Sizzling Sixteen : A Stephanie Plum Novel (Paperback)

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Bleh

on 7/6/2011

I love this series but there was no sizzle at all. Yes, it had very funny moments that reminded me of Plum books past, but the redundancy of said humor, action sequences and even style of writing made this book almost tedious. In fact, the comedy and action is starting to play like a sitcom...and I don't want to read a book that plays like a tv show. The men 'in' her life were hardly 'in' her life, as we didn't see much of them in this one. Please, PLEASE make a decision about your love life Stephanie. It's gotten very old and extremely stale. I know I keep coming back because I want to see some movement, some resolution, in her love life and her professional life, and its just not happening. Read More

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Sizzling Plum

on 7/12/2011

Being a huge fan of Plum I was anticipating this release. Now the last few books have been missing a little of that Plum charm we have all grown to love. Sizzling Sixteen was better then the 3 previous books but still not as good as the first few books in the series.But I still really enjoyed the storyline of this book and I felt that we are starting to see Stephanie grow up some. The cast of characters are fantastic...as always. In this book we see Lula and Connie with bigger roles then in the previous books. Of course there is Morelli and Ranger action as well,which can get the heart pounding. I feel like the storyline to this series has been stuck, with our characters not moving forward. In Sizzling Sixteen we have a small cliffhanger that makes me wonder will 17 takes us in a different direction? I guess we will have to wait and see. I recommend this to all the fans out there it is a good, fun read. Read More

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Product Overview

This 16th Stephanie Plum adventure will wear the blockbuster crown for grand scale fun; it''s a surefire bet. Someone wants to kill Vinnie, but who? The list is long, and it''s up to Stephanie to whittle it down to one. Martin''s Press.

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Publisher St Martins Pr
Mfg Part# 9780312383312
SKU 217622691
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0312383312
Release Date 6/21/2011
Author Info
Janet Evanovich
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.
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"The novel has a half-dozen other odd characters, including a group of men attending a Hobbit convention while eating brownies laced with an illegal substance, and Grandma Mazur, a character who seems to be written for actress Betty White."
From the Publisher
Annotation As Stephanie Plum points out right at the beginning of SIZZLING SIXTEEN, her sixteenth adventure penned by Janet Evanovich, inheriting an ambiguously "lucky" bottle is better than getting handed down some false teeth! But what exactly she's supposed to do with the red, beer-bottle shaped thing that her uncle left for her in his will, she's not really sure...except maybe sell it. With the boss-man of Vincent Plum Bail Bonds in major debt trouble with gangster Bobby Sunflower, Stephanie and her fellow co-workers Connie and Lula have to come up with $786,000 if they want to keep their jobs. So how much is that bottle really worth? Juggling money-hungry mobsters, investment scams, and a handful of colorful, shady Trenton, NJ characters--plus a couple of steamy distractions (a sexy cop and a bad boy)--Stephanie's got her bounty hunter work cut out for her for sure.
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