Notorious Nineteen: A fast-paced adventure full of mystery and laughs: 19 (Stephanie Plum) Paperback – 20 Nov 2012
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'Non-stop laughs with plenty of high jinks' (USA Today)
'A laugh-out-loud page-turner' (Heat)
'Pithy, witty and fast-paced' (The Sunday Times)
Stephanie Plum, New Jersey bounty hunter, is on the trail of a con-man in this new adventure from New York Times No. 1 bestselling author Janet Evanovich.See all Product description
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Although there were no surprises, I did think this was a return to form. I loved the constant annihilation of Stephanie's cars, I loved the constant doughnut and chicken munching by the main characters, and the descriptions of Morelli and Ranger are always welcome.
The plot this time around involves Stephanie chasing the usual crazy FTAs, but specifically chasing missing patients from a local hospital that have they mysteriously vanished from. She is also recruited by Ranger to be his date at a friends wedding, which is most hilarious when Ranger relays his phone messages regarding her outfit, that made me lol.
I read this book in two days, and was genuinely sad when it was over. I now realise I'm not bothered if Stephanie remains unmarried and undecided about her love life. I don't care where Ranger's cars are from, and Stephanie's family meals are always interesting, and leave me salivating. I don't think there is anyone else out there writing as proficiently as Janet Evanovich, her unique blend of thriller/comedy are perfect, and she makes it look easy.
I love Lula's wardrobe, and her reactions to those daring enough to mention her size. These are not politically correct novels, and I love them more for it. The characters language reflects the world they live in, and I hope we are invited as readers to visit them there again, and again in the future.
Yes, they are formulaic, but no more so than any TV sitcom. Previous books have fleshed out some of the back stories to Lula and Ranger, and they are the best books in the series. I remain a firm fan and look forward to each new episode - the unabridged audio books are a very versatile way to get my 'fix' of Miss Plum, and I am happy to recommend the series to anyone who hasn't yet embarked on this roller coaster journey. A recent bout of flu confined my husband to bed and even he was laughing out loud as he recuperated and I played him a CD!
Consistently funny, will definitely provide respite from the gloom of recession and a chilly winter.
Unfortunately, I do feel the Plum series are fading a little bit. Especially the constant tension with Stephanie and Ranger and Joe Morelli is getting a bit old. Luckily, I never get bored of her blowing up her car!