Takedown Twenty - Janet Evanovich

Takedown Twenty

By Janet Evanovich

  • Release Date: 2013-11-19
  • Genre: Women Sleuths
Score: 4
From 887 Ratings



Powerhouse author Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum novels are “as entertaining as ever” (Entertainment Weekly), “brilliantly evocative” (The Denver Post), and “making trouble and winning hearts” (USA Today).

Stephanie Plum has her sights set on catching a notorious mob boss. If she doesn’t take him down, he may take her out.
New Jersey bounty hunter Stephanie Plum knows better than to mess with family. But when powerful mobster Salvatore “Uncle Sunny” Sunucchi goes on the lam in Trenton, it’s up to Stephanie to find him. Uncle Sunny is charged with murder for running over a guy (twice), and nobody wants to turn him in—not his poker buddies, not his bimbo girlfriend, not his two right-hand men, Shorty and Moe. Even Trenton’s hottest cop, Joe Morelli, has skin in the game, because—just Stephanie’s luck—the godfather is his actual godfather. And while Morelli understands that the law is the law, his old-world grandmother, Bella, is doing everything she can to throw Stephanie off the trail.
It’s not just Uncle Sunny giving Stephanie the run-around. Security specialist Ranger needs her help to solve the bizarre death of a top client’s mother, a woman who happened to play bingo with Stephanie’s Grandma Mazur. Before Stephanie knows it, she’s working side by side with Ranger and Grandma at the senior center, trying to catch a killer on the loose—and the bingo balls are not rolling in their favor. 
With bullet holes in her car, henchmen on her tail, and a giraffe named Kevin running wild in the streets of Trenton, Stephanie will have to up her game for the ultimate takedown.

BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Janet Evanovich's Top Secret Twenty-One.


  • Yawn smile

    By john matejk
    Luckily I paid only $6 We all love steph and Lu however, the author needs to put them out of their misery I hesitate to stop buying them. ... Maybe something will happen Too much of a good thing.
  • Takedown twenty

    By Bookwormies
    Best one yet of the Stephanie plum series. You know it's good when you laugh out loud!
  • Yawn

    By Michele-PC
    I have read the series and have enjoyed it up until the last few books. It's the same old thing...and on this particular book, I'm on page 81 after a week ( usually finish in a day ).It isn't a page turner and I'm not certain I will even bother to read until the end. Unfortunately I don't think I will be reading any future books in this series...very disappointed. I wonder, is Janet Evanovich even writing these and if so, what happened?
  • $7.00 increase??

    By Yooper girl displaced
    I just went to purchase this book as I have read the rest. Seeing the poor reviews I felt that $6.99 was reasonable. I hit purchase and it wouldn't let me buy saying it was being modified. I hit purchase again and it was $13.99. Rude iBooks, rude.
  • Disappointed

    By Tiff123445
    I love this series but this book was boring! Giraffe was just silly.
  • Not even worth a 1/4 Star.

    By msknownada
    Really, really disappointed. All the same characters stuck in time. The silly things that made me like them before now just annoy me because they fail to learn or grow. And the retuning to be a 'ho' again especially ticked me off. I viewed her a someone not ashamed of her past, but having grown. She'd grown and now went back in time? Freakin' annoying! I can understand wanting to avoid the "Moonlighting" phenomenon, but the supporting characters could at least move on with life. Tank and Lulu with kids could be funny.
  • Takedown Twenty

    By Plum fan
    Could have gone minus stars! Have loved this series but this one was beyond boring. Lula is just plain annoying and I would have her shot. Stephanie has gone from perky to pathetic! So disappointed. Glad I didn't actually waste money on this book....
  • SeriesNeeds to End

    By Quilter2350
    Agree with others, seems like the same stuff, book after book. Very lame idea about the giraffe, etc. Stephanie needs to make a choice. Losing interest quickly. Move on already.
  • Author is slipping?

    By pokerchick711
    Not sure what to think of the latest installment in the series that I so enjoyed in the past. I’ve read of of Janet’s “Stephanie Plum Novels” And have like all of them. But a few books back, noticed that the writing was lacking any real developments in the plot. After you insert the part’s where the author put’s in who the character’s are, descriptions of, etc. There is so little there. Just disappointed.
  • Entertaining

    By Giolinni
    I have read all the books in this series. Considering this is the 20th book, it wasn't bad. It still is entertaining, but Stephanie Plum is losing some of her spunk apparently. I didn't have any laugh out loud moments as when I read some of the earlier books, but the read wasn't boring either. It almost seems like Janet is writing by just using the same old template and nothing new or terribly unexpected occurred. I still say this book is worth reading, but for fans who have read all the previous books in this series, this one might seem like just some more of the same old, same old. I did enjoy the read, but it wasn't something that I just couldn't put down. Overall a fun read, just not one of Evanovich's best.