|Publisher:||Simon & Schuster|
|Publish Date:||Nov 2011|
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|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||0.28|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||5.25 x 6.0 x 0.5|
Janet Evanovich was born on April 22, 1943 in South River, New Jersey. She received a bachelor's degree in art from Douglas College, which is part of Rutgers University. She was working as a secretary for a temporary employment agency when she sold her first romance novel, Hero at Large, which was published in 1987 under the pseudonym Steffie Hall. She went on to write 12 romances in five years using her real name before beginning to write mysteries.
Her first mystery novel, One for the Money, became the first book in the Stephanie Plum series. The latest book in that series is called Notorious Nineteen. She is also the author of the Alex Barnaby series, A Between-the-Numbers Novel series and Full series with Charlotte Hughes. The Heist, which she co-wrote with Lee Goldberg, made the New York Times Best Seller list for 2013.
A wonderful sense of humor, an eye for detail, and a self-deprecating narrative endow Stephanie Plum with the easy-to-swallow believability that accounts for her appeal as heroine. Spontaneity and financial desperation push her into the life of a bounty hunter, a job that pits her inexperience against the charming wiles of her one-time high school seducer, who is now a purported murderer. Maneuvering around the scrappy environs of Trenton, New Jersey, Stephanie runs the gauntlet of recalcitrant criminals and puts up with a match-making Jewish mother to boot. A witty, well-written, and gutsy debut.
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After making the finals for the Edgar, Agatha, and Shamus awards, Evanovich's debut, One for the Money (LJ 7/94), won the Dilys award from the Independent Mystery Booksellers of America as the book "most fun to sell". In this sequel, New Jersey bounty hunter Stephanie Plum encounters an illegal weapons operation.
New York Times bestseller Janet Evanovich’s One for the Money is being reissued for only $14. 99 to coincide with the feature film due out this summer.
Welcome to Trenton, New Jersey, home to wiseguys, average Joes, and Stephanie Plum, who sports a big attitude and even bigger money problems. Stephanie needs cash fast—but times are tough, and soon she’s forced to turn to the last resort of the truly desperate: family….
Stephanie lands a gig at her sleazy cousin Vinnie’s bail bonding company. She’s got no experience. But that doesn’t matter. And 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, M-o-r-e-l-l-i has spelled t-r-o-u-b-l-e. And now the hot guy is in hot water-wanted for murder….
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