Thursday, November 15, 2012
Three to Get Deadly [Review]
#3 in Stephanie Plum series
344 Pages [Kindle]
First Published in 1997
Stephanie Plum, the brassy babe in the powder blue Buick, is back, and she's having a bad hair day - for the whole month of January. She's been given the unpopular task of finding Mo Bedemier, Trenton's most beloved citizen, arrested for carrying concealed, gone no-show for his court appearance. And to make matters worse, she's got Lula, a former hooker turned file clerk - now a wannabe bounty hunter - at her side, sticking like glue.
Lula's big and blonde and black, and itching to get the chance to lock up a crook in the trunk of her car. Morelli, the New Jersey vice cop with the slow-burning smile that undermines a girl's stronger resolve is being polite. So what does this mean? Has he found a new love? Or is he manipulating Steph, using her in his police investigation, counting on her unmanageable curiosity and competitive Jersey attitude?
Once again, the entire One for the Money crew is in action, including Ranger and Grandma Mazur, searching for Mo, tripping down a trail littered with dead drug dealers, leading Stephanie to suspect Mo has traded his ice-cream scoop for a vigilante gun. Cursed with a disastrous new hair color and an increasing sense that it's really time to get a new job, Stephanie spirals and tumbles through Three to Get Deadly with all the wisecracks and pace her fans have come to expect.
I'm still very new to this series, but I absolutely adore it. Although I see Katherine Heigl every time I read it, it's okay. The writing of this series is amazing. It's funny, witty, and a little on the raunchy side. Stephanie is hilarious. She's strong and courageous, but kind of a foot-in-mouth, awkward, clumsy chick at the same time. I've heard that we get a little love triangle with Ranger and Morelli later on - so I am patiently awaiting this. I also hope that Lula sticks around - she's one of my favorites. Oh! And Grandma Mazur too :) If you haven't picked up this series - do it! You won't be disappointed!
Night School by Michelle Cornwell-Jordan and Chosen by PC Cast [here]
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