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Seven Up

by Janet Evanovich

St. Martins Press | June 8, 2001 | Hardcover

Seven Up is rated 4.3333 out of 5 by 6.

Semiretired mob guy Eddie DeCooch is caught trafficking contraband cigarettes through Trenton, New Jersey. When DeCooch fails to show for a court appearance, bond enforcement agent Stephanie Plum is assigned the task of finding him and dragging his decrepit ass back to jail. Not such an easy job, it turns out, since DeCooch has learned a lot of tricks over the years and isn't afraid to use his gun. He's already shot Loretta Ricci, an innocent old lady, and left her for worm food in his shed. He wouldn't mind shooting Stephanie next.

Likeable losers (and Steph's former high school classmates) Walter "MoonMan" Dunphy and Dougie "The Dealer" Kruper have inadvertently become involved with DeCooch. They've gotten sucked into an operation that is much more than simple cigarette smuggling and holds risks far greater than anyone could have imagined.

When Dougie disappears, Steph goes into search mode. When Mooner disappears, she calls in the heavy artillery and asks master bounty hunter Ranger for help. Ranger's price for the job? One night with Stephanie, dusk to dawn. Not information she's want to share with her sometime live-in roommate, vice cop Joe Morelli,

A typical dilemma in the world of Plum.

And on the homefront, Stephanie's "perfect" sister, Valerie, has decided to move back to Trenton, bringing her two kids from hell with her. Grandma Mazur is asking questions about being a lesbian, and Bob, the bulimic dog, is eating everything in sight--including the furniture.

Mud wrestling, motorcycles, fast cars, fast food, and fast men. It's Seven Up. Absolutely Janet Evanovich at her very best.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 309 pages, 9.5 × 6.5 × 1.07 in

Published: June 8, 2001

Publisher: St. Martins Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0312265840

ISBN - 13: 9780312265847

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun fun fun! Stephanie Plum is back, trying to find the retired Eddie DeChooch. Thinking he'll be an easy catch because he's so old, Plum goes after him with her friend Lula, an ex-prostitute, only to have him slide out a window and escape. Not to be outdone by a senior, Stephanie tries again, and again, and again. Her car suffers another not-so-surprising destruction in the process. Meanwhile, her mother and grandmother are starting to plan Stephanie's wedding to Morelli without her and Stephanie isn't even sure if she is ready to marry anyways. Stephanie's sister also comes back to New Jersey from California, her husband having left her, and decides that maybe she needs to try to be a lesbian. As always, these novels are pure entertainment. There are laugh out loud moments in this book that had me chuckling as I was reading through it, a rare feat for a novel. This was a quick, fluff read and exactly what I needed between some of the heavier books I have been reading. I can't wait to read the next one!
Date published: 2011-08-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Another good one in the series This book was another great one by Evanovich. In this novel we get to see the idea of what it would really be like for Stephanie and Morelli to live together and share the responsibility of Bob. We also get to see Vinnie in action as an actual Bounty Hunter which was pretty cool. We also get to see Ranger's intentions. Oh ya.... lol. This was another great book by Evanovich and she knows how to keep her characters real and their lives complicated. I recommend this series.
Date published: 2011-07-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from funny and fun Stephanie has to bring in Eddie DeChooch, a senior citizen who was caught smuggling cigarettes. How hard can it be to bring in a old man? Stephanie takes Lulu, an oversize ex-prostitute with her and Eddie escapes out the bathroom window. Eddie escapes time and time again. Eddie also has no trouble in shooting his gun. However, he does have trouble in seeing. After finding a dead body in Eddie's shed, the police also are trying to find Eddie. Stephanie's family is now planning her wedding after Stephanie shoots off her mouth and says August would be a good time to get married. Next thing you know they have her in a bridal salon and booking the hall. Whoa!!! Is this going too fast when Stephanie and Morelli aren't really that sure yet? Mooner comes to Stephanie for help as Dougie the dealer is missing. Was he also involved with the cigarette smuggling? When Mooner and then Grandma also go missing, it is just too much and Stephanie ramps it up and calls on Ranger for help. But Ranger wants compensation for his help. This is another winner in the series. There were some very good LOL moments. Eight here I come :)
Date published: 2011-06-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from More Ranger Please Boy, do I ever love this series. So far, out of the 7 that I have read, there has only been one that I wasn't all in love with. Thats a pretty good track record. In Seven Up, Stephanie is searching for a senior citizen with depression, who likes to shoot at people. He is the sometimes boyfriend of Grandma Mazur, but seeing as he can't get it up, she doesn't want to much to do with him. Ah, I love that Grandma Mazur. There has been a lot of marriage talk between Joe & Stephanie, but it's always during sex, so Stephanie isn't taking the talk too seriously. Stephanie's mother is pushing for a wedding, and even has Stephanie trying on wedding gowns. However, Joe hates that Stephanie is a bounty Hunter, and he tells her to pick him, or her job. She says that she wont marry someone who gives her ultimatums. He storms out, and their relationship is off again. Ranger is still around. Yummy man that he is. He wants to bang Stephanie and he doesn't care if she isn't 100% free. Stephanie asks for his help to bring in the current big skip, and he tells her that he will help her, but she has to spend the night with him as payment. Ohhh, lucky girl. The end of the book is a cliff hanger. He shows up at her place in the middle of the night. Here is what teased me on the last page > Gosh! I can't wait to read the next book. They better have had sex. I have been waiting since book one for the two of them to knock boots. So many things had me laughing out loud (as usual when I read this series) Bob the dog is still around, and Stephanie has him do his business on Joyce's lawn. Stephanies sister decide that since her husband left her for their 18 year old babysitter, that it would be a good time to become a lesbian. She also invites her first female date to the house, and of course, that sends Stephanies mother into a frenzy. Lula and Stephanie get into a mud wrestling match, and after one wrestlers g-sting gets pulled off, Stephanies sister says, > Surprisingly, Stephanie does not kill any vehicles in this book, but she does find one dead body. Her apartment is still getting broken into on a regular basis, and it's starting to get old. The cliff hanger ending isn't all that annoying this time. I guess it's because the book was so enjoyable, that I can't let the ending bother me. The fact that Ranger is in her bedroom at all is good enough for me. For now.
Date published: 2008-06-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Hilarious These Stephanie Plum novels just keep getting better and better. I havent read them all but everytime I pick one up I already know that I'm going to enjoy it. Number 7 is very funny, its amazing how Evanovich keeps coming up with those zany one liners! Again couldnt put it down!
Date published: 2006-07-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Evanovich is Top! Seven Up! Is way UP THERE with some of the greatest modern novels! It's fun and action packed! Another great one for the Evanovich series!
Date published: 2002-09-22

