Sizzling Sixteen (2010) by Janet Evanovich is the latest numbered installment in the wild saga of Trenton, NJ-based bounty hunter Stephanie Plum. As with all novels following Stephanie's life, the story offers a colorful cast of characters, this time including some self-described Hobbits; an assortment of organized crime types and bail skips (as usual); and a bigger than usual role for cousin/employer and kidnapping victim, Vincent Plum. Add in the guaranteed continuing appearances of Stephanie's two main (AKA romantic interests) men, the ever-mysterious Ranger and sometime roomie and full-time officer of the law, Joe Morelli, as well as sidekick and reformed lady of questionable repute, Lula, and last but not least Stephanie's grandmother, and the enjoyable absurdity outweighs any concerns about violent content – this reader can't wait for #17.
Leatherby Libraries Call Number: McNaughton
1st Floor McNaughton Collection
Review submitted by: Cheryl Highsmith, Coordinator of Electronic Resources & Serials, Leatherby Libraries