Ten Big Ones
Stephanie Plum, #10
by Janet Evanovich
-This is the 10th Stephanie Plum novel. I’ve read some but not all of the novels leading up to this one. Keep that in mind when reading the review.
Stephanie Plum is a bounty hunter from Jersey, and not a particularly good one. She claims that trouble follows her, and though there is truth to that, she tends to make reckless decisions, like going into gang territory trying to ID a gang member after witnessing a robbery. While I often want to throttle her for these moves, it would not be a very interesting book if all she did was hide in her apartment. Meanwhile, the other characters are colorful to say the least. The hairy cross dresser Sally Sweet and Stephanie’s gun happy trouble maker grandmother are two of my favorites, followed closely by the file clerk Lula. Lula, a voluminous black ex-hooker who thinks animal spandex makes her look thinner, adds trouble, drama, and entertainment to every scene she is in.