Look Alive Twenty-Five (Stephanie Plum, #25) by Janet Evanovich

Look Alive Twenty-Five (Stephanie Plum, #25)

Stephanie Plum faces the toughest puzzle of her career in the twenty-fifth entry in Janet Evanovich's #1 New York Times bestselling series.There's nothing like a good deli and the Red River Deli in Trenton is one of the best. World famous for its pastrami, cole slaw and for its disappearing managers. Over the last month, three have vanished from the face of the earth, the only clue in each case is one shoe that's been left behind. The police are ...

Details Look Alive Twenty-Five (Stephanie Plum, #25)

TitleLook Alive Twenty-Five (Stephanie Plum, #25)
Release DateNov 13th, 2018
PublisherPutnam Pub Group
GenreMystery, Fiction, Humor

Reviews Look Alive Twenty-Five (Stephanie Plum, #25)

  • Jilly
    Why do I keep reading this series? It jumped the shark so long ago that the shark has died - just like this series. And yet, I keep reading them. Library or free versions only. I'm stupid, but not THAT stupid.It's not like I can't quit things. I'll quit the crap out of things that bore me or make me uncomfortable in any way. I have quit diets so many times that you would have to call me a professional yo-yo dieter. Like one of those freaks that g...
  • Cyndi
    Ok. Let me start out first by saying that I am a fan of these novels. Granted, the series started to slip when it tried to focus too much on the romance, but now we’ve decided to pretty much let that go. Steph is sleeping with the cop and Ranger slips in when he can find an opening. I’m not gonna hate on the girl ‘cause this is the fictional world and there are plenty of hot guys to go around. What I really love about these books are the s...
  • M.E.
    Unfortunately, the continued deterioration of quality of this series has caused me to bail on the whole thing.And I am so mad about it. I invested 23 books worth of reading time but, man, Hardcore Twenty-Four was just *so* bad that I find I no longer have the wherewithal to continue following Stephanie Plum on her wacky adventures. Additionally, Hardcore Twenty-Four made it clear to me that Ms. Evanovich no longer cares about Stephanie Plum beyon...
  • Cheri
    I will give all of the books from this series 5 stars because I love it! It's crazy, stranger than ever and makes me laugh :)
  • Anita
    It is so hard to review a book by an author when you have read and just love everything they write. "Look Alive Twenty-Five", for the most part, is a funky, fun mystery that follows the Stephanie Plum Series formula and it delivers in a lot of ways. It also misses in some ways too. The funky Lula is always a wacky diversion and she is just wonderful as the under appreciated Sandwich Diva who gives her customers what she creates for them, not nece...
  • Skip
    Vinnie and the Hammer repossess the Red River Deli in Trenton, but the managers keep disappearing, leaving on a single sneaker behind. Stephanie Plum and her sidekick Lula are having a bad string of luck in apprehending folks who have skipped out on their bonds so Vinnie makes them work at the Deli. The two kitchen workers are funny, but both Ranger and Morelli are worried about Stephanie disappearing. And Wulf keeps popping in with interest in o...
  • Mayda
    Stephanie is the temporary manager of a deli and Lula is the expert sandwich maker. But the managers have a way a disappearing from this deli, and maybe Steph is next! Morelli and Ranger are taking turns protecting Stephanie, but from what or whom, they’re not sure. The characters are at their best in this humous adventure. To me, this series always delivers. It’s the hot fudge sundae of my book life: I know what I’m getting, it never stray...
  • Lana *Lifeinwordsandlyricscom*
    Didn't think I'd say it but I am starting to get tired of Stephanie. Maybe this time off I had before this book came out gave me some perspective or maybe 25 books of juggling the same two men got even me bored. I don't know. I still stand by #TeamRanger but at this point I'd be happy if she picks one and sticks with that choice. Knowing it's probably never gonna happen I expect the series to go on until it's year 2058, Ranger is a space cowboy, ...
  • Vicki Willis
    This one was not a favorite of the series. I enjoyed it and will read the next, but this one was more focused on the mystery/crime and not so much on Stephanie's antics. There were definitely central things missing in the usual formulaic story - think Grandma, viewings, family dinners and things blowing up. I am also not a fan of Wulf ( or Diesal for that matter). This one had Ranger and Morelli, but her inaction has led to it feeling like she ha...
  • Tiffany PSquared
    Was it because I listened to this on audio instead of physically reading it that this one didn't zing me as much as other books in this series? Or maybe it was the addition of Wolf, who is annoying to me for reasons I can't fully explain.I have been looking forward to this book since Hardcore Twenty-Four, and, if I'm being honest, I was underwhelmed. The book started off well enough -- favorite characters in their true forms doing wackadoodle thi...
  • Roman Clodia
    A demented Scooby Doo-alike plot but this is just so much fun! Lula and Steph are running a diner where the managers all disappear while taking out the rubbish, leaving a single shoe behind... and the scrumptious Ranger has a full role to play (though, sadly, a fully dressed one - apart from a tantalising few inches of perfect abs 😍) And don't even get me started on Lula and the chilli dog penis...! Brilliantly bonkers, the perfect cold weathe...
  • Dallass
    After being disappointed with the last book (Hardcore 24), I was hesitant to read this, but boy did I have fun 🥳Stephanie Plum is now the unwilling manager at the Red River Deli, working alongside Lula - a disaster waiting to happen - and being shadowed by Rangeman, as she tries to discover who has been kidnapping the previous managers of the Deli before she becomes the next victim.This time round we have more Ranger - yah! 🥰 - and even a v...
