Plum Boxed Set 3 (Seven Up, Hard Eight, To the Nines - Stephanie Plum Series)

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Overview

This boxed set contains three hilarious Stephanie Plum novels from Janet Evanovich: Seven Up, Hard Eight and To the Nines.

 

Seven Up

 

All New Jersey bounty hunter Stephanie Plum has to do is bring in semi-retired bail jumper Eddie DeChooch. For an old man he's still got a knack for slipping out of sight?and raising hell. How else can Stephanie explain the bullet-riddled corpse in Eddie's garden? Who else would have a clue as to why ...

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Overview

This boxed set contains three hilarious Stephanie Plum novels from Janet Evanovich: Seven Up, Hard Eight and To the Nines.

 

Seven Up

 

All New Jersey bounty hunter Stephanie Plum has to do is bring in semi-retired bail jumper Eddie DeChooch. For an old man he's still got a knack for slipping out of sight—and raising hell. How else can Stephanie explain the bullet-riddled corpse in Eddie's garden? Who else would have a clue as to why two of Stephanie's friends suddenly vanished? For answers Stephanie has the devil to pay: her mentor, Ranger. The deal? He'll give Stephanie all the help she needs—if she gives him everything he wants . . .

 

Hard Eight

 

Fugitive Apprehension Agent Stephanie Plum has a big problem on her hands: Seven-year-old Annie Soder and her mother, Evelyn, have disappeared. Evelyn's estranged husband, Steven, a shady owner of a seedy bar, is not at all happy. Finding a kidnapped child is not an assignment for a bounty hunter. But Evelyn's grandmother lives next door to Stephanie's parents, so Stephanie follows the trail left by Annie and Evelyn-and finds a lot more than she bargained for.

To the Nines

 

Stephanie's cousin Vinnie (who's also her boss) has posted bail on Samuel Singh, an immigrant who becomes an illegal alien by violating his Visa and extending his stay in the United States. When the elusive Mr. Singh goes missing, Stephanie is on the case. But what she uncovers is far more sinister than anyone imagines and leads to a group of killers who give new meaning to the word "hunter." In a race against time that takes her from the Jersey Turnpike to the Vegas strip, Stephanie Plum is on the chase of her life.

Includes mass market paperback editions of Stephanie Plum novels #6-8: Hot Six, Seven Up, and Hard Eight.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312947453
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 6/28/2007
  • Series: Stephanie Plum Series
  • Sales rank: 98,859
  • Product dimensions: 4.37 (w) x 6.88 (h) x 3.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Janet  Evanovich

Bestselling author Janet Evanovich is the recipient of the Crime Writers Association's John Creasy Memorial, Last Laugh, and Silver Dagger awards, as well as the Left Coast Crime's Lefty award, and is the two-time recipient of the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association's Dilys award. She lives in New Hampshire, and is at work on her next Stephanie Plum adventure.

Biography

When plucky Stephanie Plum lost her job as a lingerie buyer, she had little other choice than to take a position working for her cousin Vinnie's bail-bonds office where she'd spend her days and nights hunting down fugitives, solving mysteries, and falling ass-backwards into adventure. Come to think of it, Ms. Plum has more than a little in common with her creator Janet Evanovich.

Much like the panty-pushing Plum, Evanovich once made her trade in erotica as a romance novelist for the trashy Bantam series "Loveswept." Tiring of the genre and finding herself increasingly fixated on crime, mystery, and the kind of adventures she came to love through comic books like Uncle Scrooge, she decided to ditch steamy stories in favor of off-the-wall humor and feats of daring. As Evanovich said on her website, "after twelve romance novels I ran out of sexual positions and decided to move into the mystery genre."

The resulting Stephanie Plum Mysteries reflect Evanovich's love for comics, toys, shoe-shopping, Cheez Doodles, and beer. Evanovich also created a memorable character that shares many of the author's distinctive traits, such as her self-effacing, dirty-minded wit. The Plum Mysteries, while often rambling and thin on plot, are never anything less than entertaining, hilarious, and refreshing in every way.

Stephanie Plum made her debut in 1994's One For the Money, in which she tracked down Joe Morelli, an ex-cop and murder suspect who'd also been guilty of taking Stephanie's virginity when she was 18. The novel's sly mix of sexiness and childlike playfulness made for a sort of young adult novel for adults.

Since then, the red-hot bounty hunter and a crew of misfits that includes retired hooker Lula, aging bail-jumper Eddie Decooch, and Plum's own hipster granny have romped their way "through the numbers," establishing Evanovich as one of the best and most inventive writers of "Strong Woman" mysteries and guaranteeing her a place on the New York Times bestseller list.

In 2004, Evanovich introduced a smart, savvy new series featuring Alexander "Barney" Barnaby, a sexy Baltimore car mechanic, NASCAR nut, and amateur sleuth with her own posse of delightful eccentrics. She's not Plum, but she's definitely a peach. Hey, what else would you expect from a Janet Evanovich heroine?

Good To Know

Evanovich's motorcycle-riding daughter Alex has created an online comic about her hamster called "Batster," which her mother proudly displays on her web site. With episodes like "Batster vs. Beerzilla," it's clear that wackiness runs in the Evanovich genes.

If you think the Stephanie Plum novels are zany, wait till you hear about what Evanovich was writing before she started getting published. As she explains on her web site, "The first story [I ever wrote] was about the pornographic adventures of a fairy who lived in a second rate fairy forest in Pennsylvania."

