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Janet Evanovich - Author

About the Author

Janet Evanovich grew up in New Jersey, but now lives in New Hampshire. Her series of books featuring Stephanie Plum have won her millions of fans and have frequently been on the bestseller lists. She has received many awards including the Crime Writers’ Association John Creasey Award and CWA Silver Dagger Award.

 

Maxim Jakubowski's view on STEPHANIE PLUM...

A wisecracking New Jersey involuntary sleuth whose personal relationships and hapless investigations have a tendency to always go wrong with often hilarious results, Plum is a great blue collar character whose hard-nosed determination always somehow comes up trumps. FINGER LICKIN’ FIFTEEN is her latest caper and offers a barrel full of laughs and thrills as ever.

 

 

Stephanie Plum series:
1. One for the Money
2. Two for the Dough
3. Three to Get Deadly
4. Four to Score
5. High Five
6. Hot Six
7. Seven Up
8. Hard Eight
9. To the Nines
10. Ten Big Ones
11. Eleven on Top
12. Twelve Sharp
13. Lean Mean Thirteen
14. Fearless Fourteen
15. Finger Lickin' Fifteen

16. Sizzling Sixteen
17. Smokin' Seventeen
18. Explosive Eighteen

Featured books by Janet Evanovich

Takedown Twenty

Takedown Twenty

Author: Janet Evanovich Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/06/2014

New Jersey bounty hunter Stephanie Plum knows better than to mess with family. But when powerful mobster Salvatore 'Uncle Sunny' Sunucchi goes on the lam in Trenton, it's up to Stephanie to find him. Uncle Sunny is charged with murder for running over a guy (twice), and nobody wants to turn him in - not his poker buddies, not his bimbo girlfriend, not his two right-hand men, Shorty and Moe. Even Trenton's hottest cop, Joe Morelli, has skin in the game, because - just Stephanie's luck - this godfather is his actual godfather. And while Morelli understands that the law is the law, his old-world grandmother, Bella, is doing everything she can to throw Stephanie off the trail. It's not just Uncle Sunny giving Stephanie the run-around. Security specialist Ranger needs her help to solve the bizarre death of a top client's mother, a woman who happened to play bingo with Stephanie's Grandma Mazur. Before Stephanie knows it, she's working side-by-side with Ranger and Grandma at the senior centre, trying to catch a killer on the loose - and the bingo balls are not rolling in their favour. With bullet holes in her car, henchmen on her tail, and a giraffe named Kevin running wild in the streets of Trenton, Stephanie will have to up her game for the ultimate takedown.

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Notorious Nineteen

Notorious Nineteen

Author: Janet Evanovich Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/11/2013

After a slow summer of chasing low-level skips, Stephanie Plum finally lands an assignment that could put her bank balance back in the black. Con-man Geoffrey Cubbin is facing trial for embezzling millions when he mysteriously vanishes from the hospital after an emergency appendectomy. Now Stephanie Plum has to track him down working side-by-side with Trenton, New Jersey's hottest cop, Joe Morelli, in order to crack the case. No Cubbin means no cash. Until Stephanie can find him she'll have to take a second job, guarding her mouthwatering mentor Ranger from a deadly special forces adversary. While Stephanie is notorious for finding trouble, she may have found a little more than she bargained for...

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Explosive Eighteen

Explosive Eighteen

Author: Janet Evanovich Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/05/2012

After a hellish holiday in Hawaii, Stephanie boards the plane to Newark hoping to put it all behind her. But when her seatmate mysteriously disappears during the stopover in LA, things are only going to get worse. He was carrying a photograph, and only one other person's seen it - Stephanie. Now, she's a target. And if this wasn't trouble enough, she still has to deal with the fallout from Hawaii. The two men in her life - hottest cop in town, Joe Morelli, and fellow bounty hunter, Ranger - both refuse to talk about it. And all Stephanie is willing to say about her Hawaiian vacation is...It's complicated.

