Book Reviews of One for the Money (Stephanie Plum, Bk 1)

One for the Money (Stephanie Plum, Bk 1)
One for the Money - Stephanie Plum, Bk 1
Author: Janet Evanovich
ISBN-13: 9780140252927
ISBN-10: 0140252924
Publication Date: 1995
Pages: 320
Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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4.3 stars, based on 30 ratings
Publisher: Gardners Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 17
I know this book has been reviewed to death, but I'll give it another kick. Stephanie Plum is the consumate bounty hunter noir. Sam Spade, Travis McGee and Mike Hammer now have competition...in pantyhose.

She lost her job as a lingerie buyer for a discount chain, and, when her life began to scrape bottom, her mother suggested she visit her cousin Vinnie, the bailbondsman, for a filing job. Unfortunately, that job had just been filled. But there was always skip tracing -- tracking down clients who have jumped bail.

Not being very shy, and needing money desperately, Stephanie takes the job. And, since finances were the driving factor, she decides to start at the top -- tracking a murder suspect, who happens to be a cop, who grew up in her neighborhood, who she once ran down in her fathers Buick, on purpose.

Anyway, Stephanie gets a crash course in bounty hunting, and picks up her share of scrapes and bruises along the way. And, though she continues to find her jumper, she is having a heck of a time bringing him in.

And then there is Stephanie's grandmother...

My wife nagged me to read this book, and I finally gave in. It is well written and entertaining. Every page is filled with action, and there are lots of light moments to keep the reader afloat. I enjoyed it very much, despite the moderately high estrogen levels. Since I was told the series gets better with the second and third novels, I guess I'll have to continue. I won't tell her I'm looking forward to it :o)
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Helpful Score: 15
This book grabbed me from the first page and never let go. Stephanie Plum is one sassy, hysterically funny woman! I instantly connected with her. She isn't afraid to say what's on her mind and she'll get the bad guy if it kills her, which it almost does. The other characers are wonderfully three dimensional as well, and the one liner banter between her and Morelli can only make you wonder where it will all lead to.
She's a character you wish you could go out and have a drink with, because you know you'll be laughing all night long!
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Helpful Score: 8
Really enjoyed this - though I usually like my mysteries less hard-boiled (I'm a dyed in the wool Cozy reader)..but the humor balanced out the (for me) gory, creepy parts.
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This was the first Evanovich that I have ever read! I LOVED IT!!
I was laughing do hard I was crying. I have already started book 2.
I can not wait to see what is going to happen with Joe and Steph.
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Helpful Score: 5
my first evanovich and have to say I love it! I love stephanie and all the other quirky characters. it's not usually my typical book type but I will be trying more by this author. it is mystery/comedy/romance/adventure all rolled into one. can't wait to read the next plum adventure!
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Excellent series. A really fun read.
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Definitely a great and hilarious book !! It is a great book to sit down with and be able to laugh out loud at and it will lighten your spirits. Definitely recommend all of the Stephanie Plum books !!
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This is just the first of the belly laughs you'll have with Stephanie Plum! These books are so funny that I can't read them in public for fear of looking like an absolute idiot. If you need something to take your mind off of some really bad life situation, these books are it!
Claudielou
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The first of a number of hilarious, entertaining books by Janet Evanovich. Stephanie Plum is the most interesting character I have come across in a long time. I highly recommend this and all the rest in this series.
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My aunt has been trying to get me to read this series for years. I joined PBS and saw these books referenced everywhere. Book 13 in the series came out so I figured, "Wow, must have a huge following." With a build-up like that, I expected to be let down when I finally caved in to read this. And I finished this book in one day. I absolutely loved it! Evanovich has a great way of being descriptive without making the reader's eye glaze over. The characters are so vivid and distinctive. Stephanie is a great lead - flawed, funny and real. Can't wait to read the next installment!
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I enjoyed this book, it was cute and funny. I finished it in 2 days. I'm on to "Two for the Dough"
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the begining of the best, laugh out out loud series you will ever read. We all have families that make you smile bit this family is the funniest you will ever have the pleasure of meeting..
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The first book in the series of great Stephanie Plum books. It was hilarious!
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This is the first book in a delightful series. It is fun, a very enjoyable read.
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#1 of the Stephanie Plum series. I love all of them. Very funny and a light and fun read!
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Stephanie Plum is a quirky gal that just can't seem to keep a car from blowing up. It is a fun read as you get to meet all the great characters.
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The book seemed a little slow and dragged on some. I also didn't enjoy Stephanie Plum particularly. Her vocabulary was too rough for me. I guess it would be believable for a bounty hunter. The book was recommended to me, but I don't think I'll continue in the series.
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Stephanie Plum is a lot of fun. Try her out as a companion for an evening and you will chuckle all the way through the book as Stephanie bumbles through her new career as a bounty hunter. This book is the first in a series, but thankfully, each book is a complete story with no cliff hangers for the next book.
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I was reading this on a plane and just burst out laughing--it was a little embarrassing! What a great series! Love all of the Stephanie Plum books!
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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.
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A lot of fun. I couldn't stop laughing.
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I'm not entirely sure what I was expecting from this book. It seems like such a popular series. I won't say that I 'loved' it. I liked it. I found Stephanie to be a little annoying at times. I know she's supposed to be this bumbling crazy lady, but I dunno... It was a really easy read, read it in two nights and it's mindless reading, which was definitely welcome after the insanity of the past week or so. It's a worth a read if you need something read at the beach or on an airplane. If you want something with teeth, skip this one for now.
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This is the first Evanovich book I've read and now I know why so many people are fans. Humorous yet suspenseful and thrilling.
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Having grown up in the "Burg", I have to say I LOVE this series. Stephanie Plum is the quintessential "burgerbite" and, trust me when I say, the cast of characters including Grandma Mazur are true to life. I laughed out loud reading this book because Stephanie's family is exactly like I remember growing up. This series is a great read and once you start you'll be hooked.
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I love this series!
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I had never read any of her books when I picked this one up. I thought I would start the series from the beginning. Incredibly quick read and I am looking forward to seeing what happens in book two. The author has a great use of humor.
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1st in series of extremely funny, witty, fast reads! Loved every one of them!
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includes a Plumography for the first eight books, an introductory synopsis, an historic moment, new characters introduced, and the automotive factoid for each book
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this series is excellent and you can't put them down.
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I LOVE Stephanie Plum! Janet's prose makes me laugh out loud.
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I didn't expect I would like this book, as I don't usually read contemporary crime fiction, but I must say, I found it pretty funny. I look forward to reading of Stephanie Plum's next misadventure.
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My Wife and I have been looking for this one for quite a while. Living in New Jersey and running Friends of the Library Book Sales, we have had no shortage of people looking for the beginning of this series, and recommending the series to us.

I would say this isn't the height of literature. It's gritty, course and quite disturbing in parts (though not too graphic). The comedy is in Stephanie Plum's character. New Jerseyans like the series for its geograpical references and realistic descriptions of life in the state.

It's certainly both an easy read and quite a page-turner.

