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One for the Money (Stephanie Plum Novels)

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ISBN13: 9780312362089
ISBN10: 0312362080
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Watch out, world. Here comes Stephanie Plum, a bounty hunter with attitude. In Stephanie's opinion, toxic waste, rabid drivers, armed schizophrenics, and August heat, humidity, and hydrocarbons are all part of the great adventure of living in Jersey.

She's a product of the "burg," a blue-collar pocket of Trenton where houses are attached and narrow, cars are American, windows are clean, and (God forbid you should be late) dinner is served at six.

Now Stephanie's all grown up and out on her own, living five miles from Mom and Dad's, doing her best to sever the world's longest umbilical cord. Her mother is a meddler, and her grandmother is a few cans short of a case.

Out of work and out of money, with her Miata repossessed and her refrigerator empty, Stephanie blackmails her bail bondsman cousin, Vinnie, into giving her a try as an apprehension agent. Stephanie knows zilch about the job requirements, but she figures her new pal, fearless bounty hunter Ranger, can teach her what it takes to catch a crook.

Her first assignment: nail Joe Morelli, a former vice cop on the run from a charge of murder one. Morelli is also the irresistible macho pig who took Stephanie's virginity at age sixteen and then wrote the details on the bathroom wall of Mario's Sub Shop. There's still powerful chemistry between these two, so the chase should be interesting.

It could also be extremely dangerous, especially when Stephanie encounters a heavyweight title contender who likes to play rough. Benito Ramirez is known for his brutality to women. At the very least, his obsession with Stephanie complicates her manhunt and brings terror and uncertainty into her life. At worst, it could lead tomurder.

Witty, fresh, and full of surprises, One for the Money is among the most eagerly awaited crime novels of the season.

Review:

"A Jersey girl with Bette Midler's mouth and Cher's fashion sense....Who could resist this doll?" New York Times Book Review

Review:

"Evanovich's writing is as smooth, clever, and laugh-aloud funny as Robert Parker at his best, her plot is ingenious and fresh, her dialogue is breezy, bright, and witty, and gutsy, impulsive Stephanie Plum...ooh-la-la! What a woman!" Booklist

Review:

"A smartly paced debut with an irresistible heroine who, despite trouble getting her man, will have readers hooked by page three." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"Evanovich...is funny and ceaselessly inventive." Los Angeles Times Book Review

Synopsis:

The novel that introduced readers to Stephanie Plum — Evanovich's phenomenal New Jersey bounty hunter with attitude — is now available in trade paperback.

Synopsis:

Read the Dynamite Blockbuster that Started It All!

"Evanovich is funny and ceaselessly inventive."

--Los Angeles Times Book Review
"Snappily written, fast paced and witty."

--USA Today

Welcome to Trenton, New Jersey, home to wiseguys, average Joes, and Stephanie Plum, who sports a big attitude and even bigger money problems (since losing her job as a lingerie buyer for a department store). Stephanie needs cash--fast--but times are tough, and soon she's forced to turn to the last resort of the truly desperate: family.

Stephanie lands a gig at her sleazy cousin Vinnie's bail bonding company. She's got no experience. But that doesn't matter. Neither does the fact that the bail jumper in question is local vice cop Joe Morelli. From the time he first looked up her dress to the time he first got into her pants to the time Steph hit him with her father's Buick, M-o-r-e-l-l-i has spelled t-r-o-u-b-l-e. And now the hot guy is in hot water--wanted for murder.

Abject poverty is a great motivator for learning new skills, but being trained in the school of hard knocks by people like psycho prizefighter Benito Ramirez isn't. Still, if Stephanie can nab Morelli in a week, she'll make a cool ten grand. All she has to do is become an expert bounty hunter overnight--and keep herself from getting killed before she gets her man.

Synopsis:

Read the Dynamite Blockbuster that Started It All!

Welcome to Trenton, New Jersey, home to wiseguys, average Joes, and Stephanie Plum, who sports a big attitude and even bigger money problems (since losing her job as a lingerie buyer for a department store). Stephanie needs cash--fast--but times are tough, and soon she's forced to turn to the last resort of the truly desperate: family.

Stephanie lands a gig at her sleazy cousin Vinnie's bail bonding company. She's got no experience. But that doesn't matter. Neither does the fact that the bail jumper in question is local vice cop Joe Morelli. From the time he first looked up her dress to the time he first got into her pants to the time Steph hit him with her father's Buick, M-o-r-e-l-l-i has spelled t-r-o-u-b-l-e. And now the hot guy is in hot water--wanted for murder.

