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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

High Five

High Five

Author: Janet Evanovich Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/05/2013

Stephanie Plum has a whole lot of trouble on her doorsteps. Her Uncle Fred has disappeared and Grandma Mazur is convinced he's been abducted by aliens. Meanwhile, cousin Vinnie has asked her to bring in the vertically challenged Randy Briggs who's jumped bail. But instead of coming quietly, he has taken up residence in Stephanie's closet. The mysterious man called Bunchy is trailing Stephanie in the hope of tracking down Fred. And Benito Ramirez is back from jail, quoting Scripture and vowing to introduce Stephanie to God - face to face. Thankfully Joe Morelli, the irresistible cop, is still around to give her the odd sleepless night - through now he faces tough competition from the enigmatic Ranger . . .

Husband List

Husband List

Author: Janet Evanovich, Lorelei King Format: eBook Release Date: 08/01/2013

Based on the family from the bestselling Love in a Nutshell, the story of an heiress longing to marry for love or not at all...From The New York Times bestselling writing duo Janet Evanovich and Dorien Kelly, comes the story of a young woman's search for true love. Caroline Maxwell would like nothing more than to join her brother, Eddie, and his friend, Jack Culhane, on their adventures. While Jack and Eddie are off seeing the world, buying up businesses and building wildly successful careers, Caroline's stuck at home frightening off the men her mother hopes will ask for her hand in marriage. When her mother sets her sights on the questionable Lord Bremerton as a possible suitor, Caroline struggles with her instincts and the true nature of her heart. She longs for adventure, passion, love, and most of all . . . Jack Culhane, an unconventional Irish-American bachelor with new money and no title. A completely unacceptable suitor in the eyes of Caroline's mother. But Caroline's dark hair, brilliant eyes and quick wit have Jack understanding just why it is people fall in love and get married.Set in New York City in 1894, The Husband List is an American gilded age romantic mystery. It evokes memories of the lavish lifestyles and social expectations of the Vanderbilts and Rockefellers-a time when new money from the Americas married Old World social prestige and privilege. Dresses by Worth, transcontinental ocean voyages, lavish parties, a little intrigue, and a lot of romance await in, The Husband List.

Husband List

Husband List

Author: Janet Evanovich, Lorelei King Format: eBook Release Date: 08/01/2013

Based on the family from the bestselling Love in a Nutshell, the story of an heiress longing to marry for love or not at all...From The New York Times bestselling writing duo Janet Evanovich and Dorien Kelly, comes the story of a young woman's search for true love. Caroline Maxwell would like nothing more than to join her brother, Eddie, and his friend, Jack Culhane, on their adventures. While Jack and Eddie are off seeing the world, buying up businesses and building wildly successful careers, Caroline's stuck at home frightening off the men her mother hopes will ask for her hand in marriage. When her mother sets her sights on the questionable Lord Bremerton as a possible suitor, Caroline struggles with her instincts and the true nature of her heart. She longs for adventure, passion, love, and most of all . . . Jack Culhane, an unconventional Irish-American bachelor with new money and no title. A completely unacceptable suitor in the eyes of Caroline's mother. But Caroline's dark hair, brilliant eyes and quick wit have Jack understanding just why it is people fall in love and get married.Set in New York City in 1894, The Husband List is an American gilded age romantic mystery. It evokes memories of the lavish lifestyles and social expectations of the Vanderbilts and Rockefellers-a time when new money from the Americas married Old World social prestige and privilege. Dresses by Worth, transcontinental ocean voyages, lavish parties, a little intrigue, and a lot of romance await in, The Husband List.

Wicked Business (Wicked Series, Book 2)

Wicked Business (Wicked Series, Book 2)

Author: Janet Evanovich Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/11/2012

Reasons to read Janet Evanovich's bestselling novels: 'Hilarious' (Mail on Sunday); 'The funniest, sassiest crime writer going' (Good Book Guide); 'A laugh-out-loud page turner' (Heat) True love is hard to find when the secret has been taken to the tomb. Lizzy Tucker's once normal life as a pastry chef is over as she battles sinister forces and an inconvenient attraction to her unnaturally talented, but off-limits partner, Diesel. There's been a gruesome murder of a lovelorn academic, and the clues to finding the killer point straight to one of Seven Stones Lizzy and Diesel have been searching for. Problem is Diesel's black sheep cousin, Wulf, also wants the stone. Or maybe it's Lizzy that he wants. Either way Lizzy and Diesel are in his crosshairs. Treasures will be sought, and the power of lust will be unmistakable as Lizzy and Diesel find themselves in an ancient game of twisted riddles and high-stakes hide-and-seek.

