+ JANET EVANOVICH and CHARACTERS OF THE STEPHANIE PLUM NOVELS

STUDIES OF THE CHARACTERS
IN STEPHANIE PLUM NOVELS

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Stephanie Plum  -   Joseph Morelli  -   Vincent Plum  -   Grandma Mazur  -   Ranger  -   Lula  -   Connie Rosolli
Valerie  -   Joyce Barnhardt  -   Dickie Orr -   Diesel -   Relatives  -   Other Regular and Semi-Regular Characters

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Stephanie's FTAs  -   Stephanie's Showers

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Stephanie's Vehicles   -   Viewings  -   Dead Bodies  -   Detective Cases or Jobs
Stun Gun Stunning  -   Burned Down Buildings   -   Stephanie's Injuries-Mishaps

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Based on the novels by Janet Evanovich

References to pages numbers are in relation
to the following paperback editions:
 
One For The Money: Harper Torch paperback edition.
Two For the Dough: Pocket Star Books edition.
Three To Get Deadly: St. Martin's Publications.
Four To Score: St. Martin's Paperbacks
High Five: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Hot Six: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Seven Up: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Hard Eight: St. Martin's Paperbacks
To The Nines: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Visions of Sugar Plums: St. Martin's Press
Ten Big Ones: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Eleven On Top: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Twelve Sharp: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Plum Lovin': St. Martin's Paperbacks
Lean Mean Thirteen: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Plum Lucky: St. Martin's Press
Fearless Fourteen: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Plum Spooky: St. Martin's Press
Finger Lickin' Fifteen: St. Martin's Press
Sizzling Sixteen: St. Martin's Press
Smokin' Seventeen: St. Martin's Press
Explosive Eighteen: Bantam Books
Notorious Nineteen: Bantam Books
My system is to buy the new book in hardback
and the previous book in paperback.
Then I mark up the paperback with notes and update my webpages.
So I'm always one book behind on these pages.
I can't guarantee that these are exhaustive lists.


S T E P H A N I E   P L U M
The Book
The Description
One For The Money
  • Chapter 1
  •     
    Age: 30 years old. Just laid off from a job at E.E. Martin where she was a lingerie buyer. Drove a Miata until it was repossessed. Bought a used Nova.  Took a job with her cousin Vinnie as a BEA (Bond Enforcement Agent) or bounty hunter.
  • Chapter 3
  • Half Hungarian (through her mother, a Mazur). 5'7" tall. 130 lbs -- "not heavy, but not dainty either".
  • Chapter 6
  • Lives at Apartment building at St. James and Dunworth, Apt. 215. The apartment building is an ugly red brick built before central air and thermal pane windows. Eighteen apartments distributed between three floors.
  • Chapter 8
  • 125 pounds, maybe 127.
    Two For The Dough
  • Chapter 1, p. 1
  •    
    Blue-eyed, fair-skinned, Hungarian-Italian
  • Chapter 1, p. 4
  • Curly shoulder-length brown hair
  • Chapter 1, p. 9
  • Joe Morelli on Stephanie Plum: "You're not very good at this law enforcement stuff, but you're freaking lucky, and you've got the temperament of a pit bull with a soup bone when you're on a case." Plum's thinking on this, "Not a flattering assessment, but dead accurate."
  • Chapter 2, p. 45
  • Born a month premature
  • pp. 208f
  • Grandma Mazur and Stephanie's mother are small women, dainty, petite, and baby-fine hair. Probably descended from Gypsy women. Stephanie was descended from a raw-boned wife of a barbarian farmer.
  • pp. 239
  • Was a majorette in the school band, but she couldn't control the baton.
    Three To Get Deadly
  • Chapter 8
  • , p. 148   
    Ranger to Stephanie - "You come from a long line of scary women."
  • Chapter 9, pp. 165f
  •    
    When Stephanie was a little girl she wanted to be a reindeer so she could fly. Then one day she saw Peter Pan, and she wanted to be Peter Pan. She would run around the neighborhood saying, "I can fly. I can fly." Later, she wanted to be Wonder Woman. In her teens and early twenties, she wanted to be a rock star. Then she wanted to be a rock star's girlfriend. Eventually she got a job as a lingerie buyer at E. E. Martin in Newark. She had to take a train from Trenton to get there.
    Four To Score
  • p. 3
  •    
    Divorced Dickie Orr at 24 after less than a year of marriage.
  • p. 13
  •    
    Worked at Tasty Pastry when she was in high school.
  • pp. 134ff
  •    
    apartment fire.
    High Five
  • p. 30
  •    
    Had a stray cat she adopted and named Katherine. It disappeared one day and never came back.
  • p. 263
  •    
    Called "the bombshell bounty hunter" in the newspaper.
    Hot Six
  • p. xiv
  •    
    At age 9 she got carried away with the Wonder Woman fantasy, and fell off the Kruzak's garage into Mrs. Kruzak's prize rose bush
  • p. xv
  •    
    Stephanie is 5'7", one inch shorter than Joe.
    Seven Up
  • Chapter 1
  •    
    Graduated in the top 98% of her college class.
  • Chapter 3
  •    
    Stephanie's birthday is in October.
  • Chapter 10, p. 218
  •    
    Plum is short for Plumerri.
    Hard Eight
  • Chapter 1, page 17
  •    
    Stephanie's apartment building: "The building was constructed at a time when energy was cheap and architecture was inspired by economy."  Her bathroom is orange and brown; her refrigerator is avocado green; and her windows were created before Thermopane.
  • Chapter 7, page 147
  •    
    When she was a kid: (1) Got worms off of unwashed lettuce. (2) Vomited spaghetti and meatballs on Anthony Balderri.
  • Chapter 11, pp 237f
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    Graduated from Douglass College "in the top ninety-eight percent" of her class. She slept in the library, daydreamed through history lectures, failed math twice.
    To The Nines
  • Chapter 8, p. 137
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    When she was a kid, she and her friend, Mary Lou Molnar, would choose roles to play.  Stephanie would choose Inspector Gadget or Han Solo or Snake Eyes from "G.I. Joe."  She says, "In truth, I'm closer to Lucy Ricardo."
  • Chapter 15, p. 293
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    was a baton twirler in high school
    Eleven on Top
  • p. 1
  •    
    When she was 18 she worked at a hot dog stand on the boardwalk. She had to eat all the hot dogs at the end of the day so that she wouldn't get fired.
  • p. 2
  •    
    Quit her job at Vinnies's bond office.
  • pp. 13,27
  •    
    Got a job at the button factory, but was fired for being late.
  • p. 24
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    Two years younger than Joe Morelli.
  • p. 34
  •    
    Got a job at Kan Klean. Fired on p. 78.
  • p. 79
  •    
    Got a job at Cluck in a Bucket.
  • p. 117
  •    
    Claimed to be able to play the cello. She was volunteered to play at Valerie's wedding.
  • pp. 166
  •    
    Worked for RangeMan researching on computer database.
  • pp. 272
  •    
    Stephanie is two months younger than Ranger.
    Twelve Sharp
  • p. 1
  •    
    During her years in school, Joe Morelli was like a visit to the dark side, alluring and frightening. He used to be the hair-raising part of her life, but her life has had a lot of changes, and now he's the normal part.
    Lean Mean Thirteen
  • Chapter 1, p. 2
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    Stephanie has shoulder-length, curly, brown hair. Lives in a second floor apartment of a no-frills three-story apartment building on the edge of Trenton, NJ.
    Plum Lucky
  • p. 3
  •    
    Stephanie's part Hungarian and part Italian. Her complexion is more Eastern European than Mediterranean. She has shoulder-length, curly brown hair, blue eyes, and a nose she inherited from the Mazur side.
    Fearless Fourteen
  • p. 2
  •    
    5'7"; brown hair - shoulder length, naturally curly; blue eyes; teeth are mostly straight; shape is OK.
  • p. 228
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    kind of proposed to by Joe Morelli.
    Plum Spooky
  • p. 3
  •    
    Blue eyes, brown hair; favorite word is "cake"; married for 10 minutes in another life.
    Finger Lickin' Fifteen
  • p. 1
  •    
    "When I was a kid, I was afraid of spiders and vegetables."
  • p. 12
  •    
    Her apartment building is on a line between Trenton proper and Trenton improper.
  • p. 85
  •    
    There was a split with Joseph Morelli before Finger Lickin' Fifteen when they argued after Joe threw out her peanut butter.
    Smokin' Seventeen
  • p. 2
  •    
    Second floor apartment is filled with castoffs. Steph is average height, average intelligence, an okay shape; shoulder length brown hair, blue eyes.
    Sizzling Sixteen
  • p. 2
  •    
    34B; shoulder-length hair, naturally curly, plain ol' brown; blue eyes
    Broke up with Joe before Sizzling Sixteen because Joe got angry when there wasn't any bread for making toast.
  • p. 311
  •    
    Stunned and kidnapped by mob guys.
       
