Saturday, 20 August 2011

Book Review -- To the Nines, Janet Evanovich

Title - To the Nines
Author - Janet Evanovich
Stephanie Plum Series

These books have me howling with laughter. As you can tell from the title, this is the 9th book in the series. Each book adds new characters along with some of the main ones picked up along the way in the earlier books.

The main character is Stephanie Plum, full time bounty hunter (of sorts). Stephanie works for her cousin Vinnie's bail bond company, and is sent out on jobs to bring back people who have failed to keep to their bail conditions and have gone AWOL.  Her task is to find them, bring them back to Vinnie so he gets paid.

Things don't always go to plan, and along with her side kick, a large black woman named Lula, who always dresses in spandex, she gets into all sorts of scrapes. Her mother and father hate her doing this job and wish she would go and work in the button factory like her friend. In this book she is hired to find Samuel Singh, an illegal immigrant. Whilst looking for him she gets shot at on a regular basis, and Hunter one of the other bounty hunters, who is a very mysterious but sexy character, posts bodyguards on her. Unfortunately each one suffers an accident of sorts, thanks to the scrapes that Stephanie and Lula get themselves into. This story takes them to Las Vegas in search of Singh.

There are many LOL moments which involve Stephanie, Lula, Connie from the office, Grandma Mazur and the rest of the family. These are really well written books and if you haven't read one of her books before, I definately recommend you read this series. They are light hearted, fun and full of content and very easy to read.

I give this book 4/5.

 It would have got 5 but I think some of the other books in the series have slightly better story lines.