Eleven On Top

A fast-paced and witty adventure of chaos and criminals

Author: Janet Evanovich

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 075538847X

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

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Someone wants to put Stephanie six foot under... Leaving her career as a bounty hunter behind won't be so easy for Stephanie Plum, as disaster follows wherever she goes. Eleven On Top is the hilarious and fast-paced adventure in the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich, perfect for fans of Sue Grafton and JD Robb. Praise for the Stephanie Plum series: 'Stephanie Plum in ass-kicking form... utterly delightful' (Cosmopolitan); 'Plum is not just a smart private eye but a heroine with a sense of humour' (Daily Mail); 'Chutzpah and sheer comic inventiveness' (Washington Post). She's had enough. Stephanie Plum has finally quit bounty hunting and is in the market for a new job. Preferably one which doesn't involve being shot at, blown up or kidnapped. The trouble is, she can't stop wondering about the missing men who all disappeared, without a trace, on the same day. And her super-hot mentor Ranger is making her an offer she can't refuse. Oh, and she's still got someone determined to kill her. It's starting to seem like it's not the job that's the disaster attractor... What readers are saying about Eleven On Top: 'Janet Evanovich has created a memorable scene and laugh every page and a half. That's tough to do - but she's done it!' 'The best of crime, romance, mystery and humour' 'Excellent work by Janet Evanovich who gives her readers nothing less than perfection'

Die Chaos Queen

Ein Stephanie-Plum-Roman 11

Author: Janet Evanovich

Publisher: Manhattan

ISBN: 3641114276

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Stephanie Plum hat ihren Job als Kopfgeldjägerin gründlich satt: Sollen doch andere auf sich schießen lassen. Doch leider muss sie feststellen, dass Chaos und explodierende Autos zu ihr gehören wie die Butter aufs Brot, was ihre Jobwahl stark einschränkt. Warum also sollte sie nicht gleich beim Sicherheitsdienst des so attraktiven wie mysteriösen Ranger anheuern? Doch nicht nur ihre prekäre finanzielle Lage treibt Stephanie in Rangers Arme: Eine der übelsten Gestalten aus ihrer Vergangenheit ist zurück und hat nur ein Ziel – Stephanies Leben zu beenden ...

Two for the Dough

Author: Janet Evanovich

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671001795

Category: Fiction

Page: 312

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Chasing Kenny Mancuso, who fled after inadvertently shooting his best friend, New Jersey bounty hunter Stephanie Plum becomes involved in an all-out manhunt for gunrunners and illegal weapons and is pursued by vice cop Joe Morelli. Reissue.

Hand to Mouth

Author: Paul Auster

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571317251

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

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'One of the most original and audacious autobiographies ever written by a writer.' Le Monde Hand to Mouth tells the story of the young Paul Auster's struggle to stay afloat. By turns poignant and comic, Auster's memoir is essentially a book about money - and what it means not to have it. From one odd job to the next, from one failed scheme to another, Auster investigates his own stubborn compulsion to make art and, in the process, treats us to a series of remarkable adventures and unforgettable encounters. The book ends with three of the longest footnotes in literary history: a card game, a thriller about baseball, and three short plays. Hand to Mouth is essential reading for anyone interested in Paul Auster, in the figure of the struggling artist, in the nature of poverty, or in baseball.

Women in Media Careers

Success Despite the Odds

Author: Lee Bollinger,Carole O'Neill

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 9780761841333

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 183

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Women in Media Careers takes an in-depth look at women's careers in mass media by outlining job descriptions and providing insider tips on how to begin a career. By investigating positions held by women in top media-owning conglomerates, authors Lee Bollinger and Carole O'Neill assert that while women in the media still struggle against the impenetrable glass ceiling, vibrant changes in the industry have left that ceiling more permeable than ever. Women are inching their way into the executive positions at top media conglomerates making them major power players in the industry. After comparing employment data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the top Fortune 500 media companies, Bollinger and O'Neill emphasize that despite the great odds set against women, they are succeeding in blazing a career path in mass media. Also discussed are the extraordinary women of the media industry who have gone beyond all boundaries and have succeeded in multiple genres of media or entertainment. Informative and inspiring, Bollinger and O'Neill's encouraging book offers women a reliable resource on the career opportunities in the mass media industry and how they can succeed in securing a position at the top.

