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Notorious Nineteen (Stephanie Plum #19)

3.87  ·  Rating Details  ·  46,512 Ratings  ·  4,814 Reviews
New Jersey bounty hunter Stephanie Plum is certain of three truths: People don’t just vanish into thin air. Never anger old people. And don’t do what Tiki tells you to do.

After a slow summer of chasing low-level skips for her cousin Vinnie’s bail bonds agency, Stephanie Plum finally lands an assignment that could put her checkbook back in the black. Geoffrey Cubbin, facin
Hardcover, 302 pages
Published November 20th 2012 by Headline Book Publishing (first published January 1st 2012)
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Nov 10, 2012 Caitlin rated it really liked it
I don't understand why everyone is complaining about the formatting of the books. They are cupcakes for the brain; we know it, Janet knows it, so stop expecting a gourmet meal. Sometimes you just need a funny little fluffer-nutter of a book to rip through in 90 minutes flat and then promptly forget. I will impatiently buy this book in hardcover, love it, and leave it to the maelstrom of eager female family members.
Feb 21, 2013 Marie rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2013
September 19th, 2012: Please, PLEASE let this be the last book. At this point I'm only reading out of loyalty, and because I want to see who Stephanie ends up with. With the same jokes and the same back-and-forth between Morelli and Ranger, I'm definitely ready to say goodbye to this series. Even though it should have ended several books ago, when it's finally over I'll look back on it fondly for what it used to be.

January 26th, 2013: Just finished reading this and it was SO much better than the
Renee Roz
Jun 22, 2013 Renee Roz rated it liked it
on the list only because i've invested more than enough of my time on this series...what's a few more hours??? will stephanie finally decide? not a chance in hell. and i really think it's time to let go of the whole "Morelli/Ranger/Stephanie sexual tension" nonsense. that went away about 7 books ago - now it's just sexual stupidity, with a side of slut. but who am i to judge. but honestly, that theme is older than grandma mazur for crying out loud - give us a new character or something to care a ...more
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2.5 stars. I started this book with a lot of hope. But ultimately, it was the same as the earlier books. This book is not great. It is more of the same, but it does have a few laugh out loud moments. I feel like I should explain where I am coming from on this series. I don’t happily or easily give this book a low rating. The Stephanie Plum series now has 19 regular novels and several “in between” novellas. The first book was publishe
More of the same. Time for a bit of growth and decisions.
Nov 22, 2012 Claudia rated it liked it
Second Review
All though I love the series, and this book was no less funny, I was waiting for something different. It is finally time for change, Stephanie has to finally decide who wants to have a relationship with.

First review
I have loved this series from the start. I have read all eighteen books and I can wait to read Notorious Nineteen.

Chapter One had me laughing out loud, good thing I was home. With this series you have to carefully choose where you are going to read, because people are goi
Dec 05, 2012 Chy rated it it was ok
I hate myself. Not because I read this book. No, see, it's more like the fact that I read this book is evidence that I obviously hate myself.

No growth. No change. I don't really expect either of those things to happen, but I keep hoping.

And as much as I hate myself for admitting it, Stephanie Plum stuffing a body into a car trunk is still funny. None of the rest of the reoccuring themes are still funny, but I did laugh at that one. I'm sure it wasn't all to do with the beer. (And it won't be fun
Nov 25, 2012 Lynn rated it it was amazing
Just a note: I totally LOVE the fact that Stephanie has BOTH Ranger and Morelli in her life! Personally, I never want her to choose just one to be "involved" with! I think it would destroy much of what makes this series work so well! I love the interplay and tension...

Although I read this book on the date of release (as always with an Evanovich "Plum" release!), am just now getting to post my review.
I was a bit disappointed in what I considered to be a lack of details about Grandma Mazur's under
Ivonne Rovira
Dec 30, 2012 Ivonne Rovira rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: no one I liked
I hadn't yet been reading the Audible Audio Edition of Notorious Nineteen for eight minutes when bounty hunter Stephanie Plum's latest car gratuitously gets blown up. I should have realized that that was an omen.

