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Hardcore Twenty-Four - by Janet Evanovich
Janet Evanovichís #1 New York Times bestselling sensation Stephanie Plum returns in her twenty-forth thriller as mutilated corpses litter the streets of New Jersey... 

Trouble comes in bunches for Stephanie Plum. First, professional grave robber and semi-professional loon, Simon Diggery, wonít let her take him in until she agrees to care for his boa constrictor, Ethel. Stephanieís main qualification for babysitting an extremely large snake is that she owns a stun gunówhether thatís for use on the wandering serpent or the petrified neighbors remains to be seen.

Events take a dark turn when headless bodies start appearing across town. At first, itís just corpses from a funeral home and the morgue that have had the heads removed. But when a homeless man is murdered and dumped behind a church Stephanie knows that sheís the only one with a prayer of catching this killer.

If all thatís not enough, Dieselís back in town. The 6-foot-tall, blonde-haired hunk is a man who accepts no limitsóthat includes locked doors, closed windows and underwear. Trentonís hottest cop, Joe Morelli isnít pleased at this unexpected arrival nor is Ranger, the high-powered security consultant who has his own plans for Stephanie.

As usual Jerseyís favorite bounty hunter is stuck in the middle with more questions than answers. Whatís the deal with Grandma Mazurís latest online paramour? Who is behind the startling epidemic of mutilated corpses? And is the enigmatic Dieselís sudden appearance a coincidence or the cause of recent deadly events?