Thursday, January 17, 2013

Notorious Nineteen

Title ~ Notorious Nineteen
Series ~ Stephanie Plum, #19
Author ~ Janet Evanovich
Publisher ~ Bantam Books
Published ~ 20 November 2012
Genre ~ Contemporary/Mystery/Humor

My Rating ~ 4 bites out of 5

Stephanie Plum is a Bail Enforcement Agent. A bounty hunter extraordinaire. Well, a bounty hunter anyway. One who gets her target usually more by dumb luck than any real skill. Once again she needs rent and this time she has a big fish to catch. Geoffrey Cubbin was accused of embezzling $5 million from a retirement home, but he disappeared after being taken to a hospital for an appendectomy. How did he manage to leave without anyone seeing? Did he have help on the hospital staff? Stephanie is about to dig around to find out because she has bills to pay and his high bond means big bucks for her if she can bring him in. Trouble is, nothing is ever easy for Stephanie.

I’ve read all of the Stephanie Plum books over the years and I’ve enjoyed them all. Some more than others especially in the middle when they seemed to lag and tended to be same ol’, same ol’, but they’ve picked back up again. This book was a quick humorous read with my favorite characters, Lula, Grandma Mazur and Ranger. Ah, Ranger. Yes, I am firmly on Team Ranger.  I don’t like how Morelli treats Stephanie and I really don’t like how Stephanie lets him do it. Ranger may not be a marrying man, but he’s always there for her and he isn’t trying to change her.

Anyway, *wipes drool away* I’m not sure how much longer the series will be able to go on with Stephanie not able to pick one firmly over the other, but I’ll be along for the ride. I enjoy watching her screw up yet still get the job done. And those cars. *shakes head* How does she manage to get any insurance? LOL Bring on #20!

*Thank you to my husband for giving this book to me for Christmas. :)

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