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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

Twelve Sharp A hilarious mystery full of temptation, suspense and chaos

Twelve Sharp A hilarious mystery full of temptation, suspense and chaos

Author: Janet Evanovich Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 15/01/2009

Sometimes marriage can be a killer... Just when it seems Stephanie Plum's life may be calming down, a new threat turns up: the wife of her mentor Ranger. Only it seems this wife isn't everything she says, and with Plum's usual protector in danger, Stephanie might actually have to look after Ranger for once. Problem is Stephanie's on-again-off-again boyfriend, and Trenton cop, Joe Morelli already isn't too pleased with how close Stephanie is becoming to Ranger. Not only is Ranger temptation walking, he also has a long list of psychopaths and trained killers after him that make Stephanie's list of nut jobs seem normal.

Plum Spooky

Plum Spooky

Author: Janet Evanovich Format: eBook Release Date: 06/01/2009

Evanovich fans rejoice for Plum Spooky! Stephanie Plum is back in town, along with her sidekick Lula, her Grandma Mazur, and an ever-widening cast of freaks, criminals, deranged felons, and lunatics looking for love. And just when Stephanie thinks her life can't get any more complicated, in walks the mysterious Diesel. A man who seems to show up at the most inconvenient moments. This time, he's the instigator for Stephanie's new adventure, which involves camping in the Pine Barrens with Lula, and perhaps even a sighting of the Jersey Devil...so hang on for a Stephanie Plum novel that is sure to send chills up your spine-it gives new meaning to the words hilarious, and "e;spooky."e;

Plum Spooky

Plum Spooky

Author: Janet Evanovich Format: eBook Release Date: 06/01/2009

Evanovich fans rejoice for Plum Spooky! Stephanie Plum is back in town, along with her sidekick Lula, her Grandma Mazur, and an ever-widening cast of freaks, criminals, deranged felons, and lunatics looking for love. And just when Stephanie thinks her life can't get any more complicated, in walks the mysterious Diesel. A man who seems to show up at the most inconvenient moments. This time, he's the instigator for Stephanie's new adventure, which involves camping in the Pine Barrens with Lula, and perhaps even a sighting of the Jersey Devil...so hang on for a Stephanie Plum novel that is sure to send chills up your spine-it gives new meaning to the words hilarious, and "e;spooky."e;

Foul Play

Foul Play

Author: Janet Evanovich Format: eBook Release Date: 18/11/2008

When Amy Klasse loses her TV job to a dancing chicken, handsome veterinarian Jake Elliott rescues her with an offer to be his receptionist. Jake just can't resist a damsel in distress, and Amy certainly doesn't mind Jake's charming sincerity. Then, the job-stealing chicken suddenly disappears and Amy is suspected of foul play. Amy and Jake search for clues to prove her innocence. But will Jake be able to show Amy that love, too, is a mystery worth solving?

Fearless Fourteen

Fearless Fourteen

Author: Janet Evanovich Format: eBook Release Date: 17/06/2008

Personal vendettas, hidden treasure, and a monkey named Carl will send bounty hunter Stephanie Plum on her most explosive adventure yet.The Crime: Armed robbery to the tune of nine million dollarsDom Rizzi robbed a bank, stashed the money, and did the time. His family couldn't be more proud. He always was the smart one. The Cousin: Joe MorelliJoe Morelli, Dom Rizzi, and Dom's sister, Loretta, are cousins. Morelli is a cop, Rizzi robs banks, and Loretta is a single mother waiting tables at the firehouse. The all-American family.The Complications: Murder, kidnapping, destruction of personal property, and acid refluxLess than a week after Dom's release from prison, Joe Morelli has shadowy figures breaking into his house and dying in his basement. He's getting threatening messages, Loretta is kidnapped, and Dom is missing.The Catastrophe: MoonmanMorelli hires Walter "e;Mooner"e; Dunphy, stoner and "e;inventor"e; turned crime fighter, to protect his house. Morelli can't afford a lot on a cop's salary, and Mooner will work for potatoes.The Cupcake: Stephanie PlumStephanie and Morelli have a long-standing relationship that involves sex, affection, and driving each other nuts. She's a bond enforcement agent with more luck than talent, and she's involved in this bank-robbery-gone-bad disaster from day one. The Crisis: A favor for RangerSecurity expert Carlos Manoso, street name Ranger, has a job for Stephanie that will involve night work. Morelli has his own ideas regarding Stephanie's evening activities.The Conclusion: Only the fearless should listen to Fearless Fourteen by Janet Evanovich.Thrills, chills, and incontinence may result.