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One for the Money

One for the Money

Author: Janet Evanovich Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/02/1996

One of Peter Snow's favourite books. Stephanie Plum is down on her luck. She's lost her job, her car's on the brink of repossession, and her apartment is fast becoming furniture-free. Enter Cousin Vinnie, a low-life who runs a bail-bond company. If Stephanie can bring in vice cop turned outlaw Joe Morelli, she stands to pick up $10,000. But tracking down a cop wanted for murder isn't easy...And when Benito Ramirez, a prize-fighter with more menace than mentality, wants to be her friend Stephanie soon knows what it's like to be pursued. Unfortunately the best person to protect her just happens to be on the run...

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Other books by Janet Evanovich

Untitled Fox and O'Hare

Untitled Fox and O'Hare

Author: Janet Evanovich Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/02/2021

FBI Agent Kate O'Hare plays by the rules, but con man Nicholas Fox makes them up as he goes along. Together, they are trying to solve an international mystery in this latest thriller from No.1 New York Times bestselling author Janet Evanovich. Kate O'Hare and Nick Fox are working together to tackle the out-of-bounds cases ordinary FBI agents can't touch. She's a straight-laced FBI agent and he's a troublemaker and a conman but, together, they make an unstoppable team. Next up: the most unusual and challenging case they've ever faced... Raves for Evanovich: 'Pithy, witty and fast-paced' Sunday Times 'As smart and sassy as high-gloss wet paint' Time Out 'Romantic and gripping . . . an absolute tonic' Good Housekeeping

The Heist

The Heist

Author: Janet Evanovich, Lee Goldberg Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/02/2014

FBI Special Agent Kate O'Hare is known for her fierce dedication and discipline on the job, chasing down the world's most wanted criminals and putting them behind bars. Her boss thinks she is tenacious and ambitious; her friends think she is tough, stubborn, and maybe even a bit obsessed. And while Kate has made quite a name for herself for the past five years, the only name she's cared about is Nicolas Fox - an international crook she wants in more ways than one. Audacious, handsome, and dangerously charming, Nicolas Fox is a natural con man, notorious for running elaborate scams on very high-profile people. At first he did it for the money. Now he does it for the thrill. He knows that the FBI has been hot on his trail - particularly Kate O'Hare, who has been watching his every move. For Nick, there's no greater rush than being pursued by a beautiful woman ...even one who aims to lock him up. But just when it seems that Nicolas Fox has been captured for good, he pulls off his greatest con of all: he convinces the FBI to offer him a job, working side by side with Special Agent Kate O'Hare. Problem is, teaming up to stop a corrupt investment banker who's hiding on a private island in Indonesia is going to test O'Hare's patience and Fox's skill. Not to mention the skills of their ragtag team made up of flamboyant actors, wanted wheelmen, and Kate's dad. High-speed chases, pirates, and Toblerone bars are all in a day's work ...if O'Hare and Fox don't kill each other first.

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Smokin' Seventeen

Smokin' Seventeen

Author: Janet Evanovich Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/12/2020

A cold-blooded killer has Stephanie in his sights... Where there's smoke, there's fire, and this couldn't be truer than in Smokin' Seventeen, the seventeenth wacky adventure in Janet Evanovich's bestselling Stephanie Plum series. The perfect read for fans of Sue Grafton and JD Robb. Raves for Janet Evanovich's bestselling novels: 'Razor sharp' (Sunday Express); 'Non-stop laughs with plenty of high jinks' (USA Today); 'Pithy, witty and fast-paced' (The Sunday Times). Stephanie is running out of time. The bond office where she works has been burned down. Dead bodies have been showing up on the construction site. No one knows why, or who's responsible - but it's clear Stephanie's name is on the killer's list. And to make a bad situation worse, cop and boyfriend Joe Morelli's grandmother has put the 'eye' on Stephanie. Now she has a pimple the size of Mount Vesuvius and her hormones are in overdrive... What readers are saying about Smokin' Seventeen: 'A great read - light, funny and very entertaining' 'A real laugh out loud book with a high feel good factor' 'Funny, witty and full of twists and turns'

