Books by Janet Evanovich

Janet Evanovich is the recipient of the Silver Dagger, Last Laugh, Lefty, and John Creasey Memorial awards and the two-time recipient of the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association's Dilys Award. She lives in Florida.


THE CHASE by Janet Evanovich
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"Less funny than Evanovich's knockabout Stephanie Plum adventures but less mannered and annoying too: a comfy seriocomic caper just right for beach reading while you wait for the inevitable summer movie."
A second round of unlikely larceny for FBI agent Kate O'Hare and her prey and partner, nonpareil con man Nicolas Fox (The Heist, 2013). Read full book review >
THE HEIST by Janet Evanovich
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 18, 2013

"Amiable international intrigue that's less James Bond than Matt Helm."
The chronicler of Stephanie Plum (Notorious Nineteen, 2012, etc.) teams up with screenwriter Goldberg (Mr. Monk Goes to Germany, 2008, etc.) to kick off a lighthearted new series pairing an FBI agent with the con artist who's been her chronic prey. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"Though details such as Caroline's fondness for chocolate cake may endear her to hungry readers, the characters aren't meaty or distinctive enough to dig into, leaving Evanovich and Kelly (Love in a Nutshell, 2012) on safe but familiar ground."
Will a young woman defy her mother and all society to be with the man she loves? Read full book review >
NOTORIOUS NINETEEN by Janet Evanovich
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 20, 2012

"The usual generous mixture of transparent mystery, R-rated fantasies and standup comedy—paced like a Road Runner cartoon drawn out to feature length—that makes Evanovich the gold standard of her subgenre."
Stephanie Plum, Trenton's gift to skip tracing (Explosive Eighteen, 2011, etc.), takes on a terrorist threatening a bridal pair, the sinister forces behind multiple disappearances from Central Hospital and the usual glut of Failures to Appear. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 3, 2012

"Blending classic romance archetypes with an edge of mystery, the duo of Evanovich (Sizzling Sixteen, 2010, etc.) and Kelly is sure to appeal to fans of both genres with reader-friendly writing that mirrors its characters' all-American appeal."
A nice gal tries to solve a mystery in the microbrewery owned by a hometown boy in this classic cross-genre read. Read full book review >
WICKED APPETITE by Janet Evanovich
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 14, 2010

"Instead of the slapdash mysteries Stephanie solves, there's a frantic pursuit of the paranormal. Fans attracted by the comic-book plotting and pacing will doubtless re-enlist for the pursuit of the other six Stones."
The creator of Stephanie Plum (Sizzling Sixteen, 2010, etc.) kicks off a new series that presses familiar ingredients into the genre of supernatural farce. Read full book review >
SIZZLING SIXTEEN by Janet Evanovich
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 22, 2010

"Worth celebrating, not for the tangled story, but for gems like Lula's four ways of managing stress: "There's drugs, there's alcohol, there's sex, and there's doughnuts.""
Does the legacy of her Uncle Pip's lucky bottle really bring Stephanie Plum good fortune? You be the judge. Read full book review >
FINGER LICKIN’ FIFTEEN by Janet Evanovich
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 23, 2009

"Don't get too invested in figuring out the crime wave that motivates a parade of transvestite jokes, diarrhea jokes and fart jokes, because Evanovich (Fearless Fourteen, 2008, etc.) certainly doesn't."
Stephanie Plum chases killers, burglars and romance—well, not romance this time—through the flames that threaten every square inch of Trenton. Read full book review >
PLUM SPOOKY by Janet Evanovich
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 6, 2009

Trenton's most adorable bounty hunter (Plum Lucky, 2008, etc.) goes up against the most fearsome antagonist in a series not notable for the fear factor. Read full book review >
PLUM LUCKY by Janet Evanovich
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Jan. 8, 2008

"The plot, much of it echoing the equally preposterous Motor Mouth (2006), is as familiar as the characters. But nobody reads Evanovich for plots or characters, and the frantic, anything-for-a-laugh jokes are brand new and nonstop."
On a very special St. Patrick's Day, Stephanie Plum's grandmother, Grandma Mazur, sees a rainbow, finds a sack full of money—lots of money—and drags her granddaughter into another wild and wooly adventure. Read full book review >
LEAN MEAN THIRTEEN by Janet Evanovich
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: June 19, 2007

"Stephanie's appeal has always been synthetic, but this entry leans a mite too much on the tactics of Hollywood summer blockbusters: fires, explosions, stun-gunnings and crude language. Below average for this ebullient series."
Evanovich once more winds up Trenton's preeminent bounty hunter and sends her into battle against a most unexpected adversary. Read full book review >
PLUM LOVIN’ by Janet Evanovich
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 9, 2007

