Stephanie Plum ca adora de pr mios O desaparecimento do seu tio, Fred Shutz, deixa todos intrigados, e Stephanie, sob orienta o do seu mentor profissional, o enigm tico Ranger, quem vai investigar o caso Numa visita a casa da tia Mabel, a jovem surpreendida por uma s rie de fotografias, espalhadas sobre uma secret ria, que retratam um corpo dentro de um saco de lixo A partir da , Stephanie entra por caminhos il citos em busca de uma explica o Um romance policial que n o descura o sentido de humor e que conta com uma protagonista absolutamente genial This is probably the twentieth time I ve read the Stephanie Plum books I love them, obviously When I need a truly entertaining story to make the day better, these are always the books I turn to.Reread March 2018 I think my last status update says it all These books are such a cocktease I don t know why I keep checking these out from the library Some supernatural force keeps pulling me down the Mystery aisle and forcing these books into my hands I can t explain my fascination otherwise I don t really like Stephanie, the mysteries are contrived and ridiculous, her family is annoying, the love triangle is BEYOND frustrating, and the constant addition of let s see how crazy THIS supporting character I think my last status update says it all These books are such a cocktease I don t know why I keep checking these out from the library Some supernatural force keeps pulling me down the Mystery aisle and forcing these books into my hands I can t explain my fascination otherwise I don t really like Stephanie, the mysteries are contrived and ridiculous, her family is annoying, the love triangle is BEYOND frustrating, and the constant addition of let s see how crazy THIS supporting character can be is just about the last nail in the coffin of this series for me But I can t stop reading them I just CAN T.Thank god for the library I don t get it, the driver said I hardly scraped against your car Why would it explode like that That s what her cars do, Lula said They explodeStephanie is hell on wheels Literally Her crazy relationship with cars are some of the funniest parts of these books She is singlehandedly putting the insurance companies out of business at this point And, it s awesome soonIn this book, Stephanie is looking for her Uncle Fred Of course this job doesn t pay, and people keep gettingI don t get it, the driver said I hardly scraped against your car Why would it explode like that That s what her cars do, Lula said They explodeStephanie is hell on wheels Literally Her crazy relationship with cars are some of the funniest parts of these books She is singlehandedly putting the insurance companies out of business at this point And, it s awesome soonIn this book, Stephanie is looking for her Uncle Fred Of course this job doesn t pay, and people keep getting murdered after she talks to them But, that s just another day in the life of our bumbling bounty hunter.On top of that, she starts working side jobs for Ranger Let s just say that her bad luck follows her to any job that she tries She s worse at her job than Phil at Jurassic Park.And, along with the always awesome Lula, Stephanie picks up a dwarf and a new stalker, Bunchy, that she brings dinner to as he s watching her from his car She s even pretty considerate of his limitations when he is following her BunchyDon t drive too fast There s something wrong with my transmission It makes this real bad sound when I do over fortyHe could just let Stephanie borrow his car Transmission problem solved.So, the only thing I am not too thrilled with in this series is that we have begun a love triangle Why, why, why Is God punishing me or something I ve been a good person I helped someone once I kept my kids alive to adulthood It is just so unfair No, I m not being overly dramatic I get that Joe Morelli and Stephanie have opposing views on marriage But, he s coming aroundYou know what my biggest fear is I worry that someday you might be the mother of my childrenSee That was practically a proposal And, romantic too But, Ranger is closing in on Steph He finds her craziness funny and doesn t mind all of the car destruction He kisses her and she s thinking about it In a way, I kind of prefer Ranger He has that dark and dangerous vibe that is pretty alluring He s oozing sexuality my favorite kind of oozing Okay, the only kind of oozing I like Except for hot fudge That s some good oozing too Anyway, where was I Freaking diet makes me so hungry that it s hard to think Oh, yeah Ranger he also has cool cars And, Joe likes to sit and watch baseball on TV at night Yeah, I vote for Ranger.The end of the book was a major tease I need to get on to the next one I enjoy this series I read these books when I need something light Grandma Mazur can usually be counted on to make me laugh out loud I m glad the character of Ramirez is now out of the way I didn t like him still being in the story I look forward to the next segment.. Ah, Stephanie what has happened to your uncle who seems to have gone missing Who cares It s the journey