Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Book Review Tuesday: Plum Spooky by Janet Evanovich #janetevanovich
Book Review for: Plum Spooky
Written by: Janet Evanovich
St. Martin’s Press
Diesel is back!
Evanovich pens a Halloween tale full of mystery, intrigue, and adventure with “Plum Spooky.” Diesel is back and hunting his cousin, Gerwulf Grimoire. Wulf wants to use one of Stephanie’s skips, Martin Munch. Seems Munich is a true genius and Wulf wants him to make a machine that can manipulate the weather.
When Wulf kills the project’s lead manager, Eugene Scanlon, Diesel and Steph travel to the Barrens, an untamed piece of land that’s overgrown and full of unusual characters like the Jersey Devil, and Elmer the fire farter.
Can Steph catch her mark with Diesel’s help and foil and evil plot to control the weather?
Evanovich’s writing is easy to read. The characters are colorful, but what didn’t work were the monkeys and Diesel’s over the top flirting. The monkey’s felt forced and didn’t really fit within the scheme of a Stephanie Plum novel. What did work was the ending. It sneaks up on the reader.
The story is a “cozy mystery” with comedic and romantic elements. “Plum Spooky” is entertaining and will keep the reader guessing until the end.
Question: Who is your favorite Stephanie Plum character other than Stephanie?