It's all gotten so hackneyed. The exploding cars, the eternal tug between sexy and dangerous Joe Morelli and sexier and more dangerous Ranger, the slapstick apprehension attempts. Lula and Grandma Mazur, both of whom used to be comically eccentric, have now descended into idiocy. Really
Feb 15, 2013 Brandie rated it it was amazing
These are my go to happy books! Never let them end.
Jan 02, 2013 Ariel rated it it was ok
There is no reason to review the plot because at this point it never changes. I think it was Hard Eight where Stephanie finally sleeps with Ranger that the series jumped the shark. The real mystery is why I keep reading this drivel. Another mystery I ponder is how Evanovich gets away with selling books that are basically paint by number. This is mind crack and I need to quit my addiction. Is it too much to hope that book twenty will finally resolve some things. Please? It's enough to drive this ...more

3 Ho-Hum stars! Pick me Joe, pick me!!! I want you!!! Ranger can have Stephanie! Just let this end already!

A few funny moments, but it's basically the same old stuff. Unfortunately it's my need to know who Stephanie ends up with that keeps me coming back to this series. I love Joe, but now I'm starting to wonder how dumb he might be. I think he's been shot one too many times. Stephanie's not all that great and he keeps coming back for more abuse from her. He seems to like getting dumped by her a
Jac (For Love and Books)
Last year when I discovered the Stephanie Plum books, I read the first twelve in 8 days! I was in love, I couldn't get enough. Now, I'm just reading because I feel obligated and for the most part? I'm not even really enjoying them.

Character development stopped at least five books ago, with nothing new or unexpected since then. The whole Ranger/Steph/Morelli bit is getting really old, and to be honest the only reason I'm still reading is waiting for one of them to pick! (At this point, I'd even b
Dec 26, 2012 Blossom rated it liked it
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Jul 27, 2012 Tori marked it as to-read
I am so over this series, I don't know why I bother to continue reading these books. Oh yeah, I just remembered. Ranger and Morelli. At least I've wised up enough to get them from the library.
Oct 07, 2013 Haley added it
i need to re-read this series!! and think with a clear head instaed of a team ranger one lol

Nov 03, 2012 Sari rated it it was amazing
i could read one of her books every day. like ice cream for my brain.
Lori McD
2 - maybe 2.5 stars
Recommendation: If you want to read this book DO NOT BUY IT. Get it from your library or a friend. It's simply not worth the money.

Hmmm... In books 16 & 17, Stephanie walked the wild side, with uninhibited language and sex; lots of rude, crude, crass, and over-the-top, even for Stephanie Plum. In book 18, it took forever to get the story of what really happened in Hawaii - especially between Ranger and Morelli. And the story left us hanging - me with the idea that Steph wa
Amanda Jensen
Jan 26, 2013 Amanda Jensen rated it it was amazing
Read the first few pages and I am hooked already! Stephanie & ladies still shock me and keep me laughing! Ready for the book to come out already!!
Mal Warwick
Jan 14, 2013 Mal Warwick rated it liked it
Enough, Already! An Open Letter to Janet Evanovich

Dear Janet (if I may be so bold),

Maybe it’s me, but I doubt that. After you’ve written — what is it? 50? 51? — novels all told, I think you’re losing steam. Notorious Nineteen is, of course, the 19th in your Stephanie Plum series, and it shows. Here are a few of the most prominent signs:

Not one but two cars Stephanie is driving are blown up;
Lula consumes at least 8,000 calories of junk food in a single day;
Ranger rescues Stephanie from imminent d
Feb 13, 2013 Robin rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I swear Evanovich is using auto-complete to write these mysteries. Here's what's happening after 20 pages or so: Stephanie's car gets blown-up, Lula is called fat by two characters, Stephanie's mother makes fried chicken and chocolate cake (and drinks "iced tea"), and Stephanie says "Get a grip!" twice. Sound familiar? They should; all have all happened or been said in the last, oh, 19 books or so. Time for a change! The only thing keeping me going with this book is I'm listening to it and Lorel ...more
Oct 17, 2012 Stacy marked it as to-read
Steph has been juggling the same two guys for 19+ years. By my calculations, this hottie crew is pushing 50! Janet, put us out if our misery and make her choose one and settle down already ;-)
Dec 20, 2012 Carrie rated it really liked it
Let's be honest. If you've read one Stephanie Plum book, you've basically read them all. The general plot points are always the same. Stephanie and Lula go out roaming the streets looking for skips. The skips always manage to escape, so Stephanie and Lula resort to eating chicken and donuts. Undoubtedly, Stephanie's car somehow always manages to get blown up. Since Stephanie never has any food at her own apartment, her mother makes dinner and drinks her special "iced tea" simply to make it throu ...more
Nov 24, 2012 Jess rated it it was ok
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I gave this one 2.5 stars. Honestly, I don't know what to say. There were a few moments that I laughed at something in the plot line but overall I found my mind drifting off and wondering who would play the next Ranger in a Stephanie Plum movie.

