Janet Evanovich Books In Order

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Publication Order of Stephanie Plum Books

One for the Money (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Two for the Dough (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Three to Get Deadly (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Four to Score (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
High Five (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hot Six (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Seven Up (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hard Eight (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
To the Nines (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ten Big Ones (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Eleven on Top (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Twelve Sharp (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lean Mean Thirteen (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fearless Fourteen (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Finger Lickin' Fifteen (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sizzling Sixteen (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Smokin' Seventeen (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Explosive Eighteen (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Notorious Nineteen (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Takedown Twenty (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Top Secret Twenty-One (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tricky Twenty-Two (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Turbo Twenty-Three (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hardcore Twenty-Four (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Look Alive Twenty-Five (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Twisted Twenty-Six (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fortune and Glory (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Game On: Tempting Twenty-Eight (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Stephanie Plum Between the Numbers/Holiday Novels Books

Visions of Sugar Plums (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Plum Lovin' (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Plum Lucky (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Plum Spooky (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Elsie Hawkins Books

Back to the Bedroom (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Smitten (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wife for Hire (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Rocky Road to Romance (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Full/Max Holt Books

with Charlotte Hughes
Full House (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Full Tilt (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Full Speed (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Full Blast (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Full Bloom (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Full Scoop (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Alexandra Barnaby Books

Metro Girl (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Motor Mouth (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Troublemaker (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Troublemaker 2 (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Hot/Cate Madigan Books

Hot Stuff (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Lizzy & Diesel Books

with Phoef Sutton
Wicked Appetite (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wicked Business (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wicked Charms (With: Phoef Sutton) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Culhane Family Books

Love in a Nutshell (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Husband List (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Kate O'Hare & Nicolas Fox Books

Pros and Cons (With: Lee Goldberg) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Heist (With: Lee Goldberg) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Chase (With: Lee Goldberg) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Shell Game (With: Lee Goldberg) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Job (With: Lee Goldberg) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Scam (With: Lee Goldberg) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Pursuit (With: Lee Goldberg) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Big Kahuna (With: Peter Evanovich) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Bounty (With: Steve Hamilton) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Shell Game is a prequel short story to the Kate O’Hare & Nicolas Fox series.

Publication Order of Knight and Moon Books

with Phoef Sutton
Curious Minds (With: Phoef Sutton) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dangerous Minds (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Hero at Large (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Thanksgiving (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Grand Finale (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Manhunt (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Foul Play (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Love Overboard / Ivan Takes A Wife (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Naughty Neighbor (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

How I Write: Secrets of a Bestselling Author (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Gabriella Rose Books

The Recovery Agent (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Fearless Jones Books

with Lawrence Block, Linda Fairstein, Nelson DeMille, Donald E Westlake, Mary Higgins Clark, Carol Higgins Clark, Nancy Pickard, Walter Mosley, Edna Buchanan, Ann Rule
The Plot Thickens (With: Lawrence Block,Linda Fairstein,Nelson DeMille,Donald E Westlake,Mary Higgins Clark,Carol Higgins Clark,Nancy Pickard,Walter Mosley,Edna Buchanan,Ann Rule) (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fearless Jones (By:Walter Mosley) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fear Itself (By:Walter Mosley) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fear of the Dark (By:Walter Mosley) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

The Plot Thickens(1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

About Janet Evanovich:

The world of literature has amateurs and professionals all striving towards one goal; creating bestsellers. As fate would have it only a certain number of authors are able to make an outstanding name for themselves. Getting to be a top notch writer is a feat in itself just like creating memorable stories is. Janet Evanovich stands out as one of the best authors in the genre of romance, mystery and suspense literature. Also known by the pen name, Steffie Hall, she has been filling bookstores with her novels since 1987.

Life and times of Evanovich

Evanovich, whose middle name is Schneider was born in April 22, 1943 in South River, New Jersey. This is the place she spent her early days, growing up. She attended South River High School and later proceeded to Douglass College. Born to a machinist father and a mother who was a housewife, Evanovich happened to be the first in her family to attend college. Evanovich pursued a degree in art from the college which was part of Rutgers University in New Jersey.

She graduated in 1965. A year before that, she married her husband Peter Evanovich and they settled in New Hampshire. They have two children, a son and a daughter. When Janet Evanovich became a mother, she saw it fit to become a housewife and raise her children up by herself. When she hit the thirties, she began the journey of writing novels. In a bid to learn how to better her writing of dialog, she took lessons in improvisational acting. Her first task saw her spend many years trying to write the Great American novel.

