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High Five

Janet Evanovich

Average Review Rating Average Rating 8/10 (1 Review)
Book Details

Publisher : Macmillan

Published : 1999

Copyright : Evanovich, Inc. 1999

ISBN-10 : PB 0-330-37123-1
ISBN-13 : PB 978-0-330-37123-0

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Stephanie Plum has a whole lot of trouble on her doorstep.

Her Uncle Fred disappears and Grandma Mazur is convinced he's been abducted by aliens. The disappearance turns serious when Stephanie finds a photo of dismembered body parts in Fred's desk.

Meanwhile, Stephanie's cousin Vinnie asks her to bring in the vertically challenged Randy Briggs who's jumped bail and, instead of coming quietly, has taken up residence in Stephanie's apartment in protest. A mysterious man called Bunchy is trailing Stephanie at every opportunity in the hope of tracking down Fred. Benito Ramirez is back from jail quoting scripture and vowing to introduce Stephanie to God, face to face. And to cap it all Stephanie has nothing to wear to the Mafia wedding.

The big-haired bounty hunter from Trenton, New Jersey, is back having developed an outstanding talent for flattening expensive black cars. Joe Morelli, the irresistible cop, is still around giving her the odd sleepless night, but now he faces tough competition from the enigmatic Ranger.

A criminally original novel, this Introductory Bounty Hunter's Survival Manual is stone brilliant entertainment.

'Janet Evanovich's name raises expectations of a laugh-aloud story, featuring Stephanie Plum, the sassiest bounty hunter in New Jersey.'

Sunday Telegraph

'Janet Evanovich's characters are eccentric and exaggerated, the violence often surreal and the plot dizzily speedy: but she produces as many laughs as anyone writing crime today.'

The Times

'Hilarious reading, with a gorgeous fistful of believable and only occaionally murderous eccentrics.'

Mail on Sunday

'The funniest crime novels around.'


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Review by Chrissi (270500) Rating (8/10)

Review by Chrissi
Rating 8/10
Stephanie moonlights by working for the biggest, baddest bounty hunter in town, Ranger, her car gets blown up, and I nearly choked laughing.

There is a little person in this, as opposed to a huge drag queen, and you really have to read this series to enjoy it.

Stephanie is brilliant and human. Superwoman is not going to be worried about her place on the superheros hall of fame, you can't help but love her. Her life is so complicated that she makes me feel quite grown up and organised!
Chrissi (27th May 2000)

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