Seven Up (Stephanie Plum #7)
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...more
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...more
Stephanie stands to make a quick five grand, which she needs to make payments on a hot new car to replace the one wrecked in HOT SIX, by picking up an elderly bond jumper named Eddi...more
Stephanie Plum, bounty hunter, is called upon to apprehend an elderly gentleman, Eddie DeChooch. The job isn't as easy as it sounded, and Stephanie is soon caught up in a convoluted and tangled mess involving numerous shady characters. Further complicating her life is the pressure...more
Plum is as bumbling as ever, facing the complications of the increasingly bizarre actions of Eddie DeChooch, a man Grandma Mazur's age who keeps slipping through Stephanie's fingers when she shows up to help him "reschedule his court date".
She's also wondering if she real...more
I listened to the audio book version and it was a different narrator than the one who did the previous books. I did NOT care for the new narrator at all. That made the book a bit tough to enjoy.
This book did have some really good mome...more
In this book, SP is chasing after an older mob member with depression issues since his wife died and his lack of physical prowess. After a miscommunication when a previous upper in the family dies, the mobster is on the run from the...more
All New Jersey bounty hunter Stephanie Plum has to do is bring in semi-retired bail jumper Eddie DeChooch. For an old man he's still got a knack for slipping out of sight--and raising hell. How else can Stephanie explain the bullet-riddled corpse in Eddie's garden? Who else would have a clue as to why two of Stephanie's friends suddenly vanished? For answers Stephanie has the devil to pay: her mentor, Ranger. The deal? He'll give Stephanie all the help she needs--if she gives him everyth...more
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...more
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 isn't afraid to use his gun. He's already shot Loretta Ricci, an innocent old lady, and left her for worm food in his shed. He...more
I might not solve any problems today, but I looked pretty damn good.
Cake always makes me feel better.
What's with the flowers in the hall?
Ronald DeChooch sent them. And I don't want to talk about it.
Am I going to have to shoot him?
He's laboring under the delusion that we're attracted to each other....more
Stephanie Plum has to be my favourite female character of all time and after reading this boo...more
I once again made the (probably unwise) decision to start book seven immediately after finishing book six, because I wasn't thrilled about how book six ended and needed to see whether it was really going to play out that way. So that made this my third Plum book in a row with nothing in-between, which made this the book where the repetition really started to get annoying.
The whole wedding sub...more
**Edited to add...after reading this review of Book#17 on Amazo...more
Stephanie's family is now planning her wedding after St...more
Initially I was thrilled when I received the unabridged audiotape version of Seven Up. I love Stephanie Plum and her bumbling bounty hunter adventures and figured these tapes would be a welcome distraction during my long drive to and from work. But once I actually started listening to tape one I wasn't quite so thrilled.
Now don't get me wrong, the story here is your typical Plu...more
However - while this book itself is very good - fast-paced, energetic, tense, and hilarious - the series is starting to get dull for me. Although the individual incidents and characters are funny and interesting, the books are becoming all essentially the same. Stephanie is tracked by people who are trying to find the sam...more
"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...more