Ten Big Ones

Ten Big Ones

Author: Janet Evanovich Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/12/2020

Not every witness protection programme is fool proof... Stephanie Plum finds herself in the wrong place at the wrong time in Ten Big Ones, the tenth gripping adventure in the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich. The perfect read for fans of Harlan Coben and Lee Child. Raves for Evanovich: 'No less than her plotting, Evanovich's characterisations are models of screwball artistry. The intricate plot machinery of her comic capers is fuelled by inventive twists' (The New York Times); 'A laugh-out-loud page-turner' (Heat); 'Non-stop laughs with plenty of high jinks' (USA Today). As the only witness able to ID a gang member who has been firebombing local deli-marts, Stephanie is working overtime avoiding death threats and attempts on her life. New Jersey's hottest cop, Joe Morelli, would be more than happy to keep her safe in his house. So would her irresistible mentor, Ranger. Stephanie doesn't know which is worse: the death threats, the overprotective men in her life, or her sister's nightmare wedding. But she does know that she's never been one to hide... What readers are saying about Ten Big Ones: 'In classic Evanovich style, the writing is superb, the plot is miraculous and the emotions run right off the page' 'Packed with humour, suspense, passion and action, Ten Big Ones proves that Janet Evanovich is at the top of her game' 'Thrilling with a wicked sense of humour pervading the book'

Fortune and Glory

Fortune and Glory

Author: Janet Evanovich Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/11/2020

The twenty-seventh entry in Janet Evanovich's No.1 New York Times bestselling series isn't just the biggest case of Stephanie Plum's career. It's the adventure of a lifetime. When Stephanie's beloved Grandma Mazur's new husband died on their wedding night, the only thing he left her was a beat-up old easy chair... and the keys to a life-changing fortune. But as Stephanie and Grandma Mazur search for Jimmy Rosolli's treasure, they discover that they're not the only ones on the hunt. Two dangerous enemies from the past stand in their way-along with a new adversary who's even more formidable: Gabriela Rose, a dark-eyed beauty from Little Havana with a taste for designer clothes. She's also a soldier of fortune, a gourmet cook, an expert in firearms and mixed martial arts-and someone who's about to give Stephanie a real run for her money. Stephanie may be in over her head, but she's got two things that Gabriela doesn't: an unbreakable bond with her family and a stubborn streak that will never let her quit. She'll need both to survive because this search for fortune and glory will turn into a desperate race against time with more on the line than ever before. Because even as she searches for the treasure and fights to protect her Grandma Mazur, her own deepest feelings will be tested-as Stephanie could finally be forced to choose between Joe Morelli and Ranger. Praise for Janet Evanovich: 'Romantic and gripping' Good Housekeeping 'A laught-out-loud page-turner' Heat 'Pithy, witty and fast-paced' The Sunday Times

Fortune and Glory

Fortune and Glory

Author: Janet Evanovich Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/11/2020

The twenty-seventh entry in Janet Evanovich's No.1 New York Times bestselling series isn't just the biggest case of Stephanie Plum's career. It's the adventure of a lifetime. When Stephanie's beloved Grandma Mazur's new husband died on their wedding night, the only thing he left her was a beat-up old easy chair... and the keys to a life-changing fortune. But as Stephanie and Grandma Mazur search for Jimmy Rosolli's treasure, they discover that they're not the only ones on the hunt. Two dangerous enemies from the past stand in their way-along with a new adversary who's even more formidable: Gabriela Rose, a dark-eyed beauty from Little Havana with a taste for designer clothes. She's also a soldier of fortune, a gourmet cook, an expert in firearms and mixed martial arts-and someone who's about to give Stephanie a real run for her money. Stephanie may be in over her head, but she's got two things that Gabriela doesn't: an unbreakable bond with her family and a stubborn streak that will never let her quit. She'll need both to survive because this search for fortune and glory will turn into a desperate race against time with more on the line than ever before. Because even as she searches for the treasure and fights to protect her Grandma Mazur, her own deepest feelings will be tested-as Stephanie could finally be forced to choose between Joe Morelli and Ranger. Praise for Janet Evanovich: 'Romantic and gripping' Good Housekeeping 'A laught-out-loud page-turner' Heat 'Pithy, witty and fast-paced' The Sunday Times

