Mona Farrugia kicks off a series of ultra-short book reviews for those who cannot be bothered with more than 10 lines.
Janet Evanovich, had, by the time she wrote Plum Lucky, written more than 18 books from the Stephanie Plum series.
What you need to know: Stephanie Plum is a bounty hunter. That does not mean she chases commercial bars of chocolate. She just does one of these weird American jobs and finds people (usually criminals) for cash, which the government gives her. If we had this in Malta, there would be no more crime. If we had it in Gozo, it would be Utopia.
What this book is good for: Tube rides, or, if you can stomach the pain and discomfort, Maltese bus rides. It's short, sharp and hooks you in a very blase way. Just 166 pages long it is slightly (but not too) feisty. If you are a harried mum of young children it will only take you 3 weeks to read it and you can say you've 'read a book'.
What it is not good for: Engagement, a bit of brain and a general challenge one expects from good literature. It is superficial, silly and at times I actually wondered whether I could be bothered reading the last three pages. That is how uninterested I was in 'what happens'. I also hate Grandma Mazur.
PS: The price is a lie. I bought this from Tal-Lira and it cost me â‚¬2
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