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Janet Evanovich Janet Evanovich was born in New Jersey. She began her career writing short contemporary romance novels under the pen name Steffie Hall, but gained fame authoring a series of contemporary mysteries featuring Stephanie Plum.

Evanovich began writing novels in her thirties. To learn the art of writing dialog, Evanovich took lessons in improv acting. For ten years, she attempted to write the Great American Novel, finishing three manuscripts that she was unable to sell. After someone suggested she try writing romance novels, Evanovich read several romances and discovered that she enjoyed the genre. She wrote two romances and submitted them for publishing.

Still unable to find a publisher, Evanovich stopped writing and signed with a temporary employment agency. Several months after beginning work for them, she received an offer to buy her second romance manuscript for $2,000.

After finishing her twelfth romance, however, Evanovich realized that she was more interested in writing the action sequences in her novels rather than the sex scenes. Her editors were not interested in her change of heart, so Evanovich took the next eighteen months to formulate a plan for what she actually wanted to write.

She decided that she wanted to write romantic adventure novels. Her new type of writing would contain heroes and heroines, as well as "a sense of family and community". Evanovich decided that her heroine would be a bounty hunter. To become acquainted with the demands of the career, Evanovich spent a great deal of time shadowing bond enforcement agents. She also researched more about the city of Trenton, where she wanted her books to be set.

Evanovich continues to write romantic adventures such as the Plum series, Fox and O'Hare series, Barnaby & Hooker series, Knight & Moon series, and the Lizzy & Diesel (Wicked) series. You can find Janet Evanovich signed books below this author biography.

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Game On: Tempting Twenty-Eight
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Game On: Tempting Twenty-Eight by Janet Evanovich

The Bounty
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The Bounty by Janet Evanovich & Steve Hamilton

Fortune and Glory
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Fortune and Glory by Janet Evanovich

Twisted Twenty-Six

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Twisted Twenty-Six by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg

One for the Money

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One for the Money by Janet Evanovich

Look Alive Twenty-Five

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Look Alive Twenty-Five by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg
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Evanovich, Janet | Recovery Agent, The | Signed First Edition Copy Evanovich, Janet | Recovery Agent, The | Signed First Edition Copy

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Evanovich, Janet | Game On | Book - Advance Reading Copy Evanovich, Janet | Game On | Book - Advance Reading Copy

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To the Nines | Evanovich, Janet | Signed First Edition UK Book Evanovich, Janet | To the Nines | Signed First Edition UK Copy

Author Signed UK Hardcover Book.  2003 NY: Headline Book Publishing  First U.K. edition, first printing, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Eleven on Top | Evanovich, Janet | Signed First Edition Book Evanovich, Janet | Eleven on Top | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2005 NY: St. Martin's  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread, flawless dust jacket, signed by author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Ten Big Ones | Evanovich, Janet | Signed First Edition UK Book Evanovich, Janet | Ten Big Ones | Signed First Edition UK Copy

Author Signed UK Hardcover Book.  2004 LON: Headline  First UK edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Motor Mouth | Evanovich, Janet | Signed First Edition Book Evanovich, Janet | Motor Mouth | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2006 NY: HarperCollins  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread, flawless dust jacket, signed by author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Plum Lovin' | Evanovich, Janet | Signed First Edition Book Evanovich, Janet | Plum Lovin' | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book  2007 NY: St. Martin's Press  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket,signed by the author, remainder marked.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Metro Girl | Evanovich, Janet | First Edition Book Evanovich, Janet | Metro Girl | First Edition Copy

2004 NY: HarperCollins  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread, flawless dust jacket.

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2007 NY: St. Martin's  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket.

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Fearless Fourteen | Evanovich, Janet | Signed First Edition Book Evanovich, Janet | Fearless Fourteen | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 2008 NY: St. Martin's First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author, remainder marked.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Metro Girl | Evanovich, Janet | Signed First Edition Trade Paper Book Evanovich, Janet | Metro Girl | Signed First Edition Trade Paper Book

Author Signed Trade Paperback Book  2004 NY: HarperCollins First Trade Paperback edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in pictorial wraps, signed by the author.

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Sizzling Sixteen | Evanovich, Janet | Signed First Edition Book Evanovich, Janet | Sizzling Sixteen | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  June 2010 NY: St. Martin's Press  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author, remainder marked.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Lean Mean Thirteen | Evanovich, Janet | First Edition Book Evanovich, Janet | Lean Mean Thirteen | First Edition Copy

Hardcover Book. 2007 NY: St. Martin's  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Explosive Eighteen | Evanovich, Janet | Signed First Edition Book Evanovich, Janet | Explosive Eighteen | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.    November 2011 NY: Random House Publishing    First edition, first printing, fine in a fine, signed by the author, remainder marked.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Finger Lickin' Fifteen | Evanovich, Janet | First Edition Book Evanovich, Janet | Finger Lickin' Fifteen | First Edition Copy

2009 NY: St. Martin's  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread, flawless dust jacket.

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Hot Six | Evanovich, Janet | Signed First Edition UK Book Evanovich, Janet | Hot Six | Signed First Edition UK Copy

Author Signed UK Hardcover Book.  2000 LON: MacMillan  First UK edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Wicked Appetite | Evanovich, Janet | Signed First Edition Book Evanovich, Janet | Wicked Appetite | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  September 2010 NY: St. Martin's Press  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Plum Spooky | Evanovich, Janet | Signed First Edition Book Evanovich, Janet | Plum Spooky | Signed First Edition Copy