Her efforts seemed futile when she was unable to make sales for the three manuscripts she had managed to complete. Ten years after she began writing, she decided to change her genre into writing romance. She finally got a hold of the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow when her second romance novel attracted a publisher. She sold the manuscript for $2000 which she considered a whooping amount. Thereafter, she began establishing herself as a prolific author and luckily success was on her side.

The literary works of Janet Evanovich

Over forty novels have been written and published by Evanovich. She has also been able to work collaboratively with other writers like Charlotte Hughes, Stephen J. Cannell and Lee Goldberg. Her debut novel, Hero at Large,got published in 1987 under her pseudo-name Steffie Hall. In 1988, she landed a deal with Bantam Loveswept publishing house. For the subsequent five years, she began writing romance novels for Bantam under her real name.

This experience was beneficial to Evanovich because she learnt how to create characters that the reader would love and identify with. She stamped her identity in writing with her style that featured humor amidst the dominant romantic theme. Over the course of time, it dawned on Evanovich that she enjoyed writing the action-packed scenes in her novels rather than the sentimental, intimate sequences. By the time she completed writing her twelfth novel, she made up her mind to shift focus to romantic adventure novels. This was the beginning of a total shift in the style of writing for Evanovich. Her new novels would incorporate the format of first person narrative.

Moreover, her stories would feature a central character and the rest of the characters would revolve around this one prominent character. The new novels would also portray heroes and heroines and carry a family spirit; a sense of community in the style of writing. The first novel in her new category of romance adventure is One for the Money, published in 1994. This book introduced the heroine Evanovich had chosen for her next series of novels.

Stephanie Plum, a bounty hunter became a household name among Evanovich’s novels. The series which has over twenty books gradually became a hit. The sixth book in the series, Hot Six, clinched the number one spot in the New York Times Best Seller list. This was her first book to win such an accolade. From that moment onwards, all the subsequent books in the series made it to the number one spot. The novel One for the Money, earned Janet Evanovich $1 million when Columbia Tristar bought the movie rights to this book.

Apart from the eight single romance novels she wrote as Steffie Hall, she has a large collection of novels under the following series;- Elsie Hawkins series Stephanie Plum series Wicked series The Barnaby series Full series with Charlotte Hughes Hot series with Leanne Banks O’Hare and Fox series with Lee Goldberg One for the Money is indeed the ultimate romance adventure novel. It introduces Stephanie Plum who happens to be a lingerie salesperson in dire need of a job.

She seeks for a filing job with a bail bondsman, Vinnie who happens to be her cousin. The job turns out to be taken but she is advised to apprehend a number of clients who have proved unreliable in settling their bonds. She agrees to this just because she is in a financial quagmire and the job would earn her some commission. Her first task is to find Joe Morelli who also happens to be her former sexual acquaintance.

The mystery adventure picks up when during her job activities, Stephanie crosses the path of a boxer linked with the murders of several women. The second book in this hit series is Two for the Dough. Stephanie Plum is still learning the ropes on being a bounty hunter. Therefore, her boss Vinnie brings her to the task on a manageable case; apprehending Kenny Mancuso cousin to Joe Morelli. The boy Kenny, allegedly shot his best friend on the knee then jumped bail.

While on this quest, Stephanie meets Spiro Stiva whose father owns a local funeral home. He asks her to help him find some basement caskets and body parts that have gone missing. As she progresses with her investigations, Stephanie begins getting threats and pieces of embalmed bodies in her apartment.

The height of it all is when Stephanie and her grandma are locked up in the the basement hall of the funeral home owned by the Stivas. Janet Evanovich builds up the sterling performance of Stephanie Plum as the consistent heroine in the subsequent books in the series.

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5 Responses to “Janet Evanovich”

  1. Colleen Collson: 1 month ago

    I have to agree with Linda characters were ALL wrong !!
    Any more wicked charm coming out ? Or anything other then stephanie plum love her !! But I’m all caught up on all the books !!!!!

  2. MIke Kashuba: 3 months ago

    Great light suspense and comedy. We love to listen to the Stephanie Plum series while on our road trips.

  3. Doreen L. Johnson: 6 months ago

    When is book 28 coming out for Stephanie Plum? Just love all the characters!

    • Graeme: 6 months ago

      November 2nd is the tentative date for the next book in the series – Game On.

  4. Linda Schwartz: 4 years ago

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the Stephanie Plum series. Was very dissapointed in the movie (the cast of characters was all wrong) I would absolutely LOVE to see it in a tv series in any shape or form, but with the right people playing our beloved characters. How about it Janet?


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