I just finished reading Notorious Nineteen by Janet Evanovich. As the name hints, it's the nineteenth book in the series about Stephanie Plum, bounty hunter in New Jersey.
This book actually felt a little more serious than the others. No less humorous but still, it dealt with some really serious and creepy issues.
Stephanie is busy chasing a man who's disappeared from the hospital, just after it was found out that he'd embezzled money from the home for the elderly where he worked. The old people weren't happy so there was no shortage of potential killers. However, it turns out he's at least the fourth person to disappear without a trace from the same hospital in the past couple of years.
That's not all, though. Ranger wants Stephanie to be his 'date' for a dinner and later on to be matron of honor on a wedding between a former 'brother-in-arms' of his and his wife. In other words, Stephanie is to provide additionally security for the bride-to-be.
She's forced to endure a horrible pink bridesmaid's dress and on that first dinner she also gets poisoned. A psycho leaves threatening messages everywhere and it seems the psycho is targeting Ranger, his old buddy and their loved ones.
The book is still funny, as I mentioned above, and the creepiness never takes over, but it felt a little different from the other even more lighthearted books in the series.
And I'm still having fun, so I'm going to read the next book. If that too lives up to my expectations, I might continue with the whole series. Fun is important, especially in times like these.