Janet Evanovich

Twisted Twenty-Six

Janet Evanovich

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Twisted Twenty-Six Stephanie Plum #26 Mystery Kindle 312 pages https://www.evanovich.com/twisted-twenty-six/

How far will Stephanie Plum go to protect the one person who means the most to her? The stakes have never been higher in this latest adventure from #1 New York Times bestselling author Janet Evanovich.

Grandma Mazur, Stephanie Plum’s favorite family member and occasional partner in crime, has decided to get married again – this time to a local gangster named Jimmy Rosolli. If Stephanie has her doubts about this marriage, she doesn’t have to worry for long, because the groom drops dead of a heart attack 45 minutes after saying, “I do.”   

A sad day for Grandma Mazur turns into something far more dangerous when Jimmy’s former “business partners” are convinced that his new widow is keeping the keys to a financial windfall all to herself. But the one thing these wise guys didn’t count on was the widow’s bounty hunter granddaughter, who’ll do anything to save her.

Stephanie Plum has made a career of tracking down bad guys, but this time some of the worst people in all of New Jersey are coming after the most important person in her life – and she’s the only thing standing in their way.

Look Alive Twenty-Five

Janet Evanovich

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Look Alive Twenty-Five Stephanie Plum #25 Mystery Kindle 317 pages https://www.evanovich.com/look-alive-twenty-five/

Nothing’s more Jersey than a good delicatessen. And if you’re visiting Trenton, you can’t do better than the Red River Deli.

The coleslaw’s edible and the oil in the deep fryer gets changed—eventually. It’s a tribute to quality management, but that’s now in jeopardy because the last three managers have vanished. The only clue in each disappearance is one shoe left behind.

Stephanie Plum, Jersey girl and bounty hunter extraordinaire, is stepping into the manager’s shoes…well, shoe. The hottest detective on the force, Stephanie’s boyfriend, Joe Morelli, is running down clues, and the always mysterious Ranger is sticking to Stephanie like pork roll to an egg sandwich.

If Stephanie intends to avoid disappearing and hold on to 100 percent of her footwear, she has to do more than man the potato salad—she needs to find out who took the previous victims.  Each disappearance leads to more questions, but with Stephanie and Lula running the deli, the most pressing question remains: How many “l”s in salmonella?

Hardcore Twenty-Four

Janet Evanovich

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Hardcore Twenty-Four Stephanie Plum #24 Mystery Kindle 296 pages https://www.evanovich.com/hardcore-twenty-four/

Trouble comes in bunches for Stephanie Plum. First, professional grave robber and semi-professional loon Simon Diggery won’t let her take him in until she agrees to care for his boa constrictor, Ethel. Stephanie’s main qualification for babysitting an extremely large snake is that she owns a stun gun—whether that’s for use on the wandering serpent or the petrified neighbors remains to be seen.

Events take a dark turn when headless bodies start appearing across town. Initially it’s just corpses from a funeral home and the morgue that have had the heads removed. But when a homeless man is murdered and dumped behind a church, Stephanie knows that she’s the only one with a prayer of catching this killer.

If all that’s not enough, Diesel’s back in town. The six-foot-tall, blond-haired hunk is a man who accepts no limits—that includes locked doors, closed windows, and underwear. Trenton’s hottest cop, Joe Morelli, isn’t pleased at this unexpected arrival, nor is Ranger, the high-powered security consultant who has his own plans for Stephanie.

As usual, Jersey’s favorite bounty hunter is stuck in the middle with more questions than answers. What’s the deal with Grandma Mazur’s latest online paramour? Who is behind the startling epidemic of mutilated corpses? And is the enigmatic Diesel’s sudden appearance a coincidence or the cause of recent deadly events?

Turbo Twenty-Three

Janet Evanovich

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Turbo Twenty-Three Stephanie Plum #23 Mystery Kindle 344 pages https://www.evanovich.com/turbo-twenty-three/

Larry Virgil skipped out on his court date after he was arrested for hijacking an eighteen-wheeler full of premium bourbon. Fortunately for bounty hunter Stephanie Plum, Larry is just stupid enough to try same crime again. Only this time he flees the scene, leaving behind a freezer truck loaded with ice cream and a dead body — frozen solid and covered in chocolate and chopped pecans.  Stephanie’s mentor and occasional employer, Ranger, needs her to go undercover at the ice cream factory to find out who’s putting employees on ice and sabotaging the business. It’s going to be hard for Stephanie to keep her hands off the ice cream, and even harder for her to keep her hands off Ranger. It’s also going to be hard to explain to Trenton’s hottest cop, Joe Morelli, why she’s spending late nights with Ranger, late nights with Lula and Randy Briggs—who are naked and afraid—and late nights keeping tabs on Grandma Mazur and her new fella. Steph has a lot on her plate, but these are the kinds of sweet assignments she does best.

