Hot Six (Stephanie Plum Series #6)

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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.

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Overview

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. Ranger 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 housekeeping 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.

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New Jersey's wackiest bounty hunter is on the trail of a whole new batch of "skips," and that means fans of Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series are in for a treat. Uppermost on the minds of readers of High Five is the question of just whom Stephanie slept with last time around, Ranger or Morelli. Well, the answers to that and a whole slew of new questions are provided in the next installment in the series, Hot Six. And hot it is, a sizzling miasma of flaming cars, blistering looks, scorching comments, and fiery kisses.

This time out, Stephanie has one of the meanest skips she's ever tried to bring in, a brutal bully who killed his wife. His intense hatred for women easily extends to Stephanie, who barely escapes with her life several times. Her survival is dependent in part on help from Lula, that larger-than-life ex-prostitute turned file clerk, who, as usual, is carrying a mini-arsenal she's all too eager to use. Stephanie's job is made twice as hard by the fact that her usual backup from Ranger isn't there. In fact, Ranger is the leading suspect in a murder case and has skipped bail. Knowing Ranger won't be found if he doesn't want to be, Stephanie lets her nemesis, Joyce Barnhardt, take the case.

It turns out that Stephanie doesn't need to find Ranger; he finds her. And this honor earns Stephanie two determined tails who follow her everywhere she goes: Joyce Barnhardt, and two henchmen named Mitchell and Habib who are working for some unknown boss. At first Mitchell and Habib seem to be a pair of bumbling fools who are more annoying than anything. But before this case is solved, they will demonstrate their true acumen in a very frightening way.

Just when Stephanie thinks her life can't get any worse, she finds herself with an unexpected roommate: Grandma Mazur, who has moved in on the heels of a major disagreement with Stephanie's father. About the same time, Stephanie asks for a favor from one of the detectives on the police force, and in exchange he asks her to watch his dog while he's out of town. The only problem is, he never goes out of town. Nor does he return for the dog. So on top of Grandma Mazur, Stephanie now has yet another roommate: a large, smelly dog named Bob with a penchant for chewing everything in sight and howling like a banshee whenever he's left alone.

Between bringing in her own skips, trying hard to keep Joyce away from hers, doing some side work at Ranger's request, and bumping into Morelli (though never in the way either of them is hoping for), Stephanie's life couldn't get much more bizarre. Or could it? There's still this ongoing confusion between the men in her life, both of whom are vying for her company and attention. And of course, there are the requisite fires, explosions, and sundry vehicles that suffer inexplicable damage -- except for the monstrous old powder-blue Buick, which seems to be indestructible. But even the Buick may come to suffer if Grandma Mazur succeeds in her quest to get a driver's license and hit (perhaps literally) the road.

With the usual collection of wacky characters, both old and new, Hot Six makes for a fun adventure that is equal parts suspense and hilarity. Evanovich trained her writing muscles by churning out sizzling romances for several years before she switched her focus to a dark comedy featuring a wisecracking Jersey girl who went from selling department store underwear to bringing in bail skippers. Neither Trenton, New Jersey, nor the mystery genre has been quite the same since. The fun just doesn't get any better than this. (Beth Amos)

Beth Amos is the author of several mainstream suspense thrillers, including Second Sight, Eyes of Night, and Cold White Fury. She lives in Wisconsin and is at work on her next novel.

