You’ve lost your job as a department store lingerie buyer, your car’s been repossessed, and most of your furniture and small appliances have been sold off to pay last month’s rent. Now the rent is due again. And you live in New Jersey. What do you do?
If you’re Stephanie Plum, you become a bounty hunter. But not just a nickel-and-dime bounty hunter; you go after the big money. That means a cop gone bad. And not just any cop. She goes after Joe Morelli, a disgraced former vice cop who is also the man who took Stephanie’s virginity at age 16 and then wrote details on a bathroom wall. With pride and rent money on the line, Plum plunges headlong into her first case, one that pits her against ruthless adversaries - people who’d rather kill than lose.
The New York Times Book Review calls Stephanie Plum “a Jersey girl with Bette Middler’s mouth and Cher’s fashion sense.” In Stephanie Plum, Evanovich has created a resourceful and humorous character who stands apart from the pack of gritty female detectives.
Jersey girl: listen to more in the Stephanie Plum series.
©1994 Janet Evanovich (P)1995 Recorded Books, LLC
Adore reading - almost any genre except science fiction. In a book club so get to read a variety of great books!
I loved the ordinary girl thrust into extraordinary circumstances. And Critt's narration was superb.
When the lead character was cornered in the gym was a memorable moment for its tension.
So many great scenes it's difficult to be selective.
It was not so much a moving novel. More a wonderful mix of tension and hilarity.
The dinner scene when grandma shoots off the gun.
This is my first time listening to on of CJ Critt's performances. Would definitely choose another book with her as the reader.
I'm sure I looked a little odd to passers-by when I was in my car alone laughing hysterically.
The story was funny and the reader kept me wanting to hear more about the day-to-day experiences of Stephanie Plum. It was like listening to an old friend tell you about her day.
Absolutely would love to read another book by Janet Evanovich. The character is so flawed and realistic. It was fun to read about the way people live in the east.
Well the heroine of course. Absolutely hysterical.
Probably would not be nearly as funny as a movie and it would be capitalized on for the sexual components - whereas in the book - they are a sprinkle of spice!
Say something about yourself!
It was wonderful listening to the different characters -- they were all unique with just enough of a New Jersey accent to make them come alive, but not too much to be annoying. I've read the books & saw the movie, but I really enjoyed listening and can't wait to get the rest of the series.
I would recommend this book for lighthearted entertainment. Stephanie Plum has a terrific attitude and a good sense of humor.
I really enjoyed the combination of a mystery and the amusing characters that populate her life.
I've never heard the narrator before but I thought her 'voice' for the characters was outstanding.
The story is ok but a little unbelieveable.
Probably because I have heard good reviews about her and this was just the first book.
clear, funny in a good way,
This book was funny and held my attention right up to the end.
When grandma shot a loaded gun at the dinner table.
Each character had a different voice.
Made me laugh.
hummor,story line, and relatationship with joe and ranger.
very good as anyone else
yes, I did listen to it pretty much in one sitting
No...too graphic. For a
Just not my style. I'll look to other authors for this genre.
Absolutely, if nothing else, for the laughs! Recommended by a friend and now I can't stop!
Gradma Massur- she's my hero
the voice of Ranger - my mother would call it a
Listen to just this first one, and you'll be hooked too!!
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