Thursday, March 12, 2020

Book Review: Look Alive Twenty-Five by Janet Evanovich

Look Alive Twenty-Five
Author: Janet Evanovich
Publication: G.P. Putnam's Sons (November 13, 2018)

Description: Stephanie Plum faces the toughest puzzle of her career in the twenty-fifth entry in Janet Evanovich's #1 New York Times-bestselling series.

There's nothing like a good deli, and the Red River Deli in Trenton is one of the best. World-famous for its pastrami, cole slaw, and for its disappearing managers. Over the last month, three have vanished from the face of the earth, and the only clue in each case is one shoe that's been left behind. The police are baffled. Lula is convinced that it's a case of alien abduction. Whatever it is, they'd better figure out what's going on before they lose their new manager, Ms. Stephanie Plum.

My Thoughts: This is the twenty-fifth episode in the life of bail bonds woman Stephanie Plum and is filled with all the outrageous characters and general silliness that are hallmarks of the series.

Stephanie finds herself the manager of a Deli that came to her boss when the owner skipped out on his court appearance. The Deli has itself a mystery in that its last three managers have all disappeared when taking out the trash leaving behind only one shoe. Stepanie has the assistance of her friend Lula who is the new assistant manager and who delights in making her own unique sandwich combinations no matter what the customers order.

Besides running the deli - and trying not to be the next manager to disappear, Stephanie is also trying to track down her own bunch of people who have skipped out on their court appearances. She is especially searching for Victor Waggle who is the lead singer of the Rocking Armpits who stabbed two people and urinated on their dog. He is hard to find because he moves from groupie to groupie and only is available when he performs twice a week at an abandoned warehouse.

Ranger and Morelli are trying very hard to keep Stephanie safe. But they also want to use her as bait to try to catch whoever is snatching managers. It gets even more exciting when her bodyguard Hal becomes the next person to be snatched and when Victor's manager is found dead in his office with one shoe planted on his desk.

This was a fun story and an entertaining mystery. I love the very quirky characters and the humor in the story.

Favorite Quote:
She sashayed out on five-inch stilettos and distributed menus. She dropped one, bent st the waist to pick it up, and the bandage dress skirt did nothing to hide the full moon. Only a hint of her red thong was visible, the rest being sucked up into the Grand Canyon of Voluptuousness. 
I bought this one. You can buy your copy here.

1 comment:

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