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Seven Up

Seven Up

by Janet Evanovich

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 309 pages, 9.5 × 6.5 × 1.07 in

Published: June 8, 2001

Publisher: St. Martins Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0312265840

ISBN - 13: 9780312265847

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I knew something bad was going to happen when Vinnie called me into his private office. Vinnie is my boss and my cousin. I read on a bathroom stall door once that Vinnie humps like a ferret. I'm not sure what that means, but it seemsreasonable since Vinnie looks like a ferret. His ruby pinky ring reminded me of treasures found in Seaside Park arcade claw-machines. He was wearing a black shirt and black tie, his receding black hair was slicked back, casino pit boss style. His facial expression was tuned to not happy.I looked across the desk at him and tried not to grimace. "Now what?" "I got a job for you," Vinnie said. "I want you to find that ratfink Eddie DeChooch, and I want you to drag his boney ass back here. He got tagged smuggling a truckload of bootleg cigarettes up from Virginia and he missed his court date." I rolled my eyes so far into the top of my head I could see hair growing. "I'm not going after Eddie DeChooch. He's old, and he kills people, and he's dating my grandmother." "He hardly ever kills people anymore," Vinnie said. "He has cataracts. Last time he tried to shoot someone he emptied a clip into an ironing board." Vinnie owns and operates Vincent Plum Bail Bonds in Trenton, New Jersey. When someone is accused of a crime, Vinnie gives the court a cash bond, the court releases the accused until trial, and Vinnie hopes to God the accused shows up for court. If the accused decides to forgo the pleasure of his court date, Vinnie is out a lot of money unless
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Semiretired mob guy Eddie DeCooch is caught trafficking contraband cigarettes through Trenton, New Jersey. When DeCooch fails to show for a court appearance, bond enforcement agent Stephanie Plum is assigned the task of finding him and dragging his decrepit ass back to jail. Not such an easy job, it turns out, since DeCooch has learned a lot of tricks over the years and isn't afraid to use his gun. He's already shot Loretta Ricci, an innocent old lady, and left her for worm food in his shed. He wouldn't mind shooting Stephanie next.

Likeable losers (and Steph's former high school classmates) Walter "MoonMan" Dunphy and Dougie "The Dealer" Kruper have inadvertently become involved with DeCooch. They've gotten sucked into an operation that is much more than simple cigarette smuggling and holds risks far greater than anyone could have imagined.

When Dougie disappears, Steph goes into search mode. When Mooner disappears, she calls in the heavy artillery and asks master bounty hunter Ranger for help. Ranger's price for the job? One night with Stephanie, dusk to dawn. Not information she's want to share with her sometime live-in roommate, vice cop Joe Morelli,

A typical dilemma in the world of Plum.

And on the homefront, Stephanie's "perfect" sister, Valerie, has decided to move back to Trenton, bringing her two kids from hell with her. Grandma Mazur is asking questions about being a lesbian, and Bob, the bulimic dog, is eating everything in sight--including the furniture.

Mud wrestling, motorcycles, fast cars, fast food, and fast men. It's Seven Up. Absolutely Janet Evanovich at her very best.

About the Author

Janet Evanovich is the author of the Stephanie Plum books, including One for the Money and Sizzling Sixteen, and the Diesel & Tucker series, including Wicked Appetite. Janet studied painting at Douglass College, but that art form never quite fit, and she soon moved on to writing stories. She didn't have instant success: she collected a big box of rejection letters. As she puts it, "When the box was full I burned the whole damn thing, crammed myself into pantyhose and went to work for a temp agency." But after a few months of secretarial work, she managed to sell her first novel for $2,000. She immediately quit her job and started working full-time as a writer. After 12 romance novels, she switched to mystery, and created Stephanie Plum. The rest is history. Janet's favorite exercise is shopping, and her drug of choice is Cheeze Doodles. She and her husband live in New Hampshire, in house with a view of the Connecticut River Valley.

Editorial Reviews

"Janet Evanovich's madcap comic mystery is pure, classic farce--Jersey Girl style." --"New York Times Book Review