Eleven on Top
By Janet Evanovich
(St. Martin's Paperbacks, Mass Market Paperback, 9780312985349, 368pp.)
Publication Date: June 20, 2006
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Stephanie Plum is thinking her career as a fugitive apprehension agent has run its course. She's been shot at, spat at, cussed at, fire-bombed, mooned, and attacked by dogs. Stephanie thinks it's time for a change. So she quits. She wants something safe and normal. But the kind of trouble she had at the bail bonds office can't compare to the kind of trouble she finds herself facing now…
Stephanie is stalked by a maniac returned from the grave for the sole purpose of putting her into a burial plot of her own. He's killed before, and he'll kill again if given the chance. Caught between staying far away from the bounty hunter business and staying alive, Stephanie reexamines her life and the possibility that being a bounty hunter is the solution rather than the problem. After disturbingly brief careers at the button factory, Kan Klean Dry Cleaners, and Cluck-in-a-Bucket, Stephanie takes an office position in security, working for Ranger, the sexiest, baddest bounty hunter and businessman on two continents. Tempers and temperatures rise as competition ratchets up between the two men in her life--her on-again, off-again boyfriend, tough Trenton cop Joe Morelli, and her boss, Ranger. Can Stephanie Plum take the heat? Can you?
Janet Evanovich is the author of the Stephanie Plum books, including One for the Money and Sizzling Sixteen, 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.
"The jokes, comic bits, and funny scenes come fast and furious."--Kirkus Reviews
"A highly entertaining story that should delight readers of Evanovich's earlier Plum novels and win even more fans."--Associated Press
"If you haven't discovered this very funny series, go out and get the first book, One for the Money--and then be prepared to gobble the next 10."--Salt Lake Tribune
"The outrageous and uproarious humor in the Plum books never wavers, and the fun is nonstop. " --RT BOOKclub Magazine
"This series will provide slapstick comedy for your head that will make you laugh until your ribs ache."--Kingston Observer
"As always, Evanovich writes a hilarious book…with lots of scary moments and an exciting climax…first rate."--Record Courier (Kent, OH)
"The fun in Eleven on Top is extended to all phases of Stephanie's life…finding out what is most important to this sexy woman, will lead you down a path filled with tongue-in-cheek humor, that may have you laughing out loud. The surprise ending will amaze you…an unmistakable writing style that is sure to please once again."--Shelf Life