Who’s Stephanie Plum
My mother was reading the books as she found them, then told me during one (I forget if it was To the Nines or High Five) that the character Stephanie Plum was listening to my favorite band. There was also a street with the same name as my cat (& spelled the same, which I named after said fave band’s lead singer). So my interest piqued, I told her I’d read the book. (Which then I thought, just what I need yet another series to follow! Well for once I actually like the same series as mom does!
For a quick overview… Stephanie Plum is a bounty hunter from Trenton NJ. Not only is there the Numbers series, but also a few few Between the numbers books as well. I wold say they are a variety of genres comedy, mystery. One person on a reading group I’m on complained that the character never evolves which as far as the books I have read so far, which the highest number I read has been 15, and I agree. A family friend said ‘that it’s a quick read and you don’t need to think’ i disagree. While yet the story flows well the Think part i don’t agree on. I usually try to figure out at least who is at the bottom of the side plot, or the red herring maybe you could say. Between her family and the Morelli family I swear it’s the makings of a classic sitcom.
There’s some lines & quotes in the books that are just too funny. I think one of the books was made into a movie but didn’t do well. Forget a movie as one of the characters in the book say to Stephanie: “Your life should be a sitcom”
and I fully agree! The situations she gets into and I can’t really pick a favorite character, though her Grandma Mazur & Joe Morelli’s (one of the love interests) grandmother Bella (I think) are a trip! There’s also Lula her friend that used to be a prostitute and is such a drama queen but in a funny way. There are also parts in this I read that I have a little part of Stephanie in me like her love of PeanutButter(though I love it in many ways but what she eats with it… sounds something like a pregnant lady would crave.. weird!)
I must warn you ahead of time, the books are not listed (reviewed) in numerical order on here; I read To the Nine’s first then the 5th, 8th & 15th book. my Nana came across some of the books I didn’t read yet so those will follow.
FTA case file
On twitter a fan asked Janet how many more books she plans to write. She answered that she has no current plans to stop
Born October 12th in St. Francis Hospital in Trenton Stephanie Plum was brought up in the Blue collar ‘burbs of Trenton, NJ , she now works at her cousin Vinnie’s Bail Bonds company. As a bounty hunter, she gets in all sorts of trouble that to me is like a modern day Lucille Ball.
(Fact: Janet Evanovich says The St. Francis hostpital made the character a birth certificate some years ago for a Stephanie Plum day)
includes a recipe for pineapple upsidedown cake, a Plum fave!
Cast of Characters
when I get to another book I’ll include the other names I cannot seem to think of
- Stephanie Plum – the 5’7 wavy shoulder length brunette born October 12 & former discount lingerie buyer lives in the Blue collar ‘burbs of Trenton, NJ works at her cousin’s Bail Bonds company yep.. she’s a bounty hunter, who’s in an off & on relationship with Detective Joe Morelli, who she grew up with Stephanie sometimes partners up with Ranger who owns a security company, she gets in all sorts of trouble that to me is like amodern day Lucille Ball.She’s Hungarian & italianI’d also say she’s an unofficial detective from what I’ve read
- Grandma Mazur birthday= April 22
- Lula – loud 180 pound black woman crammed into 5’5″ body ebonics spewing former prostitute with bold, loud, ‘flair’ style.
