Smokin' Seventeen: A Stephanie Plum Novel

by Janet Evanovich

Random House Publishing Group | June 21, 2011 | Kobo Edition (eBook)

Smokin' Seventeen: A Stephanie Plum Novel is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 5.

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.

BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg's The Heist.

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: June 21, 2011

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0345527690

ISBN - 13: 9780345527691

Found in: Mystery and Suspense

save 0%

  • Available for download
  • Not available in stores

$9.99  ea

$9.99 List Price


See details

Easy, FREE returns. See details

Downloads instantly to your kobo or other ereading device. See details

All available formats:

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best yet! I loved this book. The last few have been mediocre and boring but this picks the pace up again. Fans of book 8 will like this one for the same reasons! There were some needed plot twists and variations on the Morelli/ Ranger theme. I am actually looking forward to the next installment!
Date published: 2012-07-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AWESOME Amazing read. Evanovich just keeps getting better. All Plum books are awesome!!
Date published: 2011-07-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fun and Games with Stephanie and the Gang Smokin’ Seventeen was what I expect from Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series. Funny and entertaining, even if the mystery is somewhat predictable. Afterall, you don’t read Stephanie Plum books for the plot – you read them for the quirky characters and the comical situations in which Stephanie constantly finds herself. Grandma Mazur, former ho Lula and all the others are back, but there are new criminals to hunt down and, of course, a couple crazies who want to kill Stephanie. Joe Morelli and Ranger are in the book a lot, both wreaking havoc with Stephanie’s overactive hormones. Best of all, Explosive Eighteen is due out in November so we won't have to wait as long as usual for our next romp with Stephanie. 2011-028
Date published: 2011-06-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stephanie's got her groove back For those familiar with the series, I'm sure you'll agree that the strongest part of the series was in the first ten to twelve with the last two or three books in the series being less than satisfying. But seventeen brings back that familiar zing that made me fall in love with this series to begin with. I read this book in one helping and it is a quick read, but the comedy was funny rather than slapstick, the relationships actually moved rather than being stuck in neutral and the storyline flowed naturally rather than feeling forced to fit the mold of a Plum escapade. The hamster is definately off the hamster wheel here though I would have liked to see more characterization and development to show other facets of the characters as well as the internal struggle of Stephanie's heart. The new man is a catalyst that kicks Stephanie into assessing her life, loves and her future but the storyline is driven by the action rather than the characters or conflicts which was an opportunity that I would have liked to see developed. All in all, a satisfying read. So, if you're looking for light hearted fun that makes you laugh and lets you get lost in the story then I highly recommend seventeen.
Date published: 2011-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So Funny! I couldn't stop laughing; one of her best!
Date published: 2011-06-23

– More About This Product –

Smokin' Seventeen: A Stephanie Plum Novel

by Janet Evanovich

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: June 21, 2011

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0345527690

ISBN - 13: 9780345527691

From the Publisher

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.

BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg's The Heist.

About the Author

Janet Evanovich was born on April 22, 1943 in South River, New Jersey. She received a bachelor's degree in art from Douglas College, which is part of Rutgers University. She was working as a secretary for a temporary employment agency when she sold her first romance novel, Hero at Large, which was published in 1987 under the pseudonym Steffie Hall. She went on to write 12 romances in five years using her real name before beginning to write mysteries. Her first mystery novel, One for the Money, became the first book in the Stephanie Plum series. The latest book in that series is called Sizzling Sixteen. She is also the author of the Alex Barnaby series, A Between-the-Numbers Novel series and Full series with Charlotte Hughes. Her title Explosive Eighteen made the New York Times Best Seller list for 2011.