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couldn't put the book down, looking forward to reading the next one
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Great read.. the firsst in her series
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This was my first Janet Evanovich book and I loved it! A neighbor gave me all 12 books to read and I'm glad I started with the first, I'm hooked! Already I'm at the third! ;-)
Stephanie is just a very funny, likeable character, her family amuses me (mostly the granny!) and the interaction with Joe Morelli is just great to follow. ;-)
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I loved this book and can't wait to read more Stephanie Plum adventures!
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This is the book that started my journey to reading again. This book is laugh out loud funny!!! It will always be a favorite and I have a copy on my "keeper" bookshelf. Love this book..love it!
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This is a good book, I can't wait to read the others in the series.
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Love the writing and humor in this series, very good read.
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Stephanie Plum is funny and tougher then she ever imagineshe could be. Janet is a good writer and I look forward to reading more of her Plum series.:-)
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You gotta read this book! I usually read paranormal, historical romance and urban fantasy, oh and let's be honest deliscious smutty erotica! This is not a book I'd normally pick up, but I happened to grab it at a book exchange and boy am I glad I did. I have read 10 of the Stephanie Plum books so far and I love them. THey are so laugh out loud funny and I even find myself talking and reading them with a Jersey accent. I can't recommend this series enough no matter what type of genre you normally read!
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One of the funniest books I've ever read! Easy to read and just plain fun!! I definitely recommend this series!
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I read it in 2 nights. I absolutely loved it. Stephanie Plum becomes a bounty hunter when she's out of money and her car gets repossessed. I like how she steals the vehicle of the man she's trying to bring in. There were other funny parts as well. My kind of book!
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A great series to start. Hysterical characters! I was hooked on the whole series.
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What a fun-loving quirky series. Enjoyed Evanovich's entire Stephanie Plum series and can't wait until #16 comes out. Stephanie gets into so much trouble because she is not a good bounty hunter. However, she still seems to figure out who "done it" in spite of herself. It took me a bit to get into her character since most of my mystery reads are from more serious crime writers. Evanovich's Plum series gives you a more light-hearted mystery. Fun read.
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I loved this book...very easy read. I now live in SC, but I am from an area not far from Trenton, NJ. This book was full of places I either knew about or had been to. Even some of the last names in the book were familiar to me. It made me laugh out loud! I am now ready to read the rest of the series.
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Normally I read suspense and mystery thrillers. I'm not much into light reads but this book literally made me laugh out loud. I would bust out laughing and start a new page and just bust out laughing again still thinking about the previous page. Stephanie is one funny, clumsy, airhead klutz with a funny kooky grandmother and neither should be allowed to hold a gun or drive a car. I had to hurry over to my box of books page and quickly order every single Janet Evanovich book ever wrote.
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I am sorry that I procrastinated in starting to read this series. I so thoroughly enjoyed this first book - it had me laughing out loud several times. I finished the book in record time and immediately started the next one as I was so involved with the characters and wanted to see what happened next. The main character and the writing style reminded me a lot of Kinsely Milhome in the Sue Grafton alphabet series books. It's an easy, light read, but not total fluff -- a lot of mystery and adventure to keep you turning the pages. I highly recommend!
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Great book, easy read and wonderful main character! Stephanie Plum is a funny, street wise, Jersey girl with a halarious outlook on life. I read this book for my book club. My name is Stephanie Plummer so we had to read a book about Stephanie Plum. Great light summer reading!
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Quick read, great for lunch time jaunts into some one else's chaotic life. I'll be following the rest of the set.
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This was a book that I just had to keep so that I could re-read it. Even after a second time, it's still quite funny. It was nice reminiscing over scenes I forgot from the first time around, but I don't think I laughed as hard as I did the first time that I read this book. Still, it's something that definitely must be read once.
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Very original. Stephanie Plum is a realistic character who is easy to relate to. Definitely has you laughing out loud.
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OK for light reading.
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Very quick, light, fun, and entertaining read.
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This book was so funny I laughed out loud in several places. The ditzy stephanie is a joy to read, but I think my favorite character is her grandmother. The whole dinner table scene had me laughing so hard I almost cried.

This is the first in a series about a Jersey girl out of work who blackmail's her cousin into a job as a bounty hunter. She bungles everything but manages some success through it all with the help of fellow mysterious bad boy bounty hunter Ranger. Her bungling and not-so-smart choices provide great comedy. I couldn't stop laughing. This is not a romance novel.

I had been meaning to start the series a while back and I could kick myself for waiting so long. Now I'm addicted.
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Cheesy, thin plot, unbelievable characters, completely predictable. Didn't like it, not one little bit.
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This book is fun and hilarious. A great read that requires no deep thought or insight. Just a great story about a New Jersey detective and the crime she sets out to solve. It comes with many Jersey stereotypes, which enhances the fun of the book. I highly recommend it.
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I was referred to this series by several people and very pleased with the book. The author's style of writing is pretty funny. There was a spot or two where she got a little crude, but not enough to stop me from reading more of the series.
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This author is funny and I laughed all the way through all 10 of her's.
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Hooked!!! Love these books
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Let's face it -- life has its moments of dreariness, fatigue and tragedy. This book? Does not. This wonderfully entertaining series will not challenge you or sadden you or "make you think." It will, however, amuse you and uplift you and make you laugh out loud.
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I finally broke down and read my first Stephanie Plum book recently. I can't say as though I was impressed as I had expected to be. This book was cute and it held my interest, but I probably would have liked it better had I read it in the mid-90s... it was pretty dated so many of the funnier entries fell sort of flat.

I will probably read more of the Stephanie Plum books in the future but I'm not hooked on her (yet).
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I've read number 6 of this series and laughed out loud, so decided to find out how it all started.

The beginning of this book hit me wrong (when she was a young girl), but once some of the characters started interacting (especially Stephanie Plum's grandmother and the introduction of Lula), I found a place to smile and even laugh again. So I'm going on with the next. They're a quick read with improbable and unforgetable situations. If something goes wrong, you know Stephanie Plum is probably involved. She's good natured, has a pet hamster (gotta love that!) and the worst luck with cars - but nothing stops her from doing what she sets out to do (even if it involves a number of u-turns).
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One for the Money is the beginning of a fun series. It you're looking for something deep and poetically written, this book isn't for you. If you are looking for a get away from reality and some slapstick fun, start here!
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A Jersey Girl with Bette Midler's mouth and Cher's fashion sense....This ones a blast.
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Funny! Love this character!
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First book in her Stephanie Plum series. An Edgar Nominee; received the 1995 Dilys Award of the Independent Bookseller's Association. Humorous book with a wonderful tough-gal heroine.
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I enjoyed this book.
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This book was easily consumed, written in a relaxed style with a tone of familiarity. It was entertainingly as ridiculous as real life can sometimes be. It was a fast, fun read and I look forward to following the misadventures of Stephanie Plum.
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A very fun read. I wanted to read it before I saw the movie. Light weight, readable in two days, funny!!!!!
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A very good story.
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a very fun read
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Somewhat entertaining; definitely different.
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This was a fun book :) An unlikely situation made into a very beleivable and entertaining read.
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Light, easy to read mystery. Stephanie Plum, a new bounty hunter, is an interesting character. Charming humor.
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This is my second time through the Plum series, like visiting with an old dear friend, just gets better and better with time!!
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I have just discovered the Evanovich humor and entertainment in her book series. She comes up with the most hilarious and frisky situations with her cast of characters. I will see the movie soon and am now into #2.
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Read by actress Lori Petty, interesting story to listen to! I enjoy her interpretation of it.
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great book will definetely continue the whole series..
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I absolutely love this book, and the series. It will make you laugh at some points and is also filled with suspense. Highly recommend reading the series.
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Funny, a perfect book for those days at the beach.
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good start....fairly good movie
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This was a book that I just had to keep so that I could re-read it. Even after a second time, it's still quite funny. It was nice reminiscing over scenes I forgot from the first time around, but I don't think I laughed as hard as I did the first time that I read this book. Still, it's something that definitely must be read once.
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I started with number 1 in the series and I'm so glad I did. What a hilarious novel! You can't help but love Stephanie Plum, Ranger, and Morelli. I immediately read the next 2 in the series and can't get enough of this quirky little bounty hunter!
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Great for summer reading. I was curious to read this book, and it turned out to be an easy read. The plot is simple: Stephanie Plum becomes a bounty hunter since she's desperate for a job, and ends up going after an old childhood flame. If you're looking for a book to take you away for a few hours, this is it.
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This was a book that I just had to keep so that I could re-read it. Even after a second time, it's still quite funny. It was nice reminiscing over scenes I forgot from the first time around, but I don't think I laughed as hard as I did the first time that I read this book. Still, it's something that definitely must be read once.
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Why have I waited so long to start reading these? Stephanie Plum is as wonderful as everyone says and for once, I feel the series will truly live up to the hype. These definitely aren't cozy mysteries but even with the bloody parts, I laughed out loud at times and boy was the end a surprise!