    J O E   M O R E L L I
    The Book
    The Description
    "The Thin Man"
  • 1934 movie        
    with
    William Powell
  • Nick and Nora Charles are in their bedroom discussing the case when a guy wearing a fedora confronts them while holding a gun. He announces that his name is "Joe Morelli." Is this coincidence, or does Janet Evanovich like Dashiell Hammett novels, movies, or William Powell?
    One For The Money
  • Chapter 1
  •    
    Had brief encounters with Stephanie through childhood and adolescence.
  • Chapter 1
  •    
    Became a policeman in Trenton. Killed Ziggy Kalezsa. Is an FTA in One For The Money.
  • Chapter 2
  •    
    A little leaner since Stephanie last saw him, and he has a paper-thin scar on his right eyebrow, causing his right eyelid to drop a little.
    Has an apartment in an apartment complex off of Route 1. Address: 617 Bergen Court.
    His cousin Mooch helps him out while he is FTA.
    Joe's mother mortgaged her house to pay for his $100,000 bail.
  • Chapter 7
  •    
    Joe's cousin Mooch is married to Shirley Gallo.
    Two For The Dough
  • Chapter 1
  •    
    Looks like a casino pit boss if he wears a suit.
    Three To Get Deadly
  • Chapter 2
  •    
    pp. 29f - a plainclothes policeman; lean-hipped, hard-muscled; two years older and five inches taller than Stephanie; has a paper-thin scar slicing through his right eyebrow; has an eagle tattooed to his chest.
  • Chapter 11
  •    
    p. 217 - Morelli's house is on Slater.
    Four To Score
  • Chapter 1
  • , p. 14
    [H]is body was perfect. Lean and hard-muscled with the best ass in Trenton ... maybe the world. Buns you wanted to sink your teeth into.
  • Chapter 3
  • , p. 49
    Dated Terry Grizolli for a while all through high school.
  • Chapter 10
  • , p. 190
    Has paper-thin scar through right eyebrow from being cut with a knife.
    Hot Six
  • Prologue, p. xv
  •    
    He is 6' tall, one inch taller than Stephanie when she's wearing 4" heels.
  • Chapter 1
  •    
    Has the reputation of living fast, and the reputation is well deserved but dated. Now he concentrates on his job.
    Seven Up
  • Prologue, p. 2
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    Joe proposed to Stephanie at the end of "Hot Six", and it is mentioned again at the beginning of "Seven Up".
    Hard Eight
  • p. 18
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    Joe is two years older than Steph, and he's about six inches taller.
  • p. 77
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    Joe wears his hair short but always needs a haircut, has eyes the color of melted chocolate. Under the shirt, his body was hard and perfect.
    Eleven On Top
  • Chapter 1, p. 7
  • Six foot of lean, hard muscle and hot Italian libido.
  • Chapter 8, p. 155
  • Ran into by Constantine. His leg was broken in two places.
  • Chapter 12, p. 239
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    Has a brother Tony and a cousin Mooch.
  • Chapter 13, p. 252
  • Two of his friends are Stanley Skulnik and Ray Daily.
    Twelve Sharp   
  • Chapter 2, p. 25
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    Six feet tall. Lean planes and angles and hard muscle. His complexion is Mediterranean. His hair is mostly black and curls against his neck.
    Lean Mean Thirteen
  • p. 20
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    Six feet of hard muscle and Italian libido. A plain-clothes cop. Has a house not far from Stephanie's parents.
    Fearless Fourteen
  • p. 8
  •    
    Had been an early bloomer. Grew up fast and hard. His dad was a mean drunk, and Morelli got good with his hands as a kid. He could use them in a fight, and he could use them to coax girls out of their clothes.
    Plum Spooky
  • p. 3f
  •    
    A Trenton cop with bedroom eyes,and bedroom hands, and everything else you'd want to find in your bedroom.
  • p. 85
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    There was a split with Stephanie before Finger Lickin' Fifteen when they argued after he threw away Stephanie's peanut butter.
    Finger Lickin' Fifteen
  • p. 5
  •    
    Six foot tall and solid muscle; wavy black hair, dreamy brown bedroom eyes.
    Sizzling Sixteen
  • pp. 7f
  •    
    Trenton cop, owns his own house, has a grandmother from hell, a lean muscled body, brown eyes that make Stephanie's heart skip a beat.
  • p. 12
  •    
    Six feet tall, half a head taller than Stephanie.
    Smokin' Seventeen
  • p. 7
  •    
    A handsome, reckless heartbreaker in high school. Even more handsome now. Lean and muscular with hair waving over the top of his ears and along the nape of his neck.
    Explosive Eighteen
  •  
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    Fought Ranger between books "Smokin' Seventeen" and "Explosive Eighteen".
  • pp. 20f
  •    
    Stephanie ran him down with a Buick when she was 19. Now he's a 6 foot tall undercover Trenton cop. He's movie star handsome in jeans and a t-shirt. In a suit he looks like a hit man.
    Notorious Nineteen
  • p. 10
  •    
    Plainclothes Trenton cop, investigating crimes against persons. Six feet of muscle and Italian libido. His hair is black and wavy. His eyes are brown and assessing. His style is casual.
  • p. 282
  •    
    Shot in the leg by the guy Stephanie is calling Yeti.
       
    V I N C E N T   P L U M
    The Book
    The Description
    One For The Money
  • Chapter 1
  •    
    Owner of Vincent Plum Bail Bonding Company
    Located in a strip mall between a Tender Loving Care Dry Cleaners and a Fiorelli's Deli
  • Chapter 1
  • "Vinnie was a worm, a sexual lunatic, a dog turd."
  • Chapter 1
  • Age: 45. Height: 5'7" without his lifts. Likes pointy-breasted women and dark-skinned young men. Drives a Cadillac Seville.
    Two For The Dough
  • Chapter 13
  •    
    5'9" tall
  • p. 262
  • Has a Grandma Bella
    Four To Score
  • Chapter 1
  •  p. 3   
    "5'7", looked like a weasel, thought like a weasel, smelled like a French whore... "
    High Five
  • Chapter 1
  •  p. 2  
    "a boil on the backside of my family tree"
    Seven Up
  • Chapter 1
  •  p. 5   
    Looks like a ferret.
    To The Nines
  • Chapter 2, pp. 22f
  •    
    Sat on a rotting branch of Stephanie's family tree. Only the roaches in Aunt Tootie's kitchen were lower than Vinnie.
    "He was a pervert, a con man, and a paranoid grouch."
    Ten Big Ones
  • Chapter 1, p. 16
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    Vinnie was an oily little guy with slicked-back hair, pointy-toed shoes, and a bunch of gold chains hanging around his scrawny tanning-saloned tanned neck. He drives a Cadillac Seville.
    Eleven On Top
  • Chapter 2
  •    
    Vinnie is a couple inches taller than Stephanie. He has the slim boneless body of a ferret. His coloring is Mediterranean. His hair looks like it's slicked back with olive oil. He wears pointy-toed shoes and a lot of gold.
    Twelve Sharp
  • p. 4
  • The Bonds office is on Hamilton Avenue, a couple of blocks from St. Francis Hospital. It is a small store-front sandwiched between a beauty parlor and a used bookstore.
  • p. 85
  • Belongs to PBUS - Professional Bail Agents of the United States.
  • p. 235
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    Vinnie is a cousin on Stephanie's father's side. He's slim and boneless with slicked-back hair and pointy-toed shoes. Vinnie is a pretty good bail bondsman. He's an excellent judge of sleaze.
  • p. 235
  • Married to Lucille, daughter of Harry "the Hammer".
    Plum Spooky
  • p. 4
  • Vinnie owns the bonds office on paper, but he's backed by his father-in-law, Harry the Hammer.
  • p. 73
  • He's a decent judge of people, and that makes him a good bail bondsman. Unfortunately, he's also oily, addicted to every vice possible, and sees nothing wrong with being a sexual deviant.
    Finger Lickin' Fifteen
  • p. 108
  • Good bail bondsman. Scary human being. Slicked-back hair, face like a ferret, dressed like Tony Soprano, had a body like Pee-wee Herman.
  • p. 136
  • His wife tortured him by constantly redorating, spending his money faster than he could make it.
    Sizzling Sixteen
  • p. 4
  • Kidnapped by Mickey Gritch because Vinnie owes him $786,000 (but the total kept increasing).
  • p. 5
  • Vinnie's father-in-law, Harry the Hammer, sold the bond business to a venture capitalist firm that turned out to be owned by a mobster.
  • p. 7
  • A fungus on the family tree; a good bail-bondsman, but a slimeball in all other aspects. Wore his brown hair slicked back, his pants too tight, his shoes too pointy, and left too many buttons unbuttoned. Wore multiple rings, necklaces, and an occasional earring. Addicted to gambling.
  • p. 30
  • Kicked out of his house by his wife Lucille.
  • p. 140
  • Lived in a large yellow-and-white colonial in Pennington. But after he was kidnapped and escaped, he lived in Mooner's mobile home.
    Smokin' Seventeen
  • p. 7
  •    
    Four inches shorter than Joe Morelli; looks like a weasel with its hair slicked back and wearing pointy toed shoes.
    Explosive Eighteen
  • p. 8
  •    
    A boil on my family's backside. In the past he's been a gambler, a womanizer, a philanderer, a card cheat. Looks like a weasel in pointy-toed shoes and too-tight pants
    Notorious Nineteen
  • p. 37
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    Slightly taller than Stephanie, looks like a weasel; has slicked back black hair, eyes are crafty, pants are too tight, and his shoes are too pointy
       
    G R A N D M A   E D N A   M A Z U R
    The Book
    The Description
    One For The Money
  • Chapter 1, p. 8
  • Grandma Mazur had knees like doorknobs. She had been a beauty in her time, but the years had turned her slack-skinned and spindle-boned. She moved into Stephanie's parent's house after Grandpa Harry Mazur died. He died 2 years before the start of the book.
  • Chapter 2, p. 25
  • 72, and doesn't look a day of 90. In shorts she looks like a soup chicken.
  • Chapter 9, p. 176
  • Has false teeth.
  • Chapter 13, p. 260
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    Had her hair died strawberry blonde
    Two For The Dough
  • p. 293
  •   
    Grandma Mazur's first name is Edna.
    Four To Score
  • p. 246
  •   
    Sleeps on her back with a pillow balled up under head. Snores very loud through the night.
    High Five
  • Chapter 1, p. 7
  •    
    A short, slim woman, with facial features that suggest Mongol ancestors
    Hot Six
  • Chapter 1, p. 6
  •    
    Dating Eddie DeChooch.
  • Chapter 2, p. 27
  •    
    Moved into Stephanie's apartment for a while.
  • Chapter 4, p. 69
  •    
    Tried to get a job as a bounty hunter with Vince.
  •  
  •    
    Tried to have her hair died red, but it ended up pink.
  •  
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    Tried to a few times to get her drivers license, and finally passed the test.
    Seven Up
  • Chapter 1, p. 21
  •    
    Grandma Mazur passed her driver's test, bought a red Corvette, and then received enough tickets in five days to lose her license.
  • Chapter 7, p. 141
  •    
    First name is Edna
    Hard Eight
  • Chapter 1, p. 6
  •    
    Grandma Mazur is in her mid-seventies but doesn't look a day over ninety.
    Ten Big Ones
  • Chapter 1, p. 20
  •    
    Has a body like a soup chicken and a mind that defies description. Keeps her steel gray hair cut short and tightly permed. Prefers pastel polyester pantsuits and white tennis shoes. Watches wrestling.
    Plum Lovin'
  • p. 103
  •    
    She was in her seventies, and gravity hadn't been kind. She was all slack skin and dimpled flesh draped on a wiry frame. She had steel grey hair and bought teeth. Got injection in her lips.
    Plum Lucky
  • p. 4
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    Grandma was a closet free spirit for her first 75 years. Then she kicked open the door when grandpa died, and nobody can get her back in.
    Fearless Fourteen
  • p. 75
  •    
    She'd been a beauty in her time, but a lot of her had shrunk and sagged. This went unnoticed by Grandma who seemed to get younger in spirit as her body aged.
  • p. 88
  •    
    Player name "Scorch" the game Minionfire.
    Plum Spooky
  • p. 44
  •    
    Grandma buys her clothes at The Gap, her sneakers at Payless, and her Metamucil at the supermarket.
    Finger Lickin' Fifteen
  • p. 54
  •    
    Gravity hadn't been kind to Grandma Mazur, but she made up for her lack of collagen with attitude and bright pink lipstick.
    Sizzling Sixteen
  • p. 40
  •    
    She's 5'5" on a good day, has tightly permed gray hair, a body that's mostly slack skin on spindle bones, and an attitude that only old ladies can pull off.
  • p. 124
  •    
    Broke her foot.
    Smokin' Seventeen
  • p. 19
  •    
    Sharp-eyed, slack-skinned; short curly steel-grey hair.
    Explosive Eighteen
  • p. 4
  •    
    Steel-gray hair cut short and tightly curled. Nails and lipstick bright red. Her lavender and white jump suit hung slack from her bony shoulders.
    Notorious Nineteen
  • p. 45
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    Wore a Marilyn Monroe wig, hot pink tank top, Pilates pants, black kitten heels. Looked like a senior version of a inflatable sex toy.
     