Press Author Signed Hardcover Book  January 2009 NY: St. Martin's   First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket,signed by the author, remainder marked.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Love in a Nutshell | Evanovich, Janet & Kelly, Dorien | Double-Signed 1st Edition Evanovich, Janet & Kelly, Dorien | Love in a Nutshell | Double-Signed 1st Edition

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Husband List, The | Evanovich, Janet & Kelly, Dorien | Double-Signed 1st Edition Evanovich, Janet & Kelly, Dorien | Husband List, The | Double-Signed 1st Edition

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Top Secret Twenty-One | Evanovich, Janet | Signed First Edition Book Evanovich, Janet | Top Secret Twenty-One | Signed First Edition Copy

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Hot Six | Evanovich, Janet | Signed First Edition Book Evanovich, Janet | Hot Six | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed UK Hardcover Book.  2000 LON: MacMillan  First UK edition, later printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Wicked Charms | Evanovich, Janet & Sutton, Phoef | Double-Double-Signed 1st Edition Evanovich, Janet & Sutton, Phoef | Wicked Charms | Double-Double-Signed 1st Edition

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Visions of Sugar Plums | Evanovich, Janet | Signed First Edition Book Evanovich, Janet | Visions of Sugar Plums | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book (bookplate laid-in) 2002 NY: St. Martin's Press First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, author-signed bookplate laid in.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Heist, The | Evanovich, Janet & Goldberg, Lee | Double-Signed 1st Edition Evanovich, Janet & Goldberg, Lee | Heist, The | Double-Signed 1st Edition

Signed Hardcover Book.  June 2013 NY: Random House  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by both authors, remainder marked.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Four to Score | Evanovich, Janet | Signed First Edition Book Evanovich, Janet | Four to Score | Signed First Edition Copy

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Twelve Sharp | Evanovich, Janet | Signed First Edition Book Evanovich, Janet | Twelve Sharp | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book (bookplate laid-in) 2006 NY: St. Martin's Press First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, author-signed bookplate laid in.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Fearless Fourteen | Evanovich, Janet | Signed First Edition Book Evanovich, Janet | Fearless Fourteen | Signed First Edition Copy

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Janet Evanovich Bibliography


Knight and Moon Series (co-authored with Phoef Sutton)

  1. Curious Minds - 2016
  2. Dangerous Minds - June 2017

Stephanie Plum Series

  1. One for the Money - 1994 (25th Anniversary Edition - June 2019)
  2. Two for the Dough - 1996
  3. Three to Get Deadly - 1997
  4. Four to Score - 1998
  5. High Five - 1999
  6. Hot Six - 2000
  7. Seven Up - 2001
  8. Hard Eight - 2002
  9. To the Nines - 2003
  10. Ten Big Ones - 2004
  11. Eleven on Top - 2005
  12. Twelve Sharp - 2006
  13. Lean Mean Thirteen - 2007
  14. Fearless Fourteen - 2008
  15. Finger Lickin' Fifteen - 2009
  16. Sizzling Sixteen - 2010
  17. Smokin' Seventeen - 2011
  18. Explosive Eighteen - 2011
  19. Notorious Nineteen - 2012
  20. Takedown Twenty - 2013
  21. Top Secret Twenty-One - 2014
  22. Tricky Twenty-Two - 2015
  23. Turbo Twenty-Three - 2016
  24. Hardcore Twenty-Four - 2017
  25. Look Alive Twenty-Five - November 2018
  26. Twisted Twenty-Six - November 2019
  27. Fortune & Glory Tantalizing Twenty-Seven - 2020
  28. Game On: Tempting Twenty-Eight - 2021

Other Stephanie Plum Stories

  • Visions of Sugar Plums - 2002
  • Plum Lovin' - 2007
  • Plum Lucky - 2008
  • Plum Spooky - 2009

Lizzy and Diesel Wicked Series (co-authored with Phoef Sutton)

  1. Wicked Appetite - 2010
  2. Wicked Business - 2012
  3. Wicked Charms - 2015

Barnaby and Hooker Series

  1. Metro Girl - 2004
  2. Motor Mouth - 2006
  3. Troublemaker - 2007
  4. Troublemaker 2 - 2010

Full Series (co-authored with Charlotte Hughes)

  1. Full House - 1989
  2. Full Tilt - 2003
  3. Full Speed - 2003
  4. Full Blast - 2004
  5. Full Bloom - 2005
  6. Full Scoop - 2006

Hot Series (co-authored with Leanne Banks)

  1. Hot Stuff - 2007

With Dorien Kelly


  • Love in a Nutshell - 2012
  • The Husband List - 2013

Fox and O'Hare Series (co-authored with Lee Goldberg)

  1. Pros and Cons - 2013
  2. The Heist - 2013
  3. The Chase - 2014
  4. The Shell Game - 2014
  5. The Job - 2014
  6. The Scam - 2015
  7. The Pursuit - 2016
  8. The Big Kahuna - March 2019 (with Peter Evanovich)
  9. The Bounty - 2021 (with Steve Hamilton)

Non-Fiction

  • How I Write - 2006

Romance Novels (originally written under the name Steffie Hall)

  • Hero at Large - 1987
  • Foul Play - 1989
  • The Grand Finale - 1988
  • Thanksgiving - 1988
  • Manhunt - 1988
  • Ivan Takes a Wife - 1988
  • Naughty Neighbor - 1992
  • Love Overboard - 2005

Elsie Hawkins Series

  1. Back to the Bedroom - 1989
  2. Smitten - 1990
  3. Wire for Hire - 1990
  4. Rocky Road to Romance - 1991

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