Abject poverty is a great motivator for learning new skills, but being trained in the school of hard knocks by people like psycho prizefighter Benito Ramirez isn't. Still, if Stephanie can nab Morelli in a week, she'll make a cool ten grand. All she has to do is become an expert bounty hunter overnight--and keep herself from getting killed before she gets her man.

About the Author

Bestselling author Janet Evanovich is the recipient of the Crime Writers Association's John Creasy Memorial, Last Laugh, and Silver Dagger awards, as well as the Left Coast Crime's Lefty award, and is the two-time recipient of the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association's Dilys award. She lives in New Hampshire, and is at work on her next Stephanie Plum adventure.

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ash.shoemaker, September 30, 2011 (view all comments by ash.shoemaker)
A kickstarter for the books to come, everything is included in Evanovich's "One For The Money". A quirky, loveable heroine, sexy love triangle in the making, strong and believable characters, plenty of humor, drama and wit to share and enjoy time and time again. If you love this book, you will love the rest of the series, as it gets better and better with each book. You'll laugh and gasp at the antics of Evanovich's clever characters- and may just feel that they remind you of yourself... or that one friend at the office who's always getting into trouble!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780312362089
Author:
Evanovich, Janet
Publisher:
Griffin
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths
Subject:
Women detectives
Subject:
New jersey
Subject:
Plum, stephanie (fictitious character)
Subject:
General
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Subject:
Humorous
Subject:
Romance/Romantic Comedy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Stephanie Plum Novels
Series Volume:
No. 1
Publication Date:
20060631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Includes an 8-page andquot;Plumographyan
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.26 x 5.5 x 0.965 in

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Product details 352 pages St. Martin's Griffin - English 9780312362089 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A Jersey girl with Bette Midler's mouth and Cher's fashion sense....Who could resist this doll?"
"Review" by , "Evanovich's writing is as smooth, clever, and laugh-aloud funny as Robert Parker at his best, her plot is ingenious and fresh, her dialogue is breezy, bright, and witty, and gutsy, impulsive Stephanie Plum...ooh-la-la! What a woman!"
"Review" by , "A smartly paced debut with an irresistible heroine who, despite trouble getting her man, will have readers hooked by page three."
"Review" by , "Evanovich...is funny and ceaselessly inventive."
"Synopsis" by , The novel that introduced readers to Stephanie Plum — Evanovich's phenomenal New Jersey bounty hunter with attitude — is now available in trade paperback.
"Synopsis" by ,
Read the Dynamite Blockbuster that Started It All!

"Evanovich is funny and ceaselessly inventive."

--Los Angeles Times Book Review
"Snappily written, fast paced and witty."

--USA Today

Welcome to Trenton, New Jersey, home to wiseguys, average Joes, and Stephanie Plum, who sports a big attitude and even bigger money problems (since losing her job as a lingerie buyer for a department store). Stephanie needs cash--fast--but times are tough, and soon she's forced to turn to the last resort of the truly desperate: family.

Stephanie lands a gig at her sleazy cousin Vinnie's bail bonding company. She's got no experience. But that doesn't matter. Neither does the fact that the bail jumper in question is local vice cop Joe Morelli. From the time he first looked up her dress to the time he first got into her pants to the time Steph hit him with her father's Buick, M-o-r-e-l-l-i has spelled t-r-o-u-b-l-e. And now the hot guy is in hot water--wanted for murder.

Abject poverty is a great motivator for learning new skills, but being trained in the school of hard knocks by people like psycho prizefighter Benito Ramirez isn't. Still, if Stephanie can nab Morelli in a week, she'll make a cool ten grand. All she has to do is become an expert bounty hunter overnight--and keep herself from getting killed before she gets her man.

"Synopsis" by ,
Read the Dynamite Blockbuster that Started It All!

Welcome to Trenton, New Jersey, home to wiseguys, average Joes, and Stephanie Plum, who sports a big attitude and even bigger money problems (since losing her job as a lingerie buyer for a department store). Stephanie needs cash--fast--but times are tough, and soon she's forced to turn to the last resort of the truly desperate: family.

Stephanie lands a gig at her sleazy cousin Vinnie's bail bonding company. She's got no experience. But that doesn't matter. Neither does the fact that the bail jumper in question is local vice cop Joe Morelli. From the time he first looked up her dress to the time he first got into her pants to the time Steph hit him with her father's Buick, M-o-r-e-l-l-i has spelled t-r-o-u-b-l-e. And now the hot guy is in hot water--wanted for murder.

Abject poverty is a great motivator for learning new skills, but being trained in the school of hard knocks by people like psycho prizefighter Benito Ramirez isn't. Still, if Stephanie can nab Morelli in a week, she'll make a cool ten grand. All she has to do is become an expert bounty hunter overnight--and keep herself from getting killed before she gets her man.

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