Jill M. Smith
Janet Evanovich has a gift for delivering unabashed humor and intriguing suspense. This is one remarkable series that just keeps improving with age!
Romantic Times
Barnes & Noble Guide to New Fiction
In this mystery featuring Stephanie Plum, readers follow as she teams up with vice cop Joe Morelli to find the missing bounty hunter, Ranger, but Stephanie's real concern is her Grandma -- who moves in with her after a fight with Stephanie's Dad.
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Sexy, smart-talking New Jersey bounty hunter Stephanie Plum returns for her sixth wildly amusing mystery (after 1999's High Five). Determination and contacts (she's grown up with half the cops and crooks in Trenton) compensate for Steph's poor aim with a gun, bad luck with cars and soft-hearted approach to her job (one bail jumper evades her four times). The police are after her mentor, the mysterious Ranger, wanted for killing drug and gun dealer Homer Ramos. Claiming he's innocent, Ranger persuades Steph to help him keep an eye on the Ramos clan. Steph teams up with her lover, vice cop Joe Morelli, then strikes out on her own when she realizes neither Joe nor Ranger will share information with her. When Mafia thugs get involved, she barely avoids kidnapping and torture. Meanwhile, there's her love life to deal with. Can she be physically attracted to Ranger and be in love with Joe? Evanovich spins all these threads, plus more, into a lunatic tapestry of nonstop action peopled by wacky characters straight out of a 1930s screwball comedy: Steph's Grandma Mazur, 80 years old, with the world view of a teenage punk; Mooner and Dougie, two lovable but zonked-out stolen goods dealers who have a closeout sale before going to jail; Habib and Mitchell, mobsters who follow Steph when Mitchell's wife doesn't need the car for kids' soccer games; and Steph's co-worker and pal, Lula, a gun-toting ex-prostitute always ready for an adventure. Evanovich just keeps getting better. (June) Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.|
Library Journal
Fans of Stephanie Plum Jersey girl and bounty hunter will be happy to find out just whom Stephanie spent the night with, as it was left to one's imagination at the end of the preceding book, High Five. In this adventure, Stephanie learns that her friend and mentor, Carlos "Ranger" Manoso, is being sought for murder. Can Ranger be guilty? Stephanie helps to chase down a murderer and contend with two inept thugs, not to mention her growing attraction to one of the men in her life. Our heroine meets with the usual car-related misfortunes how many cars has this lady had destroyed? and the usual cast of colorful characters. The action is fast, and the dialog is sharp and flavored with Evanovich's broad humor. There's plenty of sexual banter and suspense to carry the listener along. C.J. Critt does a good job of giving each character a distinct personality; her voice paints pictures. Those who want an action-packed mystery laced with some steamy romance will love this audio. It's pure fun to enter Stephanie's universe, and who can't use an escape now and then? Go ahead, six is your lucky number. Nancy Paul, Brandon P.L., WI Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Samantha Miller
Realism takes a backseat to humor in this series, but the snappy one–liners and oddball characters will have readers coming back for more.
People Magazine
Kirkus Reviews
"I have so many dilemmas," says Stephanie Plum—Trenton's most adorable, least reliable bond enforcement agent—"I can't even remember them all." And no question about it, they do come in bunches in this sixth venture into bounty-hunting ineptitude. There's the dilemma of the heart, for instance. Steph can't decide which of the two hunks in her life, each abrim with testosterone, turns her on faster. Is it the sexy policeman, Joe Morelli, the guy she's known all her life, the guy who succeeded in taking her teenage virginity without even trying? Or the enigmatic Ricardo Carlo Manoso, a.k.a. Ranger, the bounty-hunting mentor she can't say no to, though he only half asks? Nor can she decide what to do about the Ramos dilemma, derived from a family of hard cases who want to kill her, mostly because, unlike most of Steph's prey, they prefer fight to flight. Then there's the pimple dilemma (it's right in the middle of her chin! Should she squeeze or wait?); the Grandma Mazur dilemma (she's suddenly Steph's roommate); the big, slobbering dog dilemma (a love-hate relationship worthy of a deeply confused heroine); the suicidal-girl-on-the-bridge dilemma; the . . . well, you get the idea. The essential thing is that the day this Jersey tomato decides to diarize, Bridget Jones had better look to her laurels. Steph and company make for another helping of energetic entertainment (High Five)—a savory Plum pudding for her growing army of fans.
From the Publisher

“Actress Mazar has just the right sassy streetwise accent to fit the first-person voice of Evanovich’s hero, Stephanie Plum. Mazar sounds poised yet real in her role as the New Jersey-based bounty hunter. She gamely throws herself into the dramatic ‘bits’ along the way, playing out the dialogue scenes with relish.”—Publishers Weekly

