A few words about book's author
Bestselling author Janet Evanovich is the winner of the New Jersey Romance Writers Golden Leaf Award and multiple Romantic Times awards, including Lifetime Achievement. She is also a long-standing member of RWA.
C.J. Critt is a much-admired audiobook performer who has appeared on and Off-Broadway, in stand-up comedy, solo performance, and poetry slams. She is a Cable Ace winner and staff writer for Radio Disney.
When plucky Stephanie Plum lost her job as a lingerie buyer, she had little other choice than to take a position working for her cousin Vinnies bail-bonds office where shed spend her days and nights hunting down fugitives, solving mysteries, and falling ass-backwards into adventure. Come to think of it, Ms. Plum has more than a little in common with her creator Janet Evanovich. Much like the panty-pushing Plum, Evanovich once made her trade in erotica as a romance novelist for the trashy Bantam series Loveswept. Tiring of the genre and finding herself increasingly fixated on crime, mystery, and the kind of adventures she came to love through comic books like Uncle Scrooge, she decided to ditch steamy stories in favor of off-the-wall humor and feats of daring. As Evanovich said on her website, after twelve romance novels I ran out of sexual positions and decided to move into the mystery genre. The resulting Stephanie Plum Mysteries reflect Evanovichs love for comics, toys, shoe-shopping, Cheez Doodles, and beer. Evanovich also created a memorable character that shares many of the authors distinctive traits, such as her self-effacing, dirty-minded wit. The Plum Mysteries, while often rambling and thin on plot, are never anything less than entertaining, hilarious, and refreshing in every way. Stephanie Plum made her debut in 1994s One For the Money, in which she tracked down Joe Morelli, an ex-cop and murder suspect whod also been guilty of taking Stephanies virginity when she was 18. The novels sly mix of sexiness and childlike playfulness made for a sort of young adult novel for adults. Since then, the red-hot bounty hunter and a crew of misfits that includes retired hooker Lula, aging bail-jumper Eddie Decooch, and Plums own hipster granny have romped their way through the numbers, establishing Evanovich as one of the best and most inventive writers of Strong Woman mysteries and guaranteeing her a place on the New York Times bestseller list. In 2004, Evanovich introduced a smart, savvy new series featuring Alexander Barney Barnaby, a sexy Baltimore car mechanic, NASCAR nut, and amateur sleuth with her own posse of delightful eccentrics. Shes not Plum, but shes definitely a peach. Hey, what else would you expect from a Janet Evanovich heroine?Good To Know
Evanovichs motorcycle-riding daughter Alex has created an online comic about her hamster called Batster, which her mother proudly displays on her web site. With episodes like Batster vs. Beerzilla, its clear that wackiness runs in the Evanovich genes. If you think the Stephanie Plum novels are zany, wait till you hear about what Evanovich was writing before she started getting published. As she explains on her web site, The first story I ever wrote was about the pornographic adventures of a fairy who lived in a second rate fairy forest in Pennsylvania.