I am so glad that I started reading Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series. They are fun, leave your brain at the door, hilarious escapades and Three to Get Deadly is no exception.
We find our heroine, a wise-cracking Jersey girl, looking for yet another so-called "easy" FTA, or failure to appear. Only this time, it's the beloved candy-store owner, a Burg icon, affectionately known as Uncle Mo. It seems Uncle Mo failed to appear in court after being charged with carrying a concealed weapon -- not really a crime in New Jersey, is it?!? The whole neighborhood is against her for bothering poor old Uncle Mo. Soon, Stephanie learns that everyone knows Uncle Mo...but nobody knows Uncle Mo, if you know what I mean.
Well, you know what comes next. Nothing in Stephanie's world comes easy, and she finds herself on yet another wild chase, taking her on twists and turns into places she would rather soon forget. Bodies pile up, people are shooting at her, and yet she never seems to lose her appetite.
I love this cast of characters -- Uncle Vinnie, Connie, Lula, Grandma Mazur and Morelli...ahh, Morelli. I still swoon over him, and it certainly looks like he will be sticking around for a few more Stephanie Plum installments. I hope I'm not wrong.
And the cars! Every book, Stephanie is driving another car. Too funny!
Now, for my favorite New Jersey line of the whole book:
"Adaptation is one of the great advantages to being born and bred in Jersey. We're simply not bested by bad air or tainted water. We're like catfish with lungs. Take us out of our environment and we can grow whatever body parts we need to survive. After Jersey the rest of the country's a piece of cake. You want to send someone into a fallout zone? Get him from Jersey. He'll be fine."
I have a lot more books to read for my Fall Into Reading challenge, but I'm going to force myself NOT to pick up the next Stephanie Plum book until after it's over. I am so glad that I decided to put Three to Get Deadly on my list!
About the Book:
Three to Get Deadly (Stephanie Plum #3) by Janet Evanovich
Mass Market Paperback: 396 pages
Publisher: St. Martin's Press; later printing edition (July 15, 1998)