One for the Money (Stephanie Plum, No. 1) (Stephanie Plum Novels)
Title: One for the Money (Stephanie Plum, No. 1) (Stephanie Plum Novels)
Author: Janet Evanovich
When Stephanie Plum needs money , she turns to bounty hunting for quick cash…even though she has no idea what to do and doesn’t own a gun. Luckily, her first quarry, an ex-cop accused of murder, turns out to be her first lover, with whom she still shares a powerful chemistry; unluckily, he’s better at getting away than she is at catching him. With the help of a mysterious new friend, Ranger, who shows her some tricks of the trade, Stephanie just might turn this new job into a career.
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.