Janet Evanovich Readalikes

By Janet Evanovich:

If you like the Stephanie Plum series, try…

Agnes and the Hitman

by Jennifer Crusie and Bob Mayer

Agnes Crandall, a food columnist better known as Cranky Agnes, is working on her second bestselling cookbook (More Mob Food) and getting ready for the big society wedding that’s going to be held in her back yard when a guy with a gun breaks in and tries to kidnap her dog. Agnes accidentally kills him. Shortly after that, a big grim guy named Shane shows up to protect her. That’s good because things just keep getting worse until it’s pretty much Agnes and Shane against the world, at least the part of it that’s armed and coming for Agnes.


Bobbie Faye’s Very (Very, Very, Very) Bad Day

by Toni McGee Causey

To rescue her kidnapped, skirt-chasing brother, Bobbie Faye Sumrall has to turn over her tiara from the Contraband Days festival, but nothing ever goes as planned when Bobbie Faye is involved. The tiara is nabbed in a bank robbery, Bobbie Faye has to take a hostage to chase the culprits because her car broke down, and the cops—including her overprotective, by-the-rules ex-boyfriend—are hot on her tail through a series of high-speed chases, shoot-outs, and explosions. The crazy antics of some of the secondary characters—most notably voodoo queen CeCe and her drunken sidekick—and the sparring between Bobbie Faye and Trevor (her tough-guy “hostage” who clearly knows more than he’s saying) will have you laughing out loud. Followed by Bobby Faye’s (Kinda, Sorta, Not Really) Family Jewels.


Bubbles Unbound

by Sara Strohmeyer

Bubbles Yablonsky, beautician, freelance reporter, and amateur sleuth, is tired of the social hierarchy that tarnishes everything in her rundown Pennsylvania hometown. At the top of her annoyance list is her social climbing ex husband. But her chance to expose the town’s hypocrisies finally arrives when she and a hunky photographer discover that a wealthy socialite may be involved in a murder. The case is riddled with complications, misadventures, and eccentric characters, making for a wild, hilarious ride.

Other Bubbles Yablonsky titles include:

  • Bubbles Unbound
  • Bubbles In Trouble
  • Bubbles Ablaze
  • Bubbles a Broad
  • Bubbles Betrothed
  • Bubbles All The Way


Size 12 Is Not Fat

by Meg Cabot

Twenty-eight-year-old former pop star Heather Wells has left behind hordes of screaming fans to settle into a new life, but when strange things start happening at the college where she works as a residence-hall director, she finds herself once again in the spotlight, this time as a detective.

Other Heather Wells Mysteries include:

  • Size 14 Is Not Fat Either
  • Big Boned
  • Size 12 and Ready to Rock
  • The Bride Wore Size 12


The Spellman Files

by Lisa Lutz

Isabel “Izzy” Spellman is a 28-year-old private eye working for her eccentric family’s investigation firm. Looking to get out of the family business, she agrees to take one more job—a 15-year-old missing persons case. But things get complicated when someone close to Izzy also goes missing.

Other novels in the Spellmans series include:

  • Curse of the Spellmans
  • Revenge of the Spellmans
  • The Spellmans Strike Again
  • Trail of the Spellmans
  • The Last Word