For many, reading a book is like poking out your eyes with a set of knitting needles. Painful and a lengthy process. But if you would like a book with plenty of humour, wit and a killer plot, I recommend Janet Evanovich’s, ‘One For The Money.’ This is the first book in the Stephanie Plum series, eleven books so far.
Joseph Morelli has a long history with ex-lingerie buyer Stephanie Plum. “Don’t go near those Morelli men,” her mother warned. Yet despite the warning, Stephanie was drawn to Joe like a moth to a flame. And boy did she get burnt. Joe usually surfaces periodically just long enough to mess Stephanie’s life up, and then he returns to the woodwork before Stephanie can say, ‘Holy Toledo!’
When Stephanie gets sacked from her lingerie job at E.E & Martin, she’s forced to blackmail her bail bondsmen cousin Vinnie into giving her a job as a Fugitive Apprehension Agent.
“You’re thirty, you don’t have a husband and now you’re a bond apprehension agent! What will the neighbours think?” Stephanie’s mother, Ellen.
Stephanie’s desperate for money. She’s only got the bare essentials. Bread, milk, bed, hairspray. Her car’s been repossessed and she’s been forced to buy an old Nova. She’s even looking at her hamster’s carrots in a new light. She decides that she needs some big money. Fast! Her target: Joe Morelli. Joe’s been accused of murder and has skipped bail. It’s now up to Stephanie Plum to track him down and deliver him to justice. But is there more to it than that? Teaming up with handsome and mysterious uber-agent Ranger, Stephanie embarks on her mission.
Set in Chambersburg, Trenton, Jersey’s about to see a whole lot more action.
Watch out world, Stephanie Plum is coming in for a bumpy landing.