Turbo Twenty-three

Turbo Twenty-three

A Stephanie Plum Novel

Large Print - 2016
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Larry Virgil skipped out on his latest court date after he was arrested for hijacking an eighteen-wheeler full of premium bourbon. Fortunately for bounty hunter Stephanie Plum, Larry is just stupid enough to attempt almost the exact same crime again. Only this time he flees the scene, leaving behind a freezer truck loaded with Bogart ice cream and a dead body -- frozen solid and covered in chocolate and chopped pecans. As fate would have it, Stephanie's mentor and occasional employer, Ranger, needs her to go undercover at the Bogart factory to find out who's putting their employees on ice and sabotaging the business. It's going to be hard for Stephanie to keep her hands off all that ice cream, and even harder for her to keep her hands off Ranger. It's also going to be hard to explain to Trenton's hottest cop, Joe Morelli, why she is spending late nights with Ranger, late nights with Lula and Randy Briggs -- who are naked and afraid -- and late nights keeping tabs on Grandma Mazur and her new fella. Stephanie Plum has a lot on her plate, but for a girl who claims to have "virtually no marketable skills," these are the kinds of sweet assignments she does best.
Publisher: New York : Random House Large Print, [2016]
Edition: First large print edition
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780385363242
0385363249
Branch Call Number: Evanovich, J
EVANOVIC J
Characteristics: 328 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
large print.,rda
Uniform Title: Turbo 23

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Marie_124
Oct 21, 2018

Pretty much what I would expect from this series. A read that takes little effort and provides a few good chuckles. I could, however, do without the gratuitous support of transphobia, which seemed like a cheap way to try to get a laugh

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Birdiebooks
Aug 08, 2018

I love this series. Great characters, laugh out loud funny. I think it's great that she can bounce between Ranger and Joe. Don't we all wish we could have such yummy guys in our lives? I hope this series go on for a long, long time!

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april_marie99
Feb 08, 2018

I came across this series by accident. It was sitting at a bus stop and I've always been interested in something new and fresh. After One for the Money, I wanted to read more and have been following Stephanie for the longest of years now, and I do still read them, but it seems to be getting a bit dull...same antics happen. Don't get me wrong, I love Lula and I love Grandma but Stephanie is getting...old. Marry Joe, have some kids, but keep Diesel around...I like his series.

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Shellie1_us
Jan 27, 2018

I still enjoy the books about Stephanie Plum. I have stopped reading any others JE writes, I may try the Diesel Wicked series someday. I always love Ranger and Stephanie's scenes. I like Morelli too. Grandma is great, and the family dinners at Stephanie's parents house are funny. Her cars may not last, but Lula's always got the red sports car to drive Stephanie to the always awaiting chaos of her life.

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Suellen1111
Dec 30, 2017

Boring, formulaic, same old same old. And, call me old-fashioned but I really object to her sleeping with both Ranger & Morelli in the same book :( I stopped buying Evanavitch's books long ago, now this is the last one I read from the library ...
Can I give it 'no stars'?

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Blabbermouth
Oct 13, 2017

I have to leave Stephanie now before she becomes a nightmare. I've loved her up until now but Janet Evanovich isn't putting any effort into moving her or her lovely men on. It almost feels as if Ms Evanovich is going through the motions for money only & isn't prepared to take everyone out of limbo. It's "Groundhog Day" all over again...& again.....& again. Come on Janet man up & move us all on!!!!!

jojofina Jul 27, 2017

Excellent book for entertainment and travel! Grandma Mazur is always full of surprises and makes me laugh hard.

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topsreader
Jul 14, 2017

I was at the pool reading my book and started laughing at Lulu's antics. Another mom walked by and said, "Stephanie Plum, right?" Need I say more.

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cknightkc
Jul 10, 2017

Sigh! TURBO TWENTY-THREE offers nothing new or fresh in this long-standing series. When our feisty heroine, Stephanie Plum, burst on the literary scene 20+ years ago, creator and author Janet Evanovich challenged fans of the traditional male-dominated bounty hunter/detective genre by offering snappy dialogue, memorable albeit wacky characters, and original mysteries that were fun to read as well as to solve. By my calculations, Stephanie has got to be pushing middle-age by now, but she and her cohorts seem to be perpetually locked into a pathetic, adolescent formulaic loop. Time to pull the plug on this series and put Stephanie et al., not to mention readers, out of their collective misery.

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SherKH
Jun 24, 2017

Not great literature, but a fun read.

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LauraSteinert
Dec 16, 2016

I pushed through the loading dock doors and looked around, happy to be outside. It was a cloudless blue-sky day. Perfect for September. Warm in the sun and chilly in the shade. Hardly any stench from the chemical plant in the neighboring industrial park and only a slight haze of air pollution.

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LauraSteinert
Dec 16, 2016

I had a big Maglite, and Lula had her purse.
"What are we looking for?" Lula asked.
"I don't know exactly. Evidence of chocolate syrup and chopped nuts. A huge freezer. Bloodstains."
"The usual stuff," Lula said.

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