I had already enjoyed her "Full" series of romances and her Barnaby series, but Stephanie is really a Plum (pardon the pun!).
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This is the first book in a great new series!
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Great read, humorous.
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Great start to a great series - lots of laughs!
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This is the 1st book in a series of a female bounty hunter with attitude. Her first assignment is to nail a former vice cop running from a charge of murder. Very well written, hilarious, a family that's a hoot. You never stop laughing.
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Great read... funny! This is the first in the Stephanie Plum series.
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My new obcession!! I can't get enough of Stephanie, her crew and their antiics! This is a total departure from what a normally read and I can't read fast enough.
When Stephanie is up against a wall newly divorced, unemployeed and broke she finds a way to make ends meet, bounty hunting. If that isn't enough her first assingment, a guy from her past, Joe Morelli. Hot hunk of Italian stud who took her virginity and broke her heart and she's never forgotten. Trying to bring him in wasn't easy and lead her into a mystery envloving some shady characters. She and Joe end up working together to prove his innocense before he surrenders to her so she can collect the bounty.
Couldn't put it down had to know how Steph was going to get her man! It was seemed pretty unlikely wtih her help, Grandma Mazur. The electicity between Joe and Stephanie was pretty hot. Loved it!
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Great beginning to a fun series by Janet Evanovich!
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This is the first one of this series & it's hilarious! Makes you want to read more of her stuff.
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I started reading this book and could not put it down. I cannot wait to read her next book in the series. It is a well written book.
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Got half way through, and still couldn't finish it. Stephanie Plum was funny, but the book was NOT.
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Great book! I read it in two days!
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I thought this book was just ok...after reading so many good reviews of how funny it was, I guess I expected a really good read. I did find it amusing at times, but nothing that kept me on the edge of my seat wanting to read more...like you do with a really good book. I continued to read it hoping to find out what everyone else was raving about, but sadly, I can not say that I found it.
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I loved this book! Stephanie Plum is such a funny character! I can't wait to read her next one! Fast, fun, and easy read!
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Stephanie Pulm is not your average bounty hunter, she is very clumsy, she acts before she thinks and she does not have a "normal" family life. That is what makes her so funny. It took me a while to get into the story, but once I did I could not put the book down. I am looking forward to seeing what happens next in the second book in this series.
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This was a book that I just had to keep so that I could re-read it. Even after a second time, it's still quite funny. It was nice reminiscing over scenes I forgot from the first time around, but I don't think I laughed as hard as I did the first time that I read this book. Still, it's something that definitely must be read once.
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This book had been recommended by a friend who told me it was an easy read and laugh-out-loud funny. She was 100% correct. Stephanie Plum is a hilarious character and the story was engaging. I am looking forward to reading the next in the series.
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LOVED this book and a great kick off to a series I have loved. If you are looking for something with lasting powers, here it is.
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Very good book. She makes me laugh. I didn't start with #1 but from here out I am going to read them in order.
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What an engaging book! If it wasn't for having to work, I could have finished it in one sitting! Evanovich has a delighful balance of comedy and suspense. If you like Charlaine Harris books, you will most likely like Janet Evanovich books as well!
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Too funny- what a great bunch of characters. I found myself falling for Morelli!
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This is the first book in a great series by Janet Evanovich. This series is about a young woman from New Jersey, Stephanie Plum, who becomes a bounty hunter. Janet is a great writer, and all her books are very funny and enjoyable to read!
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Loved the book!! Great, easy read.
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This book was entertaining from beginning to end! Now I'm hooked on Stephanie Plum!
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Loved it!
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An excellent and funny book.
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I love the way Janet Evanovich writes. Stephanie Plum is one of those people that stuff just happens to. I laughed the whole time.
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After hearing about these books forever, I decided to try them. It was quite good. I am looking forward to reading the next in the series. Suspenseful, interesting and enough character depth to keep this going for a long time. I am hooked
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I very much enjoyed this book, I read it in one sitting. The pace was quick and light although there were some serious parts. Easy and enjoyable reading
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Very funny story, with characters you can't help but like.
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This series was recommended to me by a friend. When I read the back cover, it didn't sound like my "type" of book. But I flew through the first book (One for the Money), literally laughing out loud! I have since read the second book in the series and can't wait until the third book arrives at my house!!! Try this series and you'll love it too!
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5 star


Very funny character with a great cast to support her.
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I enjoyed this book more than I expected. Very fast paced, funny and suspenseful.
I was warned to make sure I have the next one ready to read. Luckily I do.
Great summer read!
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This was my first PLUM Book and I liked the
irreverent tone and pace.
It was evident that this was the first
adventure but I liked it enough to order
#2 & #3.
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It was a fun and quick read. I have already started on the "Two For The Dough". I found the characters to be interesting and memorable.
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Very entertaining...I have several friends that had been discussing these books and thought I would check them out...Im hooked so on to book two!
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Reminiscent of Sue Grafton's Kinsey Milhone - plucky and self-deprecating. Cute.
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I enjoyed this book. It kept my attention from the beginning. I love the Stephanie Plum character she is not your typical got-it-all together crime solver. I look forward to reading the rest of the series.
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you MUST read these books. Ihave never laughed so hard in my life! I am currenly on book #9 and still alughing! I recomend you read them in order as there are referances to previous characters and there is a bit of a story line that carries from book to book. I promise you will find these funny!
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I really enjoyed this book and look forward to continuing with the series. It is easy to read and full of comedy while also including situations that are scary and suspenseful. The main character is easy to relate to with her sassy, stubborn attitude.
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I really enjoyed this book. I originally read it as part of a anthology. Fell in love with Stephanie Plum and Janet Evanovich with this book.
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Fun book.
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I really enjoy this series. They are a fun and quick read!
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This is a hilarious series of funny storied books.
Unfortunately Janet doesn't know how to turn on the heat for the romantic side of her stories.
I read one book and then had to find them all.
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Good book!
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Stephanie is laid off and broke, so she goes to her cousin Vinnie for work as a bounty hunter. She takes on a big case thats way over her head and lands herself in the middle of real trouble. She asks Vinnies skilled bounty hunter, Ranger, for help to catch Joe Morelli and land herself a $10K reward for the bond. I enjoyed this book very much. It was cute and funny and had loads of entertainment and action. Each chapter was like another adventure.
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This is a great intro into the series! I started this book on a Tuesday and finished it on Thursday because I couldn't put it down! I was laughing outloud at some points of the story and hiding under my blanket during others. The characters are fantastic and even though they have some rough edges. I can't wait to start on the second book!
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LOVE Janet Evanovich and Stephanie Plum! You will fall in the with the characters, and laught out loud, plus read the reast of the 15 or so books in the serious. Easy Read!
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First of a series,establishes the heroine as gutsy, funny, and romantic with a dysfunctional but beloved family and adventures that will truly curl your hair.Got to read the rest now!!
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I have never laughed so hard. Stephanie Plum is such a creative character and keeps you laughing.
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very good
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This is a great 1st book to the series! A must for anyone who wants to laugh and see themselves as Stephanie...clumsy...trying to make a go of it and having bad hair days! Its laugh out loud funny and only gets better from here :)
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The first in the now famous series, as Stephanie Plum begins to learn about bounty hunting.
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My wife claimed these books were "laugh out loud." I did on occasion and, despite being an easy read, I did enjoy the book. Stephanie is a great character that I look forward to following in the future.
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- fast read. funny, Stephanie gets into more scraps but always manages to get out of them with help from friends.
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Very funny and suspenseful.
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Evanovich has become my favorite author. She is laugh-out-loud funny. If you haven't read her Stephanie Plum series yet, start with this one. If you have read it and you want to get someone else hooked, start with this one.
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This book was really good. It was hard for me to get into at first but then after about 80 pages I was good to go! I'm very much looking forward to reading book #2
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A nice, quick read with some good laughs.
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Great fun!
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LOVE this series! One of the few that makes me laugh out loud!
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The whole series is great! Don't miss ANY of the books. You'll laugh outloud no matter how serious you take yourself.
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Thrilling!! Couldn't put it down! Can't wait to start the next book in the series.
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Just read this for the first time and really enjooyed it! Can't wait to check out the next one...
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Fun characters, easy read. I enjoyed it.
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The first Stephanie Plum mystery novel in the hilarious series from Evanovich
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Absolutely excellent!
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A funny fast reading book. Evanovich is always a fun read.
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For all you Plum fans out there--this is the book that started it all!
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omg, I was laughing out loud so much, my husband had to read it too! Light, fun and fast. A very enjoyable read.
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A tough Jersey girl becomes a bounty hunter to make money. Her first case, a cop that she has a "history" with. Can she find him before the cops do?
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Trenton native Stephanie Plum is out of work, out of money, and her car's in repo-hell. So who does a hardly working girl turn to when the going gets tough? Meet cousin Vinnie, bail bondsman. Stephanie figures its nice work if you can get it--shagging bail jumpers for $10,000 a pop. So she joins up and the fun begins!!
Couldn't put this one down....read it in 2 hours...
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Meet Stephanie Plum from the very beginning and you'll be hooked! This book basically launched Evanovich's career as a bestselling author, deservedly so. Very fun to read.
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One for the Money starts the Stephanie Plum series. Very funny. Fast paced and easy to read, a little trashy but well written it definetely has a certain charm.
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Trenton native Stephanie Plum is out of work, out of money, and her car's in repo-hell. So who does a hardy working girl turn to when the going gets tough? Meet cousin Vinnie, bailbondsman.....
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excellent read...first Stephanie plum novel
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Great book, I am already on book 5 of the series, they are so funny.
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great, fast paced read. can't wait to get the others
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Fantastic! The whole series is great!
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enjoyed the main charactera nd will definitely read more of her stories. fun book, easy mystery
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Great book. 1st in the series.
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This is my first Janet Evanovich book and I'm hooked! Stephanie Plum is refreshing and funny. Cant wait for the next book to arrive!
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Hilariously funny!
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Quite a few women on a message board I frequent were raving about this series so I had to check it out.It is a quick fun read. I have ordered the next 2.
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I absolutely love this book and all the rest of the Stephanie Plum series!
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A very entertaining read!
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This was a great story.You'll LOL at Stephanie.A must read,you'll want the rest of the books as soon as your done.
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This was a book that I just had to keep so that I could re-read it. Even after a second time, it's still quite funny. It was nice reminiscing over scenes I forgot from the first time around, but I don't think I laughed as hard as I did the first time that I read this book. Still, it's something that definitely must be read once.
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This is the first in the popular Stephanie Plum series. Stephanie is a ditzy, lovable young woman without many marketable skills who decides to become a bounty hunter in Trenton, NJ. This hilarious romp is an entertaining read that will keep you turning the pages. Stephanie makes up for her lack of bounty hunter skills with a determination and perseverance that will quickly endear her to you. "One For The Money" will leave you laughing and looking forward to the next in this series by Janet Evanovich.
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Great first Plum novel.
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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.
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enjoyed the book
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A really fun, light read. It's a little dated, but to the point that it's kind of kitschy cool. And the story and writing hold up, of course. My first Janet Evanovich book, but I'll read at least one ore two more in this series.
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Great book. Quick read. I've heard each one is better and funnier than the last.
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Funny, great intro to a new series!
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I love this series. they are laugh out loud funny, easy reads, and a lot of fun. and who doesn't have a crush on Ranger or Joe?
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This was a GREAT book,kept me going and intrested all the time.I am waiting now to get book 2 and see if it is just as good.so far,book one was EXCELLENT,actually I read it in less then 2 days.
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Hot guys,adventures, & laughs. I love this books series.
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A fun and funny book that I laughed my way through.
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Always a FUN, quick read; soon to be a movie in 2012.
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So funny. Loved it.
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What a great book. Stephanie's escapades had me laughing.
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This was a book that I just had to keep so that I could re-read it. Even after a second time, it's still quite funny. It was nice reminiscing over scenes I forgot from the first time around, but I don't think I laughed as hard as I did the first time that I read this book. Still, it's something that definitely must be read once.
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Fantastic!
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One for the Money is a quick, fun read. Great introduction to Stephanie Plum's colorful life style.
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Fun read.
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Every book that Janet Evanovich writes is excellent. I have read all of the Stephanie plum series that has been out and they are so good.
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Great book and I'm not totally addicted to Stephanie Plum! Can't wait to read all the rest of the series.
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And so it begins ... the first of the funniest mystery romps ever. I laughed aloud at Gramma Mazur, Lula and the whole gang. If you didn't start at the beginning, here's your chance. Terrific!
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This is the first of her books I've read and I really like it. I'm glad I have the next 13 ready to go.
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This is book one in the Stephanie Plum series. Was a very fun read.
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This is the first Stephanie Plum novel. You will definitely fall in love with Ms. Evanovich's cast of characters, especially Lula and Grandma Mazur...these books will keep you in stitches.
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The original Stephanie Plum novel. Stephanie loses her job, and decides to work for her cousin as a bounty hunter. Her first job is to track down her ex-boyfriend who is now a cop on the run. But, Stephanie gets her man, with a lot of help.
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If by some weird chance you don't know about Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series, then treat yourself to a wild, hilarious ride and order this book!
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3 CD Audio Book
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Very good and sets up the characters for the rest of the series.
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I read this in a few hours... I really liked it! My husband even commented that I was laughing out loud at some parts.
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First of a great series - fun and funny. You don't really need to read them in order, but it does help.
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This is a great book. I'm so glad a friend introduced me to the "Plum" series!

