Smokin' Seventeen by Janet Evanovich
A Stephanie Plum Novel (Stephanie Plum Novels)

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5 Critic Reviews

Evanovich's writing isn't without its flaws (there are generally enough holes in her plots to drive Vincent Plum's office through) ...
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Synopsis

Where there’s smoke there’s fire, and no one knows this better than New Jersey bounty hunter Stephanie Plum.
 
Dead bodies are showing up in shallow graves on the empty construction lot of Vincent Plum Bail Bonds. No one is sure who the killer is, or why the victims have been offed, but what is clear is that Stephanie’s name is on the killer’s list.

Short on time to find evidence proving the killer’s identity, Stephanie faces further complications when her family and friends decide that it’s time for her to choose between her longtime off-again-on-again boyfriend, Trenton cop Joe Morelli, and the bad boy in her life, security expert Ranger. Stephanie’s mom is encouraging Stephanie to dump them both and choose a former high school football star who’s just returned to town. Stephanie’s sidekick, Lula, is encouraging Stephanie to have a red-hot boudoir “bake-off.” And Grandma Bella, Morelli’s old-world grandmother, is encouraging Stephanie to move to a new state when she puts “the eye” on Stephanie.

With a cold-blooded killer after her, a handful of hot men, and a capture list that includes a dancing bear and a senior citizen vampire, Stephanie’s life looks like it’s about to go up in smoke.

BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg's The Heist.

 

About Janet Evanovich

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Janet Evanovich is the author of the Stephanie Plum books, including One for the Money and Sizzling Sixteen, and the Diesel & Tucker series, including Wicked Appetite. Janet studied painting at Douglass College, but that art form never quite fit, and she soon moved on to writing stories. She didn’t have instant success: she collected a big box of rejection letters. As she puts it, “When the box was full I burned the whole damn thing, crammed myself into pantyhose and went to work for a temp agency.” But after a few months of secretarial work, she managed to sell her first novel for $2,000. She immediately quit her job and started working full-time as a writer. After 12 romance novels, she switched to mystery, and created Stephanie Plum. The rest is history. Janet’s favorite exercise is shopping, and her drug of choice is Cheeze Doodles. She and her husband live in New Hampshire, in house with a view of the Connecticut River Valley.
 
Published June 21, 2011 by Bantam. 353 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Romance, Literature & Fiction, Science & Math, Crime. Fiction
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Critic reviews for Smokin' Seventeen
All: 5 | Positive: 3 | Negative: 2

Examiner

Good
on Jul 19 2011

...Smokin’ Seventeen is an enjoyable read, it’s a light, fun, quick read.

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Book Reporter

Good
on Nov 03 2011

SMOKIN’ SEVENTEEN is another romp through the impossible world of Stephanie Plum and her Merry Band of Unconventionals.

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RT Book Reviews

Above average
on May 01 2012

The Morelli versus Ranger romantic dilemma is taken to new heights in this installment, but since the decision has been drawn out over 17 books, hopefully Evanovich will choose to resolve it soon.

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Good
on Jul 07 2011

Smokin' Seventeen is a quick and easy read filled with the characters you have come to love...

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Below average
on Jul 12 2011

Evanovich's writing isn't without its flaws (there are generally enough holes in her plots to drive Vincent Plum's office through) ...

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