Hank Mallone tenía un pasado turbulento. Casarse con Maggie Toone era parte de un plan para mostrar a su padre -presidente de un banco- que había decidido sentar cabeza y conseguir el préstamo que se negaba a concederle. Maggie se había sentido demasiado intrigada por la propuesta como para rechazarla… y demasiado ansiosa por escapar de una vida poco feliz.
Ambos convinieron en que la relación sería estrictamente comercial. Sin embargo, a su lado, Maggie se convirtió en un ser tan atractivo, simpático e irresistible, que Hank no pudo evitar enamorarse perdidamente de ella.
Había querido comprar una esposa por un tiempo. Y ahora temblaba ante la posibilidad de perderla para siempre…
A corto di soldi, Stephanie Plum rimedia un lavoro, nella società di assicurazioni del cugino, come “cacciatrice di teste”, con il compito di consegnare alla polizia tutti gli arrestati rilasciati su cauzione che non si sono presentati in tribunale per il processo. Il suo primo caso è però quello di un agente di polizia ingiustamente accusato di omicidio, un ex compagno di liceo di Stephanie, al cuifascino lei in passato non aveva saputo resistere. Insieme i due si trovano coinvolti in una storia di traffico di eroina e in una serie di guai.
Anche pubblicato come “Tutto per denaro”.
Stephanie Plum fa la cacciatrice di taglie per un’agenzia del New Jersey. Il suo compito è ritrovare il misterioso Ranger, sospettato di aver ucciso il figlio di un boss del traffico d’armi. Ma Ranger è anche l’uomo che ha insegnato a Stephanie tutto quello che sa del suo mestiere e che esercita su di lei un fascino pericoloso. E la cattura di Ranger non è l’unico pensiero che non la fa dormire di notte. La spassosa nonna Mazur si è trasferita da lei, un amico le ha affidato un cane bulimico, l’intimità con il fidanzato Joe Morelli è diventata impossibile, Stephanie deve più volte dissuadere dal suicidio un’amica e un maniaco tenta di ucciderla.
Questa volta, il compito della cacciatrice di taglie Stephanie Plum non sembrerebbe dei più difficili: deve rintracciare un anziano concittadino di Trenton, nel New Jersey, Eddie DeChooch. Nonostante la cataratta e l’età avanzata, Eddie — che è accusato di contrabbando di sigarette e non si è presentato in tribunale — continua a sfuggire ai tentativi di arresto da parte di Stephanie e dei suoi maldestri aiutanti, Dougie e Luna. In più, nel suo giardino è stato trovato il cadavere di un’anziana vedova. Dopo un crescendo di inseguimenti, rivelazioni, agguati, rapimenti e risate, Stephanie Plum riuscirà a risolvere il caso.
«Durante mi infancia mis aspiraciones eran sencillas: quería ser una princesa intergaláctica.»
La cazarrecompensas Stephanie Plum tiene una misión bastante simple: todo lo que tiene que hacer es llevar a los tribunales a un viejecito sordo, casi ciego y con problemas de próstata, acusado de contrabando de cigarrillos. ¿Es culpa suya si se le escurre continuamente de entre las manos?
Las cosas se complicarán todavía más después de que dos de sus amigos desaparezcan misteriosamente tras ser atacados por una jubilada enloquecida y de que su perfecta hermana Valerie le pida consejos sobre cómo hacerse lesbiana.
Quizá la vida de Stephanie sería más fácil ¿y menos divertida¿ si no estuviera tratando de huir de su propia boda, si su abuela no se empeñara en acompañarla en una Harley Davidson y, por supuesto, si el increíblemente sexy Ranger no le ofreciera su ayuda a cambio de una perfecta noche de pasión…
Stéphanie Plum est chasseuse de prime. Sa spécialité : ramener les libérés sous caution récalcitrants au tribunal. Un job sans grande surprise, sauf quand il s'agit de mettre la main sur Kenny Mancuso. Un vrai coriace trempé dans une affaire de trafic d'armes, qui passe son temps à découper des cadavres et à envoyer les morceaux à Stéphanie. Sans compter les quarante cercueils disparus d'une entreprise de pompes funèbres. Un vrai casse-tête. Évidemment, tout irait mieux si Morelli, flic et pot de colle, n'était pas toujours pendu à ses basques. Heureusement, Stéphanie à une grand-mère qui s'y connaît en flingues et en salons funéraires.
La investigadora Stephanie Plum ha vuelto, y con mucho más carácter. Esta vez, va tras la pista de Kenny Mancuso, un compañero de trabajo en Trenton, New Jersey, que ha disparado a su mejor amigo. Ha salido hace poco de la Armada y es sospechosamente rico, Mancuso también está relacionado de manera lejana con Joe Morelli, un subdirector de policía de dudosa reputación… y que le gusta mucho meterse en los asuntos de Stephanie.
Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum's life is set to blow sky high when international murder hits dangerously close to home, in this dynamite novel by Janet Evanovich.
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. With the help of an FBI sketch artist Stephanie re-creates the person in the photo. Unfortunately the first sketch turns out to look like Tom Cruise, and the second sketch like Ashton Kutcher. Until Stephanie can improve her descriptive skills, she'll need to watch her back.
Over at the Bail Bonds Agency it's business as usual – until the bonds bus serving as Vinnie's temporary HQ goes up in smoke, Stephanie's wheelman, Lula, falls in love with their 'largest' FTA yet, lifetime arch nemesis Joyce Barnhardt moves into Stephanie's apartment, and everyone wants to know what happened in Hawaii?!
Morelli, Trenton's hottest cop, isn't talking about Hawaii. Ranger, the man of mystery, isn't talking about Hawaii. And all Stephanie is willing to say about her Hawaiian vacation is… It's complicated.
SAVE THE DATE: Tuesday, June 23, 2009
EVENT: The next Stephanie Plum novel, in which complications arise, loyalties are tested, cliffhangers are resolved, and donuts are eaten.
WHERE: Wherever books are sold across America
WHAT TO BRING: Sunglasses, insect repellant, a flotation device, suntan lotion, cheez-doodles, extra-large towel, fire extinguisher, baseball bat, lip balm, monkey leash, sixty three pieces of chewing gum, and one canister of oxygen (don't ask). Hey, it's a Stephanie Plum novel!
When Amy Klasse loses her TV job to a dancing chicken, handsome veterinarian Jake Elliott rescues her with an offer to be his receptionist. Jake just can't resist a damsel in distress, and Amy certainly doesn't mind Jake's charming sincerity.
Then suddenly the job-stealing chicken disappears and Amy is suspected of foul play. Amy and Jake search for clues to prove her innocence. But will Jake be able to prove to Amy that love, too, is a mystery worth solving?
Get ready to have the hottest time of your life with the sizzling duo of newspaper editor Jamie Swift and mysterious millionaire Max Holt. My good friend Charlotte Hughes and I set out to create a whole new world, separate from my Stephanie Plum novels, yet inhabited by the same kind of zany, hilarious, and totally unique characters that we love.
There's never a dull moment for the residents of Beaumont, South Carolina. Lately, a heat wave's spiked the mercury- and everyone's sex drive! These days, when Jamie runs into Max, it's all she can do not to tear his clothes off- and the feeling is mutual.
But trouble seems to follow Max like moths to a flame, and Jamie suspects he's all wrong for her. Meanwhile, the lingerie shop is having a sale on edible underwear, while the bakery's selling aphrodisiac-laced brownies and X-rated birthday cakes. Even Jamie's dog, Fleas, is dodging passes from the amorous French poodle next door!
But when someone starts bumping off some of the town's more annoying citizens, all clues lead straight to the new personals section in Jamie's newspaper. Pretty soon, things are getting hot and heavy, as Max and Jamie start uncovering secrets- and undressing each other…
So settle in with a tall cool drink, and have fun with FULL BLAST. We'll be back soon, with another steamy romantic adventure featuring Jamie and Max. Happy reading!
Janet & Charlotte
The temperature's on "sizzle" again in Beaumont, South Carolina, where peach trees are in season and ripe for the picking. So is its newest entrepreneur, Annie Fortenberry, who has inherited her grandmother's B&B (and its eccentric handyman Erdle Thorney). According to a local psychic she also inherited a spirit from its glory days as a brothel- not the kind of publicity the Peach Tree Bed & Breakfast needs if it's hosting millionaire Max Holt's upcoming wedding! If rumors of a naughty, prank-playing ghost aren't stressful enough, a mysterious man has arrived with an eye on Annie and her master suite. Wes Bridges is all leather and denim, sporting a two-day beard, straddling a Harley, and sending the B&B's testosterone level through the roof. Annie's cool demeanor may be dropping as fast as Wes's jeans, but leave it to her missing ex-husband to dampen the passion! Turns out someone has done him in, and all evidence points to Annie! Wrapped up in a murder plot, Annie must find the killer, save her own neck, and get back to where she was- wrapped up in Wes's strong loving arms…
We guarantee that you're going to have as much fun reading Full Bloom as we had writing it! (Even if we were surprised by the ending!) And you won't want to miss the hair-raising shenanigans when Fleas, the hound dog, meets the most cantankerous, snooty, bad-tempered, twenty-two pound orange cat….