****
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First in a very funny series!
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This book went fast! I'll certainly be reading the rest of this series by Janet Evanovich, the next one being Two for the Dough. I love the main character, Stephanie Plum. She's just so... normal! I like that. And she's tough, too. She kind of had to be strong in order to make it through this book in one piece! Because of her money troubles, Stephanie signed up with her cousin, Vinnie, (gee, that makes me think of a certain movie!), to be a bounty hunter. The only problem is, the guy she's supposed to be looking for is an old crush, and he's just as charming as ever.
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Great fun !
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Great book!
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Great series.
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The FIRST book in the series featuring Stephanie Plum who is a bounty hunter in Trenton, New Jersey.
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This book was a riot! I couldn't put it down. I can't wait to read the rest of the series.
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I am late to the Stephanie Plum series, but I'm glad I have caught on. This book was really good. The characters are great and the plot is funny with several nail-biting parts thrown in. A great book... can't wait to read more!
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This book was really good. Very funny:) It was a Mystery/Thriller/Humor mix. Very excellent.

Stephanie Plum finds herself in a bit of bad luck; until she goes and picks up a job with her cousin as a bounty hunter. How hard can it be? She finds out that the first person on her list is Joe Morelli; the boy next door.

As she looks into the capture; she finds herself being drug deeper into a mess she didn't anticipate.

