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Book Review of Three to Get Deadly (Stephanie Plum, Bk 3)

Three to Get Deadly (Stephanie Plum, Bk 3)
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Helpful Score: 7

Finished this last night. I can't believe I almost didn't continue with the series, after not being overimpressed with One For the Money! Stephanie, Lula, Morelli, Ranger, and the rest of the stellar cast feel like old friends now.

I do love that Evanovich puts some running jokes throughout the books, such as Stephanie's car woes, and the indestructible Buick! I think that there were some running jokes with language in this one also. "Hunh" (used as an exclamation, question, and so on) was uttered by many characters (including Stephanie's Father) in this book. "Damned Skippy" was another one, usually from Lula.

Lula displayed a tender and caring side in this book, putting her friend and previously fellow hooker Jackie into rehab. I noticed a few exchanges between Stephanie and Lula that were really quite serious. This book wasn't all slapstick comedy. Even Stephanie's strange relationship with cop Joe Morelli has been tempered a little. Morelli seems to be getting frighteningly close to settling down.

I also appreciated that there was not an over-the-top dangerous psychopath throughout the book (as in the previous two books), although the "men in ski-masks" came close.


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