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    1. Also Known As:
      Steffie Hall
    2. Hometown:
      Hanover, New Hampshire
    1. Date of Birth:
      April 22, 1943
    2. Place of Birth:
      South River, New Jersey
    1. Education:
      B.A., Douglass College, 1965
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  • Posted July 10, 2011

    I Also Recommend:

    Excellent

    As a fan of Janet Evanovich I just had to get this set and I can only say I love it.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 28, 2014

    If you like humor with your mystery, this is the series for you.

    Stephanie Plum works for her cousin who has a bail bond company. Stephanie's job is to take people back to the police station when they skip their court dates. She becomes involved with some of the weirdest, craziest, most bizarre people in her job and in her family and friends. She works and lives in New Jersey, in and out of the Burg. She's always getting beat up, getting her car blown up, losing the person she's supposed to bring in, having problems with her crazy grandma, her assistant Lula, her sometimes boyfriend, and Ranger (mysterious, dangerous, sometimes bailbondsman, and Stephanie's lust interest).

    All the querky characters and situations make for a fun series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2013

    highly recommended

    I am currently reading the fifteenth book in this series and cannot wait to read the rest. Some if not many reviews have started to become negative but if the author started listening to these folks there would be no more Stephanie Plum as she exists in all of the series. These books are extremely entertaining, easy to read, and most are tears down your face funny and are mysteries to boot. I hope Evanovich never changes the characters or the story lines because these are what makes the books so great.

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  • Posted February 9, 2013

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    A Must Read

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich. I am reading the series for the 3rd time. These books will make you laugh so hard that you cry, your heart will smile at the few tender moments, and you will shake your head in disbelief. Janet Evanovich has written these books so well that you see yourself right there in the middle of all the action. A must read series!!

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  • Posted October 4, 2011

    A Must Read series.

    I love the numbers series, not all of it is realistic, no woman can eat like that without weighing what Lula does, but the characters in the series make me laugh, and entertain me, and I know that if I became a bounty hunter it would go something like Plums life does. I am the poster child for accidents, so I can relate to her. I hope Janet Evanovich keeps writing this series, I love it, some of the books are better than others, but they are all good, and a very worth while read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2010

    This was a great read...

    This was a great read not only for me and my husband, but the reason I have purchased the boxed sets is because they have been a gift to my mother who was asking what I had read recently that was interesting. I began my gift to her with the first three-book-boxed-set for Christmas. I then gifted her the next three-book-boxed-set for her birthday. Then the 'Plum Boxed Set 3 (Seven Up, Hard Eight, To the Nines- Stephanie Plum Series) I think it was around her birthday that she told me she was missing the March Madness basketball games because she "couldn't put the books down!" She is an avid basketball fan as well as an avid reader!! This author was suggested to me by a store clerk while I was waiting for the next Sue Grafton book. Great Suggestion!!

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  • Posted February 20, 2010

    Great Series

    I can see these as a great TV series. Great characters. I see The Rock playing Ranger.

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  • Posted October 26, 2009

    Hysterical

    Oh my gosh... Evanovich IS Bounty Hunter, Stephanie Plum and takes the reader there too. I have read every one of the Plum series and the scenarios are hysterical. Grandma Mazur is an additional kick in the pants. Each character has their own personality. You don't have to buy all the books to enjoy the read, but the read entices you to buy all the books. I'm waiting for the next one!

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  • Posted October 26, 2009

    Stephanie Plum Series

    Just as excellent as the ealier books in series. Funny, with a bit of mystery.

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  • Posted October 17, 2009

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    Hilarious!

    I love these books...Stephanie Plum and Lula...absolute riot, wonderfully and happily silly, real NJ flavor (being a Jersey girl, I appreciate this!). All the nuances of hair, shoe shopping, eating pizza...what more can a girl ask for! I read these books kind of in a backwards way, but it doesn't matter. Thank you for making me laugh!

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  • Posted May 30, 2009

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    Awesome

    This series is truelly amazing.

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  • Posted April 13, 2009

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    Funny... Holds your attention

    The Stephanie Plum series is light hearted and funny. As long as you don't take her seriously. Book eight is the best of the series - laugh out loud through out the book. It allows Ranger to grow and evolve, makingh him more interesting.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2009

    Best Author Hands Down

    I have read all of the Stephanie Plum Series and they are by far the funniest books I have ever read. They have mystery, humor, romance, and suspense. In fact I am reading the entire series again. Just before a new Stephanie Plum book is released, I reread the series because there is alwayssomething youeither forgot or just missed. I highly recommed this series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2009

    Light-Hearted Reading

    Janet Evanovich's "Stephanie Plum Series" continues to amuse me! The books are fast-reading, suspenseful, and funny.

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  • Posted March 16, 2009

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    Janet Evanovich

    All of Janet's books are so entertaining. She write very descriptive so you can picture the characters in your mind. And she makes you laugh, not just chuckle but laugh from deep inside yourself that everyone needs to do daily. My husband always knows when I am reading one of Janet's books because I am usually laughing loud enough to be heard in the rest of the house. Janet's books are ones that I read for the pure joy of being entertain while reading. I always feel better and ligher after reading any of her books.

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  • Posted February 19, 2009

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    READ ALL ABOUT STEPHANIE

    For the mystery reader that likes something with a little heat and a lot of Who Done It, Janet Evanovich has captured the right mix. Between laughing at some of Stephanie's situations and wondering what was coming next, I couldn't put the books down. Stephanie works for her cousin doing bond enforcement for people that fail to show for a court date. She's either finding bodies or getting her car blown up and she can't stay out of trouble. Her on again off again boyfriend is police officer Joe Morelli, a real hunk, and he can't stop worrying about her. She has a pretty steamy relationship with Joe but there's another man in the shadows. He's HOT and ready if Stephanie gives the word. I've read the Stephanie Plum series and I want more.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2009

    Great!

    Easy to read & love the characters.

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