Stephanie Plum is one crazy lady. This series will make you laugh and cry. Once you begin reading this series you will NEVER want to stop. I got my mom and all her friends reading the series. Evanovich really incorporates all the important elements in her writing. So be ready to fall in love with Stephanie and friends, its definately worth it.
Hilarious! I don't know how Evanovich thinks up this stuff. If you have read the first three books in this series, you know that Stephanie Plum is a bounty hunter. This time she has the "help" of her 73-year-old grandmother, an ex-hooker named Lula, and a transvestite musician named Sally Sweet, all toting guns. Then there's the cop Joe Morelli. With all the mishaps, including murders, firebombs, and her rival bounty hunter chasing the same fugitive, Stephanie had better watch her back.
As usual a host of Wacky Characters, this book adds Sally Sweet, a disfunctional lot but all very enjoyable. The villians in her story usually end up being sort of creepy and this one is no different in my opinion. For me the Stephanie Plum novels never seem to drag they're always on the move.
It's a good one! Evanovich is enlarging her cast of characters. Now we have Sally Sweet, a hilarious (and very manly) cross-dressing member of a rock band, and Joyce Barnhardt, who was introduced in earlier books as having been caught by Stephanie in flagrante delicto with her then husband, and who is now working for the same bail bondsman. Joyce is determined to beat Stephanie at her own game, and keeps turning up at the worst possible moments. And the old favorites, such as Lula the ex-hooker, Grandma Mazur and Ranger are all here.
As in earlier books, Stephanie is being hounded by maniac; this time a jealous molotov cocktail hurling love-rival. And, with her apartment gutted by fire from one attack, she's forced to stay with love-interest Joe Morelli, making for some serious sexual tension.
A special mention must be made of an outstandingly funny "undercover operation" in an Atlantic City casino.
Despite the hilarity, there's also a pretty good whodunnit that'll keep you guessing.
"Four to Score" is fast-paced and funny. In this book, Stephanie is trying to collar a waitress who jumped bail after she was arrested for stealing her boyfriend's car. Sounds simple? Not in Stephanie's world! She finds herself in all kinds of trouble, and without a car and a home because of fallout from this case. But in true Stephanie form, she seems to come out on top. She meets a new friend - a six foot four inch drag queen called Sally Sweet and she actually takes her so-called relationship with Morelli to another level. Enjoyable read
I cannot not get enough of Stephanie Plum and her funny Italian family. I laugh outloud in everyone of her stories. Janet E. wraps quirky, funny, suspense,drama and family eccentrics is her Stephani Plum stories. I love her way of combining humor with everyday life and the downfalls and strange situations that occur with being a female bounty hunter.
You gotta love this character and the series. Love to read what new adventure awaits Stephanie with each new book. Some madcap, lots of mystery, poor woman barely scraping together enough money to live on, has a colorful cast of characters popping up in every book. Not for real serious, fun light reading.
I love her books, each one takes you on a new twist and a turn with lots humor along the way. Light reading sure to lift your spirits! You read one you want to read another. Stephanie Plum's life is a hoot as a bounty hunter, along with her crazy Grandmother and her friend Lula. She has two love interest along the way as well. A little hot and steamy never hurt anyone, righttttttt!! lol
Several laugh out loud moments in this one. Stephanie is after Maxine, a FTA that seems minor and easy to take down. Of course, it's never that easy. There's a counterfeit money story line and all of Joe's family thinks Stephanie is pregnant and going to marry Morelli. Quite funny! Lula and Grandma Mazur have good roles and I liked Sally the cross dresser and the Sugar subplot. Good stuff.
Janet Evanovich never seems to disappoint. Another week or two in the chaotic life of Stephanie Plum. As usual, Stephanie attracts trouble and hottie Joe Morelli. If you've been waiting to see more of hottie Morelli, this is your chance. I love the characterizations in this book, from ex-hooker Lula to crazy Grandma Mazur. Great beach/pool read!
Top notch fun! Saucy, smart mouthed Stephanie Plum cracks the case in this comical page turner. The fourth of the series. I woke my husband up giggling throughout this book, full of laughs and mystery.
I positively adore Janet Evanovich. The Plum series make me laugh out loud. They are fun, easy stories that grap my imagination and make it run. I recommend this book and all in the series to any who love a light comedy with colorful characters.
Great quick, summer read. I finished in about 3 days. This book follows the previous books. I love reading about these characters and what happens next in their lives. Definitely start with the first book and read in succession.
