To the Nines (Stephanie Plum #9)
A Stephanie Plum Novel
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Stephanie Plum's got rent to pay, people shooting at her, and psychos wanting her dead every day of the week (much to the dismay of her mother,...more
We've read all the author's books about Trenton-based bounty hunter Plum, and had feared we were tired of them when in "Seven" and "Eight" the stories seemed weak and the humor forced. "Nines" corrects that with a real pleaser -- plenty of natural humor, an almost gripping plot putting Steph in real danger, and lots of sexual tension with Ranger and Morelli. The other regulars -- Bob the dog, Grandma Mazur, Vinny, the parents, sister Valerie (and f...more
Morelli, Ranger, and "His Merry Men" are all once again trying to keep Stephanie safe. After hunting down a Visa skip, Stephanie becomes the target of a psychopathic (or is it psychotic?)cyber geek. The game is on and Stephanie is the prize. He is hunting her down and takes two of the people closest to her as hostages. She has to outwit him in order to save them all. Let me just tell you - the hostage thing had me peeing myself.....more
The mystery surrounding the missing person in this book isn't so much who did it - sorry Janet, that was a bit obvious - but how/why. It took 'til at least three quarters of the way through and memories of some wierd film whose name I can't remember to work that one out. The villan is pretty creepy though and the last bit ... urgh! I think that in terms of sense of menace this is only beaten by the first one.
However, we are talking Stephanie Plum and the gang so...more
I also was caught between liking and getting really bored of the whole Ranger/Morelli think. I don't think she should have her cake and eat it too and I think the character is built to believe that too but it's...more
I have to say this book would get 5 stars if I didn't...more
Stephanie Plum's got rent to pay, people shooting at her, and psychos wanting her dead every day of the week (much to the dismay of her mother, her family, the men in her life, the guy who slices meat at the deli...oh, the list goes on). An ordinary person would cave under the pressure.
But hey, she's from Jersey.
Stephanie Plum may not be the best bounty hunter in beautiful downtown Trenton, but she's pretty darn good at turning bad situations her way...and she always gets her man. In To The Nine...more
- The Old man
Why didn't he just come over to my house and feed me rat poison? It would have been an easier death.
Is that a mocking grin?
It's the grin of a man who loves you, babe.
My heart skipped around a little and I got warm in places only Morelli should be warming.
The characters are just...more
I never was one to read many here-and-now type books, but I really enjoyed this one. Her grandmother was nosy. Her sister was due to deliver her third child at any moment and she was a major comfort eater. Her best friend and coworker was obsessed with food and determined to become a supermodel...more
To The Nines brings us out west to Las Vegas where the girls - Stephenie, Lula, and Connie - track down a new kind of FTA, one for a Visa Bond. Unfortunately, he is a player in a deadly web game, where the bullets are real and the players kill one another off in order to find out who their final target is. Morelli and Ranger w...more
Some of the funniest scenes in the book take place when the search takes Stephanie, Lula, and Connie to Las Vegas. Lula is on a diet in order to become a super model and her scen...more
It is summer. The No Rules Book Club decides to pick a Plum, any Plum, from "One for the Money" through "Sizzling Sixteen" to read and share our favorite Stephanieism, Lula or Grandma Mazur adventure, or unlikely criminal for the entertainment of the group.
We meet on a Saturday afternoon in a bar (Stephanie dosen't drink tea!) order pizza and the fun begins.
The word is out, many of us have been low key in our relaionship to Stephanie, but no more.
There are now 16 books in the series and at lea...more
I did however pretty much guess who the baddie was. Okay, I'll admit I had it narrowed down to 2 people, and one of them was correct. The other would have been a good "twist" as well.
Stephanie as a Bounty Hunter has grown up a bit. She felt more comfortable in that role. Mind you, it didn't hurt that she was working with Ranger's Merry Men and they did most of the bone breaking (theirs, which as hilarious) and heavy lifting.
I do understand Stepha...more
Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum is assigned the case of Samuel Singh, an immigrant who has vanished on a Visa bond. The case will take her to Las Vegas, while her personal life involves rooming with Joe, working with Ranger, and dealing with her mother, who is stressed out owing to having Valerie, Steph's sister, in the house, unwed and about to give birth. As usual, there is lots of...more
On the journey to locate Singh, she begins to get stalk by someone leaving on red roses and white carnations for her. Along with creepy st...more
She starts receiving red roses, white carnations, disturbing notes, and pictures that put the notes to shame. Ranger and his posse take turns watching her back, and though s...more
Anyway, turns out that I did in fact like the book. I very much enjoyed her love-triangle-esque relationship with Ranger and Morelli (stil can't decide which I like more...) and...more
Although this was the first Plum mystery I solved before Stephanie did, I still read through with lightning speed to confirm my suspicions. However, I did decide there is something new to love (I seem to find s...more
Also published books under the name Steffie Hall.
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The first was from Joe. “Hey, Cupcake.” That was it. That was the whole message.
The second was from Ranger. “Yo.” Ranger made Joe look like a chatterbox.”