A few words about book's author
Janet Evanovich is the author of the Stephanie Plum books, including One for the Money and Sizzling Sixteen, and the Diesel & Tucker series, including Wicked Appetite. Janet studied painting at Douglass College, but that art form never quite fit, and she soon moved on to writing stories. She didn’t have instant success: she collected a big box of rejection letters. As she puts it, “When the box was full I burned the whole damn thing, crammed myself into pantyhose and went to work for a temp agency.” But after a few months of secretarial work, she managed to sell her first novel for $2,000. She immediately quit her job and started working full-time as a writer. After 12 romance novels, she switched to mystery, and created Stephanie Plum. The rest is history. Janet’s favorite exercise is shopping, and her drug of choice is Cheeze Doodles. She and her husband live in New Hampshire, in house with a view of the Connecticut River Valley.
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.