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    R A N G E R
    The Book
    The Description
    One For The Money
  • Chapter 2
  •    
    Full name: Ricardo Carlos Mañoso. Nickname: Ranger.
    Second-generation Cuban-American. Was in Special Forces.
    Height: 5'10". Large biceps, muscular neck.
    Straight black hair, slicked into a ponytail.
  • Chapter 8
  • Shot in the leg by FTA Lonnie Dodd when Ranger went in to get Stephanie's purse and gun.
    Two For The Dough
  • Chapter 1
  •    
    Dark in shade, Cuban-American chameleon.
    Three To Get Deadly
  • Chapter 2, p. 39
  •    
    Black hair in a ponytail. Dressed in black and khaki. Washboard abs, cast-iron biceps, and reflexes of a rattler
    Four To Score
  • Chapter 3, p. 46
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    "He had a body like Schwarzenegger, dark hair slicked back off his face and a two-hundred watt smile. He was drop-dead sexy, he was as sane as Batman, and he was a primo bounty hunter."
    High Five
  • Chapter 1, p. 21
  • Ranger's Cuban-American. His features are American, his eyes are Latino, his skin is the color of mocha-latte, and his body is as good as a body can get.
  • Chapter 12, p. 243
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    Has a daughter who lives in Florida with her mother.
  • Chapter 12, p. 245
  •    
    Stephanie, "My best guess was the Ranger was between twenty-five and thirty-five."
    Seven Up
  • Chapter 8, p. 159
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    One of the few citizens of Trenton with the permit to carry concealed. He owns office buildings in Boston, has a daughter in Florida by a failed marriage, has worked worldwide as a mercenary.
    Hard Eight
  • Chapter 1, p. 14
  •    
    Has skills that make Rambo look like an amateur.
  • Chapter 3, p. 52
  • Also known as "The Wizard"
  • Chapter 12, p. 228
  • Went to Rutgers in Newark for two years. Then joined the Army.
    To The Nines
  • Chapter 1, p. 16
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    Somewhere between 25 and 35, skin color like mocha latte, and has a skill level between Batman and Rambo.
  • Chapter 2, p. 21
  •    
    Stephanie says, "Morelli wanted me to stay far away from Ranger.  I thought six to ten inches was sufficient.
  • Chapter 2, p. 23
  • Morelli says, "[Ranger] doesn't have an address.  The address on his driver's license is an empty lot.  And I think he kills people."
    Ten Big Ones
  • Chapter 1, p. 9
  •    
    Ranger is Rambo meets Batman.
  • Chapter 6, p. 109
  •    
    Ranger owns an office building on Haywood Street in Trenton.
  • Chapter 11, p. 224
  •    
    Ranger uses a soap called Bulgari. Everyone loves the smell.
  • Chapter 14, p. 270-2
  •    
    Ranger has a sister named Celia who dated Marty Sanchez. Has three other sisters and one brother.
  • Chapter 14, p. 272
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    Two months older than Stephanie.
    Twelve Sharp
  • Chapter 1, p. 2
  • Ranger is milk chocolate on the outside . . . a delicious, tempting, forbidden pleasure.
  • Chapter 1, p. 10
  • Ranger was definitely wow. He stood half a head taller than me. He was perfectly toned muscle, and he had classic Latino good looks. He always smelled great. He dressed only in black. His eyes were dark. His hair was dark. His life was dark. Ranger had lots of secrets.
  • Chapter 4, p. 65
  • Married once for about 20 minutes when he was in the Special Forces. Fathered a child, Julie. She was 10 years old at the time of "Twelve Sharp", and she lives in Miami. Former wife remarried.
  • Chapter 4, p. 65
  • When he was 14, he was arrested for car theft. Spent some time in juvie. When he got out, his parents sent him to Miami. His parents live in Newark in a Cuban neighborhood. His Grandma Rosa lives there, too. She only speaks Spanish.
  • Chapter 14, p. 197
  •    
    Looks like Ricky Martin
  • Chapter 24, p. 314
  • Shot by Scrog in Stephanie's apartment; ended up with a cracked rib
    Lean Mean Thirteen
  • p. 6
  •    
    Cuban American with dark skin, dark hair, dark eyes. Half a head taller and two months older than Stephanie.
    Plum Lucky
  • p. 61
  •    
    Personality and skin are several shades darker than Morelli's. He's a little bigger than Morelli, and he has a little more muscle. His hair is brown, and it currently cut short. He's a heart-stopper.
    Fearless Fourteen
  • pp. 13f
  •    
    Stephanie's age. Cuban heritage, and has family in Newark and Miami. Dark skin, dark-eyed, dark-brown hair. Has a lot of muscle and a killer smile. Co-owner of a security company that has branches in Boston, Atlanta, and Miami.
  • p. 83
  •    
    Was captured by Columbian rebels and tortured for three days.
    Plum Spooky
  • p. 4
  •    
    He's been Steph's mentor, employer, and guardian angel. He's the kind of guy who slips into a girl's dreams and desires and refuses to leave.
  • p. 61
  •    
    Dresses in black. The rest of him comes in varying shades of brown. Has brown eyes. Is two months older than Stephanie.
    He's part owner of Rangeman, a protective services company.
    Finger Lickin' Fifteen
  • p. 13
  •    
    He's close to six foot, Latino with medium brown skin, with dark brown hair cut short. His teeth are white and even. He has a killer smile. He dresses in black. His given name is Carlos Manoso. His street name is Ranger, which is a holdover from Special Forces.
    Sizzling Sixteen
  • p. 8
  •    
    Drop-dead handsome in a Latino sort of way, and is sex walking.
    Smokin' Seventeen
  • p. 21
  •    
    Heart-stopping handsome Latino, dark-skinned and dark-eyed. Strong inside and out, an enigma who keeps his life-scars hidden.
    Explosive Eighteen
  •  
  •    
    Fought Joseph Morelli between books "Smokin' Seventeen" and "Explosive Eighteen".
  • p. 28
  •    
    A body like Batman; has a dark and mysterious past, a dark and mysterious present, and an animal magnetism.
  • p. 60
  •    
    Ranger's heritage is Cuban, his look is Latino. He's multi-lingual, ambidextrous, and street-smart. He's more big-jungle-cat, not golden retriever.
    Notorious Nineteen
  • p. 7
  •    
    His hair is dark brown, currently cut short. His eyes are mostly black. His body is perfect. He plays by his own rules, and his attitude is uncompromising. He only wears black and only drives black cars. He's smart, he's strong.
  • almost the whole book
  •    
    Escorted Stephanie as a maid of honor at the wedding of one of Ranger's friends.
       
    L U L A
    The Book
    The Description
    One For The Money First mentioned on p. 124, but she isn't named. First named on p. 138.
    A prostitute that was abused by Benito Ramirez, the professional boxer.
    Found by Stephanie tied up on the fire escape outside of Stephanie's apartment (p. 189).
    Began to work at Vincent Plum's Bail Bond Company.
    Two For The Dough
  • Chapter 7, p. 134
  •    
    230 lbs.
    Her hair had been dyed orange.
    Began to work at Vincent Plum's Bail Bonding Company.
    Four To Score
  • Chapter 1, p. 1
  •    
    "If people were cars, Lula would be a big, black '53 Packard with a high gloss chrome grille, oversized headlights, and a growl like a junkyard guard dog. Lots of muscle. Never fit in a compact space."
    High Five
  • Chapter 1, p. 4
  •    
    Does filing for Vinnie. She's what is gently referred to as a big woman, weighing in at over 200 pounds, standing five-foot-five, looking like most of her weight's muscle. This week her hair was died orange and came off very autumn with her dark brown skin.
    Hot Six
  • Chapter 1, p. 5
  •    
    "At five feet five inches, weighing in at a little over two hundred pounds, Lula is something of a doughnut expert. She was in a monochromatic mode this week with hair, skin, and lip gloss all the color of cocoa. The skin color was permanent, but the hair changes weekly."
    Seven Up
  • p. 192
  •    
    Nearly choked to death at Cluck in a Bucket. Heimlich maneuver was performed by a large man.
    Hard Eight
  • Chapter 1, p. 19
  • Lula is a couple inches shorter and a lot of pounds heavier than [Stephanie]. She buys her clothes in the petite department and then shoehorns herself into them. This wouldn't work for most people, but it seems right for Lula. She shoehorns herself into life.
  • Chapter 8, p. 152
  •    
    Lula says, "I'm not fat.  I'm a substantial woman."
    To the Nines
  • most of the book
  •    
    on an all meat diet
  • Chapter 1, p. 3
  •    
    A plus size black woman in a size-seven white woman world.
  • Chapter 4, p. 71
  •    
    Claims to be twenty-something.
  • Chapter 5, p. 84
  •    
    "Cops and dead people give me diarrhea."
    Visions of Sugar Plums
  • Chapter 1, p. 2
  •    
    A size-sixteen woman stuffed into a size-ten leopard print spandex.
    Twelve Sharp
  • p. 2
  •    
    A way-beyond-voluptuous black woman.
    Lean Mean Thirteen
  • Chapter 1, p. 2
  •    
    Lula is a black woman with a Rubinesque body and a Vegas wardrobe that's four sizes too small.
    Plum Lovin'
  • pp. 14f
  •    
    5'5", 180 lbs.
    Plum Lucky
  • p. 3
  •    
    Lula is borderline too much of a good thing in lots of ways. She's not exactly fat. She's just short for her weight, and her clothes are too small for the amount of flesh she has.
    Fearless Fourteen
  • p. 4
  •    
    Former 'ho, a plus-size black woman who likes to squash herself into small clothes featuring animal print and spandex. 'Lula's cup runneth over from head to toe.'
  • Most of book
  •    
    "Engaged" to Tank
    Plum Spooky
  • p. 3
  •    
    Lula somehow manages to perform the miracle of squeezing her plus-size body into petite-size clothes.
  • Most of book
  •    
    Lula ran into a few issues with Tank (one of which is that Tank wasn't really interested). They broke up by the end of the book.
    Finger Lickin' Fifteen
  • p. 1
  •    
    Lula has a plus-size personality and body and a petite-sized wardrobe. Has blonde hair and brown skin.
  • Most of book
  •    
    Lula chased by two killers while she enters a barbeque cook-off competition.
  • p. 255
  •    
    Lula's prized Pontiac Firebird was blown up.
    Sizzling Sixteen
  • p. 2
  •    
    Lula likes the challenge of fitting her plus-size body into a size 8 poison green mini skirt and a leopard print top. her hair this week was fire-engine red. Her attitude is pure New Jersey.
  • p. 264
  •    
    Lula was shot in the arm by one of the guys looking for Vinnie.
    Smokin' Seventeen
  • p. 11
  •    
    Blonde today, 5'5"; squeezed into size 2 leopard print, spandex wrap.
  • p. 264
  •    
    Lula was shot in the arm by one of the guys looking for Vinnie.
    Explosive Eighteen
  • p. 13
  •    
    Hair dyed pink and teased into a puff ball; orange spandex skirt and white scoop neck tank top.
  • p. 
  •    
    Dramk a little pepto which she thought was a love potion, and she fell in love with a purse snatcher.
    Notorious Nineteen
  • p. 16
  •    
    She reveals that her Uncle Andy had a colonoscopy during which they found polyps and then took out much of his intestines.
  • p. 161
  •    
    Lula is short for Tallulah.
       
