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Four to Score (Stephanie Plum Series #4)

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5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

Very entertaining

Stephanie Plum - can we all relate to her at times or what? I laugh out loud at Lula and Stephanie - and in another 20 years, its my goal to be just like Grandma Mazur 'just kidding, of course'....I'm reading the books in order and the books just get more entertaining ...
Stephanie Plum - can we all relate to her at times or what? I laugh out loud at Lula and Stephanie - and in another 20 years, its my goal to be just like Grandma Mazur 'just kidding, of course'....I'm reading the books in order and the books just get more entertaining as I read them. Stephanie may not be 'wonder woman', but she always does manage to 'get her man'.....and at the end of the day, there's just nothing like the Evanovich sense of humor.

posted by Anonymous on September 14, 2008

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7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

Stephanie Plum is starting to show her age!

Stephanie Plum, New Jersey's colourful bounty hunter extraordinaire, is on the trail of Maxine Nowicki. But this time she's double-dipping. She's got her sights set on the usual payoff from her bond bailsman boss, Vinny, who wants Maxine corralled as an FTA on a car the...
Stephanie Plum, New Jersey's colourful bounty hunter extraordinaire, is on the trail of Maxine Nowicki. But this time she's double-dipping. She's got her sights set on the usual payoff from her bond bailsman boss, Vinny, who wants Maxine corralled as an FTA on a car theft charge. But Stephanie's also been promised a $1000 under-the-counter payoff from Maxine's ex-boyfriend, Eddie Kuntz who says he wants to retrieve some potentially embarrassing love letters that might damage his macho reputation "with the chicks". The case ratchets up to new heights of raucous, raunchy comedy when Stephanie teams up with Sally Sweet, a hairy seven foot tall cross-dressing rock singer who's shacked up with a very jealous, very gay, very male Marilyn Monroe look-alike.

Four musketeers out on the prowl - Stephanie, Sally Sweet, Lula, the 200 pound black reformed prostitute with a heart of gold and a mouth of pure dirt plus Grandma Mazur - definitely make for some laugh out loud moments. But, for my money, this entry in the Stephanie Plum series didn't quite tickle my funny bone in the same way as the previous three novels. Evanovich's usual clever comedy and wit started to fall by the wayside and were increasingly replaced by Vaudevillian physical comedy and enormous helpings of vulgar trash talk designed to entertain by shock value.

While there was some definite warm-hearted and enjoyable movement forward in Stephanie's relationship with long-standing love interest, cop Joe Morelli (not to mention some pretty hot action in the boudoir, the kitchen, the hall and the shower among other locations), the formulaic approach to the plot line in her stories is also beginning to wear thin after only four novels. Stephanie's apparently harmless chases after low level FTAs that look like they're going to be easy-picking low hanging fruit always seem to coincidentally cross paths and mesh with Morelli's much more complex cases. This time around is no different. Morelli's hooked up with the Feds chasing counterfeiters and money launderers and it isn't long before Stephanie finds herself involved in Morelli's case and up to her neck in mayhem, murder and mutilation.

That kind of coincidence might work once or twice but to repeat it over and over again verges on silliness. Even for a series like Stephanie Plum that is clearly pure parody, it wears thin.

For new readers, "Four to Score" probably is worthy of four stars as a stand-alone entertaining comedic parody of the typical PI novels and more serious mysteries out there. But for continuing fans, "Four to Score" is getting tired and has probably dropped to a somewhat lower three star rating. I'll still read "High Five", the next in the series, but if it's a repeat performance of "Four to Score" that will put paid to Stephanie Plum for me.

Recommended.

Paul Weiss

posted by The_Iceman on February 7, 2009

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 20, 2013

    The story lines in this series are pretty good but I wasn't expe

    The story lines in this series are pretty good but I wasn't expecting so much explicit sexual content, which is really not necessary.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 28, 2013

    Fornulaic

    These books are entirely formulaic, with moments that are amusing and many more that are meant to be amusing but miss the mark. I continue to be amazed that the author presents messy,silly, not more than barely average in looks Stephanie Plum as a sexual magnet for two smoking hot guys. I really can't suspend reality that far, and neither should you. A completely ordinary woman may luck into one hot guy through force of personality or some endearing quirk (and no, getting vehicles blown up is not endearing in any man's book), but two at the same time? No. Just no.

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