"Steph and company make for another helping of energetic entertainment--a savory Plum pudding for her growing army of fans." --Kirkus Reviews

"A lunatic tapestry of nonstop action peopled by wacky characters straight out of a 1930s screwball comedy...Evanovich just keeps getting better." --Publisher's Weekly

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781559276054
  • Publisher: Macmillan Audio
  • Publication date: 6/20/2000
  • Series: Stephanie Plum Series , #6
  • Format: Cassette
  • Edition description: Abridged, 2 cassettes, 3 hrs.
  • Product dimensions: 6.86 (w) x 4.70 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Meet the Author

Janet  Evanovich

Bestselling author Janet Evanovich is the recipient of the Crime Writers Association's John Creasey Memorial, Last Laugh, and Silver Dagger awards, as well as the Left Coast Crime's Lefty award, and is the two-time recipient of the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association's Dilys award. She lives in New Hampshire, where she is at work on her next Stephanie Plum adventure.

Debi Mazar, a New York native, made her feature film debut in Martin Scorsese's Goodfellas as Ray Liotta's junkie mistress.  From that auspicious beginning, she has appeared in numerous films, such as Little Man Tate, Toys, Bullets Over Broadway, Batman Forever, The Insider, Collateral, and Be Cool. She has had recurring roles on The Practice, the HBO series Entourage and Ugly Betty, and has appeared on Dancing with the Stars. Debi has narrated a number of titles of the New York Times #1 bestselling Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich.

Biography

When plucky Stephanie Plum lost her job as a lingerie buyer, she had little other choice than to take a position working for her cousin Vinnie's bail-bonds office where she'd spend her days and nights hunting down fugitives, solving mysteries, and falling ass-backwards into adventure. Come to think of it, Ms. Plum has more than a little in common with her creator Janet Evanovich.

Much like the panty-pushing Plum, Evanovich once made her trade in erotica as a romance novelist for the trashy Bantam series "Loveswept." Tiring of the genre and finding herself increasingly fixated on crime, mystery, and the kind of adventures she came to love through comic books like Uncle Scrooge, she decided to ditch steamy stories in favor of off-the-wall humor and feats of daring. As Evanovich said on her website, "after twelve romance novels I ran out of sexual positions and decided to move into the mystery genre."

The resulting Stephanie Plum Mysteries reflect Evanovich's love for comics, toys, shoe-shopping, Cheez Doodles, and beer. Evanovich also created a memorable character that shares many of the author's distinctive traits, such as her self-effacing, dirty-minded wit. The Plum Mysteries, while often rambling and thin on plot, are never anything less than entertaining, hilarious, and refreshing in every way.

Stephanie Plum made her debut in 1994's One For the Money, in which she tracked down Joe Morelli, an ex-cop and murder suspect who'd also been guilty of taking Stephanie's virginity when she was 18. The novel's sly mix of sexiness and childlike playfulness made for a sort of young adult novel for adults.

Since then, the red-hot bounty hunter and a crew of misfits that includes retired hooker Lula, aging bail-jumper Eddie Decooch, and Plum's own hipster granny have romped their way "through the numbers," establishing Evanovich as one of the best and most inventive writers of "Strong Woman" mysteries and guaranteeing her a place on the New York Times bestseller list.

In 2004, Evanovich introduced a smart, savvy new series featuring Alexander "Barney" Barnaby, a sexy Baltimore car mechanic, NASCAR nut, and amateur sleuth with her own posse of delightful eccentrics. She's not Plum, but she's definitely a peach. Hey, what else would you expect from a Janet Evanovich heroine?

Good To Know

Evanovich's motorcycle-riding daughter Alex has created an online comic about her hamster called "Batster," which her mother proudly displays on her web site. With episodes like "Batster vs. Beerzilla," it's clear that wackiness runs in the Evanovich genes.

If you think the Stephanie Plum novels are zany, wait till you hear about what Evanovich was writing before she started getting published. As she explains on her web site, "The first story [I ever wrote] was about the pornographic adventures of a fairy who lived in a second rate fairy forest in Pennsylvania."

