[Reviews] Fearless FourteenThis is a typical adventure for Stephanie Plum and her friends, for whatever that might be worth to you...
It's solid enough to entertain, but probably not a good entry point for series newcomers.
"Twelve Sharp" is the 12th installment in Janet Evanovich's popular series of novels about a bounty hunter named Stephanie Plum. It features moments of mild action, moments of mild humor, and mildly amusing dialogue between characters that you should know quite well by now, if you've been reading since "One for the Money" kicked things off more than a decade prior.
Breaks free of the expected formula in some pleasing ways, resulting in a more enjoyable story than the series has recently delivered.
I guess if I had people shooting at me all the time, breaking into my apartment, and otherwise making my life difficult, and if I could determine that the source of most of that unpleasant behavior was my job, I might consider a change in career.
Around half as good as the title suggests it might be.
I'm not sure why, but to me, the number 10 suggests that something will be great. I'm always especially interested in the 10th installment in a series, and often that actually works out for me. I think the people who create things must share my interest in that lovely number.
Evanovich ratchets up the suspense but loses some of the familiar magic in the process.
When I'm done reviewing a book myself, I'll often check on Amazon to see how my thoughts compared to those of other readers. I especially have fun looking at the 1-star reviews, which typically are written by clueless folks who must find reading to be quite the ordeal. "I didn't expect there to be violence in this murder mystery about people killing each other," they basically say. "I was looking for a family friendly read!"
                                                           
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