Wednesday, February 11, 2009

13. PLum Spooky By Janet Evanovich

About the book

According to legend, the Jersey Devil prowls the Pine Barrens and soars above the treetops in the dark of night. As eerie as this might seem, there are things in the Barrens that are even more frightening and dangerous. And there are monkeys. Lots of monkeys. Wulf Grimoire is a world wanderer and an opportunist who can kill without remorse and disappear like smoke. He’s chosen Martin Munch, boy genius, as his new business partner, and he’s chosen the Barrens as his new playground. Munch received his doctorate degree in quantum physics when he was twenty-two. He’s now twenty-four, and while his brain is large, his body hasn’t made it out of the boys’ department at Macy’s. Anyone who says good things come in small packages hasn’t met Munch. Wulf Grimoire is looking for world domination. Martin Munch would be happy if he could just get a woman naked and tied to a tree. Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum has Munch on her most-wanted list for failure to appear in court. Plum is the all-American girl stuck in an uncomfortable job, succeeding on luck and tenacity. Usually she gets her man. This time she gets a monkey. She also gets a big guy named Diesel. Diesel pops in and out of Plum’s life like birthday cake – delicious to look at and taste, not especially healthy as a steady diet, gone by the end of the week if not sooner. He’s an ├╝ber bounty hunter with special skills when it comes to tracking men and pleasing women. He’s after Grimoire, and now he’s also after Munch. And if truth were told, he wouldn’t mind setting Stephanie Plum in his crosshairs. Diesel and Plum hunt down Munch and Grimoire, following them into the Barrens, surviving cranberry bogs, the Jersey Devil, a hair-raising experience, sand in their underwear, and, of course . . . monkeys.
I am not a fan of the between the numbers book. This one is longer than the previous between the number books. Which only increased my pain. So why do I read them. a few years ago my cousin gave the books to my mom to read. For some reason that I will never understand my mother loves this series. SHe does not like mysteries. Does not like books with swearing in them. Since my mom is getting older. Whenever a book in this series come out I buy them so she can read them. She keeps telling me that she can wait for them to come on in paperback. So that is why I buy them, because She really enjoys them


Kristie said...

I love this series, but can kind of take or leave the between the numbers books. I do read them from the library though. Her books are such fast reads and I can't see myself spending the $28.00 for a couple of hours of reading. I so rarely reread books so it is a waste.

Kris said...

Your review is very similar to what other's have said. I'm behind on this series, but since my Mom has this one, I'm sure I'll read it when I get to it.

Heidi said...


Inever pey full price for a hardback. if my motherdid not enjoy this series I would not buy them

kris. i don't know why she writes the betweeen the number booksait. it must be fot the money