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Publisher: St. Martin's Press 
Release Date: July 15, 2003
ISBN: 0312265867
Format Reviewed: Hardbound
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Genre: Fiction/Mystery/Humor
Reviewed: 2003
Reviewer: Beverly J. Rowe
Reviewer Notes:

To The Nines
Stephanie Plum Series, No. 9
By Janet Evanovich

     As a true Evanovich fan, I had to pre-order this one and then wait impatiently. To the Nines was worth the wait.

     Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum is after an Indian contract worker named Singh who disappeared when his visa was up, and Cousin Vinnie held the bail bond. Stephanie and former "ho," Lula, track him to Las Vegas and manage to get involved with both Elvis and Tom Jones impersonators.

     Evanovich novels have a bit of everything; murder, mayhem, gut-wrenching suspense, laugh out loud humor and a bit of romance...and this one is no exception. Joe Morelli and Ranger, the sexy men in Stephanie's life supply romantic moments, and Grandma Mazur supplies laughs, though I was slightly disappointed that she didn't have a bigger part in this story.

     Stephanie's sister, Valerie, is about to give birth, and her bumbling boyfriend, the attorney without any clients, is ever helpful. Morelli's grandmother has a number of gruesome visions of Stephanie's death, and she's noted for accurate visions.

     Evanovich's novels are each progressively funnier, sexier and smarter than the one before. While her plots don't vary much, they are still always fresh and keep me reading all night. The characters are unforgettable, and I always look forward to each character's escapades in the next story. Janet's website promises a number ten. I will be watching for it. Impatiently, of course.

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