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High Five (Stephanie Plum #5)

4.16  ·  Rating Details  ·  90,957 Ratings  ·  1,988 Reviews
Out of bail skippers and rent money, Stephanie throws caution to the wind and follows in the entrepreneurial bootsteps of Super Bounty Hunter, Ranger, engaging in morally correct and marginally legal enterprises. So, a scumball blows himself to smithereens on her first day of policing a crack house and the sheik she was chauffeuring stole the limo. But hey, nobody's perfec ...more
ebook, 356 pages
Published April 1st 2010 by St. Martin's Press (first published 1999)
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Neshia Harvey Tipp not Tibbs. Found an answer in Chapter 13....I guess....

"Who are you watching?" Morelli flipped the kitchen light off. "Vito's…more
Harvey Tipp not Tibbs. Found an answer in Chapter 13....I guess....

"Who are you watching?" Morelli flipped the kitchen light off. "Vito's accounts-receivable person. Harvey Tipp." "You better be watching him close. Harvey's life expectancy might not be too good."

Then Later, at the end of the book Morelli says that they picked up Tipp and he squealed like a pig. I was thinking, "who the heck is Tipp again?" He's mentioned in three sentences in the whole book. geez. (less)
Brendan It has some sexual nuances from a woman's point of view. Such as how her legs get weak from thinking of how he gave her an orgasm. Not too much…moreIt has some sexual nuances from a woman's point of view. Such as how her legs get weak from thinking of how he gave her an orgasm. Not too much lovemaking in the story but even one explicit paragraph is too much for younger readers. And she thinks about sex a lot.(less)
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The Holy Terror
I think my last status update says it all: "These books are such a cocktease." I don't know why I keep checking these out from the library. Some supernatural force keeps pulling me down the Mystery aisle and forcing these books into my hands. I can't explain my fascination otherwise.

I don't really like Stephanie, the mysteries are contrived and ridiculous, her family is annoying, the love triangle is BEYOND frustrating, and the constant addition of "let's see how crazy THIS supporting character
Patrick Gibson
Ah, Stephanie—what has happened to your uncle who seems to have gone missing? Who cares? It’s the journey and not the . . . well, you know the rest. If you are reading this series from the beginning then you will get the jokes i.e. when the fire alarm goes off in the funeral home everyone looks towards Ms. Plum. She has a history. Evanovich has here style of writing perfected (good thing because there are nine more novels in this series)—short pithy sentences, detailing a swiftly moving story. L ...more
Tilly Slaton
Dec 08, 2011 Tilly Slaton rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Broke. No one is skipping out on bail. Struggling with the lack of satisfaction .. in life .. and with the two sexiest men on the planet, Stephanie Plum finds herself intertwined in family drama when asked to investigate and locate her Uncle Fred.

Flying purple-headed piglet Vinnie, is making money left and right. He doesn’t play much of a role in this book, but that doesn’t keep the small statements from ripping gasping laughter from my gut.

“Vinnie’s overjoyed,” Connie said. “He’s making money b
Nancy Steinle gummel
High Five by Janet Evanovich is the fifth Stephanie Plum story I've read and I love them. Stephanie is sassy and funny getting herself in all kind of mischief. This one starts out with Aunt Mable looking for Uncle Fred. He went out to do errands locked his car and hasn't been seen since. As a favor for the family she decides to look into it. She visits Aunt Mabel and asks about Uncle Fred's errands. She makes a bee line for the check at CGR Trash Company. Then Mabel shows her the pictures she fo ...more
Albert Balbutin
Jan 02, 2009 Albert Balbutin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was walking around Barnes and Noble book hunting when I came across a yellow book with a colorful title. It reminded me of the 80's and I love 80's-like colors.

I started reading the 1st page without looking at its premise and was already hooked on Stephanie Plum's explanation on how she was much like Barbie without pants. I remembered looking at Barbie dolls as a kid, in the 80's! So I bought the book. Note: im not gay.

80's color theme plus Barbie equals 80's for the win.

Oh, and Evanovich's na
Jan 26, 2010 Heather rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2010, mystery
I blew right through this one so I'll keep things brief...

Highlights include:
1. Ranger is in the wind
2. Ranger, no longer disguised as Batman, makes a play for Stephanie, yum
3. Stephanie beats a midget/little person
4. Morelli delivers the most curt, but steamy line yet that will send heat straight to your doodah. Raunchy yes, but true none the less.
Aug 23, 2012 Dorothy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of mysteries and strong women
I didn't find this entry quite as entertaining as #4, but it held my interest nevertheless.

