Visions of Sugar Plums
A Stephanie Plum Holiday Novel
By Janet Evanovich
(St. Martin's Paperbacks, Mass Market Paperback, 9780312986346, 192pp.)
Publication Date: November 17, 2003
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It's five days before Christmas and things are not looking merry for Fugitive Apprehension Agent Stephanie Plum. She hasn't got a tree. She hasn't bought any presents. The malls are jam-packed with staggering shoppers. There's not a twinkle light anywhere to be seen in her apartment-and there's a strange man in her kitchen.
Sure, this has happened to Stephanie Plum before. But this guy is different. He's mysterious, sexy-and has his own agenda. His name is Diesel, and he's on a mission. The question is, what does he want with her? Can he help her find a little old toy maker who has skipped out on his bail right before Christmas? Can he survive the Plum family holiday dinner? Can he get Stephanie a tree that doesn't look like it was grown next to a nuclear power plant? These questions and more are keeping Stephanie awake at night. Not to mention the fact that she needs to find a bunch of nasty elves, her sister Valerie has a Christmas "surprise" for the Plums, her niece Mary Alice doesn't believe in Santa anymore, and Grandma Mazur has a new stud muffin. So bring out the plastic reindeer, strap on your jingle bells, and get ready to celebrate the holidays-Jersey style.
Bestselling author Janet Evanovich is the recipient of the Crime Writers Association's John Creasy Memorial, Last Laugh, and Silver Dagger awards, as well as the Left Coast Crime's Lefty award, and is the two-time recipient of the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association's Dilys award. She lives in New Hampshire, where she is at work on her next Stephanie Plum novel.
"A hilarious holiday novella...an unexpected treat that leaves you wanting more." -Chicago Tribune
"A sugar plum for Christmas, indeed...a Plum-crazy Christmas classic." -Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"May become a literary equivalent of It's A Wonderful Life...a warm, fuzzy wending despite the occasional explosion, smoldering plastic Santa, and rampaging elf." -Boston Globe
"A topnotch read...a cure-all for the blues no matter what the season." -The Oakland Press
"[A] special holiday treat." -The State (Columbia, SC)