One for the Money (Stephanie Plum #1)

One for the Money (Stephanie Plum #1)

Pestered by her close New Jersey family, Stephanie Plum offers to catch high-school crush Joe Morelli, cop turned bail jumper, for her cousin Vinnie's company. She questions "working girls" to find the missing girlfriend of vicious prizefighter Benito Ramirez while Joe secretly watches her back. Ranger mentors her and supplies vehicles when hers explode....

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Title:One for the Money (Stephanie Plum #1)
Author:Janet Evanovich
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Genres:Mystery
ISBN:One for the Money
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:320 pages pages

One for the Money (Stephanie Plum #1) Reviews

  • Inara
    Jun 30, 2008
    Funny and light-hearted book with a likeable heroine who never loses track of her goal to earn 10,000 dollars as a bounty hunter. Too bad its an old ex-lover she has to find but then - she still has a bone to pick with him.... This first book in the series made me jump outright on the...
  • Eric
    Feb 23, 2012
    My wife and I were heading to Philadelphia for a long weekend, and decided to get an audiobook for the road trip. After a short conversation about how that "female bounty hunter movie" was based on a best selling book, I downloaded this. I was slightly curious, as I have seen the autho...
  • Marin
    Aug 30, 2008
    I wanted to like this book. I have been watching the growth of the chick lit genre with interest, especially in the sub-sub-genre of chick-lit legal thrillers and mysteries. I think there's cool stuff happening here. Unfortunatley, I'm not a fan of this book, and I won't be continui...
  • Kemper
    Apr 16, 2012
    It?s Gender Reversal Day here on Goodreads as I review One for the Money. So Samuel Plum is an underwear buyer for a retail store who has recently lost his job. Desperate for cash, he blackmails his pervert cousin who runs a bail bonds agency into letting him go after a cop named...
  • Erin
    Jan 16, 2012
    Sometimes you just need to read a book like this. With mediocre writing and a plot as see-through as Grandma's underpants, it will take your mind off life's more substantial material for a while. ...
  • Claire Greene
    Apr 14, 2008
    I. LOVE. THESE. BOOKS. SERIOUSLY. I am obsessed with this series. And you know when your brain keeps telling you that this is ridiculous, there must be a hundred books that are written better, or a better mystery, or whatever? Well, I don't care!!! This series is my ultimate guilty ple...
  • Dorothy
    Jul 30, 2008
    How is it that, having been an avid reader of mysteries for much of my life, I had never picked up one of Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum books? A gross oversight on my part that I have now rectified. I have finished the first one of the series. I've been reading quite a few seriou...
  • Jessica
    Jun 04, 2008
    Dribble, dribble, dribble. To amuse myself I compiled a top 5 list of things from this book that any future bookclubs book shouldn't include: 1- a herioine who regularly wears spandex shorts (I see it was wrote in 1994, still...that was past the 80's...no excuses). 2- the term "c...
  • Shannon
    Sep 30, 2010
    Book: ? ? Narration: ? I'm new to audiobooks, and at this point I'm not exactly sure how much they're for me. I can listen to whatever I want during my workday, so I figure, why not catch up on some reading while I do it? The problem is, I seem to come across more audiobook...
  • Tatiana
    Dec 22, 2009
    I've been seeing Evanovich books for years and not even once was I compelled to give them another look or find out if they were worth my time. I kind of regret it now. This 1st book in the series about a female bounty hunter set in New Jersey ethnic neighborhood was quite a pleasure...
  • Tea Jovanović
    Mar 20, 2013
    bozanstven humor, zabavno... autorka je divna koliko i njena junakinja Stefani Plam... imala sam to zadovoljstvo da je upoznam na sajmu u Njujorku davne 2002. I divna je koliko i njene knjige... To mi je jedno od najdra?ih iskustava :) ...
  • Raeleen Lemay
    Feb 01, 2015
    Just as I predicted, I did not enjoy this. The main character is a LITERAL marshmallow and I absolutely couldn't stand her, and the plot was boring to say the least (it was also ridiculous). I've heard from many people that this book is funny, but I sure didn't think so... It wasn't...
  • Jonetta
    Sep 16, 2012
    I know many love this series and Stephanie Plum. Unfortunately, I just couldn't connect and didn't find her ineptness all that funny. My investigators/detectives have to have some level of smarts, either streetwise or instinctive. That's not Stephanie and this isn't my kind of mystery ...
  • ᴥ Irena ᴥ
    Aug 16, 2015
