Thursday, July 14, 2011
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
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.
Posted by Tina at 4:15 PM