One for the Money by Janet Evanovich

Janet Evanovich's series featuring unlikely bounty hunter Stephanie Plum has earned her awards, a permanent spot on the bestseller lists and crazed fans from around the world.

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One for the Money by Janet Evanovich


Features

  • Paperback: 304 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.75 x 6.75 x 4.25
  • Publisher: HarperTorch; (June 2002)
  • ISBN: 0061009059


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    Stephanie Plum is so smart, so honest, and so funny that her narrative charm could drive a documentary on termites. But this tough gal from New Jersey, an unemployed discount lingerie buyer, has a much more interesting story to tell: She has to say that her Miata has been repossessed and that she's so poor at the moment that she just drank her last bottle of beer for breakfast. She has to say that her only chance out of her present rut is her repugnant cousin Vinnie and his bail-bond business. She has to say that she blackmailed Vinnie into giving her a bail-bond recovery job worth $10,000 (for a murder suspect), even though she doesn't own a gun and has never apprehended a person in her life. And she has to say that the guy she has to get, Joe Morelli, is the same creep who charmed away her teenage virginity behind the pastry case in the Trenton bakery where she worked after school.

    If that hard-luck story doesn't sound compelling enough, Stephanie's several unsuccessful attempts at pulling in Joe make a downright hilarious and suspenseful tale of murder and deceit. Along the way, several more outlandish (but unrelentingly real) characters join the story, including Benito Ramirez, a champion boxer who seems to be following Stephanie Plum wherever she goes.

    Janet Evanovich shares an authentic feel for the streets of Trenton in her debut mystery (she developed her talents in a string of romance novels before creating Ms. Plum), and her tough, frank, and funny first-person narrator offers a winning mix of vulgarity and sensitivity. Evanovich is certainly among the best of the new voices to emerge in the mystery field of the 1990s. --Patrick O'Kelley



    Reader Reviews
    A Laugh out Loud good read, September 11, 2003 Reviewer: Kristi from United States One for the Money introduces us to Stephanie Plum and her outrageous family and friends. Stephanie is an out of work lingerie buyer. To pay her bills she becomes a bounty hunter for her cousin Vinny. He has given her one week to bring in Joseph Morelli-her pay, $10,000. Stephanie tries to learn the tricks of her new trade and catch Morelli in her one week time so she can earn her money and get her life back on track. Along the way the reader is in for one heck of a good, laugh-filled ride. This book is hilarious. I found myself literally laughing out loud. Stephanie falls on her face quite a few times (not literally) and has to pick herself back up. It is so funny to read about the situations she gets herself into. Her family is a real hoot too, especially Grandma Mazur. She definitely added some laughter to the story. One for the money is a good, light read. It is a little crude at times with some in your face situations and language. With that aside though this book is very entertaining and easy to read. Not a book for kids though.

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