranger, and using her pistol-packing Grandma Mazur as a decoy, Stephanie is soon closing in on her mark. But Morelli and his libido are worthy foes. And a more sinister kind of enemy has made his first move . . . and his next move might be Stephanie’s last.

... Read more

Customer Reviews (247)

4-0 out of 5 stars Lots of fun
These books are hardly high literature, but who cares? The ones I've read so far are fun, compelling, and quick. Like dessert I didn't have to make, myself.

This book has Stephanie chasing down an army vet (clues point to his serving during Gulf Storm) who shot his best friend in the knee. Of course, it goes much deeper than that, and Stephanie has to dig into all the resources she can to track him down, including Joe Morelli, her bounty hunter friend Ranger, and Grandma Mazur, who gets all the best lines. Sadly, I think Evanovich tries a little too hard with Grandma Mazur, sometimes; some of the aforementioned lines fell a little flat.

I liked the romance angle in this one much better than in the first book. I'm a lot more comfortable with Stephanie being on equal footing with Morelli, rather than being outsmarted by him every couple of chapters. They have some rather funny give-and-take in this book that made me intrigued, rather than annoyed, as in the first book. While her motives in this book were often that she couldn't accomplish what she wanted without Morelli, I got the feeling just as often that Morelli needed her, too.

It was also interesting, watching Stephanie both turn tougher and more competent and fearless, but also watching her soften. We see her distraught over the perceived loss of the ubiquitous hamster, and regressed to her teenage years by the trial of temporarily living with her parents. The priority she places on her grandmother's safety, too, is rather touching.

In short: I liked it. I'm going to read the next one.

5-0 out of 5 stars Another great Plum book!
I recently finished the first book in the series "One for the Money" and had to quickly get the second book as I wanted to read more about Plum on her adventures.I was not disappointed as this was another great read.I just love the way Evanovich writes because I really feel like I am there with Plum.It is a great, entertaining series that I do recommend.

5-0 out of 5 stars Two for the Dough keeps it excting!
This is the second book in the series for Janet Evanovich and she does an excellent job of keeping the action going! I love in this book how Stephanie Plum comes into herself. She is still working with her regular guys, Joe and Ranger but shows us she can handle somethings on her own. Grandma is quite a nice addition to the whole bounty hunter scene. It is so neat how she acts like Stephanie's assistant.She does kind of mess up and bumbles around to get some great clues. I loved the second book and can't wait for number three.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Read
I started out years ago reading Janet Evanovich. Looks the series of Stephanie Plum. Book got here very fast and in excellent condition. I would use the seller again.

5-0 out of 5 stars Grandma Mazer is great
This book made me laugh more than the first.Grandma Mazer is great.Wish my grandma was more like her. ... Read more

16. Three to Get Deadly (Stephanie Plum)
by Janet Evanovich
Paperback: 384 Pages (2010-06-22)
list price: US$14.99 -- used & new: US$5.81
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: 0312675089
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan
Editorial Review

Product Description

Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum Novels Are

“Suspenseful.”---Los Angeles Times

“Terrific.”---San Francisco Chronicle

“Irresistible.”---Kirkus Reviews

“Thrilling.”---The Midwest Book Review

“Hilariously Funny.”---USA Today

“A blast of fresh air.”---The Washington Post

“Inventive and fast-paced.”---The San Diego Union-Tribune

“Superb.”---Detroit Free Press

A “saintly” old candy store owner is on the lam---and bounty hunter extraordinaire Stephanie Plum is on the case. As the body count rises, Stephanie finds herself dealing with dead drug dealers and slippery fugitives on the chase of her life. And with the help of eccentric friends and family, Steph must see to it that this case doesn’t end up being her last. . . .

