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Janet Evanovich is an American #1 New York Times bestselling author of mystery, thriller, and contemporary romance novels.

Born in South River, New Jersey, Janet attended Douglass College where she studied art.

A perceptive daydreamer from a very early age, her first ever story was about the erotic escapades of a fairy.

Despite numerous rejections, Janet decided to become a full-time writer after earning $2,000 from a romantic manuscript.

She aspires to be like Grandma Mazur from her novels when she grows up.

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Genres: Contemporary , Historical Fiction, Mystery, Non-fiction, Romance, Thriller

Born: 1943

United States

Website: https://www.evanovich.com/

Non-fiction

  1. How I Write: Secrets of a Bestselling Author (2006)

Alex Barnaby Series

  1. Metro Girl (2004)
  2. Motor Mouth (2006)
  3. Troublemaker (2007)
  4. Troublemaker 2 (2010)

Cate Madigan Series

  1. Hot Stuff (2007)

Culhane Family Series

  1. Love in a Nutshell (2012)
  2. The Husband List (2012)

Elsie Hawkins Series

  1. Back to the Bedroom (1989)
  2. Smitten (1990)
  3. Wife for Hire (1990)
  4. The Rocky Road to Romance (1991)

Fox and O'Hare Series

  1. Pros and Cons (2013)
  2. The Heist (2013)
  3. The Chase (2014)
  4. The Shell Game (2014)
  5. The Job (2014)
  6. The Scam (2015)
  7. The Pursuit (2016)
  8. The Big Kahuna (2019)
  9. The Bounty (2021)

Full Series

  1. Full House (1981)
  2. Full Tilt (2002)
  3. Full Speed (2003)
  4. Full Blast (2004)
  5. Full Bloom (2005)
  6. Full Scoop (2006)

Knight and Moon Series

  1. Curious Minds (2016)
  2. Dangerous Minds (2017)

Lizzy & Diesel Series

  1. Wicked Appetite (2009)
  2. Wicked Business (2012)
  3. Wicked Charms (2015)

Pre-Plum Romance Novels

  1. Hero at Large (1987)
  2. Thanksgiving (1988)
  3. The Grand Finale (1988)
  4. Manhunt (1988)
  5. Foul Play (1989)
  6. Love Overboard (1989)
  7. Naughty Neighbor (1992)

Stephanie Plum Between the Numbers Series

  1. Visions of Sugar Plums (2002)
  2. Plum Lovin' (2007)
  3. Plum Lucky (2008)
  4. Plum Spooky (2009)

Stephanie Plum Series

  1. One for the Money (1994)
  2. Two for the Dough (1996)
  3. Three to Get Deadly (1997)
  4. Four to Score (1998)
  5. High Five (1999)
  6. Hot Six (2000)
  7. Seven Up (2001)
  8. Hard Eight (2002)
  9. To the Nines (2003)
  10. Ten Big Ones (2004)
  11. Eleven on Top (2005)
  12. Twelve Sharp (2006)
  13. Lean Mean Thirteen (2007)
  14. Fearless Fourteen (2008)
  15. Finger Lickin' Fifteen (2009)
  16. Sizzling Sixteen (2009)
  17. Smokin' Seventeen (2011)
  18. Explosive Eighteen (2011)
  19. Notorious Nineteen (2012)
  20. Takedown Twenty (2013)
  21. Top Secret Twenty-One (2014)
  22. Tricky Twenty-Two (2015)
  23. Turbo Twenty-Three (2016)
  24. Hardcore Twenty-Four (2017)
  25. Look Alive Twenty-Five (2018)
  26. Twisted Twenty-Six (2019)
Cate Madigan Series
Knight and Moon Series

Detailed book overview

Non-fiction

How I Write: Secrets of a Bestselling Author

Would you like to become a bestselling author? Then this book is exactly what you need.

Everyone with an interest in writing would wish to learn how a bestselling novelist thinks, plans, and writes.

In this eye-opening book, written in the form of a humorous Q&A, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Janet Evanovich will help you learn:

How she creates unforgettable characters.
How she comes up with the perfect name.
How she comes up with the nitty-gritty details.
Just how creates intriguing plots.
What it means to be a full-time writer.
Invaluable advice about the publishing industry—just to mention a few!

Author: Janet Evanovich
First Release: 2006
ISBN: 978-0312354282
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

Alex Barnaby Series

Metro Girl

Alexandra Barnaby is undoubtedly the brightest one in her family. So when her not-so-smart younger brother Bill “Wild” Barnaby mysteriously vanishes, Alex goes to Miami to get him out of whatever trouble he’s in now; something she has been doing her whole life.

As she looks for her brother in the hot, bug-infested Florida, Alex crosses paths with NASCAR driver Sam Hooker, who apparently Bill took off with his boat.

Figuring that he could very well strike two birds with one stone, Sam joins Alex in looking for Bill.

What they however don’t know is that they’ll uncover a sinister plan to steal Cuban treasures, on top of discovering remains of the Cuban missile crisis.

Author: Janet Evanovich
First Release: 2004
ISBN: 978-0007833559
Publisher: Harper Collins
Motor Mouth

Alexandra Barnaby is on a mission to help NASCAR driver Sam Hooker win a race by acting as his spotter on the big day.

From where she is seated, Alex has a great enough view to guide Sam throughout the race, letting him know when to slow down and when to put the pedal to the metal.

However, in the process, Alex ends up spotting something that will tilt her entire world on its head.

From Miami to North Carolina then back to Miami, Alex is about to be taken on the ride of her life.

Author: Janet Evanovich
First Release: 2006
ISBN: 978-0060584047
Publisher: Harper Collins
Troublemaker

Alexandra Barnaby, a car repair specialist and spotter for NASCAR driver Sam Hooker, can’t really explain how she always ends up getting into trouble. She also can’t explain how she’s attracted to Sam.

So when her friends Felicia and Rosa get into trouble, there’s certainly no stopping Alex from staying away from trouble or Sam.

Desperately searching for Rosa who has mysteriously vanished, Alex and Sam will have to plunge into dark side of south Florida; surviving Petro Voodoo, detonations, body parts wrapped as gifts, riveting chases in the swamps, and Sam’s mom.

NB: This graphic novel has been co-authored with Alex Evanovich, and illustrated by Joëlle Jones.

