Notorious Nineteen A Stephanie Plum Novel (Paperback)
|Author: Janet Evanovich|
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#1 bestselling author Janet Evanovich?s Stephanie Plum novels are: ?irresistible? (Houston Chronicle), ?stunning? (Booklist), ?outrageous? (Publishers Weekly), ?brilliantly evocative? (The Denver Post), and ?making trouble and winning hearts? (USA Today).
New Jersey bounty hunter Stephanie Plum is certain of three truths: People don?t just vanish into thin air. Never anger old people. And don?t do what Tiki tells you to do.
After a slow summer of chasing low-level skips for her cousin Vinnie?s bail bonds agency, Stephanie Plum finally lands an assignment that could put her checkbook back in the black. Geoffrey Cubbin, facing trial for embezzling millions from Trenton?s premier assisted-living facility, has mysteriously vanished from the hospital after an emergency appendectomy. Now it?s on Stephanie to track him down. Unfortunately, Cubbin has disappeared without a trace, a witness, or his money-hungry wife. Rumors are stirring that he must have had help with the daring escape . . . or that maybe he never made it out of his room alive. Since the hospital staff?s lips seem to be tighter than the security, and it?s hard for Stephanie to blend in to assisted living, Stephanie?s Grandma Mazur goes in undercover. But when a second felon goes missing from the same hospital, Stephanie is forced into working side by side with Trenton?s hottest cop, Joe Morelli, in order to crack the case.
The real problem is, no Cubbin also means no way to pay the rent. Desperate for money?or maybe just desperate?Stephanie accepts a secondary job guarding her secretive and mouthwatering mentor Ranger from a deadly Special Forces adversary. While Stephanie is notorious for finding trouble, she may have found a little more than she bargained for this time around. Then again?a little food poisoning, some threatening notes, and a bridesmaid?s dress with an excess of taffeta never killed anyone . . . or did they? If Stephanie Plum wants to bring in a paycheck, she?ll have to remember: No guts, no glory.
Stephanie Plum, the New Jersey-based bounty hunter featured in Janet Evanovich's popular crime series, has been called "a cross between Nancy Drew and Dirty Harry." The Plum books routinely appear on the bestseller lists and have made Evanovich one of the wealthiest and most visible writers working today. Born in a working-class section of New Jersey, Evanovich was the first in her family to continue her formal education past high school. After earning a bachelor's degree in fine arts from Douglass College, part of New Jersey's state-university system, she stayed at home to raise her two children and took sporadic secretarial jobs through a temp agency. She also began writing romance novels, and although she diligently sent her work to agents and publishers, it took a decade before she sold her first manuscript, HERO AT LARGE, which was released in 1987 and earned her $2,000. She published several more books over the next few years, initially using the pen name Steffie Hall. "It was a rewarding experience," she has quipped, "but after twelve romance novels I ran out of sexual positions and decided to move into the mystery genre." The first Stephanie Plum book, ONE FOR THE MONEY, was published in 1994, and the bumbling bounty hunter became an immediate hit with readers. Since then, Evanovich has published approximately one Plum novel a year, and in 2012 a movie version of the first book, starring Katherine Heigl, was released. In addition to that series, Evanovich writes comic adventures set in the world of NASCAR racing as well as an occasional paranormal caper. In 2012 she made the Forbes list of the 100 top celebrities in the world, based on entertainment-related earnings plus media exposure; she was one of only a handful of authors to be featured on the list, which is comprised mainly of actors and singers.
"The usual generous mixture of transparent mystery, R-rated fantasies and standup comedy--paced like a Road Runner cartoon drawn out to feature length--that makes Evanovich the gold standard of her subgenre." 03/15/2013