Turbo Twenty Three: Janet Evanovich: 5 stars

Author: Janet Evanovich
Series: Stephanie Plum
ISBN: 9781472201690
ISBN-10: 1472201698
Genre: humour, crime fiction
Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
Pub. Date: 15th November 2016
Source: Hachette Australia
Series: Stephanie Plum
Summary (excerpt)
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 up with Bogart ice cream and a dead body—frozen solid and covered in chocolate and chopped pecans.
If you have read everything in this series thus far then, like me, you are a huge fan of Stephanie Plum and her crazy family and weird friends.

You will also know that not a lot changes, I love that! I love that I can depend on Lula to keep tossing out those hilarious one liners. I love that Grandma Mazur continues to act outrageously whilst poking her nose into everyones business. I love that Rex still lives happily in his soup can, and, of course, I love that Stephanie can never quite resolve her love life.

Did you know though that there is a subversive movement out there?
Oh yes, there is a group of renegade readers who want the characters to change, evolve, move on. Have you ever heard of such a thing?

They want Grandma to age, indeed, some even suggest that she should indulge in her favourite pastime of attending “viewings” with herself in the starring role!!
They even question Rex’s continued existence! Why can’t they just leave him to his happy wheel and soup can, what has he ever done to them?

As for Stephanie, they actually want her to finally choose between Ranger and Morelli! What sort of story would it be without that nail biting saga?
What changes I wonder would they  impose upon dear Lula? Swap her four sizes too small Spandex for a nice little bank clerk outfit? Wash out her mouth?
Ignore them I say! Ignore them all. I want my Stephanie Plum stories to continue in the same way as always, I want to open each new book in the certain knowledge that I shall be magnificently and happily entertained.
Ah yes, my review of Turbo Twenty Three, well, I’m pretty sure, faithful reader, that all your expectations will be totally fulfilled, just as mine were.
Review copy provided by Hachette Australia

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