5 Books For People Who Like Janet Evanovich

Posted on November 1, 2022

by Brooke C

If you’ve read Janet Evanovich’s books, then you know she specializes in witty female main characters working in crime-related fields with an entire cast of personable supporting characters. Her books feature a bit of romance, ample humor, and a whole lot of who done it…and where are they?

The release of Going Rogue, the 29th book in Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum series, had me looking for more books with the same vibe. Check out one (or more!) of these 5 books for more witty females leads in almost impossible, and definitely unbelievable, situations.

Hollywood Homicide by Kellye Garrett

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Garrett’s debut novel is a funny mystery set against LA’s Hollywood scene. Actress Dayna Anderson just wants to earn enough money to keep her parents’ house, so when reward money is offered for help in solving a murder it seems like a good idea. It probably isn’t. A very entertaining read with plenty of unexpected twists.

May Day by Jess Lourey

The first book in Lourey’s Murder by Month series features sassy Mira James, who is suddenly trying to solve the murder of her boyfriend. This one has a slow start, but it is worth it to keep going.

Dial A for Aunties by Jesse Q. Sutanto

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A wedding, an accidental murder, and a hilarious family that “just wants to help”…what more could you want? This book will make you wish you knew the Chan family in real life.

Arsenic and Adobo by Mia P. Manansala

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Arsenic and Adobo gives all the cozy mystery vibes: a not-too-gruesome murder, family, friends, and delicious food. A great start to the Tita Rosie’s Kitchen Mystery series.

Finlay Donovan is Killing It by Elle Cosimano

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Single mom Finlay Donovan is really not killing it. She’s a bit of a chaotic mess, both in her personal life and her career as a novelist. Things get a little more difficult when she’s mistaken for a contract killer, takes a job, and finds herself at the heart of a murder investigation.

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