Stephanie Plum Books

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Stephanie Plum is the central character featured in the “Stephanie Plum” book series by Janet Evanovich. The first novel in the series that features Stephanie Plum was first published in the United States of America in 1994 and is called One for the Money. The book series belongs to the crime and thriller genre.

Order of Stephanie Plum Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 One for the Money 1994 Description / Buy
2 Two for the Dough 1996 Description / Buy
3 Three to Get Deadly 1997 Description / Buy
4 Four to Score 1998 Description / Buy
5 High Five 1999 Description / Buy
6 Hot Six 2000 Description / Buy
7 Seven Up 2001 Description / Buy
8 Hard Eight 2002 Description / Buy
9 Visions of Sugar Plums 2002 Description / Buy
10 To the Nines 2003 Description / Buy
11 Ten Big Ones 2004 Description / Buy
12 Eleven on Top 2005 Description / Buy
13 Twelve Sharp 2006 Description / Buy
14 Lean Mean Thirteen 2007 Description / Buy
15 Plum Lovin' 2007 Description / Buy
16 Fearless Fourteen 2008 Description / Buy
17 Plum Lucky 2008 Description / Buy
18 Plum Spooky 2009 Description / Buy
19 Finger Lickin' Fifteen 2009 Description / Buy
20 Sizzling Sixteen 2009 Description / Buy
21 Smokin' Seventeen 2011 Description / Buy
22 Explosive Eighteen 2011 Description / Buy
23 Notorious Nineteen 2012 Description / Buy
24 Takedown Twenty 2013 Description / Buy
25 Top Secret Twenty-One 2014 Description / Buy
26 Tricky Twenty-Two 2015 Description / Buy
27 Turbo Twenty-Three 2016 Description / Buy
28 Hardcore Twenty-Four 2017 Description / Buy
29 Look Alive Twenty-Five 2018 Description / Buy
30 Twisted Twenty-Six 2019 Description / Buy
31 Fortune and Glory 2020 Description / Buy
32 Game On 2021 Description / Buy
33 Going Rogue 2022 Description / Buy
34 Dirty Thirty 2023 Description / Buy
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Order of Stephanie Plum Between the Numbers/Holiday Novels Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Visions of Sugar Plums 2002 Description / Buy
2 Plum Lovin' 2007 Description / Buy
3 Plum Lucky 2008 Description / Buy
4 Plum Spooky 2009 Description / Buy
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Stephanie plies her trade as a bounty hunter with an attitude. She hails from Trenton, New Jersey. Trenton is a typically middle-class American neighborhood, with its American houses, narrowly attached houses with clean windows. Dinner in this neighborhood is served at six o’clock in the evening.

Stephanie finds living in New Jersey a roller coaster adventure. However, she has been unemployed for months. Her car has been repossessed and her refrigerator food stock has run dry. Stephanie arm twists her cousin Vinnie, a bail bondsman to give her a chance to work as an n apprehension agent in his company. What happens next is a series of exciting adventures for Stephanie on the trail of fugitives from the law.

The first novel in the series, One For The Money begins with Stephanie offering to catch her high school crush, Joe Morelli, a vice cop turned bail jumper for her cousin’s bails bond company.

To find the missing girlfriend of Benito Ramirez, a vicious and feared prizefighter, she interrogates a couple of “working girls”. As she seeks to solve the mystery, Joe secretly keeps an eye on her. Ranger mentors her and provides her with a vehicle after her car gets destroyed in a mysterious explosion.


The Stephanie Plum book series has won several awards. The first novel in the series, One For The Money, won the Dily’s Award and New Blood Dagger Award in 1995. The second novel in the series, Two For The Dough also bagged the Last Dagger Award in 1996. Several other books in the crime thriller series have won many awards over the years.

Many other books in the series have been nominated for several awards.


The Stephanie Plum book series makes an excellent basis for crime thriller movies or TV series. The first book in the series, One For The Money, was made into a Hollywood movie in 2012.

In the movie, Hollywood A-list actress, Katherine Heigl plays the starring role as recovery agent Stephanie Plum. He cousin Vinnie Plum, played by Patrick Fischer, owns a bails bond company where Stephanie works.

The plot revolves around Plum’s efforts to bring in Joe Morelli, her cousin’s biggest bail-jumper. Morelli was a former vice cop in New Jersey and is the prime suspect in a murder case. Incidentally, Morelli broke Stephanie’s heart while they were in high school.

The movie is rated PG-13 and is 1 hour and 32 minutes long.


The sixth book in the series aptly named Hot Six is another great read. The plot revolves around Trenton vice cop Morelli who joins forces with Plum to track down a psychotic killer. Apparently, the killer gunned down and roasted the youngest son of Alex Ramos, an international black market weapons dealer.

Carlos Manoso, also known as Ranger, happens to have been caught on camera near the crime scene, minutes before the crime was committed. He is the prime suspect in the murder. Manoso is a former special ops agent and was involved with Stephanie as her mentor in the past. To Stephanie, Ranger is much more than a friend.

Ranger is currently a soldier of fortune. As the plot thickens, it seems that the time has come for Stephanie to test her skills as a sleuth against her master.

Another great book in the series is Three To Get Deadly, the third installment in the series. In the novel, Mo Bodemier, the most loved citizen in Trenton is arrested for carrying a concealed weapon. He does not show up for court and Stephanie Plum is tasked with locating him. Once again, she works with Morelli, her high school crush to solve the mystery.


Apart from the Stephanie Plum book series, there are other great novel series penned by Janet Evanovich. They include the “Knight and Moon” and “Fox and O’Hare” book series.

The Knight and Moon book series have two novels that belong to the thriller genre. Book one in the series is Curious Minds which introduces readers to the main characters, Riley Moon, a go-getter and the eccentric Emerson Knight. The second book, Dangerous Minds, is expected to be published in 2017.

In the Fox and O’Hare book series, FBI special agent Kate O’Hare works side by side with a handsome conman working for the Agency named Nicholas Fox.

What Is The Next Book in The Stephanie Plum Series?

The next book in the The Stephanie Plum Series by Janet Evanovich is Dirty Thirty and will be released on October, 31st 2023.

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