I am a huge fan of this series and have read all of the books including this one, Finger Lickin' Fifteen, the 15th in the series. Stephanie Plum is the main character and she lives in Trenton, New Jersey and is single and a "Bond Enforcement Officer" AKA "Bounty Hunter". Lula is an apprentice bounty hunter and former 'ho and the two of them are always getting themselves into "situations" that involve murders, fires, car bombings, being shot at etc. The other main characters are Stephanie's Grandma Mazur who is absolutely hysterical. Two love interests Morelli and Ranger make things spicy and interesting in every book.
In Finger Lickin' Fifteen Lula witnessed a murder and now the killers are after her. She has this great idea to enter this BBQ cook-off to track down the killers but she doesn't know how to cook...can you spell disaster?! Oh...of course, Grandma Mazur is helping Lula destroy...oops, create a BBQ recipe and Stephanie is trying to help her out. There are always similar story lines and hysterical antics in each of these books and they always make you laugh out loud along the way.
For me, these books are fun, escape reading that I always enjoy. I look forward to the quirky cast of characters and situations that they get themselves into. As usual, Stephanie and Lula get themselves into many throughout this book. I enjoyed the ride along with this cast of fun characters as they made me smile and laugh. I don't tire of the experience of reading these books and look forward to next summer when I can escape along with Stephanie and Lula into one of their fun adventures. I encourage you to read this series and oh, how I envy you if you are just starting out reading them. You don't have to wait until next year for the next one in the series...you have fifteen books right at your fingertips.
You can read an excerpt here.
There's a cool website devoted to this book which includes a map and tour of "The Burg" where fans can see all of the locations highlighted in the books. It was fun to click through and see where everything is, a very nice visual tour of Stephanie's stomping grounds.