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Twisted Twenty-Six

de Janet Evanovich

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Séries: Stephanie Plum (26)

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Grandma Mazur, Stephanie Plum's favorite family member and occassional partner in crime, has decided to get married again--this time to a local gangster named Jimmy Rosolli. If Stephanie has her doubts about this marriage, she doesn't have to worry for long, because the groom drops dead of a heart attack forty-five minutes after saying, "I do." A sad day for Grandma Muazir turns into something far more dangerous when Jimmy's former "business partners" are convinced that his new widow is keeping the keys to a financial windfall all to herself. But the one thing these guys didn't count on was the widow's bounty-hunter granddaughter, who'll do anything to save her.… (mais)
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Ahhh...Stephanie Plum. My heart will always have a special soft spot just for her. After finishing # 26, I feel the end is near. The story and writing are fine, it’s just the same. Absolutely nothing new happened, but we did regress back to blown up cars and Stephanie always finding the dead guy. There were many times Stephanie expressed her dissatisfaction with her life. This alone isn’t new, but something about it felt different. I think it would be great if Ms Evanovich could take the characters a new direction, as I feel they’ve all gone about as far as they can without some major changes.
On a side note, I don’t think we have ever heard Mr Plum speak as much as he does here. It’s good to know he can do more than just grunt! ( )
  purple_pisces22 | Mar 14, 2021 |
This originally appeared at The Irresponsible Reader.
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“You still want to chase after this guy?”

“You bet your ass. Just because he made fools out of us three times, don’t mean one of these times we won’t luck out. Notice he called us losers and not quitters. That’s on account of we never quit. In my mind, that’s the difference between being a loser-and a winner. A winner is willing to look like a idiot for as long as it takes to get the job done. I figure you stick with i it long enough ~ and you win. Unless you die or come down with some disease like shingles or cancer of the rectum. If I ever got cancer of the rectum, I’d go to the best rectumologist out there. Like I'd get a celebrity rectumologist. I wouldn’t mess around with some local yokel.”

“All good to know,” I said.

I don't even need to provide dialogue tags to that, do I? If you've read a single Stephanie Plum novel, you know who's saying what there.

WHAT'S TWISTED TWENTY-SIX ABOUT?
When we last left Stephanie*, her Grandma Mazur had left for a getaway with her new love, who just happens to be a semi-retired mobster. We pick up a week or so later, Grandma Mazur and Jimmy Rosolli had been married, and then forty-five minutes later, Rosolli died (of natural causes, I feel compelled to add). Still, even a 45-minute marriage makes Grandma a widow, but more importantly, a widow of some status in the neighborhood.

* Yeah, I know, right? I'll talk about that in a minute.

We don't know a lot about Jimmy's criminal life, but among his group, he had a particular importance. He was "Keeper of the Keys." Now, no one—not Grandma, not the cops, not almost anyone that Stephanie can talk to about Jimmy knows what that means. The few that do know, aren't talking to anyone about them (also, they don't believe Stephanie or Grandma when they say they don't know where the keys are).

So Jimmy's partners are looking for the keys, their rivals are looking for the keys. And everyone thinks Grandma Mazur either has them or can get them (she is the beneficiary of his will, after all). And none of these men are willing to take any means necessary to get her to talk. Stephanie, Ranger and Morelli team up to keep Grandma Mazur and the Plums safe.

All the while, Stephanie and Lulu are on the hunt for people who missed their court dates for the Bail Service, Stephanie is dealing with a destroyed car, Stephanie is fending off advances from Ranger—and not doing fending off much from Morelli, you know, typical stuff.

A MOMENT OF CHRONOLOGICAL ACCURACY
At one point, Stephanie is lamenting to Lulu about how her life isn't working out the way she wants and states her age—a larger number than Lulu is ready for (okay, I wasn't ready for that amount of candor, either—but the math works), and a sign that maybe Evanovich is going to start aging her in real time. It's not long before Stephanie blows off that moment of honesty as a joke and we're elft wit an indeterminate age again.

Still, for a couple of poages, it looked liek Evanovich might have been making a big step.

OLD DOG, NEW TRICK?
From the start of this series, there's been a little carry-over from one book to the next—Stephanie's sister's marriage and kids, glacially slow advancement of her relationships with Ranger and Morelli, and so on. But largely, these are stand-alone books and can be read in any order.