Author: Janet Evanovich
First Release: 2007
ISBN: 978-1595827227
Publisher: Dark Horse Books
Troublemaker 2

Car repair specialist Alexandra Barnaby, her NASCAR driver Sam Hooker, cigar-rollers Rosa, Felicia, and Beans the St. Bernard head to the Florida Keys in search of the wooden body of Baron Samedi that would match the wooden hand that they just possessed.

But in a land of Petro Voodoo, there’s no such thing as a fair game.

From threatening notes, to deadly snakes and strange chicken, it seems like the only safe haven is the house of Sam’s mom, Candace.

NB: This graphic novel has been co-authored with Alex Evanovich, and illustrated by Joëlle Jones.

Author: Janet Evanovich
First Release: 2010
ISBN: 978-1595825735
Publisher: Dark Horse Books

Cate Madigan Series

Hot Stuff

Although her family is hopelessly matchmaking her with distasteful men, all that Cate wants is to live discreetly and save money from her job at a Boston bar.

When her cross-dressing roommate named Marty Longfellow however mysteriously vanishes, with a Bullmastiff soon emerging with orders from Marty, Cate finds herself in unfamiliar territory.

Former officer Kellen McBride has been spending a lot of nights lately where Cate works. Does he stop by just for the drink? Or does Kellen have a sinister plan for drawing closer to Cate?

Things are about to get intriguing in Boston's south side.

NB: This book has been co-authored with Leanne Banks.

Author: Janet Evanovich
First Release: 2007
ISBN: 978-0312941468
Publisher: St Martin's Paperbacks

Culhane Family Series

Love in a Nutshell

Dumped by her husband and fired from her job, Kate Appleton desperately needs to find a new way of earning a living.

Opting to go to Harbor, Michigan to convert her family home into a B&B, all she needs is the money.

Enter Matt Culhane. Moneyed enough to solve all of Kate’s problems, the only thing he needs is for her to figure out who amongst his employees is trying to destroy his brewery. Sounds easy enough.

But with everyone suspecting her, and her feelings for her new boss intensifying, can Kate identify the rotten apple, save her business and stop a killer?

NB: This book was co-authored with Dorien Kelly.

Author: Janet Evanovich
First Release: 2012
ISBN: 978-0307990754
Publisher: Random House Large Print
The Husband List

Although Caroline Maxwell would love to join her brother Eddie, and his mate Jack Culhane on their business escapades, all she does is stay at home and scare off potential suitors.

Although her mother wants her to marry the suspicious Lord Bremerton, Caroline has her sights firmly set on Jack Culhane.

The only problem is that he holds no title, something that unequivocally disqualifies him according to Caroline’s mother.

Will Jack and Caroline’s forbidden love survive despite the forces determined to send them in separate ways?

NB: This book was co-authored with Dorien Kelly.

Author: Janet Evanovich
First Release: 2012
ISBN: 978-0804120944
Publisher: Random House Large Print

Elsie Hawkins Series

Back to the Bedroom

For several months, he simply knew her as his Mystery Woman neighbor.

All that however changed when David Dodd saw a chopper drop a metal through the roof of his neighbor’s house.

Coming to her rescue, Dave finally met the charming Katherine Finn.

Given all the trouble he went through, Dave deserved at least a kiss.

Despite having the most fun that she has ever had, concert artiste Kate however has too many responsibilities to have any room for love in her life.

Can she really give her heart to someone who is hot, intelligent and wealthy?

Author: Janet Evanovich
First Release: 1989
ISBN: 978-0060887889
Publisher: Harper
Smitten

Although single mom Lizbeth Kane may not be cut out to work in the construction industry, her desperation and charming smile made Matt Hallahan hire her as a laborer.

She may have lost her interest in men after her ex-husband cheated on her, but Matt’s hunky and sweaty nature is spiking her sex drive.

Drawn to Lizbeth’s lovely children and her eccentric aunt, Matt is contemplating about finally settling down.

Lizbeth on the other hand is concerned that Matt is overprotective, just as much as she is worried that she’ll make a horrible wife.

Will Matt be able to prove her wrong?

Author: Janet Evanovich
First Release: 1990
ISBN: 978-0061119941
Publisher: HarperLuxe
Wife for Hire

Hank Mallone was certain that things were not going to end well the moment Maggie sat down and agreed to be his fake wife so as to improve his rogue's reputation.

Would his desperate plan to secure a bank loan for his investment succeed once Maggie sets foot in the tiny Vermont town?

The last thing that Maggie expected was to find an incredibly good-looking boss who would make her fall head over heels.

She however needed the money in order to feel independent.

Although they agreed to make things strictly business, will Maggie and Hank submit to the desires of their hearts, forever?

Author: Janet Evanovich
First Release: 1990
ISBN: 978-0061470530
Publisher: HarperLuxe
The Rocky Road to Romance

When Daisy Adams, the lively “Dog Lady” of radio station WZZZ, receives the chance to temporarily work as a traffic reporter, she jumps in head first. Although she is already working on numerous other jobs, this one is worth the trouble given the generous pay cheque involved.

Daisy’s new boss, Steve Crow, however finds himself protecting his new employee after she accidentally thwarts the getaway of an infamous criminal.

This however makes Steve to plunge deeper into her crazy life.

Going by the many things currently happening in her life, Daisy has no room for co-curricular activities—more so falling in love.

Author: Janet Evanovich
First Release: 1991
ISBN: 978-0060598891
Publisher: Harper Torch

Fox and O'Hare Series

Pros and Cons

FBI operative Kate O’Hare is determined to capture world-famous swindler Nicolas Fox.

Upon learning that the con artist is planning to strike a Chicago penthouse while the venture capitalist owner is at their own wedding, O’Hare knows that she’s one step closer to capturing Fox.

The only problem is that she has to prove to her superior, and perhaps to herself, that Fox is actually masquerading as the wedding planner, Merrill Stubing.

How exactly will O’Hare apprehend her target without jeopardizing the biggest event of the year?

Furthermore, what will transpire once O’Hare comes face-to-face with Fox?

NB: This book was co-authored with Lee Goldberg.

Author: Janet Evanovich
First Release: 2013
Ebook: B00CK8CL0W
Publisher: Bantam
The Heist

Kate O’Hare may have devoted herself to clearing the streets of some of the most dangerous offenders, but the FBI operative is still haunted by the fact that she hasn’t been able to apprehend Nicolas Fox, five years on.

