After a slow summer of chasing low-level skips for her cousin Vinnie's bail bonds agency, Stephanie Plum finally lands an assignment that could put her bank balance back in the black. Geoffrey Cubbin, facing trial for embezzling millions from Trenton's premier assisted-living facility, has mysteriously vanished from the hospital after an emergency appendectomy. Now it's on Stephanie to track down the con man. The problem is, Cubbin has disappeared without a trace, a witness, or his money-hungry wife. Rumours are stirring that he must have had help with the daring escape...or that maybe he never made it out of his room alive.
Since the hospital staff's lips seem to be tighter than the security and it's hard for Stephanie to blend in to assisted living, Stephanie's Grandma Mazur goes in undercover. But when a second felon goes missing from the same hospital, Plum is forced into working side by side with Trenton's hottest cop, Joe Morelli, in order to crack the case.
The real problem is, no Cubbin means no way to pay the rent. Desperate for money - or maybe just desperate - Plum accepts a secondary job guarding her secretive and mouth-watering mentor Ranger from a deadly special-forces adversary. While Stephanie is notorious for finding trouble, she may have found a little more than she bargained for this time around. Then again - a little food poisoning, some threatening notes, and a bridesmaid's dress with an excess of taffeta never killed anyone...or did it? If Stephanie Plum wants to bring in a pay check, she'll have to remember: no guts, no glory....
©2012 Janet Evanovich (P)2012 Headline Digital
I used to love all of Janet Evanovich books. I brought this book expecting to be amused and entertained. It felt to me that it was quickly written for Christmas and I was disappointed!! I think I only laughed once and that is only due to Stephanie once again having her car blown up and this is to be expected in all of the Stephanie Plum books. I found the book so disappointing I'm not sure I will buy another in this series.
Listening to latest James Patterson book at present. Also listening to the J D Robb series which I find amusing.
If you cut any of the characters from the book you wouldn't have a book. It was short enough as it was let alone cutting characters.
"More of the same.. Who cares..."
As a big Stephanie Plum fan I was pleased when 19 was released, Ok it is pretty much the same as the others, but with such great characters who cares, probably the funniest to date it had me laughing out loud on the train. Janet Evanovich has the uncanny knack of always managing to write "feel good" stuff. If I am feeling lonely, low or generally sorry for myself she never fails to cheer me up. Roll on 20.
I read the paper version of this book and enjoyed it. The talking book version is hysterical and made me laugh out loud on numerous occasions. I think this is due to the narrator, she is brilliant. She bring the characters to life, my favourite is Lula. I think audible should commission all the earlier Stephanie Plum novels and get Loreli King to read them all, unabridged please. A lot of books are dark and depressing these day so it is good to have a laugh listening to a happy smiley book.
Another enjoyable rollercoaster of sexual nuances, dastardly villains , meals I must remember never to have, and Ranger......babe!
"Same Great Characters, Funny and Suspenseful Story"
Fantastic and funny plot. Brilliant book overall and even better if you are familiar with and love all the regular characters.
"Perfect for light entertainment"
The Janet Evanovitch books are all a bit 'samey', but they are light hearted and fun, with a little bit of intrigue added.
I read this after the Ken Follett masterpiece the Fall of Giants, which was quite intense and serious. Notorious nineteen was fun and comparatively short, I love all of the characters and their interaction. Great stuff!
"Good author, good narrator."
I love the Stephanie Plum novels and I also happen to think Lorelei King is one of the best narrators there is. Therefore this audio book was always going to get the thumbs up, and it didn't disappoint.
The same wonderful eccentric characters fill the pages in this quirky funny story from Janet evanovich. Her books are light and easy reading and always worth a second visit.
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