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Twelve Sharp (Stephanie Plum, #12) by Janet…

Twelve Sharp (Stephanie Plum, #12) (original 2006; edition 2006)

by Janet Evanovich

Series: Stephanie Plum (12)

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In Trenton, New Jersey, bounty hunter Stephanie Plum is trying to track down a female stalker.
Title:Twelve Sharp (Stephanie Plum, #12)
Authors:Janet Evanovich
Info:St. Martin's Press, Hardcover, 310 pages
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Twelve Sharp by Janet Evanovich (2006)


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I found this Stephanie Plum book to move a little more quickly than the last few have been going. As always Janet Evanovich keeps me smiling and sometimes even laughing at the quick humor and sometimes more than normal life style references. ( )
  courty4189 | Mar 24, 2021 |
Funniest part was when Lulu describes her band outfits and then Grandma joins her. Finally learn a little bit about Ranger’s personality and his past life including being a father. Nice that Melvin the pervert actually is a good office worker. Interesting that Morelli accepts Ranger living with Stephanie during his Ranger impersonating suspect. ( )
  kshydog | Dec 13, 2020 |
I have read all of the Stephanie Plum novels so far and I just love these books. They are a very easy read and are something to read when you just wanna relax after a long day. They are just so humorous and I love all the characters, especially Grandma Mazur. It has a little bit of everything thrown in, while still being lighthearted.

I would recommend these books to anybody. ( )
  payday1999 | Dec 8, 2020 |
Synopsis: "The novel begins with Stephanie being stalked by Carmen Manoso, a woman claiming to be the wife of Ranger, a fellow bounty hunter with whom Stephanie has occasionally been intimate. Ranger is out of town on "bad business" when Stephanie learns that his daughter has been kidnapped. Ranger is the prime suspect.
Ranger comes back to Trenton and hides at Stephanie´s apartment. He is trying his best to find his daughter, which isn't made easier by the fact that the police are looking for him. As the story progresses, Stephanie learns that Carmen is actually married to a man named Edward Scrog who is attempting to steal Ranger's identity, even going so far as to kidnap Ranger's daughter Julie. Scrog looks quite a lot like Ranger, that makes the entire thing even more complicated. Scrog wants to be Ranger, because he once saw him arresting an FTA (failure to appear) in the store he worked at and knew that he´d been meant to be Ranger. Ranger asks Steph for help, knowing that she is what the kidnapper wants. He is trying to use Stephanie as bait, tracing her with a GPS-device, so that he can find his daughter.
After Scrog kills Carmen he kidnaps Stephanie to complete his "family" and start a new life. However, he needs money, so Stephanie convinces him to try to find one of her FTAs (wanted for armed robbery) and steal his money. To prevent Stephanie from escaping, Scrog constructs a bomb and tapes it to her. As they try to negotiate for the money, Stephanie's old nemesis Joyce Barnhart turns up to capture the FTA herself. In the struggle that ensues, Scrog gets shot in the foot and Stephanie manages to rip the bomb off before Scrog stun-guns her.
When Stephanie wakes up, her boyfriend Joe Morelli is there. Joyce caught the FTA, as he ran over the bomb after Stephanie tossed it in the road and it exploded. Together Stephanie and Morelli return to the trailer where she and Julie were being kept, but find it empty. Stephanie returns to her apartment, where she finds Scrog. He stun-guns her once more, then ties her to a chair. Even though he originally planned to make his "family" complete with Stephanie, he´s seriously considering killing her now. Julie, who is drugged, is in Stephanie´s apartment too. Scrog's plan is to kill Ranger when he arrives. Ranger finds them, opens the door with his hands up and Scrog shoots him. Julie attacks Scrog, the drugs having worn off, and shoots him. The police, paramedics and Morelli come in. Ranger, bleeding badly, is rushed to the hospital. On the way there Stephanie finally tells Morelli that she loves him, but leaves out the fact that she loves Ranger, too.
Ranger returns from hospital a while later. One of the bullets penetrated the bulletproof vest, one hit his arm, one his neck; it is still hurting, but he is managing. Stephanie brings him some get-well presents, including cake. She jokingly says that it will be pretty boring with only one Ranger around. Ranger feeds her with some cake and tells her that one Ranger is all she will ever need.'
Review: I really enjoyed that this book deals mostly with Ranger. ( )
  DrLed | Sep 11, 2020 |
Twelve Sharp
Stephanie Plum, Book 12

I Picked Up This Book Because: Continue the story
The Characters:

Stephanie Plum:
Joe Morelli, Grandma Mazur, Mom, Dad, Lula, Connie

The Story:

It was great to have Ranger back and so involved in the story. Between his imposter (a crazy man) and his daughter’s kidnapping he was almost the star. Stephanie managed to keep her car in this book too. Surprising I know. I’m super happy this series is “never ending”, I haven’t managed to get tired of the stories yet and I hope I never do.

The Random Thoughts:

Not a great review but it’s almost midnight on New Year’s Eve cut me some slack. :-D

4 Stars ( )
  bookjunkie57 | Dec 31, 2019 |
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Woohoo!  To team Evanovich:  Alex, Peter and SuperJen
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When I was twelve years old I accidentally substituted salt for sugar in a cake recipe.
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