Three to Get Deadly: Stephanie Plum #3 by Janet EvanovitchAdult Mystery
Third time's a charm in this third installment of the Stephanie Plum series.
Joe Morelli is still around but he's just not that into Stephanie--his interest has really waned since the last book and she's a bit peeved about that. What's he up to?
In this caper, Stephanie goes from hero to villain when she takes on the bounty-hunting case of a local candy shop owner gone missing. As she investigates, more than candy cigarettes starts turning up. Dead bodies are piling higher than a triple-stack cone and Stephanie isn't sure if the bad guys or nosy neighbors are trying to bump her off to protect 'Uncle Mo'. With Morelli keeping his distance, Stephanie has to rely more on Ranger, who just oozes 'bad boy' in a very good way. I love the triangle setting up!
These books just keep getting better and better. Reading them is as addictive as a favorite treat although this one is much darker and scarier than the first two.