September 25, 2012
After losing her job as a lingerie buyer, what’s a nice, divorced, big-haired, New Jersey girl like Stephanie Plum supposed to do? Naturally, become a bounty hunter. Throw in some hunky love interests, crazy villains and wacky family dynamics, and you’ve got a fun mystery series that’s hard to put down.
Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum Series begins with One For the Money. Stephanie has lost her job, had her car repossessed and is very close to having to move back home, to “the Burg”, the working-class suburb of Trenton where she grew up.Want more? Click here/tag Her cousin, Vinnie, grudgingly hires her as a bounty hunter, and her first FTA (bond speak for Failure to Appear) is Joe Morelli, murder suspect, police officer and former flame. Dark, handsome bounty hunter Ranger helps Stephanie find the real murderer and clear Morelli’s name.
The rest of the numerically named books (e.g. Two For the Dough) follow Stephanie, Morelli, Ranger and a host of other characters (in every sense of the word) as she finds her footing in her job, life and love. Her bounty hunter skills are complemented by her stubborn, sassy nature and neighborhood connections.
As of 2011, Evanovich has written 18 novels and four shorter, holiday books featuring Stephanie Plum and her crew.