(Lizzy & Diesel #2)
Written by: Janet Evanovich
When Harvard University English professor and dyed-in-the-wool romantic Gilbert Reedy is mysteriously murdered and thrown off his fourth-floor balcony, Lizzy and Diesel take up his twenty-year quest for the Luxuria Stone, an ancient relic believed by some to be infused with the power of lust. Following clues contained in a cryptic nineteenth-century book of sonnets, Lizzy and Diesel tear through Boston catacombs, government buildings, and multimillion-dollar residences, leaving a trail of robbed graves, public disturbances, and spontaneous seduction.
It’s the second Diesel dedicated book, and I snatched my mother’s copy as quickly as I could get my grubby hands on it!
Janet Evanovich is good at what she does.
Menagerie cast of zany characters? Check. My favorite two would happen to be Broom and the monkey. Seriously, a broom. That broom is truly a character in and of itself. And the monkey? Well how do you not love a monkey?
Fun female character? Check. Lizzy did a lot of baking and even enjoyed some cooking adventures. I kind of like the crazy bad gal trying to light the bakery kitchen on fire myself, but that’s just me.
Bizarre stack of possible baddies? Double check. Did I mention the crazy bad gal trying to light the bakery on fire? Yeah, she pranced around boston with a flame thrower. How do you dislike a mentally unstable baddie with a flame thrower? That’s just fun. Does no one notice this woman walking around with a flame thrower? Apparently not in Boston. Because you know, it looks like any other thing you’d walk around town with in your hands.
American love of the right to bear arms at its very best!
This book brought in secret society, creepy crawly passageways, the hope of “true love”, and of course a few messed up cars and graveyard crawls. What more can you ask for? It was like Halloween…in August…mixed with Valentine’s Day on Crack. And you know me and Halloween. I’m all about the spooky ooky. And I personally think Valentine’s Day is always on crack.
For me, it is a win. It’s light. It’s utterly frivolous. It’s perfect for a busy end of summer when you just need to curl up and unwind. It’s also good if you need something to make you laugh, because laugh out loud you will.
Once again, another win for Janet Evanovich in what she does best.
And it just made me hunger for the next Plum book. Just a few more months…