- Joseph Morelli born March 1st grew up with Stephanie living 2 blocks over grew up ‘big & bad with eyes like black fire one minute and melt in your mouth chocolate the next’ Eagle tattoo on chesthas the reputation for fast hands & clever fingers and atounge like a lizard. hard Angular features & ItalianTempermentCurrently a cop (but was on the lam in book one as he was accused of kiling somone)
- Ranger – birthday August 12 …possible special ops has a Security company. Helps Stephanie with her cases on occassion. (& makes her pretty nervous as well) Cuban American w/ Dark Skin & Eyes Kickboxer body & Spec. Ops skills
- Grandma Mazur -Stephanie’s Grams (Birthday April 22nd as noted by Janet Evanovich on her twitter feed)is a trip. There’s never a dull moment with Grams around! One of my favorite characters and is based on Janet’s Aunt Lena
- Helen Plum (mother)
- Valerie Plum (sister) 2-4 children Married to Albert Kloughn
- Frank Plum -Stephanie’s dad a “fruit of the loom wearing Buick driving, mets, whose loyalties are carved into stone”
- Vincent Plum5’7″ slim ‘ferret’ frame married to Lucille,who’s father is Harry the HammerVin Drives a Cadillac Seville is the owner of Vincent Plum Bail Bonding Company that is open 24 hours and serves the family trade like domestic disturbances, disorderlies, autho theft DWI & shoplifting.
- Albert Kloughn – Valerie’s husbandtubby, cool sense of humor
- Connie Rosolli Thick waist Olive skin Black hair works for Vincent plum Lot more Italia than Stephanie & is a couple years older & a few Inches shorter
- Grandma Bella (Morelli’s grams)Has visions and can give ‘the eye’
- Diesel (from the Between the Numbers series)over 6 feet tall deep set brown eyes short wavy sandy blond hair late 20- early 30s with perfect white teeth & warm smile + bad attitude
It’d be less painful than eating these burned black, tastes like Monkey S***, dry as an old maids fart bones”
— Mr. Plum – On Lula’s Baked BBQ Ribs for a contest in Finer Lickin Fifteen
* I hear there’s a Chihuahua in it
* Also heard there’s a sort of show down but I won’t say between who THAT alone would ruin it!
Stephanie Plum’s secrets for being a Successful bounty Hunter
*Being able to seize the moment
*& it doesn’t hurt to have ‘balls’
Rule 1-Do not underestimate the enemy
Rule 2– think like a felon
“Babe, Your life should be a prime time sitcom”
— Ranger to Stephanie Plum
Stephanie Plum Novels
Reviews are listed in order of books not by when I read them. Some of my information disappeared off this page. I am also trying to organize it better. I also swear I read more books than what's here but I don't see them in my back up file. Anyway I hope you like an have fun
Stephanie Plum Series (in order written)
- One for the Money
- Two for the Dough
- Three to Get Deadly
- Four to Score
- High Five
- Hot Six
- Seven Up
- Hard Eight
- Visions of Sugar Plums (between-the-numbers holiday novella)
- To the Nines
- Ten Big Ones
- Eleven on Top
- Twelve Sharp
- Plum Lovin’ (between-the-numbers holiday novella)
- Lean Mean Thirteen
- Plum Lucky (between-the-numbers holiday novella)
- Fearless Fourteen
- Plum Spooky (between-the-numbers novel)
- Finger Lickin’ Fifteen
- Sizzling Sixteen
- Smokin’ Seventeen
- Explosive Eighteen
- Notorious Nineteen
- Takedown Twenty
- Top Secret Twenty-One
- Tricky Twenty-Two
- Turbo 23
- Hardcore 24
- Look Alive 25 To celebrate the 25th Plum novel I hid a reference/person/object/etc. from each of the previous 24 Plums (plus Plum Spooky) in Look Alive 25. To keep things non-spoiler visit https://www.evanovich.com/25presents
One for the Money
started May 20 – 26
The debut of the Stephanie Plum Number novels series and we learn with this book, Stephanie is one character that will make us laugh, sometimes so hard you can’t breathe. As I’ve mentioned once before, I would liken her to a modern day Lucille Ball with the situations she gets into. My copy at the end of the book has a ‘Plumography’ for books 1-8 with a quote, plot summary & some facts about the book. a FUN must read
Notes & quotes:
Stephanie thinking to herself with a pretty much bare refrigerator in front of her….
