Smokin' Seventeen

Smokin' Seventeen

A Stephanie Plum Novel

Book - 2011
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Random House, Inc.

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 the murderer, Stephanie is also under pressure from family and friends to choose between her on-again-off-again boyfriend, Trenton cop Joe Morelli, and the bad boy in her life, security expert Ranger. Stephanie’s mom wants her to dump them both for a former high school football star who’s just returned to town. Stephanie’s sidekick, Lula, suggests a red-hot boudoir “bake-off.” And Joe’s old-world grandmother gives Stephanie “the eye,” which may mean that it’s time to get out of town.

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.



Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, 2011
Edition: Bantam Books mass market ed
ISBN: 9780345527707
0345527704
Characteristics: 324 p. ; 18 cm

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shelbysmom1996
Jul 19, 2016

serial killers can be good cooks?

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JackieFC13
Jan 27, 2014

Like all of her books they are laugh out loud funny. My family would just start laughing at me while I was giggling on the couch. I kind of knew who the killer was half way through the book which was a bit of a bummer but that didn't take away from what the book is - a perfect summer quick read that makes you laugh out loud.

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Alexis_F
Jun 29, 2012

Unfortunately the question of doughnut or cluck-in-a-bucket has become more interesting than the Ranger-or-Morelli debacle. Stephanie needs to grow up or at least take responsibility for a single decision she makes.

This book is still a quick and easy read, but not nearly as entertaining as previous books in this series.

deVichi Nov 11, 2011

This is my first Stephanie Plum book and I have to say I found it very disappointing. I pulled this book from the New York Best Sellers list expecting a quality read, but in the end it wasn't good at all. There were too many characters introduced at the outset almost as if they were rushed, the relationships felt hollow and forced, Lula, Vince, and Mooner seemed ridiculous and over the top and almost pointless. The end of the book felt like it was there just to finish it off, but really didn't tie everything together. There were some funny parts where I did laugh out loud, but by the end it seemed like such a long time ago with too many cheap jokes following the one or two good ones. Overall I would not recommend this book.

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Questa
Sep 08, 2011

I used to love this series but I am so tired of Janet's repetitive plot devices.

thunderingfox Jul 14, 2011

Big fan of this series but I feel like this book is really a two parter with the end of it coming out in late 2011. Also it seemed shorter on humour then some of the previous books.

NZaleske Jul 06, 2011

Enjoyed this one a bunch. Better than the last few.

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scorpio21
Jul 01, 2011

Once again, another laugh a minute, fast page turner. Be sure to look for the next book- "Explosive Eighteen", this coming November 2011.

bookfanatic1979 Jun 29, 2011

I’d been halfway suspecting Evanovich would hang up the Stephanie Plum series after the last book. It seemed a fitting end to the series, but I’m just as happy she didn’t agree with me. This was a better book than some of the past entries, though I thought the villain was much too obvious. Had that person pegged from the moment I met them.

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