The Chase

The Chase

Author: Janet Evanovich, Lee Goldberg Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/10/2020

Raves for Janet Evanovich's novels: 'Stephanie Plum in ass-kicking form...utterly delightful' (Cosmopolitan); 'A laugh-out-loud page turner' (Heat); 'Plum is not just a smart private eye but a heroine with a sense of humour' (Daily Mail) Catching the bad guys has never felt so good. FBI Special Agent Kate O'Hare and semi-retired, expert conman Nick Fox are going after Carter Grove, the head of a mercenary security agency. Problem is, if you're planning on crossing Carter Grove, you'd better also be planning your funeral. Confronting Grove's elite assassins, Fox and O'Hare mount a daring heist that results in a deadly chase from Washington, D.C., to Shanghai, China. Luckily it'll take more than death threats, trained henchmen and sleepless nights to outsmart the unlikely duo...

Top Secret Twenty-One

Top Secret Twenty-One

Author: Janet Evanovich Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/10/2020

Small guy. Big trouble. Death threats, highly trained assassins and highly untrained assassins are all in a day's work for Stephanie Plum in Top Secret Twenty-One. Janet Evanovich's hilarious bestselling series is perfect reading for fans of Sue Grafton and JD Robb. Praise for Evanovich's bestselling novels: 'A laugh-out-loud page turner' (Heat); 'Sharp dialogue, a little slapstick and a little romance' (The Sunday Times); 'Highly enjoyable... who can resist?' (Chicago Tribune). Stephanie Plum has just one job lined up - tracking down Jimmy Poletti: car-dealer and all-round scumbag. Problem is he's on the run, and silencing his former colleagues, one bullet at a time. Plum is going to need bait to bring him in. Bait like Poletti's ex-bookkeeper, Randy Briggs: a ninety-two-centimeter-tall magnet for bored housewives and rocket-propelled grenades. To make things worse, there's a one-eyed Russian assassin who's out to get revenge on Ranger, Stephanie's part-time temptation and full-time protector. Who is the one-eyed Russian and what's his connection to the former Special Forces operative? Afraid that's top secret. What readers are saying about Top Secret Twenty-One: 'More great fun and frolics from our favourite Evanovich characters' 'Fast, slick, pacy and funny - this has the best banter, the best one-liners and the best men ever! A brilliant read' 'I never tire of these books, they are so light hearted and funny'

Twisted Twenty-Six

Twisted Twenty-Six

Author: Janet Evanovich Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/09/2020

How far will Stephanie Plum go to protect the one person who means the most to her? The stakes have never been higher than they are in this latest adventure from No. 1 New York Times bestselling author Janet Evanovich. THIS ISN'T JUST ANOTHER CASE. THIS IS FAMILY. Grandma Mazur, Stephanie Plum's favourite family member and occasional partner in crime, has decided to get married again - this time to local gangster Jimmy Rosolli. If Stephanie has her doubts about this marriage, she doesn't have to worry for long, because the groom drops dead of a heart attack 45 minutes after saying I do. A sad day for Grandma Mazur turns into something far more dangerous when Jimmy's former business partners are convinced that his new widow is keeping the keys to a financial windfall all to herself. But the one thing these wise guys didn't count on was the widow's bounty hunter granddaughter, who'll do anything to save her... Raves for Evanovich's novels: 'Romantic and gripping' Good Housekeeping 'Pithy, witty and fast-paced' The Sunday Times 'A laugh-out-loud page-turner' Heat Readers love Janet Evanovich: 'I've loved all 25 Stephanie Plum adventures. More please, can't wait til the next one' Amazon reviewer, Look Alive Twenty-Five 'Evanovich's writing is as crisp, witty and readable as ever, and 25 books in, this series shows no sign of slowing down or growing stale.' Amazon reviewer, Look Alive Twenty-Five

