Book Review

FINGER LICKIN' FIFTEEN
by Janet Evanovich

Genre: Mystery/Suspense/Thriller, Suspense

RT Rating

The 15th chapter of Evanovich's long-running Stephanie Plum series still keeps the wacky factor hilariously high. Only Evanovich can make the shenanigans of this nutty crew seem almost reasonable. With Stephanie taking a hiatus from men, this tale spotlights the girls club. There are giggles galore!

For once Stephanie is an innocent bystander rather than a trouble magnet. After Lula witnesses the decapitation of a famed BBQ chef, the deadly but somewhat incompetent killers are on her tail. To claim the million-dollar reward for catching the killer, Lula and Grandma Mazur decide to enter the BBQ cook- off competition, dragging a reluctant Stephanie along. Ranger is also having problems. Someone is bypassing his electronic systems and burglarizing his clients. Ranger hires Stephanie to see if it's an inside job. Between gunfire, fire-bombings and disastrous BBQ experiments, Stephanie's car and apartment are on the critical list. Just another day in the ‘burbs! (ST. MARTIN'S, Jul., 320 pp., $27.95)

Reviewed By: Jill M. Smith

Publisher: ST. MARTIN'S

Published: July 2009

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4 Stars

Average Rating: 4 Stars
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Finger Lickin' Fifteen - Janet Evanovich

Submitted by Robin in PA on September 10, 2010 - 9:34pm.

Celebrity Chef Stanley Chipotle is in Trenton for a BBQ cook-off when someone cuts off his head. Lula witnesses the murder and plans on collecting the million dollar reward for information leading to the arrest of the killers. She recruits Stephanie Plum and Grandma Mazur to join her in the BBQ cook-off where she is sure the killers will show up. Meanwhile, Stephanie is also helping Ranger figure out who is breaking into homes and offices protected by Rangeman Security.

This is another addition to the Stephanie Plum series, but there is no real originality anymore. For the last several books, it feels like Janet Evanovich is just following a formula. Still, it is an amusing story and a good way to pass the time. My rating: 4 Stars.