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Seven Up (Stephanie Plum #7)

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4.14 of 5 stars 4.14  ·  rating details  ·  78,701 ratings  ·  1,465 reviews
Semiretired mob guy Eddie DeCooch is caught trafficking contraband cigarettes through Trenton, New Jersey. When DeCooch fails to show for a court appearance, bond enforcement agent Stephanie Plum is assigned the task of finding him and dragging his decrepit ass back to jail. Not such an easy job, it turns out, since DeCooch has learned a lot of tricks over the years and is ...more
Hardcover, First Edition, 309 pages
Published June 2001 by St. Martin's Press (first published 2001)
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Melissa
OK I didn't add reviews to the last several books in this series because I was out of town (stuck in a snowstorm back east)& didn't get to my computer until today. I made two trips to Barnes & Noble while we were back east because I couldn't wait to get more of these books. This series in hilarious!!! Very quick reads too - perfect for passing the time in an airport with nothing else to do. I can't decide who my favorites are yet - either Grandma Mazur or Lulu. They both crack me up. I h ...more
Patrick Gibson
Bob the dog is still around. Mooner, the dejected stoner is still around—although his roommate seems to have turned up missing and Mooner just might have to move in with Stephanie for protection when the bodies start showing up. Mooner’s roommate, by the way is called Dealer because, despite his penchant for administering your standard cocaine derived drugs to the neighborhood, he supplies vast amounts of Metamucil to the senior citizens and an incredible discount. So you can see why all hell br ...more
Tilly Slaton
Evanovich went above and beyond when she created Seven Up!

This book is filled with missing friends, death, a kidnapped Grandma Mazur and … mud wrestling? Ha!

Stephanie Plum and Lula are my heroes. They really make me appreciate the diversity of friendships that I have. Even when my life decides to go a little strange, I can always count on the loved ones in my life to help me giggle.

Stephanie: For the better part of my childhood, my professional aspirations were simple-I wanted to be an intergala
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Tracy
Yes, I read book 6 and 7 in one day . . . I am on medical leave. It is the weekend. These books are my entertainment. So, book 7 finds us looking for an old retired Mob guy who may have killed a kind old lady. Ranger ups the heat on Stephanie by making a deal with her . . . if she wants his help it is going to cost her. Stephanie attempts to entertain the wedding proposal and out of fear of giving her mother, who comes unglued when perfect daughter Valerie returns home after her marriage crumble ...more
Joe
Jun 13, 2007 Joe rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone who has partial brain damage
Is it possible to give zero stars? This book was awful. One of the few times in my life where I thougth to myself, "I could have written this same story and same characters myself, and it would have been much better." Does this woman even have a college degree? Did she go to SLCK? Salt Lake Community Kollege? Please don't read this book, you will get dumber. The main character is unlikeable, a tramp, and an embarrassment to women everywhere. America needs to do better than this book. You know wh ...more
Eric_W
Those who have yet to discover Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum and her weird relatives and relationships are missing a huge treat or living in a
cave. I recommend beginning with the first in the series, One for the Money, but Seven Up stands alone quite well.

Grandma Mazur has finally gotten her driver’s license, bought a red Corvette, and lost the driver’s license for too many speeding tickets,
all in the space of five days. The scenes at the dinner table are always my favorite with Stephanie’s father
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Robin Conley
Something I think a lot of people forget about this series is that it's not supposed to be literary genius. It's supposed to be entertaining, lighthearted, fun. While the basic plot of the books in this series tends to have the same set-up, what changes is the personal relationships. I think the action of the books is more of a means to an end. The characters need something to do so they are hunting down bad guys, and in the process the real story, the story of the character relationships, devel ...more
Jake Rideout
My favorite part:

"That's the dumbest load of shit I ever heard," Lula said, biting into a chicken thigh. She stopped talking and chewing and opened her eyes wide. "Urg," she said. Then she started waving her arms and clutching her throat.
"Are you okay?" I asked.
More throat clutching.
"Whack her on the back," someone offered from another table.
"That doesn't work," someone else said. "You're supposed to do that Heimlich thing."
I ran around to Lula and tried to wrap my arms around her to do the Heim
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Alison
Not my favorite, but enjoyable nonetheless.

Totaled car? check.
Viewing at Stiva's? check.
Bad guys? check.
Hot guys? check and check.
Random guys breaking into Stephanie's apartment? check.
Quips about NJ and all its beauty? check.

So, what's different? Stephanie is trying on wedding gowns and her previously perfect sister is trying on lesbian for a while. Moon Man and Dougie are missing, a mobster has a heart attack, and there are a pair of old Italian ladies that makes Grandma Morelli look like
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Tara
I know people really love this series, but I am only finding it ok. I have liked some parts of some books, but overall I'm not in love with them.