and not thewell, you know the rest If you are reading this series from the beginning then you will get the jokes i.e when the fire alarm goes off in the funeral home everyone looks towards Ms Plum She has a history Evanovich has here style of writing perfected good thing because there are ninenovels in this series short pithy sentences, detailing a swiftly moving story L Ah, Stephanie what has happened to your uncle who seems to have gone missing Who cares It s the journey and not thewell, you know the rest If you are reading this series from the beginning then you will get the jokes i.e when the fire alarm goes off in the funeral home everyone looks towards Ms Plum She has a history Evanovich has here style of writing perfected good thing because there are ninenovels in this series short pithy sentences, detailing a swiftly moving story Like I have said before, it is the cast of characters that makes her books so enjoyable High Five has the regulars Ranger, Morelli, and Lula as well as a couple new whackos like the dwarf who refuses to be brought in and a bookie named Bunchy who may be a cop I shouldn t be enjoying this series as much as I am, but they are light reading and a sweet break from others consideredserious There is a scene where a ninety year old woman shoots a man He, in turn, explodes It is very funny The author never drags out a scene sometimes abruptly ending one in a surprising way one of Ranger s henchman picks up an annoying guy and throws him out a window expedited in one sentence and completely unexpected There is a conspiracy mired in the garbage pickup business And cable It s all clever and hilarious 3.5 stars So.I did not like this sequel at all.I enjoyed it, binged it, laughed with it, but did not like it.Because A love triangle Really, Janet I found it cringy and most honestly hope you did not let Stephanie choose the other guy in that last, cliff hanging scene. Broke No one is skipping out on bail Struggling with the lack of satisfaction in life and with the two sexiest men on the planet, Stephanie Plum finds herself intertwined in family drama when asked to investigate and locate her Uncle Fred Flying purple headed piglet Vinnie, is making money left and right He doesn t play much of a role in this book, but that doesn t keep the small statements from ripping gasping laughter from my gutVinnie s overjoyed, Connie said He s making money Broke No one is skipping out on bail Struggling with the lack of satisfaction in life and with the two sexiest men on the planet, Stephanie Plum finds herself intertwined in family drama when asked to investigate and locate her Uncle Fred Flying purple headed piglet Vinnie, is making money left and right He doesn t play much of a role in this book, but that doesn t keep the small statements from ripping gasping laughter from my gutVinnie s overjoyed, Connie said He s making money by the fistful No bounty hunters to pay No forfeited bonds Last time I saw Vinnie in a mood like this was when Madame Zaretsky was arrested for pandering and sodomy and put her trained dog up as collateral for her bondRanger is a delicious bad boy character that gives you shivers and has the hair on your arms standing at attention Although there may be a few women out there who would disagree or just flat out would never admit it, Ranger is THE MAN of men Mysterious Sexy Unobtainable Wrong In High Five, the attraction between Ranger and Stephanie is tiptoeing across a dangerous line of uncertainty Ranger s a Cuban American His features are Anglo, his eyes are Latino, his skin is the color of a mocha latte, and his body is as good as a body can get He had his black hair pulled back into a ponytail He was wearing a black T shirt that fit him like a tattoo and a black SWAT pants tucked into black high top boots Joe Morelli is the type of guy that mother s warn their daughter s about Stay away from that one He s a good cop and even better in bed Stephanie tries her best to keep her distance, to suffer along with him as they play a game of who gives in first Moments of doubt and jealousy leaves them both unsure of their standings and the sexual frustration between them does nothing to help the situation Get a grip I told myself We re talking about a simple sex act here This isn t a medical emergency like having a heart attack This can wait twenty four hours StephanieLula as always, is a force to be reckoned with A woman in need of no introduction Lula hauled a small cannon out of her shoulder bag and pointed it at Bunchy You slime faced bag of monkey shitAn endless search for Fred is driving everyone crazy A strange man is following Stephanie A little person is crashed on her couch and uses her coffee table as his desk for work A punk sheik in desperate need of a reality check in respect pushes Stephanie over the edge Cars explode But that s nothing new, is it I recommend this book to adults There is mild violence less in this book than the others and some implied sexual content Read books 1 5 as fast as you can, because they re about to rock 4.25 An