Gorgeous and delightful, Nicolas Fox’s desperation for money is what first drove him into being a thief.

However, now he purely does it for the thrill of being trailed by the sexy Kate O’Hare.

But just when O’Hare seems to have finally apprehended him, Fox manages to convince the FBI that he wants to work for them.

Will O’Hare learn to work with her nemesis to catch an unscrupulous investment banker on the run?

NB: This book was co-authored with Lee Goldberg.

Author: Janet Evanovich
First Release: 2013
ISBN: 978-0385363181
Publisher: Random House Large Print
The Chase

Nicolas Fox is renowned for being an astute con artist, with his most iconic deception of all being the fact that he managed to convince the Bureau to pair him with FBI operative Kate O’Hare.

Their latest assignment involves recovering a special Chinese artifact from former White House chief of staff, Carter Grove, who has stolen it from the Smithsonian.

Faced with dangerous threats at every turn, will Fox and O’Hare recover the artifact before the news of its disappearances destroys the relationship between the U.S and China?

NB: This book was co-authored with Lee Goldberg.

Author: Janet Evanovich
First Release: 2014
ISBN: 978-1472216144
The Shell Game

International con artist Nicolas Fox has already identified his next plunder. Dangerously delightful, he manages to convince Garson Klepper to hire him to protect an invaluable cargo of Peruvian relics.

The only problem is that he never anticipated that Klepper would also involve the FBI in protecting the relics.

Now working hand-in-hand with Special Agent Kate O’Hare, Fox still hopes to complete his assignment.

Smart and determined, O’Hare really knows how to hold a grudge, especially when she has been played.

Nothing will ever be the same again after this thrilling shell game.

NB: This book was co-authored with Lee Goldberg.

Author: Janet Evanovich
First Release: 2014
Ebook: B00NFVA5LA
Publisher: Review
The Job

When the Bureau paired special operative Kate O’Hare with international racketeer Nicolas Fox, their only demand was that they bring in some of the most deadly and infamous criminals on the planet.

Having worked together for a while now, their latest assignment involves capturing the vicious leader of an international global drug-smuggling network.

The only problem is that the FBI neither knows the identity of the leader, nor where he is.

From Nashville to Lisbon, Istanbul to Thames, Fox and O’Hare face their most dangerous mission yet.

Will they live long enough to complete the assignment?

NB: This book was co-authored with Lee Goldberg.

Author: Janet Evanovich
First Release: 2014
Ebook: B01K9139XE
Publisher: Headline Review
The Scam

Nicolas Fox has made a name for himself for being one of the most renowned con artists on the planet. FBI operative Kate O’Hare on the other hand has made a name for herself for bringing down some of the most wanted criminals in the world.

Although everyone believes that Fox is a thief on the run, the truth is that Fox and O’Hare are working in tandem to bring down notorious criminals.

Their latest case involves catching vicious casino mogul, Evan Trace, who has been money laundering with gangsters, despots, and international terrorists.

Things are about to implode…

NB: This book was co-authored with Lee Goldberg.

Author: Janet Evanovich
First Release: 2015
ISBN: 978-0385363211
Publisher: Random House Large Print
The Pursuit

International con artist Nicolas Fox is one of the most wanted men in the world.

What many however don’t know is that Fox has been secretly working with the FBI to capture some of the most untouchable criminal figures on the planet.

When Fox is however abducted while on a beach in Hawaii, it’s only a matter of time before FBI operative, Kate O’Hare, comes to his rescue.

Reunited, Fox and O’Hare now have to stop a former Serbian military officer who is not only planning to steal billions of dollars, but also willing to kill thousands of innocent Americans.

NB: This book was co-authored with Lee Goldberg.

Author: Janet Evanovich
First Release: 2016
ISBN: 978-0735285019
Publisher: Random House Large Print
The Big Kahuna

Nicolas Fox is one of the most renowned con artists on the planet. FBI operative Kate O’Hare is renowned for bringing down some of the most wanted criminals in the world.

Paired together to help fulfill the FBI agenda, their latest case involves looking for a missing Silicon Valley billionaire simply known as “The Big Kahuna”.

When their clues lead them to Hawaii where the billionaire’s carefree son spends his days, Fox and O’Hare will have to masquerade as a married couple in the surfing community in an attempt to win over Kahuna’s son.

Forced to shack up, will they make a breakthrough anytime soon?

NB: This book, also known as The Mark, was co-authored with Peter Evanovich.

Author: Janet Evanovich
First Release: 2019
ISBN: 978-0525535645
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
The Bounty

Nicolas Fox is one of the most renowned con artists on the planet. FBI operative Kate O’Hare is renowned for bringing down some of the most wanted criminals in the world.

Paired together to help fulfill the FBI agenda, their latest mission involves stopping a dangerous organization, called The Brotherhood, from recovering Nazi gold worth billions of dollars.

However, in order to defeat the organization and recover the treasure that has been missing for more than 75 years, Nick and Kate will need the help of Quentin Fox and Jake O'Hare—their own parents.

NB: This book was co-authored with Peter Evanovich.

Author: Janet Evanovich
First Release: 2021
ISBN: 978-0593171899
Publisher: Random House Large Print

Full Series

Full House

As a school teacher and a single mother-of-two, Billie Pearce has always preferred leading a discreet life.

All that however goes out the window the moment she decides to take up riding lessons.

On her very first day at the stables, Billie crosses paths with a gorgeous and incredibly wealthy womanizer by the name Nick Kaharchek.

Although Nick is for some strange reason drawn to her, what surprises Billie the most is that she experiences a feeling that she never thought possible again.

Love is however never that simple, as a sinister figure will go to whatever lengths to ensure that what they share doesn’t grow.

NB: This book was co-authored with Charlotte Hughes.

Author: Janet Evanovich
First Release: 1981
Ebook: B005QE3O4E
Publisher: Headline
Full Tilt

Jamie Swift is quite passionate about running the local newspaper in the tiny, picturesque town of Beaumont, South Carolina.

Desperate to keep the business alive, she’s even willing to sell her furniture.

So when her silent financial partner suddenly shows up unexpectedly, it’s the last thing that Jamie needs, more so when her sponsor turns out to be the gorgeous, delightful and incredibly wealthy Max Holt.