In this 7th book, it's more of the same. Feed Rex, check the contents of her purse, make up her hair big, ignore the semi-serious relationship with Joe while continuing to lust after Ranger, take Grandma Mazur to a viewing, blah, blah blah. It's a cookie utter, that I actually mind less when I'm listening to than reading. I usually listen to these on a
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Heather
Yowza! Life is complicated for Stephanie Plum. First there's Joe Morelli, who only has to touch her neck to send fire to her doodah. Then there's Ranger, who makes her stomach clench and her toe's curl. Though she is sort of engaged to Joe, neither of them are ready for the Big M, and now Ranger has just offered Stephanie a very indecent proposal in exchange for his aid in bringing down Stephanie's latest skip. Stephanie isn't sure what shoe will drop next, but she's about to find out.

Hi-lights
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Dale
If you've read the other six books in this series you have no reason to stop before you read this one. Many of the same characters appear in Seven UP. How is Eddie DeChooch to so hard to catch??? He's old, half blind, and crazy as hell. Well our heroine Stephanie Plum probably thinks it's like catching a greased up pig. There story is pretty interesting with more than your average twists and turns. Our best friend Bob the dog is at it again after eating some leftover chinese food that Steph and ...more
Deanna
The smash hit No. 1 bestselling author takes you on the ride of your life in the seventh Stephanie Plum adventure. Stephanie thinks she's going after an easy FTA: a senior citizen charged with smuggling contraband cigarettes. But when she and Lula show up at his house, they get more than they bargained for - a corpse in the woodshed and an old man on the lam. Stephanie's mind is on other matters, however, because she has two proposals to consider vice cop Joe Morelli is proposing marriage, and f ...more
Catherine
I may be sized more like Lula than Stephanie, but Lycra leggings and a rugby top - my version of her spandex shorts and hockey top - are a comfortable combination I think I'd been neglecting of late, so thanks to Ms Evanovich for reminding me of them.

To the book. Glad to see Dougie & Mooner are still around - not being a dog-lover, I'm less certain about Bob - and a big hello to once perfect Valerie and her children. OK, so the latter have nothing to do with the main storyline of smuggled ci
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Angela
All Stephanie had to do was bring in Eddie DeChooch. He is an old man who is basically blind, hard of hearing, and is so depressed he doesn't want to leave his house....so how hard can that task be right? Wrong! As always, Stephanie underestimates her catch and is left looking like an amateur bounty hunter. Soon she learns that her Grandma has a connection to Eddie and it's one that Stephanie wishes she would never have heard about. Too much information about sums it up. To top all that off DeCh ...more
Lily
Oh My cette fin !!!
Nancy
I was handed one of these over Christmas and decided to give the series a try. The fact that I haven't put up reviews for any of them is kind of a clue... very fast read and repetitive, occasionally mildly amusing and once in a while worth a good guffaw.

Beyond that, it would seem that such incompetence would be seen as more of a danger to herself and those around her than hot (two hot, competent men jumping her bones?).

At the least she could organize her purse or put her frickin' utility belt on
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Tim
Latest in the Stephanie Plum mysteries, with all the old familiar good guys, bad guys, family, romantic interest and nemeses in Trenton. This one entails a senior citizen (whom Grandma Mazur has dated and wasn't impressed by his - uh - manly attributes) who is caught in a cigarette smuggling scam and goes on the lam, so Cousin Vinnie puts our plucky hero on the tail of this geezer for skipping court. Well, this old lady ends up with two bullets in her, Ranger and Morelli have a - uh - swordfight ...more
Dorothy
Nov 05, 2008 Dorothy rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Lovers of modern mysteries and chick lit
Recommended to Dorothy by: My daughter
This was another roll-on-the-floor-laughing-helplessly entry in the Stephanie Plum series. Stephanie's after another ancient mob-connected FTA who seems to have an uncanny ability to disappear even when she seemingly has him in her grasp. The plot revolves around the disappearance of a mob guy's heart. It was removed after his recent death and thereby hangs a tale. Amidst it all, Stephanie's perfect sister turns up with her two kids, in from California where her perfect husband has just taken al ...more
Huong
I thought after taking a break with a few other books, I would be OK reading Stephanie Plum again. Wrong! Not a few pages in, Stephanie is once again inept and idiotic. She really annoyed me that after 40% through the book, I started skimming. I don't know if I want to continue reading this series anymore. The secondary characters are what have kept my interest but now even that is not enough to get me through Stephanie's stupidity.

