She sometimes peeks underneath the casket lid to see the dead body, causing hysteria in the parlor. Grandma Mazur is also the official owner of Big Blue, a '53 powder blue Buick that men love and women hate. She moved in with Stephanie for a short period of time during Hot Six. She also occasionally watches pay-per-view porn, on account that "The Weather Channel doesn't have enough action". In the film she is played by Debbie Reynolds.
Valerie, Stephanie's older sister who moved to California after getting married, is mentioned briefly in the first six books as being the perfect daughter.
For the first six books, Valerie lived in California. In Seven Up , Valerie moves back in with her parents after a failed marriage, her two daughters—Angie and Mary Alice—in tow. Angie is much like Valerie was at her age, and Mary Alice has a vivid imagination more like her Aunt Stephanie. Valerie tries to become a lesbian in book seven but doesn't like it. Her husband is mentioned, but never appears in the books, as having run away with Angie's and Mary Alice's babysitter. In Hard Eight , Valerie becomes bumbling lawyer Albert Kloughn' s receptionist, and the two begin a relationship. In Eleven on Top , Valerie and Kloughn cancel their wedding after a stressful bout of wedding planning, but are eventually tricked into getting married in Plum Lovin' after Val gets pregnant with Kloughn's second child.
Her mother, Helen or Ellen and father, Frank, have the type of relationship built to last. Her father gets served first in exchange for getting to pretend he controls the house, and to keep him from stabbing Grandma Mazur with his fork. Her mother gets to cook and rule the house. Her mother thinks Stephanie should have a relationship like hers but Steph is skittish about marrying again. Her mother also wants Stephanie to get a nice, safe job and reminds her regularly, "They're hiring at the button factory!
Stephanie's father also drives a cab part-time to get away from Grandma Mazur and, later in the series, Valerie and Albert Kloughn when they move into Stephanie's parents' house. In the film they are played by Debra Monk and Louis Mustillo respectively. Bob is a big golden retriever a policeman acquaintance conned Stephanie into dog-sitting for in Hot Six.
The arrangement becomes permanent when the owner refuses to reclaim the dog, and Bob becomes a part of Stephanie's life. Bob has been described as a big, orange bottomless pit. He'll eat just about anything including various items of clothing—thongs, socks, shoes, etc. Spends most of his time sleeping in his soup can or running on his wheel. Known to bite when scared or frightened. Joe Morelli is Stephanie's on-and-off boyfriend, a former bad boy turned vice cop.
He is also known as Officer Hottie or the Italian Stallion. Her history with Morelli started with a "choo choo" incident when she was six. Three years later she saw Morelli and ran over him with her father's Buick, breaking his leg.
A few years later in One for the Money Morelli was suspected of murder and was her first FTA, and Stephanie chased him around town, much to his annoyance. Eventually, she turns him in after locking him in a freezer truck with three bodies and clears his name. In Three To Get Deadly , she notices that he's stopped flirting and trying to get her into bed.
After she asks him why, Morelli claims that "A man would have to be a total masochist to be interested in you", but by the end, he is interested in her again. Their relationship has since evolved into a romance that runs alternately passionately hot and ice cold.
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At various times, both Stephanie and Morelli have seriously considered marriage, but never at the same time. They both know they are not ready for commitment, but often comment on the idea together and have lived together more than once. He has said that he does not even need to listen to the radio anymore; he knows she is always involved usually by some illegal means and that he always gets calls about her and the latest situation she is in.
By the later books, Morelli has resignedly accepted it to be almost normal, but it does not make him any less stressed or worried. Morelli has told her that he trusts her , but he doesn't trust Ranger same with Diesel and she often has bouts of jealousy when Morelli's name is said with other women. She has been prone to sneaking around his house to spy when that happens.
Later on, it appears that Morelli has finally accepted her job not so much the Ranger part , but it does not make him worry less or try less to protect her. In the more recent books, he often tag-teams with Ranger for her protection, much to her extreme annoyance at being shuffled back and forth between the two men like luggage. Stephanie also often stays at his house, which he inherited from his Aunt Rose. She comments on how he is different from his infamous Morelli male relatives and has domesticated since his "wild-oat sowing days.
When asked if Stephanie and Morelli will end up in a permanent relationship, Evanovich responds, "I don't want to tie Stephanie down to Morelli yet. Maybe some day, but certainly not for several more books. In Twelve Sharp , Stephanie is finally able to tell Morelli that she loves him, but omits the part about how she loves Ranger as well. Ranger is Stephanie's fellow bounty hunter and tutor and sometimes known as "Batman" because of his mysterious ways.
Ranger is Cuban-American, and drives a rotation of very expensive black cars—including a black Porsche Turbo Stephanie has lingering questions about the origin of Ranger's car-supply, but he will only say 'Don't ask'.
He is the C. Julie's mother is named Rachel and her stepfather is named Ron; Ranger got Rachel pregnant one night when he was in the military and on leave. Ranger married her and gave the baby his name and financial support. The two were divorced when the baby was born, but he visits when invited. Ranger says he loves Stephanie "in his own way" but is not the marrying type. Regardless of his rivalry with Morelli, he has said that "Morelli is a good man" and is the marrying type Stephanie wants.
Ranger does high-dollar or high-risk recovery for Vinnie, and sometimes lends Stephanie a hand with some of the more dangerous or slippery FTAs. He often assigns employees to guard or track her when she is in serious danger. Ranger "bleeds money" every time Stephanie requires protection, which is frequently; she minds, but he does not so much—she actually appears as a line item in his budget where she is listed under "entertainment".
In some of the later novels, Stephanie moonlights for RangeMan during safety or financial dilemmas. As a result of him often coming to her aid or rescue, she has built up quite a tab with him and he has said that one day, he will collect. Later on in the series after their one night as lovers Ranger amends his statement; saying there was no tab for what they give each other. She also has a key to his seventh-floor apartment and sometimes goes there when she feels threatened.
To him and his Merry Men, Stephanie is considered his "personal property" and he often tag-teams with Morelli for her protection. More than once, she has acknowledged that she cannot ever have the full family life she wants with Ranger he has made it clear more than once that he will not settle down , but continues to associate with him anyway—much to Morelli's dismay. Originally born Swiss, he is described as "over six feet of gorgeous, hard-muscled, slightly tanned male" with brown eyes and thick, unruly sandy blond hair with a dangerous set of dimples.
Although not nearly as significant as Morelli and Ranger, Diesel and Stephanie share a mild flirtation. But like Morelli and Ranger, he also has affectionate nicknames for her and is just as every bit amused at the situations she finds herself in.
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