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Notorious Nineteen (Stephanie Plum, Bk 19)
Notorious Nineteen - Stephanie Plum, Bk 19
Author: Janet Evanovich
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 a...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780345527745
ISBN-10: 0345527747
Publication Date: 11/20/2012
Pages: 312
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.

4.1 stars, based on 258 ratings
Publisher: Bantam
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
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tk942 avatar reviewed Notorious Nineteen (Stephanie Plum, Bk 19) on + 41 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
I loved Notorious Nineteen. It was a quick and funny read. Ranger seems to be more prominent in this one. Always a plus!
reviewed Notorious Nineteen (Stephanie Plum, Bk 19) on + 27 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Eh. Same old same old. I think if a series this long is going to be successful, the characters need to learn and develop. Stephanie's car blows up. Big surprise. Lula wears some "poison green spandex." Again. Ranger inappropriately touches Stephanie in an intimate fashion and she likes it! Someone breaks into her apartment. They lose a client by allowing her to go get something in her home. Wouldn't you think at this point, they would have that one figured out?

At this point, you would expect Stephanie to either move, get better security, learn how to be comfortable with a firearm, or refuse to allow anyone return alone into a home for any reason. I didn't hate this book, but will probably skip the next installment. It was an okay way to spend a few hours without thinking too hard. About anything.
reviewed Notorious Nineteen (Stephanie Plum, Bk 19) on + 1215 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
I have to agree with jjares. This is getting boring; Stephanie keeps falling for the same stupid tricks; cars keep getting blown up; she can't make up her mind between Joe & Ranger. Its the same old, same old. C'mon Janet; let's wind this up or step up your game. I feel like I am reading the same book over & over.
jjares avatar reviewed Notorious Nineteen (Stephanie Plum, Bk 19) on + 3260 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Several years ago, Sue Grafton lost a huge hunk of her fan base because readers became frustrated with the lack of personal growth in her character, Kinsey Millhone. Evanovich may be going the same way.

Stephanie Plum needs to decide on one man or the other or find someone new. The three-way romance is no longer interesting. The shock value of Granny is gone. In this story, 3 cars were bombed: Stephanies, Joe Morellis and Rangers. Boy, that is a real surprise I believe theres been a car bombing in each of the last 10 books.

Just to add to the fun, someone dies in Stephanies apartment I dont think that hasnt happened in at least 2 books. I note that Evanovich has joined forces with a couple of different writers. The latest with Dorian Kelly is awful (THE HUSBAND LIST). I havent read THE HEIST and doubt I will.

In this edition, Steph helps Joe Morelli and Trentons police search for an embezzler who disappears after surgery on his appendix. The Trenton police need Stephanie Plum? Meanwhile, she agrees to act as backup for Ranger at pre-wedding festivities. Stephanie cant even remember to load her gun; if Ranger thinks she can be a successful backup, he should just eat his gun now.

There were a few laugh-out-loud moments; but they were very few. Even Lula has grown tired and boring. Read something else. 2 stars
jonesboysmom avatar reviewed Notorious Nineteen (Stephanie Plum, Bk 19) on + 10 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
I just love this series. Stephanie is so funny! The thought of having her choice between Ranger or Morelli would be glorious. I really liked it. Very comical.
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reviewed Notorious Nineteen (Stephanie Plum, Bk 19) on
Enjoyable, easy read. Some laugh out loud moments Stephanie Plum moments. Great beach, train or plane read.
puglovinreader avatar reviewed Notorious Nineteen (Stephanie Plum, Bk 19) on
Another great Stephanie Plum book! Lots of action and laughs, I always enjoy these!
reviewed Notorious Nineteen (Stephanie Plum, Bk 19) on + 37 more book reviews
To date, I've read every book in the Stephanie Plum series. I absolutely loved the first 5-7 books and the characters within the book. However, as time has gone on I find the stores to be very predictable and wish Evanovich would inject a new character something into the series just to spice things up. Every plot is pretty much the same - car blows up, problems with both Joe and Ranger, etc., etc. Evanovich is a fantastic writer and has such a great ability to bring the characters to life...i.e grandma - what a hoot! Not sure I'll run out and get "20".
sharalsbooks avatar reviewed Notorious Nineteen (Stephanie Plum, Bk 19) on + 259 more book reviews
First of all, ask and you shall receive! Janet Evanovich must have heard my desperate plea for more Ranger after I read Explosive Eighteen because I am happy, no, not happy. I am deliriously ecstatic to report that where Eighteen left me with an extreme Ranger withdrawal, Notorious Nineteen more than made up for it and provided me with the Ranger fix I have been desperately needing!

