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A Mildly Entertaining Diversion
on 21 April 2008
Firstly, these are not really novels. They are novellas. This means that if you're a devoted Plum fan expecting your normal read, you're already going to be disappointed. There is a couple of hours of reading material here at best.
Having said that, these are interesting, and in my opinion worth reading. This is the first of Evanovich's 'Between the Numbers' books. This one based around Christmas time, the one following involving Valentines day. Stephanie takes a small time out from her regular bounty hunting activities to hook up with a new partner, Diesel. Diesel is a hunter with a difference. He hunts people who may be said to have supernatural powers.
If you can suspend your disbelief, much as Stephanie is forced to do, as no coherent explanation for this sudden burst of supernatural activity is given, these are fairly entertaining. The usual cast of characters appear including Rex, the longest living hamster in the history of the world, and Evanovich's sense of humour gets let out to play once more.
In my opinion if you buy the hard back versions you're going to feel a bit burned in terms of pages per coinage spent. If you waited for the paperback version you should be happy with a bit more plum in your pudding until the real thing comes along.