Janet & Charlotte
I've been hearing from many of you that you'd like to see more books that entertain the way my Stephanie Plum novels do. So my good friend, Charlotte Hughes, and I teamed up to bring you a brand-new series of books. These new books are not set in the world of Plum, but they are written in the Plum tradition with fast-paced action, dysfunctional loveable characters, steamy sex, suspense and lots of laughs.
The series is kicked off by Full House, a slightly off-center love story about a devious man, an uncooperative woman, and a misguided genius. I wrote and published the original Full House in 1989 under the name Steffie Hall. I thought it was a fun book at the time, but Charlotte and I have made it bigger and better.
In Full House, Nick Kaharchek senses danger the minute he sees Billie Pearce. She represents everything he's always avoided.Ý Happy in her home life, a divorced mother of two, Billie is the epitome of stability. She's also irresistibly fascinating to the footloose Kaharchek… in a car crash sort of way. Their fateful meeting leads to a story filled with seduction and mayhem and love everlasting.
Charlotte and I hope you enjoy this first romantic adventure, and look forward to many more.
Janet & Charlotte
Mercury's in retrograde, and folks in Beaumont, South Carolina, are dealing with gossip, scandal, misunderstandings, and more secrets than ever. Local pediatrician Maggie Davenport has even bigger worries. Her wild-girl past has caught up with her in the form of her ex-boyfriend, a jailbird who just flew the coop — and is bent on tracking down Maggie and her daughter. Fortunately, FBI agent Zack Madden is on hand for protection. Unfortunately his presence is turning up the heat on an attraction Maggie simply has no time for… or does she? But Maggie and Zack aren't the only ones getting busy: Fleas, the hound dog, is up to his old tricks — this time with Butterbean, a very alluring… goat? Jamie Swift and millionaire Max Holt have babies on the brain. And resident psychic-slash-astrologer Destiny is fighting a crush of her own. Since the town's ice cream parlor is a magnet for gossip, no one can keep a secret and the sticky situations are getting even stickier…
It's the wildest time yet in the town we love to write about, and the characters we can't get enough of. So sit back, relax and enjoy a FULL SCOOP of fun, adventure, and romance.
Janet & Charlotte
Welcome to the world of Jamie Swift and Max Holt! My good friend Charlotte and I have teamed up to create a series of books featuring these two characters, and they taken on a life of their own! These books are not set in the same world as my Stephanie plum novels, but what they have in common are lovable, dysfunctional characters, villains you love to hate, and a cross-eyed way of looking at life.
Jamie and Max have intense chemistry- even though they drive each other crazy. Max thinks Jamie is a magnet for trouble and Jamie thinks Max is the most annoyingly sexy, mysterious man she's ever met. She knows she should stay away from him. But boy, oh boy, do the sparks fly when they get together. Jamie is a newspaper owner from a small southern town. And in FULL SPEED, she's after the story of a lifetime. Max Holt is right in the middle of that story, and so Jamie tracks down the millionaire playboy, forcing him to take her on as his partner. What follows is a story of a corrupt minister, a gang of mobsters on the loose, a hound dog called Fleas, a wise-cracking computer genius, and lots of love in the fast lane. Not to mention plenty of steamy action between Jamie and Max.
So have fun with FULL SPEED. We're going to sign off now and get back to creating more romantic adventure between Jamie Swift and Max Holt. Enjoy and happy reading!
Janet & Charlotte
With Full House, my good friend Charlotte Hughes and I teamed up to create an exciting new series. Now we bring you the second book, Full Tilt, which is filled with even more fast-paced action, crazy characters, steamy sex, suspense and nonstop hilarity. While these books are not set in the world of my Stephanie Plum novels, we're convinced they will bring you all the fun, the wisecracks, and the adventure that we love.
Jamie Swift has one priority in quiet Beaumont, South Carolina: running the local newspaper. Romance runs second. But with the arrival of her silent partner, the notoriously mysterious and sexy Maximillian Holt, Jamie's life gets shaken up. Max claims he's here to give his brother-in-law a vote of confidence. A former wrestler, Frankie Fontana's now taking his shots in the political ring. Beaumont could use a mayor with scruples, but what it gets is a crime- and what Jamie gets is a story that's taking her for a ride on the wild side, complete with two assassins, a washed-up stripper, and an insane poacher. Between a spray of bullets and a fast getaway, could it get any more romantic- or dangerous? Max and Jamie are betting their lives on a long shot.
Charlotte and I hope you'll enjoy Full Tilt as much as we have enjoyed creating it.
