One for the Money

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Stephanie Plum is down on her luck. She's lost her job at New Jersey's most down-market lingerie store, her car's on the brink of repossession, and her apartment is fast becoming furniture-free. Enter Cousin Vinnie, a low-life who runs a bail-bond company. If Stephanie can bring in vice cop turned outlaw Joe Morelli, she stands to pick up $10,000. But tracking down a cop wanted for murder isn't easy. And suddenly Stephanie has another problem on her hands. Benito Ramirez, a prize-fighter with more menace than mentality, ...

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Aug 7, 2016

Witty Humor, Quick Wit, and Funny

Janet has done it up good with this one...her quick wit, and humor are awesome.
I loved this book as well as the second in the series.

Andrea H

Sep 20, 2012

O.K.

Wanted to really like this book. I know she has written tons and they are supposed to be good and funny, it just didn't quite make it for me. Yes, it's funny at times, and the writing is lively, but I found it predictable and trite.

I think this is okay for a summer read, but I am not compelled to read the rest of her books.

mamac

Jul 12, 2012

one for the money

This book is great and an easy read. As other reviews said, You will find yourself laughing out loud at times!!!

LadyPI

Jul 11, 2009

Review of "One for the Money"

This is the book where we get introduced to female-sleuth Stephanie Plum, her mom & dad, Grandma Mazur, Joe Morelli, Ranger, Cousin Vinnie and Lula.

Stephanie had been working in Newark as a discount lingerie buyer but got laid off from her job. Her mother mentions Cousin Vinnie has a filing job at his bail bonds company. So Stephanie goes to check it out, only to find that job has been filled.

However there is an opening doing 'skip tracing': AKA bounty hunting. The job involves finding people that don't show up for their scheduled court appearance. If she succeeds, she can earn 10% of the posted bond amount.

So off Stephanie goes into one madcap adventure after another. This is a great first novel for a great series!

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gretel14

May 24, 2009

One for the Money

I love Janet Evanovich's books. This book was absolutely hilarious as well as suspenseful, interesting, and very easy reading. Great book.

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