One for the Money - Finger Lickin' Fifteen
Janet Evanovich, 1996-2009
Sadly, by the time Evanovich reaches Lean Mean Thirteen, Fearless Fourteen and Finger Lickin' Fifteen a lot of critics think she's wrung out the same cloth too many times. Her hi-jinks seem a little tired, and plots resort to Hollywood gimmickry—fires, explosions, and crude language. So stick with the earlier books, say 1 through 7, 8 or 9.
Stephanie is a bounty hunter from a solid working-class neighborhood in Trenton, New Jersey, who frequently finds herself on the trail of low-lifes and marginally reputable folk. Her family is in for the count: a mother who meddles and a grandmother "two cans short of a pack." Stephanie herself is a comic miracle...a mouth that goes a mile a minute and a tendency to leave behind more messes than fixes.
But if you like your detective work light, or you're looking for an escape from heavier lifting, this mad-cap series may be the perfect tonic. There are no reading guides for the any books in the series...c'mon...just have fun with this! It's almost impossible not to.
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