I wondered if nine in the morning was too early to drink beer. Of course in Moscow it would be four in the afternoon. Good Enough (proving it is always ‘5 o’clock’ somewhere)
Stephanie drives a Nova (damn mom had 2 of those as far as I remember) & morelli’s Jeep Cherokee
Morelli: Think we can be friends after all this?”
Stephanie: (Thnking… This from the person who tossed my keys into a dumpster) “I suppose its possible, we wouldn’t have to sign a pact and seal it in blood would we?”
morelli:No but we could belch over beer.
Stephanie:My kind of contract.
This not being the first of the books I read though the one that dawns on me that Stephanie & Morelli act like a couple of teens when they are together.
I think if Stephanie was a real person, I think we’d be good friends~ as there’s a few things she likes that I do as well.
Talking about a rainy day- This was the sort of day to read a comic books under a blanket tent and eat the icing fromt he middle of oreos…(this was Not the sort of day to chase down deperados)
Vocabulary-jalousied (front porch) – something like blinds of horizontal slats
Encumbrance -burden or
How I am like Stephanie Plum
*This was the sort of day to read a comic book under a blanket tent and eat the icing from the middle of oreos (I’m an Oreo Fiend
** love reading (or watching movies) on rainy days. and make blanket tents when my cat comes to cuddle with me.
*** in Hard 8 she’s listens to Godsmack- Godsmack is my #1 Favorite band even named my cat after the lead singer Sully Erna & (I forget which book) there’s a street named Sully as well!
****in Four to score on page 48 she listens to Savage Garden (damn if she were a guy she’d be a freaking soul mate!)
Stephanie has to haul in Kenny Mancuso cousin of Joe Morelli plus solve the mystery of the missing caskets meanwhile Grandma Mazur seems to take a liking to Morelli and Stephanie moves back home for a few days . a Few parts part of what? You ask… Well that would ruin the fun of the novel and a few of the best parts.. (try not to laugh in public while reading a book!) There are literal laugh out loud moments (at least definitely one for me!) There is a bit of morbid like humor in this as well but it’s on the light for that.
To me, Frankly if you do not laugh at these books you have no sense of humor.
Stephanie gets another bail jumper and has to track down a waitress who doesn’t want to be found, and who has sent her Ex on a scavenger hunt of sorts.Her arch-rival Joyce is on the tail of of her and the case. She’s also being accused of stealing someone’s boyfriend, which doesn’t end there as the accuser takes justice for lack of a better term into their own hands taking it out on Stephanie’s personal (and even some Public) Property.
Here’s the start of the Review four-to-score-partial-review-wicked-charms-chapters-1-and-2-janet-evanovich/
So I was right about a certain suspicious of a sub-plot. Oh man Morelli has a Ducati!~ (I hate that name of Motorcycle…er Crotch rocket) it’s sounds like another way to say Doody. Not much more that I have to say but there are a few scenes in this I would love to see in a way other than in my head! It might be a good thing though that there is not.
Steph & Morelli do the deed Sally Sweet, & Edward Kuntz, are introduced and Steph drives a Honda CRX & a ’53 Buick
In this one so far Stephanie has to go after some guy named briggs which turns out shorter than her average pick up. She is also trying to find her granddad and being tailed by someone named ‘bunchy’. So I’m trying to figure out which is the actual red herring & which is the real mystery. These novels are very enjoyable and if you are one of those people that can read a book a day if you are going away.. bring 2-3 with you. Stephie’s family is a trip and her Grandmother cracks me up.
I do love these books as they make me actually laugh out loud and yes that is in waiting rooms, sitting at Starbucks and when I take public transportation. Love the people’s faces when I a laugh escapes.
In this Ranger is wanted for questioning. One of the Ramos family has been murdered or so seems and Ranger is the last one seen on security video. Is he framed or did he really do it.