    C O N N I E   R O S O L L I
    The Book
    The Description
    One For The Money
  • p. 14
  •    
    Stephanie went to school with Connie's sister, Tina.
    Connie was thicker in the waist than Tina, heavier in the face. She had lots of teased black hair, flawless olive skin, and a five o'clock shadow on her upper lip.
    Two For The Dough Hair teased out a good 6 inches in black curls. Couple years older than Stephanie, three inches shorter, and 30 pounds heavier.
    Had gone back to her maiden name after a divorce.
    High Five
  • Chapter 1, p. 2
  •    
    Office manager for the Vincent Plum Bail Bonds Company. She's a couple years older than me which puts her in her early thirties. She wears her hair teased high. She takes grief from no one. And if breasts were made of money, she'd be Bill Gates.
    Hot Six
  • Chapter 4, p. 72
  •    
    Jimmy "Curtains" is her uncle.
    Seven Up
  • Chapter 1, p. 7
  •    
    Has hair teased to three times the size of her head. Wears a sweater that molded to boobs that should be on a much larger woman and a skirt that should be on a much smaller woman.
    Hard Eight
  • p. 21
  •    
    Connie has a mustache.
    Ten Big Ones
  • Chapter 1, p. 13
  •    
    Vinnie's office manager. She's about 5 foot 4 inches tall, and she looks like Betty Boop with a mustache.
    Twelve Sharp
  • p. 2
  •    
    Vinnie's office manager and junkyard dog. She's a little older than I am. A little smarter. A little tougher. A little more Italian. She's got a lot more chest, and she dresses like Betty Boop.
    Lean Mean Thirteen
  • Chapter 1, p. 3
  •    
    Compared to Stephanie: A couple years older, a couple pounds heavier, a couple inches shorter, a couple cups bigger, had hair a couple inches higher. Connie was pretty in a kick-ass, central Jersey, third-generation Italian sort of way.
    Plum Lucky
  • p. 15
  •    
    Her uncle Lou was wheelman for Two Toes Garibaldi. It's rumored that her Uncle Nunzo helped turn Jimmy Hoffa into a dump truck bumper. Connie is a couple years older than Stephanie, a couple inches shorter, a lot more voluptuous.
    Plum Spooky
  • p. 2
  •    
    Connie has a lot of big Jersey hair, a freshly waxed upper lip, and breasts no amount of money could buy.
    Finger Lickin' Fifteen
  • p. 2
  •    
    Her hair is jet black, her lipstick if fire-engine red, and her body is va-va-voom.
    Sizzling Sixteen
  • p. 3
  •    
    Connie is Italian through and through.
  • p. 109
  •    
    Has a brother Tony.
    Explosive Eighteen
  • p. 3
  •    
    Connie is a couple years older than Stephanie and a much better shot.
  • p. 72
  •    
    Cousin Manny works at the junk yard.
    Notorious Nineteen
  • p. 12
  •    
    A couple years older than Stephanie, a much better shot, and better connected. She looks a lot like Betty Boop with big hair and a mustache.
       
    V A L E R I E
    The Book
    The Description
    One For The Money
  • p. 60
  •  - Valerie, Stephanie's sister; lived in California with husband; she was married for 12 years. Later, she divorced husband after he had an affair with the babysitter. Eventually moved back with the parents.
    Seven Up p. 78 - Two years older than Stephanie.
    Seven Up p. 79 - When they were kids, Valerie was vanilla pudding, good grades, and clean white sneakers; Stephanie was chocolate cake, the dog ate my homework, and skinned knees.
    Seven Up p. 79 - Married right out of high school. Soon was pregnant. Not much Hungarian made it into Valerie's gene pool. Her daughter Angie is 9 going on 40, prim and proper. Her daughter Mary Alice things she is a horse.
    Seven Up p. 216 - Faints at the sight of blood.
    Ten Big Ones p. 277 - slightly taller than Albert
    Plum Lovin' Married Albert Kloughn.
       
    J O Y C E   B A R N H A R D T
    The Book
    The Description
    Two For The Dough
    Chapter 7, page 150
    Stephanie's arch-enemy.
    In the second grade, Joyce spilled a paper cup onto the back of Stephanie's chair and said that Stephanie had wet her pants.
    20 years later, Stephanie caught her husband, Dickie Orr, having an affair with Joyce.
    Four To Score
    Chapter 1, page 3
    Went to school with Stephanie. Joyce spread rumors, told fibs, ruined relationships, and peeked under the stall doors in the girl's bathroom. She had been a fat kid with an overbite. The overbite was fixed by braces, and by the time she was fifteen she had trimmed down and looked like Barbie on steroids. She had chemically enhanced red hair with big curls. She was an inch shorter, five pounds heavier, and two cup sizes bigger. She had three ex-husbands and no children
    Four To Score Worked for a while as a BEA (bond enforcement agent), but she would ruin her busts doing a big bad bounty hunter routine. She stole everybody else's skips. Not a team player.
    High Five All through school she lied and snitched and was loosey-goosey with other girl's boyfriends.
    Hot Six Joyce Barnhardt is a fungus. In kindergarten she spit into Stephanie's milk carton. In high school she spread rumors and took pictures in the girls' locker room. And she slept with Stephanie's husband before the ink was dry on the marriage certificate. Anthrax was too good for Joyce Barnhardt.
    Hot Six Was tied naked to a tree by Carol Zabo and her three friends.
    Seven Up Stephanie walked Bob, the dog, over to her yard while she was staying at Joe's.
    Seven Up p. 201 - broke her leg when DeChooch hit her with the Cadillac
    Twelve Sharp
    Chapter 1, page 6
    Worked for a while as a BEA (bond enforcement agent), but she would ruin her busts doing a big bad bounty hunter routine. She stole everybody else's skips. Not a team player.
    Twelve Sharp
    Chapter 3, page 52
    Stephanie's description: "A flesh-eating fungus. She'd been through more husbands than I could count."
    In first grade, Joyce threw Stephanie's crayons in the toilet.
    In second grade, Joyce spit in Stephanie's lunch.
    In third grade, Joyce told everyone Stephanie didn't wear underpants.
    In fourth grade, Joyce told everyone Stephanie had three nipples.
    In high school, Joyce took a picture of Stephanie in the bathroom, turned it into a flyer, and distributed 200 copies.
    Lean Mean Thirteen
    p. 39
    She's in the whole book, but a description is on p. 39. Six feet tall in four-inch spikes. She was wearing a black-leather duster lined with fake fur, her eyes were enhanced with rhinestone-studded fake eyelashes. Her fingernails were long and frightening. She had shoulder-length brilliant red hair in curls and waves. She never got past the Farrah Fawcett look.
    Finger Lickin' Fifteen
    p. 134
    Joyce was a sneaky, mean, little kid. She spread rumors, stole boyfriends, alienated girlfriends, cheated on tests, and looked under the doors of stalls in the girls room. Now that she was grown up, she wasn't much different. She stole husbands, boyfriends, and jobs, cheating in every possible way.
    Finger Lickin' Fifteen
    p. 180-2
    Used to be fat when she was a kid, but the fat redistributed to the right places. Took Stephanie's casserole (actually cooked by Lula) and got sick.
    Finger Lickin' Fifteen
    p. 318
    Shot by Zito Dudley, who murdered Stanley Chipotle for his brother.
    Sizzling Sixteen
    p. 346
    In school she was a fat kid who spit in other people's food; In High School she morphed into a sex vampire. Eventually she lost weight, bought breasts, got lip injections, dyed her hair, and became a home-wrecker. Multiple marriages, each more profitable than the last. Single and looking at the time of Sixteen.
       
    D I C K I E   O R R
    The Book
    The Description
    One For the Money
    p. 9
    Former husband of Stephanie Plum. She caught him making love to Joyce Barnhardt in their dining room.
    Three To Get Deadly
    pp. 259,263,267
    Graduated from Newark Law. Worked for the District Attorney for a short time. Had a job with the firm Kreiner and Kreiner. Stephanie was attracted to him because he had a nice car. Did recreational coke. Did the deed with Mallory's wife. Did the deed with half the women in the phone book before she divorced him. Cheats on everything including his taxes.
    Hot Six
    p. 139
    Part of the firm Rabinowitz, Rabinowitz, Zeller, and Orr.
    Hard Eight
    p. 27
    Dickie represented Stephen Soder in the child custody case.
    Has a low opinion of women, has no problem with lying.
    Has a two-room suite in the Carter Building
    Twelve Sharp
    p. 6
    Before the ink was dry on Stephanie's marriage license, he was in bed with Joyce Barnhardt.
    Lean Mean Thirteen
    pp. 5, 13
    Before the book starts, Dickie became a partner in the firm Periak, Smullen, Gorvich, and Orr. New office at 3240 Brian Place. His forehead is unusually high. He disappeared after he tried to embezzle $41 million, but he ended up in police custody.
       
    D I E S E L
    The Book
    The Description
    Plum Lovin'
    p. 2
    Gives Stephanie assignments in the Plum series.
    Six feet tall. Broad shoulders. Deep-set brown eyes. Has a lot of wavy, sandy blond hair, cut short.
    Plum Lucky
    p. 10    Solid muscle, gorgeous, and scruffy. Smells like sex, fresh-baked cookies, and a hint of Christmas. Sandy blonde hair, brown eyes. Smiles a lot. Pushy, rude, charming.
    p. 54 Graduated from M.I.T.
    Plum Spooky
    p. 10    Over six feet of gorgeous, hard-muscled, slightly tanned male. Has brown eyes; hair is sandy blonde - thick and unruly. Has fierce eyebrows. Hard to tell his age
    most of the book Has a co-worker named Flash, and he has a cousin named Wulf.
       