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    1. Also Known As:
      Steffie Hall
    2. Hometown:
      Hanover, New Hampshire
    1. Date of Birth:
      April 22, 1943
    2. Place of Birth:
      South River, New Jersey
    1. Education:
      B.A., Douglass College, 1965
    2. Website:

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I>HOT SIX is the book everyone has been waiting for! In this sixth Stephanie Plum adventure, you follow the foxy Plum on her biggest quest yet. Ranger, the super bounty hunter, is on the lam and Stephanie has to team up with vice-cop Joe Morelli to find him. But has Ranger really broken the law? Is he a psychotically dangerous criminal? Sexual temptation, homicidal maniacs, FTA's and donut addiction are small poattoes to Stephanie because Grandma Mazur has a fight with Stephanie's father and moves in with Stephanie and Rex, the hampster. Anything can happen--and everything does--in Janet Evanovich's HOT SIX.
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Table of Contents

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First Chapter

Chapter One

Carol Zabo was standing on the outermost guardrail on the bridge spanning the Delaware between Trenton, New Jersey and Morrisville, Pennsylvania. She was holding a regulation size yellow fire brick in the palm of her right hand, with about four feet of clothesline stretched between the brick and her ankle. On the side of the bridge in big letters was the slogan "Trenton Makes and the World Takes." And Carol was apparently tired of the world taking whatever it was she was making, because she was getting ready to jump into the Delaware and let the brick do its work.

I was standing about ten feet from Carol, trying to talk her off the guardrail. Cars were rolling past us, some slowing up to gawk, and some cutting in and out of the gawkers, giving Carol the finger because she was disturbing the flow. "Listen Carol," I said, "it's eight-thirty in the morning, and it's starting to snow. I'm freezing my ass off. Make up your mind about jumping, because I have to tinkle, and I need a cup of coffee."

Truth is, I didn't for a minute think she'd jump. For one thing, she was wearing a four-hundred-dollar jacket from Wilson Leather. You just don't jump off a bridge in a four-hundred-dollar jacket. It isn't done. The jacket would get ruined. Carol was from the Chambersburg section of Trenton, just like me, and in the Burg you gave the jacket to your sister, then you jumped off the bridge.

"Hey, you listen, Stephanie Plum," Carol said, teeth chattering. "Nobody sent you an engraved invitation to this party."

I'd gone to high school with Carol. She'd been a cheerleader, and I'd been a baton twirler. Now she was married to Lubie Zabo and wanted to kill herself. If I was married to Lubie I'd want to kill myself too, but that wasn't Carol's reason for standing on the guardrail, holding a brick on a rope. Carol had shoplifted some crotchless bikinis from the Fredericks of Hollywood store at the mall. It wasn't that Carol couldn't afford the panties, it was that she wanted them to spice up her love life and was too embarrassed to take them to the register. In her haste to make a getaway, she'd rear-ended Brian Simon's plainclothes cop car and had left the scene. Brian had been in the car at the time, and had chased her down and thrown her into the pokey.

My cousin Vinnie, president and sole proprietor of Vincent Plum Bail Bonds, had written Carol's get-out-of-jail ticket. If Carol didn't show up for her court date, Vinnie would forfeit the walking money unless he could retrieve Carol's body in a timely manner.

This is where I come in. I'm a bond enforcement agent, which is a fancy term for bounty hunter, and I retrieve bodies for Vinnie. Preferably live and unharmed. Vinnie had spotted Carol on his way in to work this morning and had dispatched me to rescue her --or, if rescue wasn't possible to eyeball the precise spot she splashed down. Vinnie was worried if Carol jumped into the river, and the divers and cops with grappling hooks couldn't find her water-logged corpse, Vinnie might be out his bond money.

"This is really a bad way to do it," I said to Carol. "You're going to look awful when they find you. Think about it --your hair's gonna be a wreck."