Smokin' Seventeen

A Stephanie Plum Novel

Author: Janet Evanovich

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0345527690

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Where there’s smoke there’s fire, and no one knows this better than New Jersey bounty hunter Stephanie Plum. Dead bodies are showing up in shallow graves on the empty construction lot of Vincent Plum Bail Bonds. No one is sure who the killer is, or why the victims have been offed, but what is clear is that Stephanie’s name is on the killer’s list. Short on time to find evidence proving the killer’s identity, Stephanie faces further complications when her family and friends decide that it’s time for her to choose between her longtime off-again-on-again boyfriend, Trenton cop Joe Morelli, and the bad boy in her life, security expert Ranger. Stephanie’s mom is encouraging Stephanie to dump them both and choose a former high school football star who’s just returned to town. Stephanie’s sidekick, Lula, is encouraging Stephanie to have a red-hot boudoir “bake-off.” And Grandma Bella, Morelli’s old-world grandmother, is encouraging Stephanie to move to a new state when she puts “the eye” on Stephanie. With a cold-blooded killer after her, a handful of hot men, and a capture list that includes a dancing bear and a senior citizen vampire, Stephanie’s life looks like it’s about to go up in smoke. BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg's The Heist.

Takedown Twenty

A Stephanie Plum Novel

Author: Janet Evanovich

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0345542908

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Powerhouse author Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum novels are “as entertaining as ever” (Entertainment Weekly), “brilliantly evocative” (The Denver Post), and “making trouble and winning hearts” (USA Today). Stephanie Plum has her sights set on catching a notorious mob boss. If she doesn’t take him down, he may take her out. New Jersey bounty hunter Stephanie Plum knows better than to mess with family. But when powerful mobster Salvatore “Uncle Sunny” Sunucchi goes on the lam in Trenton, it’s up to Stephanie to find him. Uncle Sunny is charged with murder for running over a guy (twice), and nobody wants to turn him in—not his poker buddies, not his bimbo girlfriend, not his two right-hand men, Shorty and Moe. Even Trenton’s hottest cop, Joe Morelli, has skin in the game, because—just Stephanie’s luck—the godfather is his actual godfather. And while Morelli understands that the law is the law, his old-world grandmother, Bella, is doing everything she can to throw Stephanie off the trail. It’s not just Uncle Sunny giving Stephanie the run-around. Security specialist Ranger needs her help to solve the bizarre death of a top client’s mother, a woman who happened to play bingo with Stephanie’s Grandma Mazur. Before Stephanie knows it, she’s working side by side with Ranger and Grandma at the senior center, trying to catch a killer on the loose—and the bingo balls are not rolling in their favor. With bullet holes in her car, henchmen on her tail, and a giraffe named Kevin running wild in the streets of Trenton, Stephanie will have to up her game for the ultimate takedown. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Janet Evanovich's Top Secret Twenty-One.

Hot Six

A Stephanie Plum Novel

Author: Janet Evanovich

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1429971452

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum and Trenton vice cop Joe Morelli join forces to find the madman killer who shot and barbecued the youngest son of international black-market arms dealer Alexander Ramos. Carlos Manoso, street name Ranger, is caught on video just minutes before the crime occurs. He's at the scene, he's with the victim, and he's the number-one suspect. Ranger is former special forces turned soldier of fortune. He has a blue-chip stock portfolio and no known address. He moves in mysterious circles. He's Stephanie's mentor--the man who taught her everything she knows about fugitive apprehension. And he's more than her friend. Now he's the hunted and Stephanie's the hunter, and it's time for her to test her skills against the master. But if she does catch him...what then? Can she bring herself to turn him in? Plus there are other things keeping Stephanie awake at night. Her maternal grandmother has set up housekeeping in Stephanie's apartment, a homicidal maniac has selected Stephanie as his next victim, her love life is in the toilet, she's adopted a dog with an eating disorder, and she can't button the top snap on her Levi's. Experience the world of Plum--in Janet Evanovich's new thriller. It's surreal, it's frenetic, it's incendiary. Hot Six. It's the best yet.

