Finger Lickin' Fifteen

by Janet Evanovich

St. Martin's Press | June 23, 2009 | Hardcover

Finger Lickin' Fifteen is rated 3.8333 out of 5 by 12.

Recipe for disaster: Celebrity chef Stanley Chipotle comes to Trenton to participate in a barbecue cook-off and loses his head – literally.

Throw in some spice: Bail bonds office worker Lula is witness to the crime, and the only one she’ll talk to is Trenton cop, Joe Morelli.

Pump up the heat: Chipotle’s sponsor is offering a million-dollar reward to anyone who can provide information leading to the capture of the killers.

Stir the pot: Lula recruits bounty hunter Stephanie Plum to help her find the killers and collect the moolah.

Add a secret ingredient: Stephanie’s Grandma Mazur. Enough said.

Bring to a boil: Can Stephanie hunt down two killers, a traitor, five skips, keep her grandmother out of the sauce, solve Ranger’s problems and not jump his bones?

Warning: Janet Evanovich''s Finger Lickin'' Fifteen is habanero hot. So good you’ll want seconds.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 320 pages, 9.5 × 6.5 × 1.1 in

Published: June 23, 2009

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0312383282

ISBN - 13: 9780312383282

Found in: Mystery and Suspense

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from Same old Although it starts out with Lula seeing a decapitation, it still takes a while to get into the story. Perhaps it is because it is just more of the same - exploding cars, Grandma out of control, Lula bursting out of clothes, and should Stephanie pick Ranger or Morelli. And how long do hamsters live anyway??
Date published: 2013-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Finger Lickin Fifteen Absolutely great and funny !
Date published: 2009-09-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Another "Laugh Out Loud" success! Another "laugh out loud" book in the series. The characters are crazy but endearing right from the start. I love all of the Stephanie Plum books and am now anxiously awaiting another. The ending of this one was a little anticlimatic; the mysteries unravelled in just a few of the last pages without the usual drama. But, I still loved the book.
Date published: 2009-08-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I still love Stephanie Plum Series... This book is fun and I laugh out loud! But a bit disappointing as this book is shorter than the rest of the other series that it felt like I paid full price for a short story series.
Date published: 2009-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Finger Lickin' great Finger Lickin' Fifteen was absolutely hilarious. This books made me laugh out aloud in public.
Date published: 2009-07-27
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Should have been called: 15, Same as the last Eight If you have read this one, you have basically read all 15. Plot has not advanced in the last 8 books. Cars blow up and the Buick comes back into play, Stephanie waffles between Ranger and Joe (Here's hoping that Miss Evanovich pushes Stephanie off the fence at some point), Lulu wants to eat junk food after some botched FTA apprehension, and Grandma visits the funeral home. I _WANTED_ to love it.... but... Try something from Donna Andrews instead.
Date published: 2009-07-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from New Fan This is my first time reading a book by Janet Evanovich and I am looking forward to reading others by her soon. Finger Lickin' Fifteen is full of action from cover to cover. It is fast paced and I easily finished the book in 2 days. Her characters are diverse and hilarious. Being friends with Stephanie would keep anyone busy and having Lulu in your life would keep the laughs coming. When Lulu was stuck in the car window, I laughed out loud until I cried. Stephanie is very lucky to have such strong, willing men to help her out of any situation. The troubles that she finds herself in are so off the wall, I couldn't help but love every minute of it. This is the perfect book to take to a beach or cottage this summer if looking for something on the lighter side.
Date published: 2009-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Anything that makes you Laugh is always good! I really enjoyed this book, and Janet never fails to make me laugh out loud. If you love Stephanie Plum you will love this book. I only wish the book was longer or I read slower. It was all over way too quickly.
Date published: 2009-07-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good Book for a summer read The book was good for a summer read. But it was a little disappointing at how short it was. It has 320pgs but the margins are huge & so is the type. If it was published with normal type & margins it would probably only fill 150pgs at most. Kind of felt like a rip off. Wish I hadn't of paid that much money for such a short story. Next year I'll get it from the library instead. The story was a fun one as usual. But just wish it actually was the length of a novel than a short story.
Date published: 2009-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mmmm Mmmmm Good! Actually, it was more than good. It was great! I loved it. The Stephanie Plum series always delivers laugh out loud fun and this book is no exception. The gang's all back and the story is kookier than ever. I was laughing so hard I had tears in my eyes (just wait unitl you get to the part about the rugburn). The situations that Stephanie finds herself in are so absolutely ridiculous you can't help but laugh. This time round, Lula is the witness to a gruesome murder of a somewhat celebrity chef. The recently deceased was supposed to be competing in a BBQ cook off until someone took a meat cleaver to him. Meanwhile, Stephanie is on the outs with Morelli and has decided she's off men for now. Of course this resolution would be easier to keep if she didn't find herself once again working for the sexy and mysterious Ranger. It seems Ranger has a problem and needs her help (although it's hard to imagine hapless bounty hunter Stephanie being able to help with anything, but it turns out she's quite clever...). Someone has been breaking into Ranger's client's homes and it looks like an inside job. Ranger asks Stephanie to come back and work at Rangeman so that she can be his 'ears' on the inside. I don't want to give too much away, so I'll leave it at that. There is plenty of sexual tension between Ranger and Stephanie (Mmmmm, Ranger) and Morelli (yum, Morelli) is still his cute sexy self. What hardship for poor Stephanie to be caught between two hot guys (yeah right, no sympathy here). There are a couple of priceless family dinners around the Plum dining room table, a cross-dressing firefighter and three cars, 2 apartments, a canopy, 2 chef's hats and a tree all go up in flames. What more could you ask for?
Date published: 2009-06-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Couldn't put it down Janet Evanovich has done it again: a suspenseful, humorous book that you can't put down. The sexual cat and mouse game between Ranger and Stephanie is excruciating and entertaining; I was not aware a novel could be both. While I agree the old car explosions are a bit overdone in the series, there are more than a few twists and turns that are unexpected. It was nice Lula was being chased for once; giving poor Stephanie a break from being the target. Finger Licking Fifteen has proved to be another tantalizing installment in the Plum series. I thoroughly enjoyed the book and am looking forward to number 16 already.
Date published: 2009-06-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fun, but not the best Plum I read this in one sitting on the release day having waited in anticipation for 12 long months. The whole Stephanie/ Ranger/ Morelli Clutzy/ car destroying is getting a little tired. It seems more formulaic and less spontaneous than the first 9 books. I did enjoy hearing about the characters again and the storyline about Rangeman being set up was fabulous. I gave it 4 stars.
Date published: 2009-06-24