Of course something happens to a car and Joyce Bernhardt is described as ‘Dominatrix Barbie’ Stephanie’s catholic by birth but my own personal religion,the Trinity will forever be ‘The Father the son ad the Holy jelly doughnut”
“I wish I had a movie of you wrestlin with this guy, it reminded me of that joke about the midget in the Nudist colony who kept sticking his nose in everyones business -Lula (on Steph and a Naked Munson)
Pg. 22 Habib and Mitchell insulting each other had me in tears I just want to know what a ‘Camel Walla’ is.
Stephanie walking Bob (yes this is the book she gets bob) and I forget why but for some reason …Oh yeah that’s was it.. She and Lula were stealing Dog poop.
pg 22 & 30? will have to look and check out why I noted those.
But this was quite enjoyable. I just wish I thought to keep a list when I first started the books as to what cars were destroyed and how to keep a running tab.
.Stephanie is looking for Evalyn & her daughter Annie. She’s also trying to apprehend 2 FTAs one already escaped her clutches twice . I swear reading this is like watching Abott & Costello or Lural & Hardy something along those old comedy duos. Laughs to self.. even funnier Scooby & Shaggy well being she’s a girl maybe we’ll go Lucy & Ethal & yeah I think that works out alot better!) The villian in this one is a guy named ‘Abruzzi’ so I think of Peter Storemare in Prison Break
To the Nines
started = January 1 -7 (7 days)
So far I like the humor in it, and there’s some guy with a work visa that Vinnie (i think it was) signed the first Visa bond and now the guy hgas been missing for a week & there’s only one more week left on the visa.Agent Plum & her comrades are hunting him down along with the dog owned by his fiancee who both disappeared the same day. Not only do we have the missing guy but there’s also the added mystery of who is stalking Stephanie Plum our heroine. The Grandmother’s are a trip.
in the first 50 pages and there’s some good wit.
This takes place in New Jersey and there’s even a street mentioned that is my cats name and same spelling! (cool)
Quotes= besides what is noted in the review…
Sometimes its hard to tell what’s love & what’s indegestion -Valerie Plum
High Five Start= January 15 – 22 (8 days)
Notes & Quotes:
“I rolled my eyes so far into the back of my head I saw myself Thinking”-Stephanie Plum
Grandma Mazur stun Guns Mr. Plum “Scrambled some Brain cells, not permanent” He opens one eye & farts (LMAO) to which Grams replies “oops someone must have stepped on a duck”
Stephanie gets the hots for Rangers, we meet Uncle Fred aunt Mabel & Randy Brigs & Stephanie Drives a Porchse, BmW & a ’53 Buick
Hard Eight Started January 22 – 29 (8 days)
Notes & QUOTES: AWESOME!! she listens to GODSMACK!
“Babe, Your life should be a prime time sitcom” – Ranger
(& I thought yeah or a HILARIOUS reality show!)
Stephanie must decide on her futurewith Morelli once & for all, we meet Eddie Abruzzo, Mrs. Markowitz, Carol Nadich, Evelyn Soder & Albert Kloughn & steph drves a Honda CR-V & that dark ’53 buck!
So we have another between the numbers adventure with Diesel, who is tracking his cousin Wulf. Diesel and Steph team up as their cases are linked and the only thing spooky about this story was that some of it takes places in the Pine Barrens, home of the Jersey Devil (and the Hockey team’s name sake). We are made to believe the Easter bunny is retired living in the barrens along with some other characters… the “unmentionables”.
In this a cousin of Joe’s is kicked out of the house by his wife. While there he cheats on his wife and literally gets nailed in the ass. He’d using joe as a butler and needs to just get up off his ass which thanks to Steph he does. Seriously you can’t get your ass off the couch before and now just because you got nailed in the ass? No matter how injured I am even if I have to crawl… I get off my rear and get it. But then again it takes the others in my house a mega phone to hear anything. Didn’t sedem to have anything to even do with Halloween or during that time. I mean each of the between the numbers books, sweems to sound like a holiday theme.
