Takedown Twenty by Janet Evanovich
(Bantam, 2013, 309 pages)
What novel features a giraffe wandering the streets of the capitol of New Jersey, mobsters, bingo, and a grandmother who gives people the evil eye? That novel is Takedown Twenty: A Stephanie Plum Novel by Janet Evanovich. Bounty hunter, Stephanie Plum, is looking for Uncle Sunny who is accused of murder after he runs over a guy (twice). Stephanie is also looking into who is killing elderly women and leaving them in a dumpster. In the course of all this investigating, she is also interested in why a giraffe is wandering the streets of Trenton and no one seems to notice.
Stephanie Plum is still juggling two boyfriends. She still lives in a one bedroom apartment and still has trouble keeping cars. These storylines are getting a little old, but Evanovich’s humor is not. I find myself giggling at the antics of Stephanie Plum and her co-workers and boyfriends. If you are looking for a humorous book with a little mystery thrown in, you might want to give Takedown Twenty a try.