***SPOLER ALERT*** This is the first book that I didn't find any amusing situations that made me laugh. The book does not read as though it was written by the same author as the previous books. This book reads and feels different. The language, syntax, everything just felt off. I noticed a FTA name and several other names reused, which seemed odd to me. Her apt was safe, no blown up cars, funeral viewings or help from Grandma. Was she on vacation during this book? The interaction with Grandma and The Plums is always enjoyable. So tired of the Joe and Ranger fight. Enough already, pick one and move on. Joe never buys her things, yet she always turns to Ranger for cars, help with a FTA and to hide out. But, she is supposed to be engaged to be engaged with Joe. She never has bullets for her gun and is usually kidnapped by someone. After 25 books, she has grown very little. Stephanie and Lula are like part of the three stooges, it was funny for a while, and now has become boring and stale. My final Plum novel.