Now available in a special 25th anniversary edition! Discover where it all began—#1 New York Times bestselling author Janet Evanovich’s first “snappily written, fast-paced, and witty” (USA TODAY) novel in the beloved Stephanie Plum series featuring a feisty and funny heroine who “comes roaring in like a blast of very fresh air” (The Washington Post). Meet 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. Out of work and out of money, 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, el-primo 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’s the inamorato who charmed Stephanie out of her virginity at age sixteen. There’s still powerful chemistry between them, so the chase should be interesting…and could also be extremely dangerous.
Billy Coldwell was product of the 60's. He lived in the projects of LA with his Russian immigrant parents who were unsuccessful in life. He was determined to escape the projects and 'make it' at all costs. Friends who could help him up the ladder of success fell by the wayside, because money was the answer and he would get it somehow. He lived by the moto he learned early in life: "One For the Money, don't be so slow, Grab for the Gold Ring and Go, Go, Go!"
Song publishing is the one constant in the carousel of recorded music now spanning the past century, and has been the way that song-credits and publishing revenue have caused ructions and recriminations, and inspired writers by making them poor and lawyers rich. Whether it be Procul Harum going to court to decide who really wrote ‘Whiter Shade of Pale’ or the Moody Blues wanting their fair share of ‘Nights of White Satin’, when the song-credits get divvied up, a parting of the ways citing ‘musical differences’ is almost inevitable. So here are some choice examples of poplore held up to the light,some familiar to music fans others not, designed to prove that Dylan knew of what he wrote when he suggested, ‘Money doesn’t talk, it swears’. Between them, they provide the unvarnished story of popular song from the days jukeboxes and radio replaced wax cylinders and piano rolls to the era of digital downloads, legal and illegal...
Out of work and out of money, Stephanie blackmails her bail bondsman cousin into giving her a job. If she can nab ex-vice cop and ex-lover Joe Morelli, 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. Private eye novel.
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*Previously published in Death’s Excellent Vacation anthology and Magic Graves collection. An exciting novelette set in Jeaniene Frost’s Night Huntress world. A romantic getaway for vampires Cat Crawfield and her husband Bones is cut short when they’re called on to guard a spoiled heiress with a price on her head, and an undead hitman on her trail. What starts as a simple bodyguard job ends up being a fight for survival that neither Cat, nor Bones saw coming. ''Frost delivers sexy, nonstop thrills.'' –Melissa Marr, New York Times bestselling author ''Frost's dazzling blend of urban fantasy action and passionate relationships makes her a true phenomenon.'' –Romantic Times