Twelve Sharp (Mass Market Paperbound)

By Janet Evanovich

St. Martin's Press, 9780312349530, 339pp.

Publication Date: June 19, 2007



"Welcome to Trenton, New Jersey, where bounty hunter Stephanie Plum's life is about to implode in ""Jane""t Evanovich's wildest, hottest novel yet "
While chasing down the usual cast of miscreants and weirdos, Stephanie discovers that a crazed woman is stalking her.

The woman dresses in black, carries a 9mm Glock, and has a bad attitude and a mysterious connection to dark and dangerous Carlos Manoso street name, Ranger.

The action turns deadly serious, and Stephanie goes from hunting skips to hunting a murderer.

Ranger needs Stephanie for more reasons than he can say. And now, the two are working together to find a killer, rescue a missing child, and stop a lunatic from raising the body count. When Stephanie Plum and Ranger get too close for comfort, vice cop Joe Morelli (her on-again, off-again boyfriend) steps in. Will the ticking clock stop at the stroke of twelve or will a stranger in the wind find a way to stop Stephanie Plum forever? Filled with Janet Evanovich's trademark action, nonstop adventure, and sharp humor, "Twelve Sharp" shows why her novels have been called "hot stuff" ("The New York Times"), and Evanovich herself "the master" ("San Francisco Examiner").

About the Author

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 a dozen 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.

Praise For Twelve Sharp

Praise for the New York Times bestseller TWELVE SHARP:
 "Who can resist?...highly enjoyable."--Chicago Tribune
"Easily Evanovich's best Plum novel in years."--The Times of Trenton
"Expect a good time."--New York Daily News
 "The perfect partner to take to the beach: There's excitement, comedy, romance and sex...and you don't even have to buy them lunch." --Montreal Gazette
"Lots of sharp dialogue, plenty of comic mayhem, and just enough smoldering moments."
--Detroit Free Press
"Laugh and reach for a margarita...just about the perfect beach book."--Cleveland Plain Dealer
"The mixture of slapstick and gunplay that has put Evanovich's series about a sassy, less than competent New Jersey bounty hunter at the top of bestseller lists once again works its magic in Twelve Sharp."--Publishers Weekly
"Evanovich keeps the antics of Stephanie and her wacky cohorts hilarious, fast-paced and vastly appealing."--Romantic Times BOOKreviews