The number one blockbuster bestselling phenomenon continues in the eleventh Stephanie Plum adventure.
About the Author
Janet Evanovich lives in New Hampshire and has won major crime fiction awards for her Stephanie Plum novels: ONE FOR THE MONEY received the Crime Writers Association John Creasey Award and the Dilys Award, TWO FOR THE DOUGH won the CWA Last Laugh Award and THREE TO GET DEADLY was awarded the CWA Silver Dagger for 1997.
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Stephanie Plum is thinking her career as a fugitive apprehension agent has run its course. She’s been shot at, spat at, cussed at, fire-bombed, mooned, and attacked by dogs. Time for a change, Stephanie thinks. Time to find the kind of job her mother can tell her friends about without making the sign of the cross. So Stephanie Plum quits. Resigns. No looking back. No changing her mind. She wants something safe and normal. As it turns out, jobs that are safe and normal for most people aren’t necessarily safe and normal for Stephanie Plum. Trouble follows her, and the kind of trouble she had at the bail bonds office can’t compare to the kind of trouble she finds herself facing now. Her past has come back to haunt her. She’s stalked by a maniac returned from the grave for the sole purpose of putting her into a burial plot of her own. He’s killed before, and he’ll kill again if given the chance. Caught between staying far away from the bounty hunter business and staying alive, Stephanie reexamines her life and the possibility that being a bounty hunter is the solution rather than the problem. After disturbingly brief careers at the button factory, Kan Klean Dry Cleaners, and Cluck-in-a-Bucket, Stephanie takes an office position in security, working for Ranger, the sexiest, baddest bounty hunter and businessman on two continents. It might not be the job she’ll keep for the rest of her life, but for now it gives her the technical access she needs to find her stalker. Tempers and temperatures rise as competition ratchets up between the two men in her life—-her on-again, off-again boyfriend, tough Trenton cop Joe Morelli, and her bad-ass boss, Ranger. Can Stephanie Plum take the heat? Can you? Between the adventure and the adversity there’s attitude, and Stephanie Plum’s got plenty in her newest misadventure, Eleven on Top.
Publishers Weekly New Jersey bounty hunter Stephanie Plum (last seen in 2004's Ten Big Ones) stumbles out of the gate due to some forced humor, but she eventually hits her usual entertaining stride in a tale that includes exploding cars, volatile wedding preparations and heated romantic entanglements. Stephanie decides to quit her job and seek less dangerous work after receiving a couple of disquieting notes. But the notes turn to threats and attacks, and she learns that her ineptitude is not confined to bounty hunting but transfers well to a succession of low-paying, sometimes humiliating jobs. After taking on Stephanie's previous duties, sidekick Lula naturally calls on Stephanie to lend a hand so that her bounty hunting travails continue unabated. Foul-mouthed Lula proves to have some pretty brutal ideas about how to bring 'em back. Bestseller Evanovich may be performing the same tricks over and over at this point in the series (the bumbling sleuth act, sexual-tension jokes, etc.), but most readers will find this a pleasing romp. Agent, Robert Gottlieb. 1.25-million printing; author tour. (On sale June 21) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.In The Press
Kirkus Reviews Trenton's best-known bounty hunter has up and left her cousin Vinnie's employ. No, really. There's no real reason why Stephanie Plum (To the Nines, 2003, etc.) has turned in the phony badge she bought off the Web. She's just had enough chasing after the kind of lowlifes who run out on bail bonds and spit in her face when they're caught. And the funny thing is, quitting doesn't change her life a bit. Sure, now she's getting ogled by her boss at the button factory or the customers at Kan Klean cleaners or Cluck-in-a-Bucket, the employment opportunities she savors before taking a filing job for her old lust object, bounty hunter Ranger Manoso. But she still rides along when her old file clerk Lula, who's been promoted to Stephanie's former job, goes after fugitives she can't handle, which is pretty much all of them, and she still submits to the frequent and thorough embraces of cop Joe Morelli when she's not thinking of Ranger, and sometimes even when she is. The jokes, comic bits and funny scenes come so fast and furious that only old hands will notice there's even less mystery than usual: something about four old men whose disappearance may be tied to a truck heist 36 years ago. No plot to get in the way of the story-just the way it should be for Stephanie. First printing of 1,250,000
"The jokes, comic bits, and funny scenes come fast and furious."--"Kirkus Reviews"
"A highly entertaining story that should delight readers of Evanovich's earlier Plum novels and win even more fans."--"Associated Press"
"If you haven't discovered this very funny series, go out and get the first book, "One for the Money"--and then be prepared to gobble the next 10."--"Salt""""Lake"" Tribune"
"The outrageous and uproarious humor in the Plum books never wavers, and the fun is nonstop. " --"RT BOOKclub Magazine"
"This series will provide slapstick comedy for your head that will make you laugh until your ribs ache."--"Kingston"" Observer"
"As always, Evanovich writes a hilarious book with lots of scary moments and an exciting climax first rate."--"Record Courier "(Kent, OH)
"The fun in "Eleven on Top" is extended to all phases of Stephanie's life finding out what is most important to this sexy woman, will lead you down a path filled with tongue-in-cheek humor, that may have you laughing out loud. The surprise ending will amaze you an unmistakable writing style that is sure to please once again."--"Shelf Life"
Series: Stephanie Plum Novels
Number Of Pages: 349
Published: June 2006
Publisher: ST MARTINS PR
Dimensions (cm): 17.17 x 11.227 x 2.464
Weight (kg): 0.172