To the Nines (Stephanie Plum #9)
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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 beau...more
Hardcover, First Edition, 312 pages
Published July 15th 2003 by St. Martin's Press (first published June 2003)
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Heather
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
Tilly Slaton
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>...more
Amanda
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
Dorothy
Nov 18, 2008 Dorothy rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  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
Jerry
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...more
CJ - Drop Dead Cute
Nov 24, 2008 CJ - Drop Dead Cute rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Plum Fans, Lutz fans
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...more
Trudy
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.....more
Dale
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
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...more
Amanda
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 cars...ie "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
Caro
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
Anushka
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. ;)
Chance Lee
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...more
Larry Bassett
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
Jetches  (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
Jessica
Jun 01, 2008 Jessica rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  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...more
Catherine
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...more
Buffy
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
Kris
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Stephanie Plum is a Jersey Girl, a bounty hunter, and a resident of a part of Trenton where you can still go to Mom's for dinner and your cop boyfriend Morelli's grandmother has visions that include you in a coffin. Stephanie is on the trail of an Indian contract worker named Singh who disappeared when his visa was up. When she interviews a McDonald's employee who knew him, he's shot as she stands there. Then rose-and-carnation bouquets with very sinister notes start appearing in Steph...more
Duncan Mandel

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 Nin

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Sophie
Stephanie powraca po raz dziewiąty i kolejny raz nie potrafi trzymać się z dala od kłopotów, choć może po prostu stały się one już jej stałymi towarzyszami. Panna Plum znów znajduje się na linii ognia, choć to nie ona tym razem prowadzi sprawę...

Opis wydawcy: Trzeba odzyskać kaucję związaną z wizą. Pewien Hindus miał trzymiesięczną wizę z pozwoleniem na pracę i poręczono, iż wyjedzie, gdy skończy mu się zezwolenie na pobyt w Stanach. Jednak, jak to w życiu Stephanie – łatwo nie będzie. Jej trop...more
C.j.
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Scott
So continuing the series of everyone's favorite bounty hunter, we have another entry where she's not actually enforcing a bail bond, but ends up doing more work as a private investigator as she searches for a missing immigrant. While it's a nice change of pace for the series (the first seven DO blur together as they're all similar in plot,) I do wonder why we had two of these together instead of spreading it out a little more across the series.

Any worries I had as to the quality of the series de...more
Lili
I love this series!, it just keeps getting better and better.
It's hard to believe, usually by the 5th book I'm over the characters or simply not interested anymore but Steph, Morelli and Ranger keep me wanting more and more. I still haven't decided if I'm on Ranger or Morelli's team... it's a hard choice, no wonder Steph can't make up her mind.
And Lula... hahaha... Lula's the shit!
I loved, loved, looooved the hospital scene, oh my God, I laughed until I cried and my stomach ached.
David Caldwell
Book 9 in the Stephanie Plum series.

This entry has Stephanie with a slightly different type of bond skip. Vinnie has signed a visa bond. This is a bong that says a non-citizen will obey his visa and actually leave the country when his visa is up instead of becoming an illegal alien. Now the visa is running out of time and guess who has gone missing? Now Stephanie has almost no clues and is running out of luck. Oh and a serial killer seems to have targeted Stephanie for unknown reasons.

This serie...more
Lauren
Stephanie Plum is an unusual bounty hunter. Forced to work for her cousin’s bail bond business after months of unemployment, Stephanie fell into the career that has slowly taken over her life. Not too long ago, this Jersey girl was living a quiet existence with her pet hamster, eating quiet dinners with her family in the suburbs, meeting up with her girlfriends from high school, and working in a lingerie store by day. Now? Her cars are being blown up, she’s wrestling naked, oiled up men into han...more
Alice Lindsay
When I was a kid, I would always cry at the end of a book I liked, because it felt like leaving a friend. In the Stephanie Plum series, one of the pleasures is coming back to quirky friends who you have gotten to know. Point is that there is comfort, and a connection that is formed in this series. If you like off beat female characters, a bit of humor, and a good tale, this is the relaxing and funny book for you.
Abby
I honesty love Stephanie Plum. This is probably my favorite book in the series.
The idea of the story is that, Singh the immigrant work, who Vinnie wrote a Visa bond for ends up missing. So now Stephanie's must find him before his Visa bond is up. But Singh got in a ruthless game. It leads Connie, Lula, & Stephanie to Las Vegas just to find him. But this game ends up with Stephanie as the final prize if she can't escape. I thought the book was clever. It didn't disappoint.
I love her famil...more
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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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“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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