Notorious Nineteen

Notorious Nineteen

Author: Janet Evanovich Format: eBook Release Date: 20/11/2012

#1 bestselling author Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum novels are: ';irresistible' (Houston Chronicle), ';stunning' (Booklist), ';outrageous' (Publishers Weekly), ';brilliantly evocative' (The Denver Post), and ';making trouble and winning hearts' (USA Today). New Jersey bounty hunter Stephanie Plum is certain of three truths: People don't just vanish into thin air. Never anger old people. And don't do what Tiki tells you to do. After a slow summer of chasing low-level skips for her cousin Vinnie's bail bonds agency, Stephanie Plum finally lands an assignment that could put her checkbook back in the black. Geoffrey Cubbin, facing trial for embezzling millions from Trenton's premier assisted-living facility, has mysteriously vanished from the hospital after an emergency appendectomy. Now it's on Stephanie to track him down. Unfortunately, Cubbin has disappeared without a trace, a witness, or his money-hungry wife. Rumors are stirring that he must have had help with the daring escape . . . or that maybe he never made it out of his room alive. Since the hospital staff's lips seem to be tighter than the security, and it's hard for Stephanie to blend in to assisted living, Stephanie's Grandma Mazur goes in undercover. But when a second felon goes missing from the same hospital, Stephanie is forced into working side by side with Trenton's hottest cop, Joe Morelli, in order to crack the case. The real problem is, no Cubbin also means no way to pay the rent. Desperate for moneyor maybe just desperateStephanie accepts a secondary job guarding her secretive and 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 this time around. Then againa little food poisoning, some threatening notes, and a bridesmaid's dress with an excess of taffeta never killed anyone . . . or did they? If Stephanie Plum wants to bring in a paycheck, she'll have to remember: No guts, no glory.

Wicked Business

Wicked Business

Author: Janet Evanovich Format: eBook Release Date: 19/06/2012

Janet Evanovich, mega-bestselling author of the beloved Stephanie Plum series, is back and better than ever. Her novels, hailed by GQ as ';among the great joys of contemporary crime fiction,' deliver rollicking adventure with crackling wit and hilarious mayhem. And, now, one of the hottest writers today returns with dynamic duo Lizzy and Diesel to prove that when hunting down bad guys, the real fun is in the chase.   When Harvard University English professor and dyed-in-the-wool romantic Gilbert Reedy is mysteriously murdered and thrown off his fourth-floor balcony, Lizzy and Diesel take up his twenty-year quest for the Luxuria Stone, an ancient relic believed by some to be infused with the power of lust. Following clues contained in a cryptic nineteenth-century book of sonnets, Lizzy and Diesel tear through Boston catacombs, government buildings, and multimillion-dollar residences, leaving a trail of robbed graves, public disturbances, and spontaneous seduction.   Janet Evanovich does it again and gives us another exciting un-put-down-able read that is striking a chord with readers everywhere!

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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Love in a Nutshell

Love in a Nutshell

Author: Janet Evanovich, Lorelei King Format: eBook Release Date: 03/01/2012

Number one bestselling author Janet Evanovich teams up with award-winning author Dorien Kelly to deliver a sparkling novel of romantic suspense, small-town antics, secretive sabotage, and lots and lots of beer Kate Appleton needs a job. Her husband has left her, she's been fired from her position as a magazine editor, and the only place she wants to go is to her parents' summer house, The Nutshell, in Keene's Harbor, Michigan. Kate's plan is to turn The Nutshell into a Bed and Breakfast. Problem is, she needs cash, and the only job she can land is less than savory. Matt Culhane wants Kate to spy on his brewery employees. Someone has been sabotaging his company, and Kate is just new enough in town that she can insert herself into Culhane's business and snoop around for him. If Kate finds the culprit, Matt will pay her a $20,000 bonus. Needless to say, Kate is highly motivated. But several problems present themselves. Kate despises beer. No one seems to trust her. And she is falling hard for her boss. Can these two smoke out a saboteur, save Kate's family home, and keep a killer from closing in...all while resisting their undeniable attraction to one another? Filled with humor, heart, and loveable characters, Love in a Nutshell is delicious fun.