This was diffanitly a fun book and easy read. I liked it and can't wait for the next book of the series.
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Great book--the first of a terrific series!
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Number 1 in the Plum series-good escapist read!
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Loved it!! A really great book!
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Love this whole series!
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Fun, fun, fun!!!
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Great book!! I love this series!
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This was PERFECT for a light read.. I loved the characters and the sense of humor. I will continue the series happily.
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Good story and keeps you guessing!! Stephanie Plum learns how to become a bounty hunter to keep her bills paid!!
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Fantastic series - funny!!
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I loved this series!!!!
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This is where it all began. Stephanie Plum fans first fell in love with this bumbling bounty hunter as soon as they read this book (Or in this case, listened to it). CJ Critt is excellent at distinguishing voices for each character. Not recommended listening while driving ebcause you will laugh too hard and may end up all over the road! ;)
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This was recommended to me by a co-worker. So I decided to get it on audio book. So glad I did. Loved Stephanie and Lori Petty had the perfect voice for the characters.
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Have read several other Janet Evanovich books in this series. Felt that this was one of the weaker one - but still interesting reading.
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Funny and light-hearted! Stephanie Plum is a great character - can't wait to read the rest in the series.
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light murder mystery
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Laugh out loud FUN book! I am ready for her next ..........
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Great read. This one is very funny. I couldn't put it down.
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Wonderfully funny, yet a lot of serious things that happen to Stephanie and Joe.
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This is one of my very favorite series. This first book starts it off with a bang. Anybody who hasn't read a Stephanie Plum, should really consider it for a laughing good time.
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Really enjoyed all the characters. I was laughing out loud at several of the scenes. On to the 2nd book now :)
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Fantastic fun series! This is the first one.
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Probably the best book I have ever read in my entire life! Janet Evanovich has the ability to pull me in and I can't put her books down until I am finished. I can't wait for the next one to be published!
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Very easy and fun read.
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i have devored every one of the books in this series. LOVE THEM!!
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I liked this book. It had some good humor and suspense. I have the second one on my shelf and will be reading it soon.
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Great quick read!!!
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This book made me laugh out loud more than once!
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First book in the Stephanie Plum series - These are so funny.
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Kept me rolling.
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this is the first I have ever read by this author and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
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Excellent! I was totally hooked right from the start!
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This is one of the most fun books I've read in a long time. It'll hook you right away and then you sit back and enjoy the ride. It's gutsy, funny, serious enough to keep you on the edge of your seat and then you're left looking for the next in the series.
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First in the series about Stephanie Plum. Very humorous!
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Very funny - especially the grandmother!
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A friend of mine suggested the Stephanie Plum series to me and gave me her copy of One for the Money, which was given to her by her sister, which was given to her by her boss, and so on and so on. The mysteries may not be as in depth as some other series, but the characters are truly captivating and Evanovich's style keeps you turning the pages.
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Excellent fun! Love this series. High-energy, low-comedy mystery with a funny heroine and hot guys.
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Funny...strong language
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Excellent fast pace fun book that will keep you reading from beginning to end,I look forward to reading the other ten books
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Fun read with some suspense
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Wonderful series! Once I started this one, I had to read the rest.
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Oh I loved this book. Can't wait to read the rest of the series.
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The characters in this book are funny and real. You can picture each of them in your mind. I laughed so hard at times I had to put the book down and then I couldn't put it down. For all her stumbling you can't help cheering Stephanie Plumb. Sometimes not knowing how to be a bounty hunter may be the best way to get your man.
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I absolutely loved this book. It's an easy read and it is fun. It's something to read when you are bored!
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First in the Stephanie Plum series--Evanovich is a great writer, quick paced, quirky characters, and lots of romance and laughs.
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This book made me laugh out loud>
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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.
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Be carefull, if you haven't read a Stephanie Plum Novel, you will become addicted!
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This is the "ONE" that started the hilarious Stephanie Plum series. If you haven't read them yet, you will be hooked. Stephanie is a Jersey girl who is a jail bond "person", she works with Ranger, the hunk. Other characters are her long time love, Stephanie's outrageous GrandMother and a mix of unusal people. You will love them all.
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Great book
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Was a fun book to read.
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funny, funny, funny - love the suspense mixed with comedy and a little romance
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Laugh out loud funny, action filled, and a little bit of romance. Who could ask for more?
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Hilarious.
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Quick read, witty, intrugueing and well written.
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I LOVED this book, can't wait to start the others in the series. The story kept you interested. Stephanie Plum ..gotta love her.
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Just starting this author with this series and what a great book! Funny and fast - keeps you involved! Can't wait to get through the other 11!
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Hilarious. Fantastic. A darn good read. Cuss words abound and a mild sex scene here and there, but by far one of the best comedy series out there today.
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I love this book. The Stephanie Plum series is great. I would recommend this book to anyone. It has some great laughs and provides a wonderful mystery.
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Evanovich's books are addictive - I've read the whole series and am eagerly awaiting #12 due this month (June, 2006) - this is the first book of the Stephanie Plum series.
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My first book my Janet Evanovich and I am hooked! This book was such a quick, fun read!
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It was an okay read. I guess I was a little disappointed after hearing how many people love this series. I probably would have enjoyed it more if I didn't start it with such high expectations. It was a quick read, and I'll probably try the second book in the series.
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First of the Stephanie Plum series. Full of action, and lots of twists and turns. I plan to read the whole series, just to see waht she gets into nest, and how she gets out of it.
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The book that started it all. Meet Stephanie Plum. Happy Reading!
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Read the dynamite blockbuster that started it all! Funny & fast-paced. Grandma Mazur is the best! Grandma went to a funeral viewing wearing a pink and orange blouse, bright blue spandex shorts, white tennies, and stockings rolled just above her knee.
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This was my first read on Janet Evanovich, I really enjoyed it! It is a easy read with lots of humor and action.
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Excellent beginning Stephanie Plum book.
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Theinter actiion between Stephanie and her family is wonderful. The friction between her and the cop she has known all her life, you just know it is a matter of time before they in up together. You know, that love hate thing!
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Great Story, Loved this, easy reading!!
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I really liked my first Plum novel .I am now at number five in the series.
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Not intense enough for my taste but a good read nontheless.
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Absolutely funny, fluffy read.
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caught myself laughing out loud!! Hysterical!!
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A light reading mystery with out loud laughs!
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A great series that's a combination of chick lit / cozy, hilarious mystery. Makes me laugh out loud and stay up late to finish.
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I really enjoyed the book. I hope you will too.
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Great book! Easy Read. Highly recommend.
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This is a very popular and well written series! One for the Money is first in the series.
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This is the first Stephanie Plum book I've read and I'm in love.
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There's nobody cuter or funnier than Stephanie Plum in the Berg!!
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A great read. I did not want to put it down. She is very "No guts, no glory" and I loved it!
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This was the first mystery book I ever read and I really enjoyed the book. The ending took me by surprised! I can't wait to start the next book from the series. Happy reading!
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the first of the series to introduce the main character.
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This is the book that got me back into reading - First book that I can say I actually laughed out loud reading! Every book in this series is wonderful!
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First book in the Stephanie Plum series as a laid off lingerie buyer turned bounty hunter. Fun read, light and enjoyable
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This is a fun romp -- an interesting new character in the cozy mystery genre. Stephanie Plum is likeable, human, imperfect and a pleasure to "follow." Just enough peril to keep it interesting, without being a horror show. Pleasant fun, with a satisfying "tease" of more to come.
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Very easy reading and very funny!
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Very funny, quick read. Can't wait to read more in the series.
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Another great Stephanie Plumb book!
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First in the series. I REALLY enjoyed this book. I don't think it's possible to read this one and not want to follow Stephanie's adventures even further!
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Once you read one adventure of Stephanie Plum you will be hooked, go ahead and start collecting them all now so you dont go through withdraw waiting for the others!
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Easy read.
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First novels this funny and self-assured come along rarely; dialogue this astute and raunchy is equally unusual. The gutsy heroine introduced here is Stephanie Plum of Trenton, N.J., a recently laid-off lingerie buyer who has no job, no car and no furniture. She does have a hamster, a deranged grandmother, two caring parents and several pairs of biking shorts and sports bras. Finding work with her cousin Vinnie, she becomes a bond hunter and scrounges money enough to buy a gun, a Chevy Nova and some Mace. Her first assignment is to locate a cop accused of murder. Joe Morelli grew up in Stephanie's neighborhood. Possessed of legendary charm, he relieved Stephanie of her virginity when she was 16 (she later ran over him with a car). In her search, Stephanie catches her prey, loses him and grills a psychotic prizefighter, the employer of the man Morelli shot. She steals Morelli's car and then installs an alarm so he can't steal it back. Resourceful and tough, Stephanie has less difficulty finding her man than deciding what she wants to do with him once she's got him. While the link between the fighter and the cop isn't clear until too late in the plot, Evanovich's debut is a delightful romp and Stephanie flaunts a rough-edged appeal.
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It was an ok book, i am more into reading horror novels and vampire books, but i decided to give this one a try
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This book is so good that I stayed up until 2:am reading it, and I have to work in the morning! Great plot, great characters... a very enjoyable read.
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Great, fun read - I will be getting the whole series.
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My first Evanovich book....definately won't be my last.....very quick read....great story-line flow
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This series of books will make you belly laugh out loud. The characters are wonderful and there is just a tiny bit of romance to spice it up. If you haven't read this, you are missing a great book.
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I started reading this series from a referal from a friend - I LOVED it... Stephanie is always in some sort of spot and you laugh all the way through....
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Simply a fun book to read. Really keeps you going. The character is the kind of person you'd love to sit and laugh with. A real Beatte Milder kind of a woman
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Very quick read.
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Excellent book! Funny and down to earth!
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Not my favorite.
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So fun to read!
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Stephanie Plum first novel.
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this is the first book in the Stephanie Plum series. They are really fun to read. Stephanie is a regular Jersey girl that ends up becoming a bounty hunter and gets into all sorts of messes!
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I really enjoyed this first book in the Stephanie Plum series. I can't wait to read the next one.
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Loved it! I look foward to reading the rest of the series.
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Fun read...looking forward to the rest of the series!
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fun, quick read!
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great fun reading!
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A great start to a fabulously hilarious series.
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So glad that I took everyone's advice and ventured outside my normal genres and read this book. I loved it. Funny and fast paced. It was awesome. I can't wait to read the rest of the series.
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This is the first book in the Stepahnie Plum series. It's a light mystery series. A VERY enjoyable read.
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Entertaining, quick read. Would definitely recommend for anyone who likes a light mystery!
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A light and amusing read.
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Definitely good to read this one before the others in the series.
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Excellent start to a great series, I think this one is still my favorite.. it got me hooked
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Stephanie Plum is a hoot. Amateur bounty hunter, former lingerie buyer. Meet her kooky family in the story that started it all!! I LOVED this book!
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Funny, witty, great characters, fast-paced. The female protagonist is a bounty hunter. There are lots more to read in this series.
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This book got me hooked on all of Janet Evanovich books. Very Fast read.
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First in the series of an adventurous woman who tries bounty hunting. A real hoot!
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This is a great series of books!! I would recommend to anyone!!
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If you like mysteries with a bit of humor you have to read this book. It's the first in a series that is up to number 11.
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The Stephanie Plum Novels are a quick, fun summer read. I started this series and wasn't able to put them down until I had read them all! They are addictive!
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the first in a series of books about a NJ bounty hunter, Stephanie Plum. She pulls you RIGHT in. it's a terrific read.
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This is the first book in the Stephanie Plum series. She becomes a bounty hunter for her sleasy cousin Vinnie. She takes the case of finding her old lover. This book is more humor than mystery, but hooks you on wanting to read the rest of the series.
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Trenton native Stephanie Plum is out of work, out of money, and her car is in repo-hell. She starts working for her perverted cousin Vinnie as a bail bondsman. Funny with characters that will grow on you as you proceed through this series.
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isbn is 0061009059, same book different cover.
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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 to murder. Witty, fresh, and full of surprises, One for the Money is among the most eagerly awaited crime novels of the season.
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This is a GREAT series to get into!! It is funny, witty and sometimes sexy!
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This series of books was recommended to me by a friend. I had never read any of this author's books, but I had heard she was very good. I enjoyed this book. The main character, Stephanie Plum, is experiencing life in an unusual way. She's having to sell off her belongings in order to keep her head above water...and then the adventures begin and she can handle them all because she's one tough cookie!
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Evanovich turns the mystery/detective novel on its head. This is one very funny book. The grandmother alone is worth the price of admission. I've now read Two also, and I believe Evanovich is pretty consistently entertaining. This is light summer reading, and will have you laughing out loud.
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very fun read! I have found a new obsession for Stephanie Plum!!!
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I loved it!
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Couldn't really get into this book.
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FUNNY! I love this series! Evanovich has a wonderful skill with making the reader truly enjoy the read.
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This is the first in a series of truly juicy books. Fun, light reading for a summer afternoon.
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This is such a great series! Start with number one or if you started with a different number, you can always come back to a good read with this book. Stephanie Plum is a great character.
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This was my first Evanovich book and it started out slow but after I got into the story I like the characteers and will continue with the series. Very good book
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Janet Evanovich has long been recommended to me, I finally read a Stephanie Plum, and it was as fun as I was told. I read this in practially one sitting and am looking forward to reading more!
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I had been wanting to read the Evanovich series for quite some time, and I'm looking forward to the next one. The story was very entertaining, an easy read, and as a fellow Jersey girl, the cultural connotations had me laughing out loud.
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I love Stephanie Plum - her escapades are so unbelievable that they BECOME believable. I want to pal around with her and Lula - on a slow day...
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I could not put this book down!! Its a thriller but comedic also - a must!!!
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I couldn't really get into this book, but I know a lot of people love Stephanie Plum.
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This is a fun read that gets you hooked into a great series!
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Good fun read. I laughed out loud.
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Very fun book. Really enjoyed it. I had actually read it before a few months ago. Enjoyed it again on the 2nd read.
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Fun, fast-paced read that hooks you into the series. Light reading with quirky characters, clever one-liners, and a human heroine.
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This was a very easy read, I read it in about 2 days with children running around. I am going to enjoy the series.
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Great start to the Stephanie Plum series!!
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The first in the Stephanie Plum series, and it's a real hoot! I'm a Jersey girl (although not from Trenton, or "the burg" as Stephanie calls it), and I think Ms. Evanovich gets the kick butt tone just right (and the humor is dead on, too).

