I started Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum series about 12 years ago!  I can’t believe it has been that long, oh my gosh, I am so old!  Anyways, back on topic.  I just finished Hardcore Twenty-Four, the twenty-fourth book in the series.  She comes out with one about once a year, every November.  On average, it takes me about 2-3 days to read one of the books.  They are hysterical, they are suspenseful, and they are an easy read.

Stephanie Plum is a bounty hunter in Trenton, NJ.  She has big hair, is basically broke, lives alone with her pet hamster, and is caught in a love triangle between Joe Morelli, an  Italian police detective from the neighborhood, and Ranger, his name speaks for itself, a former bounty hunter turned security consultant.  She is an average bounty hunter who finds herself in precarious situations, owns a gun but keeps her bullets in the cookie jar back in her apartment, and can’t keep a car from exploding or being ruined for more than a few days.  In one car, a dead animal exploded from sun exposure.  Her best friend is former ho, Lula, whose clothes are too bright and even tighter.  She is pure comedy from her fried chicken obsession, need to devour donuts and pizza in stressful situations.  She carries a loaded gun at all times and is always ready to shoot a fugitive, Stephanie won’t let her.  Trouble follows Stephanie in the form of grave diggers, boa constrictors, zombies, naked men, and so much more…the trouble is so unexpected and will keep you in stitches.  During this last series, I was overcome with uncontrollable laughter for a good 10 minutes; my eyes were tearing and my husband was rolling his eyes.

Each book follows Stephanie as she attempts to apprehend her slippery and feisty fugitives yet finds herself smack dab in the center of a major crime that has everyone scratching their heads like brain sucking zombies even though everyone knows zombies don’t exist, or frozen dead bodies covered in chocolate and pecans at the ice cream factory.

If you need a quick and easy, comical book – this series is for you!  Have any of you read the series?  Do you love it as much as I do?