|Publisher:||Simon & Schuster|
|Publish Date:||Aug 1994|
|Number of Pages:||288|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||1.05|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||6.26 x 1.05 x 9.68|
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.
Meet 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.
One for the Money is now a major motion picture starring Katherine Heigl as Stephanie Plum and Debbie Reynolds as Grandma Mazur.
From one of the most original voices in film and performance art—screenwriter and director Miranda July’s “wry, wistful, vulnerable, tough, and tender” ( Publishers Weekly ) collection.
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