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Stephanie Plum --- New Jersey's accident-prone version of a Canadian Mountie --- is back on the case. Mo Bedemier, Trenton's most popular citizen, is a court appearance no-show after he is arrested for carrying a concealed weapon. Affectionately known as Uncle Mo to his friends and the neighborhood kids, he may be in big trouble as Stephanie discovers his clandestine life as an anti-drug vigilante. Nobody in Trenton wants to see him put behind bars, and Stephanie is on the verge of being voted Trenton's most unpopular bounty hunter.
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As the search narrows, Stephanie suddenly notes that a lot of known drug dealers have left town, gone into hiding or are ending up dead --- and she winds up unconscious next to the body of one of them. With a full house of threatening, ominous characters and Stephanie's growing gang of misfit helpers, including her old nemesis, Joe Morelli, THREE TO GET DEADLY may be the funniest of the first three detective hits.

The whole gang is back, Lulu, Grandma Mazur, Ranger, Stephanie's long-suffering father and doting mother, the odious 1953 Buick --- and Trenton cop, Joe Morelli. He's Stephanie's first perp.
The review of this Book prepared by Lindsay Fellows

In this third book of the Stephanie Plum series, an old candy store owner is on the loose, and bounty hunter Stephanie Plum is on the case. As the body count continues rising, Stephanie finds herself dealing with dead drug dealers and slippery fugitives on the chase of her life. With the help of eccentric friends and family, Steph must see to it that this case doesn't end up as her last one ever.
The review of this Book prepared by Boppy

Stephanie Plum, average to mediocre bounty hunter, is on the trail of the Burg's favorite ice-cream salesman, Uncle Mo. A beloved member of the Trenton, NJ community, Much to the chagrin of her mother (and most of Trenton), Stephanie is assigned by her cousin Vinnie to apprehend Mo and "remind" him of his scheduled court appearance. But, as usual, Stephanie digs up more than she bargained for!
The review of this Book prepared by Jamie Bryant

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Plot & Themes

Tone of story    -   very upbeat How difficult to spot villain?    -   Moderately Challenging Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   90% Murder of certain profession?    -   criminals Kind of investigator    -   amateur citizen investigator Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   bounty hunter Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American Unusual characteristics:    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast    -   Mid-Atlantic states City?    -   Yes City:    -   Dirty, dangerous (like New York)

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes

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