I haven't been able to get enough of Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series! In September, I read the fifth one in the series, High Five. Here's the summary from Goodreads:
Her Uncle Fred has
disappeared. A body turns up in a garbage bag. She’s got a nasty bookie
following her around town. Grandma Mazur has her hands on the stun gun.
Stephanie can’t keep a car for more than forty-eight hours. Two men are
trying to get her into bed. She has nothing to wear to the Mafia
wedding. And there’s an angry little man (don’t call him a dwarf!) who
won’t leave her apartment.
Bail jumping in Trenton is down to
small potatoes. Stephanie’s only open case is a small bond for a small
violation, committed by a small person who raises Stephanie’s
frustration level in big ways. So short of money and long on bills,
Stephanie comes up with a plan-–diversify! Signing on as an intern with
entrepreneurial Super Bounty Hunter Ranger, Stephanie ventures into
Ranger’s mostly morally correct and marginally legal operations.
of this makes vice cop Joe Morelli a happy man. The cop in him can’t
help but wonder as to the source of Stephanie’s expensive new cars. And
the rest of him, the man who’s been friend and lover to Stephanie, can’t
help but wonder if there’s more to the partnership than meets the eye.
internship is downgraded to second priority when Uncle Fred goes
missing. Even though Grandma Mazur is sure he was abducted by aliens,
Stephanie sets out to look for Fred. He’s a perfectly average senior
citizen, and he’s disappeared without a trace while running errands.
He’s left his ten-year-old Pontiac station wagon locked up nice and neat
in the Grand Union parking lot, the cleaning is carefully arranged on
the back seat, and his wife is at home, waiting for him to return with
the bread and the milk and the olive loaf bologna. Locked in the top
drawer of his desk are photos of a body, dismembered and stuffed into a
garbage bag. And locked away in the computer files of a another average
citizen are the clues that will lead Stephanie to Fred.
The fourth novel in this series, Four to Score, was a little disappointing for me, but my faith in the series was reinstated with High Five. I was on the edge of my seat for at least half of this novel, and laughing the other half. The storyline and plot in High Five is very solid and exciting. I definitely recommend this book in the series!
Here's where I'm at with my page goals:
High Five by Janet Evanovich
Page Goal: 15,903/15,000
Stay tuned--I'll be posting The Sunday Post vlog this upcoming Sunday, December 2nd! :)