"My name is Stephanie Plum. When I was eighteen I got a job working a hotdog stand on the boardwalk on the Jersey shore.… We did chili dogs, cheese dogs, kraut dogs and bean topped barking dogs. We grilled them on a big grill with rotating rods. Round and round the rods went all day long, turning the dogs.
Dave Loogie owned the dog stand and came by every night to lock the stand down. He checked the garbage to make sure nothing good was thrown away, and he counted the dogs that were left on the grill.
‘You gotta plan ahead,’ Dave told me every night. ‘You got more than five dogs left on the grill when we close, I'm gonna fire your ass.…’
So every night, fifteen minutes before closing, before Dave showed up, I ate hotdogs. Not a good way to go when you’re working at the shore nights and on the beach in a skimpy bathing suit by day. One night I ate fourteen hotdogs. Okay, maybe it was only nine, but it felt like fourteen. Anyway, it was too many hotdogs. Well hell, I needed the job.
For years Dave’s Dogs took the number one slot on my list of all time crappy jobs held. This morning, I decided my present position had finally won the honor of replacing Dave’s Dogs. I’m a bounty hunter. A bond enforcement agent if you want to make me sound more legitimate. I work for my cousin Vinnie in his bail bonds office in the Chambersburg section of Trenton. At least I used to work for my cousin Vinnie. Thirty seconds ago I quit.…"
—from Eleven on Top
In desperate need of some normalcy in her life, Stephanie Plum decides to quit her bounty hunter gig to get away from all the creeps, weirdos and stalkers, but just when she thinks she’s out, they pull her back in!
Hardcover Book : 320 pages
Publisher: St. Martin's Press Inc. ( June 21, 2005 )
Item #: 11-902592
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.25 x 0.8inches
Product Weight: 15.0 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
After being a little disappointed in nine and ten, I'm happy to say this one was a little different and much better. I'm reading Twelve Sharp now and I know there are more but I may take a break from the series and read something else. I have no interest in a Stephanie Plum movie or TV series as they are never as good as the books. Some things are better left to the imagination.
i love the janet e book especially in large print. i really like the dvd's they are entertaining when on a long trip
Reviewer: j b
With each one she gets better and if you read the first one you think that is a hard to do think but she does an outstanding job in making you laugh out loud about crimes and murder.
I have also read quite a few she has co-auther with other people and you will not be disappointed in reading as well
Reviewer: Janet j
I have loved every book in this series, and this one does not disapoint. Laugh out loud funny non stop antics with the greatest characters every created by an author.
All of the books in this collection are fabulous! These are laugh out loud, can't put it down books. I have also read MotorMouth and many of her paperback books that she co-authored.
Reviewer: Melanie P