The Heist by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg

Janet is back,with a series that could be a successor to her much loved Stephanie Plum series.  Her previous attempts have included Alex Barnaby, in the novels Metro Girl and Motormouth, which fell flat due in part to weak plots and the unlike-ability of Alex's perspective romantic partner, Sam Hooker.  Then came the  "Wicked" novels... Continue Reading →

Wicked Business by Janet Evanovich

I just finished "Wicked Business", the second in the Diesel and Lizzy romantic/mystery series that is an offshoot of Evanovich's Stephanie Plum novels and I'm sad to say that it was for the most part like flat diet pop, no sugar, no taste, no fizz.   Diesel is the tall blond beach bum investigator for the... Continue Reading →

Sofie Metropolis, by Tori Carrington

If you’re desperately in search of a Janet Evanovich read-alike, then Tori Carrington is your girl… or man… or both! Carrington is the pen name for writing partners, Lori and Tony Karayianni, and although Sofie Metropolis can seem more like a read-the-same at times, it’s certainly worth taking a look at. Born into a quintessentially... Continue Reading →

One For The Money

It’s January in Thunder Bay. Life doesn’t get much more cheery than that. I should appreciate the lack of cold weather and the beautiful sunsets lately, but still...it’s January. The sky is grey and we need some colour in our lives. For those of you who wouldn’t know Janet Evanovich if you stepped on her,... Continue Reading →

One for the Money or a trip to “the burg”.

Do the names Joe Morelli, Ranger, Lula or Grandma Mazur mean anything to you? If so, you have fallen under the spell of  Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series. For the uninitiated, welcome to "the burg". The "burg" is the Chambersburg part of  Trenton, New Jersey; home to  Stephanie Plum former lingerie buyer turned bounty hunter. Each book... Continue Reading →

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