Tricky Twenty-Two

Janet Evanovich

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Tricky Twenty-Two Stephanie Plum #22 Mystery Kindle 287 pages https://www.evanovich.com/tricky-twenty-two/

Stephanie Plum might not be the world’s greatest bounty hunter, but she knows when she’s being played. Ken Globovic (AKA Gobbles), hailed as the The Supreme Exalted Zoo Keeper of the animal house known as Zeta fraternity, has been arrested for beating up the dean of students at Kiltman College.  Gobbles has missed his court date and gone into hiding.  People have seen him on campus, but no one will talk.  Things just aren’t adding up, and Stephanie can’t shake the feeling that something funny is going on at the college—and it’s not just Zeta fraternity pranks.

As much as people love Gobbles, they hate Doug Linken.  When Linken is gunned down in his backyard it’s good riddance, and the list of possible murder suspects is long. The only people who care about finding Linken’s killer are Trenton cop Joe Morelli, who has been assigned the case, security expert Ranger, who was hired to protect Linken, and Stephanie, who has her eye on a cash prize and hopefully has some tricks up her sleeve.

Top Secret Twenty-One

Janet Evanovich

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Top Secret Twenty-One Stephanie Plum #21 Mystery Kindle 354 pages https://www.evanovich.com/top-secret-twenty-one/

Stephanie Plum has just one job lined up – tracking down Jimmy Poletti, car-dealer and all-round scumbag.  Problem is he’s on the run, and silencing his former colleagues one bullet at a time.  Plum is going to need bait to bring him in.  Bait like Poletti’s ex-bookkeeper, Randy Briggs: a three-foot-tall magnet for bored housewives and rocket-propelled grenades.

To make things worse, there’s a one-eyed Russian assassin who’s out to get revenge on Ranger, Stephanie’s part-time temptation and full-time protector. Who is the one-eyed Russian and what’s his connection to the former special forces operative?  Afraid that’s top secret.

Takedown Twenty

Janet Evanovich

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Takedown Twenty Stephanie Plum #20 Mystery Kindle 354 pages https://www.evanovich.com/takedown-twenty/

Stephanie is angry. Someone is killing old women and leaving them in dumpsters, and she’s willing to risk the wrath of the local police by investigating behind their backs. And to top that, her latest bounty is the town’s much-beloved mobster, “Uncle Sunny” Sunucchi.

Stephanie doesn’t mind (that much) that the local Godfather is her boyfriend Morelli’s actual godfather -– but since they are almost her in-laws, she could do with the Family not trying to kill her for a while…

Notorious Nineteen

Janet Evanovich

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Notorious Nineteen Stephanie Plum #19 Mystery Kindle 322 pages https://www.evanovich.com/notorious-nineteen/

Tracking down a multi-million-dollar fraudster who somehow walked out of the hospital after major surgery should be easy, right? Problem is Stephanie’s got more pressing work: her unbearably handsome mentor Ranger has been getting death threats from a fellow ex-Special Forces operative, and he’s going to need her help to track the killer down.

Between her attraction to Ranger and the killer’s determination, Plum will be lucky if she makes it through the week…

Explosive Eighteen

Janet Evanovich

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Explosive Eighteen Stephanie Plum #18 Mystery Kindle 354 pages https://www.evanovich.com/explosive-eighteen/

After a holiday from hell, Stephanie’s heading back to New Jersey and life as a bounty hunter. Just her luck, the man in the seat next to her was brutally murdered on their layover, and she may hold the key to his death.

With both the fake FBI and the real FBI on her tail, not to mention sometimes-boyfriend Morelli and more-than-a-mentor Ranger, Stephanie’s beginning to wonder if she might need another holiday…

Smokin’ Seventeen

Janet Evanovich

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Smokin’ Seventeen Stephanie Plum #17 Mystery Kindle 353 pages https://www.evanovich.com/smokin-seventeen/

Stephanie is running out of time. The bond office where  she works has been burned down. Dead bodies have been showing up on the construction site. No one knows why,  or who’s responsible – but it’s clear Stephanie’s name is on the killer’s list.

And to make a bad situation worse, co and boyfriend Joe Morelli’s grandmother has put “the eye” on Stephanie.  Now she has a pimple the size of Mount Vesuvius and her hormones are in overdrive.