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  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Headline Book Publishing (2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0755328078
  • ISBN-13: 978-0755328079
  • Product Dimensions: 15.4 x 23.2 x 2.2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 440 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,307,766 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Donald Mitchell #1 HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on July 15 2006
Format: Hardcover
Only a Stephanie Plum novel would cause some to complain because the plot had an actual mystery and intrigue in it. That shows how much we've been spoiled by Janet Evanovich's comic touch. We come to the new books in the series for the entertainment (much like people once did for Charlie Chaplin) and we're surprised when serious themes emerge.

I thought that Twelve Sharp was by far the most impressive novel in the series. The story-telling moves beyond Pink Panther comedy into dealing with the serious consequences of actions we take. At the same time, the book goes down very smoothly.

The serious side is well done. Stephanie finds herself stalked by a young woman with a gun she doesn't mind using who claims to be Ranger's wife. What's that all about? Stephanie is also at risk for being kidnapped. And then Ranger's daughter is missing. It's a nicely complicated mystery and is unraveled in fine fashion. While this part of the story is not yet up to Dame Agatha's best, it's more than satisfying.

The character development of Stephanie and Ranger through the plot is quite remarkable in this story. In the past, Ranger has been the Superman of mystery who could do no wrong. She's been in his thrall . . . but kept at a distance only by his self-restraint. So why has he been self-restrained? In this story, we learn more about Ranger and begin to sense his vulnerabilities. An unexpected pregnancy made Ranger a father at a young age. Since then, he's met his financial responsibilities and kept his distance from similar complications. But that all comes unglued when his daughter is kidnapped and Ranger is the suspect the police are looking for. As a result, Ranger has to go undercover.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amanda Richards HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWER on Aug. 18 2007
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Twelve Sharp cuts through Ranger's previously impervious shell to reveal a side that you've seldom, if ever, seen before, and this time it's the dark knight who's in distress and Stephanie's turn to play Batgirl.

Things get extremely steamy when Batman decides to hang out in a new bat cave, and when Stephanie's longtime sometime boyfriend finds out, the guano really hits the fan.

No one stops at her door
They just go right on through
Now the pressure's on her and him and him
Three's company too.

All the usual suspects are back again, but this time they're joined by a bunch of out of control FTAs, wannabe bounty hunters, plus two fiery, black clad super-crazy females, only one of whom is Joyce, Stephanie's archenemy.

The fun keeps flowing when Lula decides to embark on a new career, complete with short shorts and chicken feathers, and Stephanie's grandmother takes on the new undertakers in town.

Stephanie's in one of her most dangerous predicaments so far, and that's not even taking into account the new murderer in her life. Twelve Sharp puts a fresh spin on familiar territory.

Amanda Richards
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Christy Tillery French on Dec 4 2006
Format: Hardcover
In the latest venture of the Stephanie Plum series, Stephanie's back to work as a bounty hunter and teaming up with former filing clerk Lula when Lula isn't singing with the rock band, What. Joe Morelli's still around as the hot boyfriend and mystery man Ranger's off to Miami. Things go haywire when a woman who claims to be Ranger's wife shows up and shoots at Stephanie. Then Ranger disappears after he is accused of kidnapping his little girl, who lives with her mother and stepfather in Miami. When the woman who claims to be Ranger's wife is murdered, Stephanie's out to prove Ranger's innocence, unaware she's attracted the attention of a Ranger wannabe.

Anything goes and a lot happens with this 12th installment. Janet Evanovich proves herself the master of wit with dialogue to die for and plenty of humor topped with loads of action. The triangle between Stephanie, Morelli, and Ranger continues but a new relationship has been added to the mix: Lula and Tank, Ranger's number one man. Highly recommended.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Shepherdess Extraordinaire TOP 1000 REVIEWER on Sept. 2 2006
Format: Hardcover
I've always felt that the first 3 books of the series were the absolute best - until now. I love the series but the others that followed the first three were hit and miss compared to them. Happily, Twelve Sharp is just as great as those first 3. This one is also by far the funniest. What I loved best about this one is that Ranger plays a very large role in this novel so there's lots of "heat" just being Ranger. The only drawback is that I think Rex should have had more of a starring role as well! LOL!
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True, Lorelei King may not look at all like Stephanie Plum, but she most certainly is Stephanie's voice and has been for some time, establishing a bond between listeners who eagerly await the next one from Evanovich and King. This narrator never tends to over dramatize but allows the listener to become very much a part of the story. Evanovich speaks highly of King, saying she knows how to differentiate the characters "... so you know when it's Joe Morelli (a handsome Jersey cop and Plum's love interest) talking and when it's Stephanie. But the voice still has a certain--for lack of a better word--generic quality that allows listeners to put some of themselves into it."

How true, so sit back and enjoy Twelve Sharp where we find Stephanie the victim of a stalker. Seems that the bounty business is in a bit of a nose dive so Stephanie takes on another bail-enforcement officer. Who would turn up to apply for this job? You cannot imagine!

In true Evanovich fashion the plot's a bit zany but always laugh-out-loud funny. You see, it seems that Ranger has kidnaped his own daughter. No way. But, you'll want to listen to find out who and why. Nonetheless, Ranger turns to Stephanie for help. And the closer he gets to Stephanie, the more Joe Morelli doesn't like it. Now, toss in a few stunts by Grandma Mazur and the resurrection (pun intended) of Stiva's Funeral Parlor and you have another riotous romp from the popular, prolific Evanovich.

- Gail Cooke
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