Fully embrace the crazy
PLOT OR PREMISE:
Plum is on her fifth outing, looking for her missing uncle and one angry little man. Uncle Fred was complaining about paying for garbage pickup, and the truck skipped his house. So he went into complain and disappeared. Of course, he's in the Plum family, so the weird part is he left behind photos of severed body parts in garbage bags. Aunt Mabel wants Stephanie to look for him, although she's not entirely sure she wants the cheap bastard found and brought home. Plus, a midget missed his court date.
WHAT I LIKED:
Stephanie's family is definitely on the wild side, and the uncle is pretty out there for 70. Fun to see all the pieces at play. Plus Stephanie decides she needs to "diversify" her income sources, so asks Ranger to help mentor her in new areas (i.e. to work for him), so we get to see more of his line of work and meet his crew/employees (like Tank). And Lulu and Stephanie chasing the short guy is hilarious to read.
WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE:
Morelli's family is not as much fun as the Plums, and fairly one-dimensional. Plus Benito Ramirez is back, and is just annoying. My biggest objection though is a "cliff-hanger" ending on the romance side that deliberately plays with point-of-view to keep it vague who Stephanie is talking with at her door.
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Fun read! And hot!!
this story had so many different characters involved that it was hard to keep track of everyone until the end, when everything was explained.
I don't understand what is so good about this series. By book 5 Plum has learned nothing. She still doesn't carry her gun because she is afraid of it; she has learned nothing about her job; she is still whining about Morelli; she goes on jobs wearing mini-skirts; all her gear is in her purse and she can never get at it; she is face-to-face with a murderous stalker and has his gun trained on his belly but she doesn't shoot him; her diet is crap and she doesn't exercise yet she is said to be thin and fit; she has not grown or developed in any way I can see.
I hate books which keep their characters stupid with no learning or character development so they continue to make the same stupid decisions over and over just for the sake of keeping the story going. If she was even incrementally becoming a better bounty hunter and a better human being with increasing discipline and learning I might stay interested but I cannot read about the same incompetent person making the same mistakes and taking the same stupid decisions over and over. What is the attraction to stupidity in Fiction?
Love these easy, fun reads. A good way to laugh and unwind.
I really enjoy Evanovich's fast paced style. Her multiple plotline method really keeps me interested and involved in her stories. I will say however that these titles definitly fall into the candy for the brain category! Lots of fun and a good way to unwind but brain-junk-food.
I love this series.
I love all of Janet's books that I have read, mainly the Stephanie Plum series. I like the humour and the characters, and think they should make at least one film from the 'numbers' series.
Good for when you need a laugh. 6 of 10 for me.
This book is hilarious and I love this author.
Another good book in the Stephanie Plum series. But who was it at the end!!!
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