Saturday, November 06, 2004

Four to Score (A Stephanie Plum Mystery)

Janet Evanovich

Pretty succinct (albeit complicated) description from the publisher:

Working for her bail bondsman cousin Vinnie, Stephanie Plum is hot on the trail of revenge-seeking waitress Maxine Nowicki, whose crimes include bail jumping, theft, and extortion. Someone is terrifying Maxine's friends, and those who have seen her are turning up dead. Also on the hunt for Maxine is Joyce Barnhardt, Stephanie's archenemy and rival bounty hunter. Stephanie's attitude never wavers - even when aided by crazy Grandma Mazur, ex-hooker and wannabe bounty hunter Lula, and transvestite rock musician Sally Sweet - and even when Stephanie makes an enemy whose deadly tactics escalate from threatening messages to firebombs.

The story itself is actually more complicated. But funny AND a lot of fun. Not much socially redeeming value, maybe, but a good read.

Wednesday, November 03, 2004

Three to Get Deadly (A Stephanie Plum Mystery)

Janet Evanovich

In Three to Get Deadly, Stephanie's got the unenviable task of tracking a lovable guy who suspiciously jumps bail after committing a hand-slappin' crime. It gets more bizarre, and before long, Stephanie's up to her Glock in body bags.

A fun take-your-mind-off-the-election story! Fast paced, violent and funny - these are well written, and great to read! Happy to say I've got two more out from the library!