By Janet Evanovich
(St. Martin's Paperbacks, Mass Market Paperback, 9780312383312, 352pp.)
Publication Date: June 21, 2011
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Trenton, New Jersey, bounty hunter Stephanie Plum has inherited a “lucky” bottle from her Uncle Pip. Problem is, Uncle Pip didn’t specify if the bottle brought good luck or bad luck….
Vinnie, of Vincent Plum Bail Bonds, has run up a gambling debt of $786,000 with mobster Bobby Sunflower and is being held until the cash can be produced.
Being in the business of tracking down people, Stephanie, office manager Connie, and file clerk Lula have an advantage in finding Vinnie.
Finding a safe place to hide Vinnie turns out to be harder than raising $786,000. Not even local stoner Walter “Moon Man” Dunphy is up to the task.
Between a bonds office yard sale, Mooner’s Hobbit-Con charity event, and Uncle Pip’s lucky bottle, they just might raise enough money to save the business, and Vinnie, from ruin.
Saving Vincent Plum Bail Bonds means Stephanie can keep her job as a bounty hunter—and keep hunting down a man wanted for polygamy, a turnpike toilet paper bandit, and a drug dealer with a pet alligator named Mr. Jingles.
Being a bounty hunter comes with its perks, namely Trenton’s hottest cop, Joe Morelli, and the dark and dangerous security expert, Ranger. With any luck at all, Uncle Pip’s lucky bottle will have Stephanie getting lucky—the only question is…with whom?
Sizzling Sixteen…so hot, the pages might spontaneously combust!
Janet Evanovich is the author of the Stephanie Plum books, including One for the Money and Two for the Dough, and the Diesel & Tucker series, including Wicked Appetite. Janet studied painting at Douglass College, but that art form never quite fit, and she soon moved on to writing stories. She didn’t have instant success: she collected a big box of rejection letters. As she puts it, “When the box was full I burned the whole damn thing, crammed myself into pantyhose and went to work for a temp agency.” But after a few months of secretarial work, she managed to sell her first novel for $2,000. She immediately quit her job and started working full-time as a writer. After 12 romance novels, she switched to mystery, and created Stephanie Plum. The rest is history. Janet’s favorite exercise is shopping, and her drug of choice is Cheeze Doodles. She and her husband live in New Hampshire, in house with a view of the Connecticut River Valley.
When the Garden State's seediest crooks skip bail, it's up to lingerie buyer-turned-bounty hunter Stephanie Plum to track 'em down. Novelist Janet Evanovich sets her best-selling satirical thrillers in Trenton, N.J., a city Evanovich remembers from her youth. More at NPR.org
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Blockbuster author Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum novels are:
—St. Louis Post Dispatch
“HOT AND SASSY.”
—The Boston Herald
“A PLUM PICK.”
“OFF BEAT AND HILARIOUS.”
—Romantic Times BOOKreviews
“HIGHLY ENJOYABLE…WHO CAN RESIST?”
“ A GOOD TIME.”
—New York Daily News
“AS ENTERTAINING AS EVER.”
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