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Finger Lickin' Fifteen

by Janet Evanovich

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 320 pages, 9.5 × 6.5 × 1.1 in

Published: June 23, 2009

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0312383282

ISBN - 13: 9780312383282

About the Book

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!

Read from the Book

One WHEN I WAS a kid, I was afraid of spiders and vegetables. As an adult, I’ve eliminated vegetables from my fright-o-meter, but I’ve added a whole bunch of other stuff. Homicidal maniacs, serial rapists, cellulite, Joe Morelli’s Grandma Bella, rabid bats, and any form of organized exercise. My name is Stephanie Plum, and I work as a bond enforcement officer for Vincent Plum Bail Bonds. It’s not a great job, but it allows me to avoid organized exercise, and I hardly ever encounter rabid bats. The remaining fright-o-meter items lurk in the dark shadows of my daily life. Fortunately, there are also good things in those shadows. Joe Morelli without his Grandma Bella, fellow bounty hunter Ranger without his clothes, my crazy family, my hamster, Rex . . . and Lula. Lula actually fits somewhere between the rabid bats and the good stuff. She’s a former ’ho, now working as the office file clerk and apprentice bounty hunter. Lula’s got a plus-size personality and body, and a petite-size wardrobe. She’s got brown skin, blond hair, and last week she had tiny rhinestones pasted onto her eyelids. It was Monday morning. Connie, the office manager, and I were in the bonds office enjoying our morning coffee, and Lula slid her red Firebird to a stop at the curb. We watched Lula through the big plate-glass window in the front of the small office, and we did a joint grimace. Lula was in a state. She lurched out of the Firebird, beeped it locked,
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From the Publisher

Recipe for disaster: Celebrity chef Stanley Chipotle comes to Trenton to participate in a barbecue cook-off and loses his head – literally.

Throw in some spice: Bail bonds office worker Lula is witness to the crime, and the only one she’ll talk to is Trenton cop, Joe Morelli.

Pump up the heat: Chipotle’s sponsor is offering a million-dollar reward to anyone who can provide information leading to the capture of the killers.

Stir the pot: Lula recruits bounty hunter Stephanie Plum to help her find the killers and collect the moolah.

Add a secret ingredient: Stephanie’s Grandma Mazur. Enough said.

Bring to a boil: Can Stephanie hunt down two killers, a traitor, five skips, keep her grandmother out of the sauce, solve Ranger’s problems and not jump his bones?

Warning: Janet Evanovich''s Finger Lickin'' Fifteen is habanero hot. So good you’ll want seconds.

About the Author

Janet Evanovich is the author of the Stephanie Plum books, including One for the Money and Sizzling Sixteen, and the Diesel & Tucker series, including Wicked Appetite. Janet studied painting at Douglass College, but that art form never quite fit, and she soon moved on to writing stories. She didn’t have instant success: she collected a big box of rejection letters. As she puts it, “When the box was full I burned the whole damn thing, crammed myself into pantyhose and went to work for a temp agency.” But after a few months of secretarial work, she managed to sell her first novel for $2,000. She immediately quit her job and started working full-time as a writer. After 12 romance novels, she switched to mystery, and created Stephanie Plum. The rest is history. Janet’s favorite exercise is shopping, and her drug of choice is Cheeze Doodles. She and her husband live in New Hampshire, in house with a view of the Connecticut River Valley.

Editorial Reviews

"Evanovich writes with flair in an absurdist vein that her imitators can only envy."
--The New York Times
 
"Evanovich dishes up her usual mixture of shoot-''em-up action (numerous cars explode) and quirky characters (notably a neighborhood flasher with a devoted following)."
--Publishers Weekly
 
"The 15th chapter of Evanovich''s long-running Stephanie Plum series still keeps the wacky factor hilariously high. Only Evanovich can make the shenanigans of this nutty crew seem almost reasonable.... There are giggles galore!"
--RT Book Reviews
 
"Read “Finger Lickin'' Fifteen” for the laughs."
--Omaha World-Herald
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