She rolled her eyes up as if she could see on the top of her head. "Shit, I never thought of that," she said. "I just had it highlighted, too. I got it foiled."

The snow was coming down in big wet blobs. I was wearing hiking boots with thick vibram soles, but the cold was seeping through to my feet all the same. Carol was more dressy in funky ankle boots, a little black dress, and the excellent jacket. Somehow the brick seemed too casual for the rest of the outfit. And the dress reminded me of a dress I had hanging in my own closet. I'd only worn the dress for a matter of minutes before it had been dropped to the floor and kicked aside...the opening statement in an exhaustive night with the man of my dreams. Well, one of the men, anyway. Funny how people see clothes differently. I wore the dress, hoping to get a man into my bed. And Carol chose it to jump off a bridge. Now in my opinion, jumping off a bridge in a dress is a bad decision. If I was going to jump off a bridge I'd wear slacks. Carol was going to look like an idiot with her skirt up around her ears and her pantyhose hanging out. "So what does Lubie think of the highlights?" I asked.

"Lubie likes the highlights," Carol said. "Only he wants me to grow it longer. He says long hair is the style now." Personally, I wouldn't put a lot of stock in the fashion sense of a man who got his nickname by bragging about his sexual expertise with a greasegun. But hey, that's just me. "So tell me again why you're up here on the guardrail."

"Because I'd rather die than go to jail."

"I told you, you're not going to jail. And if you do, it won't be for very long."

"A day is too long! An hour is too long! They make you take off all your clothes, and then they make you bend over so they can look for smuggled weapons. And you have to go to the bathroom in front of everyone. There's no, you know, privacy. I saw a special on television."

Okay, so now I understood a little bit better. I'd kill myself before I'd do any of those things, too. "Maybe you won't have to go to jail," I said. "I know Brian Simon. I could talk to him. Maybe I could get him to drop the charges."

Carol's face brightened. "Really. Would you do that for me?"

"Sure. I can't guarantee anything, but I can give it a shot."

"And if he won't drop the charges, I'll still have a chance to kill myself."

"Exactly."

* * *

I packed Carol and the brick off in her car, and then I drove over to the 7-Eleven for coffee and a box of glazed chocolate doughnuts. I figured I deserved the doughnuts, since I'd done such a good job of saving Carol's life. I took the doughnuts and coffee to Vinnie's storefront office on Hamilton Avenue. I didn't want to run the risk of eating all the doughnuts myself. And I was hoping Vinnie would have more work for me. As a bond enforcement agent I only get paid if I bring somebody in. And at the moment I was clean out of wayward bondees.

"Damn skippy," Lula said from behind the file cabinets. "Here come doughnuts walking through the door."

At five feet five inches weighing in at a little over two hundred pounds, Lula is something of a doughnut expert. She was in monochromatic mode this week, with hair, skin, and lipgloss all the color of cocoa. The skin color is permanent, but the hair changes weekly.

Lula does filing for Vinnie, and she helps me out when I need backup. Since I'm not the world's best bounty hunter, and Lula isn't the world's best backup, it's more often than not like the amateur-hour version of The Best of Cops Bloopers.

"Are those chocolate doughnuts?" Lula asked. "Connie and me were just thinking we needed some chocolate doughnuts, weren't we, Connie?"

Connie Rosolli is Vinnie's office manager. She was at her desk, in the middle of the room, examining her mustache in a mirror. "I'm thinking of having more electrolysis," she said. "What do you think?"

"I think it's a good thing," Lula told her, helping herself to a doughnut. "Because you're starting to look like Groucho Marx, again."

I sipped my coffee and fingered through some files Connie had on her desk. "Anything new come in?" The door to Vinnie's inner office slammed open, and Vinnie stuck his head out. "Fuckin' A, we got something new...and it's all yours."

Lula screwed her mouth up to the side. And Connie did a nose wrinkle.

I had a bad feeling in my stomach. Usually I had to beg for jobs and here Vinnie was, having saved something for me. "What's going on?" I asked.