This book has a few twists that I didn't see coming. Can't wait to read the next book in the series.
The Stepahnie Plum series is a delightful, easy read. It does have some harsh language at times, but is a great adventure. It's like Nancy Drew grew up in Jersey and isn't so perfect anymore, but is so funny you have to laugh out loud. I love these books. Evanovich has a wonderful talent and a great imagination.
The series just keeps getting better, when you end one book you want to immediately pick up the next. This one has some laugh out loud funny. Certainly should pick up the first in the series and get reading.
Another page turner, that does not let you down! Her arch nemesis Joyce Barnhardt decides to become a skip tracer just like Stephanie Plum. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Except Joyce just keeps getting in the way by following Stephanie like her shadow. Stephanie of course is put through a meat grinder's worth of hell first and then lands herself as Joe Morelli's housemate... which starts an entirely different problem. Grandma Bella and Mama Morelli have her pregnant and married to Joe, only just after they have sex and then there pushing and pestering tear the fabric of well let see where this goes relationship. Ranger invites Stephanie on a take down, which makes me wonder... is it just practicality or something else? And she gets her woman!
This is Book 4 of the Stephanie Plum Series by Janet Evanovich. I've read everything that she's ever written. You either love this style of writing or don't. It's got to be a "Chick Series" as the main character is a woman. She's a bounty-hunter but would rather be doing anything else. She's lousy at her job but always manages to solve the mystery and get her man. Delightful and fun to read.
Things are really starting to heat up for miss Stephanie Plum in this one!! Love this series! I had it on order from PBS and I was away on vacation and I just went out and bought it! I ended up with 2 copies but oh well!
Stephanie Plum is back - and on the trail of a revenge-seeking watress who's skipped bail. With the help of Grandma Mazur, Lula, Sally Sweet, and all-too-sexy Joe Morelli, Steph just might catch her woman.
Stephanie Plum, Trenton's favorite pistol-packing, condom-carrying bounty hunter is back - and on the trail of a revenge-seeking waitress who's skipped bail. With more mishaps than there are exits on the Jersey Turnpike Stephanie better watch her back big-time if she wants to live to crack this case.
This book has the introduction of Sally Sweet, a transvestite rock singer, who is a master at code decryption. Lulu, Grandma and Morelli feature. Stephanie's life is in danger and her car is torched. Altogether a fun, fast-paced story you won't be able to put down.
Stephanie as usual is looking for a skip and gets in Morelli's way while gaining the assistance of a transvestite along with Lulu. Delightfully funny and thrilling. I really like all of the characters. Good book
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 73-year-old Grandma Mazur, ex-hooker Lula, a transvestite musician named Sally Sweet, and the all-too-hospitable, 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.
Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum is out to bring back bail jumper Maxine Nowicki. At first it seems like a relatively simple job: Maxine merely stole her ex-boyfriend's car after a silly domestic spat, so nobody expected her to jump bail over such a misdemeanor. The first stop on Stephanie's hunt is the home of Eddie Kuntz, Maxine's no-neck womanizing boyfriend, who at first wants to fool around with Stephanie and then later decides to hire her. He's hoping to track down some "potentially embarrassing" love letters that he claims Maxine stole from him, and although Stephanie realizes there's something a lot more ugly going on, she agrees to take the side job for Kuntz. She needs the money.
Maxine leaves behind clues in the form of letteredcodesthat grow increasingly more difficult. In her desperation, Stephanie turns to an elderly neighbor's nephew, Sally Sweet, a transvestite who not only gets a kick out of joining the bounty hunter in this game but seems quite naturally adept at the job. Adding to Stephanie's woes is her longtime rival, Joyce Barnhardt, who just joined the same bail-bonds firm and does little besides trail Stephanie around town in order to claim the payoff by bringing in Maxine. However, soon the plot begins to turn deadly as friends and family of Maxine are tortured and murdered, possibly by Eddie Kuntz, or someone else looking for the embarrassing "love letters."
Evanovich makes the most use out of an eccentric and varied cast of wildly off-center secondary characters. Stephanie must not only deal with her own Grandma Mazur, who totes a long-barreled .45, but she must also keep her sometimes partner Lula, the 200-pound black ex-hooker always ready with a stun-gun, in check. One of the funniest, standout comedy-of-errors scenes occurs when this outlandish crew heads down to Atlantic City looking for Maxine in a casino. After they spot their target, the place erupts into instant bedlam, with Grandma hopping up onto a blackjack table, Sally pulling a glock out of his garter, and Lula ready to shoot the place up on a moment's notice all this as Stephanie cries, "No guns! No guns!" She certainly has her hands full throughout this misadventure.
