Janet Evanovich Readalikes

Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum & MetroGirl series feature young female protagonists who are involved with crime fighting and frequently find themselves in over their heads. The novels listed below have similar plot situations, quirky characters, humorous dialogue, or feisty protagonists. All of these titles are located in the Adult Mystery section of the Library unless otherwise noted.


Andrews, Donna. Murder, with Peacocks. 1999.

Bacus, Kathleen. Calamity Jayne. 2006. (Adult Romance BAC).

Barnes, Linda. Coyote. 1990.

Bartholomew, Nancy. Strip Poker. 2001.

Boyd, Paula. Hot Enough to Kill. 1999.

Boyd, Paula. Dead Man Falls. 2000.

Brod, D.C. Getting Sassy. 2010.

Bruno, Anthony. Devil’s Food. 1997.

Carrington, Tori. Sofie Metropolis. 2005.
     Also available: CD, eAudiobook

Coonts, Deborah. Wanna Get Lucky? 2010.

Crusie, Jennifer. Fast Women. 2001. (Adult Romance CRU).
     Also available: eAudiobook

Crusie, Jennifer. Tell Me Lies. 1998. (Adult Romance CRU).
     Also available: Large Type

Davis, Kyra. Sex, Murder and a Double Latte. 2005. (Adult Romance DAV).
     Also available: eBook

DiSilverio, Laura. Swift Justice. 2010.

Eichler, Selma. Murder Can Singe Your Old Flame. 1999.

Epstein, Carole. Perilous Friends. 1996.

George, Anne. Murder Runs in the Family. 1997.
     Also available: CD

Hayter, Sparkle. What’s a Girl Gotta Do? 1994.

Hayter, Sparkle. Nice Girls Finish Last. 1996.

Heller, Jane. Princess Charming. 1997. (Adult Chick Lit HEL).

Henderson, Lauren. Freeze My Margarita. 1998.

Hiaasen, Carl. Lucky You.  1997. (Adult Fiction HIA).
     Also available: Large Type, CD

Isaacs, Susan. After All these Years. 1993. (Adult Fiction ISA).
     Also available: eBook

Kozak, Harley Jane. Dating Dead Men. 2004.
     Also available: CD, eAudiobook

Larsen, K.J. Liar, Liar: A Cat DeLuca Mystery. 2010.
     Also available: CD, eAudiobook

Littlefield, Sophie. A Bad Day for Sorry. 2009.

McFarland, Nora. A Bad Day’s Work. 2010.

Munger, Katy. Legwork. 1997.

Neri, Kris. Revenge of the Gypsy Queen. 1999.

Shankman, Sarah. He Was Her Man. 1993.

Strohmeyer, Sarah. Bubbles Unbound. 2002.
     Also available: CD, eAudiobook

Uviller, Daphne. Super in the City. 2009. (Adult Fiction UVI).
     Also available: CD