Someone else in town however isn’t overly pleased by Max’s presence. And they’re willing to use their deadly weapons to prove it.

NB: This book was co-authored with Charlotte Hughes.

Author: Janet Evanovich
First Release: 2002
ISBN: 978-1250230492
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Full Speed

Newspaper editor Jamie Swift prefers leading an organized and quiet life. All that however changes when the gorgeous, delightful and incredibly wealthy Max Holt crashes into her life.

Although they get on each other’s nerves whenever they work together, Jamie and Max inexplicably can’t stay away from each other.

So when they decide to dig into a captivating preacher with questionable relations with his female church members and suspicious connections with the mafia, there’s bound to be trouble ahead.

Digging into matters that shouldn’t be any of their business however draws the attention of someone who is willing to send Jamie and Max six feet under.

NB: This book was co-authored with Charlotte Hughes.

Author: Janet Evanovich
First Release: 2003
ISBN: 978-1250314017
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Full Blast

Jamie Swift, who manages a local newspaper in Beaumont, South Carolina, finds herself with a story that could very well define her career.

A mysterious figure from a column in her newspaper, know as Lonely Heart, has apparently killed a woman in the community.

Determined to catch the killer and save her paper, Jamie enlists the help of the gorgeous, delightful and incredibly wealthy Max Holt.

Although Max aspires to be more than just a business partner to Jamie, what he should be really worried about is the fact that the murderer wants to get closer to Jamie.

NB: This book was co-authored with Charlotte Hughes.

Author: Janet Evanovich
First Release: 2004
ISBN: 978-0755301980
Publisher: Gardners Books
Full Bloom

Annie Fortenberry is the newest business person in Beaumont, South Carolina, having inherited her grandmother’s B&B.

Although a local fortune teller reveals that Annie’s place is haunted by a spirit from when the establishment was still a whorehouse, it’s negative publicity given that the place is about to host the wedding of the handsome and wealthy Max Holt.

But that’s not the only thing Annie should be worried about.

Her ex-husband has mysteriously disappeared, with Annie being considered the main suspect.

Will she be able to clear her name, save her business and also find love?

NB: This book was co-authored with Charlotte Hughes.

Author: Janet Evanovich
First Release: 2005
Ebook: B0018ZS4KY
Publisher: St Martin's Paperbacks
Full Scoop

Rumours may be going wild in Beaumont, South Carolina, but local pediatrician Maggie Davenport has her fair share of problems to worry about.

For instance, her past has come back to haunt her in the form of her dangerous ex-boyfriend who is determined to find Maggie and her daughter.

The good thing however is that Maggie has the protection of FBI operative Zack Madden, whom she is gradually getting drawn to.

From Jamie Swift to Max Holt, fortune teller Destiny to Fleas the hound dog, a lot is happening in Beaumont.

And the worst part is that nobody can be trusted with a secret.

NB: This book was co-authored with Charlotte Hughes.

Author: Janet Evanovich
First Release: 2006
Ebook: B001949VGA
Publisher: St Martin's Paperbacks

Knight and Moon Series

Curious Minds

Emerson Knight makes up for the fact that he is strange, shy and uncouth by being smart, wealthy and somewhat handsome.

Recently graduated from Harvard Law and Harvard Business, the fierce Riley Moon is offered a junior analyst job at Blane-Grunwald, only to discover that her first task involves babysitting Knight.

When a simple probe into missing finances leads to the questioning about a vanished man, missing gold and a frantic race across the country, Knight and Moon uncover a dark plan that could only be devised by a ludicrous figure.

Will the improbable duo solve the mystery before it’s too late?

NB: This book was co-authored with Phoef Sutton.

Author: Janet Evanovich
First Release: 2016
ISBN: 978-1524733964
Publisher: Random House Large Print
Dangerous Minds

Emerson Knight makes up for the fact that he is strange, shy and uncouth by being smart, wealthy and somewhat handsome.

Passionate about solving tough mysteries, he endeavors to uncover how an island belonging to Buddhist monk Wayan Bagus, located somewhere in the northeast of Samoa, mysteriously disappeared from the face of the earth.

Assisted by his cousin Vernon and the incomparable Riley Moon, who is inexplicably drawn to Knight’s strange life, the three set off on a global mission that will unearth a ploy that has been taking shape for an entire decade.

Author: Janet Evanovich
First Release: 2017
ISBN: 978-1524781132
Publisher: Random House Large Print

Lizzy & Diesel Series

Wicked Appetite

From larger than like figures like Alexander the Great to Napoleon, explorers have for centuries hopelessly searched for the ancient Stones that represent the Seven Deadly Sins.

But now that the Stones have somehow ended up in the North coast of Massachusetts, everyone is after them.

One of the men looking for them is the dangerous and gifted Gerwulf Grimoire. However, to find the Stones, he’ll need the help of pastry chef Elizabeth Tucker.

Good thing Lizzy has the protection of a mysterious guy named Diesel.

The Seven Deadly Sins represent everything that is bad in the world. Diesel and the Seven Deadly Sins however represent everything that Lizzy’s mom told her to avoid like plague.

Author: Janet Evanovich
First Release: 2009
Ebook: B0062VCDUQ
Publisher: Headline Book Publishing
Wicked Business

Lizzy Tucker used to enjoy life as a pastry chef in the North coast of Massachusetts, until the enigmatic Diesel stormed into her life.

When Harvard professor Gilbert Reedy is viciously killed, Lizzy and Diesel make it their mission to recover the Luxuria Stone—an ancient treasure which the deceased had been after for two decades.

From underground cemeteries to state establishments and luxury residences, the two leave behind a trail of plundered graves, public disruptions, and overall chaos.

Faced with danger at every turn, with a new sinister figure emerging, will Lizzy and Diesel win this deadly game of hide-and-seek?

Author: Janet Evanovich
First Release: 2012
ISBN: 978-0345545060
Publisher: Bantam
Wicked Charms

Pastry chef Lizzy Tucker is quite passionate about making residents in the North coast of Massachusetts happy with her tasty treats.

Things have however never been the same again for her after the mysterious Diesel stormed into her life.

Now partners, their latest assignment involves searching for a pirate's treasure buried somewhere in the New England shoreline.