outstanding monthly buddy read with the coolest gang in town, The BB BsProblem is, you aren t living up to your earning potential, Lula said We only got chickenshit cases these days What you need is to have a serial killer or a homicidal rapist jump bail Those boys are worth something Yeah, I d sure like to get a case like that Big fib If Vinnie ever gave me a homicidal rapist to chase down I d quit and get a job selling shoes I want to belong to the Plum family 4.25 An outstanding monthly buddy read with the coolest gang in town, The BBBsProblem is, you aren t living up to your earning potential, Lula said We only got chickenshit cases these days What you need is to have a serial killer or a homicidal rapist jump bail Those boys are worth something Yeah, I d sure like to get a case like that Big fib If Vinnie ever gave me a homicidal rapist to chase down I d quit and get a job selling shoes I want to belong to the Plum family Yes, they are insane, yes they are genetically challenged, but they are soooo much fun, all else pales in comparison Reading these books one a month is a great decision It is so, because the books have a very specific feel to them and binge reading them together would do a disservice to the comic relief they provide I think of them as a giant chocolate candy bar with nuts and taffy and everything most wonderful you can think of Eating one of them is an orgasmic experience, but it does verge on suicide by candy Attempting two is a death wish come true Spacing them and using them as the fluff between the dark, heavy reads we have delved into as of late, is the wisest thing our mods at BBB came up with and I salute their responsible decision making after all, they are very concerned with our healthy reading habits Burning out on a favorite series sucks and this is the best way to prevent itThis is the 5th book in the Stephani Plum series and she is just as incompetent as ever She is broke and for some reason, no one is jumping bail in Trenton She has no money to pay her bills and rent and is looking for something to supplement her income Enters Ranger, her new part time employer The job jobs, are varied, semi legal and definitely not very fitting our luckless bounty hunter On top of that, she is working in close proximity with Ranger and Stephani is only human and uncomfortable attraction hums between the two of them Not that there is anything wrong with that after all, she and Morelli split a while ago over differences of how they perceive marriage and commitmentNot that it s any of my business, Lula said, but what s going on with you and Morelli I thought that was over with you two when you moved out It s complicated Your problem is you keep getting involved with men who have lots of potential in bed and no potential at the altar I m thinking of giving men up altogether, I said Celibacy isn t so bad You don t have to worry about shaving your legs So single Stephani has attraction problems, money problems, family problems her uncle Fred has gone missing and she is looking for him , bounty hunting problems, and worst of all, Ramirez is out on parole and has been looking for her Needless to say, typical for our characters chaos ensues and at least two cars meet their maker And Grandma Mazur steels the show every time she is on page I love those books and you guys have to give the series a try, it is a very pleasant and fun way to spend an afternoon the books read that fast I recommend them to anyone who does not take everything too seriously these books are only for entertainment and bringing laughter in your lives, not to make deep philosophical or socioeconomic statements, so do not judge them as such There are stereotypes, there are tropes often used in comedy, and there are some mushy parts, but the overall product is totally worth the time So, I wish all wonderful time reading and many, many satisfying books 1 I m in love with Steph and Morelli2 I m even on board with Ranger finally 3 No offense to CJ Critt, but her voice for Briggs was THE WORST Glad he s out of the picture also ready for Miss Lorelei King 4 Grandma Mazur remains one of my favorites along with Lula 5 Steph needs an unlisted phone number and she also needs to move so these creeps can t find her preferably back in with Morelli 6 Too many swoon worthy laugh out loud moments in this book It was pretty solid.7 WHAT WAS THA 1 I m in love with Steph and Morelli2 I m even on board with Ranger finally 3 No offense to CJ Critt, but her voice for Briggs was THE WORST Glad he s out of the picture also ready for Miss Lorelei King 4 Grandma Mazur remains one of my favorites along with Lula 5 Steph needs an unlisted phone number and she also needs to move so these creeps can t find her preferably back in with Morelli 6 Too many swoon worthy laugh out loud moments in this book It was pretty solid.7 WHAT WAS THAT ENDING 8 I may have finished the book with my hard copy so I can t even cheat by the different voices on my Audiobook.9 Need Hot Six NOW.10 Thank goodness there are 20 books in this series I can t get enough