Ten Big Ones (Stephanie Plum #10)
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She's accidentally destroyed a dozen cars. She's a target for every psycho and miscreant this side of the Jersey Turnpike. Her mother's convinced she'll end up de...more
In terms of this particular book, I was getting a little frustrated with Steph's beha...more
This book finds Stephanie losing yet another car to a fire bombing incident... She is then the target for a local gang and must find a place to hide until sh...more
I think this book, tenth in the series, is where the series really starts to falter....more
Janet Evanovich is the hottest author in America, and her Stephanie Plum novels have taken the nation by storm!1 New York Times 1 Wall Street Journal 1 Los Angeles Times 1 Entertainment Weekly 1 Publishers Weekly
She's accidentally destroyed a dozen cars. She's a target for every psycho and miscreant this side of the Jersey Turnpike. Her mother's convinced she'll end up dead . . . or worse, without a man. She's Stephanie Plum, and she kicks butt for a living (well, she thinks it sounds good to...more
It wasn't my fault.
Cupcake, it's never your fault.
Sometimes it felt like Ranger could look you in the eye and know all the stuff that was inside your head. It was a little unnerving, but it saved a lot of time since talk wasn't necessary.
Half the time I'm hap...more
Vulgar language at times? Yes, but this was balanced with Sally's efforts to clean up his language with a snap of his elastic wrist band and other characters who were obviously substituting milder expletives when pushed to their limits.
Why did I like it? It was funny! Stephanie's family and friends were so over-the-edge in their behavior that they seemed like real people. They could laugh at themselves. If you met Ste...more
Stephanie manages to get herself in deep this time with the gangs of Trento...more
As usual, the characters are lively and interesting, the plot i...more
It begins as an innocent trip to the deli-mart, on a quest for nachos. But Stephanie Plum and her partner, Lula, are clearly in the wrong place at the wrong time. A robbery leads to an explosion,...more
Stephanie Plum is a bounty hunter from Jersey, and not a particularly good one. She claims that trouble follows her, and though there is truth to that, she tends to make reckless decisions, like going into gang territory trying to ID a gang member after witnessing a robbery. While I often want to throttle her for these moves, it would not be a very in...more
We're a fan of the whole Evanovich bounty hunter Stephanie Plum series. When we in the past read a few too many of her stories too close to each other, they all started to run together and the fun wore off. But we had to wait awhile for "Ten", which to us finds Plum back in good (and funny) form, with her usual problems bringing in her bond skippers despite help from her friend and co-worker Lulu. Sister Valerie and her family, including the...more
I'm a relative latecomer to actually reading the Plum books. I read the first one years ago, but I think Grandma Mazur struck a little too close to home, where we had our own brand of eccentric old lady living with us. I managed to release almost all the numbers, but didn't read any of them.
Then Bumma, our own dear live-in grandma (who was more likely to tote a book than a gun, but still could confabulate even the...more
Ten Big Ones was a simple story that didn't tie in to one of Stephanie's origina...more
Whilst this obviously the tenth in the series, it doesn't matter if you're a newcomer because as always, there are quick introductions to who everyone is meaning that you can just step right in. Those familiar with the series obviously already know and can get more out of it.
This book covers so many different aspects bu...more
In this installment, Stephanie and her sidekick Lulu are in the wrong place at the wrong time. They witness the notorious gang member, the Red Devil, rob a store and attempt to burn it down. Stephanie sees his face making her the only person who can identify him (Lulu was busy trying to get her gun out of her handbag at the time). Soon this knowledge makes Stephanie a target for his vicious gang, the Comstock Street Slayers, who put a...more
This time Stephanie is in more trouble than ever as she becomes the focus of local gangs, who plan to hunt her down and kill her. In between avoiding the gangs Stephanie becomes deeper in her lusting for Ranger and trying to define her relationship with Morelli.
I'm not sure I would define TEN BIG ONES as a cozy mystery as there was no real "murder mystery". There were murders but it was pretty clear to...more
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