The treasure not only has an invaluable amount of gold and jewels, but it also contains the powerful Stone of Avarice.

Much like Lizzy and Diesel, sinister figures are also desperately looking for the Stone; one of whom is Diesel's dangerously delightful cousin, Wulf, who similarly wants Lizzy all to himself.

Author: Janet Evanovich
First Release: 2015
ISBN: 978-1472226969

Pre-Plum Romance Novels

Hero at Large

He may have left the pot holder in the spaghetti sauce and knows nothing about Jell-Os, but single mom and ice skating coach Chris Nelson is determined to keep her hunky new “house husband” grounded for a little while longer.

Essentially, she’s the one responsible for breaking his arm and toe, so this seems like a small price to pay.

He seemed like a godsend he suddenly appeared to assist Chris with her car.

Her quiet life however turns on its head after the gentle and patient Ken Callahan wins over the sympathies of her young daughter and her nosy Aunt Edna.

There’s no refusing that this handsome stranger excites her. But who exactly is he?

Author: Janet Evanovich
First Release: 1987
ISBN: 978-0061992681
Publisher: Harper Collins
Thanksgiving

When a mysterious pet rabbit suddenly appeared out of nowhere to disrupt her peace, Megan Murphy was certainly going to give his negligent owner an earful.

What she never expected was for Dr. Patrick Hunter to be so handsome and delightful.

His enchanting voice and gorgeous eyes made Megan fall deeply and madly in love.

It could have been her red hair, her freckles or her witty nature.

Whatever it was, it certainly made Pat want to take her back to his place.

Preparing Thanksgiving dinner for their loved ones made them yearn for a happily ever after.

Considering that Megan has felt heartache before, can Pat help her heal her broken heart?

Author: Janet Evanovich
First Release: 1988
Ebook: B01DHNALFK
Publisher: HarperLuxe
The Grand Finale

Berry Knudsen seems to have a black cloud hanging over her head everywhere she goes.

When she however climbed a tree to rescue a kitten, the last thing she expected to see was a sexy macho stripping in the adjacent window.

Neither did she expect to spark a flirty conversation with Jake Sawyer after she smashed his pizza.

But between taking classes, delivering pizzas and looking after three peculiar elderly women that she had picked up at the train station, Berry simply has no room for relationships in her life.

Will Jake however teach her that she can do everything else and still have time for love?

Author: Janet Evanovich
First Release: 1988
Ebook: B00OX8RUPI
Publisher: Harper Collins
Manhunt

Having had enough of the fast-paced life in the big city, Alexandra Scott quits her Wall Street job for an adventure in the Alaska wilderness.

Desperate to find someone to settle down with, Alaska seemed like the perfect place to find a husband, given how the ration of men to women is four to one.

Although uncertainty abounds the moment she arrives, Alex finally spots a handsome pilot whom she just wants to take care of for the rest of her life.

Michael Casey however has no intentions of letting go of his invaluable status as a bachelor.

Can Casey win over the heart of the man that stole hers?

Author: Janet Evanovich
First Release: 1988
ISBN: 978-0060887896
Publisher: Harper
Foul Play

Disheartened after a dancing chicken takes over her TV job, Amy Klasse quickly bounces back after receiving a receptionist job offer from a good-looking veterinarian named Jake Elliott.

Jake could never say no to a young woman in misery, while Amy is enjoying every bit of the doctor’s delightful honesty.

When the dancing chicken that stole Amy’s job however mysteriously vanishes, the former TV figure becomes the main suspect.

As Amy and Jake seek to solve the mystery behind the chicken’s disappearance, they spark an intense attraction towards each other.

Will Jake prove to Amy that love is also a mystery worth uncovering?

Author: Janet Evanovich
First Release: 1989
ISBN: 978-0061713286
Publisher: HarperLuxe
Love Overboard

Ivan Rasmussen is the gorgeous schooner captain. But if you ask Stephanie Lowe, he’s more like Ivan the Terrible.

He not only sold her a terrible house, but he is now making fun of her culinary skills.

The only reason Stephanie accepted to go on a voyage with him is because she would in turn get the house renovations promised by her cousin.

Things however change when an intense passion is born during a meeting under the moonlight.

Although Ivan was only in for a sailing fling, Stephanie made him want more.

Will this offspring of a pirate finally settle down?

Author: Janet Evanovich
First Release: 1989
Ebook: B000FC2RQI
Publisher: Harper Collins
Naughty Neighbor

Louisa Brannigan and Pete Streeter couldn’t be any more different that they already are.

Whereas Louisa is a practical and diligent press secretary determined to climb to the summit of Capitol Hill, Pete is a wild and careless fighter who prepares awful coffee and steals her newspaper.

Convinced to however join his covert investigation after losing her job, Louisa finds herself deeply involved with a wickedly sexy man.

Going on an undercover investigation turns out to be much more exciting than she had anticipated, more so with the getaway Porsche.

This is the enthralling tale of a pig in Witness Protection, and passion between a workaholic woman and a man with a perilous lifestyle.

Author: Janet Evanovich
First Release: 1992
Ebook: B000WJSBH8
Publisher: Harper Collins

Stephanie Plum Between the Numbers Series

Visions of Sugar Plums

It’s only a few days to Christmas and things aren’t looking cheerful for bounty hunter Stephanie Plum.

She not only doesn’t have a tree, but also doesn’t have any presents yet. It also isn’t helping that malls are crowded with crazed shoppers.

Worse off is that there is a mysterious man in her kitchen.

Although this isn’t anything new, as she has seen all sorts of people there before, from psychopaths to criminals, something feels different about this one.

Enigmatic and seductive, Diesel isn’t like any of the men she has ever met.

But what exactly does he want with her?

Author: Janet Evanovich
First Release: 2002
Ebook: B0059ECX3O
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Plum Lovin'

Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum is used to seeing all sorts of strange people in her house, from psychopaths to criminals and downright creeps.

When the enigmatic Diesel however shows up, he has a special assignment for Stephanie and won’t give until she accepts it.

Her task entails bringing in “relationship expert” Annie Hart, who is on the run after an armed robbery and aggravated assault.

Although Stephanie agrees to look for her after making a deal with Diesel, what she doesn’t know is that someone with serious anger issues is also after Annie.

Is Diesel hiding something from Stephanie?