Janet & Charlotte
It seems like good luck when gorgeous and mysterious Ken Callahan stops to help single mom Chris Nelson with her car. But then she breaks his arm…then his toe…and then his heart. Not easily discouraged, Ken moves into her basement…cooks her potholder in the spaghetti sauce…attempts to seduce her with cookies…and destroys her favorite pan by trying to make a roast in it. All may seem lost for Chris and Ken, until a meddlesome Aunt Edna, a ride on a Zamboni, and a genuine love of family all conspire to turn their luck around.
Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum and Trenton vice cop Joe Morelli join forces to find the madman killer who shot and barbecued the youngest son of international black-market arms dealer Alexander Ramos.
Carlos Manoso, street name Ranger, is caught on video just minutes before the crime occurs. He's at the scene, he's with the victim, and he's the number-one suspect. Manoso is former special forces turned soldier of fortune. He has a blue-chip stock portfolio and no known address. He moves in mysterious circles. He's Stephanie's mentor-the man who taught her everything she knows about fugitive apprehension. And he's more than her friend.
Now he's the hunted and Stephanie's the hunter, and it's time for her to test her skills against the master. But if she does catch him… what then? Can she bring herself to turn him in?
Plus there are other things keeping Stephanie awake at night. Her maternal grandmother has set up houskeeping in Stephanie's apartment, a homicidal maniac has selected Stephanie as his next victim, her love life is in the toilet, she's adopted a dog with an eating disorder, and she can't button the top snap on her Levi's.
Experience the world of Plum-in Janet Evanovich's new thriller. It's surreal, it's frenetic, it's incendiary. Hot Six. It's the best yet.
From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. In her rollicking 13th Stephanie Plum adventure (after Twelve Sharp), bestseller Evanovich is in top, quirky form. Plucky, bumbling New Jersey bounty hunter Plum is reunited with her two-timing lawyer ex-husband, Dickie Orr, while doing a favor for the mysterious, sexy Ranger. But when Dickie disappears from his house leaving behind only bloodstains and bullet holes, Plum becomes the prime suspect in his alleged murder. Determined to clear her name, Plum and her on-again off-again Trenton cop boyfriend, the irresistible Joe Morelli, uncover Dickie's ties to a shady group of men involved in everything from money laundering to drug running. And when Dickie's jilted business partners decide Stephanie holds the key to the $40 million they believe Dickie stole from them, she's in for a wild ride. With the author's usual cast of eccentric side characters-everything from a taxidermist with a penchant for bombs to a grave-robbing tax man-Evanovich proves once again that Stephanie Plum and her entourage are here to stay.
Sinfully handsome schooner captain Ivan Rasmussen deserved to be called Ivan the Terrible, Stephanie Lowe decided. First he sold her a haunted house, and now he was laughing at her Calamity Jane cooking! She'd only agreed to work one voyage of his Maine coastal cruise in exchange for the house repairs promised by her cousin, who'd run off to marry a plumber. When the brazen Ivan, descendent of a pirate, swept her into his arms during a moonlight rendezvous, Stephanie knew how it felt to be pirate's treasure! Ivan teased her, flirted with her, and made her feel cherished as no one ever had, but when would her sexy scoundrel deliver the ravishing he promised?
Number one bestselling author Janet Evanovich teams up with award-winning author Dorien Kelly to deliver a sparkling novel of romantic suspense, small-town antics, secretive sabotage, and lots and lots of beer
Kate Appleton needs a job. Her husband has left her, she's been fired from her position as a magazine editor, and the only place she wants to go is to her parents' summer house, The Nutshell, in Keene's Harbor, Michigan. Kate's plan is to turn The Nutshell into a Bed and Breakfast. Problem is, she needs cash, and the only job she can land is less than savory
Matt Culhane wants Kate to spy on his brewery employees. Someone has been sabotaging his company, and Kate is just new enough in town that she can insert herself into Culhane's business and snoop around for him. If Kate finds the culprit, Matt will pay her a $20,000 bonus. Needless to say, Kate is highly motivated. But several problems present themselves. Kate despises beer. No one seems to trust her. And she is falling hard for her boss.
Can these two smoke out a saboteur, save Kate's family home, and keep a killer from closing in.all while resisting their undeniable attraction to one another? Filled with humor, heart, and loveable characters, Love in a Nutshell is delicious fun.
Miami is still freakin’ humid. The nights are even hotter. And there’s a body on ice. And that’s just the beginning of this adrenaline-rush of a hot-wired ride from phenomenal #1 New York Times bestselling author Janet Evanovich.
A woman with a taste for speed and a talent for breaking the rules, Barney also knows a little too much about cheating. First there was Hooker and that salesclerk. Now she’s convinced one of the competitors is up to no good on the track. Snooping to find evidence, Hooker and Barney “borrow” a NASCAR hauler. Turns out, the hauler is carrying two race cars and a dead guy. Now Barney and Hooker are facing multiple counts of grand theft auto and homicide.
