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Hot Six (Stephanie Plum #6)

4.17  ·  Rating Details  ·  92,782 Ratings  ·  1,854 Reviews
Never mind who did the deed with New Jersey bounty hunter Stephanie Plum at the end of High Five. Five months later, that night's only a dim, cherished memory, and Stephanie's freezing her butt off on a Trenton bridge trying to keep her friend Carol--caught shoplifting some crotchless panties she was too embarrassed to buy--from committing suicide.
Truth is, I didn't for a
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Published March 28th 2002 by Media Books Audio Publishing (first published 2000)
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K.R. Patterson
Mar 31, 2009 K.R. Patterson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh, Morelli... I just needed to express that. I was only going to give this book four stars until that decision was swayed in the end by said individual. And I'll add that I really don't think I would mind it much if a muscular Italian Jersey cop called me "cupcake"...
Jul 24, 2008 Tammy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone who likes to be entertained and has a wild imagination
Recommended to Tammy by: neighbor
Mooner, Ranger, homicidal maniacs, a Rollswagon, dog poo, a dead guy in a lawn chair, the nemesis from hell, a Star Trek party and eccentric Grandma Mazur all make up my favorite Stephanie Plum novel so far! Lots of laugh-out-loud moments and great secondary characters.
Jun 21, 2007 Punk rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Mystery. Stephanie Plum! Being tailed. Again! Car on fire. Again! Has an unwelcome houseguest. Again! I was warned these books get predictable, but I...didn't think it'd be this bad? Okay, okay, I'm shaking it off.

This here's the book where Ranger's wanted for questioning in connection to a fire and also a murder and has Stephanie doing stakeouts for him. During the course of the investigation, she picks up a dog and a roommate, and then a couple more roommates. Ranger's pretty frisky here. Mor
Jocelyn Jazmen
Mar 08, 2015 Jocelyn Jazmen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Actually, my rating is more like 3.5 stars

This is my first Janet Evanovich book (although sixth in the series,which I didn't realize) so I can't compare to the ones that went before. It's got a peppy pace and is often hilarious with memorable one-liners. She should be a stand-up comedienne! Rare to find a book so humorous and witty.

The characters, the Mooner and Dougie the Dealer, are like totally cool, dude (and dudettes). Perfect caricatures!

The only thing that bogged me down is that it seems
Bark's Book Nonsense
After reading the paperbacks in order, I've recently begun reading these books in their unabridged audiobook form in reverse order. I started with #8 (Hard Eight), recently finished up #7 (Seven Up) and the latest listen has been Hot Six. Reading these backwards has been an eye-opening experience and I'm now able to pinpoint exactly where things began to become repetitive for me as a reader (the very beginning of book #7, for those interested).

Hot Six has all of the wit and the fun its two follo
Tilly Slaton

Janet Evanovich and her Stephanie Plum series is brilliant. Totally hilarious and worth its weight in gold.

Stephanie Plum, a bounty hunter with attitude and an interesting fashion sense runs around with her sidekick Lula in attempt to catch and haul in criminals that have missed their court date.

Working for Vinnie, is interesting to say the least. Vinnie is anything but vanilla. His lifestyle and preference in partners although highly abnormal by society’s standards, I find intriguing and laugh
Jul 29, 2008 Christa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library
Stephanie Plum is back in Hot Six with all of the humor and bad luck her readers have come to expect. This book is action-packed and filled with eccentric characters, some returning and some new to the series. I thoroughly enjoyed the previous five books in this series, but this one may be my favorite so far.

Stephanie Plum, bounty hunter not so extraordinaire, is told by her cousin and boss, Vinnie, that he has a bond jumper for her to locate. When Stephanie finds that it is former Special Force
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My Review: Hot Six is another great audiobook by Janet Evanovich. Stephanie Plum is one hell of a bounty hunter… well, sometimes. She’s hilarious and constantly surrounded by drama. This time it’s different though, she’s expected to bring in her friend and fellow bounty hunter, Ranger. Yup, same Ranger that has given her hot flashes in the past.