Author: Janet Evanovich
First Release: 2007
ISBN: 978-1250249715
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Plum Lucky

Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum is used to seeing all sorts of strange people in her house, from psychopaths to criminals and downright creeps.

One of those men is the enigmatic Diesel, who is back on a different mission.

Although he is desperately looking for a tiny man who misplaced a lot of money, it isn’t technically lost, as Grandma Mazur has found it.

But in typical Grandma Mazur, she quickly takes off, with Stephanie urgently trying to bring her home.

Everyone is about to be hit with extremely good fortune in this thrilling serving of shrimp cocktail, plus-size underwear and sinfully sexy men.

Author: Janet Evanovich
First Release: 2008
ISBN: 978-0312377649
Publisher: Penguin Books
Plum Spooky

Rumor has it that the Jersey Devil creeps and jumps above the treetops in the late hours of the night.

But as menacing as this might sound, it is still not the most terrifying thing in Pine Barrens.

Wulf Grimoire is a notorious opportunist who viciously kills before mysteriously disappearing.

Having chosen the smart Martin Munch as his latest business partner, and the Barrens as his newest yard, Wulf won’t stop until he conquers the world.

Enter Stephanie Plum, renowned bond enforcer who always captures her targets.

This however is unlike any mission that she has ever faced.

Author: Janet Evanovich
First Release: 2009
ISBN: 978-0755352722
Publisher: St Martin's Paperbacks

Stephanie Plum Series

One for the Money

Trenton, New Jersey girl Stephanie Plum is in the worst phase of her life after losing her job, her car, and her marriage.

On the verge of getting kicked out of her apartment, Plum’s desperation for quick money forces her into bond enforcement.

Although she has no experience whatsoever, she manages to blackmail her shady cousin Vinnie who owns the bail bonds company.

Her first case is to track down Joe Morelli, her former boyfriend and current police detective, who is wanted for murder.

Bringing him in however won’t be easy, which is why Plum will need the help of seasoned bond enforcement agent Ranger, a prostitute named Lula, and her headline-hogging Grandma Mazur.

One for the Money
Director: Julie Anne Robinson
Cast: Katherine Heigl, Jason O'Mara, Daniel Sunjata, John Leguizamo, Sherri Shepherd, Debbie Reynolds, Debra Monk, Nate Mooney
Author: Janet Evanovich
First Release: 1994
ISBN: 978-0140252927
Publisher: Gardners Books
Two for the Dough

Stephanie Plum has a big attitude and an even bigger appetite for the huge reward of bringing in Kenny Mancuso, who is on the run for murder.

Pairing up with Joe Morelli, her ex-boyfriend and the sexiest detective in Trenton, Plum believes that she can track down Mancuso with Morelli’s help, since the two of them are cousins.

Things however get intriguing for Plum after mysterious body parts start appearing on her doorstep.

Spending the day at the local morgue with her Grandma Mazur, and the night monitoring the streets of Trenton with Morelli, will Plum outwit her most dangerous foe yet?

Author: Janet Evanovich
First Release: 1996
ISBN: 978-0312675066
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Three to Get Deadly

It’s January in Trenton, New Jersey. The weather is everything but inspiring.

Stephanie Plum is yet again on another bond enforcement search, this time round for local candy store owner Moses Bedemeir, fondly known as Uncle Mo. Given how he is adored in the community, this makes Plum the most detested woman around.

Enlisting the help of local vice cop, Joe Morelli, expert bounty hunter, Ranger, sidekick Lula, and her beloved Grandma Mazur, Plum is determined to bring in Uncle Mo.

Will she however live long enough to do so when dead drug dealers and evasive runaways are thrown into the mix?

Author: Janet Evanovich
First Release: 1997
ISBN: 978-0312675080
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Four to Score

Stephanie Plum is up for a big payday—if only she could find robber and racketeer, Maxine Nowicki.

Other than the fact that there seems to be no trace of Maxine anywhere in Trenton, it’s quite worrying that her friends have been dying under suspicious circumstances.

Worse off is that Plum’s sworn enemy from grade school is also on a desperate search for Nowicki, similarly hoping for a huge payday.

Plum's efforts are however frustrated by the fact that Ranger, Joe Morelli, Lula, Grandma Mazur, and a transvestite rock star all need her.

Can any good come out of any of this?

Author: Janet Evanovich
First Release: 1998
ISBN: 978-0312675097
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
High Five

Uncle Fred was supposed to return home to his wife with bread, milk and olive loaf.

Instead he mysteriously vanished, leaving his old station wagon in the Grand Union parking lot.

Furthermore, the lower drawer of his desk has photos of a butchered body.

Although Stephanie Plum won’t be earning any money from finding Uncle Fred, given the tough times, she improvises with expert bounty hunter, Ranger, in an effort to pay the rent.

This is certainly something that will piss off local vice cop, Joe Morelli, who has some condoms with Plum’s name on it.

Author: Janet Evanovich
First Release: 1999
ISBN: 978-1447240600
Publisher: Pan Books
Hot Six

Carlos “Ranger” Manoso, expert bounty hunter and Stephanie Plum’s mentor, is wanted after being recorded on video moments before the killing of the youngest son of an infamous black-market dealer of illegal weapons.

Considered the main suspect in the murder, Ranger is being looked for by vice cop Joe Morelli, as well as the notorious arms dealer.

Stephanie Plum is also on a desperate search for the fugitive. Will she however hand him over to the authorities once she catches him, given that she has strong feelings for him?

Add that to her two new roommates in the form of her maternal grandmother and an insatiably hungry dog, and Plum has a real problem.

Author: Janet Evanovich
First Release: 2000
Ebook: B01FOPYC0O
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Seven Up

Stephanie Plum is quite passionate about her job as a bond enforcer.

What’s not to love about the fact that she can not only go to work in jeans, but also piss off her mother?

The one thing she however doesn’t like about her job is that she has to bring in her grandmother’s elderly gangster lover who has been leaving a trail of bodies behind.

Compounding onto her problems is the fact that she also has a rebel to track down, the giant dog is finishing up all the food, and Ranger won’t rest until he shares a night of passion with Plum.

Is bounty hunting really the thing for her?

Author: Janet Evanovich
First Release: 2001
ISBN: 978-0312980146
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Hard Eight

Requested by a neighbor to help search for her missing child, Trenton bounty hunter Stephanie Plum simply can’t turn her down.

