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One for the Money

Evanovich, Janet (Book - 1994)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
One for the Money
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Out of work and out of money, Stephanie Plum lands a job as bounty hunter and her first prey is, guess who? None other than Joe Morelli, the macho pig who deflowered her in high school and bragged on the lavatory wall of Mario's Sub Shop. Now a cop, he is wanted for murder. The intriguing thing is she still rather fancies him and even more intriguing is that he will save her life. A debut in fiction.
Authors: Evanovich, Janet
Title: One for the money
Publisher: New York : Scribner's, c1994
Characteristics: 290 p. ;,25 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Janet Evanovich
Summary: Out of work and out of money, Stephanie Plum lands a job as bounty hunter and her first prey is, guess who? None other than Joe Morelli, the macho pig who deflowered her in high school and bragged on the lavatory wall of Mario's Sub Shop. Now a cop, he is wanted for murder. The intriguing thing is she still rather fancies him and even more intriguing is that he will save her life. A debut in fiction.
ISBN: 0684196395
9780684196398
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY EVANOVICH
Subject Headings: Plum, Stephanie (Fictitious character) Fiction Women detectives New Jersey Fiction Bounty hunters Fiction Trenton (N.J.) Fiction
Genre/Form: Mystery fiction
Topical Term: Plum, Stephanie (Fictitious character)
Women detectives
Bounty hunters
LCCN: 93050733
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List - Michele's list by: multcolib_tamaf Jul 02, 2014

Twenty years ago Janet Evanovich left off writing serial romances and started a mystery series. If you don't laugh out loud by page 25 please let me know and I'll take it off this list.

Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum and her ex prostitute side kick Lula smart mouth their way through life and danger. First in the series.

Out of work and out of money, Stephanie Plum lands a job as bounty hunter.

Out of work and out of money, Stephanie Plum lands a job as bounty hunter and her first prey is, guess who? None other than Joe Morelli, the macho pig who deflowered her in high school and bragged on the lavatory wall of Mario's Sub Shop.


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Aug 25, 2014
  • siammarino rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum tries to bring in ex-cop Morelli with whom she was once involved romantically. Got to like Stephanie's courage and the humorous situations she finds herself in. However it's hard to believe that she can't nab this guy who she keeps running into.

Jul 10, 2014
  • crystal_dark rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This book was a lot of fun to read. I have already seen the movie several times so I had an idea of what was supposed to happen but reading the book definitely gives you more character background than the movie does. I am glad that I saw the movie first though because it was cast really well. I am looking forward to reading the next book in this series.

All the Stephanie Plum based books are very similar in plot with some unusual characters thrown in,but for some reason I am addicted. This series is like a soap opera that you can't get enough of.

Mar 22, 2014
  • emmadragons rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Reading this book i was laughing yet i was disturbed mildly.Anyway youll get a good laugh. Granmother Mazur is quite a character

Feb 11, 2014
  • ScorchingSun rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

The author writes with great style and sassy humour but her heroine's brassy, wisecracking personality jars with her endless bumblings at her new job. It's like Batman, dark and scary but constantly getting his cape caught on doors. Uncomfortably embarrassing.

I LOVE THE BOOK SO MUCH!!! I caught myself laughing out loud in the train!!!! (which was embarrassing).

Jul 14, 2013
  • Vincent T Lombardo rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Very funny and entertaining. Occasionally I had to suspend my disbelief, but Evanovich kept me turning the pages. I plan to read other books in the series.

Nov 05, 2012
  • bridge1 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

If you want to laugh out loud, read this book. If you are looking for "good" literature, go elsewhere.
The movie doesn't do justice to the books.

Oct 22, 2012
  • ladylark rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

I really don't see what the fuss is about. Sure Stephanie Plum's got a smart mouth, but Evanovich's screwball romances are way more fun. I found this story downright creepy - not just the bad guys, who are as bad as they could possibly be, but the heroine and "hero" are both seriously screwed up. You want funny mysteries, try Donna Andrews. Light-hearted and fun - way more to my taste.

Sep 11, 2012
  • NGarcias rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Love the fun and lightheartedness of this book and Stephanie Plum. One of my husband's co-workers had given me Explosive Eighteen (which was my first read in the series) and I was not impressed at all. However, I decided to start from the beginning of the series and was not disappointed!

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Aug 19, 2008
  • Campbell rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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Jun 03, 2012
  • dstarr rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A recently-laid off woman is down to her last few dollars. She's hocked everything she has and is forced to work for her bail bondsman uncle as a bounty hunter just to buy groceries. The story follows her exploits at learning the business while tracking a most uncanny bond-skipper. In the interim, she meets up with some really inscrutable characters.

Aug 19, 2008
  • Campbell rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This series is about about a woman bounty hunter, her co-workers, foes, friends, and family. Often you can relate to her misadventures, other times they are so out there you know they can't really be true, but you laugh anyway.

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Aug 19, 2008
  • Campbell rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: Coarse Language runs amok in this series.

Aug 19, 2008
  • Campbell rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Violence: This series is about the criminal element, therefor there is violence.

Aug 19, 2008
  • Campbell rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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May 14, 2012
  • ruthieraz rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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