The wait is over Stephanie Plum fans, Stephanie, Lula, Morelli and Ranger are back in Tricky Twenty-Two by Janet Evanovich. It is no secret I fell in love with the Stephanie Plum series this summer so I couldn’t wait to dig into her newest novel. In Tricky Twenty-Two we help Stephanie track down Gobbles (appropriately timed for Thanksgiving) who is wanted for up to three different murders.
Something big is brewing in Trenton, N.J., and it could blow at any minute.
Stephanie Plum might not be the world’s greatest bounty hunter, but she knows when she’s being played. Ken Globovic (aka Gobbles), hailed as the Supreme Exalted Zookeeper of the animal house known as Zeta fraternity, has been arrested for beating up the dean of students at Kiltman College. Gobbles has missed his court date and gone into hiding. People have seen him on campus, but no one will talk. Things just aren’t adding up, and Stephanie can’t shake the feeling that something funny is going on at the college—and it’s not just Zeta fraternity pranks.
As much as people love Gobbles, they hate Doug Linken. When Linken is gunned down in his backyard it’s good riddance, and the list of possible murder suspects is long. The only people who care about finding Linken’s killer are Trenton cop Joe Morelli, who has been assigned the case, security expert Ranger, who was hired to protect Linken, and Stephanie, who has her eye on a cash prize and hopefully has some tricks up her sleeve.
I love Stephanie Plum and how easy the books are to read. It doesn’t take long to fly through one of her books but they will leave you entertained. Generally speaking the original FTA’s aren’t the ones responsible for the crime & as Stephanie Plum goes about her search she solves the overall mystery too. My favorite part about the Stephanie Plum novels is that there is humor, romance and mystery all mixed into one book.
Tricky Twenty-Two did not disappoint.
Morelli’s story drove me crazy. I spent the entire time convinced that he was trying to trick Stephanie into marrying him but also convinced that we wouldn’t hear what was wrong until book twenty-three comes out. I’m glad we got a valid answer by the end of the book and I’m pretty excited about it. We’ll see how long it lasts in book twenty-three!
As soon as I saw who the main FTA was in this book I had to laugh. Janet Evanovich couldn’t have timed her release better with an FTA named Gobbles. Immediately Gobbles won me over, especially after the professors involved in the situation. As usual there was a lot more to the story than what was presented when he was originally arrested.
Grandma didn’t make a ton of appearances in this book, but as usual she was there when the action went down. I loved that Stephanie’s mom got involved this time and was able to see the other side of her job.
As usual for Stephanie Plum Tricky Twenty-Two was a quick read. Chances are if I hadn’t been fighting an ear infection and fallen asleep early a few nights this week I probably would’ve knocked it out the first day it was out. If you are looking for something quick and easy, yet fun, I would highly recommend picking up a copy of Tricky Twenty-Two (or the entire Stephanie Plum series).
Did you read Tricky Twenty-Two? Are you a Stephanie Plum fan?