The only problem is that the child’s disappearance is tied to Eddie Abruzzi—an infamous mobster in the community who is threatening to stop Plum dead in her tracks.

Going by how things are precariously positioned, Plum will need the protection of her mentor Ranger, since her relationship with Morelli isn’t in the best of places.

Can one girl survive when she is troubled by more than just crossfire?

Author: Janet Evanovich
First Release: 2002
ISBN: 978-0312983864
Publisher: St Martin's Paperbacks
To the Nines

She may not be the finest bond enforcer in Trenton, but Stephanie Plum is unmatched when it comes to making terrible situations play out to her advantage.

Hired to track down an illegal immigrant by the name Samuel Singh, Plum endeavors to accomplish yet another assignment.

Her discovery will however be far beyond anything she expected.

Racing from Jersey Turnpike to the Vegas Strip, Plum finds herself undertaking the most challenging and demanding case of her career.

Although she desperately needs some help with the case, her sexy mentor, Ranger, has been banned from Vegas.

Perhaps it’s time to turn to Joe Morelli.

What happens in Sin City however stay in Sin City.

Author: Janet Evanovich
First Release: 2003
Ebook: B00AA2VM7S
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Ten Big Ones

While on a trip to the local convenience marts with her sidekick Lula, Stephanie Plum becomes the witness in a robbery that leads to a deadly explosion.

Now the sole witness capable of identifying the perpetrator, Plum becomes the target of a local gang.

The worst part for her is that more danger is about to descend on Trenton.

Sexy cop Joe Morelli and mentor Ranger are however fighting to protect her.

Add that to the continuous death threats and her sister’s nightmare wedding, and Plum is terribly overwhelmed.

The good thing however is that she is not the type to give up easily.

Author: Janet Evanovich
First Release: 2004
ISBN: 978-0755302505
Publisher: Gardners Books
Eleven on Top

Stephanie Plum is looking for a new job having quit her job as a bond enforcer.

Ready to make a career switch now more than ever, she’s looking for a quiet job that doesn’t come with the risk of either getting abducted, shot at or worse off—getting killed.

The only problem is that she can’t help but think about the fate of the men who mysteriously vanished on the same day.

And when the past comes back to bite her in the form of a deranged stalker who wants to put her six feet under, Plum realizes that being a bond enforcer isn’t the problem, but rather the solution.

Author: Janet Evanovich
First Release: 2005
ISBN: 978-0739377482
Publisher: Random House Large Print
Twelve Sharp

Stephanie Plum’s unusually quiet life implodes in an instance after a new threat emerges in the form of the wife of her mentor, Carlos “Ranger” Manoso.

The mystery woman however has some dark secrets. And when Ranger’s life is threatened, Plum finds herself safeguarding the life of the very person who should be protecting her.

As Ranger and Plum spend more time trying to hunt down a murderer, look for a missing child, and prevent more bloodshed, it doesn’t sit well with her occasional boyfriend and vice cop, Joe Morelli.

Will Plum manage to stop a killer? Or will the stranger get to her first?

Author: Janet Evanovich
First Release: 2006
Ebook: B004HMY4UY
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Lean Mean Thirteen

As a seasoned bounty hunter, Stephanie Plum is used to chasing after individuals trying to run away from the law. But happens when the tables are turned and she’s now the main suspect in a crime?

When Dickie Orr, Stephanie’s lousy ex-husband, disappears without a trace a day after she was seen having a heated and implicating squabble with him, the bounty hunter is accused of being responsible for his disappearance.

When sexy cop Joe Morelli and her handsome mentor, Carlos “Ranger” Manoso, don’t seem to be of much help, Plum finds herself desperately searching for Dickie for the biggest payday of her career: her freedom.

Author: Janet Evanovich
First Release: 2007
ISBN: 978-0312349509
Publisher: St Martin's Paperbacks
Fearless Fourteen

Desperate to earn some extra cash, bounty hunter Stephanie Plum is undertaking some odd jobs for her mentor and biggest desire, Carlos “Ranger” Manoso.

She also needs to figure out whether there are millions of dollars hidden in the basement of her boyfriend cop, Joe Morelli, because a ruthless murderer seems to think so.

Juggling between all her odd jobs and troubled by the fact that Morelli’s basement may or may not have the money, Plum can’t help but wonder whether swimming in money could ever be the solution.

Author: Janet Evanovich
First Release: 2008
ISBN: 978-0755337637
Publisher: Headline Review
Finger Lickin' Fifteen

A series of events escalate in the small town of Trenton, New Jersey.

While on a visit to Trenton to take part in a barbecue cook-off, celebrity chef Stanley Chipotle is beheaded by two men.

Witnessing the vicious crime is bail bonds office worker Lula, who isn’t willing to speak to anyone else except local cop, Joe Morelli.

The financer of the late celebrity chef is willing to offer a million dollars to anyone with information that could lead to the capture of the runaway killers.

Lula solicits the help of bond enforcer Stephanie Plum in order to get the huge payday.

Throw in Grandma Mazur and we have ourselves a gripping Janet Evanovich adventure.

Author: Janet Evanovich
First Release: 2009
ISBN: 978-0755357796
Publisher: Headline Book Publishing
Sizzling Sixteen

Vinnie Plum, Stephanie’s sleazy cousin who so happens to be her boss at the bail bonds office, has been abducted by gangster Bobby Sunflower over gambling debt of $786,000.

Given their experience in bounty hunting, Stephanie and Lula employ their skills in an effort to locate their boss.

Will they raise all the money needed in time in order to save Vinnie and the business from instant death?

Also, how much fried chicken does a pet alligator belonging to a drug dealer eat?

Between hot cop, Joe Morelli, and menacing enforcement agent, Carlos “Ranger” Manoso, Stephanie will assuredly get lucky.

It’s only a matter of who rather than when?

Author: Janet Evanovich
First Release: 2009
Ebook: B0073TSVWK
Publisher: Bantam
Smokin' Seventeen

Bond enforcer Stephanie Plum doesn’t have a lot of time on her side.

The bond office has been torched to the ground. Lifeless bodies are being discovered in shallow graves on the deserted construction site. There is no trace of who the killer is or what motive is behind their senseless actions. The only thing clear is that the killer is targeting Plum next.