Loved this one. So far my favorite of the series. Made me laugh out loud so much! Stephanie is hot on the trail of an FTA, teaming once again with Lula and Grandma and new friend Sally they are racing against Steph's #1 enemy to get the FTA first!
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 73 year old Grandma Mazur, ex-hooker Lula, a transvestite musician named Sally Sweet, and the all-too-hospitable, 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.
Stephanie Plum, the trash-talking New Jersey bail bondswoman of this popular series, is tracking Maxine Nowicki, who's wanted for skipping out on a car-theft charge lodged by her ex-boyfriend. Now the ex-boyfriend's very interested 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 her screwball cast of colorful minor characters, including Sally Sweet, a cross-dressing drag queen; Lula, the 250-pound ex-hooker who works for Steph's boss; Cousin Vinnie, the bail bondsman; Grandma Mazur, who packs a Glock and is always looking for a little action; and Joyce, a wannabe bounty hunter who's been cramping Steph's style since she played pass the salami with Steph's ex-husband. The action doesn't get much farther from Trenton than the Jersey Shore, but when Steph's apartment and car are blown up by the others on Maxine's trail and she moves in with Joe Morelli, the handsome, arrogant cop she's been hung up on since high school, it gets hotter than the craps table in Atlantic City.
Early Plum, in which she first gets back together with Morelli and Sally Sweet makes his first appearance as a simple apprehend turns into a chase for counterfeiters, missing boyfriends, and enforcers who like to lop off body parts.
Stephanie Plum, the trash-talking New Jersey bail bondswoman of this popular series, is tracking Maxine Nowicki, who's wanted for skipping out on a car-theft charge lodged by her ex-boyfriend. Now the ex-boyfriend's very interested 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 her screwball cast of colorful minor characters, including Sally Sweet, a cross-dressing drag queen; Lula, the 250-pound ex-hooker who works for Steph's boss; Cousin Vinnie, the bail bondsman; Grandma Mazur, who packs a Glock and is always looking for a little action; and Joyce, a wannabe bounty hunter who's been cramping Steph's style since she played pass the salami with Steph's ex-husband. The action doesn't get much farther from Trenton than the Jersey Shore, but when Steph's apartment and car are blown up by the others on Maxine's trail and she moves in with Joe Morelli, 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 be disappointed in this fourth outing in the series, and they're likely to be even more interested in the snappy patter and sexy shenanigans than in the mystery that holds it all together.
Another great Stephanie Plum mystery. Evanovich never disappoints. I wish that she and Morelli would hurry and hook up. But, that's just me. Read #4 to find out how close they come.
I can't read all of her books at one time because I like to savor them. One helping at a time.
The sexiest, raciest book yet! Stephanie Plum is at it again! Of course Grandma Mazur, ex-hooker Lulu, all too-sexy Joe Morelli, and a new character introducted in this novel....Sally Sweet---a transvestite musician....all are helping Stephanie catch the waitress who's skipped bail.
This is the fourth installment in the Stephanie Plum series. Our favorite female bounty hunter runs into even more mishaps with her old pal, ex-hooker, Lula, and a new friend, a transvestite musician named Sally Sweet. They're after a waitress seeking revenge on her ex-boyfriend, but so is Stephanie's long-time arch rival. As the search intensifies, the bounty hunter realizes she's uncovered more than she bargained for and starts to fear for her life!
Working for her bail bondsman cousin Vinnie, Stephanie is hot on the trail of revenge-seeking waitress Maxine Nowicki, whose crimes include bail jumping, theft, and extortion. Someone is terrifying Maxine's friends, and those who have seen her are turning up dead. Also on the hunt for Maxine is Joyce Barnhardt, Stephanie's archenemy and rival bounty hunter. Stephanie's attitude never waivers-even when aided by crazy Grandma Mazur, ex-hooker and wannabe bounty hunter Lula, and transvestite rock musician Sally Sweet-and even when Stepanie makes an enemy whose deadly tactics escalate from threatening messages to firebombs. All of this pales in comparison, though, with an even greater danger Stephanie faces, when, homeless and broke, she and her hamster Rex move in with vice cop Joe Morelli.