So buckle up as Barney, Hooker, a 150-pound-bundle-of-St. Bernard-love named Beans, and the Super Cigar Ladies Felicia and Rosa shift into gear on a wild race around South Florida and Concord, North Carolina.
Everything you always wanted to know about righteous indignation, stealing an eighteen-wheeler, and sex in the fast lane.
Sneaking around in the shadows was more fun than Louisa ever imagined… Pete never figured on finding a partner in crime who tasted like dessert. Once he'd taught Louisa to enjoy living on the edge, would she finally feel safe in his love?
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 that 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 mouthwatering 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 paycheck, she’ll have to remember: no guts, no glory . . .
Watch your back Look both ways Because love is in the air And that means big trouble! Mysterious men have a way of showing up in Stephanie Plum's apartment. When the shadowy Diesel appears, he has a task for Stephanie – and he's not taking no for an answer. Annie Hart is a "relationship expert" who is wanted for armed robbery and assault with a deadly weapon. Stephanie needs to find her, fast. Diesel knows where she is. So they make a deal: He'll help her get Annie if Stephanie plays matchmaker to several of Annie's most difficult clients. But someone wants to find Annie even more than Diesel and Stephanie. Someone with a nasty temper. And someone with "unmentionable" skills. Does Diesel know more that he's saying about Annie Hart? Does Diesel have secrets he's keeping from Stephanie and the two men in her life – Ranger and Morelli? With Stephanie Plum in over her head, things are sure to get a little dicey and a little explosive, Jersey style!
The First Full Length Stephanie Plum Between-the-Numbers Novel from #1 Bestselling Author Janet Evanovich.
Turn on all the lights and check under your bed. Things are about to get spooky in Trenton, New Jersey. According to legend, the Jersey Devil prowls the Pine Barrens and soars above the treetops in the dark of night. As eerie as this might seem, there are things in the Barrens that are even more frightening and dangerous. And there are monkeys. Lots of monkeys. Wulf Grimoire is a world wanderer and an opportunist who can kill without remorse and disappear like smoke. He’s chosen Martin Munch, boy genius, as his new business partner, and he’s chosen the Barrens as his new playground. Munch received his doctorate degree in quantum physics when he was twenty-two. He’s now twenty-four, and while his brain is large, his body hasn’t made it out of the boys’ department at Macy’s. Anyone who says good things come in small packages hasn’t met Munch. Wulf Grimoire is looking for world domination. Martin Munch would be happy if he could just get a woman naked and tied to a tree. Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum has Munch on her most-wanted list for failure to appear in court. Plum is the all-American girl stuck in an uncomfortable job, succeeding on luck and tenacity. Usually she gets her man. This time she gets a monkey. She also gets a big guy named Diesel. Diesel pops in and out of Plum ’s life like birthday cake – delicious to look at and taste, not especially healthy as a steady diet, gone by the end of the week if not sooner. He’s an ьber bounty hunter with special skills when it comes to tracking men and pleasing women. He’s after Grimoire, and now he’s also after Munch. And if truth were told, he wouldn’t mind setting Stephanie Plum in his crosshairs. Diesel and Plum hunt down Munch and Grimoire, following them into the Barrens, surviving cranberry bogs, the Jersey Devil, a hair-raising experience, sand in their underwear, and, of course… monkeys.
30-letnia rozwódka, Stephanie Plum, zarabia na życie w niecodzienny sposób – zajmuje się ustalaniem miejsca pobytu zwolnionych za kaucją oskarżonych, którzy nie stawili się na rozprawę. Tym razem szuka aresztowanego pod zarzutem usiłowania zabójstwa Kenny'ego Mancuso, który złamał warunki zwolnienia i zniknął. Stephanie wpada na jego trop, lecz zanim doprowadzi sprawę do końca, narazie siebie i swoich najbliższych na śmiertelne niebezpieczeństwo
Niezależność to wspaniała rzecz. Własny kąt, z dala od rodziców, dzielony jedynie z chomikiem Rexem, to dla Stefanie Plum rzecz godna wszelkich poświęceń. Tych poświęceń musi być jednak coraz więcej, bowiem niewierny mąż już od dawna jest przeszłością (na szczęście!) i nie można liczyć na jego wsparcie finansowe. Nieaktualna jest także już od pół roku posada w sklepie z bielizną, ilość sprzętów domowych nadających się do spieniężenia coraz bardziej się kurczy, a na dodatek właśnie odebrano jej samochód kupiony na raty w okresie prosperity.
