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To the Nines (Stephanie Plum #9)

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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, 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 b
Hardcover, First Edition, 312 pages
Published July 15th 2003 by St. Martin's Press (first published 2003)
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May 09, 2016 Jilly rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
You know how it is when you are reading a "mystery" and you know who the bad guy is the moment you meet them, but the good guys can't see it - ever?! It's so frustrating, and frankly, I've had my moments of wondering about the intelligence level of all of these people.. It was so freaking obvious!! Maybe it's the New Jersey water or something.

If you're born in Jersey, you know how to rise to a challenge. Bring on the Mob. Bring on bad air. Bring on taxes and obesity, diabetes, heart disease, an
Mar 15, 2010 Heather rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2010, mystery
Nine, I made it to Nine, but alas, I think this is where Stephanie and I must part ways, for the time being at least. Stephanie is once again, the object of some mad man’s sadistic fantasies, but I must confess, I have grown tired of the crime solving scenarios. I’m in this series for three things, Morelli, Ranger, and Lula, the ex ho turned file clerk/ purse welding mo fo. On these fronts, Evanovich did not disappoint. There were some steamy lines, some oogley eyes, and Lula has decided to turn ...more
Nov 18, 2008 Dorothy rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of mysteries with humor
Recommended to Dorothy by: My daughter
Okay, I think I have now overdosed on Plums and I seriously need a break. After reading nine of these books in fairly rapid succession, I now know what will happen before it happens. Stephanie will get some quirky FTA assigned to her and will make several inept attempts to capture him/her. Lula will be along for the ride, providing even MORE INEPT assistance but what she will provide is the comic relief of the stereotypical large black woman. Stephanie will have many sessions of hot, hot, toe-cu ...more
Although I had pretty much guessed the outcome of this book early on, it was still a great read. Any time the love triangle between Stephanie, Morelli and Ranger is focused on I am in heaven. And the more danger Stephanie is in, the better those tensions get. Plus this book had the added bonus of a trip to Vegas, which was fun to read about since I live there. Although there were no cars damaged by Steph's bad luck, Ranger's crew getting banged up by her natural ability to be in the middle of ha ...more
Tilly Slaton
Dec 08, 2011 Tilly Slaton rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As all of the books in the Stephanie Plum series, to the Nines is filled with death, destruction and tingling cores.

Stephanie finds herself knee-deep in body guards, Vegas slot machines, pooping dogs and slinging around ding-dongs.

Morelli was invigorated by sex. An orgasm for Morelli was like taking a vitamin pill. The more orgasms he had, the sharper he got. I’m the opposite. For me, an orgasm is like a shot of Valium. A night with Morelli and the next morning I’m a big contented cow.<./i>
Jul 22, 2010 Jerry rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Maybe best Stephanie Plum yet in 9-book series!

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
CJ -Doctor can you help me, 'cause somethin' don't feel right
I liked this book because I'm a Stephanie Plum fan but the only thing stopping me from giving my customary 4 stars is that this book seemed to be a little thin on plot. It had a good premise but to me it sort of petered out. This one of the books where I knew who dunnit before Steph did.

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
Mar 31, 2016 Christa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: overdrive-audio
Mar 23, 2015 Liv rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery, humorous
Stephanie Plum would a series that you turn to for some mindless reading and comic relief from every day stress.

This book served this purpose well. There were numerous laugh-out-loud moments for me and they were all hilarious. I must have looked like an idiot when I bursted out laughing while reading the book on the subway, but some things were just too funny to hold back. Some key moments for me:

- Stephanie and gang travelling to Las Vegas and got searched at the airport security
- Lula's superm
Beth (Ducky)
Originally on my book blog!

I really did not think that these books could get any funnier, but this would almost killed me. I'm not sure if I read this when I was sleep deprived (I did) or if it's really just that funny (it is) but I could not contain my laughter for very long. Every part of this book, the humor, the mystery, and the romance, came together perfectly to make a seriously fabulous book.

This book had some of the funniest material I've seen in a book. When Lula wasn't talking about h
Oct 22, 2013 Dale rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I think the real stars of these books are the role players. Lula, the ex-ho turned file clerk and bounty hunting side kick comically slays in this installment. The not so dainty Lula wants to look like a supermodel so she tries an all meat diet. Doesn't sound so funny you say.... well Evanovich spins this portion of the story like a top. Literally Laugh Out Loud. Ranger hates leaving Stephanie alone on her excursions, nothing bad has ever happened on a mission, right?!? Well the group of Merry M ...more
Regina Martinez
Sep 28, 2015 Regina Martinez rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Stephanie is on the case on a new type of bond that Vinnie issued. It was supposed to be an easy bond, no shooting or death involved, but it's Stephanie, and things always happen to Stephanie. She goes after the missing "skip" with the help of Ranger, ahh Ranger, needed that moment. Stephanie finds herself in the middle of a game that has her as the ultimate death prize. The least likely killer set her in his sights and of course was taken down in the end. Valerie had her baby and of course the ...more
Kirsti (Melbourne on my mind)
I was actually pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this. I actually chuckled out loud a few times, which hadn't happened in a long time where these books are concerned, and there weren't nearly as many of the repetitive elements that plague this series in later books.

That said, it was totally predictable. Admittedly, I've read this before, but not in several years, and I remembered literally nothing about the plot. Still, I was able to work out who the villain was at least a hundred and
Chance Lee
Aug 20, 2014 Chance Lee rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh my god, guys, I'm doing it again. This Stephanie Plum book is even more of a five-star book from the last Stephanie Plum book I gave five stars to (Three to Get Deadly). This is pretty much the Perfect Plum.

