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Finger Lickin' Fifteen by Janet Evanovich

Finger Lickin' Fifteen (edition 2009)

by Janet Evanovich, Lorelei King (Narrator)

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Title:Finger Lickin' Fifteen
Authors:Janet Evanovich
Other authors:Lorelei King (Narrator)
Info:Sound Library (2009), Audio CD
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Finger Lickin' Fifteen by Janet Evanovich

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Nothing new here, but still entertaining and a quick, easy read. ( )
  dorie.craig | Jun 22, 2017 |
Never read one of her works before. HILARIOUS! loved the crazy characters. ( )
  laura.w.douglas | Mar 9, 2017 |
Entertaining but the story didn't move very quickly or very far. ( )
  add_dragon | Mar 26, 2016 |

Plot: Someone is doing a "job" on Ranger's clients...burglaries...alarm disarmed for 15 minutes, back on...hitting the Master Bedroom & Home Office so Ranger hires Stephanie to sniff the guy out. Lula witnesses the Chipotle BBq Guy getting beheaded on the hood of her car...and now the murderers are chasing her....

The rest of the book is the SAME as the previous 14:
* Stephanie can't decide between Ranger and Morelli
* Grandma Mazur is still a trouble maker and goes to a funeral
* Lula still wears too small clothing and eats her way through the book
* Stephanie & Lula go out hunting down Bond Skippers and manage to lose them out the window
* Stephanie burns up Ranger's cars as well as her own
* Stephanie has words with Joyce Bernhardt
* Stephanie's apartment catches on fire (again) and she moves in with Ranger....

It's all the same formula, and I wish to hell Evanovich would do something a bit different.....

I read this in less than 3 hours......and I didn't laugh as much as I'd liked to have had. ( )
  Auntie-Nanuuq | Jan 18, 2016 |
Celebrity chef Stanley Chipotle comes to Trenton to participate in a barbecue cook-off and literally loses his head. Former hooker and current bond company file clerk, Lula, is a witness but will only talk to Joe Morelli. Since there is a reward, Lula convinces Stephanie to help her find the killer so they can split the cash. All the usual characters will join them, including Ranger and Grandma Mazur.

I had given up on this series but needed to read it for a challenge. I used to enjoy the books so much but number fifteen was just boring and shallow. Lula, who could be such a great character, has become a caricature. I found the entire book to be annoying and tiresome.
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  Olivermagnus | Jan 17, 2016 |
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When I was a kid, I was afraid of spiders and vegetables.  As an adult, I've eliminated vegetables from my fright-o-meter, but I've added a whole bunch of other stuff.  Homicidal maniacs, serial rapists, cellulite, Joe Morelli's Grandma Bella, rabid bats, and any form of organized exercise.
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SAVE THE DATE: Tuesday, June 23, 2009

EVENT: The next Stephanie Plum novel, in which complications arise, loyalties are tested, cliffhangers are resolved, and donuts are eaten.

WHERE: Wherever books are sold across America

WHAT TO BRING: Sunglasses, insect repellant, a flotation device, suntan lotion, cheez-doodles, extra-large towel, fire extinguisher, baseball bat, lip balm, monkey leash, sixty three pieces of chewing gum, and one canister of oxygen (don’t ask). Hey, it’s a Stephanie Plum novel!

Janet Evanovich and Michael Connelly: Author One-to-One
In this Amazon exclusive, we brought together blockbuster authors Janet Evanovich and Michael Connelly and asked them to interview each other. Find out what two of the top authors of their genres have to say about their characters, writing process, and more. Michael Connelly is the bestselling author of the Harry Bosch series of novels as well as The Poet, Blood Work, Void Moon, Chasing the Dime, and the #1 New York Times bestseller The Lincoln Lawyer. He is a former newspaper reporter who has won numerous awards for his journalism and his novels. Read on to see Michael Connelly's questions for Janet Evanovich, or turn the tables to see what Evanovich asked Connelly.

Michael Connelly Connelly: Let's get the business out of the way. What's Finger Lickin' Fifteen, the new Stephanie Plum novel, all about and what brought you to the story?

Evanovich: I wanted to do a book that featured Stephanie's wheelman, Lula. Lula is one of my favorite characters because she's pulled herself up from hard times and now is just more of everything. Fifteen opens with Lula witnessing a crime, and it all gets complicated after that. We're talking about barbecue gone bad, cross-dressing firemen, dancing hot dogs, etc.

Connelly: You strike me as an author who is involved in every aspect of the publishing of her work. But the output--at least two solid novels a year--suggests otherwise, that you delegate all over the place so that you can focus on writing high-quality stuff. So which is it? (And if your answer is that you do indeed delegate, how the heck do you learn to do that?)

Evanovich: You reach a point in your career where the business side threatens to eclipse writing time and you either delegate or power back. I delegate everything but the writing. My daughter and her staff manage the website, the fan mail, the book tour, the author publicity and marketing. My son is my agent and finance officer and chief problem solver. When no one else can solve the problem it gets dumped on my son's desk! I oversee all aspects, but I've had to learn not to micro-manage.

Connelly: We have an author friend in common-- Robert Crais--who has steadfastly refused to sell or option his series character Elvis Cole to Hollywood. On the other hand, I've flogged Harry Bosch up and down the studio strip. (Interestingly enough, to the same effect--no movies made!) Where do you stand with Stephanie and will we ever see her on the big or small screen?

Evanovich: Jeez Louise, I wish I knew the answer to this one. TriStar owns the Plum franchise with Wendy Finerman attached as producer, and Wendy has been trying to get this sucker off the ground for fifteen years. Probably somewhere in the vicinity of three million people read each of my Plum books, but for whatever reason, TriStar has yet to greenlight the project.

Connelly: Speaking of that L.A. business, do you remember when we first met? Since you conveniently put numbers in your titles, it is easy for me to remember that it was fourteen years ago in L.A. I bet you don't remember the name of the restaurant, which sadly is no longer there. But, luckily, we're still here and my memory of that lunch is important to me because at the time we had probably sold a hundred books between us (not counting romance novels).

Evanovich: What I remember is that what I consider to be my graduating class (you, Crais, and Jan Burke) would get together at all the mystery conferences, and you would be our fearless leader!

Connelly: Did you know that in my most recent novel a very bad man plans to use a Janet Evanovich novel to get close to an unsuspecting, potential victim? It's scary stuff--the plan, not the Evanovich novel. Have you reached a stage where your work is part of the terrain and gets these sorts of little nods here and there?

Evanovich: Every now and then my name or one of my character names pops up and it's usually in the work of a friend. I think it's fun and I always reciprocate...so live in fear.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:07:56 -0400)

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New Jersey bail-bonds office worker Lula is a witness to celebrity chef, Stanley Chipotle, losing his head, literally. Now Lula and Stephanie Plum, a bond enforcement officer, are on the hunt to identify the killers before Lula is next on the chopping block. Meantime, security expert Carlos M anoso, aka Ranger, has recruited Stephanie for a top secret mission. Someone on the inside at Rangeman is leaking client information, determined to bring the company down. Can Stephanie hunt down a killer, a traitor, and keep her Grandma out of the sauce?… (more)

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