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Janet Evanovich

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Janet Evanovich is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Stephanie Plum series, the Lizzy and Diesel series, twelve romance novels, the Alexandra Barnaby novels and Trouble Maker graphic novel, and How I Write: Secrets of a Bestselling Author, as well as the Fox and O'Hare series with co-author Lee Goldberg.

Average rating: 3.97 · 2,044,783 ratings · 86,400 reviews · 95 distinct works · Similar authors
One for the Money (Stephani...
4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 287,330 ratings — published 1994 — 94 editions
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Two for the Dough (Stephani...
4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 98,168 ratings — published 1991 — 67 editions
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Three to Get Deadly (Stepha...
4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 90,912 ratings — published 1997 — 60 editions
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Four to Score (Stephanie Pl...
4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 86,018 ratings — published 1998 — 49 editions
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Hot Six (Stephanie Plum, #6)
4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 80,062 ratings — published 2000 — 44 editions
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Seven Up (Stephanie Plum, #7)
4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 77,436 ratings — published 2001 — 53 editions
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Hard Eight (Stephanie Plum,...
4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 75,574 ratings — published 2002 — 48 editions
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High Five (Stephanie Plum, #5)
4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 78,631 ratings — published 1999 — 50 editions
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To the Nines (Stephanie Plu...
4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 72,435 ratings — published 2003 — 37 editions
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Eleven on Top (Stephanie Pl...
4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 68,965 ratings — published 2005 — 36 editions
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One for the Money Two for the Dough Three to Get Deadly Four to Score High Five Hot Six Seven Up
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4.028285482126623 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 1,740,186 ratings

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Stephanie Plum Between the Numbers/Holiday Novels (4 books)
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Full (6 books)
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Lizzy & Diesel (3 books)
3.7285125010522773 of 5 stars 3.73 avg rating — 47,516 ratings

Metro Girl Motor Mouth Troublemaker Troublemaker: Book 2
Alex Barnaby (4 books)
3.579682679594535 of 5 stars 3.58 avg rating — 45,380 ratings

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September 2010, Janet Evanovich
"The criminal mastermind behind the Stephanie Plum mysteries leaves New Jersey for Salem, Massachusetts, with Wicked Appetite, a new series with a magical twist." ...More

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Janet Evanovich said "yes" to attending Smokin' Seventeen signing
date: June 25, 2011 07:00PM
location: Costco, 7171 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, FL, The United States
description: Celebrate the release of Smokin' Seventeen with Janet Evanovich! 1pm-4pm

We've just received word that Costco is NOT going to allow non-members into the store for the signing on Saturday, June 25. If you are not a member of Costco, we recommend that you wait until December 3, for the Orlando signing at B&N. The B&N signings are open to everyone. Our apologies to those fans who can no longer attend. We worked very hard to convince Costco to change their policy for this one event, but to no...more

More of Janet's books…
“Is that a bulletproof vest? See, now that's so insulting. That's like saying I'm not smart enough to shoot you in the head."
Eddie DeChooch”
Janet Evanovich, Seven Up

“Romance novels are birthday cake and life is often peanut butter and jelly. I think everyone should have lots of delicious romance novels lying around for those times when the peanut butter of life gets stuck to the roof of your mouth.”
Janet Evanovich

“My professional aspirations were simple - I wanted to be an intergalactic princess.”
Janet Evanovich


Please help us pick the next group series read. We started out with so many nominations in the first poll that we decided to narrow it down to the top 4 series and then vote again. (This was suggested by one of our members as a way to ensure we select the series the majority of our members wish to read.)

The Maze Runner series by James Dashner.
There are four books in the series.

The Maze Runner (Maze Runner, #1) by James Dashner

The synopsis of the first book, The Maze Runner is:
When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his first name. His memory is blank. But he’s not alone. When the lift’s doors open, Thomas finds himself surrounded by kids who welcome him to the Glade—a large, open expanse surrounded by stone walls.

Just like Thomas, the Gladers don’t know why or how they got to the Glade. All they know is that every morning the stone doors to the maze that surrounds them have opened. Every night they’ve closed tight. And every 30 days a new boy has been delivered in the lift.

Thomas was expected. But the next day, a girl is sent up—the first girl to ever arrive in the Glade. And more surprising yet is the message she delivers.

Thomas might be more important than he could ever guess. If only he could unlock the dark secrets buried within his mind.
  21 votes 36.2%

Downside Ghosts series by Stacia Kane
5 Books total in the series:

Unholy Ghosts (Downside Ghosts, #1) by Stacia Kane

Synopsis of first book in series Unholy Ghosts:

The world is not the way it was. The dead have risen, and the living are under attack. The powerful Church of Real Truth, in charge since the government fell, has sworn to reimburse citizens being harassed by the deceased. Enter Chess Putnam, a fully tattooed witch and freewheeling ghost hunter. She’s got a real talent for banishing the wicked dead. But Chess is keeping a dark secret: She owes a lot of money to a murderous drug lord named Bump, who wants immediate payback in the form of a dangerous job that involves black magic, human sacrifice, a nefarious demonic creature, and enough wicked energy to wipe out a city of souls. Toss in lust for a rival gang leader and a dangerous attraction to Bump’s ruthless enforcer, and Chess begins to wonder if the rush is really worth it. Hell, yeah.
  15 votes 25.9%

The Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich
There are 19 books in this series.

One For The Money (Stephanie Plum, #1) by Janet Evanovich

The synopsis for the first book in the series, One For The Money:
Welcome to Trenton, New Jersey, home to wiseguys, average Joes, and Stephanie Plum, who sports a big attitude and even bigger money problems (since losing her job as a lingerie buyer for a department store). Stephanie needs cash--fast--but times are tough, and soon she's forced to turn to the last resort of the truly desperate: family.

Stephanie lands a gig at her sleazy cousin Vinnie's bail bonding company. She's got no experience. But that doesn't matter. Neither does the fact that the bail jumper in question is local vice cop Joe Morelli. From the time he first looked up her dress to the time he first got into her pants to the time Steph hit him with her father's Buick, M-o-r-e-l-l-i has spelled t-r-o-u-b-l-e. And now the hot guy is in hot water--wanted for murder.

Abject poverty is a great motivator for learning new skills, but being trained in the school of hard knocks by people like psycho prizefighter Benito Ramirez isn't. Still, if Stephanie can nab Morelli in a week, she'll make a cool ten grand. All she has to do is become an expert bounty hunter overnight--and keep herself from getting killed before she gets her man.
  13 votes 22.4%

The October Daye series by Seanan McGuire.
There are 6 books in the series.

Rosemary and Rue (October Daye, #1) by Seanan McGuire

Synopsis of the first book, Rosemary and Rue:
The world of Faerie never disappeared: it merely went into hiding, continuing to exist parallel to our own. Secrecy is the key to Faerie's survival—but no secret can be kept forever, and when the fae and mortal worlds collide, changelings are born. Half-human, half-fae, outsiders from birth, these second-class children of Faerie spend their lives fighting for the respect of their immortal relations. Or, in the case of October "Toby" Daye, rejecting it completely. After getting burned by both sides of her heritage, Toby has denied the fae world, retreating into a "normal" life. Unfortunately for her, Faerie has other ideas.

The murder of Countess Evening Winterrose, one of the secret regents of the San Francisco Bay Area, pulls Toby back into the fae world. Unable to resist Evening's dying curse, which binds her to investigate, Toby is forced to resume her old position as knight errant to the Duke of Shadowed Hills and begin renewing old alliances that may prove her only hope of solving the mystery...before the curse catches up with her.
  9 votes 15.5%

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