Plum Boxed Set 1 (One for the Money, Two for the Dough, Three to Get Deadly - Stephanie Plum Series)

Plum Boxed Set 1 (One for the Money, Two for the Dough, Three to Get Deadly - Stephanie Plum Series)

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by Janet Evanovich
     
 

This boxed set contains three Stephanie Plum novels from Janet Evanovich: One for the Money, Two for the Dough, and Three to Get Ready.

One for the Money

Welcome to Trenton, New Jersey, home to wiseguys, average Joes, and Stephanie Plum, who sports a big attitude and even bigger money problems (since losing her job as a lingerie buyer

Overview

This boxed set contains three Stephanie Plum novels from Janet Evanovich: One for the Money, Two for the Dough, and Three to Get Ready.

One for the Money

Welcome to Trenton, New Jersey, home to wiseguys, average Joes, and Stephanie Plum, who sports a big attitude and even bigger money problems (since losing her job as a lingerie buyer for a department store). Stephanie needs cash-fast-but times are tough, and soon she's forced to turn to the last resort of the truly desperate: family...

Stephanie lands a gig at her sleazy cousin Vinnie's bail bonding company. She's got no experience. But that doesn't matter. As does the fact that the bail jumper in question is local vice cop Joe Morelli. From the time he first looked up her dress to the time he first got into her pants, to the time Steph hit him with her father's Buick, M-o-r-e-l-l-i has spelled t-r-o-u-b-l-e. And now the hot guy is in hot water-wanted for murder...

Abject poverty is a great motivator for learning new skills, but being trained in the school of hard knocks by people like psycho prizefighter Benito Ramirez isn't. Still, if Stephanie can nab Morelli in a week, she'll make a cool ten grand. All she has to do is become an expert bounty hunter overnight-and keep herself from getting killed before she gets her man...

Two For The Dough
Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum is still learning the ropes at her cousin Vinnie's bail bond office, so when she sets out on the trail of Kenny Mancuso—a suspiciously wealthy, working class Trenton boy who has just shot his best friend—the stakes are higher than ever. That Mancuso is distantly related to vice cop Joe Morelli—who is trying to beat Stephanie to the punch—only makes the hunt more thrilling….

Taking pointers from her bounty hunter pal, Ranger, and using her pistol-packing Granda Mazur as a decoy, Stephanie is soon closing in on her mark. But Morelli and his libido are worthy foes. And a more sinister kind of enemy has made his first move…and his next move might be Stephanie's last.

Three to Get Ready
A "saintly" old candy-store owner is on the lam-and bounty hunter extraordinaire Stephanie Plum is on the case. As the body count rises, Stephanie finds herself dealing with dead drug dealers and slippery fugitives on the chase of her life. And with the help of eccentric friends and family, Steph must see to it that this case doesn't end up being her last...

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312947439
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
06/28/2007
Series:
Stephanie Plum Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Sales rank:
51,556
Product dimensions:
4.22(w) x 7.18(h) x 3.01(d)

Meet 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.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Hanover, New Hampshire
Date of Birth:
April 22, 1943
Place of Birth:
South River, New Jersey
Education:
B.A., Douglass College, 1965
Website:
http://www.evanovich.com

