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Sassy, brassy Stephanie Plum, the bounty hunter from Trenton, N.J., introduced to acclaim in last year's One for the Money, returns to track a bond jumper through her blue-collar neighborhood known as the "burg." A local funeral home, a slimy undertaker and mutilated corpses figure large in the search for Kenny Mancuso, who, having shot an old high-school friend in the knee, posted bail with Stephanie's boss, her cousin, and then disappeared. When the old friend is shot again, fatally, Stephanie reluctantly joins forces with her sexy enemy and love interest, Trenton homicide cop Joe Morelli. While looking for Kenny, Stephanie also searches for 24 caskets stolen from Spiro Stiva, heir apparent of Stiva's Mortuary and also a high-school buddy of Kenny's. As body parts, cut from "clients" on view at Stiva's, are used to warn people off the case, Stephanie and Morelli spar in a lively if expected fashion and Stephanie's feisty gun-toting Grandma Mazur forsakes her usual routine of talk-show TV and attending wakes to join the fight against crime. Readers will likely stay a few steps ahead of the sleuths, but the sharp repartee and Stephanie's slightly cynical but still fond relationship with her family and the burg hold a treasury of urban-style charms. $100,000 ad/promo; Mystery Guild selection; Literary Guild alternate selection; author tour.
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Evanovich's first novel, One for the Money (Macmillan, 1994), introduced Stephanie Plum, a gutsy heroine who wormed her way into a job with her bond-agent cousin Vinnie. With the aid of vice cop Joe and her Grandma Mazur, Stephanie pursues a bail jumper and knows that a vice cop wants them both. A winning adventure.
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
This paperback book is oversize - not noted in primary part of description. Not happy.Published 9 months ago by Discerning Viewer
Nothing compares to the Plum books. I've read them so many times and I enjoy them more very time. Love the characters and the story lines, the escapades and the mishaps. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Alysia
Always that sexy, funny, thrilling suspence!
I laugh from beginning to end!
Can't wait to read the other ones and I am wondering why this is not already a TV serie
This is such a great series!! First Janet Evanovich books I've read and I am thoroughly enjoying; have purchased all up to #16 as well as the between-the-numbers novels. Read morePublished on April 17 2011 by Christiana Vanier
I heard some good things about this series on the radio and read the reviews online. All seemed to be in order until I read the first few pages. Read morePublished on June 21 2004 by Phil Gaston
My first of future books I read from Evanovitch. I was quite thrilled and now eager to read more of this woman's sense of humour.
Absolutely a smashing read!
Loved the first one a lot. In fact I laughed out loud several times, something that a book can rarely invoke. Read morePublished on April 14 2004 by Avid Reader