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#1 bestselling author Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum novels are: “irresistible” (Houston Chronicle), “stunning” (Booklist), “outrageous” (Publishers Weekly), “brilliantly evocative” (The Denver Post), and “making trouble and winning hearts” (USA Today).
 
New Jersey bounty hunter Stephanie Plum is certain of three truths: People don’t just vanish into thin air. Never anger old people. And don’t do what Tiki tells you to do.
 
After a slow summer of chasing low-level skips for her cousin Vinnie’s bail bonds agency, Stephanie Plum finally lands an assignment that could put her checkbook back in the black. Geoffrey Cubbin, facing trial for embezzling millions from Trenton’s premier assisted-living facility, has mysteriously vanished from the hospital after an emergency appendectomy. Now it’s on Stephanie to track him down. Unfortunately, Cubbin has disappeared without a trace, a witness, or his money-hungry wife. Rumors are stirring that he must have had help with the daring escape . . . or that maybe he never made it out of his room alive. Since the hospital staff’s lips seem to be tighter than the security, and it’s hard for Stephanie to blend in to assisted living, Stephanie’s Grandma Mazur goes in undercover. But when a second felon goes missing from the same hospital, Stephanie is forced into working side by side with Trenton’s hottest cop, Joe Morelli, in order to crack the case.
 
The real problem is, no Cubbin also means no way to pay the rent. Desperate for money—or maybe just desperate—Stephanie accepts a secondary job guarding her secretive and mouthwatering mentor Ranger from a deadly Special Forces adversary. While Stephanie is notorious for finding trouble, she may have found a little more than she bargained for this time around. Then again—a little food poisoning, some threatening notes, and a bridesmaid’s dress with an excess of taffeta never killed anyone . . . or did they? If Stephanie Plum wants to bring in a paycheck, she’ll have to remember: No guts, no glory.

BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Janet Evanovich's Takedown Twenty.

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Notorious Nineteen
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4.2 / 5
Love her :)
July 22nd, 2014
Fast read...love that she makes my life seem simple :)
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Notorious Nineteen.
July 13th, 2014
I think Janet Evanovich is a real good writer, each and every one of her books I have read I have enjoyed and I have read most of them and hope to enjoy more.
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An Avid Reader
June 2nd, 2014
Good and funny as usual. Entertaining to the end.
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January 27th, 2014
Love all the Plum books. They never fail to make me laugh.
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January 27th, 2014
Love all of Stephanie Plum books. Great summer reads. Anytime Ranger and Joe Morelli is involved is always mouth watering. I love the disfunctional family and humor. Grandma Mazur is a great character that I can't get enough of. Can't wait to read Takedown Twenty.
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1 review
January 27th, 2014
As always. So much fun! I have recommended Evanovitch. To all my reader friends,
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January 27th, 2014
Classic Evanovich. Hillarious!
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January 27th, 2014
I have really enjoyed most of the Stephanie Plum novels. Humour is a very valid genre and Plum does it well. Occasionally she digresses into the truly silly, but usually she nails it. I felt that this book was a bit less laugh-out-loud funny than most in the series. It seemd that there was a bit more sober tone throughout the book. However it was still a treat to read something light and amusing for a change. You can always rely on Evanovich for a light hearted tale to tickle your funny bone, and leave you smiling.
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January 25th, 2014
A real slow starter but picked up toward 43% of the book. I can say it was the same ole, same ole. I liked 18 as it looked like the story might finally be moving along but nope...at the beginning of 19 we are back in the same plot rut. I thought okay finally Stephanie is going to be working with Morelli. This could bring back the dynamics of book one. It didn't happen, in fact this book made Joe look even more of a moron than before. It's pretty bad that Ranger has to save them both! Ranger does so much for her and she treats him like dirt, especially in the first part of the book. He has to pay her for having his back when he is in the trouble! What the...?!? How many times has he saved her life now? You can now add him saving Morelli's too. What does he get out of this? He has to really love her because only love can be this blind! There was nothing new in this book. It's all been done before in all the previous books of the series. The only thing is now I have a even more dislike for Morelli who goes off on Stephanie after some psycho tries to kill her and she bursts into tears. He then compares her to his dog! OMG! What a keeper there! Ranger would never do that to her. It's obvious she has chosen Morelli for reasons I'll never understand. He's an idiot and verbally abusive. She still needs Ranger to save her from trouble every time she's in a fix and like a lovesick puppy he does. I had the mystery figure out right away. There was nothing to keep the suspense other than the psycho trying to kill Ranger and his buddy. I'm not sure what to think of the ending. I think 20 should be the series finale or a major plot change because this series is growing stale and old. Not to mention both male romance interests are really looking pathetic now after this book. For someone like me on Team Babe it's really sad to see it come to this. Ranger deserves someone better! Three Stars because I did laugh through some of scenes with Tiki. It had a Ranger subplot and Joe looked more incompetent than ever.
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January 23rd, 2014
Another fantastic "Stephanie Plum" novel from Janet Evanovich. Light and humorous, its the perfect read for a rainy weekend or a day on the beach.
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Notorious Nineteen
January 4th, 2014
What's to say, really! ?! Hysterically funny, incredibly steamy and still a whole lot of can't put - down thriller action with that Jersey attitude we've come to love! Janet, may I say, YOU are Notoriously BRILLIANT!!! and thank you 20 times over.
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Notorious Nineteen
October 19th, 2013
Excellent book very well written
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October 4th, 2013
Another hit. After over 19 books, the characters are still funny, original and fresh. Yet, it is Stephanie and Lula at their best. I lliked that Ranger has a history in the book
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Great book' tons of laughs
August 11th, 2013
Loved this book as usual!!!!
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Number 19
June 3rd, 2013
Best one yet cannot wait for the next one
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Nifty nice novel...
May 23rd, 2013
Looking forward to her next - Terrifying Twenty? - Thunderous Twenty? -Tumultuous Twenty?
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Notorious Nineteen
May 21st, 2013
Took me a bit to get into this book, but it didn't disappoint. Love the dynamic this run, the Ranger angel is always a fave. Keep up the good work.
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