In it, Stephanie is asked to find her Uncle Fred who has gone missing. As usual with her investigations, this leads her down strange and convoluted but ultimated connected roads.

Her luck (bad) with cars continues. They have a way of getting blown up or disappearing on her.

Her relationship with Morelli continues - on another level. She's moved out of his apartment and called off the sexual affair, but she c
Feb 10, 2016 Christa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library
High Five is another quirky, often humorous mystery that features bounty hunter Stephanie Plum. In this book, Stephanie's Uncle Fred has gone missing, and her family thinks that she is just the one to find him. Uncle Fred's disappearance takes a sinister turn when his desk reveals photos of body parts. As Stephanie tries to find out what happened to him, several people she interview turn up dead and she must work to find out who is behind the murders. Stephanie's life is comlicated in this book ...more
Oct 26, 2015 ROSE rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Mais What !!!! C'est quoi cette fin???
Et bien sur je n'avais pas le tome suivant dans ma bibliothèque !!

Sinon : excellent moment. C'est drôle, intelligemment installé : bref du divertissement comme je l'aime !
Jun 22, 2015 Yukino rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: miei, 2015
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Oct 10, 2013 rachel rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own, 2013
These books are egregiously formulaic, but they are cozies. You know what to expect, down to the types of plot minutiae Evanovich will use to fill in the gaps of Stephanie's life -- junk food, that damn hamster, racism, beautician trips. Her car will blow up. She'll get stalked.

And yet I love the sense of place that Evanovich creates with each of these books. It comforts me, all the squat, characterless brick apartment buildings and tiny, shuttered row homes of Trenton. The garbage in the street
Winter Sophia Rose
Laugh Out Loud, Enticing. Captivating & Exciting Read! I Loved It!
May 01, 2009 Samanthap3 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Once again I've finished an another Janet Evanovich book. This time it's High Five. In High Five bail jumping in Trenton is down to a small rate. Stephanie's only open case is a small bond, for a small violation, committed by a small person who raises Stephanie's frustration level in big ways. So, short of money and long on bills, Stephanie comes up with a plan. Signing on as an intern with Super Bounty Hunter Ranger, Stephanie ventures into Ranger's mostly morally correct and "semi" legal opera ...more
J.W. Thompson
Jan 01, 2010 J.W. Thompson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was one of my favorites. I have read them all and recommend them to anyone who likes a laugh with their action.
Kristi, A Book Fanatic
Gotta love Stephanie Plum!! What could be better than a stun gunning Grandma, elderly neighbors packing heat, a midget that refuses to leave your house, a missing uncle, two very hot men that desire you, and exploding vehicles? Can't wait to read number 6!! :)
Michelle Kelly
May 14, 2011 Michelle Kelly rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2009-read
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Stephanie Burkhart
Evanovich pens another delightful romp with Stephanie Plum through Trenton, New Jersey with "High Five." Uncle Fred has gone missing and it's slow at the bond agency so Stephanie decides to help out and look for her uncle. Unfortunately, all she gets is trouble.

Stephanie meets with Aunt Mabel and learns Fred was in a dispute with the garbage company. She discovers Fred was cheap, a cheater, and had photos of a dead person. She reports them to the police. Soon she's being followed by a bookie nam
Evil Twin One (Ange)
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she did it again. I loved this one. Stephanie still has no luck with cars. I think she set a record for how many cars she lost or got destroyed. I think the one that got flattened by the trash truck after it exploded was my favorite. then again the one stolen while her and Lula were apprehending the Fta was pretty funny.

grandma mazur had me laughing hysterically as usual.

the situation with Ranger is an interesting twist and as much as I love him I'm still hoping she picked Jo
Jackie Lane
Mar 11, 2010 Jackie Lane rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Stephanie Plum, Bounty Hunter, is back.

Her Uncle Fred is missing and she is asked by her family to help locate him. Apparently he went out to Grand Union and the dry cleaners and was going to stop at the garbage company with a cancelled check because there was a mix up and he never came home.

Stephanie's latest FTA is Randy Briggs, a “little person”. While Stephanie was attempting to apprehend Briggs, she destroyed his door, his apartment got ransacked and Briggs tumbled down the stairs. Briggs s
Oct 27, 2010 Alisha rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Lisabet Sarai
Jun 10, 2013 Lisabet Sarai rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have to admit that I'm a snob when it comes to best sellers. Most likely this causes me to lose out on some enjoyable reading experiences. When I picked up HIGH FIVE at a used book sale, I didn't have particularly high expectations. I knew that Janet Evanovich was really popular, ergo I assumed the worst about her work.