Co zrobić? Zaszantażować kuzyna i zamiast nudnej pracy w papierkach zostać łowcą nagród! A dokładniej – zajmować się odnajdywaniem i dostarczaniem policji osób zwolnionych za kaucją, które nie pojawiły się w sądzie.
Stefanie jest gotowa zrobić wszystko, byle tylko w jej lodówce pojawiło się w końcu coś więcej niż pleśń. Problem jednak z osobą, na którą jest wystawione jej pierwsze zlecenie. Bowiem Joe Morelli, policjant oskarżony o morderstwo, spotkał się już nie raz ze Stefanie. Zwłaszcza jedno randez-vous sprzed kilkunastu lat, kiedy to uwiódł ją za kontuarem z eklerkami, żywo tkwi w jej pamięci.
Naszą bohaterkę czeka trudna droga do osiągnięcia celu. Z czasem okazuje się, że wina Morellego nie jest taka oczywista, a na dodatek Stefanie zadziera z psychopatycznym bokserem Ramirezem. Na szczęście Komandos, kolega z pracy, były żołnierz Oddziałów Specjalnych, pomaga jej stawiać pierwsze kroki w nowym zawodzie.
"Po pierwsze dla pieniędzy", jak i cała seria książek o Stefanie Plum, jest doskonałym lekiem na zły humor. Główna bohaterka to energiczna osoba, odznaczająca się optymizmem i brakiem rozwagi. Powieść jest pełna zwrotów akcji opisanych jędrnym, żywym językiem. Pokazuje w krzywym zwierciadle miasto New Jersey, z którego pochodzi "łowczyni nagród z piekła rodem", i z ciepłą ironią traktuje jego mieszkańców.
Stefanie Plum można by porównywać do bohaterek książek pisanych przez Fielding czy Grocholę. Nie jest już nastolatką, też ma problemy z facetami i przejmuje się swoim wyglądem. Więcej w niej jednak charyzmy i autoironii. Nawet z opalonymi brwiami i podbitym okiem (jej praca zdecydowanie nie należy do bezpiecznych!) jest gotowa osiągnąć swój cel.
Evanovich w jednym z wywiadów powiedziała, że specjalnie pisze krótkie książki, ponieważ jej poczucie humoru na dłuższą metę może się stać męczące. Efekt jest taki, że po pierwszej książce ma się nieodpartą ochotę na następną, i następną, i następną…
I uwaga techniczna: książki Evanovich czytałam w oryginale i zdecydowanie polecam to wszytkim tym, którzy znają trochę angielski. Zwłaszcza po tym, gdy usłyszałam o przetłumaczeniu przezwiska "Ranger" na "Leśnik". Ale być może to tylko plotka.
Co czeka Stephanie?- wuj Fred zniknął bez śladu- w torbie na śmieci znajduje się ciało- po mieście goni ją paskudny bukmacher- babcia Mazurowa chce posłużyć się paralizatorem- Stephanie może korzystać z wozu tylko przez czterdzieści osiem godzin- dwaj mężczyźni próbują zaciągnąć ją do łóżka- nie ma odpowiedniej kiecki na mafijne wesele- jest jeszcze mały wściekły człowieczek, który nie chce wynieść się z jej mieszkania…
Es una verdad universa reconocida que si se tiene un trabajo de riesgo, lo mejor que se puede hacer es mantenerlo al margen de la vida privada.
Sin embargo, ésta es una regla que la incombustible Stephanie Plum, la caza recompensas más patosa de la Costa este, parece incapaz de cumplir
En esta nueva entrega de sus descacharrantes aventuras, cuando Stephanie emprenda la búsqueda de una madre y una hija desaparecidas, no sólo la perseguirán malos malísimos como el mafioso Eddie Abruzzi, sino que además tendrá que soportar los bienintencionados consejos de la abuela Mazur, arreglarle la vida a su hermana Valerie, aceptar con buena cara la ayuda entusiasta aunque poco eficaz de su amiga Lula, los hirientes comentarios de los policías de su pueblo, siempre dispuestos a pasar un buen rato con sus meteduras de pata… Y por si todo esto fuera poco aún tendrá que decidir entre abandonarse a la lujuria en brazos del apuesto y misterioso Ranger o reconciliarse con Joe Morelli su novio de toda la vida
Zadanie odnalezienia gangstera Eddiego DeChoocha nie jest łatwe – zwłaszcza gdy w sprawę wciągnięci są dwaj sympatyczni nieudacznicy: Walter "Księżyc" Dunphy i Dougie "Diler" Kruper. Okazuje się, że chodzi o coś więcej niż tylko o przemyt papierosów i kiedy obaj znikają, Stephanie Plum prosi o pomoc Komandosa. Ten zaś stawia warunek: spędzenie nocy z naszą bohaterką. Gdy Eddie uprowadza babcię Stephanie, żadną przygód, energiczną starszą panią, sytuacja komplikuje się coraz bardziej…
It's summertime in Jersey And all across the land It's time for Summer Reading And working on your tan. But no vacation can start Or go off without a hitch Unless you've packed your bag With the latest Evanovich. Yes, it's time for Stephanie and gang To get up to their old antics With Grandma, Lula, Connie too – Mrs. Plum, she will be frantic! See, someone wants to kill Vinnie Who? The list is long And Mooner returns to brighten our day Complete with his favorite bong. And Lula's involved in a Ponzi scheme Stand back! You know she'll be pissed While Stephanie's chasing a dangerous skip He thinks he'll never be missed. With Ranger days and Morelli nights (Or perhaps it's the other way 'round) This sixteenth Stephanie Plum adventure Will wear the blockbuster crown. So grab some donuts and Cluck-in-a-Bucket And get ready for grand-scale fun Number sixteen is a sure-fire bet For bestseller lists: number one!
