- Pub. Date: March 2003
- Publisher: St. Martin's Press
- Format: Mass Market Paperback , 352pp
- Series: Stephanie Plum Series #1
Stephanie Plum is so smart, so honest, and so funny that her narrative charm could drive a documentary on termites. But this tough gal from New Jersey, an unemployed discount lingerie buyer, has a much more interesting story to tell: She has to say that her Miata has been repossessed and that she's so poor at the moment that she just drank her last bottle of beer for breakfast. She has to say that her only chance out of her present rut is her repugnant cousin Vinnie and his bail-bond business. She has to say that she blackmailed Vinnie into giving her a bail-bond recovery job worth $10,000 (for a murder suspect), even though she doesn't own a gun and has never apprehended a person in her life. And she has to say that the guy she has to get, Joe Morelli, is the same creep who charmed away her teenage virginity behind the pastry case in the Trenton bakery where she worked after school.
I do not think I can push to read this any longer, I mean jeez book 17 is out, its a sign that I needed to read this now. I am glad I did, it is a nice break from supernaturals and YA fictions. I was wrong about Stephanie Plum, I was under the impression that she's been a bounty hunter since the beginning and that she has all the martial arts training and kick ass female bravado, so I was so surprise that she is a newbie. The characters in this book, man they are either weird, funny or scary, especially Ramirez, there are no words to describe how horrifying his character is. I think I've been reading too much YA because I got a little shock in the choice of words and environment that Stephanie lives in.
Mama Plum and Grandma Mazur is just too funny. While Mama Plum's meddling is intolerable but it gives me great entertainment to read it. I am so impressed with Stephanie. She is funny and witty. I am looking forward for more troubles she gets herself into.