Love in a Nutshell

Love in a Nutshell

Author: Janet Evanovich, Lorelei King Format: eBook Release Date: 03/01/2012

Number one bestselling author Janet Evanovich teams up with award-winning author Dorien Kelly to deliver a sparkling novel of romantic suspense, small-town antics, secretive sabotage, and lots and lots of beer Kate Appleton needs a job. Her husband has left her, she's been fired from her position as a magazine editor, and the only place she wants to go is to her parents' summer house, The Nutshell, in Keene's Harbor, Michigan. Kate's plan is to turn The Nutshell into a Bed and Breakfast. Problem is, she needs cash, and the only job she can land is less than savory. Matt Culhane wants Kate to spy on his brewery employees. Someone has been sabotaging his company, and Kate is just new enough in town that she can insert herself into Culhane's business and snoop around for him. If Kate finds the culprit, Matt will pay her a $20,000 bonus. Needless to say, Kate is highly motivated. But several problems present themselves. Kate despises beer. No one seems to trust her. And she is falling hard for her boss. Can these two smoke out a saboteur, save Kate's family home, and keep a killer from closing in...all while resisting their undeniable attraction to one another? Filled with humor, heart, and loveable characters, Love in a Nutshell is delicious fun.

Explosive Eighteen

Explosive Eighteen

Author: Janet Evanovich Format: eBook Release Date: 22/11/2011

Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum's life is set to blow sky high when international murder hits dangerously close to home, in this dynamite novel by Janet Evanovich. Before Stephanie can even step foot off Flight 127 Hawaii to Newark, she's knee deep in trouble. Her dream vacation turned into a nightmare, and she's flying back to New Jersey solo. Worse still, her seatmate never returned to the plane after the L.A. layover. Now he's dead, in a garbage can, waiting for curbside pickup. His killer could be anyone. And a ragtag collection of thugs and psychos, not to mention the FBI, are all looking for a photograph the dead man was supposed to be carrying. Only one other person has seen the missing photoStephanie Plum. Now she's the target, and she doesn't intend to end up in a garbage can. With the help of an FBI sketch artist Stephanie re-creates the person in the photo. Unfortunately the first sketch turns out to look like Tom Cruise, and the second sketch like Ashton Kutcher. Until Stephanie can improve her descriptive skills, she'll need to watch her back. Over at the bail bonds agency things are going from bad to worse. The bonds bus serving as Vinnie's temporary HQ goes up in smoke. Stephanie's wheelman, Lula, falls in love with their largest skip yet. Lifetime arch nemesis Joyce Barnhardt moves into Stephanie's apartment. And everyone wants to know what happened in Hawaii? Morelli, Trenton's hottest cop, isn't talking about Hawaii. Ranger, the man of mystery, isn't talking about Hawaii. And all Stephanie is willing to say about her Hawaiian vacation is . . . It's complicated.The hardcover edition of Explosive Eighteen contains a tear-out calendar inside!From the Hardcover edition.

Smokin' Seventeen A witty mystery full of laughs, lust and high-stakes suspense

Smokin' Seventeen A witty mystery full of laughs, lust and high-stakes suspense

Author: Janet Evanovich Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/11/2011

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'

Smokin' Seventeen A witty mystery full of laughs, lust and high-stakes suspense

Smokin' Seventeen A witty mystery full of laughs, lust and high-stakes suspense

Author: Janet Evanovich Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/11/2011

A cold-blooded killer has Stephanie in his sights... 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...

