Tricky Twenty-Two (Stephanie Plum Series #22)

Tricky Twenty-Two (Stephanie Plum Series #22)

by Janet Evanovich

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Something big is brewing in Trenton, N.J., and it could blow at any minute.
Stephanie Plum might not be the world’s greatest bounty hunter, but she knows when she’s being played. Ken Globovic (aka Gobbles), hailed as the Supreme Exalted Zookeeper of the animal house known as Zeta fraternity, has been arrested for beating up the dean of students at Kiltman College. Gobbles has missed his court date and gone into hiding. People have seen him on campus, but no one will talk. Things just aren’t adding up, and Stephanie can’t shake the feeling that something funny is going on at the college—and it’s not just Zeta fraternity pranks.
As much as people love Gobbles, they hate Doug Linken. When Linken is gunned down in his backyard it’s good riddance, and the list of possible murder suspects is long. The only people who care about finding Linken’s killer are Trenton cop Joe Morelli, who has been assigned the case, security expert Ranger, who was hired to protect Linken, and Stephanie, who has her eye on a cash prize and hopefully has some tricks up her sleeve.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780345542977
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/08/2016
Series: Stephanie Plum Series , #22
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 19,990
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.80(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Janet Evanovich is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Stephanie Plum series, the Fox and O’Hare series, the Lizzy and Diesel series, the Alexandra Barnaby novels and Troublemaker graphic novel, and How I Write: Secrets of a Bestselling Author.


Hanover, New Hampshire

Date of Birth:

April 22, 1943

Place of Birth:

South River, New Jersey


B.A., Douglass College, 1965

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Tricky Twenty-Two (Stephanie Plum Series #22) 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 101 reviews.
MickeyGirl More than 1 year ago
While I love the Stephanie Plum series, for the last several books, it seems like she is "phoning it it." The length of 190 pages of content (not counting the preview chapter for another book and the early non-content pages) with large font doesn't really justify the price. There were several laugh out loud sequences, but not as many as in her earlier work. Nor is the romance conflict very much developed. I'm still a fan, just disappointed. Hope the next one is better.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this series. However, this book felt rushed to me. I was a little disappointed that nothing played out between Stephanie and Ranger. While I enjoy the the craziness that happens during her job, I'm hoping to see more with either of her relationships in the next book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A fun,fast read. Some of the character quality has dropped a bit compared to her other Stephanie Plum novels. There's a few laughs along the way & the story was entertaining but it still left too many loose ends for me. I felt like she wrote this book when she was tired .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ive read them all. Yeah I did laugh a few times. Stephanie doesnt have any romance with anyone in this book. Lula though I love her was boring. Same jokes and goofy antics as all the others. I missed the love scenes. I just had to read one more to make sure I wasnt missing anything. Its like reading some of the earlier books in the series again. Please end the series in the next book and we can all move on. Good luck Janet!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The best thing about the Stephanie Plum books us that the plots are creative and completely wacky. This one has been one of the crazier, more entertaining ones. I can just imagine my own dysfunctional family doing stuff like this. Great job, Janet Evanovich. Keep 'em coming. Stephanie Clanahan
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it! I love these characters and Lula was funnier than ever. Can't wait for the next book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After 21, I was worried as it was not her best but 22 is fun exciting and keeps you interested to the end. I love the triangle between Ranger, the cop and Stephanie.DON'T marry them off, you will loose the whole fun of the connection
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am glad to see that the characters are finally getting more mature.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best. The last couple left me underwhelmed, but this one is on point with the stellar storyline and humor from earlier books in the series. It left me eagerly anticipating the next book!
skybluepink More than 1 year ago
I have read all the books in this series. I'm not even sure why I keep up with them anymore. I remember at first I use to count down until the new one was released in November every year. Now I'm like oh yeah it's out ok I'll read it. These books are all the same: Stephanie and Lula try to apprehend people that don't show up for their court date. Of course they suck at it. Stephanie's love life is between Ranger and Morelli. She can never pick. Grandma Mazur need put on a short leash. She's the type of grandmother that embarrasses you like no other. Stephanie always gets cars blown up and needs rescued one way or another. One thing I can count on though with these's a mindless fluff read that's a quick read. I wish the series would end and Stephanie would pick a man already though.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm very disappointed. I feel like this was not worth purchasing at all. I'm a big fan of this series but the last couple of books have been bogus. Fool me once, shame on you..fool me twice.. I won't purchase another, with regret.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Janet Evanovich is one of my favorite authors, and Stephanie is one of my favorite fictional friends! Whenever a new book comes out (no matter which series), family and friends know to leave me be while I close myself in my room and devour it. When I grow up, I want to be just like Grandma Mazur!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
22 books and still Stephanie manages to get herself in a TON of trouble. The best part however, well I can't tell you. I'd ruin the surprise!
cloggiedownunder More than 1 year ago
Tricky Twenty-Two is the twenty-second book in the popular Stephanie Plum series by American author, Janet Evanovich. Stephanie Plum, bond enforcement agent, is having only moderate success bringing in skips. But then her hot boyfriend, Joe Morelli, gives her some unwelcome news. Ranger employs her for duty protecting a rich couple at a mortuary viewing, which ends in an undignified scuffle, and some weird packages, both naughty and nice are turning up in Stephanie’s mail. It seems Grandma Mazur has been busy online… This instalment of Plum pursuits includes three murders, fleas, fireworks, a frat house, snakes and freezers filled with grisly finds. Stephanie bakes a cake (by herself!!), gets a big pimple, suffers a bruise on cheek (and several more injuries) and gets a marriage proposal (amongst other, less desirable proposals). Her Ranger-donated Mercedes is destroyed by geese, and the Porsche Macan, by explosives, but Uncle Sandor’s powder blue ’53 Buick remains indestructible. More than one character is considering career change, Stephanie’s mom, Ellen, gets into the action and, while Joe Morelli may be a hottie, his attitude leaves something to be desired in this instalment. A fun read, as always.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this series, but i could swear i'd read this plot before. From the cellar business, the breakup, to mom's takedown of the bad guy. I've read it before.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Stephaine & Grandma never a disappointment
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wgt a great read!!!!Makes you laugh out loud at tomes
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read enjoyed this as I have the first 21
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Like the other reviewers, I have been a loyal reader of this series since the beginning but I'm no longer interested. I have continued to buy the books thinking that the characters will evolve. After all, Stephanie has been a bounty hunter now for a few years, Joe has to want kids but will insist on being married so no more playing around with things, and if any guy ever called me his comic relief, I'd get a clue. By this time she should have gotten wise to being the local joke and gotten it together. I'm embarrassed for this character because she's just so sadly nonchalant about being absolutely nowhere. Fix it please. You're a better writer than this.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the funniest Plum stories yet! I actually was laughing out loud. Team Morelli!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Originally I really enjoyed this series of books, but the last few have really gone downhill. Dont waste your money on this book as it was really bad and seemed as if someone else wrote it instead of Janet Evanovich. Time for this series to end!
KimHeniadis More than 1 year ago
For the past six books or so, I have been contemplating no longer reading this series. I was tired of the love triangle between Stephanie, Morelli and Ranger. The books were just not as funny as they had once been. The new characters were not as crazy as previously, but then again, how can you ever beat exploding stuffed squirrels? The only reason I continued to read them was because I was holding out hope that Janet Evanovich would begin to write the stories I had come to enjoy so much. Although this book is still not completely up to par, it actually made me laugh out loud a few times. These books do not need to be read in order. Evanovich sums up the basics at the beginning of each new book. But if you haven’t read any Stephanie Plum books before (What?!? Have you been living in a cave??), then I would start at the beginning so you can see why so many people love these books. The love triangle seems to be coming to a close, which I am so happy about. Grandma and Lula are as entertaining as ever. I also enjoyed that Vinnie, and Stephanie’s mom got more face time in this book. To actually see her mom in an environment outside of the kitchen was a wonderful change. To me it felt like Evanovich is beginning to put more effort back into the stories, instead of just cranking out another one, knowing the money will follow. I am looking forward to the next book, and hope she can continue this good momentum.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Stephanie and Lula always keep me laughing. I finish one book and can't wait for the next in the series. Keep them coming Janet!!
Jbjfan More than 1 year ago
One of my fav in the series. So creative and funny and full of everything I love in a funny mystery.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can't get enough of the Plum series, I get through them and think how much I can't wait for the next!!! I love to read but am very picky.