Until now (obviously).

The end of Look Alive Twenty-Five leads into this book. The ending of this book propels the reader into Fortune and Glory (aka Tantalizing Twenty-Seven). This is new. This is a positive movement, there's something to sink our teeth into. Not much, maybe, but it's something.

I'm not sure why Evanovich has changed her approach. I'm not sure I care, either. I'm just happy to see that it has happened, and wonder where she's going with all of this.

SO, WHAT DID I THINK ABOUT TWISTED TWENTY-SIX?

"I don’t want to do this job anymore. I’m not good at it. I don’t like it. I don’t like being in the bad neighborhoods looking for the bad people.”

“What would you rather do?”

“I don’t know,” I said.

“Do you have a direction?”

“No.”

“Babe.”

“Yeah, I’m a mess.”

“You aren’t a mess,” he said. “You’re just a little burned out.”

“It’s more than that. I’m stagnant. There’s no growth in my life.”

“That’s okay as long as you like what you’re doing. Not everyone needs to keep moving up the ladder.”

I have to read a State of the Series in these words (see also: the quotation at the top). I doubt that Evanovich set out to do that, but "mess," "stagnant," and directionless are words I'd use to descrdibe this series lately. But like Stephanie's (no doubt) futile efforts at self-improvement, over the last couple of books I'm seeing signs that Evanovich might be trying to add some direction and clarity to the series

I do not think it'll ever reach the comedic heights it once hit. Nor do I think that Evanovich is going to suddenly become the new Grafton (not that I'd complain), but it seems like she's taking the storytelling component of this seriously again. I could be 2-3 books away from again wondering why I'm sticking with these series. But until I get to that point, I'm going to enjoy the ride.

As for this book? It was fun—I admit to laughing out loud on a few occasions. I liked the story (I'm not convinced the bad guy was set-up correctly before the reveal, but...I'm not going to argue about it). The action was decent. I didn't roll my eyes at the destruction of the car, and best yet, I think this is one of the best uses of Stephanie's parents in ages (if not ever).

This might actually be a decent jumping-on point (Look Alive Twenty-Five would be marginally better) for this long-running series. This is definitely one to use to come back to the series after a time away. Or if you're just plugging away with a new annual entry, you'll be satisfied. Give this series a shot, it'll be worth it. ( )
  hcnewton | Jan 5, 2021 |
Stephanie Plum novels can always be counted on to be quick, light, and funny, with the mystery taking a back seat to the oddball collection of bail-jumpers Stephanie and Lula have to take down, enlivened by vivid descriptions of Lula's fashion choices.

This has all of those elements. In addition, Stephanie and Grandma are on the hunt for a mysterious set of keys formerly owned by Grandma's husband of 45 minutes, who inconsiderately dropped dead shortly after the ceremony.

That's the basis of the plot, and it wraps up with an obvious lead-in to a direct sequel. ( )
  LyndaInOregon | Dec 25, 2020 |
What is there not to like about Stephanie Plum and her adventures. She's not the best Bail Bondsman in the world, but she and her sidekick Lulu get the job done, sometimes with help from Joe Morelli and Ranger. In this adventure, her grandma's husband of 45 min before he dies, was deep in the mob. The mob assumes Grandma has the keys to their fortune and they will get it! The husband's jealous sisters want a part too, ex wives want a part. There's bingo to go to and funeral viewings which are a social must for grandma. Funny, funny! ( )
  cjyap1 | Dec 20, 2020 |
Hilarious! IMO much better than the last book. Love triangle continues? ... babe. ( )
  xKayx | Dec 14, 2020 |
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Grandma Mazur, Stephanie Plum's favorite family member and occassional partner in crime, has decided to get married again--this time to a local gangster named Jimmy Rosolli. If Stephanie has her doubts about this marriage, she doesn't have to worry for long, because the groom drops dead of a heart attack forty-five minutes after saying, "I do." A sad day for Grandma Muazir turns into something far more dangerous when Jimmy's former "business partners" are convinced that his new widow is keeping the keys to a financial windfall all to herself. But the one thing these guys didn't count on was the widow's bounty-hunter granddaughter, who'll do anything to save her.

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