The Stephanie Plum series
by Janet Evanovich

Screen shot 2013-03-08 at 2.38.13 PMAny of the 20+ funny novels in the series, all with a number in the title, about bounty-hunter Stephanie Plum and the loveable characters who surround her.

Typical opening paragraph (from To the Nines):  My name is Stephanie Plum and I was born and raised in the Chambersburg section of Trenton, where the top male activities are scarfing pastry and pork rinds and growing love handles.  The pastry and pork rinds scarfing I’ve seen first hand.  The love handles growing happens over time.  Thank God for small favors.

Quotes from critics:  “irresistible” (Houston Chronicle); “stunning” (Booklist); “outrageous” (Publishers Weekly); “brilliantly evocative” (The Denver Post); “making trouble and winning hearts . . . ”non-stop laughs with plenty of high jinks”” (USA Today); “pithy, witty, and fast paced” (The Sunday Times)

Bio:  Born in 1943, Janet Evanovich began her career publishing romance novels under the pen name of Steffie Hall and has written a slew of other books besides her famous Stephanie Plum series.  According to her website, “I’m a really boring workaholic with no hobbies or special interests.  My favorite exercise is shopping and my drug of choice is Cheeze Doodles.”