Ebook/Comedy-Mystery: The plot could get confusing with some of the new characters, but I really liked this one. And what the crap was that surprise ending!
I was so excited to receive this ARC from Netgalley! It has been a minute since I have read a Stephanie Plum book and this one did not disappoint! Lula and Stephanie are back to their same shenanigans while tracking down criminals with laugh out loud scenes. I shouldn't be surprised that Stephanie still has not picked a man, but now looks like she may have to finally choose! Team Ranger over here!
Wonderful story, great character development, great writing! Highly recommend this book. I thoroughly enjoyed it
Yes, I love this series and yes, I give every single book in it a 5 star rating. This one didn't disappoint with keeping up the love triangle. My only hope is that the author has some some of choice written into her will to be read to her readers since it's obvious she'll never end the love triangle as long as she's alive.
Stephanie Plum novels are always fun and quick reads. But if you've read one, you've read them all. I enjoy all the antics but after 30 books in this series it gets a little tiring of Stephanie going back and forth and back and forth between Morelli and Ranger. Pick one!!!
Cute, enjoyable, and fun as expected. Kind of a surprise ending. Now I have to wait a year to find out what she does! This series continues to be enjoyable. I know after 30 books some of the tropes are feeling stale, but Evanovich moved away from a lot of that in this book (no cars blew up). I think I will always enjoy this series because it is just fun.
This was a great book. I loved every paragraph, every sentence and every word of this masterpiece! I read it in 12 hours, which is a lot for me to do! It had everything and more laid out in the novel! I sure hope There is more to come from this author! I am totally hooked!
I've read every single book from this series over the years and all I can say is FINALLY!! Well, a kind of finally I guess. This book had a great fast paced mystery to be solved and the background story was great too. We almost got there this time. Almost! This is a fun series that I recommend to anyone wanting that likes reading series. This is a fun one!
Another Stephanie Plum. Good story but I am tired of Stephanie stuck in her life. Need something new. In her relationships with Joe and Ranger.
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a review
Stephanie Plum is back! And so is Grandma Mazur and Lula. These series are predictable, escape books. And this one is certainly no different. The main plot and characters are all the ones we know and love throughout all the previous novels. Recommend if looking for a few laughs with your old friend Stephanie Plum again. She still manages to get herself into some crazy situations, with Morelli and Ranger never far behind!
I have enjoyed this series from the beginning partly because of the crazy/funny adventures that Stephanie goes on and because of the trouble her and her sidekick Lulu seem to attract. This book did not disappoint. The ending has a surprised twist that I look forward to having answered in the next book.
I use to love this series, not so much now. Stephanie seems to be getting more and more annoying instead of getting mature. Yes, her, Lulu and grandma are hilarious with their adventures which is the only reason that I keep reading this series. The mystery was okay, it didn't really grab my attention though. Now I'm not going to lie, I will probably read the next one because of how this one ended.
The Stephanie Plum series is my absolute favorite series! The interactions between Stephanie, Lula, Connie, Ranger, and Morelli make me laugh out loud every time. This addition to the series almost seemed a little darker than usual, but in the best way possible. I always have to wonder, though, is Stephanie finally going to pick a man? Or is she going to decide she doesn't need Morelli or Ranger? I cannot wait for the next book!
I recently reviewed another series (Finley Donovan) and said I don't like comedic slapstick mysteries. Here's another data point that I must! Another funny one from Janet with the whole crazy gang. Is it really thirty??
Janet Evanovich always seems to bring it. The Stephanie Plum series is my go to cozy read and the characters always keep bringing me back. The newest addition to the long standing series continues the same relationships but with Stephanie finally getting the upper hand in some of her FTA's that show is if slightly but still improving at her job. Also the bombshells in the last two chapters got me so excited for the next way and hopefully they pull the trigger one way or the other. Would definite recommended to anyone that wants a comfort read with great characters
Love this series and love the characters. I look forward to what the author has in store next. Even as the story line goes in it keeps the readers wanting more.
Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum is offered a job that seems almost too good to be true - track down Andy "Nutsy" Manley who until recently had been employed as a security guard at a local jewelry store. The store had recently been robbed and Nutsy went MIA immediately after the robbery, leading the owner to be convinced that it was an inside job.
The job should be easy because Stephanie has known Nutsy since their school days and he's been a creature of habit. Sure enough, he's easy to find, but not all is at it seems. Nutsy has a story that is even nuttier then he - Martin Rabner the jeweler stole his own diamonds, killed a homeless man in the process and is after Nutsy because he knows the truth. It's almost too much for Stephanie to believe as the Rabner jewelry store has been a fixture in the community for decades with Martin being at least the third owner in the long family line.
Meanwhile, Stephanie's boyfriend Morelli is out of town on a business trip and her other boyfriend, Ranger, decides to take their relationship up a notch in Morelli's absence - easier to do when Stephanie is staying at his place as her place becomes too crowded with Nutsy and her assistant Lula camping out there.
The action ratches up a notch and Stephanie finds herself in the crosshairs of someone who has it in for her - which could be almost anyone as she's made countless enemies in her line of work.
The 30th book in the series, clearly Janet Evanovich has struck gold on a formula that works.
The story is pretty straightforward. Not a lot of red herrings, but this is more thriller than mystery and in that vein we're right on target with Stephanie (with both Lula and Bob [Morelli's dog] at her side almost constantly) in harm's way at every turn.
The plot is pretty simple and an average reader should be able to figure out what's coming next with each turn of the page, but it's the characters that readers have become attached to who make this a much-anticipated book. At the center is Stephanie, a talented and lucky bounty hunter who is as comfortable navigating the seedy back alleys of Trenton, New Jersey as she is in the comfortable world of the local rich and famous. Surrounding her are three people in various areas of law enforcement - Morelli, the steady boyfriend she's known since her school days, Ranger, who has just about any resource one could ever ask for at his fingertips, and Lula, once an escort and now her office manager. Toss in Stephanie's mother and grandmother, who make regular appearances, and we have a sitcom's-worth of characters.
I'm personally not a fan of Lula and she's in this book a lot. This made the book less than ideal for me, but the 'surprises' in the book (and the book ends on a 'surprise' (I use a quote here because I could see it coming a mile away)) over-shadow Lula's presence.
This is a fun read. Quick, light, and easy.
Looking for a good book? With this 30th book in the Stephanie Plum series, Janet Evanovich has found a way to keep the anticipation for the next book as high as the action level within in Dirty Thirty.
I received a digital copy of this book from the publisher, through Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review.
I have voluntarily read and reviewed a copy of this title given to me through NetGalley. This book was just absolutely wonderful. It was just so easy to get lost in and I just couldn’t put it down. I just lost myself within this amazing story. I most definitely will read more by this author.
I have loved all the Stephanie Plum books, love the comedic chemistry of Stephanie and Lula and Grandma Mazur. I laugh at Stephanie’s mother who is making the world’s longest scarf. I want to keep loving the series. I am having an issue though with the fact that Stephanie can’t make up her mind between Joe and Ranger and it’s frustrating how they put up with her indecision too. Dirty Thirty left us with a cliffhanger though so I am hoping the love triangle will be settled soon. I think for me to keep reading the series it has to be settled, it has gone on too long and I really want to know where things end up.
3.5, rounded down to a 3
Dirty Thirty felt like a classic Stephanie Plum book. This is a low stakes mystery following a bounty hunter in NJ. The series has tons of humor and strong characters. Hard to believe this is book number 30 and it’s just as good as the first in the series. Janet Evanovich has it pretty much down to a science at this point. If you liked her previous books, this one will be no different.
Last year I started working my way through the series and was thrilled to get an ARC to the newest release (thanks ) Thankfully, you can really jump into this iconic series at any point without missing a beat. I was almost a little surprised there had not been more character developments jumping from book 6 to 30, but I think it kind of works for what the series is.