Thursday, 14 June 2007

Book ~ "Lean Mean Thirteen" - Janet Evanovich (2007)

From ~ In her rollicking 13th Stephanie Plum adventure, Evanovich is in top quirky form. Plucky bumbling New Jersey bounty hunter Plum is reunited with her two-timing lawyer ex-husband, Dickie Orr, while doing a favor for the mysterious sexy Ranger. But when Dickie disappears from his house leaving behind only bloodstains and bullet holes, Plum becomes the prime suspect in his alleged murder. Determined to clear her name, Plum and her on-again off-again Trenton cop boyfriend, Joe Morelli, uncover Dickie's ties to a shady group of men involved in everything from money laundering to drug running. And when Dickie's jilted business partners decide Stephanie holds the key to the $40 million they believe Dickie stole from them, she's in for a wild ride. With the author's usual cast of eccentric side characters — everything from a taxidermist with a penchant for bombs to a grave-robbing tax man —Evanovich proves once again that Stephanie Plum and her entourage are here to stay.

It's not even in the stores yet and I have it read (the beauty of pre-ordering!).

"I used to be a badass. Everyone was afraid of me. Everyone wanted to kill me. I needed Tank walking behind me to keep the paid assassins under control. And now look at me. I'm followed by a woman in a rented Taurus. And I can't remember the last time someone tried to kill me." ~ Ranger

As with the others in this series, I loved it! It was hilarious and fast-paced! And the scenes with the squirrels and beavers were very funny. And Blackie, the cat!!

Evanovich has other series and books but I just can't get into them. There's something about the Stephanie Plum series that I love!

Would I recommend it? Yes!


Anonymous said...

I can't wait!!!

Isabel said...

I have 10 books in this series to read before I get to this one.

Anonymous said...

Janet Evanovich is signing LEAN MEAN THIRTEEN at Indigo - Bay & Bloor on Monday, June 25th @ 7PM!!!

Tell all Stephanie Plum fans!