One of my favorite things about this series is how Stephanie has several sticks in the fire. With every book, Stephanie has several FTA's she is actively looking for and occasionally she will have the opportunity to get involved in something exciting. Notorious Nineteen gave me more than I dared to hope for. In addition to looking for Cubbin, Stephanie finds herself saddled with a wooden Tiki carving that she confiscates from another FTA. There are several amusing scenes where the FTA continues to try to steal Tiki back and I loved how Stephanie resolved this FTAs situation. The best part of this book for me was that Stephanie gets to work for Ranger as a bodyguard, of all things! Im sure I sound like a broken record, but I think Ranger is one of the best written heroes in contemporary womens fiction. I dont think we have yet learned any of Rangers faults or shortcomings. And if there are any that have already been revealed to the loyal members of Team Ranger, we have blocked them from our minds because of all of his extraordinary traits dominate everything else. The man is either a saint or a god. He would have to be to put up with Stephanies crazy antics, especially when he has got to be out at least ten vehicles (though its probably more), due in large part to Stephanie. Unfortunately, for Joe, he loses a car in this book too, so these things seem to have a way of spreading out and sharing the love, so to speak. Theres definitely a lot more story there between Ranger and Stephanie and Im anxiously waiting to see what happens next.

Another great part of this book is Lula really steps up her game in this story. On more than one occasion, Lula thinks outside the box and with some fast thinking actually brings about some interesting and hilarious results. I really like seeing this side of Lula. Shes great as a sidekick, but I think she would be brilliant as Stephanies equal partner.

If you enjoy light mystery, campy comedy, drool-worthy heroes and a wacky heroine who is a hot mess but manages to succeed and comes out ahead in spite of the odds, then I recommend this series. I believe they are best read in order. Notorious Nineteen may not be the best story of the series, but this book gave me hope that the series does not appear to be on the way out. Thats a very good thing.
mvtrekkie avatar reviewed Notorious Nineteen (Stephanie Plum, Bk 19) on + 231 more book reviews
Loved it! It was funny all the way through and held my attention until the last page.

This one has more of Lula, which is always funny. Of course the romance between Stephanie and Morelli. And then there is Ranger--Babe.
flfraidycat avatar reviewed Notorious Nineteen (Stephanie Plum, Bk 19) on + 17 more book reviews
As a long time Stephanie Plum fan, I enjoyed this book much more than the last few. It wasn't so "over the top," but still had funny moments - and a nice mixture of Lula, Grandma, Morelli and Ranger, with a return of Randy Briggs. Stephanie was Stephanie, naturally there were exploding vehicles and mishaps,but the storyline was more cohesive, and it was a good, quick read.
maggieminnich avatar reviewed Notorious Nineteen (Stephanie Plum, Bk 19) on + 400 more book reviews
A typical Evanovich/Plum-series book in that it is a fun, fast read, and would be a great vacation/beach book as you dont have to delve too deeply into it for a plot, or to keep the characters straight. Stephanie Plum, Lula, and Ranger take center stage in the story this time, along with a sprinkling of Morelli for good measure. A few surprises and some laughs keep the reader entertained. Stephanie doesnt seem to be as ditsy this time around and my only complaint is that Janet Evanovich continues to subject the reader to her prejudice against fat people in her descriptions. Evanovich goes out of her way to point out excessive weight of a character; however, she doesnt do this with other descriptions/characteristics, including color, nationality, etc. Seriously? In this day and age? As talented of a writer as she is, one would think she could find better ways to create and/or describe a character. All-in-all, a typical Evanovich/Plum-series book. If youre hoping to be surprised with something new or different, youll be disappointed; however, if youre looking for a quick, easy, fun read surrounding the usual Stephanie Plum, this book will give you your fix.