**Edited to add...after reading this review of Book#17 on Amazo
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Doris A.
Cracker Barrel restaurants have this cool program where you can "buy" an audio book at one restaurant and "return" it minus about a $4 rental fee at another of their restaurants. Unfortunately, I am driving a car on my current road trip with only a cassette tape deck , and the only audio book the Missoula Cracker Barrel had on cassette was this one.

Years ago, I had liked "One for the Money," which introduced the wisecracking bounty-hunting Stephanie Plum to the world, and was up for "Two for th
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Claire
Danger Will Robinson! Spoilers await you!

The latest book Stephanie Plum book has our favorite not so femme fatale in a whole mess of sticky situations. She’s looking for an old guy who likes to shoot at people, an organ is missing from a very scary dead guy and she’s dazed and confused when it comes to boyfriend/fiance Joe Morelli, finally making a decision that caused me to yell at my book and at the same time, I wanted to high five her. Did I mention that her sister is in town too?

Favorite new
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Nicole
The seventh book in the Stephanie Plum series and it has to be my favourite so far. Stephanie Plum is the only person/character I can think of that can get into so much trouble going after an old man who "can't see, can't hear, can't piss." There were a lot of times when reading this book that I literally laughed out loud, scaring both my boyfriend and my cat who were sound asleep or playing video games.

Stephanie Plum has to be my favourite female character of all time and after reading this boo
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Becky
Stephanie Plum has to pick up Eddie DeChooch, an ancient old man, can't see or hear well and likes to shoot at people. He's into contraband of cigarettes. This old man continually eludes the Bounty Hunters. People are disappearing including Dougie and Mooner. How is this all tied together? Plums "perfect" sister with the "perfect" marriage ends up on her parents doorstep with her children after her "perfect" husband runs off with their babysitter. Valerie decides she is going to become a lesbian ...more
Jessica
Once again I enoyed another Stephanie Plum novel. Lots of funny moments that had me smiling and just flat out laughing out loud. Mooner and Grandma Mazur dressed in outfits like a superhero is hilarious to imagine. The introduction of sister Valerie was hilarious, with her path to a new lifestyle-- looking forward to reading more about Valerie in the future.
I was very glad to see the return of Bob the golden retriever (I am a golden owner!). I can sympathize with Stephanie and Joe, my golden doe
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Leah Wener-Fligner
I have had it up to here with Stephanie Plum. It was funny the first couple times but DAMMIT WOMAN ORGANIZE YOUR PURSE AND STOP FUMBLING FOR YOUR PEPPER SPRAY AND LEARN TO HANDLE YOUR GUN or else find another job that's not a bounty hunter if you hate it so much and if you don't then PULL YOUR SHIT TOGETHER SO YOU CAN STOP COMPLAINING ABOUT HOW OFTEN YOU SCREW UP AND GET YOURSELF IN DANGER SO YOUR MANFRIENDS HAVE TO SAVE YOU. And yet they don't seem to get tired of her, because her constant groo ...more
Ellie
I've falling in love with the Stephanie Plum series. It's like sitting down to watch your favourite TV sitcom. When you turn on the TV, you know exactly what to expect: the same group of characters in familiar surroundings. No matter how many times you have seen these people sitting in their living-room, somehow each week something will happen or else a dialogue will ensue that will leave you roaring with laughter like a crazy person with tears rolling down your face at the hilarity of it all. I ...more
Debbie
This series never disappoints. The problem is I get nothing else done once I start reading.
C.C. Thomas
If I were a bounty hunter, I suspect I would be a lot like Stephanie Plum. I am mostly certainly clumsy enough and have the shin and knee bruises to show it. I often put my foot in my mouth without warning, almost as if a giant, evil mastermind were controlling what came out my pie hole. And, I like food a lot. (I don't have Plum's metabolism so I can't eat that much cake, but I do enjoy living vicariously through her.)

And, if I had two hot guys after me, I would most certainly sleep with both o
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Liv
3 stars.

Honestly, sometimes I'd pick up a Stephanie Plum novel simply for its craziness and absurd humour. This book served its purpose as light entertainment.

As usual, Stephanie got herself an FTA to apprehend (after all, she was a bounty hunter, albeit an incompetent one if she was honest with herself) - some old guy named Eddie DeChooch, who couldn't see, couldn't hear and couldn't run. So really, how hard could it be, right?

Well, no such luck for Stephanie! Eddie was more elusive than anyone
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Janet Evanovich is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Stephanie Plum series, the Lizzy and Diesel series, twelve romance novels, the Alexandra Barnaby novels and Trouble Maker graphic novel, and How I Write: Secrets of a Bestselling Author, as well as the Fox and O'Hare series with co-author Lee Goldberg.
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“Is that a bulletproof vest? See, now that's so insulting. That's like saying I'm not smart enough to shoot you in the head."
Eddie DeChooch”
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