In One for the Money Evanovich introduced her series heroine Stephanie Plum. Stephanie is a young New Jersey woman who decides to take up bounty hunting after loosing her job in a down market lingerie store. As she becomes aware of the perils of her new profession, the edge of danger that laced humour in the first instalment is replaced by a broader style of comedy in later outings. At the heart of One for the Money are Stephanies attempts to capture her ex-boyfriend Joe Morelli, a policeman on the run for a crime he insists he did not commit. Throughout the books, Stephanie and Joe continue a love/hate relationship that started when they where teenagers. In Two for the Dough the focus is on Stephanie’s gun-toting grandmother and funeral parlours; in Three to Get Deadly former prostitute Lula and porn movies take centre stage; Four to Score will be published later this year.
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