Single mom Lizabeth Kane isn't exactly carpenter material – she's never picked up a hammer in her life. But she desperately needs the construction job that builder Matt Hallahan is offering. And even though he knows trouble is ahead, Matt can't refuse Lizbeth's irresistible smile.
Matt Hallahan isn't exactly relationship material – he has always been too busy working on other people's houses to make a home of his own. And even though she knows better, Lizabeth can't stop thinking about the rugged carpenter.
Is the relationship Matt and Lizabeth are building solid – or more like a house of cards?
Where there’s smoke there’s fire, and no one knows this better than New Jersey bounty hunter Stephanie Plum. Dead bodies are showing up in shallow graves on the empty construction lot of Vincent Plum Bail Bonds. No one is sure who the killer is, or why the victims have been offed, but what is clear is that Stephanie’s name is on the killer’s list.Short on time to find evidence proving the killer’s identity, Stephanie faces further complications when her family and friends decide that it’s time for her to choose between her longtime off-again-on-again boyfriend, Trenton cop Joe Morelli, and the bad boy in her life, security expert Ranger. Stephanie’s mom is encouraging Stephanie to dump them both and choose a former high school football star who’s just returned to town. Stephanie’s sidekick, Lula, is encouraging Stephanie to have a red-hot boudoir “bake-off.” And Grandma Bella, Morelli’s old-world grandmother, is encouraging Stephanie to move to a new state when she puts “the eye” on Stephanie.With a cold-blooded killer after her, a handful of hot men, and a capture list that includes a dancing bear and a senior citizen vampire, Stephanie’s life looks like it’s about to go up in smoke.The hardcover edition of Smokin’ Seventeen contains two smokin’ hot stickers inside!From the Hardcover edition.
Take an exit off the Jersey Turnpike to the irresistible world of Stephanie Plum, America's favorite bounty hunter, where she gets into more trouble than ever. This time, she faces a notorious gang in Trenton who wants her dead. Morelli warns that she's in too deep, and Stephanie more than agrees. But the gang won't let her bow out. With Ranger missing in action, Stephanie has to go into hiding-and stumbles on to the secret location of Ranger's "bat cave." Is it the perfect place to disappear? Or will she get into more trouble than she knows by delving into his private world? The tenth Stephanie Plum novel is filled with Evanovich's trademark high stakes, high adventure, high wit, and sly comedy.
When Megan discovered a floppy-eared rabbit gnawing on the hem of her skirt, she meant to give his owner a piece of her mind – but Dr. Patrick Hunter was too attractive to stay mad at. Megan had one failed love, could the doctor who kissed her breathless help to heal her heart?
Berry Knudson had a talent for disaster, but when she climbed a tree to rescue a kitten, she wasn't prepared for the scrumptious hunk undressing in a nearby window, or her dive downward that smashed Jake Sawyer's pizza and won his heart! But was there room in her chaotic schedule for a risk-taking inventor with dreams? She took classes, delivered pizzas, and cared for three eccentric old ladies she rescued from the train station. But Jake thrived on a challenge, and he could be very inventive. Could he teach her there was time to make butterscotch pudding and let herself be loved?
When the delightful, daffy Dog Lady of station WZZZ offered to take on the temporary job of traffic reporter, Steve Crow tried to think of reasons to turn Daisy Adams down. Perhaps he knew that sharing the close quarters of a car with her for hours would give the handsome program director no room to resist her quirky charms. He'd always favored low-slung sports cars and high-heeled women, but that was before he fell for a free spirit who caught crooks by accident, loved old people and pets, and had just too many jobs!