    I must be the only one who read this and found it more depressing than funny. Although there were a couple of times I laughed (few, to be honest, but enough to make me not hate this book), I didn't like Stephanie Plum at all. I am not saying we should all be scared and sit in our h...
  • Megs ♥
    Oct 13, 2011
    The movie came out a few weeks ago, and I haven't seen it yet. I figured this would be a good time to write a review about this book, since I read it a few months ago, but never got a chance to review it. This book was highly recommended to me, because although I really do read a ...
  • Carole (Carole's Random Life in Books)
    Feb 15, 2016
    This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life I have a lot of mixed feelings about this series at this point. I used to absolutely love it. Stephanie Plum is what got me reading again after not picking up a book for several years when my kids where little. I devoured every b...
  • Tilly Slaton
    Oct 27, 2011
    One for the Money is a wonderful book! (REPOSTING DUE TO MOVIE RELEASE!) I have always read psycho-thrillers, romance, paranormal romance etc. My momma told me, ?You have to read Evanovich! You?ll laugh so hard!? So, I did. Stephanie Plum is a super cool character. She?...
  • Cyndi
    Feb 14, 2015
    One of the many books I often reread. Not sure how many times I've read this book. Stephanie Plum is one of my favorite characters in literature. She's funny and vivacious. 2/2018. Another reread so I could visit with Stephanie and the Plum family. I love this series more every time...
  • James
    Jan 07, 2012
    Pure gold in humor! 4 unforgettable characters: Stephanie Plum, Joe Morelli, Ranger and Grandma Mazur. Let's do a lil' recap: Stephanie: Your everyday girl... with great humor, a bit of sass, lots of determination and an inability to know her limits. But each and every time you root...
  • Catherine
    Apr 03, 2013
    My mom's been bugging me for years to read this. I resisted, because, well, mom books. I thought it would be silly, I thought it would be overwrought, I thought it would be chick-lit...and it wasn't! I was pleasantly surprised. It's no deep, mystery-thriller, but it wasn't a complete t...
  • Gavin
    May 04, 2012
    This was a fun story. It had a bit of action, a bit of mystery, and plenty of crazy humor. The story was fast paced and pretty light in tone for the most part, but it did have a few dark happenings that injected some tension into the story. Down on her luck Stephanie Plum needs a j...
  • Melissa
    Feb 11, 2018
    3.5 Stars One for the money is one of those popular books that it seems everyone has read except me. So when I was going through a reading slump and couldn't get into any book that I started reading, I thought I would try this one. Its been on my to read pile for SO LONG. I decided to...
  • Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁ Rabid Reads-no-more
    Jun 19, 2012
    11/11/15: Buddy (Re)Read with my peeps at BB&B ...
  • Zoey
    Oct 14, 2017
    Stephanie certainly isnt the brightest crayon in the box, there were definitely some eye roll moments, but also lots of LOL moments as well. A fun read, I look forward to see what she gets up to in the next one :) ...
  • Robin (Bridge Four)
    Nov 01, 2015
    Buddy reading with some friends at Buddies Books and Baubles starting Nov 1 The Plan: Read one book in the series per month. So that's like the next 2 years. I now plan buddy reads 2 years out....no I do not have a problem...and even if I did I seem to be going to a group for it....
  • Paige  Bookdragon
    Mar 04, 2016
    Maybe if I haven't read Charley Davidson's series first, I would have loved this book more. But sad to say, I can't help but compare Stephanie's humor to Charley. It was kinda fun and entertaining but not that much. ...
  • bella ϟ  [ bella farren ]
    Aug 17, 2017
    5/5 stars This has quickly become a favourite of mine, it was recommended to me by my mum who regularly rereads the series, and spends the entire time laughing loudly to herself. And my expectations were exceeded. I am not a person who shows emotion when reading, and I never laugh o...
  • Jilly
    May 04, 2016
    Ah, the '90's. Bike shorts, slouchy socks with high-top Reeboks, scrunchies, day-glow. Stephanie Plum is a New Jersey '90's girl who is out of work. She finagles her way into working for her cousin who is a bail-bondsman. Her job is to catch this guy who took her virginity and sh...
  • Tiffany PSquared
    Feb 11, 2014
    And thus, with this book, began my intense love affair with everything Stephanie Plum and her zany crew of friends, co-workers, lovers, and adversaries (standouts: Grandma Mazur and Lula). Oh, and by the way, I'm 100% #teamRanger ...
  • TK421
    Aug 28, 2009
    So with the release of the movie, I thought some words were in order. First off, this book is nothing more than pure, uncut sugar for the brain. The writing is, meh. The characters are, meh; except for grandma, she's funny as shit. But the overall story really did nothing for me. For s...