- Publisher: St Martin's Press
- Format: Paperback
- Dimensions: 109mm x 180mm x 76mm | 567g
- Publication date: 1 October 2009
- Publication City/Country: New York
- ISBN 10: 0312947437
- ISBN 13: 9780312947439
- Sales rank: 2,625
One for the Money ONE FINE MESS 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...ONE FALSE MOVE Stephanie lands a gig at her sleazy cousin Vinnie's bail bonding company. She's got no experience. But that doesn't matter. As 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...ONE FOR THE MONEY 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... Two For The Dough Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum is still learning the ropes at her cousin Vinnie's bail bond office, so when she sets out on the trail of Kenny Mancuso--a suspiciously wealthy, working class Trenton boy who has just shot his best friend--the stakes are higher than ever. That Mancuso is distantly related to vice cop Joe Morelli--who is trying to beat Stephanie to the punch--only makes the hunt more thrilling .Taking pointers from her bounty hunter pal, Ranger, and using her pistol-packing Granda Mazur as a decoy, Stephanie is soon closing in on her mark. But Morelli and his libido are worthy foes. And a more sinister kind of enemy has made his first move and his next move might be Stephanie's last. Three to Get Ready A "saintly" old candy-store owner is on the lam-and bounty hunter extraordinaire Stephanie Plum is on the case. As the body count rises, Stephanie finds herself dealing with dead drug dealers and slippery fugitives on the chase of her life. And with the help of eccentric friends and family, Steph must see to it that this case doesn't end up being her last..."
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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.
By Tracy Lawton 03 Dec 2013
Book 1: OMG! I watched the movie and enjoyed it and then decided to read the first book on recommendation from a friend. Loved the book!! Stephanie Plum is intelligent, yet slightly ditzy at the same time. I felt a total affinity with her from the start, she is just as accident prone and unlucky as I am! Deciding between Joe Morelli and Ranger is made easier by the fact that Ranger (hottie that he is) is not featured as much as he is in the movie. The casting was dead on for the movie, I can't picture these characters without referring to the movie. I can't wait to read the next instalment in the Stephanie Plum series.
Book 2: I read this book in two days, couldn't put it down. I am currently reading book three and am really impressed Jane Evanovich's writing style and at how the books flow into each other even though the previous one had all the loose ends tied. I love Stephanie, Morelli and Grandma Mazur! (Especially Grandma Mazur). The chemistry and frustration between Stephanie and Morelli keeps me guessing and waiting for the moment they eventually get together. Saying that, Ranger is there in the sidelines, just in case. ;) These books have all had me in stitches at times and I find that I have the next book lined up the second I read the last sentence in the previous book. A really fantastic series. Highly recommended!
By Wendy Lacey 26 Jul 2010
I am not generally a fan of crime books but this is so totally different.
Stephanie is trying a new job - Bounty Hunter - only out of desperation and boy is she totally unprepared for what is to come.
But she has some interesting support and learns hands on.
I loved the story line and the laugh out loud moments.
The characters especially grandma mazur are described so vividly you can picture them and you just have to read the next book to see who needs to be brought in and how mamy more situations Stephanie gets herself into.
You just have to read about Grandma mazur at the funeral parlour in book 2