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Eleven on Top

Eleven on Top
2005 Paperback Cover
Author Janet Evanovich
Country United States
Language English
Series Stephanie Plum
Genre Crime novel
Publisher St. Martin's Press
Publication date
June 21, 2005
Media type Print (Hardcover, Paperback)
Pages 288 pp
ISBN
OCLC 62264158
Preceded by Ten Big Ones
Followed by Twelve Sharp

Eleven on Top is the eleventh novel by Janet Evanovich featuring the bounty hunter Stephanie Plum. It was published in June 2005, and quickly became a #1 best-seller, remaining on the USA Today list of 150 best-selling novels for 19 weeks.[1]

Contents

  • Plot summary 1
  • Characters 2
  • Car death 3
  • References 4

Plot summary

Stephanie Plum has had enough. Enough of bounty hunting, enough of being constantly shot at, and enough of having her cars blown up on a semi-regular basis.

So, she retires.

But she's not done with the bounty-hunting business yet..

Someone is, once again, attempting to kill her. It's someone she knows, and someone who knows her too well.

In between short, ill-fated periods working at a button factory, the Kan-Kleen Dry-Cleaning Service, and serving chicken at Cluck-in-a-Bucket, Plum must survive the various attempts on her life while trying to discover who wants to kill her this time.

Adding to her troubles is a very protective on-and-off boyfriend, an only semi-functional family, and Lula, ex-prostitute-turned-bounty-hunter, who only barely has a grasp on the finer side of the job.

All in all, she thinks it's a fairly normal day.

Characters

  • Stephanie Plum - the protagonist, a fugitive apprehension agent who quits her job and works at a button factory, Kan Klean dry cleaner, and a fast food restaurant known as Cluck-in-a-Bucket. She is in a love triangle with Ranger and Joe Morelli, and is part of a somewhat-unorthodox family.
  • Valerie - Stephanie's sister, who is to be married.
  • Vinnie - Stephanie's cousin, the bail bondsman in a Trenton, NJ district called the Burg.
  • Ranger - a bounty hunter whom Stephanie ends up working for.
  • Joe Morelli - a tough Trenton cop who is Stephanie's on/off boyfriend.
  • Lula - Stephanie's foul-mouthed sidekick and former prostitute.
  • Grandma Mazur - Stephanie's grandmother.
  • Grandma Bella - Joe's grandma. Rumored to give the eye which enables her to curse people. She also has visions.
  • Mama Macaroni - Stephanie's former employer. She was the owner of Kan Klean until she blew up when she stole Stephanie's car.
  • Frank Plum - Stephanie's father
  • Constantine Stiva - Spiro's father and owner of the Burg's favorite funeral home
  • Rex - Stephanie's pet hamster.

This book makes mention of Spiro Stiva . It is the first time since book #2 that his name is mentioned or his whereabouts questioned.

Car death

  • Saturn that was blown up with Mama Macaroni in it.
  • Joe's SUV (make unmentioned). In garage that got bombed.

References

  1. ^ "Best-selling Books Database", USA Today, retrieved 2007-09-13 


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