"Just the thing for panting fans who can't wait for Stephanie's 13th numbered case. And if this bonbon is even less substantial than her customary fare, well, Valentine's Day isn't really such a major holiday, is it?"
Just what Trenton's favorite bounty-hunter needed: a stint playing Cupid's helper as the hours tick down to Valentine's Day. Read full book review >
MOTOR MOUTH by Janet Evanovich
THRILLERS
Released: Oct. 3, 2006

"About the only person Barney resembles more closely than Nancy Drew, in fact, is Stephanie Plum: the raffish associates, the outlandish scrapes, the sexed-up romance, the smart mouth. Not that there's anything wrong with that."
The second entry in a female action/romance/humor series for fans who find Stephanie Plum's megaselling annual appearances (Twelve Sharp, 2006, etc.) too infrequent. Read full book review >
TWELVE SHARP by Janet Evanovich
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: June 20, 2006

"Evanovich wisely soft-pedals the mystery, which has never been her strong suit, and finds exactly the right tone of danger-laden farce for Stephanie's duel with the false Ranger, spicing it with a million one-liners, aspiring bond enforcers and hapless criminals on the run."
Trenton's most renowned bounty hunter (Eleven on Top, 2005, etc.) becomes the prey of a delusional stalker. Read full book review >
ELEVEN ON TOP by Janet Evanovich
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: June 21, 2005

"No plot to get in the way of the story—just the way it should be for Stephanie. "
Trenton's best-known bounty hunter has up and left her cousin Vinnie's employ. No, really. Read full book review >
TO THE NINES by Janet Evanovich
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: July 15, 2003

"The plot is—as usual—a shambles, but the people and their dialogue are as sharp and funny as ever. Though no high point in Stephanie's saga, this installment, like a weekly sitcom fix, won't disappoint her fans either."
"Nothing defeats us in Jersey," says Stephanie Plum—not smog, the Mob, heart-threatening cuisine, or, this time, a killer who's set his sights on Trenton's least likely bounty hunter (Hard Eight, 2002, etc.). Read full book review >
VISIONS OF SUGAR PLUMS by Janet Evanovich
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Nov. 5, 2002

Stephanie Plum, the least organized bounty hunter and holiday shopper (Hard Eight, 2002, etc.) in Trenton, New Jersey, has never much cared whether 'tis the season to be jolly. Read full book review >

HARD EIGHT by Janet Evanovich
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: June 18, 2002

Stephanie Plum, Trenton's dizziest, most dysfunctional skip tracer, has papers on a couple of wacko Failure to Appears, but fat Marty Paulson and skinny Andy Bender are humdrum bizarros compared to the sociopath about to enter her life: loan shark/murderer Eddie Abruzzo, whom Steph perceives as a "total fruitcake" the instant her fear and trembling subside. Read full book review >

SEVEN UP by Janet Evanovich
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: June 19, 2001

When her cousin Vinny, of Vincent Plum Bail Bonds, tells Stephanie Plum that her next unwilling subject is DeChooch, who's skipped to the tune of $50,000, Steph is less than thrilled. Read full book review >

HOT SIX by Janet Evanovich
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: July 1, 2000

'I have so many dilemmas,' says Stephanie Plum—Trenton's most adorable, least reliable bond enforcement agent—'I can't even remember them all.' And no question about it, they do come in bunches in this sixth venture into bounty-hunting ineptitude. Read full book review >

HIGH FIVE by Janet Evanovich
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: July 1, 1999

Stephanie Plum, the bodacious bounty-hunter from Trenton, New Jersey, returns for her fifth adventure (Four to Score, 1998, etc.). Read full book review >

FOUR TO SCORE by Janet Evanovich
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: June 1, 1998

Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum, Trenton's answer to sweeps week, is on the trail of Maxine Nowicki, who failed to appear in court on a charge of boosting her ex-boyfriend Eddie Kuntz's car. Read full book review >

THREE TO GET DEADLY by Janet Evanovich
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"But in going repeatedly for the funny bone, Evanovich, who clearly agrees with her heroine that "adaptation is one of the great advantages to being born and bred in Jersey," is obviously dealing from strength."
Most of the "Failure To Appears" that bounty hunter Stephanie Plum goes after are no great loss to society; it's only their girlfriends and bowling partners who don't want them caught. Read full book review >
TWO FOR THE DOUGH by Janet Evanovich
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Jan. 1, 1996

"The first must-read of the new year: more action and laughs than two weeks in Trenton."
Trenton's most unlikely bounty hunter, Stephanie Plum, is looking for Kenny Mancuso, who jumped bail after shooting his onetime friend Moogey Bues in the knee. Read full book review >
ONE FOR THE MONEY by Janet Evanovich
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

Back in high school, sexy Joe Morelli relieved Stephanie Plum (among many others) of her virginity; the next time she ran into him, it was with a Buick. Read full book review >