Friday, September 30, 2011

Movie Trailer: One for the Money

A Stephanie Plum Novel

St. Martin's PressWatch 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 the worst, it could lead to murder.

Witty, fresh, and full of surprises, One for the Money was among the most eagerly awaited crime novels of the season.

I didn't know they were making the book into a movie. 

I've yet to start this series so I might just go see the movie.


  1. I got this book and talked about the movie coming out in my last IMM vlog. Great post!

  2. You have to read the book! The books are HILARIOUS!!! let's face it, books are always better than the movie, and you can find these books at the library, just sayin... Book Savvy Babe

  3. Yeah Savvy my library has most of the books I've just got to find time to read them.

  4. A girl I was friends with in high school was always reading this series, but I never really knew what it was about. It sounds really cute!

    And if the books are anything like the movie trailer, seems like they'd be hilarious, too! I love Katherine Heigl.

    I have to call BS on that short-barreled revolver, though, unless it's maybe a .22 or something - I've shot a .38 special, and it kicks like nobody's business! I almost smacked myself in the face when I fired it because I wasn't prepared enough, haha :P

  5. I really love this series so no choices, I'll go to see the movie too. I'm just a little scared to be desappointed... I think it will be a surprise ! You definitely have to read this series, it's so great ! Thanks for sharing

  6. I agree with Book Savvy Diva - these books are hilarious! I never got into them because I thought they were more my mom's thing...but I picked one up on vacation and now I've read almost all of them. They're really funny, and especially good when you get the audiobook version to listen to. I've literally laughed out loud from most of her books. I hope they don't mess up the movie


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