Monday, January 21, 2013


Remembering with pleasure Smokin’ Seventeen, Sizzling Sixteen and other Evanovich audio editions read by Lorelei King - For this listener she simply is Stephanie Plum.  Hearing her voice deliver one of these stories is very much like hearing the voice of an old friend on the phone - enjoyable, rewarding and somehow just right.  So it is with Notorious Nineteen.

This time bounty hunter Stephanie Plum has her eyes out for an unusual and lucrative catch, namely Geoffrey Cubbin.  He’s an embezzler who’s about to be tried for filching millions from an assisted living facility.  Problem is he disappeared from a hospital after an emergency appendectomy.  (Ouch!)  There are no clues to his apparent vanishing into thin air so did someone help him pull this off or is he really still alive?

When Stephanie comes up with nothing her Grandma Mazur goes into the facility undercover to see what she can find out.  But there’s little time as another crook has disappeared from the same hospital.  So Stephanie hooks up with great looking cop Joe Morelli to try to solve the mystery.

As if this weren’t enough to keep her busy (plus she needs the money) Stephanie takes on another case that involves protection from a Special Forces enemy who is out not to capture but to kill.

There’s never a dull moment when Stephanie is around, so enjoy as she almost goes from the frying pan into the fire.

- Gail Cooke

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