    O T H E R   R E L A T I V E S    O F   S T E P H A N I E
    The Relative
    The Description
    Stephanie's Parents They live in a two-story narrow house on Roosevelt Street (High Five, p. 15) that shares a wall with another narrow two-story house. Their house is painted mustard and brown, and it's been that way as long as Stephanie can remember. The neighbor's half is lime green. Finger Lickin' Fifteen, p. 54.
    Father His name is Frank (Two for the Dough, p. 238).
    He's a man under siege. Retired from the Post Office. Works part time as a taxi driver.
    Mother Like Grandma Mazur, but somewhat taller
    First name is Ellen
         Three To Get Deadly, Chap. 1, p. 27
         Hot Six, p. 70 Mother is a short, slim woman, with facial features that suggest Mongol ancestors (High Five, Chap. 1, p. 7)
    "My mother ironed away life's frustrations." Eleven On Top, p. 115.
    "Lunacy seems to have skipped a generation, and my mother is left to bear the burden of decorum in the family. My grandmother and I are the loose cannons." Smokin' Seventeen, p. 20.
    Grandfather Harry Mazur    
    Hot Six, pp. 117f. Worked his whole life in a steel mill.
    Had strong opinions and dominated all the rooms in their row home.
    Not much taller than Grandma Mazur who comes up to Stephanie's chin.
    Died two years before One For The Money.
    Uncle Lou Four To Score - p. 123
    used to blow up cars for Joey the Squid; later went into the wholesale fruit business and did good
    Uncle Peppy Eleven on Top - pp. 89f
    went from job to job; at 42 he found out he could latch hook rugs -- when he was at Rahway State Prison for arson
    Uncle Pip Sizzling Sixteen - p. 1
    died and left Stephanie his lucky bottle, er... Lucky's bottle. Described by Lula as older than dirt. Had a big carbuncle on his forehead. Electrocuted himself when he pissed on a downed electrical wire.
    Uncle Sandor One For The Money
    deceased, former owner of the 1953 Buick; Grandma Mazur's brother
    Aunt Eleanor Three To Get Deadly - p. 270
    had a stroke and died
    Uncle Fred Shutz High Five
    Grandma Mazur's first cousin's husband; murdered by Allen Shempsky
    Aunt Mabel Shutz High Five
    Grandma Mazur's first cousin; Uncle Fred Shutz's wife; has perfectly permed white hair; lives on Baker Street, three blocks from Stephanie's parents; has two children (Ronald and Walter) and five grandchildren; Ronald works in a pork roll factory; Walter (and his wife Jean) own the One Stop mini-market.
    Aunt Marion
    and Uncle Fred
    Two For The Dough - p. 90
    both deceased
    Aunt Tootie To The Nines - p. 22
    Aunt Tootsie Lean Mean Thirteen - p. 14 -- gave Dickie and Stephanie a wedding present of a desk clock.
    Angie Stephanie's niece, Valerie's daughter; prim and proper
    Mary Alice Stephanie's niece, Valerie's daughter; runs around as if she thinks she's a horse
    Albert Kloughn Stephanie's brother-in-law:
    Hard Eight - Looks like he's approaching puberty; has sandy-colored hair and a face like a cherub and the body of the Pillsbury Doughboy. Has office next to the laundry room; spends much of his days giving change to customers of the laundry room. Eventually started dating Stephanie's sister, Valerie.
    To The Nines - Valerie became pregnant, got married to Kloughn, and gave birth to another girl, Lisa (p. 245).
    Ten Big Ones - 5'9". Sandy blonde hair. Starting to go bald. Has the body of a 12 year old. p. 43.
    Ten Big Ones - slightly shorter than Valerie. p. 277.
    Lisa Stephanie's niece, daughter of Valerie and Albert Kloughn. Born in To The Nines
    Bunny
    Stephanie's cousin
    works at the credit bureau
    Three To Get Deadly, p. 35
    Hot Six, pp. 142f
    Christine
    Stephanie's cousin
    Two For The Dough - p. 211
    Eddie Gazzara
    Cop who is married to
    Stephanie's cousin, Shirley
    See Law Enforcement below
    Evelyn
    Stephanie's cousin
    Four to Score - p. 223
    works at Helene Fuld.
    Francie
    Stephanie's cousin
    One For The Money - p. 39
    Jeanine
    Stephanie's cousin
    Three To Get Deadly - pp. 67,227
    Jessica
    Stephanie's cousin
    Plum Spooky - p. 308
    Kitty
    Stephanie's cousin
    Two For The Dough - p. 49
    Leona Freeman
    Stephanie's second cousin
    High Five - pp. 72,227
    a teller at First Trenton
    Marion
    Stephanie's cousin
    Four to Score - p. 58
    works at a bank
    Marjorie
    Stephanie's cousin
    Two For The Dough - p. 25 Three To Get Deadly - p. 249
    Maureen
    Stephanie's cousin
    Three To Get Deadly - p. 28
    works at the button factory
    Shirley "the Whiner" Gazzara
    Stephanie's cousin
    One For The Money - p. 40
    married Eddie Gazarra, the cop
    Three To Get Deadly - p. 82
    Ten Big Ones - pp. 34,40
    Sizzling Sixteen - p. 219
    Ronald Shutz
    Grandma Mazur's cousin's son
    Three To Get Deadly - pp. 35,42
    works at the credit bureau
    Walter Shutz
    Grandma Mazur's cousin's son
    Three To Get Deadly - pp. 35,42
    works at the credit bureau
    List of
    Stephanie's relatives
    at the cemetery
    Lean Mean Thirteen
    p. 288:
  • Great-Aunt Ethel - 87 when she died; loved a good cigar; and played an accordion - could play Lady of Spain.
  • Baby Jane - Ethel's sister; 76 when she died; choked on a kielbasa; didn't have teeth.
  • Uncle Andy - a smart one; died a bachelor
  • Uncle Christian - Andy's brother
  •    
    O T H E R    R E G U L A R    A N D    S E M I - R E G U L A R    C H A R A C T E R S
    Stephanie's Friends
    and Acquaintances
    (depends on what you
    think of as friends)
  • Myra Balog
  • Three To Get Deadly, p. 294
    Dated Larry Skolnik in high school
  • Loretta Beeber
  • Three To Get Deadly, pp. 67,249
    Seven Up, p. 197
  • Annette Biel
  • Notorious Nineteen, p. 51
  • Angie Bono
  • Hot Six, p. 251
  • Dave Brewer
  • captain of the football team in high school while Stephanie was a twirler; married and moved to Atlanta; under investigation for illegal foreclosures; serial killer; tried to kidnap Stephanie
    Smokin' Seventeen, p. 251
  • Simon Diggery
  • Notorious Nineteen, p. 292(3) - with his kids, his brother Melvin, and his Uncle Bill
  • Walter "MoonMan"
         Dunphy -
         AKA Mooner
         or Moondog
  • Seven Up - went to high school with Mooner
    Fearless Fourteen, p. 135 - voted in high school to be most likely to be adopted by an old lady; used to be roommate with two other "losers", but now lives with his mother
    Sizzling Sixteen - living out of a mobile home
    Smokin' Seventeen - renting his mobile home to Vinnie for the bond office
  • Marion Fitz
  • Fearless Fourteen, p. 155
  • Terri Gilman
  • Used to date Joe Morelli in high school
    High Five, Hot Six
  • Grace Gooley
  • one of Stephanie's high school classmates
    Smokin' Seventeen, p. 227
  • Anthony Gorman
  • one of Stephanie's high school classmates
    Eleven on Top, p. 62
  • Sue Ann Grebek
  • Three To Get Deadly, pp. 34,204,227,294.
  • Lenny Gruber
  • one of Stephanie's high school classmates
    One For The Money
    Hot Six, pp. 296f
  • Cynthia Hawser
  • one of Stephanie's high school classmates
    Lean Mean Thirteen, p. 45
  • Monica Kajewski
  • Hot Six, p. 251
  • Mary Beth Krienski
  • Plum Lovin', p. 240
  • Mary Jo Krazinski
  • Had ringworm in high school
    Four To Score, p. 178
  • Angie Kroeger
  • Lean Mean Thirteen, p. 259
  • Dougie Kruper - AKA "The Dealer"
  • Dougie went to school with Stephanie, but she hadn't seen him since school.
    Hot Six, p. 73
    Seven Up - kidnapped
  • Loretta Kucharski
  • former vice president of a bank
    Smokin' Seventeen, pp. 2,13
  • Bernie Kuntz
  • former classmate
    One For The Money, p. 60
  • Gina Giovichinni-Lorenzo
  • works at Giovichinni Deli
    Smokin' Seventeen, p. 36
  • Louise Malinkowski
  • one of Stephanie's high school classmates; works in the emergency room
    Lean Mean Thirteen, p. 179
  • Reggie Mangello
  • Notorious Nineteen, p. 51
  • Gail Mangianni
  • went to school with Stephanie
    Twelve Sharp
  • Joyce Molinowsky
  • daughter of Mrs. Molinowsky
    Three To Get Deadly, p. 249
  • Margaret Molinowsky
  • Three To Get Deadly, p. 67.
    Notorious Nineteen, p. 51
  • Mary Lou
         Stankovic
         Molnar
  • best friend (One For The Money, p. 3)
    married name of Mary Lou Molnar (Two For The Dough, p. 49)
    Mary Lou (BFF) and Lenny Stankovik (captain of the high school football team) and kids (Kenny, etc.)
    5'3", built like a brick outhouse (Two For The Dough, p. 154)
    Has a part-time job as a bookkeeper for an Oldsmobile dealership (Three To Get Deadly, p. 108)
    Four To Score, p. 139
    High Five, pp. 38,195
    To The Nines, pp. 35,136f
    Eleven on Top, pp. 28-30
  • Marianne Mikulski
  • Explosive Eighteen, p. 225f
  • Janice Molnari
  • Seven Up, p. 197
  • Carol Nadich
  • Hard Eight, p. 15
  • Jean Newman
  • Lean Mean Thirteen, p. 262
  • Myrna Olsen
  • Four To Score, p. 251
  • Kitty Lukach Petras
  • Married Eugene Petras (FTA); went to school with Stephanie
    Two For The Dough, p. 115
  • Sunny Raspich
  • worked the Emergency Room
    Twelve Sharp
  • Dorothy Rostowski
  • former classmate of Stephanie who lives down the street from Mrs. Steeger
    Three To Get Deadly, pp. 11,186,249
  • Robin Russell
  • a female cop with whom Stephanie attended school
    Ten Big Ones, p. 7, 203f, 317f
  • Sandy Polan Scarfo
  • Married Robert Scarfo; went to school with Stephanie
    High Five, p. 136
  • Bucky Siedler
  • Former classmate; auto mechanic
    Three To Get Deadly, p. 261.
  • Linda Shantz
  • Three To Get Deadly, p. 67.
  • Linda Shantz
  • Three To Get Deadly, p. 67.
  • Barbara Jean
        Biablocki-Sklar
  • Stephanie knew her in school when Barbara was the pom-pom queen. She married Marty.
    Ten Big Ones, p. 57
  • Marty Sklar
  • Stephanie knew him in school
    Ten Big Ones, pp. 57ff
  • Karen Slobodsky
  • Works in the personnel office of the button factory
    Eleven on Top, p. 8
  • Evelyn Soder
  • Stephanie knew her all her life
    Hard Eight, p. 9 - and most of the book
  • Mrs. Steeger
  • Stephanie's third grade teacher
    Three To Get Deadly, p. 9 - and most of the book
  • Allen Shempsky
  • Stephanie's former classmate
    High Five, p. 73 - and most of the book
  • Marilyn Truro
  • Works at the DMV
    Trying to kick the addiction of smoking
    One For The Money, p. 133
    Hot Six, pp. 95,99
  • Julie Wisneski
  • Used to be Julie Singer; was two years ahead of Stephanie in school, was in the same class as Valerie To The Nines, p. 231ff
  • Gail Wojohowitz
  • Hot Six, p. 251
  • Carol Zabo
  • Went to high school with Stephanie. Carol was a cheerleader, and Stephanie was a baton twirler. Carol married Lubie Zabo, and they had two boys.
    Carol was an FTA after being arrested for shoplifting. Later she was arrested for possession of marijuana.
    Hot Six, off and on through book
  • Kenny Zale
  • Fireman; went to the same grade school as Stephanie
    Four To Score, p. 136
  • Mickey Zale
  • Two years older than his brother Kenny; dated Stephanie for a while
    Four To Score, p. 136
  • Doris Zayle
  • Four To Score, p. 251
  • Mrs. Zuch
  • Ten Big Ones, p. 138
    Mother's Friends
  • Mrs. Ardenowski - Plum Spooky, p. 157
  • Myra Baronowski - Finger Lickin' Fifteen, p. 100
  • Catherine Bargalowski - Fearless Fourteen, p. 95
  • Carla Barroni - Eleven On top, p. 295
  • Emily Beeber - Seven Up, p. 19
  • Margaret Beedle - Finger Lickin' Fifteen, p. 100
  • Mrs. Brewer - Smokin' Seventeen, pp. 26(2)
  • Loretta Buzick - One For the Money, p. 9
  • Mrs. Ciak - High Five, p. 180
  • Ed Crandle - Four To Score, p. 159
  • Mrs. Crandle - Four To Score, pp. 93,225
  • Marge Dembrowski - Hot Six, p. 330
  • Dolly, the hair dresser - Lean Mean Thirteen, p. 254
  • Elsa Downing - Ten Big Ones, p. 39
  • Myron Flatt - Ten Big Ones, p. 39
  • Edna Gluck - High Five, p. 64
  • Margaret Gooley - Smokin' Seventeen, p. 20
  • Loretta Gross and her son, Cameron - Notorious Nineteen, p. 30
  • Mrs. Herrel - Two For The Dough, p. 263
  • Thelma Klapp - Four To Score, p. 284
  • Julia Kruselli - Hot Six, p. 330
  • Louise Kulach - Plum Lucky, p. 110
  • Marjorie Kuzak - Eleven on Top, p. 32
  • Margaret Laskey - Three To Get Deadly, p. 178
  • Edna Majewski - Four To Score, p. 226
  • Joanne Malinosky - Seven Up, p. 20
  • Esther Marchese - Lean Mean Thirteen, p. 19
  • Elaine Minardi - To The Nines, p. 85
  • Florence Molnar - Plum Spooky, p. 157
  • Evelyn Nagy - Hot Six, p. 133 - daughter works at the "personal products" plant
  • Lou Raguzzi - Ten Big Ones, p. 134
  • Emily Restler - Eleven On Top, p. 92 - daughter works at the bank
  • Lucille Rice - To The Nines, p. 85
  • Mrs. Rogers - Ten Big Ones, p. 74
  • Elaine Rosenbach - Lean Mean Thirteen, p. 19
  • Lois Seltzman - Hard Eight, p. 189
  • Myra Sklar - Twelve Sharp, p. 189
  • Betty Szajack - Three To Get Deadly, p. 106
