Janet Evanovich's series featuring hapless bounty hunter Stephanie Plum is consistently one of the most entertaining in the genre, filled with lots of laughs, original characters and just good, silly fun.
The new book in the series, Fearless Fourteen, continues that tradition, setting Stephanie loose on the heels of a woman who's skipped bail, only to uncover a larger plot involving $9 million in stolen loot. With assistance from her friend Lula and a trio of whacked-out misfits, Stephanie is certain to bring home the goods.
The Plum series isn't about realism or great writing, it's about entertaining readers and Evanovich has that down to a science. The books all conform to the same basic recipe -- jokes about Stephanie's car, sexual tension between her and fellow bounty hunter Ranger, antics from Grandma Mazur -- but it's a formula that works.
From the Chicago Sun-Times, June 29, 2008