Plum also has personal problems plenty. She doesn’t know whom to choose between cop Joe Morelli, bad boy Carlos “Ranger” Manoso, and a former high school football star.

Her life is about to implode…

Author: Janet Evanovich
First Release: 2011
ISBN: 978-0755386154
Publisher: Headline Book Publishing
Explosive Eighteen

On her way back to New Jersey after the worst possible vacation, Stephanie Plum shockingly learns that the man who was sitting next to her has been viciously killed on their layover.

But that’s not all. On top of her on-and-off boyfriend Joe Morelli and bad boy mentor Carlos “Ranger” Manoso, Plum is also being looked for by the FBI and a disorganized group of thieves and sociopaths.

The murder victim was apparently carrying a photo which is of huge interest.

Going by everything that is at stake, Plum could certainly use another vacation.

Author: Janet Evanovich
First Release: 2011
ISBN: 978-0755384976
Publisher: Headline Book Publishing
Notorious Nineteen

Stephanie Plum is finally handed a mouth-watering bond enforcement assignment that could make up for the quiet summer of bounty hunting at her cousin's bail bonds agency.

Geoffrey Cubbin, who is responsible for the loss of millions of dollars in Trenton, disappeared without a trace from hospital after undergoing an emergency surgery.

And all Plum has to do is track him down in order to secure a huge payday.

Will she successfully juggle between looking for Cubbin and protecting her mentor, Carlos “Ranger” Manoso, whose life is being threatened by a former Special Forces agent?

Author: Janet Evanovich
First Release: 2012
ISBN: 978-0755385027
Publisher: Headline Review
Takedown Twenty

Stephanie Plum is incensed by the fact that a deranged serial killer is murdering elderly women and leaving their lifeless remains in dumpsters.

Determined to solve the mystery, she carries out her own investigation without the knowledge of the local police.

She also has to bring in “Uncle Sunny” Sunucch who is on the run for murder.

As if that were not enough, Plum now has bullet holes in her car, sinister figures chasing after her, and a giraffe named Kevin is terrorizing the streets of Trenton.

Has Plum bitten off more than you can chew this time round?

Author: Janet Evanovich
First Release: 2013
ISBN: 978-0385363174
Publisher: Random House Large Print
Top Secret Twenty-One

Stephanie Plum’s only responsibility is to bring in car-dealer and the most despicable man around, Jimmy Poletti.

Although the assignment sounds easy enough, the only problem is that Poletti is permanently muffling his colleagues by sending them six feet under, one after the other.

In order to catch him, Plum will have to lure him using Randy Briggs—Poletti’s former bookkeeper who is a magnet for idle housewives and RPGs.

To add onto her problems, a pirate-eyed Russian hitman is about to inflict vengeance on Carlos “Ranger” Manoso.

What ties does Ranger have with the crazy Russian? That's top secret!

Author: Janet Evanovich
First Release: 2014
ISBN: 978-0385363228
Publisher: Random House Large Print
Tricky Twenty-Two

Ken “Gobbles” Globovic mysteriously disappears after being taken in for assaulting the dean of students at Kiltman College.

Although he has been seen in campus, nobody is willing to rat out on “The Supreme Exalted Zoo Keeper”.

Something in the campus just doesn’t feel right.

Although many adore Gobbles, many despise Doug Linken. So when Linken is mysteriously murdered in his own compound, the list of potential suspects is endless.

The few that are concerned with hunting down his killer are cop Joe Morelli, security specialist Carlos “Ranger” Manoso, and bounty hunter Stephanie Plum who is out to secure a huge payday.

Author: Janet Evanovich
First Release: 2015
ISBN: 978-0385363235
Publisher: Random House Large Print
Turbo Twenty-Three

Trenton bond enforcer Stephanie Plum is searching for Larry Virgil who escaped after being arrested for hijacking a truck full of premium liquor.

Dumb enough to repeat the same crime, this time round he goes on the run after hijacking an ice cream truck, leaving behind a dead body.

To uncover the mystery surrounding dead workers at the ice cream factory, Plum goes on an undercover mission.

As if staying off the ice cream won’t be hard enough, how will Plum explain to Joe Morelli why she has been spending a lot of time of late with Ranger, Lula and Randy Briggs, and Grandma Mazur?

Author: Janet Evanovich
First Release: 2016
ISBN: 978-0385363242
Publisher: Random House Large Print
Hardcore Twenty-Four

It first begun with decapitated bodies at the local morgue.

When a homeless man is however brutally killed before his body is ditched behind a church, bounty hunter Stephanie Plum knows that it’s time to catch a murderer on the loose.

Things get more intriguing when the sexy and gigantic Diesel returns to town in an act that unsettles handsome cop, Joe Morelli, and bad boy security expert, Carlos “Ranger” Manoso.

Who is the sinister figure behind the shocking decapitation of dead bodies?

Is it by mere chance that the crimes begun occurring soon after Diesel's re-emergence?

Author: Janet Evanovich
First Release: 2017
ISBN: 978-0399179211
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Look Alive Twenty-Five

Red River Deli in Trenton, New Jersey is home to some of the most delicious pastrami and coleslaw in the world.

It’s also renowned for its vanishing managers.

Three of its managers mysteriously disappeared in a litter over a month, with a single shoe being the only clue left behind in all three instances.

The police don’t have much of an explanation, while Lula strongly believes that the managers were abducted by aliens.

Whichever the case, they better get to the bottom of it very soon before Red River Deli loses its newest manager, Stephanie Plum.

Author: Janet Evanovich
First Release: 2018
ISBN: 978-0399179242
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Twisted Twenty-Six

Trenton girl Stephanie Plum is worried that her Grandma Mazur is getting married to local mobster Jimmy Rosolli, only for the groom-in-waiting to die unexpectedly 45 minutes prior to saying his vows.

An already gloomy day for Grandma Mazur takes a turn for the worst after Jimmy’s former “business partners” start accusing her of hiding crucial financial windfall.

However, the one thing that these shady men don’t know is that Grandma Mazur has her very own a protector.

A seasoned bounty hunter, Stephanie Plum will have to protect the most important person in her life from some of the most dangerous figures in New Jersey.

Author: Janet Evanovich
First Release: 2019
ISBN: 978-0399180217
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons