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Ten Big Ones

(Stephanie Plum #10)

4.14  ·  Rating details ·  88,272 ratings  ·  2,014 reviews
"I'm Stephanie Plum. My mother says that I'm famous and have to set a good example. She's right, but I'm from Jersey and truth is, I have a hard time getting a grip on the good example thing."

Swing off the Jersey Turnpike and you'll be in bounty hunter Stephanie Plum's neighborhood. You'll know it because all hell will be breaking loose. Not that she looks for trouble - it
Mass Market Paperback, 319 pages
Published June 21st 2005 by St. Martin's Press (first published June 22nd 2004)
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Jan 07, 2012 rated it really liked it
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4 out of 5 stars to Ten Big Ones, the 10th book in the "Stephanie Plum" cozy mystery series, written in 2004 by Janet Evanovich. We've hit double digits in the books, and with it, Evanovich brings double the laughter, which was already in overdrive. We meet Sally Sweet in this book, a cross-dresser with so much to say! Hilarious. Just over the top. But so is Stephanie, as she's going to be killed by the mob. She's gotten a little too big for her britches, as they say, by now in he
May 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery
"I don't get it," Morelli said. "Other women are happy to stay home. My sister stays home. My brothers' wives stay home. My mother stays home. My grandmother stays home."

"Your grandmother is insane."

"You're right. My grandmother doesn't count."

First of all, Morelli sounds like Stephanie's mother right now. Secondly, he's kind of right. Stephanie has a gang after her and they have a hired hitman coming in to kill her. It does seem like a good time to maybe stay safe, catch up on some reading or
CJ - It's only a Paper Moon
It only gets a four because I'm not sure where I stand with this whole love triangle. I'm a hardcore Morelli/Steph fan (who can appreciate Ranger but doesn't want Ranger with Steph for many reasons) and am getting a little tired of the walking out on Morelli because they disagree. I'd love to see Morelli finally get tired of the whole thing and date someone else, forcing Steph to realize what the hell she wants.

In terms of this particular book, I was getting a little frustrated with Steph's beha
Dec 12, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2004, janet-evanovich, fun
This one is worth reading for the batcave alone. Seriously. Stephanie breaks into Rangers apartment and hides out there to keep safe from the gang that has targeted her. It breaks down the mystery of Ranger in a lot of ways - and yet not. He becomes less phantom and more Man in this book - which is welcome. I think his becoming more real makes his a bigger threat to Morelli and Stephanie's relationship.
Mar 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-i-own
These books get better and better. Who doesn't love Stephanie? I like how she doesn't really choose between Joe and Ranger. She chooses herself instead and doesn't let them boss her around. They are just along for Her ride through life. "Dudes, either get on or get off, but I'm driving". These are good lessons for young girls. Be strong, fight hard, and do your best at whatever job you do

Reread May 2018–Still loving this book! Steph makes her way into the bat cave. Meanwhile street gangs are hun
Tilly Slaton
Oct 27, 2011 rated it it was amazing

Warning! Warning! You should not operate a treadmill while reading Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum books.

Why, do you ask? Because hysterical laughter can and more than likely will trip you. Thank goodness for that little string that turns off the treadmill. WHAM! Trip, slip, hit, roll!

Reading this book was refreshing. I’ve been reading so much blood gore and paranormal romance, that my mind was in desperate need for funny.

This book centered around Stephanie Plum (duh, right?) and her knack
I love Stephanie Plum, Bounty Hunter. And I love how Janet Evanovich makes me laugh while I’m reading all her books. This one was no different. Really fun stuff, even amid the gunfire and craziness.
BettyAnn T.M.
Dec 14, 2011 rated it liked it
I've enjoyed all 10 books of this series. I MIGHT do 11... but that would be it for me. First book started in mid-90's and I think this one is still in the 90's even though cell phones, GPS, and airport security sound more like the current century. Also, her hamster is still alive and started at 3 y.o. -I know! Stupid details!!! But they bother me! The biggest reason I'm done is because I don't feel that the main character, Stephanie, is growing at all. The characters & story line are static ...more
This was...fine? But also super annoying. A big part of what I don't like about this series is the fact that Steph STILL can't make up her damned mind between Morelli and Ranger. This book essentially brings that to a head for the first time. I mean, sure, she ends up stuck in the house and bored out of her brain because a psychopath wants to kill her. But DUDE. WHAT THE FUCK MORE DO YOU EXPECT MORELLI TO DO? THIS IS NOT A REASON TO BREAK UP WITH HIM AND MOVE INTO RANGER'S APARTMENT. I just...AA ...more
I know people love these books, but I just don't get it apparently.

I keep listening to these because I got them all from the library and it's the only thing I have while I'm cleaning and working on Christmas presents, but I have to say that with every book, I get more annoyed with Stephanie Plum. In any other book people would consider her TSTL. Someone is trying to kill her, someone who has already killed 3 people including a police officer, so she takes a stun gun to her body guard because she
Jul 17, 2015 rated it liked it
I love Stephanie Plum and I love Janet Evanovich's writing, but after reading nine and ten after each other, I got a bit annoyed. Now, I'm not a big fan of love triangles usually, because if you root for the wrong guy, you end up depressed. Just give us one love interest, and let us root for him all the time! And while I usually love the Steph/Morelli/Ranger dynamic, I kept getting annoyed at Stephanie during Ten Big Ones. Let's be honest, Ranger is never going to win the love triangle, and it a ...more
Jun 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
You'd think after 9 other books in this series, the charades would get old. If anything they are getting funnier. If you drive a clunker, just let Stephanie borrow it and I promise your insurance company will be sending you a check soon. If half of the things that happen to Stephanie would occur to another character in another book, it would get an eye roll from every reader. When they happen to Stephanie there is no doubt of its plausibility. It's also another great web that Evanovich has tangl ...more
It's the new year, so I figured it's time for a challenge. Why not a marathon? New year, time to get healthy, but much like Stephanie Plum, my running skills need some work. Much like Stephanie, I'd probably get side-stitches a quarter mile in. And that's being generous. So I figured I'd take on a different sort of marathon: a Stephanie Plum marathon, and I'll read them all back to back. This easily solved two of my resolutions -- a marathon, and finally finishing series that I've started. I kno ...more
Mar 30, 2008 rated it really liked it
For those that haven't gotten my 50 positive reviews for these books at the same time: Laugh out loud funny, a real treat. LOVE these books... Got into them last year as I was moving into my house. Between painting EVERY wall in the place and staying up late reading these books, I was sore all over and tired, but I had a great time doing it.

This book finds Stephanie losing yet another car to a fire bombing incident... She is then the target for a local gang and must find a place to hide until sh
Miss Kim
Sep 04, 2008 rated it really liked it
This is the tenth installment (obviously) of Stephanie Plum's misadventures. In this one, she tangles with some dangerous street gangs and her life is in serious danger. Although, I like this series, I'm becoming increasingly irritated with Stephanie. Well first I will have to say I'm on Team Morelli and I want her to grow up and stop acting like a child. Joe wants her to settle down with him and for her to get a less dangerous job--or none at all. He threw out the suggestion of 'housewife' to h ...more
Nov 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own, evanovich-janet
I liked this one too. Not as much laughing, but more suspense. I was glad for a reappearance of Sally. I liked the characters and some of the FTAs. The ending was great, perfect and a complete surprise. Whooo hooo! The Bat Cave! I liked the hideout and it's feelings. Poor Hal. :) Ranger is looking better and better. Joe is looking worse and worse. I hope Steph gets it figured out. Enjoy!
Kim Roger
Sep 24, 2014 rated it did not like it
Couldn't bring myself to finish this book, the first book I've given up on in years. The plots and characters have became almost identical. Maybe as a stand alone novel it would be fine but as part of a series there doesn't appear to be anything to distinguish this book from the rest. Same jokes, same plot, same everything, the book feels like all the others just recycled. Disappointed.
May 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
If you're willing to suspend reality and just let the ridiculous take over, then this series is for you! I love Lula and Grandma Mazur and the whole cast of characters really. I will read #11 soon....
May 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Always worth a good laugh. Steamy in parts too.
Nov 09, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Stephanie Plum series Ten Big Ones is another entertaining book.
May 20, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not much to say about this. Stephanie Plum books are my go to guilty pleasure reads and sometimes you just need to escape into an easy, fun, and predictable book. When Cubs games have national announcers I have to mute the game and read something fluffy like this.
Jun 08, 2012 rated it really liked it
This had to be my favorite one so far. I've been told by quite a few people they do not like this series and do not understand why I read it. Well, let me tell ya this series makes me actually laugh out loud. They are a joy to read, because of the stupid luck Stephanie has. The trouble, her band of back up, and the triangle between Ranger, Steph, and Joe. I mean really in her position I would probably do the same things.