Loving Daisy turned Steve's life upside down, especially once he adopted Bob, a couch potato masquerading as a huge dog. But was Daisy finally ready to play for keeps?
America's favorite bounty hunter, Stephanie Plum, is back in her twelfth bestseller and sure to win more fans than ever before. Trenton, New Jersey's premier troublemaker is once again struggling with her tangled love life, her chaotic family, and her gift for destroying every car she drives. Not to mention her attempts to bring in the sometimes scary bail jumpers of Trenton, and the sudden appearance of a mysterious female stalker-who turns out to have a close connection to Ranger. Twelve Sharp has twists that will drive readers wild and prove that once again, for sheer reading entertainment, no one tops Janet Evanovich.
Faltan cuatro días para Navidad y las cosas no se ven alegres para la cazarrecompensas Stephanie Plum. No tiene árbol. No ha comprado ningún regalo. Las tiendas están llenas hasta los topes de compradores. No hay ninguna luz centelleando en su apartamento. Y un extraño está en su cocina.
Claro que esto ya le ha ocurrido a Stephanie Plum antes. Los desconocidos, bichos raros, criminales, arrastrados y lunáticos de siempre encuentran sin problemas el camino a su puerta. Pero este tipo es diferente. Este tipo es misterioso, sexualmente atractivo… y tiene sus propios planes. Su nombre es Diesel y es un hombre con una misión. Diesel es diferente a cualquiera que Stephanie haya conocido en su vida. La pregunta es, ¿qué quiere de ella? ¿Le puede ayudar a encontrar al pequeño viejo fabricante de juguetes que ha roto su libertad bajo fianza antes de Navidad? ¿Puede sobrevivir él a la cena del día de fiesta de la familia Plum? ¿Puede traerle a Stephanie un árbol que no tenga aspecto de haber crecido al lado de una central nuclear? Estas preguntas y otras más la mantienen despierta por la noche. Por no mencionar que necesita encontrar a un montón de desagradables elfos, su hermana Valerie tiene una?sorpresa? de Navidad para los Plum, su sobrina Mary Alice ya no cree en Santa, y la abuela Mazur tiene un nuevo semental.
Así es que saca el reno plástico, ata las campanillas, y alístate para celebrar los días de fiesta? al estilo de Jersey. Visiones de Sugar Plums? ¡el mundo de Plum nunca ha sido más alegre!
Number one bestselling author Janet Evanovich has created a brand-new heroine in Elizabeth Tucker: Marblehead resident, bakery worker, unlucky in love.and descendant of witches. Life has had a pleasant predictability to it for Lizzy. That is until a tall, black-haired, dark eyed man shows up in a black sports car, touches her hand and leaves a burn mark. His name is Gerwulf Grimoire, also known as Wulf. And he wants what Lizzy has: knowledge. Almost simultaneously comes another man, a different man, but this one just as dangerous in his own way. His name is Diesel. And he wants several things Lizzy has, only one of them being knowledge. Unbeknownst to Lizzy, she has the ability to find "empowered objects." Turns out, a collection of stones that represent the seven deadly sins have made their way to Marblehead. Nothing bad can happen if the stones are all separated. But if they are grouped together, they have the power to unleash hell on earth. Wulf wants them. Diesel wants to stop him. And Lizzy is the key to all of it. Can Lizzy stay one step ahead of two men who both want her.both body and soul? Can she juggle her job at Dazzle's bakery and still get the muffins out in time every morning? Can she stop the end of the world from occuring? For Elizabeth Tucker, cupcakes, 4 a.m. alarm clock settings, and Armageddon are all in a day's work.
With gluttony safely behind them, DIESEL and LIZZY find themselves in search of LUST. But are they really after LUST, or is it TRUE LOVE? To find out they'll have to hunt through Boston's Louisburg Square, the catacombs of the Old North Church, and infiltrate an ancient, secret society, deep within Dartmouth College… all the while battling WULF, his minion, HATCHET, and sweet TEMPTATION.
Hank Mallone knows he's in trouble when Maggie Toone agrees to pretend to be his wife in order to improve his rogue's reputation. Will his harebrained scheme to get a bank loan for his business backfire once Maggie arrives in his small Vermont town and lets the gossips take a look?
Maggie never expected her employer to be drop-dead handsome, but she's too intrigued by his offer to say no… and too eager to escape a life that made her feel trapped. The deal is strictly business, both agree, until Hank turns out to be every fantasy she ever had.
Stephanie Plum, łowczyni nagród, i Joe Morelli, zastępca szeryfa policji w Trenton, łączą siły w poszukiwaniu psychicznie chorego mordercy, który zastrzelił, a następnie podpalił syna Alexandra Ramosa – międzynarodowego handlarza bronią.