Look Alive Twenty-Five

Look Alive Twenty-Five

eBook - 2018
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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, 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.
Publisher: [S.I.] : Penguin Publishing Group, 2018
ISBN: 9780399179235
0399179232
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cocomo29
Jun 02, 2019

Hard to read a book when all the main characters are trash and you don't really care what happens to any of them. Janet's mind is in the gutter. Will not bother to try any more of her stuff.

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sheba9898
Apr 24, 2019

IMO the Stephanie Plum series has run its course. It was a slog to finish this book. It had none of the laugh-out loud moments of the earlier books and the story line was incredibly boring. Like some of the other reviewers, I don't care for the Diesel and Wulf characters...not my cup of tea. Also, to me this book read like a "I've got to write something to satisfy my contract" book. The series was great while it lasted, but this is it for me.

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DM_kcls
Apr 12, 2019

The Plum books are never meant to be high literature. They are exactly what they are meant to be: fast, fun and pretty mindless entertainment with characters we've come to know.

The premise of 'Look Alive Twenty-Five' is even wackier than usual but what stood out is what's missing: Stephanie's beleaguered Mom and her adorably crazy-wise Grandma.

I laughed with the ketchup/fryer scene. So Stephanie/Lulu.

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AnneCarolineDrake
Mar 04, 2019

It seems like the author is trying to make Stephanie less of a ditz and more of a competent professional. She's more detective than bounty hunter in this book. I missed Grandma, but she's there at the end. :)

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cjengelke
Feb 01, 2019

For the most part I'm a fairly serious reader, but when there's a new "Stephanie adventure," whatever book I'm in the middle of gets chucked aside w/out hesitation!
There was one slight disappointment for me, and that is that Grandma Mazur isn't part of the story, but other than that, I give it 5 stars!

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pterry25
Jan 22, 2019

Unlike some of the earlier works in this series - there was a plot. But there was also some sadness. Stephanie P. - the heroine - is in love with 2 men. While both are there when she is in trouble, neither wants to get married. I missed her grandmother popping in and out.

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IrishMoon
Jan 21, 2019

I love, love, love this series! So funny!

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Daily
Jan 17, 2019

While I finished reading it...….I didn't enjoy it at all!

JCLHilaryS Dec 27, 2018

Standard Evanovich fare with Stephanie & Lula makes for a quick, light-hearted read. The typical cast of characters is here, with a small appearance from Wulf (from the Lizzy & Diesel series) to bring in a hint of the paranormal. While it reads like all the others, there are a few standards tropes she doesn't employ this time around. If you've liked the others, you'll probably enjoy this one as well, but if you're looking for any kind of resolution or progress to Stephanie's life, forget it.

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USAF1969
Dec 14, 2018

I have enjoyed Janet Evanovich's "numbered' titles for a long time. However, I wont't be looking to read any more of the Stephanie Plum series. That is not to say I didn't laugh pretty hard at times with TWENTY-FIVE, because I did. I typically like good crime, thriller and adventure books. I liked the Stephanie Plum series because there was always a good story behind the title and a great sprinkling of characters with some great humor thrown in. However, with this latest book, it just got way too silly for me. So I will keep looking for Janet Evanovich's non-Plum books as always, but this is it Stephanie. Sorry, I enjoyed it while it lasted.

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