Foul Play

Foul Play

by Janet Evanovich

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Overview

When Amy Klasse loses her TV job to a dancing chicken, handsome veterinarian Jake Elliott rescues her with an offer to be his receptionist. Jake just can't resist a damsel in distress, and Amy certainly doesn't mind Jake's charming sincerity.

Then suddenly the job-stealing chicken disappears and Amy is suspected of foul play. Amy and Jake search for clues to prove her innocence. But will Jake be able to prove to Amy that love, too, is a mystery worth solving?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061690389
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/28/2008
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 416,648
Product dimensions: 4.18(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.72(d)

About the Author

Bestselling author Janet Evanovich is the winner of the New Jersey Romance Writers Golden Leaf Award and multiple Romantic Times awards, including Lifetime Achievement. She is also a long-standing member of RWA.

Hometown:

Hanover, New Hampshire

Date of Birth:

April 22, 1943

Place of Birth:

South River, New Jersey

Education:

B.A., Douglass College, 1965

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Foul Play 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 78 reviews.
jjmachshev More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed reading "Foul Play" by Janet Evanovich. This is one of her very early books written for a serial romance publisher in the late 80s/early 90s, and it's very well done for what it is. Evanovich describes these early books as "red-hot screwball comedies" and while I do agree with the screwball comedy, "Foul Play" was very much G-rated. So if you enjoy a very light romance with side-splitting laughter, this is definitely a book for you.
B8nkr More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this quick read...cute story line.
Bex_The_Babe More than 1 year ago
This was a roll my eyes, cheesy, completely unrealistic and ridiculous book. The humor did not crack a smile. I feel like a lost a few brain cells subjecting myself to this crap. I passed it on to my friend who loooooves cheesy romance and she also hated it. I must admit though, I love Janet Evanovich's mysteries. Read those instead.
gizmo99 More than 1 year ago
If you enjoy the lightheartedness of Janet Evanovich then this is a must read. It is a witty charming book full of the Evanovich enuendos and silly antedotoes. The main characters are your typical every day people who happen into each other lives. As events unravel, the laughs abound. Any book that has a character losing a job to a chicken has to be full of humor. At the end of the day this is a great book for a pick me up or chuckle. This book is an easy read which will find you laughing out loud. Take it to the beach or on the plane for your next vacation, you won't regret it.
cloggiedownunder More than 1 year ago
Foul Play is a pre-Plum novel by popular American author, Janet Evanovich, and was originally published under the nom-de-plume, Steffie Hall. Amy Klasse’s life has just taken a turn for the worse. Her position as children’s TV hostess, Lulu the Clown has just been usurped by a trained rooster, and she’s spitting mad. When veterinarian Jacob Elliott spots her making her seething way around the supermarket, he falls instantly in love. And offers her a job. But matters get complicated when the rooster is brought into Jake’s surgery, unwell. The next morning, the rooster is missing and Amy had made chicken soup, raising suspicions and slowly sabotaging a budding love affair. Easily recognisable as the work of Stephanie Plum’s creator, this is a fun and fluffy romance that loses momentum towards the end.
Lindsie More than 1 year ago
Cute, quick, chick-lit book. I have always been a fan of Janet Evanovich and after reading quite a few Stephanie Plum novels I wanted to try some of her older work. I will say that it is quick, a little cheesy, romantic, and funny. Check it out!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is just really bad and extremely stupid. People trying to get into bed with one another ....... and there's a chicken ......
FrogShopper More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed the book. I'm a big Janet Evanovich fan. She has a great sense of humor and it shows in this book when the chicken goes missing from the Vet's office. I recommend this book for anyone that enjoys Janet Evanovich....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Definitely an older writing by Janet E. but fun and entertaining just the same!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the first Janet Evanovich book I have "read" (i.e. listened to). I like a little bit of cheesiness... but this was way over the top! The woman who voiced the characters sounded like an old woman who has smoked too many cigarettes. Not fitting of the young characters. Overall, I am mad I wasted my money and time.
jjmachshev on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed reading "Foul Play" by Janet Evanovich. This is one of her very early books written for a serial romance publisher in the late 80s/early 90s, and it's very well done for what it is. Evanovich describes these early books as "red-hot screwball comedies" and while I do agree with the screwball comedy, "Foul Play" was very much G-rated. So if you enjoy a very light romance with side-splitting laughter, this is definitely a book for you.
witchyrichy on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I'm almost embarrassed to admit that I read this. On a road trip I realized I didn't have a book so I picked this up at Wal Mart mostly because of the rooster on the front. It was silly but it managed to get me through a day of waiting.
bitemeeric on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
After reading Evanovich's Stephanie Plum Novels, I decided to look into her novellas. Foul Play focuses on Amy, a television star for a childrens; show who is replaced by a chicken named Red Hen, and Jake, a sexy vetinarian who falls in love with Amy the first time he sees her. Jake's character is refreshing, down to earth, and very likeable, while Amy's character somewhat prudish and cowardly. Still, thier relationship is full of sexual tension and cheesy banter, whcih I love!!!! I will continue to read her novellas and hope to find a favorite one.
hjjugovic on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is one of Evanovich's fluffy screwball comedy/romances. Do not come looking for substance, but they are truly hilarious comfort reads without a lick of realism. Which was exactly what I needed at the time. This one takes place when the heroine loses her job to a chicken and a nice veterinarian comes to the rescue. Recommended for when you just want to laugh and believe the world is a nice place.
onyx95 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Love at first site, in a grocery store parking lot? Jacob Elliott was pretty sure he was hooked after the first site of Amy Klasse in all her klutzy ways like tearing her dress, dropping the eggs, forgetting her purse and locking her keys in her car. The store cashiers and customers all agreed that the local veterinarian was the type that any women would love to make dinner for, but Amy didn¿t know if she could trust herself, he made her `tingle¿ just being so close. What a day, she had lost her job, to Rhode Island Red a rooster that could dance, than all her problems at the store and now Jake in her house making her forget how to make a meatball. Who knew that rooster would show up in Jakes office, then go missing. Jake just wanted to protect Amy, everyone seemed to want to blame her for the roosters disappearance, but it was his office, he needed to know what happened to that rooster for so many reasons. This is a cute, quick and easy story. The characters are not complex, it has some funny lines that are a hoot. Jake is a determined man which is nice but I didn¿t like how Amy lost her good spirit in the end, she ran away, a bit disappointing. The ending was abrupt and felt a little lacking, the conversation basically never happened and I felt it needed a bit more closure. For a quick, fun, cute, mellow, relaxing read, this one would do it with a bit of love, a little mystery and several laughs to entertain the afternoon away. Published under Steffie Hall in 1989.
miyurose on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This was just a quick listen (only 4 discs), but it was a cute little romance story, peppered with the quirky humor that Evanovich does so well in her Stephanie Plum series. It falls apart a little at the end, in an ¿okay, it¿s time to wrap this up!¿ sort of way, but it made me smile as I was listening.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i m not much of a fan.i always find her charactors way over the top.but this book didnt take much thought and was a good way to spend a hot late summers day.
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