To summarize this story... it will be difficult so hold on: Stephanie's car blows up, her and Lula eat junk food, someone calls Lula fat, Steph flip flops between Ranger and Morelli, psychos come after Steph, and her grandmother causes havoc somewhere.

An extra fun outing for Stephanie and the gang! This one seemed even more hilarious than some of the past adventures. There was a segment of several pages near the end which I could barely read because I was laughing so hard. The main mystery took quite an interesting turn. Going back to the comedic element, Janet Evanovich reached new heights with a twist in the saga of burning/exploding vehicles.
Oct 23, 2012 Rhonda is currently reading it
I have been hooked from the start. I can not get tired of them. I have never been able to just bust out laughing while reading a book until I found them. Janet evanovich is best author EVER!!!!! In my opinion anyway....
Duchess Nicole
I keep reading this series... Even while I'm reading it and getting more and more bored and frustrated, I just keep reading. Why do I do this? I'm not really sure, except for the fact that I'm ever hopeful that Stephanie will finally make up her mind between Ranger and Morelli. I'm fairly certain the end choice will be Morelli, if only because his life is more conducive to marriage and family, but I WANT it to be Ranger. Ranger seems to respect Stephanie. He trusts her to work for him (even thou ...more
Dec 29, 2012 Magda rated it did not like it
Oh dear Janet, we love Stephanie Plum, but its getting harder and harder to keep shelling out $32.99 for each new book. The latest, Notorious Nineteen is soooooo lame. Let me list my objections, and remember I have been buying and reading the books since they began in the 80's. Sigh. First I pick up the book and it looks to have about a hundred printed words on each page - I know I am getting older but the font doesn't have to be that big! I am suspicious immediately that Janet may not have much ...more
Jill Furedy
Dec 04, 2012 Jill Furedy rated it liked it
After book 18, I was pretty frustrated with this series. I had wanted some growth or decision making, etc as do many fans who are seeing a fun series grow stale. For some reason this one didn't frustrate me quite as badly. Learning a bit about Ranger's background helped, though we really didn't learn much. Chasing naked guys is par for the course with Stephanie by now, but she and Lulu chasing him while they were also naked was kinda funny. The usual random quirky guy was a man and his Tiki this ...more
Stephanie bumbles here way through another one. In this book, Stephanie's dad actually speaks a few sentences, and Lula uses the name Tallulah - wonder if this is really her full name. And Stephanie was surfing pinterest! Although I laugh my way through the books, it's time for the series to end. What used to be cute when Stephanie's mom snuck a nip or two when her daughter told her something outrageous she had done has now morphed into references of her mom drinking "ice tea" throughout the day ...more
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Round Lake Librar...: Meeting Alert!!! 2 3 Dec 24, 2013 05:18AM  
Who shoots Joe? 2 51 Dec 15, 2013 03:57PM  
Round Lake Librar...: November 19th is rolling up like a Carpet with a body in it! 5 4 Nov 19, 2013 12:36PM  
What are your predictions for Notorious Nineteen? 7 102 Oct 04, 2013 11:42PM  
it will not end 19 140 Sep 09, 2013 06:28AM  
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“Grandma was wearing a blond Marilyn Monroe wig, a hot pink tank top, black Pilates pants, and black kitten heels. She looked like the senior version of an inflatable sex toy doll that needed more air.” 12 likes
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