Love in a Nutshell

A Novel

Author: Janet Evanovich,Dorien Kelly

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1429952512

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Number one bestselling author Janet Evanovich teams up with award-winning author Dorien Kelly to deliver a sparkling novel of romantic suspense, small-town antics, secretive sabotage, and lots and lots of beer Kate Appleton needs a job. Her husband has left her, she's been fired from her position as a magazine editor, and the only place she wants to go is to her parents' summer house, The Nutshell, in Keene's Harbor, Michigan. Kate's plan is to turn The Nutshell into a Bed and Breakfast. Problem is, she needs cash, and the only job she can land is less than savory. Matt Culhane wants Kate to spy on his brewery employees. Someone has been sabotaging his company, and Kate is just new enough in town that she can insert herself into Culhane's business and snoop around for him. If Kate finds the culprit, Matt will pay her a $20,000 bonus. Needless to say, Kate is highly motivated. But several problems present themselves. Kate despises beer. No one seems to trust her. And she is falling hard for her boss. Can these two smoke out a saboteur, save Kate's family home, and keep a killer from closing in...all while resisting their undeniable attraction to one another? Filled with humor, heart, and loveable characters, Love in a Nutshell is delicious fun.

Twelve Sharp

Author: Janet Evanovich

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1429923148

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Welcome to Trenton, New Jersey, where bounty hunter Stephanie Plum's life is about to implode in Janet Evanovich's wildest, hottest novel yet! FIRST A STRANGER APPEARS While chasing down the usual cast of miscreants and weirdos Stephanie discovers that a crazed woman is stalking her. THEN THE STRANGER REVEALS HER SECRETS The woman dresses in black, carries a 9mm Glock, and has a bad attitude and a mysterious connection to dark and dangerous Carlos Manoso ...street name, Ranger. NEXT, SOMEBODY DIES The action turns deadly serious, and Stephanie goes from hunting skips to hunting a murderer. SOON, THE CHASE IS ON Ranger needs Stephanie for more reasons than he can say. And now, the two are working together to find a killer, rescue a missing child, and stop a lunatic from raising the body count. When Stephanie Plum and Ranger get too close for comfort, vice cop Joe Morelli (her on-again, off-again boyfriend) steps in. Will the ticking clock stop at the stroke of twelve, or will a stranger in the wind find a way to stop Stephanie Plum...forever? Filled with Janet Evanovich's trademark action, nonstop adventure, and sharp humor, Twelve Sharp shows why her novels have been called "hot stuff" (The New York Times), and Evanovich herself "the master" (San Francisco Examiner).

Plum Lovin'

A Stephanie Plum Between the Numbers Novel

Author: Janet Evanovich

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1429927186

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

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From #1 blockbuster bestselling author Janet Evanovich comes Plum Lovin', a Stephanie Plum novel that takes adventure, action, suspense (and maybe even true love?) to new heights. WATCH YOUR BACK . . . LOOK BOTH WAYS . . . BECAUSE LOVE IS IN THE AIR . . . AND THAT MEANS BIG TROUBLE! Mysterious men have a way of showing up in Stephanie Plum's apartment. When the shadowy Diesel appears, he has a task for Stephanie--and he's not taking no for an answer. Annie Hart is a "relationship expert" who is wanted for armed robbery and assault with a deadly weapon. Stephanie needs to find her, fast. Diesel knows where she is. So they make a deal: He'll help her get Annie if Stephanie plays matchmaker to several of Annie's most difficult clients. But someone wants to find Annie even more than Diesel and Stephanie. Someone with a nasty temper. And someone with "unmentionable" skills. Does Diesel know more than he's saying about Annie Hart? Does Diesel have secrets he's keeping from Stephanie and the two men in her life--Ranger and Morelli? With Stephanie Plum in over her head, things are sure to get a little dicey and a little explosive, Jersey style!

