This is a mystery/thriller/comedy. The Evanovich books are light, silly and fun. They are not for someone who wants a real thriller or deep mystery. This book is another Stephanie Plum book and, like the rest, is very entertaining and well written. Stephanie is the world's worst bounty hunter who lives in NJ. She solves her dilemmas not by reasoning but by totally bumbling into solving them.
Some of the characters in these books stretch credibility but if you accept these books for the comical read they are, they are among the best of their genre. For example, in this book her ex-streetwalker friend, Lula, becomes a bounty-hunter-in-training and she proves to be a hilarious sidekick for Stephanie.
In “Three To Get Deadly” Stephanie's mission is to hunt down Uncle Mo, a beloved candy-store owner, with a very interesting secret life. It's hilarious to watch everyone's reaction whenever Stephanie reveals who it is she's after because “he has never done anything wrong”! The good people of Trenton look down on Stephanie for even thinking of taking in Uncle Mo. There are of course drug dealers and corpses with parts missing along the way.
I highly recommended this light hearted and well-written mystery.
Relaxed story not to serious not to funny, just right
Stephanie Plum is just like someone you would run into in Jersey
I not only enjoy reading about Stepanie Plum -- I also look forward to listening to the books on my iPod. It's fun to see where Stepanie started out in her relationships with Ranger, Morelli, Lula, etc. Lori Petty is not my favorite reader in the Plum series. Lorelei King is much better. Why no unabridged version for those of us who love Janet Evanovich?
All of the Stephanie Plum stories (and I've listened to them all) are fun, sexy, entertaining, and well worth the time. As a general rule, I don't waste my time abridged books; the plot gets too mangled when events are cut out to save recording time. However, the abridgement of these books is well done, and (mostly) unnoticeable. I recommend all of the Stephanie Plum books, even the abridged ones.