Thursday, July 14, 2011

Cozy Time: Finger Licking Fifteen by Janet Evanovich

Author: Janet Evanovich
Publisher/ Format: St. Martin's Press, paperback, 308 pages
   also Audio: BBC Audiobooks America, 6 hrs, 18 min
Narrator: Lorelei King

Year of publication: 2009
Subject: fun and mayhem - capturing bail skippers

Setting: New Jersey burbs
Series: Stephanie Plum Novels
Genre: mystery
Source: public library Overdrive download
Rating 4 of 5
Recommended?: Oh yes.

It's been years since I read any of these fun stories about the incredible (mis)adventures of bail bondsman (or chaser of those who skip out) Stephanie Plum. The usual cast of characters reigns: retired "WO" Lula, crazy nutso Grandma Mazur, Joe Morelli the stud muffin cop, Ranger the dark and mysterious alternate stud and knight in black clothes, and the normal collection of abnormal, less than brainy clients of Stephanie's uncle Vinnie the bail bondsman.

Nothing really new, but it was so easy to slip back into the hood and enjoy the current episode of unusual and hilarious antics. Stephanie's mom is still making pot roast and stuffed cabbage, her family is still fighting over the single bathroom and cars still manage to be totalled with appalling regularity. The mental picture of Lula's butt being stuck in the real window of Ranger's Porsche was worth the entire read.

I "ear-read" this one while working out in the pool, and several people swam over to ask what on earth I was chuckling about. I think I should get a commission from Amazon and Overdrive for the number of water-proof Ipod armbands I sold that day, and the number of new library users signed up.

If you've never read Evanovich, you must. If you're a regular fan, this one shouldn't disappoint, and if, like me, you've been away for awhile, get back on the horse. Life's too short to waste these laughs.


  1. I just bought this book today! I've read most of her other and can't wait to read this one!

  2. I love Grandma Mazur...but I need something more, something new, to have me pick up this series again.

  3. This one was the last one I read and thought Lula and Grandma were just hysterical with their bbq efforts. Unfortunately, the rest of the book is the same old, same old. At some point, I'm sure I'll get around to the 2 new ones, just not in a hurry. Glad you enjoyed this one, Tina!


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