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Hot Six

(Stephanie Plum #6)

4.19  ·  Rating details ·  116,518 ratings  ·  2,409 reviews
Low-rent bounty hunter Stephanie Plum reaches depths of personal experience that other women detectives never quite do. In Hot Six, for example, a sequence of new and hideous cars bite the dust; she finds herself lumbered with a policeman's multiply incontinent dog; and she has several bad skin days. All this when she is trying to prove her distinctly more competent collea ...more
Paperback, 336 pages
Published June 15th 2001 by St. Martin's Paperbacks (first published July 14th 2000)
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Jan 07, 2012 rated it liked it
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3+ out of 5 stars for Hot Six, the sixth book in the "Stephanie Plum" cozy mystery series, written in 2000 by Janet Evanovich. I've had some bad days before. I've even done some things I am not exactly proud of. But one thing I've never done... set someone on fire. Who does that? And what do you do to get revenge on the fire-starter? Maybe Drew Barrymore has some ideas. I'm a gonna call her today. On a more serious note, yes, that's poor Stephanie's life in this book. Bail
K.R. Patterson
Mar 17, 2009 rated it it was amazing
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"...
May 11, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery, humor
*** 4.25 ***

A buddy read with my friends at BB&B!!! Let's go hunt some bond skips!!!

I do not know how does this author keep on making me laugh??? I mean, this is book 6! I should be tired of the same old, same old, right? How long can one very inapt, clueless, and fully unprofessional bounty hunter, with propensity for finding dead bodies, keep bringing the funny and rev up the likability factor ever higher, from one book to the next??? And Stephanie Plum does all that and more, reeling us in w
May 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cool-dog-bro, mystery
This was shaping up to be an eight-doughnut day.

Seriously? I want Stephanie's metabolism! Where do I sign up for this? If I had an eight-doughnut day, I would have the get the word "Goodyear" tattooed across my ginormous body.

Also the only way to get me to sporting events.

So, another day, another dollar. If Stephanie can bring in a crazy lunatic that keeps trying to set her on fire. And, if she can lose the newest guys who are following her around town. Plus, she has to hope that her new dog
Feb 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-i-own
Romulans, its always the Romulans!

Reread...again. April 2018.

I love these books!! I have my daughters read them so they can be prepared for me in my old age. I already have a red corvette picked out.
Feb 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is a very funny cozy mystery, and this is the 6 book in the Stephanie Plum series. I love the Stephanie Plum series. They are so funny. They are well written and very quick reads. You do not have to read them in order. I think they can be read has stand alone if that is what you would like to do.
Jun 24, 2008 rated it it was amazing
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.
Janet Evanovich has done it again, she made me snort coffee out of my nose and she left me with stomach ache from laughing so hard. This is without a doubt one of my favourite comedic series and I'm enjoying it just as much on a reread.

Stephanie is one of the most completely clueless bounty hunters you'll ever come across, you'd think she might be getting the hang of things by now but really she just blunders along in her own little world seemingly catching the bad guys by accident. I know she's
Maureen DeLuca
Jan 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is the 6th book in the Stephanie Plum series - and by far the best so far! Grandma Masur, the dog and Lula made this story priceless!! Although I am new to this series , and reading them in order- I can see where the Joe vs Ranger love triangle may get to be 'annoying' (for a lack of a better word) .

I'll still continue this series - and I wonder how long it will be for me to get annoyed by the love triangle- we shall see -- so for now---- on to the next !
Jun 21, 2007 rated it it was ok
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
Jane Jago
Aug 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
All I can say is. Ranger? Morelli? Who could choose...
Roman Clodia
Oct 02, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ideal book sorbet after heavier fare and when you need a palate cleanser... Lula's not quite as outrageous as she can get but Ranger is hot, hot, hot!
Tilly Slaton
Oct 27, 2011 rated it it was ok

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 lau
Apr 04, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: audiobook, suspense
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
Jul 29, 2008 rated it it was amazing
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
Jocelyn Jazmen
Feb 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
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
Jul 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mystery-cozy, audio
The Prologue starts with Steph in a sexy little black dress. The line from a 2019 song by Florida Georgia Line, "Don't get me wrong girl, I love it. Now I just want to get you out of it." keeps running in my head long after I read this very hot, sexy section. That is just the start of one of the best and funniest books of the series. I didn't see the end of this one and Steph gets involved up to her eyeballs with Joe, Ranger and a twisted case. Lots of fun and we get introduced to Bob. I've deci ...more
Feb 06, 2012 rated it did not like it
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
Jan 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
These are light, make you laugh out loud books. I read them when I want light and I want to laugh. This one was just as good and ridiculous as expected!
Apr 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Evanovich never disappoints and is always the perfect author to make you forget about those blizzards in April !!
Jul 18, 2011 rated it liked it
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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
Jun 30, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library
Another funny mystery involving the bumbling, fly by the seat of her pants, Stephanie Plum. I listened to this on audio, and while the story was good, the narrator was horrible! It did take away from my enjoyment a bit, but I didn't let that affect my overall rating.
Jan 25, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2010
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
Jun 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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
May 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
They go much faster the second time around. Fun books and I love grandma and Ranger!!!
Deanna Rittinger
Jan 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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
Mar 18, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"You know, when you're a cop you get to a point where you think you've heard it all," he finally said. "You think there's nothing left that could surprise you. And then you come along, and it's a whole new ball game."

I agree Morelli, but you know what? Stephanie is not the worst, it's everyone that surrounds her who is. In this series they're all crazy mad. Poor Stephanie's mother, why is it always her? Why does she have such a daughter and such a mother that should be a poor old lady but ac
Aug 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
True to its name, this novel was Hot. Hot in action, story, trouble and suspense.

When you are six novels deep into a series, you are already comfortable with the characters. You have your favorites and your not so favorites. It was good to see that my favorite characters, grandma mazur and lula got bigger share of the pie. The lemony tangy intimacy between Stephanie and Morelli continued. And some new characters like Mooner and Dougie made me laugh. Bob was a new addition to the plum family. Ev
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This was just too much fun. Grandma Masur, the dog and Lula are just too funny to pass up even though Ranger was the target this time.
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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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