Great read!
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This is a fun, quick read. It's #1 in the Stephanie Plum detective series. I liked enough to read the rest of the series.
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Starting with the Plum novels is a great read and always a great mystery is just around the corner
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Start of a great series.
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The first in a series by Janet Evanovich, I was hooked from the beginning.
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entertaining read - can't wait to read the rest of the stephanie plum series
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The beginning of the Stephanie Plum series, a very funny novel.
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Greay series!! loved them.
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This is my first book by Janet Evanovich and I absolutely loved it! Can hardly wait to read the rest of the series.
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great characters, great story and plot. it kept me guessing the whole way through. very funny and suspenseful as well.
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This book was very entertaining. It was lighthearted and fun to read. A forwarning though. It has some graphic sexual language.
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THis was the first of the series, and I enjoyed it. Onto the 2nd one!!!
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Very fun, will read more.
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Great condition! This is the first book in the series and they are laugh out loud funny!
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The first in a series of so far 12 books on Stephanie Plum . I enjoyed this book so much that I have gotten most of the series to read. There is comedy, drama, murder,,you name it.. fun . It keeps on going.
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First in the series about Stephanie Plum, bounty hunter. The characters are wonderful and the suspense of wondering if Stephanie was going to make it thru yet-another misadventure kept me reading long into the night. Great series.
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The first book got me hooked on the series. Janet Evovich brings this book to life wonderful characters!
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Funny light hearted reading from start to finish and I have already ordered the next two in the series
I started reading the Plum series after chatting in paperback swap chat.
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What a hoot! I loved it and can't wait to read more in the Stephanie Plum series.
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Great book - kept me hooked the whole time. Now I can't wait to read the rest of the series!
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This book caused me to laugh out loud. This is the first book in a series in which I want to continue to read.
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Love reading her books, and this is a fun series
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Snappily written, fast-paced and witty. Can't put it down.
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Somehow I missed the 1st of this series. It ties togeather all that come if futher books.As ALWAYS it is a fun,enjoyable read.
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This is the first Janet Evanovich book that I have read. I will be reading this entire series. Good book that keeps you guessing as to what she will get into next.
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About a girl from NJ who becomes a bounty hunter. Her Grandma Mazer is the best. You will be laughing uncontrolably with this book.
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Quick read. Stephanie is a delightful, funny character. Great book for a day at the pool.
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stephanie plum is such a great, fun character! this is the first in a series of 12 (so far). a great read!
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This is one on two or three authors/series that makes me laugh out loud! An easy and fun read.
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Love Janet Evanovich and now I'm reading them again.
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A great series to read. Fun and entertaining. And there's 11 more after this one.
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Stephanie Plum is a heroine you can root for. It's easy to relate to her plucky, very girly, take charge attitude. I will definately be picking up more books from this series.
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Stephanie Plum is a hoot! This book is LOL fuunnny!!!!
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I AM A BIG FAN OF STEPNIE PLUM. VERY FUNNY
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An easy read...quite funny at times
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Easy read. Funny.
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My first Stephanie Plum novel, and wont be my last. Too humorus to put down.
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AWESOMEE!!!! Had to get the next one right away!!!
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The Stephie Plum novels are the funniest books I have read in a long time. Just gotta love Grandma Mazur - 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, Morelli has spelled TROUBLE. And now that hot guy is in hot water....wanted for murder.
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This is a great read! If you like the ABC books by Sue Grafton, you will love this one! The main character is a female bounty hunter!
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you gotta love janet's new heroine, stephanie plum! this series is hilarious! a must read!
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Good girly read. She's hilarious!
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Excellent! I am so hooked on these books now. Can't wait to dig into the next Stephanie Plum Mystery!
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This is the first book I read by Janet Evanovich and it won't be the last. Some very LOL parts in the book, which I enjoyed. Quick read!
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This book was loaned to me by a co-worker and I am SO grateful that she did!! I used to be an avid reader when I was younger, but getting married, having kids and all that goes with the daily grind of life put that love of reading on the back burner. My co-worker knew I would love this book (and series) and this book is what actually rekindled my love for reading! I couldn't put this book down until it was done. It is definitely a series that you will want to read in order if you intended to read them all, but any one of the books are a good stand alone read.

** WARNING ** You WILL need book two and three handy if you sit down to ready this one! It is such and easy and pleasant read that you will finish it in no time flat and will want to jump right into the next one. I always carried the next copy with me because I never knew when I would finish it or where I would be when I did. I was a schooldbus driver at the time and when you are sitting waiting for the kids to come to the bus or take a school trip, you can't be without the next one!
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A good easy read with a tight plot. The first book in the Stephanie Plum series. She gets her first taste of violence, vulnerability, and gun handling as a bounty hunter. Other characters are introduced that will become more intricate as the stories progress.
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i love this series
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This is a book to finish in less than an evening and pass on to the next unsuspecting person. It's fluffy, but entirely readable.
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A great, fun read in the Stephanie Plum series.
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Love this series
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Starting with number ONE, the Stephanie Plum series is well worth reading. These books are "laugh out loud" and down-to-earth type books easily read and hard to put down. Most of us can relate to Stephanie if we tried to be bounty hunters. Give them a try!
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Loved it!
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Nice change of pace from your larger than life detective and mystery novel - a little more grounded / real.

