Saturday, January 27, 2024

Sunday Synopsis

Turbo Twenty-Three (Stephanie Plum, #23)Turbo Twenty-Three by Janet Evanovich
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This has the typical Stephanie Plum plot sprinkled with humor. You basically know what you're going to get when you read a book in this series. And what you get it pretty fun.

First, I'll mention two things that annoy me. Obviously they don't annoy me a lot, or I wouldn't read them anymore, but... It annoys me how Morelli's character hasn't evolved much over the course of 23 books. Second, the overuse of the word, "Babe," coming out of Ranger's mouth is getting old. It was cute and a little funny at the beginning, but now, not so much.

In keeping with the rest of the series, Stephanie goes about her job as a "bounty hunter" looking for FTA's (failure to appear) for her cousin's bond company. She's assisted by Lulu, a plus-size former lady-of-the-night who tends to wear clothes that are several sizes too small and carries her gun in her purse like it's no big deal. Stephanie, on the other hand, keeps her gun in the cookie jar and doesn't even have bullets for it.

The main plot (there are always subplots with the various FTA's) revolves around an ice cream company owner whose employees end up dead or almost dead. One was coated in chocolate and nuts and left in the owner's office. Another died when he got locked in the deep freeze which is supposed to lock from inside. And there was a near miss for Stephanie and the ice cream truck driver.

Ranger has been hired to assist in security for the company, so he factors heavily in the plot of this book whereas Morelli is absent from a lot of this book. No Stephanie Plum novel would be complete without including Stephanie's grandma who lives with her old-fashioned parents.

Janet Evanovich never fails to come up with wacky, twisty plots, humor, and easy-to-read novels. This one, like the others, was a lot of fun.

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1 comment:

  1. Someone overusing the term "babe" all the time would annoy me, too.


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