Hardcore Twenty-four

Hardcore Twenty-four

A Stephanie Plum Novel

Large Print - 2017
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Random House, Inc.
Janet Evanovich’s #1 New York Times bestselling sensation Stephanie Plum returns in her twenty-forth thriller as mutilated corpses litter the streets of New Jersey... 

Trouble comes in bunches for Stephanie Plum. First, professional grave robber and semi-professional loon, Simon Diggery, won’t let her take him in until she agrees to care for his boa constrictor, Ethel. Stephanie’s main qualification for babysitting an extremely large snake is that she owns a stun gun—whether that’s for use on the wandering serpent or the petrified neighbors remains to be seen.

Events take a dark turn when headless bodies start appearing across town. At first, it’s just corpses from a funeral home and the morgue that have had the heads removed. But when a homeless man is murdered and dumped behind a church Stephanie knows that she’s the only one with a prayer of catching this killer.

If all that’s not enough, Diesel’s back in town. The 6-foot-tall, blonde-haired hunk is a man who accepts no limits—that includes locked doors, closed windows and underwear. Trenton’s hottest cop, Joe Morelli isn’t pleased at this unexpected arrival nor is Ranger, the high-powered security consultant who has his own plans for Stephanie.

As usual Jersey’s favorite bounty hunter is stuck in the middle with more questions than answers. What’s the deal with Grandma Mazur’s latest online paramour? Who is behind the startling epidemic of mutilated corpses? And is the enigmatic Diesel’s sudden appearance a coincidence or the cause of recent deadly events?  


Baker & Taylor
Reluctantly agreeing to babysit a professional grave robber's pet boa constrictor, Stephanie Plum is embroiled in a bizarre series of crimes that escalate from the violation of stolen corpses to the murder of a homeless man, a case that is complicated by the return of the hunky but reckless Diesel. (mystery & detective). Simultaneous.

Baker
& Taylor

Reluctantly agreeing to babysit a professional grave robber's pet boa constrictor, Stephanie Plum is embroiled in a bizarre series of crimes that escalate from the violation of stolen corpses to the murder of a homeless man.

Publisher: New York : Random House Large Print, c2017
Edition: 1st large print ed
ISBN: 9780525524984
Branch Call Number: LP MYSTERY EVA
Characteristics: 326 p. ;,24 cm.

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ReadingAdviser_Jacque Dec 16, 2017

I was quite disappointed in this one! After waiting so long for the new Stephanie Plum novel, I found this one to be even fluffier than the rest of the series (an accomplishment for a series that is on the lighter side of comedy/mystery). I was also disappointed that the character of Diesel was i... Read More »


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VaughanPLSarahN May 13, 2018

The formula continues, although the addition of Diesel - a character we would apparently know if we had read the supplemental Stephanie Plum novels set around particular holidays - did change things up a little bit.

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twighlightangel
Apr 18, 2018

If you're down and out, this is a writer who knows how to make you laugh. I thoroughly enjoy her series, the description of characters, and the details of location; transports you into the story. Her plots are bizarre, but possible which makes them even more entertaining. A good light read with aloud laughter. Turbo Twenty Four is one of my favorites.

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whiskers01
Mar 14, 2018

March 14.2018

I still love this series, no matter the fact that no one seems to get any older. I read this just purely for the entertainment factor. Is it great writing? No, but does it entertain me? Absolutely! I look forward to my yearly dose of crazy nonsense. For anyone that finds that they have not enjoyed them, there is a simple solution....stop reading them! I will however continue as they are just a fun read.

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maryjol
Feb 22, 2018

Contrary to all the negative comments I thought this was a great book. Funny, suspenseful, a wacky and wild escapade that only Stephanie Plum would find herself in! Another great book by Janet Evanovich!

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divisionred
Feb 21, 2018

I read this book with the hope that it would be better than the last 10 but sadly it wasn't. I really need to stop reading this series. I really enjoyed the first 9 books in the series but the story line has gotten progressively worse. Even Grandma and Lulu couldn't save this book. Oh well.

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Lori2486E
Feb 13, 2018

Thought this book was good. Typical Stephanie and Lula drama but it would be nice if Morelli finally manned up and married Stephanie.

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vaholman_101
Feb 06, 2018

Reads like it was created with random items plucked from a hat. Very flat. And seriously, Plum One was 23 years ago. I miss that Stephanie, VI Warshawski in training heels. Reminded me of the real "Jersey girls" in my family, like Mabel and Laura from Trenton. This last book is just sad. Very "peter pan". Nobody ever grows up.

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Rock_Shadow
Feb 01, 2018

The story line was fine, the usual fun silly ideas - that part didn't disappoint... But, there was everything wrong with Stephanie and the other main characters, and even the side kicks - they were barely cardboard cut-outs of themselves, with no life whatsoever. I always look forward to relaxing with Stephanie Plum sequel, no matter how silly and repetitious; but this one is lifeless.

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newdog
Jan 24, 2018

So funny! I loved it!

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gobigee
Jan 14, 2018

Unneeded and repeated rightwing snark ruins a basic mystery. There are interesting mystery writers out there. Read them.

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