Synopses & Reviews
It's five days before Christmas and things are not looking merry for Fugitive Apprehension Agent Stephanie Plum. She hasn't got a tree. She hasn't bought any presents. The malls are jam-packed with staggering shoppers. There's not a twinkle light anywhere to be seen in her apartment.
And there's a strange man in her kitchen.
Sure, this has happened to Stephanie Plum before. Strangers, weirdos, felons, creeps, and lunatics are always finding their way to her front door. But this guy is different. This guy is mysterious, sexy-and he has his own agenda. His name is Diesel and he is a man on a mission. And Diesel is unlike anyone Stephanie has ever met before in her life. The question is, what does he want with her? Can he help her find a little old toy maker who has skipped out on his bail right before Christmas? Can he survive the Plum family holiday dinner? Can he get Stephanie a tree that doesn't look like it was grown next to a nuclear power plant? These questions and more are keeping Stephanie awake at night. Not to mention the fact that she needs to find a bunch of nasty elves, her sister Valerie has a Christmas "surprise" for the Plums, her niece Mary Alice doesn't believe in Santa anymore, and Grandma Mazur has a new stud muffin. So bring out the plastic reindeer, strap on your jingle bells, and get ready to celebrate the holidays-Jersey style. Visions of Sugar Plums-the world of Plum has never been merrier!
"A sugar plum for Christmas, indeed!....[A] too short but hilarious holiday romp...a Plum-crazy Christmas classic." Publishers Weekly
"This magical little sweetmeat is clearly a Christmas present from Evanovich to the legions of fans of Stephanie Plum." Booklist
"Plotting gets short shrift in this thinnest of Plum puddings, but there's one scene Steph's fans won't want to miss: the Jersey girl chased from a toy factory by a mob of enraged elves. Not for everyone, but come all ye faithful." Kirkus Reviews
"A hilarious holiday novella...an unexpected treat that leaves you wanting more." -Chicago Tribune
"A sugar plum for Christmas, indeed...a Plum-crazy Christmas classic." -Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"May become a literary equivalent of It's A Wonderful Life...a warm, fuzzy wending despite the occasional explosion, smoldering plastic Santa, and rampaging elf." -Boston Globe
"A topnotch read...a cure-all for the blues no matter what the season." -The Oakland Press
"[A] special holiday treat." -The State (Columbia, SC)
Stephanie Plum is:
"Outrageous." -Entertainment Weekly
"Hot and Sassy." -Boston Herald
"Hot Six is a highly enjoyable romp..." -Rochelle O'Gorman, Los Angeles Times review of Audio Renaissance Edition.
From the New York Times bestselling author comes a spicy new holiday treat. It's Christmas in Jersey and Stephanie Plum has bigger problems than the usual thugs, robbers, thieves, and hoodlums. Visions of Sugar Plums takes Stephanie Plum on a holiday adventure that leaves readers begging for more.
It's five days before Christmas and things are not looking merry for Fugitive Apprehension Agent Stephanie Plum, especially when a strange man appears in her kitchen.
A holiday treat from #1 New York Times bestselling author Janet Evanovich--spicier than gingerbread, with more nuts than a fruitcake
About the Author
is the author of the Stephanie Plum books, including One for the Money
and Sizzling Sixteen
, and the Diesel & Tucker series, including Wicked Appetite
. Janet studied painting at Douglass College, but that art form never quite fit, and she soon moved on to writing stories. She didnt have instant success: she collected a big box of rejection letters. As she puts it, “When the box was full I burned the whole damn thing, crammed myself into pantyhose and went to work for a temp agency.” But after a few months of secretarial work, she managed to sell her first novel for $2,000. She immediately quit her job and started working full-time as a writer. After 12 romance novels, she switched to mystery, and created Stephanie Plum. The rest is history. Janets favorite exercise is shopping, and her drug of choice is Cheeze Doodles. She and her husband live in New Hampshire, in house with a view of the Connecticut River Valley.