Stephanie ends up with a spastic dog, Bob, that’s scared to be alone and an eating disorder
Feb 09, 2012 Tina rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I think I'm going to give up on the series after reading the first 6 books. I like the fast paced story line and I understand it's not the type of book to have much character development, and I really don't mind that but what I mostly can't stand are love triangles that do not get resolved within a book or so, and I am afraid this series looks like it's going to be one loooooong lasting love triangle (judging by the summary of book 18 that just came out). Another thing I can't stand is that Step ...more
Feb 15, 2010 Heather rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2010, mystery
I had to set this book aside at first, as I had slightly o.d. on Stephanie Plum. I no longer found her antics humorous, I simply found them stupid. As these books have become a favorite guilty pleasure, I couldn't have them ruined. After a two week hiatous, I found my eyes wandering over to the coffee table, where "Hot Six" rested upon the top of my TBR pile, mocking me, wispering about Ranger in the wind, Morelli in heat, so on and so forth. Needless to say, I caved and read it in one setting. ...more
Another Stephanie PLum book, another day. In this book we get the answer to that little cliff hanger from the last book almost immediately (thank goodness)! But I'm still feeling a little bit of the ick factor as far and Stephanie's involvement with Joe and Ranger. Although I have a preference, I could live with either. I could live with both at the same time (yum) or I could live with her seeing them both, but I can't live with her being jealous over Joe and fooling around with Ranger.

The myste
Aug 13, 2013 Dale rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I've liked every single one of the books in this series, but this one was the best so far. There were a couple good new characters but the best on might be Bob the dog. There is no less than three instances where i actually laughed out loud reading some of the parts in this book involving Bob. A friend asks Stephanie to watch his dog, but before it's too late she realizes he is leaving him for good. So Stephanie with the help of her friends watch this crotch sniffing canine. The plot of the stor ...more
J.W. Thompson
Jan 01, 2010 J.W. Thompson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Her grandmother is one of my favorite charaters
Feb 03, 2009 Deanna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Deanna by: Jennifer Bennett Trefz
Stephanie Plum has grown up with half the cops and crooks in Trenton, which compensates for her poor aim with a gun, bad luck with cars and soft-hearted approach to her job (one bail jumper evades her four times). The police are after her mentor, the mysterious Ranger, wanted for killing drug and gun dealer Homer Ramos. Claiming he's innocent, Ranger persuades Steph to help him keep an eye on the Ramos clan. Steph teams up with her lover, vice cop Joe Morelli, then strikes out on her own when sh ...more
I went off Janet Evanovich and her sassy bounty-hunter heroine Stephanie Plum for a while, because I thought I detected the emergence of the dreaded LOVE TRIANGLE erupting between Stephanie and the two eligible bachelors around town, Joe Morelli (cop) and Ranger (fellow bounty hunter and general entrepreneur), at the end of “High Five”. And I really hate love triangles, I mean I REALLY hate them. They go on forever, they can’t possible have a happy ending, there’s way too much useless inner turm ...more
Deanna Rittinger
I'm working my way through the series, finished this one last Friday and I'm already half way through the next one, Seven Up. This one had me laughing so much I ended up telling my kids about 60 percent of the story because they'd hear me laugh and want to know what was so funny. So I'd have to explain the main character, a tiny bit of the back story and then what was making me giggle in the scene. Most of the time they laughed too. (Always better when they do that than when they give you frozen ...more
Tammy Doherty
Mar 19, 2011 Tammy Doherty rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was the first Stephanie Plum novel I read. You can start in the middle of the series, but it's so much more fun beginning with #1.

Stephanie Plum is perhaps the most inept bounty hunter ever, but she manages to capture most of the FTA's assigned to her. Probably because she's got the help of Ranger, the sexiest, most successful bounty hunter ever. When things go wrong, and they always do, she can count on her sometimes boyfriend, Joe Morelli, to keep her out of jail.

With each successive no
Bubbles  Hunty Honest & Direct Opinions
Book six and I still suck at speaking jersey.

Stephanie still hasn't learned to lock her car doors..

A Rollswagan seems to be a big deal this book. Not knowing what that is, I google image searched it. Found this:

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And then the car, or I think this is what she is driving

Is sex with animals really this popular in Jersey? Is this an unknown to me stereotype? Or just a really poor ongoing joke? Every book so far talks about sex with a duck, dogs, or a goat or some random animal and it's
Nov 01, 2015 Stefania rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Janet Evanovich sta prendendo la brutta abitudine di far si che, una volta concluso il libro, io mi chieda "ma come! devo andare assolutamente in biblioteca ad ordinare il prossimo volume!"

Questa volta Steph è alle prese con due scagnozzi sfigati che la vogliono tagliare a pezzi, Ranger sospettato di omicidio, una famiglia di mafiosi alla ricerca dei propri soldi perduti e lei, la mitica e unica Nonna Mazur alla ricerca di una patente e di un fidanzato!

Inutile ripetere che il mio personaggio pre
Jun 08, 2008 Trudy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cars exploding, strange people breaking into her apartment, and she's being followed by two goons in a minivan... just another day in the life of Stephanie Plum... Jersey Girl/Bounty Hunter...

Great books - laugh out loud funny... very entertaining!!!

In this book, her other love interest, Ranger, is accused of murdering a mob boss'ss son and Vinnie wants Steph to bring Ranger in. As if!

