Stephanie Plum is a fictional character and series of books by American author Janet Evanovich. The character is portrayed by Katherine Heigl (pictured above) in the new movie One for the Money, based on the novel of the same name. Evanovich got the idea for a bounty hunter character from Robert De Niro in Midnight Run.

Stephanie Plum novels typically numbered (ie. One for the Money, Two for the Dough), although there are some novels that belong to the series that do not have numbers in the titles. These are referred to as the “Between the Numbers” sub-series. Below is the order of Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum books by publication date and also in chronology:

Publication Order of Stephanie Plum Books


One for the Money(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Two for the Dough(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Three to Get Deadly(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Four to Score(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
High Five(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hot Six(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Seven Up(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hard Eight(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Visions of Sugar Plums(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
To the Nines(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ten Big Ones(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Eleven on Top(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Twelve Sharp(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Plum Lovin'(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lean Mean Thirteen(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Plum Lucky(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fearless Fourteen(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Plum Spooky(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Finger Lickin' Fifteen(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sizzling Sixteen(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Smokin' Seventeen(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Explosive Eighteen(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Notorious Nineteen(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Takedown Twenty(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Top Secret Twenty-One(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tricky Twenty-Two(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Turbo Twenty-Three(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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  • mLily

    Out of curiosity….how do the “between the number” series fit into the numbered ones? Do they go before or after their numbered counterparts? (example, Plum Lucky and Fearless Fourteen were both published in 2008, with no indication as to which would be first or second)

    It seems confusing to totally remove the sub series from the main series, if one wanted to read the two simultaneously.

    • Brandon

      Yeah, usually I will keep them as one series, but here I think I wanted to keep them apart because of the numbering in the titles. I will go back and add them in, but until that time…

      Visions of Sugar Plums – 8.5 (between Hard Eight & To the Nines)
      Plum Lovin’ – 12.5 (between Twelve Sharp & Lean Mean Thirteen)
      Plum Lucky – 13.5 (between Lean Mean Thirteen & Fearless Fourteen)
      Plum Spooky – 14.5 (between Fearless Fourteen & Finger Lickin’ Fifteen)