Takedown Twenty

Takedown Twenty

Large Print - 2013
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New Jersey bounty hunter Stephanie Plum knows better than to mess with family. But when powerful mobster Salvatore "Uncle Sunny" Sunucchi goes on the lam in Trenton, it's up to Stephanie to find him. Uncle Sunny is charged with murder for running over a guy (twice), and nobody wants to turn him in--not his poker buddies, not his bimbo girlfriend, not his two right-hand men, Shorty and Moe. Even Trenton's hottest cop, Joe Morelli, has skin in the game, because "just Stephanie's luck" the godfather is his actual godfather. And while Morelli understands that the law is the law, his old-world grandmother, Bella, is doing everything she can to throw Stephanie off the trail.
Publisher: New York : Random House Large Print, c2013.
Edition: Large print ed.
ISBN: 9780385363174
Characteristics: 337 pages ;,24 cm.
Alternative Title: Takedown 20


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Jan 20, 2019

Good, but not the best of the series
Stephanie is trying to bring in an aging mob-boss who is Morelli's godfather
Everyone loves Uncle Sunny so nobody wants to help…not his goons, not Morelli, not Morelli's family, not anyone in the burg. But that's not unusual. Dead old ladies showing up in dumpsters and a giraffe running through the burg are unusual.
The plot was okay, although I didn't find the end motive particularly great, nor the resolution. And the constant focus on the giraffe was just plain odd.
I received no compensation, not even a free copy, in exchange for this review. I am not personal friends with the author, nor do I follow her on social media.

Dec 28, 2018

It's been awhile since I read any of the Stephanie Plum mysteries, and I loved this one.

Grandma Mazur is one of my favorite characters, and she features prominently in this book.

Quick read. Fun escape.

GillyGal Oct 21, 2017

Grandma Moser is up to her usual mischief and Lula is having fun chasing a giraffe! There is just the right amount of Morelli and Rancher to keep Stephanie occupied. I love laughing while I read a book. Thumbs up again!

Jul 25, 2016

What can you possibly add to being thrown off a NJ bridge, a geriatric serial killer, and a giraffe?

Jul 17, 2014

Excellent book and a quick easy read. She makes to you laugh and wonder how she also escapes

Jul 12, 2014

Her books always make me laugh. she has more than nine lives when she escapes from one problem after another. An escaped giraffee added humor to the story too.

ehbooklover Mar 16, 2014

Sometimes, nothing is better than a “fluff read”. That said, it still needs to be interesting “fluff”. In all honesty, I’m not sure how many more Stephanie Plum books I will read. At some point, there needs to be a wee bit of character development. What used to be laugh out loud funny is now just predictable and boring. Plus I guessed who the murderer was near the beginning of the book. I hate that.

libbyo4 Mar 15, 2014

I have come to the conclusion that you can not read the Plum books all in one sequence because they all start sounding a like. However, with that being said, since I have not read a Plum book in a while, I found this book very funny. There is something marvelous about each character and I will definitely read another Plum book!

Feb 27, 2014

Just OK. They have stopped being hilarious and are more formulaic.

Feb 10, 2014

Silly as usual and Kevin was a hoot!

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