Finger Lickin’ Fifteen
Started: February 11-22 (12 days well there was 1 or 2 I didn’t read or read VERY little)
Started the other day and so far There’s been a rash of break ins at houses, all of which have top of the line security systems. Ranger brings Stephanie in for a woman’s eye and 2 heads are better than 1 anyway.
I like the cover art. I think it’s fitting with what is going on in the book and the title I get as well. Not only is the cover cool but the back cover I find a little on the different side. I like house they have the plot explination in the back.
OMG she calls ‘it’ a Doodah!
Also the’s a peanut butter nut like me! But some of what she eats on it BLAH!
(this one I had to read a few times to make sure I read it right) … Lula’s a good friend but having her as a roomate would be like getting locked in a closet with a Rhiboceros in full Attention Deficit Disorder mode
I’m an Open book with alot of blank pages, his book is filled with life experiences but written in disappearing ink. I’ve got 3 locks on my door plus a sliding bolt and somehow this never stops Ranger. he’s a man of mysterious talents
It’d be less painful than eating these burned black, tastes like Monkey S***, dry as an old maids fart bones” -Mr Plum (about Lula’s Baked BBQ Ribs & her own Hot Sauce she’s makign for a contest)
“I rolled my eyes so far into the back of my head I saw myself Thinking”-
— Stephanie Plum High Five
Stephanie Plum: Bewteen the numbers novel –
started June 8-9th!
Came across this in a thrift store. I pushed this through being it’s a thin book (164 pages)
Great read for a day at the beach or sitting outside in your yard & sunning!
This was funny! Grandma Mazur well, let’s just say she gets pouty, (page 68) & Bob the dog.. should be under the sink as a garbage disposal! (all the crap he eats!)
Then there’s Diesel and his ‘Radar’
Stephanie: You don’t actually thik you have radar do you?
Diesel: No, but I have GPS. And ESP. ANdy monday night’s on ESPN.
(Ok he was a little nutty but at least he had a sense of humor)
Grandma Mazur: He needs to have his head examined
valerie: He had it examined; they didn’t find anything
So this takes place their time around valentines’ day so it might be an idea to read around that time, its fun & part of Stephanie’s case with Deisel, well she has to act as a relationship expert. Which knowing her will turn out with some accidents or at least one being very interesting (HILARIOUS)
Mom was reading this and all of a sudden burst out laughing her butt off. I told her just tell me the page number (92 top of the page paperback) so I knew as I didn’t want it ruined when I read it. Well I did’t laugh as much as she did when I got to that part, but there was another I did. Grandma Mazur (as already noted) and The dog seems to eat anything & everything and as someone I knew used to say ‘you can’t make this up” well this is supposed to be fiction but I wouldn’t doubt there being some truth to the tale!
August 1-21 2018 So I did read this once before. It’s not memorable like some of the others but this is one of the between the books. Ithink the regular Stephanie series is funnier.
The “Bad-Sh**-O-Meter” of cars
its a little late but here I’m going to try to keep track of the cars, and the destruction by book
- One for the Money – Miata repossessed, and borrowed Morellis Jeep….her Blue Nova,
- Hot Six Torched (Drove big Blue borrows the ‘Rollswagon’ and gets the Jeep)
- Plum Lovin ? Yellow Ford Escape
- Hard eight Burned up (2) CR-V
Emily Restkler’s daughter got a pin for 10 years’ service at the Bank. “10 years and never once in a shootout”
— Helen Plum in Eleven on Top
Wicked books Lizzie & Diesel Novel
WICKED lingo & Vocabulary
frontispiece – an illustration facing the title page of a book. or architecture the principal face of a building. a decorated entrance. or a pediment over a door or window. Via OxfordDictionaries · © Oxford University Press
started- July 27 – August 4
The 200th book I’ve read (as far as keeping record of what I have)
the Luxuria stone is one of the seven deadly sins known as the Saligia stones.
The Lust stone was originally the True Love stone before it became corrupt into sin.
