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Fearless Fourteen

A book by Janet Evanovich.

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Evanovich Keeps Readers Chuckling in Stephaine Plum's Madcap Crime Adventures in Fearless Fourteen

  • Jul 7, 2010
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This reviewer grew up in Pennsylvania living for the first twenty-one years of  life including college days. Later the first professional job held was at Bell Telephone Labs in Holmdel, New Jersey. Still later, attending graduate school at the  University of Pennsylvania, right across the Delaware River from the main character in the novel, Stephanie Plum's home town of Trenton. One can really identify with the background for this novel.


Ms. Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series to date consists of sixteen novels with number seventeen due for publication in December. Stephanie is a stereotypical Jersey girl supported by a cast of characters from the ethnic North East United States. This novel and the series contain a great deal the humor of the region. Any reader in that North East corridor from Boston to Washington, D.C. would really appreciate this read.
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 The setting is in Trenton, New Jersey and environs.

The plot involves a robbery which had taken place many years ago when nine million dollars was taken and  now when  "gold fever" which seems to strike everyone in Trenton to "uncover the loot".
 

This novel is one of a series of Stephanie Plum novels written by Janet Evanovich. By number 14, the main characters are more or less predictable, yet they are still amusing.
 

The love triangle and tension between the main character, Stephanie Plum, and her main suitors, Joe Morelli and Ranger continue to play a major part in the story background.


There is no "hidden meaning" in the language. The "Ohmigod!" still prevails as the declaration of astonishment.

An easy, fun, and adventure filled crime story which although it involves some murders in not graphic. 

This fits well in the same type of mystery writing such as Lillian Jackson Braun and Rita Mae Brown. It is certainly not in the writing style or character development of P.D. James, for one example.

Currently there is no movie adaptation.

 

Evanovich Keeps Readers Chuckling in Stephaine Plum's Madcap Crime Adventures in Fearless Fourteen

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review by . July 12, 2010
Janet Evanovich follows another novel in the Stephanie Plum series. The novel starts with Stephanie, bounty hunter, in Loretta's apartment. Stephanie has always known Loretta, the latter skipped court for robbing a liquor store. Yes, I know crazy how a New Jersey single mother would be robbing a liquor store. That type of characters are what makes Evanovich novels so entertaining to read but at the same time easy reading as it is straight forward and silly. After being released, Loretta …
Quick Tip by . July 09, 2010
Love the Plum books. They are an easy read, quick, witty, funny. I love to read them when I am in need of a laugh.
Quick Tip by . June 29, 2010
Another funny read from the Jersey girls
Quick Tip by . June 26, 2010
As always Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series novel fun, un-challenging read.
Quick Tip by . June 12, 2010
A good, fun read, but nothing mind-blowing.
review by . May 15, 2009
Number fourteen in the Stephanie Plum series finds Stephanie still embroiled in her triangular relationship with cop Joe Morelli and security expert/mystery-man Ranger. Morelli's cousin, Dom Rizzi, has just been released from prison for robbing a bank with three other men, and escaping with nine million dollars. The money has never been found and rumor has it Rizzi hid the money and has returned to Trenton to claim it. Word gets out that Rizzi buried the money on Morelli's property and people start …
review by . February 02, 2009
Number fourteen in the Stephanie Plum series finds Stephanie still embroiled in her triangular relationship with cop Joe Morelli and security expert/mystery-man Ranger. Morelli's cousin, Dom Rizzi, has just been released from prison for robbing a bank with three other men, and escaping with nine million dollars. The money has never been found and rumor has it Rizzi hid the money and has returned to Trenton to claim it. Word gets out that Rizzi buried the money on Morelli's property and people start …
review by . September 01, 2008
It begins as many of these do with Stephanie Plum out on a bond recovery. This time it is Loretta, suicidal, and in her pajamas in her kitchen while Stephanie tries to convince her everything is going to be okay. Loretta wanted a Tom Collins as she was thirsty so she held up a liquor store. She made bail and missed her court appearance and now has to leave her home and go back to jail. They negotiate and finally she surrenders and goes semi-willingly to jail. Now, Stephanie has to take care of her …
review by . August 16, 2008
My number finally came up at the library for Janet Evanovich's Fearless Fourteen. Since I enjoy the Stephanie Plum series, it didn't sit around the house long before I picked it up and started into the latest adventures of Ms. Plum and all of her surrounding characters. The novel is a decent installment in the series... Not one of the best, but I did enjoy the read and the plot.    Plum ends up babysitting a punk gamer when she picks up his mom on a bond violation. It should …
review by . July 31, 2008
Pros: Bob the dog is always fun, a potato gun.     Cons: Lack of get-up-and-go, overall just "meh."     The Bottom Line: Once you put it back on the shelf it's easy to forget it's there, or that you even read it. Hey, that's what happened to me.     Janet Evanovich has now written a crazy fourteen Stephanie Plum books and I think she’s getting tired of her main character.      If you’re not familiar with the …
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ISBN-10: 0312349513
ISBN-13: 978-0312349516
Author: Janet Evanovich
Genre: Mystery & Thrillers
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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