Review: Notorious Nineteen by Janet Evanovich

Since starting the Great Escapes Book Tours my challenges have been suffering. On Sunday afternoon I was watching the NASCAR race and needed a book for a quick read. I grabbed this one because it will help me add a book to the Off The Shelf Challenge and help me complete the Finish The Series Challenge for this year. Takedown Twenty comes out in hardcover November 19 but I will probably wait until after the holidays when it goes on sale to pick it up or wait for the paperback.

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Notorious Nineteen:
A Stephanie Plum Novel

19th in Series
Bantam Books (November 20, 2012)
An Imprint of Random House
Hardcover: 320 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0345527745
E-Book File Size: 1393 KB
ASIN: B0086N7AV0


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.

Patients are disappearing from the hospital without a trace. The latest man missing is Geoffrey Cubbin. He also happens to be out of jail on a bond Vinnie wrote and if he doesn’t show up for trial Vinnie’s bail bonds agency could be out of business and Stephanie out of a job. Of course she could go work for Ranger. In fact she does assist him on a job that has something to do with Ranger’s past. Something no one really knows anything about so she just can’t turn him down. You know with Stephanie Plum nothing is ever what it seems and chaos seems to follow her wherever she goes. She may have met her match in the one and it seems to be an ugly pink bridesmaids dress!!!

Dollycas’s Thoughts 

These are my go-to books when I need a pick me up. In fact I have read books 16 – 19 this year as part of the Finish The Series Challenge and this was definitely the best of this bunch.

“It’s the Yeti!” Lula screamed. “Lord help me!”

The next thing I heard was zzzzzzt. And I was incapacitated, on my back on the carpet.

It took a couple of minutes for my brain to unscramble and start sending coherent messages to my nerve endings. My head cleared and I looked over at Lula. She was sprawled next to me, and she was twitching.

I got on my hands and knees, and then to my feet. “Hey.” I said to Lula. “Are you o.k.?”

“Yuh,” Lula said. “Did I wet myself? I hate when that happens.”

…”That scared the crap out of me. I thought you said she had a cat. Nobody said nothing about having a Yeti.”

So in addition to the usual crazy characters there is a “Yeti”. You still have the usual cars exploding, firebombs, Lula and her fried chicken and donuts, the Stephanie, Morelli, Ranger love triangle, plus Grandma Mazur goes under cover, a Tiki, a trip to a nudist beach, a wedding in jeopardy, and don’t forget the missing patients.

This book is packed to the gills with action and hilarity ensues!! My husband hears me laughing and he says “You’re Evanovich again aren’t you!”

Nineteen books plus the in-betweens and they are still fun and entertaining.  Takedown Twenty hits stores November 19.
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