Notes & Quotes:
“Hope Endures in the reader of this messege. Love comes to those who still hope” -Van gough painting Clue
In this series, Diesel (who makes apparences in the Plum between the numbers series) and Izzy who is a pastry chef in Salem Mass. go on a treasure hunt of sorts to find the Luxuria stone. Izzy has a bit of an ability to find let’s say special artifacts. I liked the advneture of finding the clues and the ending was at lest climatic. There are intense parts or so I felt. The characters are likeable.. especially Love Glo! Total ‘Geek’ girl or is that witchy? Either way The characters are likable in their own ways, of course one in which has a bit of an ego but hey as long as its not too annoying it can be likeable which it is in this case, not to mention some of the humor. If you like Adventures, mysteries & Treasure Hunts I think You’ll like this. This was a bit funny (subtle) not as much as the Stephanie Plum series, sprinkled with a bit of the supernatural and a bit interesting. It flowed well.
Fox & O’hare books
Plum Fun Facts & Lingo
PC = Plain Clothes man
FTA= Failure to Appear
#PlumFun (on twitter)
some preview info (from the Plumographies at the back of my edition of one for the money)
2 for the Dough– Morelli’s Intentions become known & the Battle of the sexes begin!
“Morelli & I have done battle before. With only short-lived victories on both sides, I suspected this woud be another war of sorts. And I figured I’d have to learn to live with it.” Steph Drives a Buick & a Jeep Wrangler
3 to get Deadly– Historic Moment; Morelli finally kisses Stephenie who’s all for it
New Characters- Uncle Moses, Nedimier, Joyce Bernhardt & stuart Baggett
Autos driven (by steph) Nissan, Mazda, & ’53 buick
4 to score- Stephenie & Morelli Do the deed
New Characters- Sally Sweet, Edward Kuntz
Autos Honda CRX & ’53 Buick
Hot 6– “Two of the men on my list of desireables actually desire me back. The problem being that they both sort of scare the hell out of me”
Grandma Mazur moves in with Stephanie, Morelli Prposes, & Ranger’s secret past is alluded to Eddie DeChooch is introduced & Steph drives a Civic honda, and a custom build Rollswagon plus the ’53 Buick
7 up – “Morelli’s still trouble, but now he’s the kind fof troble a woman likes” Stephanies Sis Valeri moves in with the plum fam after her failed marrige. we meet Valerie, Mooner, Ziggy & Benny and Stephie goes Biker driving a Harley (& that ’53 Buick again)
There have been 71 total viewings at Stiva’s and other funeral homes in the Plum series to date (2014)
So far, there are thirteen Plum Books with references to pineapple upside-down cake. 1,5,6,7,9,10,11,12,15,16,19, Visions of Sugar Plums & Plum Spooky
The Only Reason I didn’t book you for murder is I’m too tired to fill out the Paperwork
— Joe Morelli } 3 to get Deadly
‘Full’ series – by Janet Evanovich & Charolette Hughes
start June 29
“The Bananas are going to hit the fan when she (grandma) finds out about this” -Christie Pearce
So Nick is some rich guy who runs a newspaper and stable teaching how to ride horses & polo lessons. Billie a divorcee of 4 years comes in for lessons and well she’s a bit of a Klutz. Nick’s plate is so full, his cousins, DeeDee who has had 4 husbands in 3 years!! (WHAT..how??) and is about to again is staying at his house. He’s also worried about his cousin Max being trouble) While Billie’s kids are on a month vacation with their dad. I started off slow but not the book’s fault. I’ve bee a bit busy otherwise I would have been finshed by now. So there’s not really much excitement til the end which threw me for a loop as I wasn’t expecting that. It was ok but not as fun as the Stephanie Plum series