Twisted Twenty-Six

Twisted Twenty-Six

Author: Janet Evanovich Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2020

How far will Stephanie Plum go to protect the one person who means the most to her? The stakes have never been higher than they are in this latest adventure from No. 1 New York Times bestselling author Janet Evanovich. THIS ISN'T JUST ANOTHER CASE. THIS IS FAMILY. Grandma Mazur, Stephanie Plum's favourite family member and occasional partner in crime, has decided to get married again - this time to local gangster Jimmy Rosolli. If Stephanie has her doubts about this marriage, she doesn't have to worry for long, because the groom drops dead of a heart attack 45 minutes after saying I do. A sad day for Grandma Mazur turns into something far more dangerous when Jimmy's former business partners are convinced that his new widow is keeping the keys to a financial windfall all to herself. But the one thing these wise guys didn't count on was the widow's bounty hunter granddaughter, who'll do anything to save her... Raves for Evanovich's novels: 'Romantic and gripping' Good Housekeeping 'Pithy, witty and fast-paced' The Sunday Times 'A laugh-out-loud page-turner' Heat Readers love Janet Evanovich: 'I've loved all 25 Stephanie Plum adventures. More please, can't wait til the next one' Amazon reviewer, Look Alive Twenty-Five 'Evanovich's writing is as crisp, witty and readable as ever, and 25 books in, this series shows no sign of slowing down or growing stale.' Amazon reviewer, Look Alive Twenty-Five

The Big Kahuna

The Big Kahuna

Author: Janet Evanovich Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/02/2020

The New York Times bestseller! FBI Agent Kate O'Hare plays by the rules, but con man Nicholas Fox makes them up as he goes along. Ordered to work together to tackle out-of-bounds cases ordinary FBI agents can't touch, they make a brilliant team, as long as the simmering tension between them is kept under control... Kate and Nick are investigating the suspicious disappearance of Silicon Valley billionaire Richard Wylde. Known as the Big Kahuna, he's famous for creating an artificial intelligence software some people might kill for. Kate thinks those people might include Wylde's model wife and his shady business partner, who seem more interested in gaining control of his company than in finding the Kahuna himself. The only lead is Wylde's drop-out son, who's living the dream in Hawaii. To get close to him, Kate and Nick will have to go undercover in the surfer community. It looks like a dream assignation - but things are about to go badly wrong... Raves for Evanovich's novels: 'Romantic and gripping' Good Housekeeping 'Pithy, witty and fast-paced' The Sunday Times 'A laugh-out-loud page-turner' Heat 'Among the great joys of contemporary crime fiction' GQ

The Big Kahuna

The Big Kahuna

Author: Janet Evanovich Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/02/2020

The New York Times bestseller! FBI Agent Kate O'Hare plays by the rules, but con man Nicholas Fox makes them up as he goes along. Ordered to work together to tackle out-of-bounds cases ordinary FBI agents can't touch, they make a brilliant team, as long as the simmering tension between them is kept under control... Kate and Nick are investigating the suspicious disappearance of Silicon Valley billionaire Richard Wylde. Known as the Big Kahuna, he's famous for creating an artificial intelligence software some people might kill for. Kate thinks those people might include Wylde's model wife and his shady business partner, who seem more interested in gaining control of his company than in finding the Kahuna himself. The only lead is Wylde's drop-out son, who's living the dream in Hawaii. To get close to him, Kate and Nick will have to go undercover in the surfer community. It looks like a dream assignation - but things are about to go badly wrong... Raves for Evanovich's novels: 'Romantic and gripping' Good Housekeeping 'Pithy, witty and fast-paced' The Sunday Times 'A laugh-out-loud page-turner' Heat 'Among the great joys of contemporary crime fiction' GQ

Twisted Twenty-Six

Twisted Twenty-Six

Author: Janet Evanovich Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/11/2019

