Unbuckle you belt and pull up a chair. It’s the spiciest, sauciest, most rib-sticking Plum yet…
RECIPE FOR DISASTER
Celebrity chef Stanley Chipotle comes to Trenton to participate in a barbecue cook-off and loses his head—literally.
THROW IN SOME SPICE
Bail bonds office worker Lula is witness to the crime, and the only one she’ll talk to is Trenton cop Joe Morelli.
PUMP UP THE HEAT
The reward for capturing Chipotle’s killers: One million dollars.
STIR THE POT
Lula recruits bounty hunter Stephanie Plum to help her find the killers and collect the moolah.
ADD A SECRET INGREDIENT
Stephanie’s Grandma Mazure. Enough said.
BRING TO A BOIL
Stephanie’s working overtime tracking felons for the bonds office at night and snooping for security expert Carlos Manoso, aka Ranger, during the day. Can she hunt down two killers, a traitor, and five skips, keep her grandmother out of the sauce, and solve Ranger’s problems and not jump his bones?
Habanero hot. So good you’ll want seconds.
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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Comments about Finger Lickin' Fifteen:
This is my favourite Stephanie Plum novel in the series!
Comments about Finger Lickin' Fifteen:
very funny with fantastic characters, should make most people smile
The New York Times - Marilyn Stasio
Evanovich writes with flair in an absurdist vein that her imitators can only envy.
Veteran Evanovich narrator Lorelei King seems perfectly at home when in command of bounty hunter Stephanie Plum and her colorful Garden State band of relatives and colleagues. The action here centers on the mysterious death of a prominent cable television barbecue master. As a witness to the crime, Plum's larger than life office assistant Lula lands in the center of the drama, and King delivers a deliciously over the top performance of her antics, especially the reformed prostitute's convoluted plot to solve the case by entering a barbecue cook-off. The abridgment seems a bit choppy, as the details surrounding the motives and methods of the cast of villains seem lost in the shuffle. Yet King's talent and Evanovich's beloved characters still make for an entertaining summer escape. A St. Martin's hardcover (Reviews, May 25). (June)
Stephanie Plum chases killers, burglars and romance-well, not romance this time-through the flames that threaten every square inch of Trenton. It's not as if there weren't enough work for the bounty hunters of Vincent Plum Bail Bonds, dedicated professionals charged with bringing in Failures to Appear like serial flasher Junior Turley, who's known to every housewife in his neighborhood, and retired pharmacist Myron Kaplan, who robbed his dentist at gunpoint when his new choppers began to ache. They really don't need the two unrelated cases that pop up like mushrooms. Stephanie's pal Lula arrives at work one evening to report that she just saw a man getting beheaded outside the Sunshine Hotel, and smoldering Ranger, the bounty hunter who's long lusted after Stephanie, reveals that clients using his security systems are getting robbed left and right. Stephanie would turn to her main squeeze, Det. Joe Morelli, if an argument about peanut butter hadn't sent them skittering to opposite corners. Looks like she and Lula will be on their own as they go after the $1 million reward offered by Fire in the Hole Red Hot Barbecue Sauce for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the parties Lula watched decapitate celebrity chef Stanley Chipotle. To get in the mood, Lula naturally takes up barbecuing, and soon, as Stephanie says, "I'd been involved in so many fires in the past week I'd lost count"-and that's with two more still to come. Don't get too invested in figuring out the crime wave that motivates a parade of transvestite jokes, diarrhea jokes and fart jokes, because Evanovich (Fearless Fourteen, 2008, etc.) certainly doesn't.
The next Stephanie Plum novel, in which complications arise, loyalties are tested, cliffhangers are resolved, and donuts are eaten.
"Evanovich writes with flair in an absurdist vein that her imitators can only envy."--"The New York Times""" "Evanovich dishes up her usual mixture of shoot-'em-up action (numerous cars explode) and quirky characters (notably a neighborhood flasher with a devoted following)."--"Publishers Weekly""" "The 15th chapter of Evanovich's long-running Stephanie Plum series still keeps the wacky factor hilariously high. Only Evanovich can make the shenanigans of this nutty crew seem almost reasonable.... There are giggles galore!"--"RT Book Reviews""" "Read "Finger Lickin' Fifteen" for the laughs."--"Omaha World-Herald"
Blockbuster author Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum novels are:
"--St. Louis Post Dispatch"
"HOT AND SASSY."
"--The Boston Herald"
"A PLUM PICK."
"OFF BEAT AND HILARIOUS."
"--Romantic Times BOOKreviews"
"HIGLY ENJOYABLE...WHO CAN RESIST?"
" A GOOD TIME."
--"New York"" Daily News"
"AS ENTERTAINING AS EVER."
Series: Stephanie Plum Novels
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 22nd June 2010
Publisher: ST MARTINS PR
Dimensions (cm): 17.17 x 10.82 x 2.413
Weight (kg): 0.172