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Plum Boxed Set 1, Books 1-3 (One for the Money / Two for the Dough / Three to Get Deadly) (Stephanie Plum Novels) Mass Market Paperback – Box set, June 19, 2007

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"Many writers create good characters, but to create hilariously funny ones virtually bristling with believable sexual electricity -- that's the achievement."--USA Today

The New York Times Book Review Big hair, gold hoop earrings, Spandex bike shorts, and attitude out to here -- Stephanie kind of glows in the dark in Janet Evanovich's hip-swinging genre debut.

“Chutzpah and sheer comic inventiveness . . . The Evanovich/Plum books [are] good fun.”—Washington Post

"Superb."--Detroit Free Press

"Evanovich never met a felony she couldn't top with an unbeatable laugh."--Kirkus

"A treasury of urban-style charms"--Publishers Weekly

"Evanovich is the master"--San Francisco Examiner

“No less than her plotting, Evanovich’s characterizations are models of screwball artistry. . . . The intricate plot machinery of her comic capers is fueled by inventive twists.”—The New York Times --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

About the Author

Janet Evanovich is the author of the Stephanie Plum books, including One for the Money and Sizzling Sixteen, and the Diesel & Tucker series, including Wicked Appetite. Janet studied painting at Douglass College, but that art form never quite fit, and she soon moved on to writing stories. She didn't have instant success: she collected a big box of rejection letters. As she puts it, "When the box was full I burned the whole damn thing, crammed myself into pantyhose and went to work for a temp agency." But after a few months of secretarial work, she managed to sell her first novel for $2,000. She immediately quit her job and started working full-time as a writer. After 12 romance novels, she switched to mystery, and created Stephanie Plum. The rest is history. Janet's favorite exercise is shopping, and her drug of choice is Cheeze Doodles. She and her husband live in New Hampshire, in house with a view of the Connecticut River Valley.
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Product Details

  • Series: Stephanie Plum Novels
  • Mass Market Paperback
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press (June 19, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780312947439
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312947439
  • ASIN: 0312947437
  • Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 3 x 7.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (356 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #49,247 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Janet Evanovich is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Stephanie Plum series, the Fox and O'Hare series with co-author Lee Goldberg, the Lizzy and Diesel series, twelve romance novels, the Alexandra Barnaby novels and Troublemaker graphic novel, and How I Write: Secrets of a Bestselling Author.

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Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This has to be the most enjoyable book I have read this summer. I had never read Evanovich before. I came across this book while strolling through a "Message Board" from Kelly Rippa's book club (Regis and Kelly Show). Someone had mentioned it and I'm so glad that I picked it up.
In all three books there are colorful chartacters starting with Joe Morrelli, Ranger, Grandma Mazur and Lula. Stephanie Plum the main chartacter is a delight to follow as she takes on a new job as a bounty hunter.
I can't say that the series is particularly suspenseful OR that it is not predictable BUT I can promise that you will find yourself pulled in ... and along for the ride. In all three books I found myself laughing out loud ... even in the middle of the night ...and wishing there was someone I could share the storyline with. If you like a fast read, good writing and a lot of laughs ... This is the book for you.
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I actually started this series with Hot Six. I don't know why. I really wasn't expecting much. But it was great, so I bought the box set of the first three books in the series and read them in about 3 days. The Stephanie Plum mysteries are just so funny--I find myself laughing out loud all the time. A quick and pleasant read and the characters Evanovich creates are just fabulous--there is Stephanie herself of course, and Rex, her pet hamster; Joe Morelli and Ranger, her competing love/lust interests; Grandma Mazur; and of course, Lulu. If you like detective/sleuth novels and like Kinsey Millhone, you will love these books.
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In 'Three Plums in One' you get the first three books in the Stephanie Plum series, 'One for the Money', 'Two for the Dough' and 'Three to Get Deadly'. Evanovich has created one of the most endearing, hilarious and completely entertaining characters to populate any genre of fiction you could hope to read in your lifetime.
Stephanie Plum is an out-of-work lingerie buyer who falls into bounty hunting through a combination of a family acquaintance and a pressing need for food, shelter and neon shades of makeup. When you think of a Bounty Hunter you think of a smart, cunning, confident law-enforcement type, but after you meet her, you will think "Oxymoron" whenever you hear the phrase "Stephanie Plum, Bounty Hunter."
Stephanie bungles her way through several fugitive apprehensions, as well as a rocky, quasi-romantic relationship, all the while giving us all the hilarious details in her frank, rambling narrative. Joe Morelli, a Trenton, New Jersey vice cop, plays Tracy to Stephanie's Hepburn, and Evanovich will have you in tears with her talent for writing the sardonic and sarcastic dialogue that takes place between these two.
Each episode has an underlying mystery to solve, but soon after you start reading you will discover that no matter what Stephanie is describing in her narrative, you would happily read along, much in the same way you would listening to a master storyteller describe a root canal.
'Three Plums in One' is a fast, sometimes suspenseful and often (very often) hilarious read. The three novels run together seamlessly, creating a sense of continuity that will have you thinking it was written as one novel, and then divided.
Read this book now. You will not be sorry. And, just for fun, count the cars.
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This book is amazingly funny and is a collection of the first three Stephenie Plum stories. I'll review each separately.

"One for the Money"

Stephanie Plum is currently unemployed and already had to sell some of her furniture and kitchen appliances to get by. She desperately needs a job and ends up working as bounty hunter for her cousin Vinnie - a bail bondsman. Stephanie decides to go after Joe Morelli for the money - a cop she knows since she was a child - and ends up in a mess involving a heavyweight boxer, his manager, two prostitutes, some street crime and her hilarious family. This book made me laugh out loud in several scenes (such as Grandma Mazur and the chicken, the dumpster, the pussymobile, etc!), it is fast paced and the storyline is interesting enough. It seems I'll have to read the rest of the series!

"Two for the Dough"

I wasn't expecting this book to be as funny as the first one, but guess what? It really was! This time bounty hunter Stephanie Plum has to find Kenny Mancuso, a guy who shot his best friend and happens to be related to Joe Morelli. This case eventually leads Stephanie to a funeral home and she can count with the counselling of an expert: Grandma Mazur. Her grandma doesn't miss a good funeral and as Stephanie puts it, Grandma Mazur reads the obituary columns like they're part of the paper's entertainment section. Other communities have country clubs and fraternal orders. The burg has funeral parlors. Once things start to get complicated, Stephenie knows she can count on Morelli to have her back and to make fun of her.

Again, it's easy to understand what's happening and there's no real mystery, but it's exactly the opposite when it comes to her private life and her family. I never know what to expect of her family!
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Excellent light hearted reading. Enough mystery to keep you guessing, enough humor to give you some chuckles and a lot of oh no's!!! Thoroughly enjoyable. I'll buy the rest of them.
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