I was very wrong. I'm in love with Stephanie Plum, and I can understand why so many other readers are too. HIGH FIVE is tightly written, engaging and very funny. I only wish I c
May 25, 2009 Catherine rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bookcrossing
I was just about to go out and buy this and Seven Up when I spotted a Bookcrossing copy on a shelf of books waiting to be released. I wasn't sure if I should be glad I'd no longer any need to spend the money or annoyed that I had needlessly stopped at the end of book 4 the other week.

Started this one on Sunday morning and bang! straight back up to speed with Stephanie and the gang. I like the way that the backstory is filled in as and when needed in a quick sentence or two when other authors mig
May 22, 2012 Nicole rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book had to be the most interesting of the five I have read so far. Benito Ramirez is back, Stephanie gets into a brawl with a midget, and her uncle has creepy photos of a dead person hidden away in his desk. What is not to love about this book? I also felt that in this book we got to see Stephanie start to mature a little bit more, she's exercising more and she isn't doing that bad of a job being a bounty hunter/working for Ranger. Except for the explosions, midget brawls, and losing a 15 ...more
I’m going to keep this brief, because I know sometimes posts about books that are second, third, or, as in this case, fifth in the series can get kind of tedious to all those who have not read the first few yet. All I will say before I get into things that may be slight spoiler territory is that I have had my ups and downs with this series (none of the books were awful, but some were definitely better than others), but this book was the best yet. The Stephanie Plum series is chick lit with a lov ...more
Sep 07, 2008 Brionna rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone looking for brain candy
What can I say? I'm hooked on these books. The writing is mediocre, to be sure. It's pulp-y and if I allow myself a half a second, I'm a bit offended by the first chapter of the next book being at the end of the book you just finished. It weakens your resolve AND assumes you care, which you do because you get sucked in by that first chapter and find yourself at Half-Price Books cursing the fact that they have every single one BUT the one you need (in my case, Hot Six and two weeks ago, Three for ...more
Mike (the Paladin)
Steph confusion, destroyed vehicles, lost clients, it's all in a days work for her.

The books have sustained the fun and characters through 5 books here and that's pretty good. I have given all these books 3 stars and as I said probably wouldn't have come across them on my own, but found them "largely" fun. They have some draw backs...but they're very readable.

Oops...typos galore.

The books are amusing and will give a lot of laughs. However they do become repetitive and frankly after a while I beg
Jun 25, 2015 **Miss_Tegan** rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Un nuovo capitolo di questa divertentissima serie che tratta delle "dis"avventure della cacciatrice di taglie Stephanie Plum. In questo libro decisamente gliene succedono di tutte i colori dalla scomparsa dello zio Fred a nuovi coinquilini prepotenti come Briggs, a complicare la situazione ci saranno le avances di Ranger, a cui Stephanie tenta di stare lontano, e quelle di Morelli a cui non riesce a non pensare. Un mix di divertimento e avventura caratterizzano questo nuovo capitolo della serie ...more
Verity W
May 15, 2015 Verity W rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am still totally loving this series - it's so clever, expanding the cast of characters nutty and clever plots.
Regina Martinez
Sep 10, 2015 Regina Martinez rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another great Stephanie Plum story. This one was really full of suspense and kept me at the edge of my seat especially when Ramirez was in the picture. I enjoyed that Stephanie really seemed to grow as a bounty hunter in this one. Yes she still had her issues with cars but she seemed to be able to solve this mystery more on her own without the help of Morelli. Enjoyed that Ranger was more involved in this one and that Morelli was on the back burner. Yes Morelli and Stephanie have a good time but ...more
Serena.. Sery-ously?
Probabilmente risulterò ripetitiva, perché tutto ciò che ho scritto sui libri precendenti è vero anche per questa recensione.. E forse ciò potrebbe essere a svantaggio della Evanovich perché è un'autrice "ripetitivA" e c he rimane ancorata ai suoi schemi, ma che posso farci se ogni volta mi fa fare un sacco di risate e non vedo l'ora di sapere quale altra catastrofe aspetta Stephanie all'angolo?!
Ci sono degli elementi comuni che ritornano, come ad esempio le macchine che scoppiano (a causa di un
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Janet Evanovich is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Stephanie Plum series, the Lizzy and Diesel series, twelve romance novels, the Alexandra Barnaby novels and Trouble Maker graphic novel, and How I Write: Secrets of a Bestselling Author, as well as the Fox and O'Hare series with co-author Lee Goldberg.
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