Thursday, 29 June 2006

Book ~ "Twelve Sharp" - Janet Evanovich (2006)

From ~ The mixture of slapstick and gunplay that has put Evanovich's series about a sassy, less than competent New Jersey bounty hunter at the top of bestseller lists once again works its magic in Stephanie Plum's latest caper. Stephanie, who freely admits her failings as a hunter of fugitives, faces a growing work backlog that threatens the continued existence of her job. Her clumsy efforts to clear some cases, along with the help of her outrageous colleague, Lula, result only in their adding another sad sack to the office payroll — a forlorn shoe salesman who's talked off a ledge by Stephanie's offer of a position as file clerk. Stephanie's ambivalence toward the two men in her life becomes harder to maintain when one of them, the mysterious Ranger, is accused of kidnapping his own daughter.

Loved it! She is my favorite author. The bad thing about finishing it is that I'll have to wait another year for the next one :(


Gracie said...

Love Evanovich! Although I usually pick up one of her books for those cross-country plane rides (that way I don't have to talk to the weirdo seatmate I inevitably get stuck with!). :)

You should check out James Lee Burke, too. Another of my favorites, and he is from my hometown! :)

Teena said...

Thanks for the tip, gracie! I'll check Burke out!

Zoey Castelino said...

Great to see there's a new Plum book out! I'm working my way through "Ten Big Ones." Although I HATED the Christmas short novel "Visions of Sugar Plums" and nearly didn't bother with any other ones after that. Thankfully things got better

Teena said...

I didn't like "Visions of Sugar Plums" either :( It was dumb!