Hardcore Twenty-four

Hardcore Twenty-four

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"Trouble comes in bunches for Stephanie Plum. First, professional grave robber and semi-professional loon, Simon Diggery, won't let her take him in until she agrees to care for his boa constrictor, Ethel. Stephanie's main qualification for babysitting an extremely large snake is that she owns a stun gun--whether that's for use on the wandering serpent or the petrified neighbors remains to be seen. Events take a dark turn when headless bodies start appearing across town. At first, it's just corpses from a funeral home and the morgue that have had the heads removed. But when a homeless man is murdered and dumped behind a church Stephanie knows that she's the only one with a prayer of catching this killer. If all that's not enough, Diesel's back in town. The 6-foot-tall, blonde-haired hunk is a man who accepts no limits--that includes locked doors, closed windows and underwear. Trenton's hottest cop, Joe Morelli isn't pleased at this unexpected arrival nor is Ranger, the high-powered security consultant who has his own plans for Stephanie. As usual Jersey's favorite bounty hunter is stuck in the middle with more questions than answers. What's the deal with Grandma Mazur's latest online paramour? Who is behind the startling epidemic of mutilated corpses? And is the enigmatic Diesel's sudden appearance a coincidence or the cause of recent deadly events?"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York, NY :, G.P. Putnam's Sons,, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780399179198
Branch Call Number: MYS F EVA
Characteristics: 285 pages ; 25 cm
Alternative Title: Hardcore 24


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Mar 30, 2020

This was the first Stephanie Plum novel I read and I'm quite sure it'll be the last. Plum is not a particularly forceful character and her sidekick Lula is atrocious. The plot of the novel - if you could call it that - was to say the least non-existent. To base a whole book on Zombies is sick. The only character I liked was Stephanie's grandma.

Nov 12, 2019

The writing was funny. I was really looking forward to reading the book of this author that had been highly recommended to me and then... gratuitous sexual innuendos. Blech!

Mar 03, 2019

JE always makes me laugh and puts me into a great mood. I'm not young enough to be Stephanie, nor big and flashy enough to be Lulu, so will have to plan to be Grandma Masur. This book delivers a great adventure with 3 characters who have skipped their bail, zombies, and a big snake. Sounds like Florida rather and NJ. Enjoy!

Oct 25, 2018

Having lived in New Jersey I love the references to the area. Always get a few laughs from this series. Fun and easy to read.

Aug 03, 2018

I had a few good laughs from this story but on the whole the storyline is rather implausible. Best part was Stephanie and Ethel the snake, followed by Judy and the gnomes. Mystery involving zombies, drugs and missing heads and brains, not so much. Stephanie and friends feel a bit like caricatures of themselves. At least they are quick reads.

Apr 18, 2018

If you're down and out, this is a writer who knows how to make you laugh. I thoroughly enjoy her series, the description of characters, and the details of location; transports you into the story. Her plots are bizarre, but possible which makes them even more entertaining. A good light read with aloud laughter. Turbo Twenty Four is one of my favorites.

Mar 14, 2018

March 14.2018

I still love this series, no matter the fact that no one seems to get any older. I read this just purely for the entertainment factor. Is it great writing? No, but does it entertain me? Absolutely! I look forward to my yearly dose of crazy nonsense. For anyone that finds that they have not enjoyed them, there is a simple solution....stop reading them! I will however continue as they are just a fun read.

Feb 22, 2018

Contrary to all the negative comments I thought this was a great book. Funny, suspenseful, a wacky and wild escapade that only Stephanie Plum would find herself in! Another great book by Janet Evanovich!

Feb 21, 2018

I read this book with the hope that it would be better than the last 10 but sadly it wasn't. I really need to stop reading this series. I really enjoyed the first 9 books in the series but the story line has gotten progressively worse. Even Grandma and Lulu couldn't save this book. Oh well.

Feb 13, 2018

Thought this book was good. Typical Stephanie and Lula drama but it would be nice if Morelli finally manned up and married Stephanie.

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