Friday, July 25, 2008

"Plum Lucky" by Janet Evanovich

"Plum Lucky" by Janet Evanovich
2007, St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 978-0-312-37763-2

Sometimes you just want to laugh. I know when I was in the library this afternoon and I moved smartly to the back corner where the Janet Evanovich books are kept in the mystery section that I was going to come upon something good. “Plum Lucky” by Janet Evanovich was terrific. And, I did laugh. A lot. I needed it. See, my week has been really crappy. My computer got a virus. It’s called Antivirus 2008 xp and it cost me over $200 for my computer guy to clean it up. Next step will be to beef up my virus protection software because; evidently Windows Live One Care just wasn’t enough. Thanks a lot Microsoft. Anyway, my computer guy recommended I purchase Micro Trend. Office Depot has it for $39. As if that wasn’t bad enough, when I got my computer back I discovered with a new user account (because the old one was corrupted) I have to reconfigure EVERYTHING. And, to top it all off my butt started bleeding. It does that when I get tense. I really, really needed something to make me laugh.

I started this book about 5 hours ago. It’s a real quick read. It’s called a Stephanie Plum Between-the-Numbers novel. Generally, it’s, “One for the Money” and “Two for the Dough”, “Three to get Deadly” all the way up to “Lean Means Thirteen”. So, this one isn’t numbered in the title, it’s just a real quick story, “Plum Lucky”.

Grandma Mazur starts it all off on Saint Patrick’s Day by sighting a rainbow. She closes her eyes, makes a wish and opens them to find a duffle bag of money at her feet. She starts lugging off the money and the guy who’d originally stolen it comes looking for it. See, when he was making his get-away he put it on the roof of his car and sped off. It rolled off at Grandma Mazur’s feet when he turned a corner.

There’s a lot of rushing around, back and forth as the bad guys want their money back and end up kidnapping Grandma Mazur and holding her for ransom. Lots of car chasing, gun fights and cars blowing up. There’s even a rocket launcher towards the end.

I can’t tell you any more about this story. You’ve got to read it. I was going to type out an excerpt, except it was pretty raunchy and the guides told me I’d better not. So, since I’m paying more attention to them lately, I decided not to. You’ll just have to get a copy of the book. Or, actually, just get anything by Janet Evanovich. You won’t be disappointed.

1 comment:

Rhea said...

I must read one of her books. She is from my hometown.