Meanwhile she talks a skip off a bridge with the arguement that jumping was a bad way to go because it would ru
Winter Sophia Rose
Fast-Paced, Funny & Engaging! A Fun Read! I Loved It!
Hot Six - G
Evanovich, Janet - 6th in series

Sexual temptation, homicidal maniacs, car crashes and doughnut addiction are all in a day's work for Stephanie Plum. Now there's another male in her life. He's big, he's orange, and he howls when he's left alone. But nothing could prepare her for the disaster she faces when Grandma Mazur moves in.

The series continues to be fun.
Jan 20, 2014 Angela rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Why is it so hard for Stephanie to stay out of major, life threatening trouble? Stephanie is off on more bounty hunter jobs; one is to find a wife abuser who has skipped out on court appearing and he is not willing to cooperate in any way shape or form with Stephanie. Soon he is threatening her life and is evading her in every way possible. Will she ever catch him and not get hurt in the mean time? Also, she has heard shocking news...Ranger is being looked for, but not in a seeking his services ...more
Paula  Phillips
Mar 19, 2012 Paula Phillips rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It's Plum time again as Stephanie hits the books for Hot Six, the Sixth book of course in the series. Like the previous ones, I think what attracts readers is the amount of fun trouble and ideas that Stephanie has and gets up too, I love the humour in it. In Hot Six , the big bucks is on Ranger and since he is like the bounty hunter God and Stephanie knows there is no way he is going to turn himself in or let himself be captured she passes this one on to Joyce which of course never goes to well ...more
Peace Love and Reviews
Book 5 ends with a killer ending, Stephanie decided she will invite a guy over, her choice between Ranger and Morelli. She got out her slinky black dress and called him but it ends there, what a killer so I bought the next book right away, i just needed to find out. I didn't think that it was Ranger but still I wanted to know.

Grandma Mazur also decided to room with Stephanie for a few days since the taser accident she did on Stephanie's wife. She is also left to dog sit when she asked a cop to
Jackie Lane
Apr 19, 2010 Jackie Lane rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another great Stephanie Plum, Bounty Hunter book.

In Hot Six, Stephanie unwillingly takes on the task of joining forces with Morelli to find Ranger (who is Stephanie's friend and mentor) as he has failed to appear for his court date and is now FTA.

Ranger was caught on tape just minutes before a building goes up in flames and there is an associated murder of a local drug dealer and son of a Trenton mobster in the burned down building.

There is also the added stress of Grandma Mazur moving in with S
Jul 01, 2011 Audrey rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In this sixth installment of the Stephanie Plum series, the police are after the mysterious Ranger, who happens to be Stephanie's mentor, because he is wanted for the murder of Homer Ramos, a drug and gun dealer. Vinny, the owner of the bail bond company who is also Stephanie's cousin, wants Stephanie to bring Ranger in but she refuses. Ranger claims he is innocent and Stephanie believes him so she agrees to help him by keeping an eye on the Ramos family.

However, things are never simple for Ste
Apr 23, 2013 Claire rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: series, books-i-own
Just a few spoilers! Nothing big!

I haven’t reviewed any of the Stephanie Plum books on my blog before, even though I’ve read 1-5 because I didn’t want to start reviewing in the middle of a series. But the people have spoken! Here’s my review of Hot Six!

Background: Stephanie Plum is a bounty hunter living in Jersey. She has a cop boyfriend, a bounty hunter BFF (and sometimes boyfriend) and an insane family.

Stephanie goes after a couple of skips in this installment, but her main focus is clearing
When Stephanie's friend and mentor, Ranger, ends up on their office's "failure to appear" list, the police and bounty hunters aren't the only ones looking for him. He's the last person known to have spoken with a murdered member of an infamous crime family, and a lot of the people with an interest in the case think Stephanie can lead them to their man. She tries to help Ranger clear his name while her apartment becomes a temporary refuge for a pair of stoners, her grandmother, and a dog named Bo ...more
Aug 25, 2010 Jennefer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the sixth book in the Stephanie Plum series, New Jersey's hysterical bounty hunter. In this book, Stephanie is asked to pick up Ranger who missed his court date! Not only is Ranger her friend and fellow bounty hunter, but he is her mentor. Ranger is also wanted by the police for questioning in the murder of an organized crime figure. Can she do this and go after her friend? Stephanie of course believes Ranger is innocent and if anything, only kills bad guys but this is still a test of he ...more
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“If she wasn't your grandmother I'd shoot her."
“Mooner was walking around laying his hands on the cars, divining karma. "this is it", he said, standing by a small khaki-colored jeep."this car has protective qualities"
You mean like a guardian angel?"
I mean, like, it has seatbelts”
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