This was a fun book.
Down on her luck Stephanie Plum needs a job and starts working for her cousin Vinnie. Vinnie is a bail bondsman and Plum has to learn to become a bounty hunter, fast.
This is quite a tonic after reading a Spenser novel. Stephanie Plumb doesn't know the first thing about bounty hunting or about guns or about self defense. She just want to pay the rent and she can make $10,000 if she can catch an ex-cop who is wanted for murder.
The book is very funny and is a wonderful way to spend some time with a book. It turns the whole private eye thing on it's head by making it a fish-out-of-water story and it's very effective. I felt sorry for Plumb because she made all kinds of mistakes that I would probably make if I were in her shoes. (Although I'd have my gun out much more than she did.)
If you're looking for a story that feels like a movie by giving the genre a twist - this is a great start. If you like it well, you're in luck, it's the first book in a series that has run to sixteen novels so far.
I'll be reading the second one very soon.