Smokin' Seventeen

Smokin' Seventeen

Author: Janet Evanovich Format: eBook Release Date: 21/06/2011

Where there's smoke there's fire, and no one knows this better than New Jersey bounty hunter Stephanie Plum. Dead bodies are showing up in shallow graves on the empty construction lot of Vincent Plum Bail Bonds. No one is sure who the killer is, or why the victims have been offed, but what is clear is that Stephanie's name is on the killer's list.Short on time to find evidence proving the killer's identity, Stephanie faces further complications when her family and friends decide that it's time for her to choose between her longtime off-again-on-again boyfriend, Trenton cop Joe Morelli, and the bad boy in her life, security expert Ranger. Stephanie's mom is encouraging Stephanie to dump them both and choose a former high school football star who's just returned to town. Stephanie's sidekick, Lula, is encouraging Stephanie to have a red-hot boudoir ';bake-off.' And Grandma Bella, Morelli's old-world grandmother, is encouraging Stephanie to move to a new state when she puts ';the eye' on Stephanie.With a cold-blooded killer after her, a handful of hot men, and a capture list that includes a dancing bear and a senior citizen vampire, Stephanie's life looks like it's about to go up in smoke.The hardcover edition of Smokin' Seventeen contains two smokin' hot stickers inside!From the Hardcover edition.

Sizzling Sixteen A hot and hilarious crime adventure

Sizzling Sixteen A hot and hilarious crime adventure

Author: Janet Evanovich Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/06/2011

It's dangerous to owe money to a mobster... Stephanie Plum's no-good cousin and boss, Vinnie, has been kidnapped over gambling debts - and if there's no Vinnie, that means she's out of a job. But until the bond office closes, she's got bounty hunting to do: not least for an elderly bigamist and a drug dealer with a six-foot pet alligator. Can they find Vinnie in time? Will Stephanie ever get engaged to her hot cop boyfriend Morelli? And exactly what kind of luck is she hoping for anyway?

Sizzling Sixteen A hot and hilarious crime adventure

Sizzling Sixteen A hot and hilarious crime adventure

Author: Janet Evanovich Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/06/2011

It's dangerous to owe money to a mobster... Stephanie Plum inherits a 'lucky' bottle from her uncle pip in Sizzling Sixteen, but is it good luck or bad luck? Janet Evanovich's hilarious and thrilling Stephanie Plum series is not to be missed by fans of JD Robb and Lee Child. Raves for Evanovich's bestselling series: 'A laugh a minute against a background of dastardly crime with a ditzy heroine and two - yes TWO - of the hottest heroes ever created' (Woman's Weekly); 'A laugh-out-loud page-turner' (Heat). Stephanie Plum's no-good cousin and boss, Vinnie, has been kidnapped over gambling debts - and if there's no Vinnie, that means she's out of a job. But until the bond office closes, she's got bounty hunting to do: not least for an elderly bigamist and a drug dealer with a six-foot pet alligator. Can they find Vinnie in time? Will Stephanie ever get engaged to her hot cop boyfriend Morelli? And exactly what kind of luck is she hoping for anyway? What readers are saying about Sizzling Sixteen: 'This novel will have you laughing out loud and sympathising with Stephanie in more ways than you thought possible' 'The Stephanie Plum series simply has to be the greatest work of fiction ever written' 'Stephanie doing what she does best - causing mayhem'

Three to Get Deadly

Three to Get Deadly

Author: Janet Evanovich Format: eBook Release Date: 08/03/2011

Stephanie Plum, the brassy babe in the powder blue Buick, is back, and she's having a bad hair day -- for the whole month of January. For starters, she's been given the unpopular task of finding Mo Bedemier -- one of the burg's most beloved figures, who unfortunately was caught carrying concealed. Steph's job is to haul his revered ass back to the lock-up and collect her share of the bounty. But Mo seems to have skipped town. His car is gone, his ice cream store is deserted, and his neighbors aren't talking, certainly not to Stephanie. Trenton homicide cop and local hunk Joe Morelli is keeping his distance. The last time he got social with Stephanie he ended up naked in the middle of the street. But Stephanie's not one to say no to a challenge, whether she's after a Mo or a Morelli....With lots of help from former "e;ho"e; turned file clerk, Lula, and the occasional assist from the ultimate of bounty hunters, Ranger, Stephanie packs her pepper spray and takes off in pursuit of the elusive purveyor of sweets. Three to Get Deadly is fast, fun, fabulous entertainment from one of the hottest rising stars in the crime-writing world.