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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Book Review: Lean Mean 13 by Janet Evanovich



Book Review for: Lean Mean Thirteen
Written by: Janet Evanovich
St. Martin’s Press
ISBN: 978-0-312-34950-0
Avail in ebook and in print
4 Stars

“Suspenseful to the end!”



Evanovich remains fresh with another tale full of suspense that will you guessing with “Lean Mean Thirteen.” When Ranger asks Stephanie to plant a bug on her ex-husband, Dickie, trouble follows her everywhere.

Stephanie goes to Dickie’s office to plant Ranger’s bug and loses her cool. She chokes Dickie and takes Aunt Tootsie’s clock back before leaving. Next thing she knows, Dickie’s missing, blood is everywhere, and she’s the main suspect!

To clear her good name, Stephanie becomes more involved in Ranger’s investigation. She soon learns that Dickie’s partners deal drugs, sell weapons, and use the business to launder money. As Stephanie is drawn deeper into Dickie’s problems, she becomes a target, and the weapon of choice is a flamethrower! There’s plenty of twists and surprises, but can Morelli and Ranger keep her safe?

Evanovich’s writing is crisp, sharp, and witty. The supporting cast still entertains. Lula and Grandma Mazur are back, along with Coglin, an FTA who can’t get any service from the cable company. Evanovich maybe 13  books into the series, but each story’s plot is still creative and original.

“Lean Mean Thirteen” is a cozy mystery. There are unexpected twists and a couple of surprises that will keep you on your toes. If you enjoy a good “whodunit” with lots of laughs, you’ll enjoy this book.

Question for you: Who is your favorite character in the series? 




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