"It's Ranger," Connie said. "He's in the wind. Won't respond to his pager."

"The schmuck didn't show up for his court date yesterday," Vinnie said. "He's FTA."

FTA is bounty-hunter-speak for "failure to appear". Usually I'm happy to hear someone has failed to appear, because it means I get to earn money by coaxing them back into the system. In this case, there was no money to be had, because if Ranger didn't want to be found, he wasn't going to be found. End of discussion.

Ranger is a bounty hunter, like me. Only Ranger is good. He's close to my age, give or take a few years, he's Cuban-American, and I'm pretty sure he only kills bad guys. Two weeks ago some idiot rookie cop arrested Ranger on carrying concealed without a license. Every other cop in Trenton knows Ranger and knows he carries concealed and they're perfectly happy to have it that way. But no one told the new guy. So Ranger was busted and scheduled to go before the judge yesterday for a slap on the wrist. In the meantime, Vinnie sprung Ranger with a nice chunk of money, and now Vinnie was feeling lonely, high off the ground, out there on a limb all by himself. First Carol. Now Ranger. Not a good way to start a Tuesday.

"There's something wrong with this picture," I said. It made my heart feel leaden in my chest, because there were people out there who wouldn't mind seeing Ranger disappear forever. And his disappearance would make a very large hole in my life.

"It's not like Ranger to ignore his court date, or to ignore his page."

Lula and Connie exchanged glances.

"You know that big fire they had downtown on Sunday?" Connie said. "Turns out the building is owned by Alexander Ramos."

Alexander Ramos deals guns, regulating the flow of black market arms from his summer compound on the Jersey shore and his winter fortress in Athens. Two of his three adult sons live in the United States, one in Santa Barbara, the other in Hunterdon County. The third son lives in Rio. None of this is privileged information. The Ramos family has made the cover of Newsweek, four times. People have speculated for years that Ranger has ties to Ramos, but the exact nature of those ties has always been unknown. Ranger is a master of keeping things unknown.

"And?" I asked.

"And when they could finally go through the building yesterday they found Ramos' youngest son, Homer, barbecued in a third floor office. Besides being toasted, he also had a large bullet hole in his head."

"And?"

"And Ranger's wanted for questioning. The police were here just a few minutes ago, looking for him."

"Why do they want Ranger?"

Connie did a palms-up.

"Anyway, he's skipped," Vinnie said, "and you're gonna bring him in."

My voice involuntarily rose an octave. "What, are you crazy? I'm not going after Ranger!"

"That's the beauty of it," Vinnie said. "You don't have to go after him. He'll come to you. He's got a thing for you."

Copyright © 2000 by Evanovich, Inc.

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  • Posted October 3, 2011

    Amazing!

    Janet Evanovich is one if the best authors there is. She definatly knows how to get you on the edge of your seat. She keeps the tension going with the crazy action Stephanie Plum deals with on a daily basis. If you're in for some acion, I suggest you read this book.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 11, 2009

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    Another Hit

    Jenet did it again this book was Funny, kept my attention the whole time I never wanted to put it down. I was laughing throughout the book. If you haven't picked up on e of Janet Evanoviche's Books please do they are worth the while.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 15, 2011

    great fun

    all of the stephanie plum books are easy and fun reads. can't wait for the next one. ... summer 2011

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 9, 2011

    Things are getting interesting!

    So I immediately got this book to find out who's behind the door. Boy, can the author write sexual tension or what. I really got a kick out of grandma, and Mooner turned out to be a nice addition, a comforting support. But the whole Ranger fiasco reminded me of the first book, an introduction to Joe Morelli. I thought she would develop Ranger's relationship with Stephanie in a more original way. The crime wasn't as thrilling this time, but it's worth reading for the humor and romance.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 21, 2013

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    Another awesome book! Hot six is jam packed with action, comedy,

    Another awesome book! Hot six is jam packed with action, comedy, and a little romance. These books never get boring! Another hit for Evanovich. A+++

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 20, 2012

    Highly Recommended

    Fun series of books. Got hooked when I saw they had a movie out. I checked out the book first. Glad I did. The books were definitly more entertaining. I do however have Debbie Reynolds forever in my mind as Grandma!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2014

    Fun and exciting to read

    This series is delightful with interesting and colorful characters and a good sense of humor all while solving a mystery.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 31, 2014

    Its Stephanie Plum---What else needs to be said

    I get so engrossed in these books I have trouble putting them down. I reread them because they are that good. I almost have the whole series

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 27, 2013

    Highly Recommended-it will keep you guessing!

