Saturday, March 2, 2013
Four to Score [Review]
#4 in Stephanie Plum series
338 pages [Kindle]
First Published 1 January 1990
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Stephanie Plum, the trash-talking New Jersey bail bondswoman of this popular series, is tracking Maxine Nowicki, who's wanted for skipping out on a car-theft charge lodged by her ex-boyfriend. Now the ex-boyfriend's very interested in getting back the love letters he supposedly wrote to Maxine. But what he's really looking for is the secret on which Evanovich hangs her screwball cast of colorful minor characters, including Sally Sweet, a cross-dressing drag queen; Lula, the 250-pound ex-hooker who works for Steph's boss; Cousin Vinnie, the bail bondsman; Grandma Mazur, who packs a Glock and is always looking for a little action; and Joyce, a wannabe bounty hunter who's been cramping Steph's style since she played pass the salami with Steph's ex-husband. The action doesn't get much farther from Trenton than the Jersey Shore, but when Steph's apartment and car are blown up by the others on Maxine's trail and she moves in with Joe Morelli, the handsome, arrogant cop she's been hung up on since high school, it gets hotter than the craps table in Atlantic City. Plum's fans won't be disappointed in this fourth outing in the series, and they're likely to be even more interested in the snappy patter and sexy shenanigans than in the mystery that holds it all together.
Reason why I love this book most out of the 4 I've read so far in the series: MORELLI.
MORE MORELLI is a good thing :)
This one was a pretty crazy Stephanie Plum book. Stephanie gets hired to retrieve Maxine Nowicki who stole her boyfriend's car and was arrested, but didn't show up to her court date. When Stephanie visits her boyfriend, Eddie Kuntz, he hires her to track down Maxine as well. Add Lula, Grandma Mazur, and a crossdresser into the mix and you get a really great book. You also have counterfeiting, a crazy ex telling Stephanie to stay away from her boyfriend, and people going missing and getting fingers removed. It's absolutely insane.
But more importantly...Morelli. Lots of Morelli.
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