Lean Mean Thirteen

Author: Janet Evanovich

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781429926225

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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New secrets, old flames, and hidden agendas are about to send bounty hunter Stephanie Plum on her most outrageous adventure yet! MISTAKE #1 Dickie Orr Stephanie was married to him for about fifteen minutes before she caught him cheating on her with her archnemesis, Joyce Barnhardt. Another fifteen minutes after that, Stephanie filed for divorce, hoping never to see either one of them again. MISTAKE #2 Doing favors for super bounty hunter Carlos Manoso (aka Ranger) Ranger needs Stephanie to meet with Dickie and find out if he's doing something shady. Turns out, he is. Turns out, Dickie's also back to doing Joyce Barnhardt. And it turns out Ranger's favors always come with a price. . . . MISTAKE #3 Going completely nutso while doing the favor for Ranger, and trying to apply bodily injury to Dickie in front of the entire office Now Dickie has disappeared, and Stephanie is the natural suspect in his disappearance. Is Dickie dead? Can he be found? And can Stephanie Plum stay one step ahead in this new, dangerous game? Joe Morelli, the hottest cop in Trenton, New Jersey, is also keeping Stephanie on her toes---and he may know more than he's saying about many things in Stephanie's life. It's a cat-and-mouse game for Stephanie Plum wherein the ultimate prize might be her life. With Janet Evanovich's flair for hilarious situations, breathtaking action, and unforgettable characters, Lean Mean Thirteen shows why no one can beat Evanovich for blockbuster entertainment.

Full Scoop

Author: Janet Evanovich,Charlotte Hughes

Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks

ISBN: 9781429937627

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Kick off your shoes, sit back, and enjoy a FULL SCOOP of fun, adventure, and romance. Mercury's in retrograde, and folks in Beaumont, South Carolina, are dealing with gossip, scandal, and more secrets than ever. Local pediatrician Maggie Farnsworth has even bigger worries. Her wild-girl past has caught up with her in the form of her ex-boyfriend, a jailbird who just flew the coop—and is bent on tracking down Maggie and her daughter. Fortunately, FBI agent Zack Madden is on hand for protection. Unfortunately, his presence is turning up the heat on an attraction Maggie simply has no time for...or does she? But Maggie and Zack aren't the only ones getting busy: Fleas, the hound dog, is up to his old tricks—this time with Butterbean, a very alluring...goat? Jamie Swift and millionaire Max Holt have babies on the brain. And resident psychic/astrologer Destiny is fighting a crush of her own. Since the town's ice cream parlor is a magnet for gossip, no one can keep a secret. And the sticky situations are getting even stickier... Fast-paced action, steamy sex, suspense, and lots of laughs—it's the Full series from #1 bestselling authors Janet Evanovich and Charlotte Hughes "As always, the dialogue and events are outrageous, wacky, and just plain fun."—Romantic Times on Full Blast

The Architect

A Novel

Author: Keith Russell Ablow, MD

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781429901130

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Forensic psychiatrist Dr. Frank Clevenger returns with another frightening journey into the mind of a killer ... West Crosse is a stunningly brilliant, strikingly handsome architect with a love of ideal beauty and a commitment to achieving it at any cost. But the rich, powerful families who secretly engage him to design their homes don't know his dark side: Crosse can't stop at designing their dwellings. He needs to make their lives more perfect, too, even if it means a gut rehab of the family, even if the final design takes years to achieve--murdering an abusive spouse, a toxic lover, a predatory business partner or an unwanted child. As Crosse is about to embark on the master work of his creative life, the FBI puts Frank Clevenger on the case, and the ultimate cat and mouse game begins. “Keith Ablow's The Architect is original, well written, and very suspenseful. West Crosse is a complex, unforgettable bad guy.” —James Patterson, New York Times Bestselling author of Cat and Mouse

What Do I Read Next?