Fearless Fourteen

Fearless Fourteen

Author: Janet Evanovich Format: eBook Release Date: 17/06/2008

Personal vendettas, hidden treasure, and a monkey named Carl will send bounty hunter Stephanie Plum on her most explosive adventure yet in Fearless Fourteen, from bestselling author Janet Evanovich.The Crime: Armed robbery to the tune of nine million dollarsDom Rizzi robbed a bank, stashed the money, and did the time. His family couldn't be more proud. He always was the smart one. The Cousin: Joe MorelliJoe Morelli, Dom Rizzi, and Dom's sister, Loretta, are cousins. Morelli is a cop, Rizzi robs banks, and Loretta is a single mother waiting tables at the firehouse. The all-American family.The Complications: Murder, kidnapping, destruction of personal property, and acid refluxLess than a week after Dom's release from prison, Joe Morelli has shadowy figures breaking into his house and dying in his basement. He's getting threatening messages, Loretta is kidnapped, and Dom is missing.The Catastrophe: MoonmanMorelli hires Walter "e;Mooner"e; Dunphy, stoner and "e;inventor"e; turned crime fighter, to protect his house. Morelli can't afford a lot on a cop's salary, and Mooner will work for potatoes.The Cupcake: Stephanie PlumStephanie and Morelli have a long-standing relationship that involves sex, affection, and driving each other nuts. She's a bond enforcement agent with more luck than talent, and she's involved in this bank-robbery-gone-bad disaster from day one. The Crisis: A favor for RangerSecurity expert Carlos Manoso, street name Ranger, has a job for Stephanie that will involve night work. Morelli has his own ideas regarding Stephanie's evening activities.The Conclusion: Only the fearless should listen to Fearless Fourteen by Janet Evanovich.Thrills, chills, and incontinence may result.

Lean Mean Thirteen A fast-paced crime novel full of wit, adventure and mystery

Lean Mean Thirteen A fast-paced crime novel full of wit, adventure and mystery

Author: Janet Evanovich Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/06/2008

Stephanie's digging up a whole heap of bad news... New secrets, old flames and hidden agendas send bounty hunter Stephanie Plum on her most outrageous adventure yet in Lean Mean Thirteen. Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series is not to be missed by fans of Sue Grafton and Lee Child. Raves for Evanovich's bestselling novels: 'Highly enjoyable... who can resist? (Chicago Tribune); 'Romantic and gripping' (Good Housekeeping); 'Plum is not just a smart private eye but a heroine with a sense of humour' (Daily Mail). Stephanie Plum is used to dealing with crimes in the neighbourhood, but she's not used to being accused of committing the crimes. Her no-good ex-husband, Dickie, has gone missing the day after Stephanie was seen having an argument with him, threatening bodily harm. Now Stephanie is suspect number one. Stephanie is going to have to find Dickie, and fast, to clear her name. Hot cop Joe Morelli can't tell her anything, and mentor Ranger is offering to help...for a price that doesn't involve money. What readers are saying about Lean Mean Thirteen: 'Fast paced and funny and the characters are getting better and better as we get to know them' 'Laughs a plenty and another great storyline' 'A fabulous book that has not only served to make me eager for the next, but given me hours of enjoyment in the meantime'

Naughty Neighbor

Naughty Neighbor

Author: Janet Evanovich Format: eBook Release Date: 26/02/2008

Louisa Brannigan's neighbor is a handsome hell-raiserand he's driving Louisa crazy. He makes terrible coffee, steals her newspaper, and listens through her walls. But when she's fired from her government job, Louisa is persuaded to join his undercover investigation. Sneaking around in the shadows is more fun than she ever imagined, especially when the getaway car is a Porsche. Pete Streeter never figured on finding such an attractive partner in crime. Louisa is all he ever wanted in a woman, and more. But once he's taught her to enjoy living on the edge, will she finally feel safe in his love?

