The read and discussion program, “Let’s Talk About It, Oklahoma” continues at the Altus Public Library with Dr. Vivian Thomlinson Thursday, Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. Dr. Thomlinson will be discussing the novel One for the Money by Janet Evanovich. One for the Money is part of the Let’s Talk About It series, “Crime and Comedy: The Lighter Side of Murder and Misdemeanor.”
Janet Evanovich began her writing career as a romance novelist. She wrote her first comic crime novel One for the Money and introduced her bounty hunter Stephanie Plum in 1994 and readers have been making her novels best sellers ever since. At the outset of the novel, Stephanie has been unemployed for six months. It is her father who suggests that she apply for a filing job with her cousin Vinnie, a bail bondsman. With that job filled, Stephanie decides to try her hand at apprehending Vinnie’s clients who have skipped bail. With second thoughts, Stephanie sets out to become a bounty hunter with hilarious consequences.
Dr. Thomlinson has taught English at Cameron since 1986, specialize in folktales, mythology, British lit, and women’s studies, recently bought an 1886-era Victorian house in my hometown of Gainesville, Texas, and she busy trying to restore it to its Victorian grandeur. Dr. Thomlinson is a world traveler having travelled a lot, and living in England, Germany, and Egypt. She has also traveled to Greece and all of the Greek islands, to Italy, France, Turkey, to Hungary and many places in between. Dr. Thomlinson loves a good horror novel or ghost story, and this One for the Money is her first real foray into the whole mystery genre of contemporary fiction. Dr. Thomlinson says of herself she lively and funny and that she promises you will not be bored if they will come for the review. “I will TRY to keep them entertained!”
The “Let’s Talk About It, Oklahoma,” a project of the Oklahoma Humanities Council, provides books, theme materials, and services for this series. Funding for this series is provided by a grant from the Oklahoma Humanities Council and the Inasmuch Foundation. Funding for this series was provided by a grant from the Kirkpatrick Family Fund. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of OHC Staff.
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