GOODREADS BOOK BLURB:
Grandma Mazur is a widow…again. This time her marriage lasted a whole 45 minutes. The unlucky groom was one Jimmy Rosolli, local gangster, lothario (senior division) and heart attack waiting to happen…well, the waiting’s over.
It’s a sad day, but if she can’t have Jimmy at least Grandma can have all the attention she wants as the dutiful widow. But some kinds of attention are not welcomed, particularly when Jimmy’s former “business partners” are convinced that his widow is keeping the keys to their financial success for herself.
As someone who has spent an entire career finding bad guys, a set of missing keys should be no challenge for Stephanie Plum. Problem is, the facts are as twisted as a boardwalk pretzel with mustard.
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This was better than the last few books in the series have been – although that’s not saying much, to be honest. The writing and characters finally matured a little bit. Grandma Mazur had some depth rather than being the usual source of zingy one-liners and comic relief. Stephanie’s mum and dad were involved and more three-dimensional. And while Steph is always complaining about her job, it was more realistic this time, and she seemed to be taking it a bit more seriously.
Ranger and Morelli were the same as always, no surprises there. Most of the book was predictable, with very few surprises and only a few spots with some intensity. Overall, the entire book was more serious and thoughtful, which was different for this series but a nice change from the last few supernatural crazy books.
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