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:

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Publication Order of Stephanie Plum Books

One for the Money(1994)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Two for the Dough(1996)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Three to Get Deadly(1997)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Four to Score(1998)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
High Five(1999)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Hot Six(2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Seven Up(2001)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Hard Eight(2002)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Visions of Sugar Plums(2002)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
To the Nines(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Ten Big Ones(2004)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Eleven on Top(2005)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Twelve Sharp(2006)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Lean Mean Thirteen(2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Plum Lovin'(2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Fearless Fourteen(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Plum Lucky(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Plum Spooky(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Finger Lickin' Fifteen(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Sizzling Sixteen(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Smokin' Seventeen(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Explosive Eighteen(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Notorious Nineteen(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Takedown Twenty(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Top Secret Twenty-One(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Tricky Twenty-Two(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Turbo Twenty-Three(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Hardcore Twenty-Four(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Look Alive Twenty-Five(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Twisted Twenty-Six(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Fortune and Glory(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Game On(2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Going Rogue(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Dirty Thirty(2023)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

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2 Responses to “Order of Stephanie Plum Books”

  1. mLily: 9 years ago

    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.

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    • Brandon: 9 years ago

      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)

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