3.5 stars out of 5
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This book made me laugh out loud in so many parts. My family thought I was nuts! It got me hooked on the series.
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LOVE the Stephanie Pulm series...the verbal back and forths between characters is great!
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Loved this book! I read it straight through in 2 days. I wanted to keep reading to find out what was going to happen next. I could really relate with Stephanie Plum and loved her gutsy character! Can't wait to read the next book!
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First in a series about Stephanie Plum from Trenton NJ. Stephanie becomes a bail bonds woman & trouble starts. Janet is very witty & a very snappy writer.
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The first Stephanie Plum novel. Great fun.
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Loved this book. Can't wait to read the next one. It's about a woman who takes a job as a bounty hunter to make money and ends up with some crazy stuff happening. Lots of excitement going on. This book is a mystery with a little bit of everything going on. Great read!!!
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In this book, the first of the Stephanie Plum series, we meet Stephanie Plum, a lady who is looking for a new job since she lost her old job as a lingerie buyer. Unable to find any other job, she ends up in her cousin Vinnie's office. He is a bail bondsman and she becomes a bounty hunter.

She's got no idea how to do the bounty hunting gig but she has no money, loses her new car to repossession and has started to hock all her small appliances to stay afloat. She finds out there is a large reward for Joe Morelli, with whom she has a small history that started in his father's garage and resulted in, many years later, her running him over with her father's Buick. Now he's back in her life as a bail jumper and she's ready to bring him in. Except she's not sure how to do it. In the mean time, she is learning the ropes on small time jumpers and getting tips from Ranger, another bounty hunter. She's also run afoul of the local boxing champ, who turns out to be a crazy psycho who gets his kicks from hurting and degrading women. So, she's chasing Morelli while she has look over her shoulder to make sure the boxer doesn't get her first.

It was a funny read. Some of the humor seemed a bit forced. But there it was still enough to keep me turning the pages and there were a few times I'd laugh out loud and get strange looks from my husband. Stephanie seemed "real" and I could relate to her. I didn't get her connection to Morelli. The chemistry just wasn't happening for me. There were a few times in the book when I was just like "MACE HIM ALREADY!!" But alls well that ends well. She collects her "body money" and solves the crime at the same time. The ending was a not as predictable as I thought it was going to be. On to book 2.
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Out of work for months, with her savings gone and her car repossessed, Stephanie Plum is desperate enough to ask her cousin, Vinnie for a job. But the filing job had already been filled, so she decides to try her hand at bounty hunting. How hard can it be?

It turns out to be very difficult. Most of the criminals won't come when asked politely. And she did target Joe Morelli, a cop on the run trying to prove he was framed. Still, that huge paycheck and a shared past keep her focused on Morelli. But when boxer Benito Ramirez starts dogging her trail, she begins to suspect she's in over her head. Can she survive long enough to bring Morelli in?

I've heard a lot about these Stephanie Plum books but have never read one. I'm glad I did. The writing style is engaging and the pace fast. I had a hard time putting the book down and when I did I couldn't stop thinking about. When I finished it, I ordered the second in the series to see what would happen next to the main characters.

I now see why this series is so popular. The characters and storyline make for quick, light reading. I'm looking forward to reading the rest of the series.
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The first of the Stephanie Plum stories. Love this Bailbondswoman! I think you will too.
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Great characters, interesting storyline, and fun to read. This was my first Janet Evanovich book but it will definitely not be my last! If you haven't read this book you should.
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Well worth the hype. I was caught up from the very first page. This is a great story with a great, spunky main character. There was never a dull moment with Stephanie. Can't wait to read about all her other exploits. Ms. Janet is a great story teller who sprinkles thrills and comedy throughout to keep the reader entertained. I was thoroughly entertained.
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This book was great. It had a lot of humor and a lot of suspensful moments. Had a lot of everything really! Stephanie Plum is hysterical, but at the same time one tough chick! You think she has no idea what she's doing, but totally surprises you with her actions.
I am looking forward to reading the rest of the series.
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Fun little mystery. Nothing life-changing, but a pleasant way to while away a few hours. The main character is a riot and the whole tale strikes just about the right balance between ass-kicking and funny. Thoroughly enjoyable.
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Be forewarned that starting to read this book could start a serious addiction. I found myself at the library checking out every book in the series just so that once I finished one book, I could start on the next.

The situations that Stephanie Plum finds herself in are too comical. My favorite character has to be Ranger. Janet Evanovich must knows someone like this in real life to be able to portray this character so well.

This is definitely a book to read if you are looking for some good laughs.
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MY FIRST STEPHANIE PLUM BUT NOT MY LAST IT WAS A HOOT !
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Very funny & lots of adventure. Great characters. I want to read the whole series now.
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This book was exciting and humorous. It was a pretty fast read, but also very interesting. I am awaiting the second book and am excited to get into the series.
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I couldn't put it down. This was a great read!!!
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Love Love Love the series. A co-worker and I quote the characters often.
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Just okay. Thought I'd give it a try since so many like this series. Not really my style though.
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This first in a series is just a taste of the wonderful life of Plum...if you need a laugh and a mystery to solve, combined with romance this is the series for you.
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This book is the first in a series of crime novels with Stephanie Plum as the bounty hunter who takes on a very tough case. The book will keep you laughing all the way through Stephanie's adventures.
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The first of the Stephanie Plum books. I liked it but so far I have only read the first 4 books. I want to love these books because everybody loves them, but I can't seem to get into them.
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humor mixed with mystery.....great series, really enjoy reading them.
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This is an excellent book. I cant wait to read the next one.
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First in this really good series. Introduces Stephanie Plum who is in dire straits financially and takes a job of a bounty hunter for her cousin Vinnie's company. Of course she knows nothing about suspect retrieval~~~true on the job training as she hunts for Joe Morelli, who incidentally was her first lover. Very good series
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Be careful this series is addictive, you won't be able to stop after just one!
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This is the best series! You'll love the Stephanie Plum adventures!
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fun read!
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The first in the series of Stephanie Plum(bounty hunter)novels. Great read.
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A quick and thoroughly enjoyable read.
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Classic Stephanie Plum novel. Fun to read.
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Fantastic book - the Stephanie Plum series is wonderful. Funny and refreshing - you won't be dissapointed.
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I love this series!!!!!
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A very great mystery with lots of laughs!
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Enjoyable and fast read. The 1st of the Stephanie Plum Series. It helps to understand the rest of the series if you read this one first. Light and easy entertainment. I highly recommend, especially when you need a break from the serious dramatic reading.
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Very enjoyable. First book in a popular series featuring the quirky character Stephanie Plum, bounty hunter.
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Very funny!
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I just love this series by Janet Evanovich. I find the books funny and well written. Hard to put down. Cannot wait to read the next one!
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Cute book, fun read. Very funny.
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For a first novel in a series it was good enough to make me want to get more.
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Never read
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This is great no-brainer reading - light and funny.
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A nice start to a series that is light, uncomplicated reading. I will definitely keep reading whenever I am lacking for something interesting to read.
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Janet Evanovich has me laughing out loud throughout most of the book. Fun to read and and impossible to put down. Has you waiting for the next in the series.
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LOL funny! Loved the grandmother. Can't wait to get the rest of the series.
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Most enjoyable book. Evanovich is a humorous writer. I liked the way she writes.
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Wonderful book. A must read for any Evanovich fan.
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First Stephanie Plum book. I read it and now I'm hooked. She is the funniest and most well developed character I've read in a long time!
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Great books
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The first book in the hit Stephanie Plum series. Romance, danger, and lots of laughs!
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I loved this book, it's not that typical chick-lit, it was really funny. I suggest it to anyone looking for a good laugh and a little mystery.
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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.
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Love the entire series!!!
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The first book in the Stephanie Plum series, and a fun start on her escapades!
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Hysterical.
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Evanovich rules!
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Stephanie plum is a laid-off lingerie buyer. She is divorced. She is 30 years old. She lives in Trenton, New Jersey. Her car was repossessed and to make rent she has been selling her furniture if she doesn't find work soon she will have to move back with her parents. She convinces her cousin Vinny to hire her as a bounty hunter in his bail bond business. She is given one week to bring in bail jumper Cop Joe Morelli. He disappeared after shooting an unarmed man. The bounty is high 10k and it helps to want vengence on the man who took her virginity behind the eclair counter at the bakery. He never called and wrote a poem about on the bathroom room.