The No. 1 New York Times bestseller! How far will Stephanie Plum go to protect the one person who means the most to her? The stakes have never been higher in this unputdownable thriller from Janet Evanovich. This isn't just another case. This is family. Grandma Mazur has decided to get married again - this time to a local gangster named Jimmy Rosolli. If Stephanie has her doubts about this marriage, she doesn't have to worry for long, because the groom drops dead of a heart attack 45 minutes after saying, I do. A sad day for Grandma Mazur turns into something far more dangerous when Jimmy's former business partners are convinced that his new widow is keeping the keys to a financial windfall all to herself. But the one thing these wise guys didn't count on was the widow's bounty hunter granddaughter, who'll do anything to save her. Raves for Evanovich's novels: 'Romantic and gripping' Good Housekeeping 'Pithy, witty and fast-paced' The Sunday Times 'A laugh-out-loud page-turner' Heat

Twisted Twenty-Six

Twisted Twenty-Six

Author: Janet Evanovich Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/11/2019

The No. 1 New York Times bestseller! How far will Stephanie Plum go to protect the one person who means the most to her? The stakes have never been higher in this unputdownable thriller from Janet Evanovich. This isn't just another case. This is family. Grandma Mazur has decided to get married again - this time to a local gangster named Jimmy Rosolli. If Stephanie has her doubts about this marriage, she doesn't have to worry for long, because the groom drops dead of a heart attack 45 minutes after saying, I do. A sad day for Grandma Mazur turns into something far more dangerous when Jimmy's former business partners are convinced that his new widow is keeping the keys to a financial windfall all to herself. But the one thing these wise guys didn't count on was the widow's bounty hunter granddaughter, who'll do anything to save her. Raves for Evanovich's novels: 'Romantic and gripping' Good Housekeeping 'Pithy, witty and fast-paced' The Sunday Times 'A laugh-out-loud page-turner' Heat

Look Alive Twenty-Five

Look Alive Twenty-Five

Author: Janet Evanovich Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2019

The No. 1 New York Times Bestseller A thrilling and fast-paced mystery in the much-loved Stephanie Plum series from No. 1 New York Times bestselling author Janet Evanovich. Raves for Evanovich's novels: 'Romantic and gripping' (Good Housekeeping); 'Pithy, witty and fast-paced' (The Sunday Times); 'A laugh-out-loud page-turner' (Heat). There's nothing like a good deli, and the Red River Deli in Trenton is one of the best. World-famous for its pastrami, coleslaw, and for its disappearing managers. Over the last month, three have vanished from the face of the earth, and the only clue in each case is one shoe that's been left behind. The police are baffled. Lula is convinced that it's a case of alien abduction. Whatever it is, they'd better figure out what's going on before they lose their new manager, Ms. Stephanie Plum. Celebrate Stephanie Plum's silver anniversary as she faces the toughest puzzle of her career in the twenty-fifth entry in Janet Evanovich's #1 New York Times bestselling series.

Look Alive Twenty-Five

Look Alive Twenty-Five

Author: Janet Evanovich Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2019

The No. 1 New York Times Bestseller A thrilling and fast-paced mystery in the much-loved Stephanie Plum series from No. 1 New York Times bestselling author Janet Evanovich. Raves for Evanovich's novels: 'Romantic and gripping' (Good Housekeeping); 'Pithy, witty and fast-paced' (The Sunday Times); 'A laugh-out-loud page-turner' (Heat). There's nothing like a good deli, and the Red River Deli in Trenton is one of the best. World-famous for its pastrami, coleslaw, and for its disappearing managers. Over the last month, three have vanished from the face of the earth, and the only clue in each case is one shoe that's been left behind. The police are baffled. Lula is convinced that it's a case of alien abduction. Whatever it is, they'd better figure out what's going on before they lose their new manager, Ms. Stephanie Plum. Celebrate Stephanie Plum's silver anniversary as she faces the toughest puzzle of her career in the twenty-fifth entry in Janet Evanovich's #1 New York Times bestselling series.