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Explosive eighteen : a Stephanie Plum novel, Janet Evanovich

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Explosive eighteen : a Stephanie Plum novel
Title
Explosive eighteen
Title remainder
a Stephanie Plum novel
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Janet Evanovich
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Explosive 18
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eng
Summary
Before Stephanie can even step foot off Flight 127 from Hawaii to Newark, she's knee deep in trouble. Her dream vacation turned into a nightmare, she's flying back to New Jersey solo, and someone who sounds like Sasquatch is snoring in row 22. Worse still, her seatmate never returned to the plane after the L.A. layover. Now he's dead, in a garbage can, waiting for curbside pickup. His killer could be anyone. The FBI, the fake FBI, and guns-for-hire are all looking for a photograph the dead man was supposed to be carrying. Only one other person has seen the missing photograph--Stephanie Plum. Now she's the target, and she doesn't intend to end up in a garbage can
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  • In what is really the second half of Smokin’ Seventeen (2011), bail-bondswoman Stephanie Plum returns to Trenton, New Jersey, a day early from a supposedly romantic vacation in Hawaii—alone. We do not find out until much later who accompanied her there and what happened after that. The thrill is gone from this long-running series, along with the giggles, the gentle pokes, and the rip-roaring enjoyment. Nearly all the characters have turned into caricatures, no one more so than Lula, whose badass sassiness has turned into stupidity. Here Lula ingests a love potion and falls for a purse snatcher. A few rats do fall from the ceiling: Stephanie’s nemesis of long ago, Joyce Barnhardt, actually takes over Steph’s apartment for a while, and there is a misplaced-photograph trope that ends rather creatively. The cop Morelli (Cupcake!) and the security expert Ranger (Babe!) are Stephanie’s men, and watching her try to balance between them or choose one, a former pleasure of the series, has become just embarrassing. Stephanie never learns and never grows, just makes the same bad choices over and over. It’s exhausting. A forthcoming movie based on the series, which takes place in earlier, wittier times, will probably jump-start many into the series, and die-hard fans won’t let go until Stephanie does. -- DeCandido, GraceAnne A. (Reviewed 03-01-2012) (Booklist, vol 108, number 13)
  • Life is never dull for Stephanie Plum, but now she's got an assassin and the FBI on her tail in Evanovich's less than stellar 18th entry in her main sequence featuring the New Jersey bounty hunter (after Smokin' Seventeen). Back in Trenton after a disastrous trip to Hawaii that involved both Ranger and Joe Morelli (don't ask, she won't talk), Stephanie tries to go about life in the bond business, accompanied as always by her sidekick, Lula. But Hawaii won't stay buried, especially when news that her seatmate turned up murdered and his killers are convinced that Stephanie now has a photograph he was carrying. With Stephanie's luck, the photograph did end up in her luggage, but she threw it away, thinking it was junk. But try telling that to the FBI—and the shady men masquerading agents—or the hit man who goes by Razzle Dazzle and wants to kill her and take the photograph, not necessarily in that order. There are still bond jumpers to catch—like Buggy, who repeatedly steals Stephanie's car—and the perpetual Morelli versus Ranger question to answer. In the end, there's little to distinguish this installment from its recent predecessors. (Nov.) --Staff (Reviewed March 12, 2012) (Publishers Weekly, vol 259, issue 11, p)
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10018024
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Evanovich, Janet
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3555.V2126E97
LC item number
S66 2011
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
A Stephanie Plum novel
Series volume
0018
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  • Plum, Stephanie
  • Plum, Stephanie
  • Women bounty hunters
  • Humorous stories
  • Detective and mystery stories
  • New Jersey
  • Detective and mystery stories
  • Humorous stories
  • Women bounty hunters
  • New Jersey
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Explosive eighteen : a Stephanie Plum novel, Janet Evanovich
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1st ed.
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305 pages
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9780345527714
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2011010414
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Explosive eighteen : a Stephanie Plum novel, Janet Evanovich
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25 cm.
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1st ed.
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305 pages
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9780345527714
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2011010414
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unmediated
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