Author: Neil Barron

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction genres

Page: 715

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This volume contains descriptions of 1,245 books in nine fiction genres, including author or editor's name, publication information, story type, major characters, setting, plot summary, and more.

Eye of Athina

Author: Roger W Thompson

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 190809835X

Category: Fiction

Page: 174

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The collapse of the Berlin wall in 1989 allowed the evil shadow of Eastern Mafia to spread across Europe, with the Greek islands proving to be a haven of obscurity for Russian and Romanian gangs. To counter the threat to British interests on the islands, MI6 establish the 'Greek Unit'. It's now 1994 and the Unit reacts quickly following the death of a British agent on the island of Petromos by sending a female agent, her cover - a tourist supposedly taking few days break from London. Born in Athens she bears the rare intense eyes that modern Athenian women associate with those of the goddess Athina. As the action unfolds she realises that a special bond with that mythical figure has existed all her life. A chance meeting with a man from her youth causes personal misgivings about her own future and when she finds friendship and love on the island, it conflicts with her dedication and loyalty to the 'Unit'; she questions her strange bond with Athina. Its strength will be tested in the days ahead. She uncovers drug and gun running activities organised by an unsavoury ex-London gang-boss hiding in unusual circumstances on Petromos. Then, amidst the politics of the small island-minded community, she finds herself the target of a Romanian hit man!

Das Licht der letzten Tage

Roman

Author: Emily St. John Mandel

Publisher: Piper ebooks

ISBN: 3492971474

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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Niemand konnte ahnen, wie zerbrechlich unsere Welt ist. Ein Wimpernschlag, und sie ging unter. Doch selbst jetzt, während das Licht der letzten Tage langsam schwindet, geben die Überlebenden nicht auf. Sie haben nicht vergessen, wie wunderschön die Welt war. Sie vermissen all das, was einst so wundervoll und selbstverständlich war, und sie weigern sich zu akzeptieren, dass alles für immer verloren sein soll. Auf ihrem Weg werden sie von Hoffnung geleitet – und Zuversicht. Denn selbst das schwächste Licht erhellt die Dunkelheit. Immer.


Kusswechsel

Ein Stephanie-Plum-Roman 10

Author: Janet Evanovich

Publisher: Manhattan

ISBN: 3641114284

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Für Stephanie Plum – Kautionsjägerin und Chaosmagnet – ist das Leben wie ein Doughnut: Erst beim Reinbeißen weiß man, was drin steckt. Und kaum hat man so richtig Geschmack daran gefunden, landet auch schon ein riesiger Marmeladenklecks auf dem allerbesten T-Shirt. Bei dieser Lebensphilosophie ist es nicht weiter verwunderlich, dass Stephanie es einmal mehr geschafft hat, zur völlig falschen Zeit am falschen Ort zu sein. Und das so effektiv, dass sich Trentons halbe Unterwelt an ihre Fersen heftet, Teilzeitlebensgefährte Joe Morelli mit Hausarrest droht und Stephanie schließlich bei dem unwiderstehlichen Ranger Unterschlupf suchen muss ...

Buffalo for the Broken Heart

Restoring Life to a Black Hills Ranch

Author: Dan O'Brien

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9780307430731

Category: Nature

Page: 272

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For twenty years Dan O’Brien struggled to make ends meet on his cattle ranch in South Dakota. But when a neighbor invited him to lend a hand at the annual buffalo roundup, O’Brien was inspired to convert his own ranch, the Broken Heart, to buffalo. Starting with thirteen calves, “short-necked, golden balls of wool,” O’Brien embarked on a journey that returned buffalo to his land for the first time in more than a century and a half. Buffalo for the Broken Heart is at once a tender account of the buffaloes’ first seasons on the ranch and an engaging lesson in wildlife ecology. Whether he’s describing the grazing pattern of the buffalo, the thrill of watching a falcon home in on its prey, or the comical spectacle of a buffalo bull wallowing in the mud, O’Brien combines a novelist’s eye for detail with a naturalist’s understanding to create an enriching, entertaining narrative. From the Trade Paperback edition.