Stephanie knows nothing about bounty hunting but stumbles upon Joe, but doesnt know what to do with him when she finds him. So Stephanie enlists the help of one hot mysterious bounty hunter called Ranger. Ranger is amused by Stephanie and agrees to be her mentor. When Ranger asks what she did when she found Morelli she said I asked him to go with me to the police station but he refused! Ranger works in the gray side of the law but helps Stephanie purchase a gun and mace so she will be prepared next time.
So during the story she borrows Joes car since he is on the run and it is bombed and she is stocked by a pysco prize fighter. There are a lot of unexpected and funny turns through the book. You will chuckle if not laugh through the book. The books are keepers.

A friend borrowed the first book and promptly came back and borrowed the other 13. She is willl buy the 15th herself. The characters are solid with a lot of chemistry. I havent read another book where all the characters jump off the page and are all likeable. You will be entertained through the book. No thinking or pondering allowed. I would recommend this whole series.

Beware: even if you do not like donuts be prepared to crave them. I actually had to purchase tastey cakes but they sounded so good.they werent. Stephanie is able to eat anything she wants and not gain an ounce so she eats a lot in the books.
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This is the first Stephanie Plum book i have read. It was cute and fun and easy read. I think i will be following with the next one.
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This was the first book that I had read from this author and it won't be the last. It keep me laughing and turning pages from start to the end. This author is definitly one of my favorite authors.
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Great series!!
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My Rating: B-

This first novel in the Stephanie Plumb sereis is a quick and easy read. The author is witty (though I didn't find the book to be as laugh out loud funny as I was told to expect). The way the characters interact with each other is easy and doesn't seem forced. The dialogue seems quite natural.

Often throughout the book I found that the dangerous situations that Stephanie got into were magically fixed. They almost always felt set up. Also towards the end of the book I felt that the author simply skimmed over important parts. As if the ending were rushed.

I do recommend this book to those who like something light and easy, just a little something to get your mind away from the everyday.
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New York Times bestselling author.
First in seris of Stephanie Plum novels.
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As always, wondeful!
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Good book. Lots of characters.
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I love this series! Stephanie Plum, bail bondswoman extraordinaire, always seems to find herself in situations with her men, her grandmother, her friends, etc. that lead to danger and hilarity. I can never put one of these down until I've finished reading it. This is the first of the series, and I guarantee you will be hooked after you read it.
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Welcome to Trenton, New Jersey, home to average Joes, small-time hoodlums, and Stephanie Plum. Stephanie is a Jersey girl through and through, who sports a big attitude and even bigger money problems. She used to be a lingerie buyer for a department store, but ever since she lost her job, money is tight. Stephanie needs cash - and she needs it fast, so that means she must do the previously unthinkable: swallow her pride, and turn to her family.

As the last resort of the truly desperate, Stephanie lands a job with her sleazy cousin Vinnie's bail bonding company. She has zero experience, but that doesn't mean anything. Vinnie gives her a week to catch his latest bail jumper: one Joseph Morrelli. The name doesn't mean anything to Stephanie, really...it doesn't. Neither does it matter that the bail jumper in question is actually local vice cop Joe Morelli.

Nope...It doesn't matter one bit to Stephanie that from the time they were children, Joe Morelli has caused her nothing but headaches. From the time he first looked up her dress to the time they first slept together to the time that Stephanie hit him with her father's Buick, The name Morelli has meant nothing but trouble. And now this hot guy is in some seriously hot water - wanted for murder.

Abject poverty may be a remarkable motivator for learning some new skills, but being stalked by a seriously deranged prizefighter can provide a much needed incentive as well. Being taught a class in the school of hard knocks by people like Benito 'The Champ' Ramirez doesn't rank very highly on Stephanie Plum's latest to-do list. Still if Stephanie can nab Joe 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.

I have heard so many good things about this series, but have never actually read any of the books in it. Janet Evanovich is a new author for me, but why did I wait so long to read anything by her? I must say that I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book; it was an intriguing mystery and I really appreciated the thread of dry humor that ran through the story. I'm looking forward to reading more from this author in the future and give this book a definite A!
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Excellent
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Meet Stephanie Plumb-a latter day bounty hunter, she always gets her man.

"Fat chance of missing Stephanie Plum. A Jersey girl with Bette Midler's mouth and Cher's fashion sense--big hair, gold hoop earrings, Spandex bike shorts, tons of turquoise eye shadow and attitude out to here--The New York Times Book Review

"An absolute delight, the kind of book that reminds us how much fun reading mysteries should be. This book has at least one chuckle a page as well as a couple of real belly laughs every chapter."--The Denver Post
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I am in love with the Stephanie Plum series. If you love a book that keeps you turning the pages, laugh out loud and feel nervous, then these are the books!! Highly recommend!!
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Trenton native Stephanie Plum is out of work, out of money, and her car's in repo-hell. So who does a hardly working girl turn to when the going gets tough? Meet cousin Vinnie, bail bondsman. Stephanie figures it's nice work if you can get it--shagging bail jumpers for $10,000 a pop. So she joins up.

Her first assignment: nail Joe Morelli, a former vice cop on the run from a charge of murder one. There's also a cranky ex-prizefighter dogging her and a nasty habit she has of leaping first and looking later. If Stephanie doesn't wise up fast, the first dead body in her future could be her own.
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This is the ONLY book of the series that scared me a little bit. But believe me the MOVIE doesn't NEARLY live up to this fantastic rolicking book! This series is a MUST READ!!
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I absolutely loved this book. Several times I laughed out loud. Highly reccomended!
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I never considered myself a mystery reader. That was until I read this book! You will laugh out loud at this book as well as double check the lock on the front door before you go to bed! It's a great book and easy read that will have you saying, "Oh, just one more chapter!" I am looking forward to following the series.
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she's a riot
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great series
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Love it!
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enjoyable
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Fast paced, fun & funny. Enjoyable. Likable characters.
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Great book. I love all of her Stephanie Plum novels.
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I love these Stephanie Plumb books. Always a good read and funny too.
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Meet Stephanie Plum she is out of work, out of money,and her car's in repo-hell. So who does a hardly working girl turn to when the going gets tough? Meet cousin Vinnie bail bondsman. Shagging bail jumpers for $10,000 a pop is nice work... so she joins up.
A funny ,fast moving crime fiction!
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Entertaining.
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This book introduces Stephanie Plum, bounty hunter living in NJ.
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The first book of a great series
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Great author. Easy summer read!
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I enjoyed this one. I am just getting back to reading. I can't wait to read the next book!
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The first of the Stephanie Plum books Ms Evanovich catches you from the first sentence with edgy discriptions of a hot day in Jersey. then keeps you rivited and laughing; becareful when and where you read this book , if your in bed make sure your alone cause I guarentee you will wake up your partner with deep raucus laughter.
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Fun summer read!
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great book!
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I really enjoyed reading One for the Money by Janet Evanovich!

Imagine jumping into a job where you stick out like a sore thumb, you fit in nowhere, and it's pretty much learn as you go. Well Stephanie Plum as just done all this and more after being canned as a discount lingerie buyer.

Hard up for cash and about to be evicted, Stephanie takes a job as a bounty hunter, and gets landed with Joe Morelli, the gorgeous, seductive, possibly murderous cop who once boinked her beside some eclairs!

I love the love/hate relationship between Plum and Morelli!

The book is written from Stephanie's point of view and it's one you can believe and maybe even see yourself in.

On her mission to find and capture Morelli and in turn collect her $10,000, Stephanie runs into some questionable and downright evil characters! I personally LOVE her Grandma Mazur! I imagine Betty White mixed with the grandmother from the Wedding Crashers!

All in the name of making a buck...what's a girl gonna do?

All in all, One for the Money is a great book and a great start to what I hope will be a great series!

For witty banter, delicious characters, and situations you can only laugh out loud about, this book is it!

If I HAD to find anything to complain about...I wasn't fussed how it ended so quickly. This is probably because it's part of the series and Janet Evanovich is leaving me wanting more. So, if this is why, it totally worked because I now can't wait to read the second book in the series, Two for the Dough!

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did not read it
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Great read! It really made me laugh. Can't wait to start the second in the series.
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Just started reading the Stephanie Plum series. Love this book. Will get more.
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Fun read. Light with humor, and a look at life in the "Burg".
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Okay read.
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I don't have this book anymore.
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I have not read this book.