Turbo Twenty-Three (Stephanie Plum Series #23)

Turbo Twenty-Three (Stephanie Plum Series #23)

by Janet Evanovich


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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In the heart of Trenton, N.J., a killer is out to make sure someone gets his just desserts.
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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780594860624
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/15/2016
Series: Stephanie Plum Series , #23
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 45,477
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

JANET EVANOVICH is the #1 bestselling author of the Stephanie Plum novels, the Fox and O'Hare novels, the Lizzy and Diesel series, the Alexandra Barnaby novels, and How I Write: Secrets of a Bestselling Author, and co-author of a graphic novel, Troublemaker, with her daughter, Alex.


Hanover, New Hampshire

Date of Birth:

April 22, 1943

Place of Birth:

South River, New Jersey


B.A., Douglass College, 1965

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Turbo Twenty-Three (Stephanie Plum Series #23) 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 89 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have been a diehard Stephanie Plum fan from One for the Money but it seems like the last couple of books are almost a "hurry up and get it published"books. I have been waiting as have many of my friends for Stephanie and Ranger to" hook up" again and the leadup was there (definitely warm and tingling) but the "climax" was a huge letdown! I know there has been tasteful yet vivid pictures of Stephanie and Ranger together before but if you were hoping for it here, forget it. I kept going back because I thought I had missed a few pages but sadly, no. I can't say that Disneyworld would have been my first choice for Stephanie and Ranger getting together either. So out of character for either of them. The humor is as ever Awesome! I still wake my husband up trying not to laugh out loud but not suceeding! :-) I would love it if they would go back to the earlier novels and try to recapture the intimacy that was well written between Stephanie and Ranger. And maybe a bit less Morelli as we all know he really has only been leading Stephanie along for a while. I will keep my fingers crossed for the next book and hope for some of that earlier, well written sexual tension, attraction and intimacy between Stephanie and Ranger!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have always loved this series, but am seriously disappointed in the last couple of books
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a big fan but last couple of the Stephanie Plum books have been short and lackluster. Almost as if someone else is writing them. Babel is being overused. Lula is less funny and more crass. No zip. Some of previous characters are missing. I think Evanovich needs to spend more time on this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Series fan....but this ending felt very rushed. Will we ever get a Ranger or Joe decision....EVER?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Stephanie needs to finally chose between Joe and Ranger. Love Grandma.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Die hard fan but the ending was rushed. I am tired of Morelli and would like to see Stephanie give Ranger a better shot with more details about him and his past. I really love Grandma, Lula and Connie. Wished this book would have a better ending than in a fog and back with Morelli on a couch. At least it shows he cares. Still love Janet and she is an amazing creative writer with humor with no end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Starting to get old the back and forth between relationships,
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
But it really bothers me paying $14.99 for a book that is less than 200 pages! Normally I would give 5 stars because this really is a LOL series.. but I have to agree with everyone else that it needs more content.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's not a good thing when the secondary characters drive more interest than the main character. The story felt dull, formulaic, and passionless. Still, there were a few parts that made me laugh, which is why I rated the story as high as I did.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very funny! Was hard to put down.....quite entertaining. More than a few times laughed out loud! Reminded me of the "Plums"from the early days
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was so disappointed in this book. I have been a huge fan of the Stephanie Plum series for years and look forward/celebrate when the new book comes out once of year. Reading this one felt like the author just phoned it in. It had the same characters but no depth like all the other books. It lacked humor and dialogue...and a lot more. I sincerely hope that the next installment is back to the high caliber that all of the previous books exhibit.
KimHeniadis More than 1 year ago
This is the last one I will read, I swear. These books are edited well, and if you’ve read the series from the beginning, you know the characters are developed. And I completely understand this is a formulaic book. The reason I kept reading was because they would make me laugh, much more so the first 13 books. And I wanted to see how the love triangle would end. But with this book I didn’t laugh at all, and it seems that Stephanie has realized Joe will never commit. And she can do whatever she wants with Ranger, because she doesn’t need to worry what Joe will think. Grandma Mazur and Lula didn’t even do anything to make me smile in this one. I had some hope left after reading Tricky Twenty-Two, that perhaps Evanovich was stepping up her game again, but that was not the case. I think even the font size was bigger to make the book look fuller. For all of you who still enjoy this series, that is wonderful. I wish I did, but there are way too many other books out there to be wasting my time reading these.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I give up. This is just the same book with slight plot changes over and over and over again. I won't be reading #24. And the junk with Ranger and Morelli has gotten just plain boring- same old, same old.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Need proof this was rushed to press? There's a typo on the next to last line of the book. It feels like the writer's deadline hit so she stopped writing and her proofer didn't get all the way to the end of the book before sending it off to press. Sad that this once-great series has come to this. Come on, Janet! If even you're tired of these books, give Stephanie a great ending and move on.
TheKing More than 1 year ago
I agree with the diehard fans. Less detail kind of a weak plot and Disneyland was out of character. I read her daughters earlier books and they seem eerily similar to this ;) I wouldn't be shocked if she lets her daughter take over her series. I was wishing for more but I'm always a Plum fan.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This series "jumped the shark" about 10, or so, books ago. It has become a pathetic caricature of itself. What was charming and original is now tedious and trite. Let this series die in peace. I console myself by occasionally rereading the first few wonderful books. As long you are willing to keep shelling out $15.00 a book for redundant pap, you are only encouraging, at best, mediocrity, or, at worst, complete crap. Is Evanovich, who must be worth BIG $ by now, greedy, lazy, or both?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This series needs to end, it took me over a month to read this book, I've read the whole series and its like someone else is writing the books now, has so much irrelevant stuff then bam its the last chapter and the killer is revealed .
SassyBookLovers More than 1 year ago
This is my first book from Janet Evanovich and I really enjoyed it. This is part of a series and can be read as a standalone but it's definitely intrigued me to read the other 22 books. Yes, 22! (Love finding a series with so many books lol). I found the story to be a fast paced, fun, humorous read with interesting and well developed characters. I loved trying to figure out the killer with Stephanie. If you love crime novels with a bit of sass and fun, I recommend picking up a copy of this book. :-)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have been a follower since the beginning, and loved the series from the start. but now it is just the same thing over and over. I told myself if she didn't end it on 23 I was done, please Janet end the series, your faithful readers deserve it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Never disappointed, I always enjoy these books. I own them all. I recommend them to everyone.
ThePolyBlog More than 1 year ago
BOTTOM-LINE: A decent mystery and some fun characters that don't try to kill Stephanie . PLOT OR PREMISE: Stephanie gets a dream job -- undercover in an ice-cream factory -- while Lulu, Randy and Grandma are trying to make a naked reality show. . WHAT I LIKED: Okay, I confess, if you put Lulu, Randy and Grandma in any situation for a naked reality show, there are going to be some crazy-fun scenes. And ice cream wars are funnier than the NYC pizza wars, maybe because they have ice cream clowns. . WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE: The clowns. I mean, who needs freaky looking clowns? . DISCLOSURE: I received no compensation, not even a free copy, in exchange for this review. I am not personal friends with the author, nor do I follow her on social media.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Funny, exciting and suspenseful. Love Stephanie Plum, Lula, Morelli & Ranger!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love it!