Sunday, June 26, 2016
Janet Evanovich is in a rut, and has been since about 2010. I'm not putting her on probation, though. She still makes me laugh, and my parents buy her books and pass them on to me, asking me if I've "read the part where…" yet. Tricky Twenty-Two had enough laughs, although not particularly large ones. Steph's FTA is a fraternity brother accused of beating up a college administrator who'd been trying to close down Zeta House, but her investigation turns up a deranged biology professor, a second missing student, and a corpse. In the meantime, Joe has broken up with her and she's helping Ranger bodyguard a widow at her husband's viewing (yes, Grandma Mazur has a front row seat). Throw in Steph's mom ironing with a large glass of "iced tea," a visit to Cluck in the Bucket, an attempt at baking, Lula's glasses, and a car death involving geese, and you've got Tricky Twenty-Two. Amusing, but disposable even by the standards of Stephanie Plum.