  • Betsy
    I snickered and laughed through this new installment of nonsense really enjoying it. Complete silliness ! Keep ‘em coming Janet
  • Dianne
    Guilty pleasure! It was fun, quick, laugh out loud funny. I still enjoy Stephanie, Lula, Ranger, and Morelli and look forward to a new wacky adventure with them every year.
  • Terri Wino
    2-1/2 rounded up to 3.Let me begin by saying that I really don't mind the same formula that the books in this series follow. I know when I pick one up I'm going to get Stephanie going back and forth between Morelli and Ranger, Lula and her crazy wardrobe, kooky grandma, etc. These books are fluff reads for me in between the darker, more violent thrillers I also read.Having said that, this entry into the series just felt so scattered. There's a lo...
  • Jen
    There were a few new turns in this book to the normalcy that is Stephanie Plum - however even with that being said it all went as expected.I'm in too deep to stop reading these books so even though this was novel that erred on the forgettable side in the series, there were some sweet moments and one liners that made me laugh out loud or smile stupidly to myself.I'm thinking "Quick Sticks Twenty Six" for next November?
  • Sandy
    Another great book. Absolutely love Stephanie Plum
  • Miki Jacobs
    I look forward to my annual Stephanie fix. This one is no different, though saying that no cars were blown up. We have the usual crew, Stephanie, Lula, Joe, Ranger, Connie and Vinnie. Vinnie has acquired a deli which was collateral for a bond which has skipped. He tells Stephanie she is the new manager...… when her and Lula arrive, they are told that the previous managers have disappeared when they took the rubbish out, leaving only a shoe. Ste...
  • Abbey
    Once again in the land of literary cotton candy, I am still so amused by Stephanie Plum's adventures, but in a new twist, this one ends with a cliffhanger, so we had better not have too long of a wait until the next one...I will say, this one seemed less...frivolous? than other novels in the series. There wasn't nearly as much of SP's family (including Grandma--sad times), but I don't believe SP actually destroyed a car in this one. Does that cou...
  • Judith A. Bacon
    Great addition to the Stephanie Plum series. Seems like it is always over too soon and then have to wait for the next installment. Hope it comes soon!!Another great installment in Stephanie Plum series. Always over too soon, can't wait for the next one!! This one was better than some.
  • Jenn
    Some funny moments. Diesel. Ranger and morelli ..stephanie is stacking them up.
  • ✴ Cindy ✴
    🏆 🏆 🏆 🏆I’m a die-hard fan. Like crazy obsessed with this series. I came to the party late, though, and read the first 20 books in about a month. Then it was wait… wait… wait… for a whole year… for one book at a time. Just that little bit of goodness kept me going for the next year. That sucked, but I did what any other strong woman of this era would do. I started gorging on fan fiction. There are lots of good stories there. ...
  • Darcy
    I really should probably stop reading this series. The last books have been over the top for me, with me rolling my eyes so much while reading. This one wasn't quite over the top as the last few have been. But we still have the triangle between Stephanie, Morelli and Ranger. I really want her to pick one guy. I have to admit that the way that the 2 men pass Stephanie back and forth (platonically) drives me nuts. When trouble comes it's like they ...
  • John Bastin
    I've read all of the Stephanie Plum books from Janet Evanovich, they're usually interesting and amusing. This one just doesn't measure up to her previous work, the story is not too plausible and the jokes are few and far between. Stephanie has three failure-t0-appear cases that go through the entire book with failures to apprehend them for one reason or another, and then they are all three easily handled in the last two or three chapters. The sto...
  • Erinw
    If you are reading reviews for book #25 in this series, I am assuming that you have already read at least some of the earlier books. So why should you read #25? Evanovich provides us with all the usual action: Lula is crazy and wears slutty outfits, Stephanie manages to solve the mystery through sheer persistence despite being a lousy bounty hunter, something catches on fire but of course it isn’t Stephanie’s fault, cars get stolen, and so on...
  • Yolanda Sfetsos
    I know I say it every year, but reading the latest Plum book is like catching up with old friends. It's an annual event that I look forward to. And when other books let me down, I know I can count on this series to put a smile on my face. 😊Most days, Stephanie has enough trouble dealing with one job but now her cousin Vinnie has decided to make her the manager of the Red River Deli. She has no idea how to run a deli, but that's not even her bi...
  • Angela
    Another entertaining Plum tale. You can't take this series too seriously or you might get upset with the fact that each book basically follows the same path. Stephanie bungles her way through life, she spends time with two hot men who love her and each "relationship" is very different, she meets some zany characters, juvenile humor is a staple and Lula eats and exposes herself way too much. The mysteries are ridiculous but entertaining. It's almo...
  • John Walker
    She's Still Alive at 25. Yep the twenty-fifth book of the wonderfully wacky Stephanie Plum and her mad cap crew are back in acton against...aliens? Well maybe. People seem to be dropping out of sight in Trenton and her boss Vinnie wants her to find out what's going on at the Red River Deli, no river here. Seems that the managers are disappearing with only a shoe left behind. so she and Lulu go undercover as the manager and her assistant.Of course...