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As readers of Janet Evanovich's two previous books about funny, feisty, family-tied bounty hunter Stephanie Plum already know, she operates in "the burg"--a "comfy residential chunk of Trenton, New Jersey, where houses and minds are proud to be narrow and hearts are generously wide open." On this turf, Plum fights for justice and fashion points--this time in pursuit of a beloved neighborhood candystore owner who seems to be moonlighting as an anti-drug vigilante. Evanovich now lives in New Hampshire, but authentic affection for Trenton energizes her prose. Plums in paperback include One for the Money and Two for the Dough. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Trenton, N.J., bounty hunter and former lingerie buyer Stephanie Plum (last seen in Two for the Dough) becomes persona non grata when she tracks down a neighborhood saint who has failed to show up for his court appearance. No one wants to help Stephanie, who works for her bail-bondsman cousin, Vinnie. While questioning admirers of the man nicknamed Uncle Mo, Stephanie is attacked and knocked out as she cases his candy store. She comes to next to the dead body of her attacker, who turns out to be a well-known drug dealer. Suddenly, she can't avoid stumbling across the bodies of dead drug dealers: one in a dumpster, one in a closet and four in the candy store basement. Stephanie suspects that mild-mannered Mo has become a vigilante and is cleaning up the streets in a one-man killing spree. But when she's repeatedly threatened by men wearing ski masks, she wonders if Mo has company and just might be in over his head. Despite her new clownish orange hair job, Stephanie muddles through another case full of snappy one-liners as well as corpses. By turns buttressed and hobbled by her charmingly clueless family and various cohorts (including streetwise co-worker Lulu, detective and heartthrob Morelli and professional bounty hunter Ranger), the redoubtable Stephanie is a character crying out for a screen debut. Mystery Guild selection; Literary Guild alternate; major ad/promo; author tour.
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
I enjoy reading the Stephanie Plum novels simply because they are fun. They are what I like to call literary candy. Read morePublished 1 day ago by D. Blankenship
FOR A FUN READ, PICK UP A STEPHANIE PLUM BOOK. THE CHARACTERS ARE ALL REAL AND LEND SO MUCH TO THE STORY. LULU IS SUCH A GOOD CHOICE FOR HER SIDE KICK, AND GRAMMA, WHAT A HOOT. Read morePublished 1 day ago by barbara a hathaway
I love Stephanie Plum. I have already read all the books and now I am starting from number 1 again. I just get a kick out of reading them. They make me laugh.Published 3 days ago by joanie43
Have been reading Ms. Evanivich's books for some time and never new she came from the town I lived in.Published 18 days ago by Dwarfstar55
I was caught up in this story from page one and could not put it down. Perfect for summer reading by the pool or for curling up with on a winter night.Published 23 days ago by Mom2BoysWF