Ten Big Ones If you haven't had the pleasure of reading a Stephanie Plum mystery, this is not the place to start. While all the players that have… 2004-06-22 Fiction
Book Review

Ten Big Ones (2004)

Details Release Date: Jun 22, 2004; Writer: Janet Evanovich; Genre: Fiction

If you haven't had the pleasure of reading a Stephanie Plum mystery, this is not the place to start. While all the players that have earned Evanovich's series a legion of fans dutifully hit their marks -- from wisecracking, bumbling Trenton bond enforcement agent Plum to opinionated Grandma Mazur to hunka-hunka Italian cop Joe Morelli -- the novel seems a little rote. The 10th Plum mystery in as many years, ''Ten Big Ones'' clearly suffers from book-a-year syndrome. This time, Plum inadvertently witnesses a convenience-store robbery perpetrated by a murderous gang member wearing a devil mask and becomes a target when she helps track him down. The cantankerous nature of America's nuttiest bounty hunter still beguiles, but the plot is thin and what's supposed to pass for funny, doesn't.

Originally posted Jun 25, 2004 Published in issue #771-772 Jun 25, 2004 Order article reprints
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