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Plum Boxed Set 1 (One for the Money, Two for the Dough, Three to Get Deadly - Stephanie Plum Series) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 48 reviews.
relaxlots More than 1 year ago
The Stephanie Plum collection is a very easy to read collection of novels good for the reader who likes a good set of characters and doesn't require a lot of mental stimulation. I'm not criticizing the author's writing style, it has been a very successful book series and many readers enjoy this brain candy style of book. Stephanie is an original New Jersey girl who has found herself trapped in a job as a bounty hunter and has a knack for getting herself into dangerous situations while capturing her bad guy of the week. Mixed into the equation is her really funny family, especially her grandmother, her friends at the bounty hunter office and the ever present Detective hottie. Janet Evanovich does an excellent job in sprinkling in new characters as the book series progresses and spends ample time reviewing the past so new readers can pick up wherever. I picked up this series by recommendation from a friend, and admittedly ran out and bought book 4 as soon as I had finished the first three books. After that, I was finished with Stephanie and friends for the time being, but I'm not saying the next time I find myself utterly trapped with nowhere to go for a week, I won't reach for something this easy to read again. And although I would describe parts of the writing as cute or funny, I didn't find it hilarious which was the common description I read on book covers and even the lady who sold me the collection at B&N used. Maybe my funnybone needs a tuneup? Overall, I would recommend this book series for a light read to someone who enjoys fiction mixed with a little action and suspense.
bookwormRK More than 1 year ago
I've just recently discovered Janet Evanovitch, and her wonderful cast of characters in the 'Stephanie Plum' books, and I have laughed myself silly. After the first three books in the boxed set I was hooked on the delightful, wacky way the characters all come to life and the story unfolds. I have, since my initial purchase, searched out all current books by this author and added them to my library. I must admit that the idea of a female bounty hunter in Trenton, New Jersey is a very original idea, but when you mix in her grandmother who has reverted to her second childhood and goes to viewings at the funeral home for her entertainment, the hot Italian cop boyfriend, the mysterious Cuban-American Ranger who also loves Stephanie, the ex-Ho who now is the sidekick, and all the assorted murder and mayhem, you get thoroughly entertained!!! You want to laugh till your sides ache, and be totally entertained, then read the 'Stephanie Plum' novels by this author, you won't be disappointed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
These are not great literature. They are a fun escapist type read. The characters are fun and quirky. They are also short enough to read quickly and have just enough mystery to keep you guessing.
cassipie More than 1 year ago
This series was reccommended to me by a friend. She has great taste. Stephanie Plum is funny, quirky and gutsy. She is the kind of girl we all want to be. The characters in the story are just that, "characters". I plan to read each and every book. This would make a great TV series. Keep them coming.
grannynut39 More than 1 year ago
These books are hilarious!!! They keep you on your toes. The characters are just so believable, in a way. I mean they way the family is, seems Stephanie is the sane one, the grandmother is just to darn funny!!! And as for the "electricity" between Stephanie, Ranger, and Morelli...just keeps you on edge of your seat. You root for both!!! And the messes the woman gets herself into!!! Geeeesh!!!! You just have to read them...I am working my way through the whole series...just can't seem to get enough of 'em!!!!
GwennieGwen More than 1 year ago
I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich. I am reading the series for the 3rd time. These books will make you laugh so hard that you cry, your heart will smile at the few tender moments, and you will shake your head in disbelief. Janet Evanovich has written these books so well that you see yourself right there in the middle of all the action. A must read series!!
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LTB88 More than 1 year ago
I've heard a few people talking about Janet Evanovich's work, but had never picked one up. I needed something new to read, saw a sale on her first 3 books, so I picked them up. I am soooo glad I did! If it makes me cry, I won't read it. I want humor. And the Stephanie Plum books are loaded with humor. It never got boring or slow. Even though you can basically guess what's going to happen, it's the way it happens that keeps you turning pages. Stephanie Plum's grandma has some laugh out loud moments...and can catch you off-guard. I was embarrassed when I started giggling, then full out laughing over Grandma shooting the chicken, while I was sitting in a busy waiting room. If you're looking for steamy scenes or touching romance, you'll need to go elsewhere. If you want to be caught up in a mystery and befriend some interesting characters, these are the books for you!! Happy Reading!
BabyNYC More than 1 year ago
I love the series. These books will have you laughing out loud. Enjoy!
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I find these books fun to read- I've been reading about one a week. They are witty with good plot lines. After five of them I can see a definite formula and pattern to them but they are still great escapism and laugh out loud funny.
sifu-hotman More than 1 year ago
Jane Evonovich's books will probably never be my favorites, but I'm definitely planning on reading all of them. They're easy, fun, humorous. And I like the romantic tension, and the sexual innuendos.