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If you haven't read any of the books before, Ms. Evanovich does a fine job of bringing in the background in the first ten pages or so. Feel free to start here . . . although you won't like it as much as if you start with One for the Money and proceed through the numbers from there.
Grandma Mazur (Stephanie's man-loving, good-time-seeking older relative) is first seen fighting off a man who is trying to take a shopping bag away from her. Before long, grandma is gone and Stephanie's long-suffering mom wants her mother found. The trail soon leads to a casino in Atlantic City where Grandma Mazur is living it up, senior citizen style. That seemingly straightforward story is soon complicated by an injured race horse that needs a home, a Mob baron who looks more toad-like every day, and a marriage that needs repairing. With Lulu exploring her super model potential, Diesel looking to find a missing man who thinks he's a leprechaun, Connie taking target practice, and Stephanie trying to bring grandma home, it's a wild, but brief, ride.
The frenetic story has a predictability to it that makes potential humor a ho-hum affair in many cases. In addition, there's little interaction with either Joe Morelli (her main squeeze) or Ranger (her sometimes wannabe squeeze).Read more ›
He and I usually prefer pretty classy mysteries (Reginald Hill and Le Carre are favorites) so a Jersey bounty hunter is a shock, but Janet E. is well worth a read. Yes, plotting is not her strength and most of her characters are caricatures. So what? If you have a good sense of humor you will learn to love Stephanie Plum.
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Janet Evanovich is a must read for those that like a bit of adventure,humour and mystery. She has a unique style which is appealingPublished 20 months ago by brian sabourin
I picked this up out of habit at the library but I must say I didn't get it. I don't imagine Janet needed the money; maybe she was bored. Read morePublished on Sept. 4 2008 by P. Carriere