One for the Money
adapted as "One for the Money"

One for the Money by Janet Evanovich

One for the Money
A Stephanie Plum Mystery (1st in series)
Janet Evanovich

Publisher: Scribner
ISBN-10: 0-684-19639-5
ISBN-13: 978-0-684-19639-8
Published: August 1994

Synopsis: Watch out, world. Here comes Stephanie Plum, a bounty hunter with attitude. In Stephanie's opinion, toxic waste, rabid drivers, armed schizophrenics, and August heat, humidity, and hydrocarbons are all part of the great adventure of living in Jersey.

She's a product of the "burg," a blue-collar pocket of Trenton where houses are attached and narrow, cars are American, windows are clean, and (God forbid you should be late) dinner is served at six.

Now Stephanie's all grown up and out on her own, living five miles from Mom and Dad's, doing her best to sever the world's longest umbilical cord. Her mother is a meddler, and her grandmother is a few cans short of a case.

Out of work and out of money, with her Miata repossessed and her refrigerator empty, Stephanie blackmails her bail bondsman cousin, Vinnie, into giving her a try as an apprehension agent. Stephanie knows zilch about the job requirements, but she figures her new pal, fearless bounty hunter Ranger, can teach her what it takes to catch a crook.

Her first assignment: nail Joe Morelli, a former vice cop on the run from a charge of murder one. Morelli is also the irresistible macho pig who took Stephanie's virginity at age sixteen and then wrote the details on the bathroom wall of Mario's Sub Shop. There's still powerful chemistry between these two, so the chase should be interesting.

It could also be extremely dangerous, especially when Stephanie encounters a heavyweight title contender who likes to play rough. Benito Ramirez is known for his brutality to women. At the very least, his obsession with Stephanie complicates her manhunt and brings terror and uncertainty into her life. At worst, it could lead to murder.

— Purchase Options —

One for the Money: Print and/or Kindle Edition from

— ♦ —

One for the Money (DVD Cover)

One for the Money
Julie Anne Robinson, Director

Theatrical release date: 01/27/2012
DVD release date: 05/15/2012
Studio: Lakeshore Entertainment

Cast: Stephanie Plum (Katherine Heigl), Grandma Mazur (Debbie Reynolds), Jimmy Alpha (John Leguizamo), Joe Morelli (Jason O'Mara), Ranger (Daniel Sunjata)

Rating: PG-13
Running time: 91 minutes

Mr. E. ReviewsRead a Mr. E. Review of One for the Money

— Purchase and/or Rental Options —

One for the Money: DVD from  One for the Money: Blu-ray Disc from  One for the Money: Amazon Instant (Video on Demand)  One for the Money: Download from iTunes  Available on Netflix


Instantly watch from thousands of TV episodes & movies streaming from Netflix.Try Netflix for FREE!