You wouldn’t know what to do with a stud muffin if you tripped over one
— -Frank Plum 3 to get Deadly
Best (or funniest) ‘Plum’ series quote
line or Favorite Moment
I haven’t decided yet if I’l include the ‘Between the Numbers’ Plum series here or not
I’ll see what happens as I get the books I have read. (Most likely The between the numbers series will be reviewed on a separate page and so therefore will have the Best moments & quotes list on there)
My Top 3 or so
I’m including this as my #1 being I got a reply back to my comment
“I rolled my eyes so far into the back of my head I saw myself Thinking“- Stephanie Plum High Five
“Pooper scooper, hell. I wouldn’t Go near that with a full contamination suit and a front loader”-Lula Hot Six
You’re a dented can. You and your grandmother are screwy tunes. – Joyce Barnhardt two for the dough
Half the men in this country have breasts. I’m telling you, its from those hormones they feed the cows-Mrs. Spiga Hard Eight
Babe, Your life should be a prime time sitcom” –Ranger to Stephanie
Don’t make up fibs to me or I’ll put the Eye on you – Grandma Bella : Four to score
“One minute I was having a day like any other , and then Whack an this guy didn’t have no head“ Lula Finger Lickin 15
Honey, Half the women in NJ have sold him their cannolli –Conie to Stephanie about Joe Morelli (One for the money
Not only did Wonder Woman spill over her Wonder cups, but she also kicked some serious ass- Three to get Deadly
You ever see me in a suit? I look like a casino pit boss – Morelli Two for the Dough
Oops someone must have stepped on a duck. –Grandma Mazur in High Five
Always wanted to meet a drag queen. Wanted to know what you do with your ding dong in girls clothes” –Grandma Mazur in 4 to score
Plum’s don’t do valium, We mainline cheesecake” –Stephanie in 2 for the dough
I never skimp on the top coat. That’s the secret to a superior manicure.– Nonnie Aspusenja – To the nines
Pooper scooper, Hell. I wouldn’t go near that with a full contamination suit and a front end loader-lula Hot six
You are not supposed to be giving people the eye; I’m going to tell Joe’s mother on you-Stephanie in Take -down Twenty
You’re not good at law enforcement, but you’ve got the temperament of a pitbull with a bone on a case-Joe Two for the dough
Babe covers alot of ground for Ranger. Simple greeting,or a warning of a tarantula on your shoulder” Stephanie Top Secret 21
Monkeys give me the willies. And I might have a headache from all that medicinal whiskey -Lula Plum Spooky
“he’s a looker, and I’m thinking about becoming a cougar.” Grandma Mazur Explosive 18
Living in Trenton in July is like living inside a big pizza oven. Hot, airless, and aromatic” –Stephanie four to score
You’re not a Horse. You’re a little girl , and you’ll act like one or You’ll go to your room.-Helen Plum in Visions of Sugar Plums
I gotta clog my arteries, otherwise the blood rushes around too fast and I might get a dizzy spell.
“Uh-oh. Elvis impersonators and Tom jones impersonators don’t get along” -Wayne in to the Nines
You wouldn’t know what to do with a stud-muffin if you tripped over one. –Frank Plum 3 to get Deadly
This baby is made to last — the kind of car a man can be proud to drive. This is a car with cojones.