  • Traci Wenke - Ten Big Ones, p. 39
  • Marion Zajak - Fearless Fourteen, p. 95
  • Miriam Zowicki - Lean Mean Thirteen, p. 19
  • Grandma Mazur's
    Friends
  • Marion Barker - Fearless Fourteen, p. 227
  • Elaine Barkolowski - Seven Up, p. 130
  • Loretta Beeber - To The Nines, Chapter 6, p. 102
  • Louisa Belman - Explosive Eighteen, p. 177(2)
  • Myra Biablocki - Three To Get Deadly, p. 28
  • Ruth Biablocki - Twelve Sharp, Chapter 1, p. 21
  • Marilyn Biaggi - Seven Up, Chapter 4, p. 75
  • Winnie Black - High Five, p. 39
  • Margaret Burger - High Five, p. 183
  • Mabel Burlew - To The Nines, Chapter 6, pp. 98,100
  • Louise Buzick - Three To Get Deadly, p. 179
  • Sissy Cramp - Lean Mean Thirteen, p. 91
  • Millie Debrowski - Notorious Nineteen, p. 266
  • Tony Destafano - Notorious Nineteen, p. 217
  • Mrs. Dugan - Seven Up, p. 144
  • Mary Jane Turley Dugan - Finger Lickin' Fifteen, p. 93
  • Bitsy Durham - Explosive Eighteen, p. 242
  • Elsie Farnsworth:
         Two For The Dough, p. 50
         Three To Get Deadly, p. 150
         Hot Six, p. 59
  • Lorraine Farnsworth - Explosive Eighteen, p. 44 - 91 years old, dating Arnie Milhauser
  • Fred, the boyfriend - Three To Get Deadly, Chapter 14, p. 277
  • Emma Getz
         High Five, p. 7
         Hot Six, p. 39
  • Marilyn Gluck - Smokin' Seventeen, p. 198
  • Harriet Gotler - Fearless Fourteen, p. 88
  • Merle Greber - Twelve Sharp, Chapter 6, p. 87
  • Louise Greeber - Hot Six, pp. 94,117,137,200,244,313f
  • Betty Greenblat - Fearless Fourteen, p. 92
  • Betty Greenburg - Two For The Money, p. 232
  • Lois Grizen - To The Nines, Chapter 6, p. 99
  • Esther Hamish - Ten Big Ones, p. 129
  • Annie Hart - Explosive Eighteen, pp. 42ff,81-83 - member of American Potion Makers Association
  • Norma Klap - Smokin' Seventeen, p. 198 - has a son named Eugene
  • Mary Jo Klick - High Five, Chapter 6, p. 122
  • Emily Klug - Sizzing Sixteen, p. 267
  • Marion Kolakowski - Smokin' Seventeen, p. 25
  • Earl Krizinski - Explosive Eighteen, p. 177
  • Bitty Kuleza - Fearless Fourteen, p. 227
  • Andy Kulicki - Explosive Eighteen, pp. 48,63
  • Mrs. Kulicki - Explosive Eighteen, pp. 47f(3)
  • Bitsy Kurcharchek - Sizzling Sixteen, p. 195
  • Myron Landowsky - Hot Six, p. 185 - one of Stephanie's neighbors; started dating Grandma Mazur
  • Peggy Linehart - Eleven On Top, p. 94
  • Ida Lubach - High Five, p. 39
  • Harry Meaker - Four To Score, p. 130 - grandma's boyfriend
  • Melvina - Hot Six, pp. 58,68,77,194
  • Cheryl Menton - Mitchell's wife - Explosive Eighteen, p. 242
  • Arnie Milhauser - Explosive Eighteen, p. 44 - dating Lorraine Farnsworth
  • Lorraine Moochy - Notorious Nineteen, p. 27 - has a relative in Cranberry Manor
  • Sergie Morelli - Two For The Dough, Chapter 2, p. 26
  • Esther Moyer - Hot Six, Chapter 2, p. 29
  • Angie Raguzzi - Notorious Nineteen, p. 217
  • Lou Raguzzi - Ten Big Ones, p. 134
  • Mavis Rheinhart - Three To Get Deadly, p. 150
  • Binny Rice - Three To Get Deadly, p. 150
  • Emma Rodgers - Three To Get Deadly, p. 28
  • Marilyn Rugach - Eleven On Top, p. 116
  • Biddie Schmidt - Eleven On Top, p. 94
  • Harriet Schnabel - High Five, pp. 39,170
  • Lorraine Shatz - Finger Lickin' Fifteen, p. 94
  • Lorraine Shlein - Twelve Sharp, Chapter 13, p. 188
  • Laverne Stankowski - High Five, Chapter 6, p. 121
  • Lucille Stiller - Seven Up, p. 144
  • Mabel Such - Eleven On Top, p. 94
  • Arline Sweeney - Finger Lickin' Fifteen, p. 222f
  • Marjorie Swit - Seven Up, Chapter 4, p. 77
  • Betty Szajack, Norma's second cousin
         Two For The Dough, p. 84
         High Five, p. 7
         Hot Six, p. 39
         Seven Up, p. 77
  • Norma Szajack, Betty's second cousin - Two For The Dough, p. 84
  • Florence Szuch - Hard Eight, p. 181
  • Ruth Szuch - Fearless Fourteen, p. 92
  • Lucille Ticker - Smokin' Seventeen, p. 224
  • Mary Lee Truk's mother - Twelve Sharp, Chapter 2, p. 27 - they play Bingo
  • Emma Wilson - Eleven on Top, p. 49
  • Myra Witkowski - Lean Mean Thirteen, p. 49
  • Mrs. Zajak - Finger Lickin' Fifteen, p. 95
  • Lorraine Zupek - Hard Eight, p. 170
  • Valerie's
    Friends
  • Loretta Stonehouser - Ten Big Ones, pp. 77,274
  • Rita Metzger - Ten Big Ones, pp. 77,274
  • Margaret Durski - Ten Big Ones, pp. 77,274
  • Stephanie's
    Neighbors
    by book
    nearly every book Dillon Ruddick - building super
    One For The Money Mrs. Becher (p. 66), Mrs. Moyer (p. 70), unnamed man (p. 100), Mrs. Luger (p. 135), Mr. Wolesky (pp. 149,190), Mrs. Orbach (p. 190), Mr. Grossman (p. 190), Mrs. Feinstein (p. 190)
    Two For The Dough Mr. Wolesky (pp. 50,97,104,198,206), Mrs. Delgado (p. 98), Mrs. Bestler (p. 198)
    Three To Get Deadly Mr. Kleinschmidt (pp. 66,293), Mr. Wolesky (p. 85), Mrs. Karwatt (pp. 103,113,140,204,223,293), Mr. Weinstein (p. 113), Arty Boyt (p. 115), Mrs. Bestler (pp. 140,193,293,318), the DeKunes (p. 140), Mr. Paglionne (p. 140), Mr. Walesky (sic, pp. 140,223), Mr. Wexler (p. 281), Mrs. Delgado (p. 293)
    Four To Score Mr. Landowsky (p. 16), Sol Kleinschmidt (in apt 315 - pp. 29f,38,135), Lorraine Klausner (Sally Sweet's aunt, p. 30), Mr. Markowitz (p. 38), Mrs. Williams (p. 57), Mrs. Balog (p. 57), Evelyn Krutchka (p. 57), Ernie Wall and his girlfriend May (p. 57), Mrs. Bestler (p. 66), Mrs. Delgado (pp. 90,308), Mr. Weinstein (p. 90), Mrs. Karwatt (pp. 90,135,308), Leanne Kokoska (p. 90), Mrs. Zuppa (p. 101), Mrs. Burlew (p. 118), Mrs. Stinkowski (p. 136), Mrs. Baumgarten (p. 138).
    High Five: Mrs. Bestler (pp. 37,50,87,281,303), Mrs. Karwatt (p. 137), Mr. Wolesky (p. 137), Mrs. Delgado (p. 208), Mr. Morganthal (p. 209), Mr. Sanders (p. 291), Mrs. Keene (pp. 291f,300).
    Hot Six Mr. Wolesky (p. 38), Mr. Kline (p. 48), Mrs. Fine (p. 87), Mr. Morgenstern (p. 87), Mrs. Benson (p. 87), Mrs. Karwatt (p. 94,314,315), Mrs. DeGuzman (p. 122), Myron Landowsky (pp. 185,194-8,312 - started dating Grandma Mazur), Mrs. Bestler (p. 194,279,281), Mr. Weinstein (p. 271)
    Seven Up Mr. Morganstern (pp. 187,214,244f,302)
    Hard Eight Mr. Spiga (p. 72), Mrs. Bestler (p. 73), Mr. Wolesky (pp. 74,186,304), Mrs. Karwatt (pp. 101,159,186,264,289), Mr. Kleinschmidt (p. 135), Irma Brown (p. 186)
    To The NinesMrs. Bestler (p. 274)
    Ten Big OnesMrs. Wexler (p. 74)
    Visions of Sugar Plums    Mr. Wolesky (p. 5), Mrs. Karwatt (p. 8), Mr. Feinstein (p. 96), Mrs. Bestler (pp. 97), Mr. Kleinschmidt (p. 119)
    Eleven On TopMr. Ginzler (p. 58)
    Twelve Sharp Mrs. Bestler (pp. 34,84), Dolly (works at the funeral parlor) (p. 59)
    Lean Mean Thirteen Mr. Molinowski (p. 101), Mr. Warnick (p. 165)
    Plum Lucky Mrs. Minley from 3D (p. 11), Mrs. Ruiz (p. 133), Mr. Klein (p. 133)
    Smokin' Seventeen Mr. Molnar (pp. 289,319), Mrs. Gonzales (p. 290)
    Explosive Eighteen Mr. Kolakowski (p. 190)
    Stephanie's
    Neighbors
    by name
    Dillon Ruddick every book - building super
    Mrs. Baumgarten Four To Score, p. 138
    Mrs. Becher One For The Money, p. 66
    Mrs. Benson Hot Six, p. 87
    Mrs. Bestler Two For The Dough, p. 198
    Two For The Dough, pp. 140,193,293,318
    Four To Score, p. 66
    High Five, pp. 37,50,87,281,303
    Hot Six, p. 194,279,281
    Hard Eight, p. 73
    To The Nines, (p. 274)
    Visions of Sugar Plums, p. 97
    Twelve Sharp, pp. 34,84
    Arty Boyt Three To Get Deadly, p. 115
    Irma Brown Hard Eight
    Mrs. Burlew Four To Score, p. 118
    Mrs. DeGuzman Seven Up, p. 122
    The DeKunes Three To Get Deadly, p. 140
    Mrs. Delgado Two For The Dough, p. 98
    Three To Get Deadly, p. 293
    Four To Score, pp. 90,308
    High Five, p. 208
    Dolly (no last name) Twelve Sharp, p. 59 - works at the funeral parlor
    Mrs. Feinstein One For The Money, p. 190
    Visions of Sugar Plums, p. 96
    Mrs. Fine Hot Six, p. 87
    Mr. Ginzler Eleven On Top, p. 58
    Mr. Grossman One For The Money, p. 190
    Mrs. Gonzales Smokin' Seventeen, p. 290
    Mrs. Karwatt Three To Get Deadly, pp. 103,113,140,204,223,293
    Four To Score, pp. 90,135,308
    High Five, p. 137
    Hot Six, p. 94,314,315
    Hard Eight, pp. 101,159,186,264,289
    Visions of Sugar Plums, p. 8
    Mrs. Keene High Five, pp. 291f,300
    Lorraine Klausner Four To Score, p. 30 - Sally Sweet's aunt
    Mr. Klein Plum Lucky, p. 133
    Sol Kleinschmidt
       in apt. 315
    Three To Get Deadly, pp. 66,293
    Four To Score, pp. 29f,38,135
    Hard Eight, p. 135
    Visions of Sugar Plums, p. 119
    Mr. Kline Hot Six, p. 48
    Leanne Kokoska Four To Score, p. 90
    Evelyn Krutchka Four To Score, p. 57
    Mr. Landowsky Four To Score, p. 16
    Hot Six, pp. 185,194-8,312 - started dating Grandma Mazur
    Mrs. Luger One For The Money, p. 135
    Mr. Markowitz Four To Score, p. 38
    Mrs. Minley Plum Lucky, p. 11 - apt. 3D
    Mr. Molinowski Lean Mean Thirteen, p. 101
    Mr. Molnar Smokin' Seventeen, p. 289
    Mr. Morganthal High Five, p. 209
    Mr. Morgenstern Hot Six, p. 87
    Seven Up
    Mrs. Moyer One For The Money, p. 70
    Mrs. Orbach One For The Money, p. 190
    Mr. Paglionne Three To Get Deadly, p. 140
    Mrs. Ruiz Plum Lucky, p. 133
    Mr. Sanders High Five, p. 291
    Mr. Spiga Hard Eight, p. 72
    Mrs. Stinkowski Four To Score, p. 136
    Mr. Walesky (sic) Three To Get Deadly, pp. 140,223
    Ernie Wall and his girlfriend May Four To Score, p. 57
    Mr. Warnick Lean Mean Thirteen, p. 165
    Mr. Weinstein Four To Score, p. 90
    Hot Six, p. 271
    Mr. Wexler Three To Get Deadly, p. 281
    Mrs. Wexler Ten Big Ones, p. 74
    Mrs. Williams Four To Score, p. 57
    Mr. Wolesky One For The Money, pp. 149,190
    Two For The Dough, pp. 50,97,104,198,206
    Three To Get Deadly, p. 85
    High Five, p. 137
    Hot Six, p. 38
    Hard Eight, pp. 74,186,304
    Visions of Sugar Plums, p. 5
    Mrs. Zuppa Four To Score, p. 101
    Parent's
    Neighbors
  • Mrs. Barbera - Finger Lickin' Fifteen, 116
  • Mrs. Ciak
         Fearless Fourteen, p. 119
         Explosive Eighteen, p. 4
  • Betty Garvey - Finger Lickin' Fifteen, 116
  • Mrs. Gritch - Finger Lickin' Fifteen, 117
  • Lois Kelner - To The Nines, Chapter 14, p. 276
  • The Kerners - High Five, Chapter 6, p. 123
  • Andy Kowalski - Finger Lickin' Fifteen, 116
  • Mrs. Krezwicki - Ten Big Ones, p. 216
  • The Krienskis - To The Nines, Chapter 3, p. 51
  • The Kruzaks - Hot Six, Chapter 1, p. xiv)
  • Mabel Markowitz - mother of Evelyn Soder
         Hard Eight, Chapter 1, p. 8
         Eleven On Top, Chapter 2, p. 30
  • Joe's
    Relatives
  • Joe's Mother, Angie Morelli:
  • Joe's mother is considered by "the Burg" as a housewife of heroic proportions. Cleans windows cleaner, makes her wash whiter, and makes better ziti than what God could do.
    One For The Money, Chapter 2, p. 38
    Four To Score, pp. 147f
    Hot Six, pp. 333ff
    To The Nines, pp. 61f - 5'4" in 2-inch heels
  • Joe's Dad:
  • Joe's dad could have been bought for a six pack, but he was dead.
    One For The Money, Chapter 2, p. 38
  • Grandma Bella:
  • Can give the eye and predict the future (supposedly)
    Four To Score, p. 179
    High Five, p. 157
    Hot Six, pp. 333ff
    Seven Up, p. 142 - put the eye on Carmine Scallari
    To The Nines
         pp. 61,95,206ff,281
         p. 62 - half a head shorter than Joe's mom
    Smokin' Seventeen
         p. 3 - small, wiry, dressed in black
         p. 6 - gave Stephanie "the eye"
         p. 6 - gave Ziggy Glitch the eye, and his teeth fell out
              placed a vordo curse on Stephanie later in the book.
    Notorious Nineteen, pp. 116f
  • Great Aunt Mary Elizabeth:
  • Four To Score, p. 179
    To The Nines, p. 206 - described as a chain-smoking booze hound; a retired nun; Grandma Bella's younger sister
  • Tina Ragusto, Joe's godmother:
  • Four To Score, p. 202
  • Cathy, Joe's younger sister,
    and her husband:
  • To The Nines, pp. 208f
  • Uncle Dominic and Aunt Rosa:
  • He's in retail, but don't ask him too many questions about his business.
    High Five, Chapter 8, p. 156
  • Uncle Lou:
  • makes Schnapps in his basement
    Three To Get Deadly, Chapter 13, p. 254
  • Uncle Manny and Aunt Florence:
  •    
    Two For The Dough, Chapter 11, p. 223
    High Five, Chapter 8, p. 155 - Uncle Manny was a construction expediter. He could expedite the construction of a building by insuring that there were no unexplained fires
  • Uncle Mario:
  • To The Nines, p. 208 - Grandma Bella's first cousin
  • Uncle Sallie and Aunt Rose:
  • Joe inherited the house from Aunt Rose.
    Three To Get Deadly, Chapter 11, p. 220
  • Aunt Loretta:
  • Four To Score, p. 207
    High Five, p. 157
  • Tony, brother:
  • Eleven On Top, Chapter 12, p. 239
    Plum Spooky, most of book; called Anthony; kicked out by his wife, Angelina; shot in butt with nail gun; once arrested for attempting to bribe a cop
    Smokin' Seventeen, p. 212
  • Angelina, Tony's wife:
  • Plum Spooky, pp. 174ff - kicked Anthony out of the house; raising "little Anthony" and a bunch of kids
  • Julie Morelli:
  • High Five, Chapter 8, p. 156
  • Leo, cousin:

  • Two For The Dough, Chapter 1, p. 13
    Leo was the same age as Kenny Mancuso. Both Leo and his father worked for the NJ Turnpike Commission.
  • Kenny Mancuso - distant cousin:
  • His mother was a Morelli
    Two For The Dough, Chapter 1, p. 6
  • Louis - cousin:
  • High Five, Chapter 8, p. 159
  • Mooch Morelli, cousin:
  • Eleven On Top, Chapter 12, p. 239
    Fearless Fourteen, p. 206 - Owns the company 'Mooch Morelli, Demo and Disposal'
  • Sergie Morelli:
  • Two For The Dough, Chapter 2, p. 26.
    Joe's
    Neighbors
  • Mrs. Brodsky - To The Nines, Chapter 6, p. 108
  • Mr. Fratelli - Plum Spooky, p. 158
  • Mrs. Friolli - To The Nines, Chapter 4, p. 61
  • Mr. and Mrs. Geary - Fearless Fourteen, p. 319
  • Mr. Gorvich - Fearless Fourteen, p. 86
  • Mrs. Gudge - To The Nines, Chapter 6, p. 95
  • Mrs. Herrel - To The Nines, Chapter 6, p. 95
  • Mrs. Lukach - To The Nines, Chapter 15, p. 304
  • Mrs. Rupp - High Five, p. 253
  • Law Enforcement:
    Cops, FBI, DEA, Treasury, etc. -
    other than Joe Morelli
  • Arnie - no last name; headed investigation into disappearance of Fred Shutz (High Five, p. 6)
  • "Bunchy" - no last name; Treasury agent - High Five
  • Eddie "Big Dog" - no last name:
              High Five, p. 116
              Hard Eight, pp. 75,99,218,251
              To The Nines, p. 83
              Eleven On Top, p. 281
              Fearless Fourteen, p. 226
              Finger Lickin' Fifteen, p. 63
              Sizzling Sixteen, p. 70
  • "Blubber-butt" Ollie:
              To The Nines, p. 140 - once tried to arrest Stephanie for impersonating a bounty hunter
              not sure if Ollie is first or last name
  • Oswald (no last name) - Twelve Sharp, p. 66
  • Roice (Four To Score, p. 245)
     
