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Subject: Books like Janet Evanovich Plum series
Date Posted: 1/18/2008 7:27 PM ET
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i am looking for other writers that have books like Janet Evanovich and the Plum series. Ones that make you laught out loud.

Date Posted: 1/18/2008 8:17 PM ET
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Check out Sarah Strohmeyer's Bubbles series.  Very similar writing styles.

Date Posted: 1/19/2008 7:41 PM ET
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Karen Kijewski's "Kat" books somewhat remind me of Evanovich.  Well, actually Evanovich's books remind me of Kijewski's because I read hers first. 

Date Posted: 1/19/2008 8:05 PM ET
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Try Nancy Bush's Candy Apple Red, Electric Blue and Ultraviolet. Lisa Lutz's The Spellman Files and Curse of the Spellmans (coming out in March) are also in this same vein.

Date Posted: 1/20/2008 1:11 AM ET
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Marianne Stillings.  Hers are somewhat connected but don't have to be read in order or anything. Very entertaining.  A little romance, a little mystery, a little comedy and a whole lot of whitty dialogue.

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Date Posted: 1/20/2008 6:24 AM ET
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Thank you all for the suggestions

Date Posted: 1/28/2008 8:22 AM ET
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Karen Kijewski's "Kat" books


I used to love this series. Does anybody know what happened to her? I haven't seen a new book from her in years!

Subject: If you like Janet Evanovich, you might like...
Date Posted: 1/28/2008 3:18 PM ET
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Linda Barnes, Nancy Bartholomew, Louise Doughty, Selma Eichler, Liz Evans, Kinky Friedman, Linda Howard, Sparkle Hayter, Lauren Henderson, Susan Isaacs, Marne Davis Kellogg, Valerie Kershaw, Karen Kijewski, Lindsay Maracotta, Lisa Scottoline, Laurence Shames, Sarah Strohmeyer, Kathy Hogan Trocheck.

I found these suggestions on the Internet.


Date Posted: 1/28/2008 4:20 PM ET
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>> I used to love this series. Does anybody know what happened to her? I haven't seen a new book from her in years!<<

I've been wondering that too!  It's like she disappeared.  I was really hoping for more of those books. 

Date Posted: 1/29/2008 1:14 PM ET
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Jennifer Colt

Date Posted: 1/30/2008 10:17 PM ET
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I would recommend Tori Carrington's SOFIE METROPOLIS series.  I would describe it as Stephanie Plum meets My Big Fat Greek Wedding.   <G>




Subject: Fern Michael's Revenge of th Sisterhood Series
Date Posted: 1/30/2008 10:22 PM ET
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If you haven't tried Fern Michael's Sisterhood Series, it is a must!!!  Quite hillarious!  Has anyone read these?  Her newest one just came out this month!  Renee'

Date Posted: 2/2/2008 12:16 PM ET
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I agree with the suggestion for the Bubbles Books, I have read the first 3 and they are hysterically funny lol

Subject: Second on KH Trochek
Date Posted: 2/6/2008 11:35 AM ET
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I really enjoy Kathy Hogan Trochek's mysteries. Many of hers are based in the Atlanta area. Easy, breezy, entertaining read. Her main character Callahan Garrity  is a former Atlanta police detective who buys a house cleaning service and ends up solving mysteries on the side. 


Date Posted: 2/6/2008 1:43 PM ET
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The Undead series by Mary Janice Davidson

Date Posted: 2/9/2008 9:10 PM ET
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Sandra Hill has several series that are very funny.

Date Posted: 2/9/2008 10:32 PM ET
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Lois Greiman's  Unzipped, Unplugged and Unscrewed.  I recently read Unzipped and have the other two on my WL

Date Posted: 2/11/2008 4:09 PM ET
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Jennifer Crusie and Bob Mayer's agnes and the hitman (really laugh out loud funny)


Date Posted: 2/11/2008 9:33 PM ET
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What about J.A. Konrath???  A friend told me about this series.  The character is named Jack Daniels!!!  Ha!  She is a insomiac cop with a very bad home shopping addiction.  I am only on the first one, Whiskey Sour, but it so good already.  :-)

Happy Reading!


Date Posted: 2/20/2008 5:45 PM ET
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Definitely Lois Greiman's series.  I loved them.  Also, More than Fiends  by maureen Child kinda reminded me of Evanovich.