Between the Plums (A Stephanie Plum Between the Numbers/Holiday Novel, #1-3)Between the Plums by Janet Evanovich
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Between the Plums is an omnibus of three short Stephanie Plum novels; Visions of Sugar Plums, Plum Lovin’ and Plum Lucky.

Because I’m reading the Stephanie Plum series in the order that they were originally published, I’ve only read the first for now. The other two will wait until their proper time. This is the first time that I’m introduced to the character of Diesel who just appears in Stephanie’s kitchen literally out of thin air.

Despite the metaphysical stuff and the fact that it is a short story of under 150 pages, it still manages to tell the story of what our favourite plucky bounty hunter does best; tracking down an FTA. In this instance, it’s someone called Sandy Claws. Rather appropriate for a story set over the holiday period.

And even in a short story, all the regular cast are in place; Joe Morelli, Grandma Mazur and her long suffering mother and Lula. Stephanie’s sister, Valerie and Valerie’s girls are there too. Ranger doesn’t make an appearance but he’s mentioned. And what Plum story would be complete without a car death and impossible situations?

It’s a nice addition to the series, just too short!

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