Plum Lucky

Plum Lucky

Author: Janet Evanovich Format: eBook Release Date: 08/01/2008

Looking to get lucky?Stephanie Plum is back between-the-numbers and she's looking to get lucky in an Atlantic City hotel room, in a Winnebago, and with a brown-eyed stud who has stolen her heart.Stephanie Plum has a way of attracting danger, lunatics, oddballs, bad luck . . . and mystery men. And no one is more mysterious than the unmentionable Diesel. He's back and hot on the trail of a little man in green pants who's lost a giant bag of money. Problem is, the money isn't exactly lost. Stephanie's Grandma Mazur has found it, and like any good Jersey senior citizen, she's hightailed it in a Winnebago to Atlantic City and hit the slots. With Lula and Connie in tow, Stephanie attempts to bring Grandma home, but the luck of the Irish is rubbing off on everyone: Lula's found a job modeling plus-size lingerie. Connie's found a guy. Diesel's found Stephanie. And Stephanie has found herself in over her head with a caper involving thrice-stolen money, a racehorse, a car chase, and a bad case of hives. Plum Lucky is an all-you-can-eat buffet of thrills, chills, shrimp cocktail, plus-size underwear, and scorching hot men. It's a between-the-numbers treat no Evanovich fan will want to miss!

Wife for Hire

Wife for Hire

Author: Janet Evanovich Format: eBook Release Date: 30/10/2007

Hank Mallone knows he's in trouble when Maggie Toone agrees to pretend to be his wife in order to improve his rogue's reputation. Will his harebrained scheme to get a bank loan for his business backfire once Maggie arrives in his small Vermont town and lets the gossips take a look?Maggie never expected her employer to be drop-dead handsome, but she's too intrigued by his offer to say no . . . and too eager to escape a life that made her feel trapped. The deal is strictly business, both agree, until Hank turns out to be every fantasy she ever had.

Lean Mean Thirteen

Lean Mean Thirteen

Author: Janet Evanovich Format: eBook Release Date: 19/06/2007

New secrets, old flames, and hidden agendas are about to send bounty hunter Stephanie Plum on her most outrageous adventure yet!MISTAKE #1Dickie OrrStephanie was married to him for about fifteen minutes before she caught him cheating on her with her archnemesis, Joyce Barnhardt. Another fifteen minutes after that, Stephanie filed for divorce, hoping never to see either one of them again. MISTAKE #2Doing favors for super bounty hunter Carlos Manoso (aka Ranger) Ranger needs Stephanie to meet with Dickie and find out if he's doing something shady. Turns out, he is. Turns out, Dickie's also back to doing Joyce Barnhardt. And it turns out Ranger's favors always come with a price. . . . MISTAKE #3Going completely nutso while doing the favor for Ranger, and trying to apply bodily injury to Dickie in front of the entire office Now Dickie has disappeared, and Stephanie is the natural suspect in his disappearance. Is Dickie dead? Can he be found? And can Stephanie Plum stay one step ahead in this new, dangerous game? Joe Morelli, the hottest cop in Trenton, New Jersey, is also keeping Stephanie on her toes---and he may know more than he's saying about many things in Stephanie's life. It's a cat-and-mouse game for Stephanie Plum wherein the ultimate prize might be her life. With Janet Evanovich's flair for hilarious situations, breathtaking action, and unforgettable characters, Lean Mean Thirteen shows why no one can beat Evanovich for blockbuster entertainment.

Lean Mean Thirteen

Lean Mean Thirteen

Author: Janet Evanovich Format: eBook Release Date: 19/06/2007

New secrets, old flames, and hidden agendas are about to send bounty hunter Stephanie Plum on her most outrageous adventure yet!MISTAKE #1Dickie OrrStephanie was married to him for about fifteen minutes before she caught him cheating on her with her archnemesis, Joyce Barnhardt. Another fifteen minutes after that, Stephanie filed for divorce, hoping never to see either one of them again. MISTAKE #2Doing favors for super bounty hunter Carlos Manoso (aka Ranger) Ranger needs Stephanie to meet with Dickie and find out if he's doing something shady. Turns out, he is. Turns out, Dickie's also back to doing Joyce Barnhardt. And it turns out Ranger's favors always come with a price. . . . MISTAKE #3Going completely nutso while doing the favor for Ranger, and trying to apply bodily injury to Dickie in front of the entire office Now Dickie has disappeared, and Stephanie is the natural suspect in his disappearance. Is Dickie dead? Can he be found? And can Stephanie Plum stay one step ahead in this new, dangerous game? Joe Morelli, the hottest cop in Trenton, New Jersey, is also keeping Stephanie on her toes---and he may know more than he's saying about many things in Stephanie's life. It's a cat-and-mouse game for Stephanie Plum wherein the ultimate prize might be her life. With Janet Evanovich's flair for hilarious situations, breathtaking action, and unforgettable characters, Lean Mean Thirteen shows why no one can beat Evanovich for blockbuster entertainment.

