There are Ranger Babes and Morelli Cupcakes. I'm a Ranger Babe, which is one reason I enjoyed Janet Evanovich's latest Stephanie Plum novel, Finger Lickin' Fifteen. And, I thought it was the funniest book of the series since one of the early ones when Grandma Mazur blew up a funeral home.
When Lulu witnesses a murder, she becomes a larger than life target. Although the two killers easily decapitated a celebrity chef, they can't catch Lulu. They can make her life, and, therefore, Stephanie's, miserable with shootings and firebombs, but that's no worse than Stephanie's usual life as a bail bond enforcement agent. It's Lulu's attempt at barbeque, coupled with her partnership with Grandma Mazur, that could drive Stephanie crazy.
Since Stephanie and Morelli are in their off again stage of their relationship, it's easy for her to agree to take a job for Ranger for a while. He asks her to go undercover to help him find the person who is using his business to break into houses and businesses. And, of course, it's Ranger. She just might want to go undercover for another reason, particularly with Morelli temporarily out of the picture.
Once again, cars are exploding, and criminals running from Stephanie. But, put Lulu and Grandma together with propane and matches, and Finger Lickin' Fifteen is explosively funny.
Janet Evanovich's website is www.evanovich.com
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Finger Lickin' Fifteen by Janet Evanovich. St. Martin's Press, ©2009. ISBN 9780312383282 (hardcover), 320p.
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