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Motor mouth

by Evanovich, Janet.

Format: Print Book 2007
Availability: Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 4 copies
Available (4)
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Brentwood Library Mystery MYSTERY Evanovich
Location  Brentwood Library
 
Collection  Mystery
 
Call Number  MYSTERY Evanovich
 
 
CLP - Knoxville Mysteries Paperback E
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Collection  Mysteries
 
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Monroeville Public Library Paperbacks Fiction paperback
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Plum Community Library Adult Paperback PBK FIC EVA
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Summary

Miami is still freakin' humid. The nights are even hotter. And there's a body on ice. And that's just the beginning of this adrenaline-rush of a hot-wired ride from phenomenal number one New York Times bestselling author Janet Evanovich.

A woman with a taste for speed and a talent for breaking the rules, Barney also knows a little too much about cheating. First there was Hooker and that salesclerk. Now she's convinced one of the competitors is up to no good on the track. Snooping to find evidence, Hooker and Barney "borrow" a NASCAR hauler. Turns out, the hauler is carrying two race cars and a dead guy. It looks like Barney and Hooker are facing multiple counts of grand theft auto and homicide.

So buckle up as Barney, Hooker, a 150-pound bundle of Saint Bernard love named Beans, and the Super Cigar Ladies Felicia and Rosa shift into gear on a wild race around South Florida and Concord, North Carolina.

Everything you always wanted to know about righteous indignation, stealing an eighteen-wheeler, and sex in the fast lane.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Alexandra Barney Barnaby has a degree in engineering and a passion for the way cars work. Her passion for NASCAR driver Sam Hooker, for whom she works as a spotter and R & D person, has been put on hold since his one-night stand with a salesclerk made it onto the Internet. When Hooker loses a race and Barney thinks cheating is involved--the fancy, electronic kind--a wild ride commences, one that begins in Miami, then moves to the Carolinas and back again A corpse shows up along the way, and there's lots of NASCAR detail (fascinating even if you're not a devotee) and lots of doggy subplot (Hooker's St Bernard Beans eats a box of prunes that ends up having a great deal to do with the plot). Barney and Hooker find themselves in one outrageously hilarious situation after another: saved by tough granny Felicia and her myriad Cuban American family members; clocking a bad guy with a six-pack; disposing of corpses in some remarkably icky but entertaining ways. Evanovich, of Stephanie Plum fame, appears to have another winner on her hands: this one is every bit as lively as Metro Girl (2004), the first in the Barney series. --GraceAnne DeCandido Copyright 2006 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "At the start of this cool comedy thriller from bestseller Evanovich, her second novel to star Alexandra "Barney" Barnaby (after 2004's Metro Girl), Barney and her unfaithful NASCAR racing honey, Sam Hooker, find themselves in trouble after discovering the shrink-wrapped body of ruthless businessman Oscar Huevo in a rival racer's car hauler. The pair must pull together to protect a high-tech gizmo that can revolutionize racing-and save their lives. Evanovich burns some rubber and only hits the brakes a few times, thanks to her bright dialogue, race-track savvy and expert depiction of romantic mayhem. Though sometimes it seems as if she's still taking a test drive with this new cast of eccentrics, the pages fly by as the racy tension between Hooker and Barney adds heat to the fun. Action on the menu includes destruction of valuable race cars, a dognapping and a kidnapping. While Barney isn't likely to beat Stephanie Plum in a popularity contest, she's still a hoot. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Series Alex Barnaby series
#1 - Metro girl
#2 - Motor mouth
#3 - Troublemaker
Subjects NASCAR (Association) -- Fiction.
Automobile racing -- Florida -- Fiction.
Automobile racing -- North Carolina -- Fiction.
Automobile theft -- Florida -- Fiction.
Automobile theft -- North Carolina -- Fiction.
Florida -- Fiction.
North Carolina -- Fiction.
Mystery fiction.
Humorous stories.
Detective and mystery stories.
Publisher New York :Harper,2007
Language English
Notes "A Barnaby novel"--Cover.
Description 376 pages ; 18 cm
ISBN 9780060584054 (pbk.)
006058405X (pbk.)
9780007176267 (pbk.)
0007176260 (pbk.)
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