  • Baker, "Barrelhead" - Lean Mean Thirteen, p. 24
  • Bsrnes, Allen - Hot Six, pp. 13,196
  • Bell, Tom - Seven Up, pp. 39,146,291
  • Berger, Bill - Explosive Eighteen, most of book - FBI agent; Chuck Gooley is his partner
  • Bolan, Mickey - worked crimes against persons - Finger Lickin' Fifteen, p. 275
  • Brown, Shaneeka - Plum Spooky, p. 39
  • Burlew, "Bucky" - Plum Spooky, p. 27
  • Burlew, "Chip" - Lean Mean Thirteen, p. 24
  • Byers, Morty was a former policeman who was fired (One For The Money, p. 219); killed in explosion
  • Chianni, Gus - one of Joe's old drinking buddies - Ten Big Ones, p. 148
  • Costanza, "Crazy" Carl:
              One For The Money, p. 96
              Three To Get Deadly, pp. 23,160f,237f
              Four To Score, pp. 54,118
              High Five, pp. 115f
              Hot Six, pp. 181,294
              Seven Up, pp. 39,57,282
              Hard Eight, pp. 75,94,99,218,251
              To The Nines, p. 83
              Visions of Sugar Plums, p. 92
              Ten Big Ones, p. 204
              Eleven On Top, pp. 132,156,281
              Fearless Fourteen, pp. 225-7
              Finger Lickin' Fifteen, p. 63
              Sizzling Sixteen, p. 70
              Notorious Nineteen, p. 42
  • Dembrowski, Bus - plain-clothesman (One For The Money, p. 116)
  • Diller, Andy
  • Dorsey - no first name; a plainclothesman; One For The Money, p. 190
  • Fowler, Steve - a techie; also part of a gang that robbed an armored truck - Fearless Fourteen, pp. 323ff
  • Gaspick, Benny:
              Three To Get Deadly - over-zealous rookie who arrested Mo Bedemier
              Hard Eight, pp. 252f
  • Gazzara, Eddie: - married to Stephanie's cousin, Shirley - called "Shirley-the-whiner"
              One For The Money, 40
              Three To Get Deadly, p. 82
              High Five, p. 15
              Seven Up, p. 113
              Hard Eight, p. 139
              Ten Big Ones, pp. 34f,40,43,57,63
              Eleven On Top, pp. 81, 156, 281
              Twelve Sharp, p. 93
              Fearless Fourteen, p. 243
              Finger Lickin' Fifteen, pp. 279,285,288
              Sizzling Sixteen, p. 219
              Smokin' Seventeen, pp. 188,219
  • Gobel, Marty - Lean Mean Thirteen, p. 24
  • Gooley, Chuck - Explosive Eighteen, most of book - FBI agent; Bill Berger is his partner
  • Greene, Mickey - bicycle patrol - Seven Up, p. 214
  • Grossman - no first name - Four To Score, pp. 249,263
  • Juniak, Joe - state cop who became police chief, then mayor of Trenton, and then Congressman
              Joe J's second cousin, Ziggy, is married to Stephanie's cousin-in-law, Gloria Jean
              Hot Six, p. 182
              Seven Up, p. 282
              Hard Eight, pp. 2-3
              To The Nines, p. 277
              Ten Big Ones, pp. 160,204
              Twelve Sharp, p. 202
              Smokin' Seventeen, p. 219
  • Kruselli, Richard - Hot Six, p. 330
  • Kwiatkowski, Billy - Seven Up, 329
  • Lancer, Mortimer - Explosive Eighteen, most of book - fake FBI agent; worked with Sylvester 'Sly Slasher' Larder
  • Larcer, Sylvester 'Sly Slasher' - Explosive Eighteen, most of book - fake FBI agent; Mortimer Lancer is his partner
  • Laski, Ryan - Eleven On Top, pp. 173,213f,221,237,255,275f
  • Lauder, Mickey - Hard Eight, p. 245
  • Maglio, Mickey - detective-robbery and major crimes - Three To Get Deadly, p. 223
  • Maisonet, Meri (FBI) - Twelve Sharp, p. 160 (and most of the rest of the book)
  • Matson, Jean - Notorious Nineteen, p. 258
  • Neeley, Jimmy - Hot Six, p. 271
  • Olmney, Steve - Three To Get Deadly, p. 12; former schoolmate of Stephanie
  • Pancheck, Phil - Lean Mean Thirteen, 72
  • Rhodenbarr (no first name) - state cop - Twelve Sharp, p. 202
  • Roche, Andy - Treasury (Two For The Dough, p. 235)
  • Roman, Vince and a new guy (Two For The Dough, p. 226)
  • Rupp, Arnie - supervisor of the violent crimes squad - Three To Get Deadly, p. 222
  • Russell, Robin - Ten Big Ones, pp. 7, 203f,317f
  • Schmidt, Lenny - Notorious Nineteen, pp. 35,36(3)
  • Simon, Brian (former owner of Bob, the dog) - Hot Six
  • Skid, Larry - Fearless Fourteen, pp. 145,281,308
  • Skyer, Gordon - Seven Up, p. 244
  • Slater, Margie - traffic cop - Finger Lickin' Fifteen, p. 82
  • Spanner, Rich - Fearless Fourteen, pp. 151,243,261,280,308,319,320,322,330
  • Zajak, Andy - Ten Big Ones, pp. 7, 203f,317
  • Zelock, Joe - Plum Spooky, p. 27 - former cop who was fired for acting in a porno film; ended up in a Chippendales-style dance troupe
  • RangeMan* personnel
  • Ranger
         owns the company, hires the employees
         according to Plum Spooky, he is co-owner of Rangeman
         Rangeman is in a small office building that has been renovated
  • Benny - Three To Get Deadly, p. 242
  • Binkie - Lean Mean Thirteen, p. 249
  • Bobby Brown - High Five, p. 33
  • Bones - High Five, 99
  • Brett - Lean Mean Thirteen, p. 192
  • Caesar - Lean Mean Thirteen, pp. 115, 137
  • Cal:
         To The Nines, p. 227 - looks like a steroidasaurus
         To The Nines, p. 234 - fainted when Valerie went into labor resulting in a mild concussion
         To The Nines, p. 283,286f,289f,293f
  • Chester Deuce - Finger Lickin' Fifteen, 74-76
  • Chester Rodriguez - Finger Lickin' Fifteen, p. 26
  • Chet
         Finger Lickin' Fifteen, p. 129
         Sizzling Sixteen, pp. 53,57,65,89f,94(2),117(2),121,238
  • Eddie - Eleven On Top, p. 200
  • Ella and her husband, Louis Guzman. Household staff at Rangeman HQ, which is on Haywood Street in Trenton. Both are in their 50s.
         Ella:
              Finger Lickin' Fifteen, pp. 17(2),22,24(2),25(2),26,46(2),47,69(2),72,75,127(3),128(2),130,131,237
         Louis:
              Finger Lickin' Fifteen, pp. 17,22,24,130
  • Erik - To The Nines, pp. 181,196
  • Gene - Plum Spooky, p. 285
  • Hal
         Twelve Sharp, pp. 152,213
         Lean Mean Thirteen, pp. 135,145
         Ten Big Ones, pp. 285,303
         Eleven on Top, pp. 69,73,179,197,269,315
         Plum Lucky, p. 131
         Fearless Fourteen, pp. 35,80f
         Plum Spooky, pp. 212,245,285,303
         Finger Lickin' Fifteen, pp. 46,48(4),50,156(7),157(3),204(2),206(2),231,232,233,324(2)
         Sizzling Sixteen, pp. 24f,158(2)
         Smokin' Seventeen, p. 297
         Explosive Eighteen, pp. 40f,79,310(2)
         Notorious Nineteen, pp. 164,248,254-6
  • Hank
         Smokin' Seventeen, p. 195
  • Hector - security expert
         Hard Eight, several times in the book
         Finger Lickin' Fifteen, p. 324
  • Jim - Plum Spooky, p. 235
  • Junior - To The Nines, p. 289,293f
  • Lester Santos - High Five, p. 33
  • Manuel - shot three times by Scrog - Twelve Sharp, p. 198
  • Martin Beam - new man, Finger Lickin' Fifteen, p. 26
  • Martin Romeo - Finger Lickin' Fifteen, 74f,80
  • Miguel - To The Nines, p. 202
  • Ram - Eleven On Top, p. 188
  • Ramon - dark hair, dark eyes, dark skin - Finger Lickin' Fifteen, pp. 16,18,22(3),23(2),46,48(4),50,87,156(3),157(2),206,257,324(2),328
  • Raphael
         Finger Lickin' Fifteen, p. 106
         Sizzling Sixteen, p. 158
         Smokin' Seventeen, p. 297
         Explosive Eighteen, p. 310
  • Roger King - Finger Lickin' Fifteen, 74,129(6)
  • Roy - Twelve Sharp, p. 213
  • Sal - Finger Lickin' Fifteen, p. 106
  • Silvio
         Eleven On Top, p. 180,182-4
         Computer expert who works in Miami
         Twelve Sharp, pp. 108, 255
  • Slick
         Eleven On Top, p. 200
         Fearless Fourteen, pp. 238f
  • Sybo Diaz - Finger Lickin' Fifteen, 74,75(2),87-91,112f(3)
  • Tank:
         Ranger's right-hand man
         High Five, p. 33 - first time mentioned
         High Five, p. 58 - was shot
         Hot Six, p. 253
         Seven Up, pp. 267,272,334
         Hard Eight, p. 108
         To The Nines, pp. 123,133,147,156,215f,223ff,274,283; broke his leg, p. 227
         Ten Big Ones, pp. 72,99,110,156,217,257,260,265,269,285,288
         Eleven on Top, pp. 69,73,182f,200,203,206,222,268,315
         Lean Mean Thirteen, p. 260 - shot, resulted in cracked ribs; p. 265 - real first name is Pierre
         Fearless Fourteen, most of book; became engaged to Lula; seven feet of muscle packed into a six-foot, four-inch, no-neck body
         Plum Spooky, most of the book; has three cats, and Lula has allergies; lives in a house on Howard Street (p. 170); broke up with Lula.
         Finger Lickin' Fifteen, pp. 16,40,42,165,166,196(2),197(5),198(7),199,200,326
         Sizzling Sixteen, pp. 127,325
         Smokin' Seventeen, p. 133(3),152,219
         Explosive Eighteen, p. 287(2)
         Notorious Nineteen, pp. 9,239
  • Victor Zullick - Finger Lickin' Fifteen, p. 26
  • Vince - Eleven On Top, p. 179
  • Vincent Gomez - Finger Lickin' Fifteen, p. 76
  • Woody - Eleven On Top, pp. 73,179
  • Zero - Twelve Sharp, p. 198
  • Zip - Lean Mean Thirteen, p. 79
  • Unnamed man who drops off her keys at her parent's house - Twelve Sharp, p. 302
  • Emergency Room was filled with RangeMan employees - Twelve Sharp, p. 320
  • Unnamed man who searches Stephanie's apartment - Lean Mean Thirteen, p. 162
  • Unnamed men who pick up a one of Stephanie's FTAs - Sizzling Sixteen, pp. 277f

  • * Sometimes spelled "Rangeman"
    Bounty Hunters
  • Ranger
  • Stephanie Plum
  • Barnes (Three To Get Deadly, p. 1)
  • Joyce Barnhardt - several of the books
  • Morty Byers (One For The Money, first half of the book) - died in an explosion
  • Andy Zabotsky (One For the Money, p. 88)
  • Others
  • Jackie - Lula's friend and former associate (One For The Money)
  • Salvatore "Sally" Sweet:
         cross-dressing rock singer
         nephew of Stephanie's neighbor, Mrs. Klausner: Four To Score, p. 30
         close to 7 feet tall in heels and "hair", Four To Score, p. 31
         lead guitarist for "The Lovelies"; before The Lovelies, he was in The Funky Butts, The Pitts, Baggar Boys, and The Howling Dogs.
         mentioned in Fearless Fourteen, p. 115.
  • Dougie (Seven Up)
  • Mayor Joe Juniak, former police chief (Hard Eight) - see Law Enforcement.
  • Jeanne Ellen Burrows - bond recovery agent for a competing company (Hard Eight)
  • Bob, the dog.  Don't leave any food around; eats furniture; was spray-painted (Fearless Fourteen).
  • Rex, the wonder hamster
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