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Smokin' Seventeen: A Stephanie Plum Novel Mass Market Paperback – Nov 15 2011
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Praise for Janet Evanovich
“No less than her plotting, Evanovich’s characterizations are models of screwball artistry. . . . The intricate plot machinery of her comic capers is fueled by inventive twists.”—The New York Times
“[Evanovich’s novels are] among the great joys of contemporary crime fiction.”—GQ
“Chutzpah and sheer comic inventiveness . . . The Evanovich/Plum books [are] good fun.”—The Washington Post
About the Author
Janet Evanovich is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Stephanie Plum series, the Lizzy and Diesel series, twelve romance novels, the Alexandra Barnaby novels and Trouble Maker graphic novel, and How I Write: Secrets of a Bestselling Author, as well as the Fox and O’Hare series with co-author Lee Goldberg.See all Product Description
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Top Customer Reviews
The who-done-it mystery was easy to figure out, but that was to be expected. Unfortunately there wasn’t any character growth, which is also to be expected.
Still I will continue on with this series as I find it amusing. I would recommend this book to those who have read the previous 16+ in the series.
ago I lent the first three of the books to a neighbor and his wife said I don't know what he is reading but he is laughing out loud. These are really relaxing books
to read. The story is always great, the characters are funny and there is some smokin romance going on. I love these books and am thrilled that the movie
One for the Money is coming out, Keep them coming Janet!!!!
Stephanie Plum is a bond enforcer for her cousin Vinny,and after Vinnie's Bail Bonds burned down and he had no money or influence to build it back up,Vinnie returns to his wife and connected father-in-law and is able to rent stoner Mooner's trailer as his temporary place of business.
Dead bodies start piling up. Some are dedicated to Stephanie. And she is being romanced by a new swain who is a great cook, but too overheated for Stephanie's taste (especially since he is mother-approved). Joe Morelli's Grandma Bella puts a curse on Stephanie so that she becomes a sex maniac, and she has a hard time choosing between Joe and Ranger.
Sorry I couldn't rate it higher. Even though there were funny scenes in the book,I didn't find the plot developed enough.
The seventeenth book was better than the last, but still lacking in character development. I really enjoyed the read, but I really want to see Stephanie progress is life. She needs to choose a man, or settle down. I've read all seventeen books and I'm getting a little bored. I still love the books, but I don't enjoy them as much as I use to. I'm team Ranger but at this point, I would be team-anyone. The recycled ideas keep coming back, the characters are still hilarious, I just need more... Book eighteen will be out in November, I'm hoping I'll get some closure or some progression.
I rated number 17 as four stars (generous overall but you have to like the series) because I thought it was one of the better books in the saga. I don't read them for the mystery as much as for the romance and character humour. And since I favour Ranger over Morrelli, I liked that Stephanie let down her guard with him (thanks to the spell by Bella).
The author needs to stop teasing fans and keep them invested by making Stephanie choose a future already!! I would at least make her take college night courses to be a PI. Evanovich needs to create a scope wider than rehashing and remixing the same storyline 20 times, otherwise I think I'll bail soon.
After a few duds Janet is back on track with this one. To refer to the bad review above, who reads these for the plot? These books are about character, and character interplay. And this book has it all.
There is Grandma who is in good form again. Of course there is Ranger and Morelli---and they even have to work together.
There are some great scenes with Stephanie and Ranger.
And then there is Dave, someone who has family in the Burg and comes to live with them after something happened to his business elsewhere. Everyone is trying to match up Dave and Stephanie. Dave loves to cook and turns up unannounced at Stephanie's to cook dinner.
This book was dead on and I actually laughed out loud in some places.
let us hope 18 keeps the heat and the laughter.
Most recent customer reviews
So, nine people get killed and it's still fun? That you'll have to decide. Didn't quite work for me, though.Published 4 months ago by Photo-Op Dave
The book was well read. I had not realized that it was a withdrawn book from a public library in the US.Published 20 months ago by Brenda Chipperfield
Same as the others. Good . I enjoyed reading the book but not really has funny as the previous booksPublished on Jan. 15 2014 by Patricia Yasinski
Oh my lord. This book was so very entertaining and well thought out. I recommend this book to anyone that loves Janet Evanovich.Published on Jan. 14 2014 by Jeremy Coe
Arrived in a super timely fashion (I was impressed). Book was in perfect, brand new condition. Excellent packaging. Read morePublished on Dec 3 2013 by Casey
From the first page to the last, this book kept my interest. I find the Stepanie Plum novels most relaxing/entertaining and laugh out loud funny.Published on Aug. 22 2013 by Claire Riddell
I love this series. Bubblegum for the tired brain. A good, entertaining book that keeps you turning the page to see what happens next.Published on June 21 2013 by Clinkdrew
As with the other 16 books in the Stephanie Plum series, Evanovich brings together our favourite quirky characters in a series of murders and mishaps. Read morePublished on Jan. 1 2012 by CherylN