The plot is actually interesting. A man who works for a slot-machine-part manufacturer goes missing. He is in the U.S. on a visa bond, which Vinnie wrote, so Stephanie has to get him back. She gets to learn how slot-machine parts are made AND go to Vegas, which involves Lula going through
Jun 08, 2008 Trudy rated it really liked it
Stephanie Plum - bounty hunter, Jersey Girl... Walking disaster...

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..
Feb 20, 2011 Buffy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am really enjoying the Stephanie Plum series. I only gave it three stars because in the end, they are just fluff books, but they are fantastic fluff books. It did take me a bit to get into the scenarios Evanovich creates, but once I did, I couldn't stop laughing. My husband is always demanding to know what I am laughing so hysterically at while I am reading them and whenever I oblige and tell him or read him the scene, he looks at me like I am crazy. When told to the outside observer, the plot ...more
Ok, these books are easy, fun, fluffy one-evening reads that I'm really enjoying. There's only one thing that really bugs me. She over-uses "angle" as a verb, usually relating to people getting into "He angled himself into the car and left." For me that paints a mental picture of somebody who has parked too close to the car in the next slot and must carefully open the door 6 inches and work his/her way into the driver's seat....however that's not the case in these books. The characters ...more
Nov 24, 2012 Caro rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: evanovich-janet, own
Another great one. I enjoyed reading this one and am hating Joe more and more, while liking Ranger more and more. The crazies are out and the devastation on people instead of cars was pretty good. I'm waiting to see what the pay-back is. That's gonna be gooooood. ;) I loved the characters and the intros of more Merry Men, and their hapless intros to the Bombshell. The ending was page-turning and a little scary. The Eye had a set back but recovered as planned in the end. The family dynamics are g ...more
Jun 13, 2016 Steph rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another great book in the series full of mishaps accidents near Jeff and hijinks love love them.
Chris Schreck
Aug 28, 2016 Chris Schreck rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book enjoyed it a lot
3.5 Stars

This one wasn't as funny as the previous ones and neither was the mystery too great. A little disappointed but I'll continue the series anyway.

And, uh no one in India is named "Apusenja" , you could have done a bit research Ms. Evanovich and next time you want an Indian name for your book you have my permission to use mine. ;)
Stephanie Burkhart
Stephanie Plum is up to her usual tricks when she gets assigned to find Samuel Singh, an illegal immigrant who has jumped his immigration bond. Ranger, her co-worker, is put on the case, too, but the leads are slim.

Stephanie and Ranger soon learn that Singh's disappearance is tied to random events and people. Stephanie investigates Singh's place of employment, TriBro. The Cone brothers, Andrew, Bart, and Clyde run the establishment. Soon, Stephanie begins receiving death threats along with red a
Larry Bassett
Jan 16, 2012 Larry Bassett rated it it was ok
Shelves: mystery
Before reading: So the thing was, I was looking for a woman who writes about a woman detective. I had had plenty of men about men. Janet Evanovich popped up as meeting the criteria. Having a lead, it was my responsibility to undertake the due diligence. I think I might have blown it. It seems this series is classified by GR readers as Mystery first and foremost but Chick Lit running a distant but statistically significant second. So I have a couple of Evanovich books touted as #1 sellers in many ...more
Jessica  (My Not So Vacant Shelf)
Oh Stephanie Plum. You crack me up. I took a break from the Stephanie Plum series after reading 8.5 books all one after another and decided I didn’t want to ruin a good thing by having too much of it. But, then I randomly watched One for the Money (again) and I decided the break was over and Stephanie and I (more like Morelli, Ranger, and I) were going to need to rekindle. And I had a smile on my face from page one. Even when she’s just awaken from being knocked out with some of her hair missing ...more
Jun 01, 2008 Jessica rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Plum fans
In the ninth book of the series, Stephanie Plum is after Samuel Singh, a Indian man living and working in Jersey on a visa bond. He seems to have gone missing, only a week before he is scheduled to return home. Not that this is unusual, as his boss explains; many of the foreign temporary workers that he hires get a taste of the American life, and want to stick around. But then there are the flowers that get delivered to Stephanie, with the not-so-sweet notes. And the photographs of dead people! ...more
Adrian Stephens
I'm not one to give really low ratings, so having done that for a handful of Janet Evanovich's books, I felt compelled to give a reason for it. I actually really enjoy Janet's writing. If you take any one of her books in and of itself, they are quite enjoyable. The problem is, her characters have not developed.

I could have read any one of her Stephanie Plum series, and the individual book would have been enjoyable. But, at the time of this review, she has seventeen books in the series. Stephani
May 25, 2009 Catherine rated it really liked it
Shelves: bookcrossing
Stephanie Plum does Sister Act II

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
Chesira Prado
Nov 09, 2014 Chesira Prado rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Stephanie Plum dice no tener ninguna habilidad, sino intuición y buena suerte. Bueno, yo creo que tiene una habilidad increíble para casualmente encontrar cadáveres, destruir sus autos, dejar fuera de combate a sus queridos guardaespaldas y para dejar escapar a sus fugitivos. En conclusión, es una cazarrecompensas de puta madre.
Verity W
May 30, 2015 Verity W rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm still absolutely loving the Stephanie Plum books. To a ludicrous extent, as you can tell by my list of recently read books. This is fun - I love Valerie and Kloughn and Ranger's side kicks too. The uneasy truce between Ranger and Morelli is both intriguing and worrying. I can't wait for more!
Nov 21, 2014 Cdee rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Still loving this series. There are a few things I would like different such as Stephanie's love life but I'm hoping this will be sorted in future books. Can't wait to read the next one.
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“Lula had Eminem cranked up. He was rapping about trailer park girls and how they go round the outside, and I was wondering what the heck that meant. I'm a white girl from Trenton. I don't know these things. I need a rap
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“I checked my phone messages. Three in all.

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.”
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