Twelve Sharp A hilarious mystery full of temptation, suspense and chaos

Twelve Sharp A hilarious mystery full of temptation, suspense and chaos

Author: Janet Evanovich Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/06/2007

Sometimes marriage can be a killer... Usually hot on the heels of various miscreants, bounty hunter Stephanie Plum finds herself with a suspicious stalker in Twelve Sharp, the wildest novel yet in Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series. Not to be missed by fans of Lee Child and JD Robb. Praise for Evanovich: 'Evanovich is a clever writer with a strong streak of laugh out loud sardonic humour' (Melbourne Weekly); 'Non-stop laughs with plenty of high jinks' (USA Today); 'As smart and sassy as high gloss wet paint' (Time Out). Just when it seems Stephanie Plum's life may be calming down, a new threat turns up: the wife of her mentor Ranger. Only it seems this wife isn't everything she says, and with Plum's usual protector in danger, Stephanie might actually have to look after Ranger for once. Problem is Stephanie's on-again-off-again boyfriend, and Trenton cop, Joe Morelli already isn't too pleased with how close Stephanie is becoming to Ranger. Not only is Ranger temptation walking, he also has a long list of psychopaths and trained killers after him that make Stephanie's list of nut jobs seem normal... What readers are saying about Twelve Sharp: 'Immensely good fun - Evanovich knows how to write them light and frivolous' 'The suspense and action will have you panting until the very end. The storyline is one of the best, filled with the action and suspense yet perfectly paired with comic relief' 'There is something for everyone - adventure, action, romance, comedy and sex'

Twelve Sharp A hilarious mystery full of temptation, suspense and chaos

Twelve Sharp A hilarious mystery full of temptation, suspense and chaos

Author: Janet Evanovich Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 14/06/2007

The twelfth in Janet Evanovich's series of bestselling novels featuring her lovable and hapless heroine, Stephanie Plum. The unforgettable characters, non-stop action, high-stakes suspense, and sheer entertainment of her Stephanie Plum novels define Janet Evanovich as unique among today's writers. This Stephanie Plum bestseller is packed full of Janet Evanovich's trademark wit, adventure and sly comedy.

Plum Lovin'

Plum Lovin'

Author: Janet Evanovich Format: eBook Release Date: 09/01/2007

From #1 blockbuster bestselling author Janet Evanovich comes Plum Lovin, a Stephanie Plum novel that takes adventure, action, suspense (and maybe even true love?) to new heights.WATCH YOUR BACK . . .LOOK BOTH WAYS . . .BECAUSE LOVE IS IN THE AIR . . . AND THAT MEANS BIG TROUBLE!Mysterious men have a way of showing up in Stephanie Plum's apartment. When the shadowy Diesel appears, he has a task for Stephanie--and he's not taking no for an answer. Annie Hart is a "e;relationship expert"e; who is wanted for armed robbery and assault with a deadly weapon. Stephanie needs to find her, fast. Diesel knows where she is. So they make a deal: He'll help her get Annie if Stephanie plays matchmaker to several of Annie's most difficult clients. But someone wants to find Annie even more than Diesel and Stephanie. Someone with a nasty temper. And someone with "e;unmentionable"e; skills. Does Diesel know more than he's saying about Annie Hart? Does Diesel have secrets he's keeping from Stephanie and the two men in her life--Ranger and Morelli? With Stephanie Plum in over her head, things are sure to get a little dicey and a little explosive, Jersey style!

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving

Author: Janet Evanovich Format: eBook Release Date: 31/10/2006

When it comes to men, Megan Murphy has an aversion to "e;I do"e;. Then she meets irresistible pediatrician Pat Hunter. Add in a cozy colonial cottage, the world's biggest turkey, two hopeful families, and a skirt-chomping rabbit, and you've got a feast of fabulous fun!