Wicked Business by Janet Evanovich

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10 Critic Reviews

...Evanovich fans will lap it up and laugh their way through the zany antics as the romantic pair of treasure hunters plunder tombs and stumble through cob-webbed and rat-infested, darkened tunnels.
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Synopsis

Janet Evanovich, #1 New York Times mega-bestselling author, is back and better than ever, proving that when it comes to hunting down bad guys and hidden treasure, the real fun is in the chase.
 
When Harvard University English professor and dyed-in-the-wool romantic Gilbert Reedy is mysteriously murdered and thrown off his fourth-floor balcony, Lizzy and Diesel take up his twenty-year quest for the Luxuria Stone, an ancient relic believed by some to be infused with the power of lust. Following clues contained in a cryptic nineteenth-century book of sonnets, Lizzy and Diesel tear through Boston catacombs, government buildings, and multimillion-dollar residences, leaving a trail of robbed graves, public disturbances, and spontaneous seduction.
 
Janet Evanovich does it again and gives us another exciting un-put-down-able read that is striking a chord with readers everywhere!

Get a sneak peek of The Heist, the first book in an exciting brand-new series from Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg—inside!
 

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 19, 2012 by Bantam. 322 pages
Genres: Crime, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Humor & Entertainment, Romance, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction
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Peak Rank on Jul 08 2012
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Critic reviews for Wicked Business
All: 10 | Positive: 8 | Negative: 2

Book Reporter

Excellent
Reviewed by Roz Shea on Jun 29 2012

...Evanovich fans will lap it up and laugh their way through the zany antics as the romantic pair of treasure hunters plunder tombs and stumble through cob-webbed and rat-infested, darkened tunnels.

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The Bookbag

Excellent
Reviewed by Ani Johnson

Wicked Business is indeed a pleasure as guilty as the frosted cupcakes that Lizzy sells

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20Something Reads

Good
Reviewed by Roz Shea on Jun 29 2012

There is a familiarity in the Wicked books to the wildly popular Stephanie Plum novels, but Evanovich fans will lap it up and laugh their way through the zany antics as the romantic pair of treasure hunters plunder tombs and stumble through cob-webbed and rat-infested, darkened tunnels.

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Curious Book Fans

Excellent
Reviewed by collingwood21 on Jul 07 2012

The tone was like a pleasant rom-com; not laugh-out-loud funny, but enough to raise a smile in several places and nothing to tax the grey matter too much.

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SF Crow's Nest

Excellent
Reviewed by Sarah Bruch on Aug 28 2012

...I’ve enjoyed Evanovich’s other series of books and this one is proving to be very entertaining as well.

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Geek Speak Magazine

Below average
Reviewed by Sara Paige

I wouldn’t read this book to feel better about something: the book falls too flat to be considered comfort food

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Tynga's Reviews

Below average
Reviewed by Stephanie on Sep 30 2012

To tell you the truth, I was satisfied with the first installment but this sequel, WICKED BUSINESS, left me a bit disappointed

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Carol's Notebook

Good
Reviewed by Carol on Oct 06 2012

Hijinks, hilarity, a monkey, a guy who thinks he’s some kind of medieval knight- it’s a lot like literary junk food. But I do love candy, and chocolate, and popcorn

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Mel's Books and Info

Good
Reviewed by Melissa on Aug 17 2012

The pacing in this novel is spot on. Evanovich’s momentum never falters during this novel, and rushes you clear through to the ending

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Chirenjenzie

Good
Reviewed by Chirenjenzie on Jul 28 2012

It's fun, it's relatively fast-paced, and the characters are always true to life.

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