Stephanie manages to get herself in deep this time with the gangs of Trento
Regina De Los Reyes
Sep 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Stephanie is back again, and surprise, surprise, in danger. This time the book was a little more intense for me. There has always been mob ties etc in each of these stories, but it seemed to go with the area, and the story. The mob although a threat, seemed safer because the Mob is an organized entity of crime, they don't randomly kill people, it's more methodical..this story added in the element of gangs. Gangs scare me. They are unorganized and they will kill people randomly. They don't care w ...more
Leo Walsh
Nov 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
I love the Stephanie Plum books. They are funny, with a great set of characters. They remind me of "Seinfeld" with guns, or the TV show "Psych," which I loved, with a female cast. "Ten Big Ones" features the same old friends I've grown to love over the previous nine books -- Stephanie, her parents and sister, Lula, Grandma Mazur, Morelli, Ranger and the semi-regular Sal, a hairy legged punk-rocking drag queen. As usual, the Scoobie Gang (with Stephanie as Shaggy, I suppose) runs afoul some stere ...more
Feb 28, 2012 rated it really liked it
Okay, here's the deal. There were some scenes here that just had me dying. I was in Kohl's with my kids while they were trying on clothes when I read the dog scene and I was laughing so loudly they actually came out to see what was going on. I made them read the scene so they knew it couldn't be helped.

what i did not like.

Again, with the skirting around the cheating. I'm really not a fan. I'm losing respect for Stephanie in this sense. I like Joe, I like that Joe is actually way more mature than
Jul 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
When I've been reading serious type books, I can read a Stephanie Plum, and I'm laughing and enjoying myself. It's not a perfect series, but it is silly enjoyable to me. This is one of the older ones, but it still is fun.

The love triangle is a hoot, and trying to catch the bad guys is on-going fun. They work real hard. ThThe #1 bestselling female detective of the past 50 years is back.
Detective Lindsay Boxer and her husband Joe Molinari team up to protect San Francisco from an international war
Lisa B.
Oct 16, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2017-read
Ten books into the series and it still makes me laugh out loud. Snap (an insider joke for anyone who has read this). I listen to the audiobook and find the narrator very entertaining.
Jun 16, 2012 rated it liked it
Ok, I am a big fan of this series. If you want a good beach read that doesn't require much brain use and will make you laugh, this is the perfect series for that. Yet, sadly, this one was really lacking in the laughs department. There were a few chuckles and some smiles here and there but this one just felt really tired and dated. Plus, it feels like Stephanie is stuck in the exact same place she was at the beginning of the series. There has been zero growth or change in her life and that makes ...more
Dec 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
For yet another series’ book that I just could not wait to read, I dropped in Barnes and Noble the day this one hit the stores. I was that impatient. I even started reading the book while stuck in the parking lot after work that same day, waiting for my husband to come rescue me (car trouble). Good thing I had it with me! What a better way to pass the time than with my favorite bounty hunter, Stephanie Plum, and her crazy friends and family? Stephanie is the only one who can identify the Red Dev ...more
Stephanie Burkhart
Feb 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
Stephanie Plum is wanted by a gang in “Big Ten Ones.” When Stephanie and Lula witness a robbery, Stephanie gets a good look at the suspect. He’s a “Slayer,” a gang member from the wrong side of town. When she goes into Slayerland looking for him, she causes more trouble for herself. The gang imports a hit man named “Junkman” to go after her.

Stephanie doesn’t feel safe – even at Morelli’s. With Ranger out of town, she hides out in his apartment, but it’s only a matter of time before the gang cat
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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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