    Hot Six is a book that kept me turning the pages. It is about a murder where Stephanie Plum who works for a bail bondsmen tries to help out her friend. It has twists and turns throughout the story but the best part is it kept me laughing. Who ever heard of a bounty hunter (Stephanie) doesn't carry a gun or even know how to use it? Stephanie encounters numerous obstacles along the way which makes the story even funnier. It is a quick and funny read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 26, 2013

    I LOVE Stephanie and all of her adventures.. Laugh out loud funn

    I LOVE Stephanie and all of her adventures.. Laugh out loud funny...
    I am wondering if anyone knows about the Nook Books the # of pages in the More Plums in one where you get 4,5 & 6 they only had 200 pages each,however I see that the paperbacks have 300+ pages. I hope I am not missing anything. Please advise..

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2012

    Funny!!!

    I absolutely loved this book. I was literally laughing out loud and finding myself sharing stories about Bob the dog with friends and family. And of course there's no shortage of plum's love life. Great quick read and my fav thus far.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 17, 2012

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    Another hit!!!

    Again another keep you guessing;laughable antics; with a splash of romance from two very different studs book in the series.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 7, 2011

    Very funny and entertaining

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2011

    Another great adventure!

    I am so addicted to see what Stephanie gets into next and if she ever hooks up with Ranger. My vote is for Joe.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 19, 2007

    Funny!

    'Hot Six' was a blast to read! It was hilarious! At parts I was laughing so hard, I started to cry. This is a great book and series to read!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 9, 2014

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    Stephanie Plum is back with a new crew of helpers and old favor


    Stephanie Plum is back with a new crew of helpers and old favorites in "Hot Six." Fellow bounty hunter, Ranger, is accused of killing dastardly Homer Ramos, and skips bail. Steph turns down Vinnie's request to find Ranger, but that's where the trouble begins.




    Everyone thinks Stephanie can find Ranger. Arturo Stolle has two men trail her. Joyce trails her. Dougie and Mooner sell goods of questionable origin and Steph's stuck with a dog named Bob. The cherry on the top? Grandma Mazur comes to live with her. 




    Ranger pulls Stephanie into the action when he asks her to do surveillance on Hannibal Ramos' house. Unknown to her, she witnesses several important clues that could wrap up the police case, but can she put them together before she starts getting shot at again?




    The writing is crisp and clever. The pacing is spot on, giving the reader a chance to breath before picking up again. 




    The characters shine. Stephanie's at her best when she listens to her intuition. Lula's loyalty warms the soul. Joe does his level best to deal with his frustration. All the characters expose their faults along with their strengths and that's what ultimately makes "Hot Six" resonate with readers.  




    The novel is a cozy mystery with a zig here and a zag there that keeps the readers on the edge of their seat wondering what will happen next. "Hot Six" is full of excitement, action, and laughter. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2014

    Katys bio

    5'0 blonde hair green eyes nice body tanish whitish swims skateboards im a tomboy but sweet i love cats and dogs anything else ask.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2014

    Rick's bio

    6'6", muscular, has an 8-pack, plays football, swims, and plays lacross, he has blonde shaggy hair, and striking pale blue eyes, his diq is 11 inches long and 3 inches wide, he is strong but gentle, he can fulfil your wildest dreams.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2014

    Flutter Shy

    She lay under a tree, her pink flowing mane wafting in the breeze.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 27, 2014

    Not My Cup of Tea

    There were a few times when I liked the author's humor. However, overall, I did not like the book and won't read another like it.

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