Notorious Nineteen

Notorious Nineteen

Book - 2012
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#1 bestselling author Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum novels are: "irresistible" ( Houston Chronicle ), "stunning" ( Booklist ), "outrageous" ( Publishers Weekly ), "brilliantly evocative" ( The Denver Post ), and "making trouble and winning hearts" ( USA Today ).

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.

After a slow summer of chasing low-level skips for her cousin Vinnie's bail bonds agency, Stephanie Plum finally lands an assignment that could put her checkbook back in the black. Geoffrey Cubbin, facing trial for embezzling millions from Trenton's premier assisted-living facility, has mysteriously vanished from the hospital after an emergency appendectomy. Now it's on Stephanie to track him down. Unfortunately, Cubbin has disappeared without a trace, a witness, or his money-hungry wife. Rumors are stirring that he must have had help with the daring escape . . . or that maybe he never made it out of his room alive. Since the hospital staff's lips seem to be tighter than the security, and it's hard for Stephanie to blend in to assisted living, Stephanie's Grandma Mazur goes in undercover. But when a second felon goes missing from the same hospital, Stephanie is forced into working side by side with Trenton's hottest cop, Joe Morelli, in order to crack the case.

The real problem is, no Cubbin also means no way to pay the rent. Desperate for money--or maybe just desperate--Stephanie accepts a secondary job guarding her secretive and mouthwatering mentor Ranger from a deadly Special Forces adversary. While Stephanie is notorious for finding trouble, she may have found a little more than she bargained for this time around. Then again--a little food poisoning, some threatening notes, and a bridesmaid's dress with an excess of taffeta never killed anyone . . . or did they? If Stephanie Plum wants to bring in a paycheck, she'll have to remember: No guts, no glory.
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, ©2012.
ISBN: 9780345527745
Characteristics: 312 pages ;,25 cm.


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Dec 17, 2018

Someone's threatening Ranger and his soon-to-be-married army buddy, so he hires Stephanie to help with security for the bride
Stephanie has some of her worst experiences yet and only once turns into a cupcake. The rest of the time, she's rolling and rolling -- missing patients, a Hawaiian tiki god, and a Yeti barely faze her. And when it's all said and done, she's like a machine wrapping things up.
The storyline with the guy after Ranger ends a bit quickly.
I received no compensation, not even a free copy, in exchange for this review. I am not personal friends with the author, nor do I follow her on social media.
If you make Plum wear pink, it ain't going to be pretty

May 06, 2018

A solid addition to the series. I am yet again amazed by Evanovich's ability to keep us invested in the Stephanie - Morrelli - Ranger love triangle. Grandma Mazur and Lulu continue to shine. Good thing Stephanie has the blue Buick to fall back on as she is a magnet for explosives. Wish I could have seen a photo of her in the dress for the wedding.

Jul 24, 2016

a lot of funny moments, considering the understory was about organ harvesting!

Jul 18, 2014

A typical Stephanie Plum novel - blown up cars, crazy psychopaths, flip-flopping between Morelli and Ranger, LOTS of junk food ... And even though I know the formula, I can't pass them up. This was a great book for in between serious books.

Jun 26, 2013

Absolutely loved this book!

electrica May 13, 2013

Better than the last but, not as good as the books in the start of the series. I still have to read them. Ha ha!

Apr 23, 2013

I love the Stephanie Plum series, but this one was kind of 'eh' for me. It kept me engaged, but didn't thrill me like some of her previous books have. The one thing I am DYING to know is who Stephanie ends up choosing! Morelli all the way, cupcake!

Apr 11, 2013

A guilty pleasure. Reading for just the fun of it.

Apr 03, 2013

was my first book of the serie. enjoyable a n easy read. the grandma is funny . but really these girls , are they real ....a bit too much blowing of cars etc. but OK .

Apr 01, 2013

Enjoyable, quick read. Agree with marilynnebooks, Evanovich needs to quit dragging out the romances, make a decision!

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