I put the eye on you- Grandma Bella in Take Down Twenty
The only reason I didn’t book you for murder is I’m too tired to fill out the paperwork
-Joe Morelli -Three to get Deadly
I’ve been to the otherside. I see things. I got the eye.” -Grandma Bella in Four to score
Kenny’s been hair-sprayed, he put up a good fight, but he just didn’t have the muscle to stand up to extra hold”-Terry Four to score
My Grandmother says your Grandmother is stalking her – Morelli to Stephanie Top Secret twenty one
You can’t be a F%$!! musician without F*^*% cursing –Sally Sweet in Four to score
You don’t want to get me mad. I’m a holy terror when I’m Mad –Grandma Mazur -Eleven on top
Grandma Mazur shoots chicken in the ‘gumpy’
Stephanie kicks Morelli out of the car wearing nothing but socks, t-shirt & gun
I gotta lay down now. I always gotta rest after I have a vision –Grandma bella in four to score
We Don’t do perky in Jersey –Stephanie in Seven up
It’s the boy scouts who are always prepared. Cops are always hungry – Joe Morelli Hot six
Babe, You’ve been in over your head since the first day I met you -Ranger in THree to get Deadly
Ranger Tells Joyce Bernhardt he’s going to spend the next 12 hours ruining Steph for all other men
Top Four to score moment (Janet’s Top series moments more…
Lula loses her cool in the mus wrestling ring when Animal refuses to pay Stephanie’s dry-cleaning bill -7 Up
Lula & the Meat diet
I come in like fog on little cat feet –-Ranger Three to get Deadly
— Janet Evanovich (@janetevanovich) June 29, 2015
Stand Back. I’m going to give the eye –Grandma bella in Eleven on Top
I need some hot music to get me in the mood to bust ass –Lula in Three to get Deadly
an overly enthusiastic and gassy Lula gets stuck in Ranger’s porsche window –Finger lickin fifteen0 points
“I’m not eighteen years old. I no longer score with nine out of ten women that I meet” –-Joe Morelli Four to Score
Another Dead body? What are you going for, a record? –Carl Costanza Four to score
Crickey You need to put some underwear on –connie in Twelve sharp
She asked him if he thought she was putting on weight, he said yes & she stabbed him-Grandma Mazur 12 sharp
Don’t Make up fibs or I’ll put the eye on you –Grandma Bella in Four to Score
Sometimes I moonlight for a guy named Ranger who’s extremely bad, in an incredibly good way
Christ, look who’s here; The Bounty Hunter from Hell –Vinnie Plum Three to get Deadly
I’m way past Hot chocolate. I need alcohol. –Lula in Three to get Deadly
Grandma Mazur getting botoxed
“Babe’ Covers alot of ground for Ranger. Simple greeting or a warning of a tarantula on my shoulder”
Stephanie in Top Secret Twenty One
It’s called the afternoon diet. You get to eat all you want until noon –Lula in Plum Lovin
How many times have I told you not to hit people in the face? You kick them in the body where it doesn’t show –Vinnie High Five
I gotta clog my arteries otherwise the blood rushes around too fast and I might get a dizzyspell –Lula Fearless fourteen
Maybe you should consider taking a less dangerous job. Like a human cannonball or a crash test dummy-Morelli hard Eight
I’m not sure I’m comfortable with the way your grandma looks at me-Ranger Hard Eight
“Ranger’s not my favorite person. His wiring isn’t code”. -Morello 12 Sharp
As long as he has a house with two bathrooms, I swear to God, I don’t care if he’s Jack the Ripper-Valerie Plum Hard Eight
I don’t like that wink. You wink at her again, and I’ll rip that eye out of your head-Lula Hard eight
I never have trouble with heartburn on account of I keep a positive attitude” – Lula sizzling 16
I always thought I’d make a good detective on account of I’m so nosy- Grandma Mazur hard Eight
I swear she’s the antichrist. I always smell sulfur burning when she’s in the office” Connie twelve sharp
You’re a dented can. You and your grandmother are screwy tunes- Joyce Barnhardt in two for the dough
and then the hobbit kissed the bottle, and said it was his precious- Eugene Sizzling sixteen
It’s a Babe car. I look just like Christie Brinkley in it” Grandma Mazur Hot Six
Sometimes you get up in the morning and you know it’s going to be one of those days -Stephanie in Plum Spooky
Heck, when I was six years old I sprinkled sugar on my head, convinced myself it was pixie dust, wished myself invisible, and walked into the boys’ bathroom at school. Stephanie,
Grandma Mazur came to live with my parents when my Grandpa bypassed the FDA and took his trans-fat needs to a higher authority -Stephanie
Have you read the books? Who is your fave character, which is your fave book let’s discuss.