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In Hard Eight, Stephanie Plum picks up a case a little nastier than anything the wisecracking bounty hunter's seen before. Evelyn Soder and her young daughter have gone on the run, leaving an angry ex-husband who's planning to collect on a child custody bond that will leave Evelyn's grandmother homeless. Stephanie's first clue that there's more to it than that comes in the form of Eddie Abruzzi: a shady local businessman who warns her to butt out of the case. Stephanie doesn't scare easily, but when Abruzzi's henchmen leave a bag of snakes on her doorknob and tarantulas in her car, she has no choice but to call Ranger, the hunky man of mystery to whom she already owes too many favours. Steph knows that Ranger will soon be calling in his debts, but with her ex-fiancé Joe Morelli out of the picture, that should be OK--shouldn't it?
In the meantime, she's got other fugitives to catch, aided by the usual band of misfits, plus a bumbling correspondence-school lawyer who's developed the hots for Stephanie's sister, Valerie. And Steph's in for a surprise from her mother, who proves she's not above wielding a dangerous weapon to save her daughter's life. Author Janet Evanovich has made a bold move in using a soupçon of child jeopardy to pull this series out of the comfortable but formulaic pattern it was threatening to fall into. It's still funny, and yes, some cars are destroyed, but now there's a real edge of darkness under the humour. Fans needn't fear, though: Jersey girl Stephanie is still full of sass and Tastykakes. --Barrie Trinkle, Amazon.com --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
'Her gifts for screwball dialogue, vivid phase-making and farcical set-pieces are undiminished; so that, far from feeling stale or samey, her fiction still has a captivating comic energy' The Sunday Times (The Sunday Times)
'Slick dialogue, comic suspense, and surreal adventures' Daily Mail (Daily Mail)
'Fans won't be disappointed by the fast pace' Sunday Telegraph (Sunday Telegraph)
'Fans of Janet Evanovich will love this latest sassy instalment, and newcomers should warm to the endearing heroine.' Good Housekeeping (Good Housekeeping)
'Evanovich pretty well guarantees a laugh on every page.' Scotland on Sunday (Scotland on Sunday)
'Razor sharp wit' Sunday Express (Sunday Express)
'Another delectable plum' Bournemouth Daily Echo (Bournemouth Daily Echo)
'Guaranteed to provoke laughs...The usual mix of sassy attitude, fast-pacing and sharp dialogue keep Evanovich at the top of the female crime hit list' Glasgow Herald (Glasgow Herald)
'Witty, fresh, full of surprises and very funny, Janet Evanovich's most explosive thriller yet is Stephanie's best mis-adventure ever...Hysterical stuff.' Saffron Walden Observer (Saffron Walden Observer)
'This series is a breath of fresh air in the crime genre' Daily Telegraph (Australia) (Daily Telegraph (Australia))
'In the comedy-thriller stakes, Evanovich has few equals, and in Hard Eight she is firing on all cylinders, throwing out her trademark one-liners in a positively spendthrift fashion.' Good Book Guide, London Aug 2002 (Good Book Guide, London)
Surreal, wicked, exaggerated, warped, gorgeous and one of the funniest books on the block, Janet Evanovich just keeps getting better and better. (Chichester Observer)
'Keeps up Evanovich's standards for over-the-top situations' Chicago Tribune (Chicago Tribune)
'Evanovich does it again, delivering an even more suspenseful and more outrageous turn with the unstoppable Stephanie' Publishers Weekly (Publishers Weekly)
'The things Evanovich does so well - family angst, sweet eroticism, stealth shopping, that stunning mix of terror and hilarity - are done better than ever here' Booklist (Booklist)
'The girl mercenary is as fresh as ever' People (People)
'Hard Eight is most emphatically not Raymond Chandler but, like his work, a piece of finely crafted prose' San Francisco Chronicle (San Francisco Chronicle)
'Just when you think the adventures of Plum and company can't get any funnier or more convoluted, Janet Evanovich proves you wrong nobody does it better!' Romantic Times (Romantic Times)
'That girl has some class' New York Times Book Review (New York Times Book Review)
Captivating comic energy. (The Sunday Times) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Great series of books so easy to read. Easy to get caught up in the story cheering on the good guys and booing at the bad guys.Published 4 months ago by Jani
Hard Eight by Janet Evanovich. 4 stars
The Stephanie Plum serious continues as our bounty hunter finds herself searching for a missing mother and daughter from the... Read more
I love these books, they're silly and great fun. I often laugh out loud when I'm reading them. I plan to read them all.Published 17 months ago by Gailmcl
I have really enjoyed all the books I have read by this author. Looking forward to reading lots more books by this author.Published 19 months ago by Cas
Good book, very entertaing, funny, and captivating story. Can really picture the characters. Will defo read the rest in this series. Good book, would recommend.Published 19 months ago by Andrea Lund