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Finger Lickin' Fifteen: A Steph

Finger Lickin' Fifteen: A Steph

Written by Janet Evanovich

Narrated by Lorelei King


Finger Lickin' Fifteen: A Steph

Written by Janet Evanovich

Narrated by Lorelei King

ratings:
3/5 (1,303 ratings)
Length:
3 hours
Publisher:
Released:
Jun 23, 2009
ISBN:
9781427206657
Format:
Audiobook

Description

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: Chipotle's sponsor is offering a million-dollar reward to anyone who can provide information leading to the capture of the killers.

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 Mazur. Enough said.

Bring to a boil: Can Stephanie hunt down two killers, a traitor, five skips, keep her grandmother out of the sauce, solve Ranger's problems and not jump his bones?

Warning: Habanero hot. So good you'll want seconds.

A Macmillan Audio production.

Publisher:
Released:
Jun 23, 2009
ISBN:
9781427206657
Format:
Audiobook

About the author

Over the last twenty-six years, Janet Evanovich has written a staggering forty-two New York Times bestsellers. In addition to her #1 bestselling Stephanie Plum novels and many other popular books, Janet is the author of The Recovery Agent, the start of a blockbuster new series.



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  • (5/5)
    review from The Little BookwormLulu witnesses the decapitation of a famous chef and the murders are after her. Stephanie takes a job helping Ranger find a burgler who is breaking into his security company's clients' houses. Add in a little Grandma Mazer and a whole lot of BBQ and you have another hilarious Stephanie Plum novel.This was a nice departure from the usual formula of Stephanie being in a danger. The focus is switched to Lulu but Stephanie suffers from some collateral damage as a result of always being with Lulu. The killers are dumb as rocks so the whole book involves a chase right up to the very end. I also enjoyed the Ranger mystery. Stephanie isn't dumb. She is actually very smart and intuitive. She's just no good as a bounty hunter, but she's an excellent detective. I like that about her.
  • (4/5)
    Fun, fun, fast-paced eye candy. The way Stephanie Plum balances her relationships between Morelli and Ranger continues to delight this reader. Though I am team Ranger all the way, Morelli is growing on me. A few questions left unanswered at the end regarding the famous cook off. I am suspending my disbelief and plunging ahead for number 16!
  • (3/5)
    This installment of the Stephanie Plum series was cute. As always, the best characters are Grandma and Lula. I think it is time for Stephanie to choose Morelli or Ranger.
  • (1/5)
    YAAAAAAAAAAWNNNNN

    Plot: Someone is doing a "job" on Ranger's clients...burglaries...alarm disarmed for 15 minutes, back on...hitting the Master Bedroom & Home Office so Ranger hires Stephanie to sniff the guy out. Lula witnesses the Chipotle BBq Guy getting beheaded on the hood of her car...and now the murderers are chasing her....

    The rest of the book is the SAME as the previous 14:
    * Stephanie can't decide between Ranger and Morelli
    * Grandma Mazur is still a trouble maker and goes to a funeral
    * Lula still wears too small clothing and eats her way through the book
    * Stephanie & Lula go out hunting down Bond Skippers and manage to lose them out the window
    * Stephanie burns up Ranger's cars as well as her own
    * Stephanie has words with Joyce Bernhardt
    * Stephanie's apartment catches on fire (again) and she moves in with Ranger....

    It's all the same formula, and I wish to hell Evanovich would do something a bit different.....

    I read this in less than 3 hours......and I didn't laugh as much as I'd liked to have had.
  • (2/5)
    2.5 stars

    Unfortunately, Finger Lickin' Fifteen was just another Stephanie Plum novel. Everything that happens is exactly the same as other books: her ineptitude at capturing FTAs, her car and/or house getting blown up, Lula eating constantly, etc. It's not funny anymore. I don't care what happens with Stephanie nor whom she decides to choose to date/marry/whatever. I am done with this series.
  • (3/5)
    Book fifteen (ish) in the Stephanie Plum series. In this one, Stephanie's lust object, Ranger, asks her to help him investigate some break-ins at places his company provides security for. Although why he has to rely on the generally incompetent Stephanie to figure this problem out for him, I have no idea. Also, Stephanie's friend Lula witnesses the beheading of a famous barbecue chef. (Whose name is Chipotle, thus proving that by this point Evanovich isn't even remotely trying to pretend that these books aren't 100% ridiculous.)All of that probably makes it sound more substantial that it is, though, really, because pretty much all of that exists only to set up the sexual tension and wacky hijinks. Not that that's not usually what the plots in these books exist for, but this one really does seem even slighter than usual.Otherwise, though, it's your basic Stephanie Plum novel. The same things that usually annoy me still annoy me: the love triangle, the fat jokes, the treatment of various kinds of sexual harassment as basically harmless fun for all involved. The humor is much the same as always, too, and I have to say, by this point I think it's wearing thin for me. Although there is one bit towards the end involving a hot dog costume that genuinely made me smile. Still, also as usual, it's a quick, effortless read.Also, it made me really, really hungry for barbecue, but I'm not sure if I should count that for or against it.