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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: 3.98 · 2,263,997 ratings · 93,236 reviews · 107 distinct works · Similar authors
One for the Money (Stephani...
4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 321,050 ratings — published 1994 — 99 editions
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Two for the Dough (Stephani...
4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 106,510 ratings — published 1996 — 70 editions
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Three to Get Deadly (Stepha...
4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 98,845 ratings — published 1997 — 62 editions
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Four to Score (Stephanie Pl...
4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 93,390 ratings — published 1990 — 52 editions
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Hot Six (Stephanie Plum, #6)
4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 86,993 ratings — published 2000 — 48 editions
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Seven Up (Stephanie Plum, #7)
4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 83,102 ratings — published 2001 — 55 editions
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Hard Eight (Stephanie Plum,...
4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 82,082 ratings — published 2002 — 51 editions
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High Five (Stephanie Plum, #5)
4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 85,299 ratings — published 1999 — 51 editions
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To the Nines (Stephanie Plu...
4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 78,577 ratings — published 2003 — 40 editions
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Eleven on Top (Stephanie Pl...
4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 74,797 ratings — published 2005 — 43 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
Stephanie Plum (22 books)
4.032802681014938 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 1,916,886 ratings

Visions of Sugar Plums Plum Lovin' Plum Lucky Plum Spooky
Stephanie Plum Between the Numbers/Holiday Novels (4 books)
3.6903483641091075 of 5 stars 3.69 avg rating — 166,148 ratings

Full House Full Tilt Full Speed Full Blast Full Bloom Full Scoop
Full (6 books)
3.7214743318375527 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 70,866 ratings

Wicked Appetite Wicked Business Wicked Charms
Lizzy & Diesel (3 books)
3.740847426128972 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 53,810 ratings

The Heist The Chase The Job The Scam
Fox and O'Hare (4 books)
3.773697400865031 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 49,478 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's Recent Updates

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 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


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