Amazon.com Review
As readers of Janet Evanovich's two previous books aboutfunny, feisty, family-tied bounty hunter Stephanie Plum already know,she operates in "the burg"--a "comfy residential chunk of Trenton, NewJersey, where houses and minds are proud to be narrow and hearts aregenerously wide open." On this turf, Plum fights for justice andfashion points--this time in pursuit of a beloved neighborhoodcandystore owner who seems to be moonlighting as an anti-drugvigilante. Evanovich now lives in New Hampshire, but authenticaffection for Trenton energizes her prose. Plums in paperback includeOne for theMoney and Two for theDough. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (198)

5-0 out of 5 stars Another goodie

I love these books.I laugh all the way through

5-0 out of 5 stars just back and enjoy
this is a great summer, winter, spring, fall book, it you wanna laugh and just enjoy this is the series for you

5-0 out of 5 stars Loved it!!!
Just started the series a couple of weeks ago and I'm loving it. Book #3 was great!!

5-0 out of 5 stars the best books ever
these books are amazing when i read each book i just want more and the next book always meets my expectation even going even more then expected Amazing

3-0 out of 5 stars Not too bad
This is one of the better Stephanie Plum books. Probably because it is still mew. Still, hearing and reading about some people's sexual aberrations is very strange in a romance novel. But, the younger generations seems to take all this in their stride. ... Read more

17. Troublemaker Book 1: Alex Barnaby Series 3
by Janet Evanovich, Alex Evanvovich
Hardcover: 112 Pages (2010-07-20)
list price: US$17.99 -- used & new: US$8.37
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: 159582488X
Average Customer Review: 1.5 out of 5 stars
Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan
Editorial Review

Product Description
Janet Evanovich, the New York Times #1 best-selling author of Finger Lickin' Fifteen, brings Alexandra Barnaby and Sam Hooker, from the hit Barnaby novels Metro Girl and Motor Mouth, to Dark Horse Comics with her debut graphic novel Troublemaker!

Alex Barnaby and Sam Hooker are back together and fighting crime the only way they know how by leaving a trail of chaos, panic, and disorder. Alex, an auto mechanic and spotter for racecar driver Sam Hooker, is drawn to trouble like a giant palmetto bug to a day-old taco. Unfortunately, she's also drawn to Hooker in the same fashion. There's no steering clear of trouble or Hooker when friends Rosa and Felicia call for help. A man has gone missing, and in order to find him Barnaby and Hooker will have to go deep into the underbelly of Miami and south Florida, surviving Petro Voodoo, explosions, gift- wrapped body parts, a deadly swamp chase, and Hooker's mom. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (83)

2-0 out of 5 stars Cartoon disappointment
I guess part of my disappointment is my fault and part the author's. I didn't read that this book was written in cartoon format. I also didn't read how many pages was in the book. It was a thin, hardbound, cartoon book. The story was good, but I was so let down when it only took me an hour to read the whole book. It did teach me to be more alert when ordering.

1-0 out of 5 stars Not worth the $$$$
I liked the first two books so I didn't bother reading reviews.AND when I saw that this was a "graphic novel" I just figured there were some bad words in it.NO...graphic meant graphic as in comic book.NOT AT ALL what I wanted.I would have never purchased this if I knew that it was a comic book.Will not be buying the second.Not the same.VERY DISAPPOINTED!

2-0 out of 5 stars Very disappointing
This was a just a glorified comic book.I really hope that this little "experiment" of hers is over and she goes back to actual novels for the Barnaby series.

1-0 out of 5 stars Don't Waste your Money
I loved Motor Mouth and Metro Girl and couldn't wait for another book from that series.I am so thankful that I saw Trouble Maker at my public library as it gave me the opportunity to sit with it.I lasted about 5 minutes before I closed the cover and re-shelved it. Ms. Evanovich are you trying to become a children's author?Sizzling Sixteen, Wicked Appetite and Trouble Maker have all be terrible disappointments.

1-0 out of 5 stars Trouble Maker
I thought it was ridiculous.I was very dissapointed.I will not be purschasing another one of these books.It was more for a child than an adult. ... Read more

18. Full Blast ($4.99 edition) (Janet Evanovich's Full)
by Janet Evanovich, Charlotte Hughes
Mass Market Paperback: 352 Pages (2010-03-30)
list price: US$4.99 -- used & new: US$2.39
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: 0312531575
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan
Editorial Review

Product Description

There's never a dull moment for the residents of Beaumont, South Carolina. Lately, a heat wave's spiked the mercury-and everyone's sex drive! These days, when Jamie runs into Max, it's all she can do not to tear his clothes off-and the feeling is mutual. But trouble seems to follow Max like moths to a flame, and Jamie suspects he's all wrong for her. Meanwhile, the lingerie shop is having a sale on edible underwear, while the bakery's selling aphrodisiac-laced brownies and x-rated birthday cakes. Even Jamie's dog, Fleas, is dodging passes from the amorous French poodle next door! But when someone starts bumping off some of the town's more annoying citizens, all clues lead straight to the new personals section in Jamie's newspaper. Pretty soon, things are getting hot and heavy, as Max and Jamie start uncovering secrets-and undressing each other...
... Read more

Customer Reviews (58)

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Books
Very pleased with the book and the service was great. I would order from amazon again.

5-0 out of 5 stars Love The Book
I Love the series of the FULL Books by Janet and Charlotte! You can't put them down once you start!

5-0 out of 5 stars Good book!
Great light summer time read. Not quite as good as the stephanie Plum series, but still a great read!

5-0 out of 5 stars GREAT SERIES!!
My aunt lent me this book a few years ago, and at first I thought I wouldn't enjoy it but I ended up staying awake til the crack of dawn reading it! Since then I bought the whole series and theyre all very entertaining if youre into the whole murder/mystery/romance/comedy thing :)

3-0 out of 5 stars Fun romantic mystery
Not as funny as Full Bloom, but still an amusing read. This one was a little too romance-oriented for me but still a worthwhile read. ... Read more

19. Twelve Sharp (Stephanie Plum, No. 12)
by Janet Evanovich
Mass Market Paperback: 352 Pages (2007-06-19)
list price: US$7.99 -- used & new: US$2.78
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: 031234953X
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan
Editorial Review

Product Description

Welcome to Trenton, New Jersey, where bounty hunter Stephanie Plum's life is about to implode in Janet Evanovich's wildest, hottest novel yet!
While chasing down the usual cast of miscreants and weirdos, Stephanie discovers that a crazed woman is stalking her.
The woman dresses in black, carries a 9mm Glock, and has a bad attitude and a mysterious connection to dark and dangerous Carlos Manoso …street name, Ranger.
The action turns deadly serious, and Stephanie goes from hunting skips to hunting a murderer.
Ranger needs Stephanie for more reasons than he can say. And now, the two are working together to find a killer, rescue a missing child, and stop a lunatic from raising the body count. When Stephanie Plum and Ranger get too close for comfort, vice cop Joe Morelli (her on-again, off-again boyfriend) steps in. Will the ticking clock stop at the stroke of twelve…or will a stranger in the wind find a way to stop Stephanie Plum…forever? 
... Read more

Customer Reviews (413)

5-0 out of 5 stars Best of the lot - finally Ranger is a person!
I only just started reading the Plum novels, and not in order, but of the six or so I've finished, this is by far the best one. Instead of a cardboard horny gang member with an attitude, Ranger turns out to be a real - and really unusual - person. He's still got his hard-ass Special Forces persona, but we see way under it. We find out he gave his child up for adoption so she would have a better life than he could give her, that Julie resembles him in important ways, that even he can be overwhelmed by circumstances, and that he loves Stephanie (OK, so he says "emotionally involved"...but in the context of that paragraph, that's what he means). Yes, he keeps crawling into bed with her, but mostly because he needs someone to hold for comfort. I thought the whole book was genuinely suspenseful, which in turn made the slapstick interludes even funnier.

And wow, is the slapstick funny! Some of the other books try too hard - there's too much, it's too silly, and the narrative doesn't hold together. This one, though, avoids those problems - the humor builds around Sally's band as the tension builds in the increasingly desperate search for the little girl. The dinner scene with Steph trying to get her Dad out of the house before the band starts rehearsing - particularly Grandma Mazur imitating Mick Jagger - is priceless. (I just love Grandma Mazur, and it was interesting to see her contrasted with Ranger's Cuban grandmother - presumably the one who raised him through high school).

We get less character development with Joe, but still some: Morelli doesn't do his usual Maalox routine when Steph decides to meet Scrog - he's quietly supportive and asks her what she wants him to do. Stephanie's scenes with little Julie are very warm and sweet, despite the violence around them. I do wish Stephanie had been developed a little more, though - she does comfort Ranger in a couple spots, and finally tells Morelli she loves him, but given what Evanovich managed to do with Ranger's character, it could be better. The one problem with the book (in fact all of them) is that Stephanie never seems to learn anything - Evanovich develops male characters better than female ones. Can't be earnest or serious - that would kill the fun - but there ought to be something.

I do disagree with the voices claiming that Steph should just make up her mind between Morelli and Ranger - it is entirely possible to love more than one person at a time, particularly when both of them have wonderful qualities mixed with serious drawbacks. Morelli is dependable, responsible, and family oriented, but he's usually trying to get Steph to be quieter and more civilized. She'd hate that. Ranger, on the other hand, notices and tries to help develop her talent, but he apparently has some awful secret in his past that makes him unable to promise her anything more than sex. It's a good setup for a lot more story, and I'll be disappointed if Evanovich eventually wraps this up with some trite, Hallmark card-style solution. A three-cornered outcome of some sort would be much more interesting, particularly since Ranger and Morelli have become, well, not close friends, but complementary.

Anyway, still not Dorothy Sayers (if you're not familiar with her Lord Peter Wimsey crime novels, you're missing out), but hilarious, suspenseful, and worth a repeat reading.

3-0 out of 5 stars DECISIONS, DECISIONS
The tenacious trio, Joe Morelli, Stephanie Plum and Carlos Manoso (alias Ranger) are at it again.This time they are drawn into a case of kidnapping that hits a little too close to home. With adversaries including an irate wife and a Ranger wannabe the trio experiences a multitude of problems not the least of which are being tazered and/or shot at.As in all the previous Plum books, Stephanie's talents as a bounty hunter leave a lot to be desired as do her spontaneous declarations of love.Does her heart belong to Morelli or Manoso?The capricious Ms. Plum doesn't seem to be willing to commit for more than one night.

There is a little more meat on the bones of this story than in previous Plum offerings and we even get a little inside info on the life and times of the ever elusive Ranger.The continuing cast of eccentric characters like LuLu, the ex-hooker turned hunter....and part time cabaret singer and zany Grandma Mazur are, as usual, good for a few chuckles. Then there's Melvin a new employee at the agency.He's a bail jumping movie house perv upon whom Stephanie has taken pity.His personality is so over the top that you just know that he will end up being a continuing character in subsequent novels.

All in all, there are very few new developments in the life of the ambivalent Stephanie Plum.Individually and as a group she and her cohorts are, and continue to be, a bunch of wise cracking smart-asses with abilities so limited you wonder how they survive from day to day.
If you are seeking a thought provoking read, you're barking up the wrong tree.If, however, it's sheer mindless amusement you're after, you've definitely come to the right place.

5-0 out of 5 stars A great beach read
Another great Stephanie Plum novel. Fast-paced, witty, laugh-out-loud. The formula still works very well for me. It was great to get to know Ranger's character more in this one. I read it in one day as always with a Plum novel because you really can't put them down. Yes, it has similar elements to other Plum novels, family, the tug of war between Ranger and Morelli etc, but they are characters and formulas that you come to love in a series.

4-0 out of 5 stars One of my favorites
After reading the other reviews, I wasn't sure if I wanted to read the next book, but it turned out to be one of my favorites.We get to know a little more about Ranger when his daughter is kidnapped, by a Ranger want-a-be.I am a little bothered that he is not more a part of her life, except for financial support, but that is not what these books are about.They are light reading, with alot of laughs and off-the-wall "happenings".I'm sure I'll continue to read as many as she writes.

4-0 out of 5 stars Another great installment in the plum series
I really enjoyed this one. I am team Ranger all the way and I really enjoyed the cute interactions between Stephanie and Ranger in this edition. I also enjoyed finding out a bit more about the mysterious Ranger. Stephanie also comes to some major realizations about her life and the two main men in it. Really funny, there are no shortage of laughs in Twelve Sharp. ... Read more

20. The Grand Finale
by Janet Evanovich
Mass Market Paperback: 246 Pages (2008-10-28)
list price: US$7.99 -- used & new: US$2.95
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: 0060598751
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan
Editorial Review

Product Description

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author comes a revised, repackaged novel sure to please her many fans. She writes "high speed comic mayhem" (Detroit Free Press); she's "a blast of fresh air" (Washington Post); "side-splitting funny" (Publishers Weekly) and "a winner" (Glamour). In other words, she's Janet Evanovich.

Berry Knudson had a talent for disaster, but when she climbed a tree to rescue a kitten, she wasn't prepared for the scrumptious hunk undressing in a nearby window, or her dive downward that smashed Jake Sawyer's pizza and won his heart! But was there room in her chaotic schedule for a risk-taking inventor with dreams? She took classes, delivered pizzas, and cared for three eccentric old ladies she rescued from the train station. But Jake thrived on a challenge, and he could be very inventive. Could he teach her there was time to make butterscotch pudding and let herself be loved?

... Read more

Customer Reviews (26)

4-0 out of 5 stars Last but not forgotten
Janet writes a book that can be enjoyed in down time and are quick reads.This book is not as exciting as some of the others, but I wouldn't have missed it.

5-0 out of 5 stars Nice easy read
I liked this book. I almost didn't buy it due to the bad reviews, however I am glad I did.

Sure its no Stephanie Plum, Joe and Ranger (meoooow!), still its a good story, very enjoyable. If you like her other books, you will enjoy this.

3-0 out of 5 stars Good book, if you like short romance stuff
Not as good as her Plum series, but good I guess if you like romance stuff.I tend to like more action and comedy in my books, hence the reason why I've read all the Plum books (THEY'RE GOOD).But hey.. they're not bad... just a little too sappy for me.

3-0 out of 5 stars "FLUFFY" AND FUN
If you need a break from all those depressing books with "messages" or the grisly murder mysteries with a gallon of blood on every page and just want a bit of "fluff" to pass a few hours and give you a couple of chuckles then THE GRAND FINALE by Janet Evanovich might be just what the doctor ordered.

No Stephanie Plum in this tale. Instead, this story of a quirky divorcee who owns a pizza joint, attends college, rescues little old ladies living in bus stations and rates an above average in the klutz department is sure to provide a chuckle or two as well as some pretty HOT love scenes.

Berry Knudson is the gal with a genuine talent for calamity and while delivering a pizza she comes upon sexy hunk Jack Sawyer.This chance meeting is a bit unorthodox since it occurs when Berry accidently sees him undressing from her perfect perch in the branches of a tree. (Why she was up in the tree and what happens after she comes crashing into Jacks life is the basis for the story......and it's a hoot).

The Keystone Cops mis-adventures of Berry and Jack.......and their three little old ladies is an easy read that will keep you wondering what will happen next to this disaster prone group. This tome is guaranteed to give you a few laugh out loud moments as well as love scenes that promise long dreamy sighs. This is DEFINITELY a fantasy novel.

5-0 out of 5 stars Hilarious!
I dont know how Janet does it, but I just LOVE her books.She makes me laugh, she makes me cry, she really makes me love reading.Sometimes I even have to read an exerpt to my husband because I am laughing so hard.
If you like to read, Janet's books are for you. ... Read more

  1-20 of 106 | Next 20
A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z  

Prices listed on this site are subject to change without notice.
Questions on ordering or shipping? click here for help.

site stats