Friday, January 27, 2012

One For the Money - Janet Evanovich (HarperCollins - Sept 1995)

Series:  Stephanie Plum (Book 1) 

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-prize fighter 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 she sees could be her own.

Before going to see the movie next week, I decided I should reread the book, since I had last read it more than ten years ago.  It was still just as funny as the first time I read it.  I loved Stephanie's determination to do the job, even though she wasn't very good at it.  All the characters are a riot to read about, and remember the beginnings of the relationships. 

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